Guitar Stuff for 11.20.19

 

                              PRACTICE!

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale 2 -- practice the pattern forward and backward, and then play through Yankee Doodle.

 

2) Continue working on "Frosty the Snowman" -- see if you can memorize it!

 

BONUS) Phenomenon -- only after you finish the other two!!
 

MAJOR SCALE FLUENCY

You can also play the major scale in alternative shapes.

Here is an E MAJOR SCALE starting on the D string.
We'll call this POSITION 2.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Use the major scale position 2 pattern to help!

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G-------4---4-----------4------
D-5-5-7---5---7-4-5-5-7---5--4-
A------------------------------
E------------------------------

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G-------4-5-4------------------
D-5-5-7-------7-5-4-----4-5--5-
A-------------------5-7--------
E------------------------------

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G------------------------------
D---4-------4-5----------------
A-7---7-5-7------5-7-5------5--
E----------------------8-7-----

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G------------------------------
D-----------4-5-----5-4-7-5--5-
A-7-7-7-5-7-----7-5------------
E------------------------------

Frosty the Snowman

VERSE 1
e---------------------------------
B------------8---7-8-10-8-7-------
G-7--------7----------------9-7---
D----9--10------------------------
A---------------------------------
E---------------------------------
e------------------------------------
B-7-8-10-8-7-----8-------------------
G------------9-7-----7-9-7---------7-
D------------------9-------10-9-10---
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------
VERSE 2
e---------------------------------
B------------8---7-8-10-8-7-------
G-7--------7----------------9-7---
D----9--10------------------------
A---------------------------------
E---------------------------------
e------------------------------------
B-7-8-10-8-7-----8-------------------
G------------9-7-----7-9-7-----------
D------------------9-------10-9-7----
A---------------------------------10-
E------------------------------------
BRIDGE
e---------------------------------
B-------8-8-7---------------------
G-7-9-9-------9-7------9-7--------
D-----------------9-10-----10-9---
A---------------------------------
E---------------------------------
e----------------------------------
B-----------7-7-10-7-8-10-8-7------
G-------7-7-------------------9-7--
D-9-7-7----------------------------
A----------------------------------
E----------------------------------
VERSE 3: repeat verse 2 melody
this song follows the major scale pattern 3

Phenomenon

Thousand Foot Krutch

Drop D tuning
Key of G minor

| G | Bb  D-F |
 (5) (8) (0-3) 
| Eb  D | G | x3, then | Bb   C | Eb   D
 (1) (0) (5)             (8) (10) (1) (0)
| G   D  | Bb  C | (4x)
 (5) (0)  (8) (10) 

Verse:

Chorus:

Bridge:

e---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------|
G-7-7-7-5-7-5-7-5-5-5-5-3-5-3-5-3-|-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|---------------------------------|x2

Outro riff thing:

Guitar Stuff for 11.13.19

 

PRACTICE!

 

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale pattern - see below

 

2) Continue working on "Frosty the Snowman" -- see if you can memorize it!

 

BONUS) Phenomenon -- only after you finish the other two!!
 

MINOR SCALE

Try this pattern!

e-----------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------
D-------------------12----14----12--------------
A-12-12-14-12-15-12----12----12----12-15-12-14--
E-----------------------------------------------

Guitar Stuff for 11.6.19


 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale pattern - see below

 

2) Continue working on "Frosty the Snowman" -- see if you can memorize it!
 

Guitar Stuff for 10.30.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale pattern - see below

 

2) Continue working on "Frosty the Snowman" -- see if you can memorize it!
 

Guitar Stuff for 10.23.19

 

password: shuvam

Guitar Stuff for 10.9.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Practice pattern 3 major scale as shown below.  Play forward and backward at least five times.

 

2) Continue working through "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor -- see tab below!

 

3) Start working on "Frosty the Snowman"
 

Position 3

Eye of the Tiger

(this part is played throughout the song)

after 4x of the above, then these power chords 2x

C

C

Bb

C

C

C

C

Bb

G

Ab

with the exception of the chorus, this is played throughout the song -- we'll finish it next week =)

Guitar Stuff for 10.2.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Keep it up with the modified stairs exercises

 

2) Continue working through "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor -- see tab below!

