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In this 10-week online course for intermediate to advanced players, get a personal audience with master guitarist Oz Noy. Each weekly Unit is filled with fresh coursework, assessments and practice videos guiding students through the twisted guitar improvisation techniques for which Oz is renowned.

Students can also look forward to interactive Live Lectures with Oz himself, where he shares his tools of the trade, gives hands-on instruction and answers students’ questions. Explore tonality, fretboard organization, jumping intervals, voice leading double stops, pentatonic bending points, and much more.

Course: 10 weeks, 6-8 hours/week
Cost: $599
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Certificate of Accomplishment: Grade of 70%+
Language: English
Next Start Date: TBA


  • Learn the system Oz uses for fretboard organization
  • Understand the three basic types of tonalities
  • Gain insight into different scale types (and how to practice these in an efficient way)
  • Learn the principles for jumping intervals and voice leading within scale structures
  • Understand bending points for pentatonic scales
  • Learn how to embellish chord tones
  • Understand the three different types of fretboard navigation Oz relies on
  • Get a peek into how Oz composes music
Once you’ve enrolled, just kick back and wait for your online course to start on the specified date. We’ll send you a reminder email shortly before your course starts.

  • Once your course is live, a new unit will unlock every week for ten weeks. Each weekly unit contains fresh new coursework, pre-recorded video lessons, assignments, and more.
  • Make sure to review the coursework every week, practice and prep questions, because you’ll have regular Live Lectures with Oz. During these lectures you’ll be able to ask him questions and interact with him.
  • Oz’s course includes two assignments which you will need to complete during units 5 and 10 and submit to be graded. You will receive instructions and requirements via email prior.
  • All assignments are graded and you will get constructive feedback along with your grade.
  • You can earn an MI Online Certificate of Accomplishment when you obtain a grade of 70% or more once your 10-week course is complete.

You should have intermediate guitar skills, including:

  • A basic understanding of music theory
  • A grasp of scale construction and an awareness of interval structures
  • Knowledge of the basics of building chord structures, including major/minor/dominant seventh chords and altered chords
  • Knowledge of all the notes on the neck
  • Knowledge of the basics of scales and scale organization on the neck
  • Some experience with improvisation
  • A computer (PC/Mac) with at least 4GB RAM
  • We recommend that you connect to an Internet Line with an average speed of 10Mbps or better, and to use an Ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi
  • The ability to make basic recordings of yourself. Recommended recording software includes Audacity, GarageBand, Logic, ProTools, etc.
  • The ability to connect with the instructor via video chat applications
  • A guitar and an amplifier
  • We recommend using Chrome or Firefox internet browsers on iOS, MacOS, Windows or Android
  • Full access to install software on the computer you are using

How do I try a free lesson?

Go to the course page you’re interested in and click on the “Try a free lesson” button to sign up.

How do I enroll in a course?

No need to apply. Simply click “Enroll” on our course pages and create your MI Online profile. Once your payment is complete, consider yourself enrolled! All that’s left to do is put a reminder in your calendar of the course start date. We’ll email you a course date reminder and important info to get you started.

Do you offer courses in other languages?

Not yet but we’re working on it – stay tuned!

Can I take the course using my mobile phone or tablet?

Yes! You should, however, be aware that the Live Lecture chat box feature is not available for mobile devices. You can watch and hear your instructor but you won’t be able to ask him questions.

Are MI Online courses available for credit?

Not at this time but we’re looking into it. All courses delivered by MI Online are offered as an avocational option for individuals interested in music training and skills development. Courses are not offered for credit and are not applicable toward the attainment of any degree, certificate, or other academic award.

How many students are there in each course?

We have a maximum of 20 students per class for each of our courses. Our small class sizes helps create a collaborative, intimate space so that you’ll get the most out of your learning experience with your instructor and classmates.

How do MI Online courses work?

All our courses are 10 weeks. Each week you’ll watch pre-recorded video lessons. You’ll also receive an assignment, which is due before your scheduled Live Lecture with your Instructor. Your Live Lectures are your virtual classrooms and your opportunity to engage with, and learn directly from, your Course Instructor.

How long is the course accessible for?

You can access your course material for up to 12 months after your course ends.

What happens if I miss a Live Lecture?

We understand that our students come from all over the world and learn on different time zones. All our lectures are available for replay 48 to 72 hours after the schedule Live Lecture, so you can view any lectures you missed.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We support payments from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.

Can I pay for the course using a Payment Plan?

