Unlocking The Fretboard Connection by Steve Stine

Categories: Bestseller, Scales, Soloing, Theory
4.96 out of 5 based on 49 customer ratings
(49 customer reviews)

3 monthly payments of $117.00 $97.00 17% off

Master The Fretboard And Solo Like A Pro With Steve Stine’s Easy 3-Step Plan:

  1. Visualize - Get clarity on scales and where to play them on your fretboard
  2. Connect - Learn to combine scales using easy patterns and master all 5 playing positions
  3. Play - Create amazing guitar solos from scratch for any style of music

Includes: 1.5 hours of HD videos, PDF tab book and access to our private Facebook group


Here is what you get:

  • 1.5h of Online HD Videos
  • Downloadable Tab Book

Preview Videos

1 Easy Scale To Play A Hot Rock Solo

1 Easy Way To Spice Up Your Solos

1 Weird Trick to Memorizing Pentatonic Patterns

Here’s What You’ll Discover In Unlocking The Fretboard Connection

Module 1 - The Pentatonic Connection

  • Discover how to visualize pentatonic patterns on the fretboard, so you know “what” and “where” to play without any hesitation.
  • How to move smoothly through playing positions, so you can create licks and solos that connect across the fretboard.
  • Understand the critical concept of meandering, which means you’ll never play solos that just sound like a scale.
  • Laser-focused practice tips that will help you make progress fast, so you won’t waste time “noodling” around.

Module 2 - The Diatonic Connection

  • Discover how to transpose licks into any key using the “treadmill technique,” so you can play your favorite guitar licks over any song.
  • Pro tips and tricks on how to visually master the fretboard, so you never have to look at your fingers again.
  • How to unlock vertical and horizontal (X and Y axis method) movement across the fretboard, so your solos always sound melodic and engaging.
  • Start applying your fretboard skills in the “real world” for styles like blues, rock, country and pop, and solo like a pro, even if you’re a beginner.

About Steve Stine

​If you haven't heard of Steve before, just know that he's very well known at North Dakota State University and is a highly sought-after Professor of Modern Guitar. After earning his music education degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead, he went on to play in literally dozens of bands over the last 16 years touring the U.S. and England. He's been a studio guitarist for radio, television and various recording projects. And he even acted in a movie once. He's taught private, group, and online guitar instruction for over 25 years to literally thousands of students. Many of his students attend colleges nationwide to study music and play in bands, notably, Shannon Curfman, who performs with Kid Rock. He's taught music at Red River Valley Montesorri school for over 10 years. And was guitar instructor at Elevate Rock School in Fargo, North Dakota. And despite the tattoos, long hair, and shredder-style guitar, he's a family-man. And even finds time to volunteer his talents to plays guitar in his church.

49 reviews for Unlocking The Fretboard Connection

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donald Staniszewski

    I too, have found that I have to go over some of the things a couple of times and review it again. However, that being said it is pretty well done. Sometimes the finger placements move a bit too fast for me in his video. Diagrams would be a help too - but overall, this is a great course and it is very helpful!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Howard Dahlberg

    Solid foundational stuff, and Steve breaks it down into simple enough parcels to make it digestible. This course is not a one time through it and you're done kind of study: the concepts are things you will be able to ponder and practice over a lifetime of playing. Using the things Steve shares, you will be able to keep improving and never get bored, and you will never be able to say, "I have arrived...". You will never outlive the usefulness of "Unlocking The Fretboard Connection".

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I'm fortunate in that I played horn in school, so I knew the 12 notes and the treble clef notation. I was also fortunate in that the first scale patterns I took on in my guitar journey were the A-minor pentatonic shapes. Steve and Dan have worked to make Steve's instructional videos basic and logical. Not much fluff... Lots of good stuff...

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harold Starkey

    I have taken Steve's advice and I am practicing the minor pentatonic box positions everyday. I started with Box #1 and moved along when to the next when I could feel comfortable knowing two, then three positions. I am beginning to get faster at linking them together to work the fretboard, and once I have a high comfort level I will go to the Diatonic Connection section.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeffrey Voyles

    Very satisfied with the lessons in Unlocking the fretboard. I really appreciate all the hard work included in this course. My mind has expanded to a level I didn’t think was quite there but it is with practice and patience as Steve has discussed. Can’t Thankyou all enough and will continue and practice daily as Steve again discussed. Thanks very much! Jeff V. It’s about my ability not anyone else’s. Hats off to you all. 🎼🎸👍🏻😎👏🏻❤️✌🏻

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe Turner

    Short, and to the point. Steve is as everyone says an outstanding teacher. He breaks things down in a way that is easy to understand. This course and Music Theory for Life have without a doubt changed my playing for the better. Even if your not a beginner, but are not where you want to be, this course will change the way you look at the guitar and without a doubt in my mind will make you a better guitarist overall. Well worth the price. Keep up the awesome lessons!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julio Len

    After playing guitar on and off for about 35 years for fun, this course is definitely an eye-opener. Steve makes it easy to visualize the pentatonic and diatonic patterns in the fretboard. I just wish I had these lessons when I was in my teens. The bonus material and wisdom pearls are also very helpful.
    Nice work gentlemen!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan Chan (verified owner)

    What can I say? I sat down on the pentatonic connection, and learnt ALL the positions in under a week and was meandering before I knew it. I then sat down to diatonic connection, and when Steve said, diatonic is easier than pentatonic I didnt believe him. but after looking at the charts and finding "connections" on it and his videos, I was meandering on diatonic in less than 24 hours! I still dont remember ALL 7 positions by heart, the trick (and more practical) is knowing how to WORK IT OUT ON THE FLY. and to me that is better for meandering. thanks so much Steve, I soon bought modes made easy, and that was a massive help, I now know how MODES fit into music, and all these diatonic, pentatonic, modes, and what not are just "layers" of viewing your fretboard and once you add these in, the fretboard is no longer a mystery, Im purchasing CAGED made simple next! Im addicted! courses are quite expensive yes, BUT you learn F******* FAST!! to me thats a time saver which I would happily pay for.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Wood

    I was rolling along with this Diatonic connection part of this.
    The fingerings were similiar to those I had seen/used before.
    When Steve switched to the longer fingerings it threw me off because I had the prior fingerings in hand pretty good. The longer fingerings are a little more of a stretch. I will have to reprogram myself for the stretches and pattern. I have considered not using the stretch fingerings but I want to do as taught. It will take some work.
    Otherwise I feel the instruction is excellent.

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