 

3) Start working on "O Come All Ye Faithful"
 

Modified "Stairs" pattern

e-------4-1-------------5-2-------------6-3---------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G-----3-----2---------4-----3---------5-----4-------------
D---2---------3-----3---------4-----4-3-------5-----------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E-1-------------4-2-------------5-3-------------6-, etc.--

Guitar Stuff for 9.25.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Keep it up with the modified stairs exercises

 

2) Continue working through "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor -- see tab below!

 

3) Select three Christmas songs (we'll pick one from the bunch for the Christmas show!)
 

Guitar Stuff for 9.11.19

 

 

1) Drink plenty of water!

 

2) Warm-up: Modified stairs exercises

 

3) Start working through "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor -- see tab below!
 

e-5-h6-5-h7|-5-h8-5-h7|-5-h6-5--|----------|----------|---------|
B----------|----------|---------|-5-h6-5-h7|-5-h8-5-h7|-5-h6-5--| and so on. =)
G----------|----------|---------|----------|----------|---------|
D----------|----------|---------|----------|----------|---------|
A----------|----------|---------|----------|----------|---------|
E----------|----------|---------|----------|----------|---------|

Hammer-on exercise

play the pattern shown below on each string.  Keep your #1 finger on the 5th fret!

Guitar Stuff for 5.22.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Hammer-on exercises (see tab below)

 

2) Start working through "Inside Out" by Eve 6.

3) Enjoy your trip!  =)

 

Guitar Stuff for 5.15.19

 

 

SHOWTIME!  Please arrive at 7:30 PM on Friday for rehearsal, and 6:40 PM on Saturday for your performance!

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (below); play through "Yankee Doodle"

 

2) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus

 

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Use the major scale position 2 pattern to help!

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G-------4---4-----------4------
D-5-5-7---5---7-4-5-5-7---5--4-
A------------------------------
E------------------------------

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G-------4-5-4------------------
D-5-5-7-------7-5-4-----4-5--5-
A-------------------5-7--------
E------------------------------

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G------------------------------
D---4-------4-5----------------
A-7---7-5-7------5-7-5------5--
E----------------------8-7-----

e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G------------------------------
D-----------4-5-----5-4-7-5--5-
A-7-7-7-5-7-----7-5------------
E------------------------------

"Reaching"

Pioneer

Intro/Verse: C#m  B | A2  B | (repeat several times)
  then | C#m B | A2 A2 |

Chorus: | E | B | A2 | C#m B/D# | (2x)

Bridge: (all octaves) | 7 9 11 12 | (3x), then | 4 4 6 6 |  

B/D#

1

3

song attached here -- right click and "open in new tab"

Guitar Stuff for 5.1.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (below); play through "Yankee Doodle"

 

2) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus

 

Auld Lang Syne

e-----------0---------0--------0--3--5---
B---1--0-1----3--1-3----3-1--1-----------
G-0--------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e-5--3--0-0-------------0----------------
B------------1--3--1-3----3-1----------1-
G------------------------------2-2--0----
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

Guitar Stuff for 4.17.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (below); play through "Yankee Doodle"

 

2) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.3.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (below); play through "Yankee Doodle"

 

2) "Golden Slumbers"

 

 

3) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus (I fixed the counts/timing)

 

 

[Verse]
Am7                                    Dm7 
    Once, there was a way to get back homeward 
G7                                 C 
Once, there was a way to get back home 
Em            Am             Dm9 
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry, 
           G7           C 
And I will sing a lullaby 

[Chorus]  
C           F                 C 
Gold - en slumbers fill your eyes 
C        F                 C 
Smiles awake you when you rise 
Em            Am              Dm9 
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry, 
            G7     C 
And I will sing a lullaby 

Golden Slumbers

Am7

Dm7

Dm9

G7

Guitar Stuff for 3.27.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (below); play through "Yankee Doodle"

 

2) "Golden Slumbers"

 

 

3) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus (I fixed the counts/timing)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.20.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Descending strings

 

2) "Golden Slumbers"

 

 

3) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus (I fixed the counts/timing)

 

 

"Stairs" pattern

Don't cross over other strings!  =)

e-----------------------4-1-------------------------------
B---------------4-----3-----2-----1-----------------------
G-------4-----3-----2---------3-----2-----1---------------
D-----3-----2-----1-------------4-----3-----2-------------
A---2-----1-----------------------------4-----3-----------
E-1---------------------------------------------4---------
e-----------------------5-2-------------------------------
B---------------5-----4-----3-----2-----------------------
G-------5-----4-----3---------4-----3-----2-------------6-
D-----4-----3-----2-------------5-----4-----3---------5---
A---3-----2-----------------------------5-----4-----4-----
E-2---------------------------------------------5-3, etc.-

