Beginner Lessons

Chord Transition Tricks and Common Progressions E-mail
Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 17:19   

This lesson is perfect for the total beginner.


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LESSON 1 - TUNING THE GUITAR E-mail
Written by Administrator on Sunday, 01 January 2012 00:00   

This video will cover the names and numbers of the strings. How to tune by ear and some helpful hints on how to best use a tuner.


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LESSON 2 - EASY CHORD PROGRESSION E-mail
Written by Administrator on Thursday, 03 March 2011 00:00   

Great chord progression for the beginning guitarist. The chords are Em, Am, C, and D.  In this video we will go through the chord progression using whole note rhythms (4 beats) half note rhythms (2 beats) and then use a easy strum pattern. We will use the metronome set on 60 bpm's (beats per minute).

 


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LESSON 3- EASY CHORD PROGRESSIONS 2 E-mail
Written by Administrator on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 00:00   

This chord progression has a G, D, and C chord. The chord sequence is G, D, C, D.  This is the same chord progression for the verse of the song "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton and can be found in too many other songs to list. We will go through the chord progression using whole note rhythms (4 beats) half note rhythms (2 beats) and then use a easy strum pattern.


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LESSON 4- 12 BAR BLUES IN A E-mail
Written by Administrator on Thursday, 24 February 2011 19:05   

Learning the blues is a great way for the beginning guitarist to establish a good foundation. This video will cover three different facets of a 12 bar blues in the key of A. The first is a simple single note line that follows the form and chords of the progression. The second is the riff which is the most recognized sound when listening to blues. The third is the chords that make up the 12 bar blues progression. To improvise over a 12 bar blues in a go to the pentatonic scale section of the website and go to the key of C / A minor and start with position three. This scale is the most commonly used scale in blues and rock music.

 

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LESSON 5-STRUM PATTERN 1 E-mail
Written by Administrator on Sunday, 13 February 2011 00:00   

Great strumming pattern for the beginning guitarist. We will play through the G chord for four bars , the D chord for four bars and then repeat. The main purpose of the strum pattern exercises is to get the right hand playing in time.

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LESSON 6- STRUM PATTERN 2 E-mail
Written by Administrator on Saturday, 12 February 2011 00:00   

 Another common strumming pattern for the beginning guitarist.


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LESSON 7- STRUM PATTERN 3 E-mail
Written by Administrator on Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00   

Very common strum pattern that can be found in to many songs to list. Two examples of songs that use this strum pattern are "Dead Flowers" by the Rolling Stones and "Take it Easy" by the Eagles.


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