Yes, you can purchase all our courses in three monthly installments using your credit card.




Oz Noy

If you ask Oz Noy what type of music he plays, he’ll tell you it’s jazz; it just doesn’t sound like it. Perhaps his intoxicating sound comes from his early career when he started playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music professionally at the age of 13. Having achieved local success in Israel by the time he was 24, Oz set his sights on the Big Apple, and in 1996 he made the move. The rest, as they say, is history.

With eight studio albums released under the acclaimed Magna Carta Records and awards that include Best Guitar Riff on Record and Best Out There Guitar Player, it comes as no surprise that Oz has collaborated with some of the world’s top music talent, including Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken, Akiko Yano, Wonder Girls, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Nile Rogers, Mike Clark, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Dave Weckl, Mike Manieri, John Patitucci, The East Village Opera Company and many, many more.

Unit 1:

  • Learn the five Major scale shapes
  • Practice jumping 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths
  • Practice voice leading 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths
  • Find the five Major pentatonic shapes within the five Major scale shapes
  • Explore Lydian and Lydian Augmented scales in the same manner as the Major scale

Unit 2:

  • Learn the five Melodic Minor scale shapes
  • Practice jumping 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths
  • Practice voice leading 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths
  • Find the five Minor pentatonic shapes within the five Dorian scale shapes
  • Explore improvising with the Dorian and Minor Pentatonic scales, interchangeably

Unit 3:

  • Look for Mixolydian and Whole Tone scale shapes up the neck
  • Add half steps below each note of a Diminished 7th arpeggio to create a Diminished scale
  • Build three and four-note arpeggios from each scale degree of the Mixolydian scale
  • Voice lead three and four-note chords from each degree of the Mixolydian scale
  • Find diminished and Altered scales a half step above various dominant 7th chords

Unit 4:

  • Practice jumping 4ths, 5ths, and 7ths from each degree of a Minor Pentatonic scale
  • Arpeggiate three-note chords over a Minor Pentatonic scale
  • Improvise, alternating between Major and Minor Pentatonic scales over a G7 vamp
  • Explore improvising with some of the suggested alternative Pentatonic scales over G7

Unit 5:

  • Learn the bending points for all five Pentatonic shapes
  • Practice each bending exercise in time
  • Improvise, utilizing all possible bends in each Pentatonic shape over G7 vamp

Unit 6:

  • Memorize three-note-per-string patterns from each degree of the Major scale
  • Try out four-note-per-string patterns from each degree of the Major scale
  • Explore two-note-per-string Major scale patterns
  • Explore diatonic and chromatic octave displacement scales

Unit 7:

  • Approach each chord tone of a Major triad from a half step below
  • Approach each chord tone of a Major triad from a half step above
  • Combine below/above and above/below patterns over Major triad
  • Begin applying the previous processes to Minor, Diminished, and Augmented triads

Unit 8:

  • Loop a four or eight-bar drum groove and record any resulting ideas on your guitar
  • Learn one of Oz’ vamps/melodies and see if it inspires a vamp or melody of your own

Unit 9:

  • Take part of a favorite song and write a vamp, based on some aspect of it
  • Create melodic sections separated by your new vamp section
  • Arrange your new tune for guitar trio

Unit 10:

  • Find a pleasing reverb/delay setting then record yourself playing sparse ideas
  • Sit with a four or eight-bar chord progression and listen for a melody then record it
  • Record yourself playing random chords around the neck then listen back for new ideas

Fully Interactive Live Lectures with Oz Noy

Graded assignments to test and track your progress

Fresh weekly coursework and video lessons


In this course, master guitarist Oz Noy will show you numerous methods he has used throughout his career to develop his unique style and highly personal approach to the guitar. The course will cover topics such as the three types of tonality, fretboard organization, jumping intervals, voice leading, double stops, pentatonic bending points, directional playing, triads and chord tone embellishment, plus ideas and tips for composing.

The goal of this course is to give you a deep insight into how Oz has developed his revolutionary and unique playing style, and how his approach can benefit your development as a guitarist and musician. The methods Oz demonstrates in the course are the most important tools he has used for his own development throughout the years. After this course, you should have gained a thorough understanding of how Oz has practiced and what he has focused on over the years to become the master musician he is today.


“From day one I saw the value of my money. I’ve learnt so much. Plus I have a ton of tangible content I’m gonna keep with me so that is pretty neat.”
Student, October 2017

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