Guitar Stuff for 3.6.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (see below).  Try playing "Ode to Joy"

 

2) "Golden Slumbers" -- click here for tab

 

 

3) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus (I fixed the counts/timing)

 

 

Ode to Joy

Use the major scale position 2 pattern to help!

e-----------------|------------------|
B-----------------|------------------|
G-4-4-5-7-7-5-4---|-------4-4--------|
D---------------7-|-5-5-7------7-7---|
A-----------------|------------------|
E-----------------|------------------|

e-----------------|------------------|
B-----------------|------------------|
G-4-4-5-7-7-5-4---|-------4----------|
D---------------7-|-5-5-7---7--5-5---|
A-----------------|------------------|
E-----------------|------------------|

e-----------------|------------------|
B-----------------|------------------|
G-4-4-5-7-7-5-4---|-------4----------|
D---------------7-|-5-5-7---7--5-5---|
A-----------------|------------------|
E-----------------|------------------|

e-------------------|------------------|
B-------------------|------------------|
G-----4-----4h5-4---|---4h5-4----------|
D-7-7---5-7-------5-|-7-------7-5-7----|
A-------------------|---------------5--|
E-------------------|------------------|

Guitar Stuff for 2.27.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (see below).  Try playing "Ode to Joy"

 

2) "Golden Slumbers" -- click here for tab

 

 

3) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus (I fixed the counts/timing)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.20.19

 


1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (see below).  Try playing "Ode to Joy"


2) Permutations #2: see slide below


3) Continue working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- verse and chorus (I fixed the counts/timing)



PERMUTATIONS PART II

The purpose of these exercises is to isolate and correct any fingering, strength, or mental discrepancies in your playing.  Feel free to try switching notes around once you feel confident with these! Use a metronome and start at 60 BPM.  Try to do one five times with no mistakes before moving on.

e----------------------------------------
B---------------------------------(6-7)--
G-5-(6-7)-8-5-------8-5-(6-7)-8-5-------8
D-------------(6-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B---------------------------------(7-6)--
G-5-(7-6)-8-5-------8-5-(7-6)-8-5-------8
D-------------(7-6)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B---------------------------------(6-7)--
G-8-(6-7)-5-8-------5-8-(6-7)-5-8-------5
D-------------(6-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B---------------------------------(7-6)--
G-8-(7-6)-5-8-------5-8-(7-6)-5-8-------5
D-------------(7-6)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

Guitar Stuff for 2.7.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 (see below).  Try playing "Ode to Joy"

 

2) Permutations #2: see slide below

 

3) Start working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- focus on verse progression for now (see slide below)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.7.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Permutations #2: see slide below

 

3) Start working on "Reaching" by Pioneer -- focus on verse progression for now (see slide below)

 

 

Major scale pattern

Guitar Stuff for 1.30.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Return to permutations: see slide below

 

3) Keep practicing "In the End" by Linkin Park -- see below

 

 

PERMUTATIONS

The purpose of these exercises is to isolate and correct any fingering, strength, or mental discrepancies in your playing.  Feel free to try switching notes around once you feel confident with these! Use a metronome and start at 60 BPM.  Try to do one section five times with no mistakes before moving on.

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(6-7)
G-5-8-(6-7)-5-8-------5-8-(6-7)-5-8------
D---------------(6-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(7-6)
G-5-8-(7-6)-5-8-------5-8-(7-6)-5-8------
D---------------(7-6)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(6-7)
G-8-5-(6-7)-8-5-------8-5-(6-7)-8-5------
D---------------(6-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(7-6)
G-8-5-(7-6)-8-5-------8-5-(7-6)-8-5------
D---------------(7-6)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

"In the End" by Linkin Park

Piano riff (played through verse):

e------------|--------------
B------------|--------------
G------------|--------------
D----8--8----|--------------
A-6--------9-|-8--8--8--8-9-
D------------|--------------

(repeat)

Chorus (drop tuned power chords)

you MUST drop tune the top string from E to D to play this correctly!

e------|------|-------|------
B------|------|-------|------
G------|------|-------|------
D-1~---|-4~---|-11~---|-9~---
A-1~---|-4~---|-11~---|-9~---
D-1~---|-4~---|-11~---|-9~---

Guitar Stuff for 1.23.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Return to permutations: see slide below

 

3) "In the End" by Linkin Park -- see below

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.16.19

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Listen to assigned music! (see slide below)

 

3) "In the End" by Linkin Park -- see below

 

 

Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Play around with hammer-ons (1-2, 1-3, 1-4 patterns)

 

3) Check out REQUIRED LISTENING below!

