Just starting to pick up the instrument
It’s time to really put your tremolo to the test with this etude!
“My fingers are fat so I’ll never be able to do this” or “I wish my hands were smaller so I could play faster”.
Let me say this – It doesn’t matter what size or hands are or if your fingers look like sausage links.
Learn technigues of how to sound less mechanical when transitioning to a lower note on guitar.
In this lesson, I’m going to teach you FOUR rules to follow so you can make your barre chords sound better IMMEDIATELY.
Barre chords are very important to the guitarist.
They allow the player to play virtually any chord anywhere on the fingerboard by learning only a few shapes.
This lesson will get you started with a few shapes, so take a look.
All music has a pulse.
We usually call it the beat, and it is what keeps a piece of music moving along and allows musicians to play together.
Open Chords are played within the first few frets on the guitar and include notes on strings that are not fretted and thus considered to be “open” strings. They are the first chords most guitarists learn.
Open chords are sometimes referred to as Cowboy Chords but don’t be fooled, they have a fuller and more robust sound then barre chords that reacts well to the over-driven guitars of rock.
In this lesson we will be going over the major scale sequence. This is a specific sequence of whole and half steps which form the major scale. This is the mother of all scales! Everything you will learn in music will be built from this scale. For this reason I think this would be a pretty important thing to learn. So let’s get started!
In this lesson we are going to talk about enharmonics! An enharmonic is one note that has two different names. What the heck am I talking about you may be asking? Don't worry I'll explain this all for you!
Up until now now we have learned what the natural notes are. All of these sets of natural notes have whole steps between them except for what two sets? Correct B to C and E to F. What are those notes in the frets between? These are enharmonics!
Now it's time to dig in and really get to work! In this lesson we are going to learn the natural notes on the low E string. If you are familiar with power chords then take the notes you are learning within each lesson and experiment with creating some progression based on these notes.
So let's get started!