 

 

STUFF TO LISTEN TO FOR WINTER BREAK:

"In the End" by Linkin Park

"Everlong" by Foo Fighters

"Rawkfist" by Thousand Foot Krutch

"House of Gold" by Twenty One Pilots

"Out of the Fire" by Audio Adrenaline

"Machinehead" by Bush

"Time Is Running Out" by High Flight Society

"Fully Alive" by Flyleaf

Please listen to each of these songs all the way through at least once, and then pick your top three for when you come in.  Explore other songs by the same artist if you like their sound/style.  Most of these are playable for guitar, so if these songs (or others!) are interesting to you, let me know and we'll see if we can line them up for future lessons. =)

"Sweetness" by Jimmy Eat World

Guitar Stuff for 12.12.18

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Continue practicing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (below)

 

3) Bonus: play around with hammer-ons (1-2, 1-3, 1-4 patterns)

 

 

G                      G        G                D  
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose
 D               D       D                      G  
And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows
G                  G       G                           D  
All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names
 D                    D      D                    G
They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games

Em                 D              Am            G  
Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say
 Am                  D                C                  D   
Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight

  G                                                   D
Then all the reindeer loved him as he shouted out in glee
  D                                                     G
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

 

RHYTHM:

1  & a2  & 3 &  a4 &
v  v ^v  v v v  ^v v

Guitar Stuff for 12.5.18

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Continue practicing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (below)

 

3) Bonus: Try "Winter Wonderland" (click here) "Let You In" will be in-class only.

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.29.18

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Continue practicing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (below)

 

3) Bonus: Try "Winter Wonderland" (click here)

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.30.18

 


1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice


2) Continue practicing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (below)


Guitar Stuff for 10.24.18

 

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale - play 5 times forward and backward each practice

 

2) Continue practicing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (below)

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.19.18

 

(same as week prior)

1) Warm-up: Simple arpeggio song (below) - play through it five times

 

2) Play through "Winds of Change" verse -- use power chord shapes as we did in class to help you out.

 

3) Play chords and get familiar with "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (below)

 

Simple Arpeggio Song

e---------------------------------
B---------------------------------
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---
D---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-
A---------------------------------
E-8-------8-------7-------7-------

 

e---------------------------------
B---------------------------------
G-----0-------0-------0-------0---
D---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-
A---------------------------------
E-5-------5-------2-------7-------

 

 

Verse:
e---------------------------------
B---------------------------------
G---------------------------------
D-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---2-
A-0-0---0-0---0-------------------
E-----------------0-0---0-0---0---

e---------------------------------
B---------------------------------
G---------------------------------
D-----4-----4---4-----4-----6-4-2-
A-2-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2-------
E---------------------------------

(last time:)
D------4-----4---4----
A--5-5---5-5---5------ (2x)

Chorus:
Power chords: F# (2nd, E) / A / E / B (2nd, A)

Bridge:
Power chords: C# (4th, A) / E (7th, A) / B (2nd, A)
                                       / / X / / X X X

Winds of Change

Kutless

Guitar Stuff for 10.10.18

 

1) Warm-up: Simple arpeggio song (below) - play through it five times

 

2) Play through "Winds of Change" verse -- use power chord shapes as we did in class to help you out.

 

3) Play chords and get familiar with "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (below)

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.3.18

 

*pick a Christmas song -- otherwise, it's this one: 

 

1) Warm-up: Simple arpeggio song (below) - play through it five times

 

2) Power chord rhythm (below) - play all of them at least three times

 

3) Play through "Winds of Change" verse -- use power chord shapes as we did in class to help you out.

 

16th rhythm with rests

pick a power chord - any power chord

lift your fingers slightly at X's to mute the strings as you strum

v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
     v
^   ^
     v
^   ^
     v
^   ^
     v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
    ^
v    v
    ^
v    v
    ^
v    v
    ^
v     
^   ^
v     
^   ^
v    
^   ^
v     
^   ^
v    v
^    
v    v
^    
v    v
^    
v    v
^    

Guitar Stuff for 9.26.18

practice three times this week!

 

1) Warm-up: Simple arpeggio song (below) - play through it five times

 

2) Power chord rhythm (below) - play all of them at least three times

 

3) Play through "Winds of Change" verse -- use power chord shapes as we did in class to help you out.

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.19.18

practice three times this week!

 

1) Warm-up: Simple arpeggio song (below) - play through it five times

 

2) Power chord rhythm (below) - play all of them at least three times

 

3) Play through "Don't Stop Believin'" chords.  Use the power chord chart on the slide to help

Also, check out the tab below for the intro piano riff and the guitar riff during the song.

 

Don't Stop Believin'

Journey

E      B             C#m           A          
Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world
E           B                     G#m   A
She took the midnight train going anywhere
E      B      C#m                   A
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
E          B                     G#m   A
He took the midnight train going anywhere
E             B        C#m                    A
A singer in a smoky room, a smell of wine and cheap perfume
E                    B                        G#m           A
For a smile they can share the night, it goes on and on and on and on
A                 E
Strangers waiting up and down the boulevard
 A                      E
Their shadows searching in the night
A                    E
Streetlight, people, living just to find emotion
A                        B
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Don't Stop Believin'

Journey

(guitar riff)

e----0------------------------------------
B----0------------------------------------
G----1------------------------------------
D----2------------------------------------
A----2--------2---2-4-6-4---4-6-7--0---6-7
E-0-----0-2-4-----------------------------

e----0---------------------------------
B----0---------------------------------
G----1---------------------------------
D----2------------------6-----7---6-7--
A----2--------2---2-4-6-6-----7--------
E-0-----0-2-4-----------4-4-0-5--------

Don't Stop Believin'

Journey

(opening riff only)

e-----------------|---------------------|
B-----------------|---------------------|
G-9---9---9---9---|-11---11---11---11---|
D---9---9---9---9-|----9----9----9----9-|
A-----------------|---------------------|
E-----------------|---------------------|

e-----------------|---------------------|
B-----------------|-10---10---10---10---|
G-8---8---8---8---|----9----9----9----9-|
D---9---9---9---9-|---------------------|
A-----------------|---------------------|
E-----------------|---------------------|

Guitar Stuff for 9.12.18

practice three times this week!

 

1) Warm-up: Return to "alternating strings" exercise (below)

 

2) Play through "Don't Stop Believin'" chords.  Use the power chord chart on the slide to help

Also, check out the tab below for the intro piano riff and the guitar riff during the song.

 

3) Happy Birthday: Click here

 

Alternating strings pattern

Play this slowly; there's no shame in 50 BPM on your metronome.  =)

Don't let the pick cross over the next string!

e------------------------------------2---4----------------
B----------------------------2---4-1---3------------------
G--------------------2---4-1---3--------------------------
D-----------2---4--1---3----------------------------------
A---2---4-1---3-------------------------------------------
E-1---3---------------------------------------------------

Guitar Stuff for 9.5.18

 

1) Warm-up: Return to "alternating strings" exercise (below)

 

2) Play through "Don't Stop Believin'" chords.  Use the power chord chart on the slide to help

Also, check out the tab below for the intro piano riff and the guitar riff during the song.

 

3) Happy Birthday: Click here

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.29.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue "Stairs" picking exercise (below).  Do this at least once every practice session! Practice or we'll keep doing it every week!

 

2) Play through "Don't Stop Believin'" chords.  Use the power chord chart on level 8 to help (Easy E's)

Also, check out the tab below for the intro piano riff and the guitar riff during the song.

 

"Stairs" pattern

Don't cross over other strings!  =)

e-----------------------4-1-------------------------------
B---------------4-----3-----2-----1-----------------------
G-------4-----3-----2---------3-----2-----1---------------
D-----3-----2-----1-------------4-----3-----2-------------
A---2-----1-----------------------------4-----3-----------
E-1---------------------------------------------4---------
e-----------------------5-2-------------------------------
B---------------5-----4-----3-----2-----------------------
G-------5-----4-----3---------4-----3-----2-------------6-
D-----4-----3-----2-------------5-----4-----3---------5---
A---3-----2-----------------------------5-----4-----4-----
E-2---------------------------------------------5-3, etc.-

Guitar Stuff for 8.22.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue "Stairs" picking exercise (below)

2) Walk through power chord rhythm exercises

2) Play through "Don't Stop Believin'" chords.  Use the power chord chart on level 8 to help (Easy E's)

Also, check out the tab below for the intro piano riff.

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.15.18


1) Warm-up: "Stairs" picking exercise (below)

2) Arpeggio exercises at end of Level 8.

3) Play through "Don't Stop Believin'" chords.  Use the power chord chart on level 8 to help (Easy E's)


Guitar Stuff for 8.8.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Stairs" picking exercise (below)

2) Convert the chorus of "Boston" by Augustana to 7th chords -- chords and diagrams below.

3) "It's Raining Tacos" (below). (I know you're getting tired of this song, but one more week won't hurt.  ;-) )  Change the chords to power chords using the bass notes/tab without the capo.

BONUS) Try arpeggio exercises at end of Level 8.

 

"Boston" by Augustana

Verse 1:

C    (2)   C/B  (2)   Am (4) F (2)      C (2)

   In the light of the sun, is there anyone?

    F  (2)       G (2)

   Oh it has begun

C       C/B            Am    F                C

   Oh dear you look so lost, eyes are red and tears are shed,

        F                 G

   This world you must've crossed, you said


Chorus:

C  (4)              G  (4)         F  (4)     G (4)

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah

C                  G                 F          G

You don't know me, you don't wear my chains - oh yeah


C C/B | Am | F C | F G


Verse 2:

C      C/B          Am     F              C

   Essential and appealed, carry all your thoughts

    F             G

   Across an open field,

C       C/B             Am            F            C

   When flowers gaze at you, they're not the only ones

       F              G

   Who cry when they see you, you said


(chorus)



Bridge/outro:

                             C                            G

She said I think I'll go to Boston, I think I'll start a new life,

                      F                           G

I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,

                      C                      G

I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather,

                   F                       G

I think I'll get a lover and fly him out to Spain

                            C                              G

Oh yeah I think I'll go to Boston, I think that I'm just tired

                  F                            G

I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind

                   C                       G

I think I need a sunrise; I'm tired of the sunset,

                         F                         G

I hear it's nice in the summer; some snow would be nice

C                  G              F           G

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah


C G F G (repeated through outro)

3

1

F7

G7

"Stairs" pattern

Don't cross over other strings!  =)

e-----------------------4-4-------------------------------
B---------------4-----3-----3-----4-----------------------
G-------4-----3-----2---------2-----3-----4---------------
D-----3-----2-----1-------------1-----2-----3-------------
A---2-----1-----------------------------1-----2-----------
E-1---------------------------------------------1---------
e-----------------------5-5-------------------------------
B---------------5-----4-----4-----5-----------------------
G-------5-----4-----3---------3-----4-----5-------------6-
D-----4-----3-----2-------------2-----3-----4---------5---
A---3-----2-----------------------------2-----3-----4-----
E-2---------------------------------------------2-3, etc.-

Raining Tacos

 chords (capo 3): C               | G               | Am              | Em   

Chorus

e-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
e-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-----------------|-----------------|
E-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|

"Verse" thing

     F               | C               | F               | G   
e-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|
e-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
     Am              | G               | F               | C   
     Am              | G               | F               | G   

Guitar Stuff for 8.1.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Stairs" picking exercise (below)

2) Listen to "We're At The Top Of The World", and play through the bass notes (shown below)

3) "It's Raining Tacos" (below).  Add "palm mute" to strumming. You can also change the chords to power chords using the bass notes/tab without the capo.

BONUS) Try arpeggio exercises at end of Level 8 -- we'll come back to this if you don't have time

 

We're At The Top of the World (Juliana Theory)

[bass notes only]

A|-1--1-1s3--3|-3s5--0x0x0-|
A|-3----|------|-5----|-1----|
E|------|-1----|------|------|

Verse (repeated several times): 

Chorus

Guitar Stuff for 7.27.18

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise using metronome and 16th note (up and down) picking; try doing 1-2-4, 1-3-4, and 1-3-5 intervals on each string instead.

2) Listen to "We're At The Top Of The World", and play through the bass notes (shown below)

3) "It's Raining Tacos" (below).  BONUS: add "palm mute" to strumming.

4) Try arpeggio exercises at end of Level 8

 

"On and On"

All chords on the progression are power chords.  Use the chart below as reference for root note locations!

    C#                   C#
 x / / / / / / /      x / / / / / / / 
 x / / / / / / /      x / / / / / / / 
    E       A            F#

"... and 2 and 3 and 4 and ... and 2 and 3 and 4 and"

Guitar Stuff for 7.20.18

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise using metronome and 16th note (up and down) picking

2) Listen to "We're At The Top Of The World", and play through the bass notes (shown below)

3) "It's Raining Tacos" (below)

4) Try arpeggio exercises at end of Level 8

e-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1--|--------|--------|--------|
B--------|--------|--------|-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1--| 
G--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

"Pedal" exercise

play the pattern shown below on each string.  Start at 90 BPM on your metronome.

e--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
B--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------| 
G-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1--|--------|--------|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1--|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

Guitar Stuff for 7.13.18

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise using metronome and 16th note (up and down) picking

2) Try playing power chords for "Closing Time" by Semisonic (G, D, A, C repeated). (slide below)

3) Listen to "We're At The Top Of The World", and play through the bass notes (shown below)

4) "It's Raining Tacos" (below)

"Closing Time"

Semisonic



G D | A C

find root notes, then add chords

Guitar Stuff for 7.6.18

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise using metronome and 16th note (up and down) picking

2) Try playing power chords for "Closing Time" by Semisonic (G, D, A, C repeated). (slide below)

3) Listen to "We're At The Top Of The World", and play through the bass notes (shown below)

4) "It's Raining Tacos" (below)

Guitar Stuff for 6.22.18

 

1) Warm-up: Alternating strings pattern (below). Play five times each practice.

2) Try playing root notes for "Closing Time" by Semisonic (G, D, A, C repeated). (slide below)

3) Listen to "We're At The Top Of The World", and play through the bass notes (shown below)

Guitar Stuff for 6.15.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with scale and "Are You Sleeping" (shown on Level 10, below major scale example)

2) Try playing root notes for "Closing Time" by Semisonic (G, D, A, C repeated). (slide below)

3) Listen to "We're At The Top Of The World"

Guitar Stuff for 5.25.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with scale and "Are You Sleeping" (shown on Level 10, below major scale example)

2) "Move" -- chorus and verse (below).  Play the song at full speed. Add quarter notes to the chords at the end of the chorus ("oh-oh, etc.")

3) Try playing root notes for "Closing Time" by Semisonic (G, D, A, C repeated). Use Level 8 tab (Power Chords) to help you remember
where the notes are.

Guitar Stuff for 5.18.18

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale and "Are You Sleeping" (shown on Level 10, below major scale example)

2) "Move" -- chorus and verse (below).  Play the song at full speed. Add quarter notes to the chords at the end of the chorus ("oh-oh, etc.")

3) Try playing root notes for "Closing Time" by Semisonic (G, D, A, C repeated)

"Move"

Audio Adrenaline

           Am 
You got to move 
            C 
If you're ready or not 
        G 
Give it all that you got 
         D 
Turn it up now 
           Am 
You got to move 
           C 
It's your chance to fly 
           G 
With your head held high 
        D 
Right about now 
           Am C G D (x2) 
You got to  (oh-oh, etc)


Am
  Somewhere deep inside
  C
A voice is dying to be heard
G                              D
  You got a spark inside your heart go on and let it burn
Am C
(Hey)
G                  D
You've been living in slow motion
Am                    C
  Not a power on the earth can stand against you
G                   D
  Every army up in heaven fighting with you
Am C
(Hey)
G                    D
Don't let your fear keep you frozen (go to chorus)

 

Guitar Stuff for 5.4.18

 

1) Warmup: Permutations part II -- repeat each example three times

2) "Move" -- chorus and verse (below).  Play the song at full speed. Add quarter notes to the chords at the end of the chorus ("oh-oh, etc.")

3) Practice playing power chord root notes on VETERAN I tab

*Bonus: try playing root notes for "Closing Time" by Semisonic (G, D, A, C repeated)

PERMUTATIONS PART II

The purpose of these exercises is to isolate and correct any fingering, strength, or mental discrepancies in your playing.  Feel free to try switching notes around once you feel confident with these! Use a metronome and start at 60 BPM.  Try to do one five times with no mistakes before moving on.

e----------------------------------------
B---------------------------------(6-7)--
G-5-(6-7)-8-5-------8-5-(6-7)-8-5-------8
D-------------(6-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B---------------------------------(7-6)--
G-5-(7-6)-8-5-------8-5-(7-6)-8-5-------8
D-------------(7-6)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B---------------------------------(6-7)--
G-8-(6-7)-5-8-------5-8-(6-7)-5-8-------5
D-------------(6-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B---------------------------------(7-6)--
G-8-(7-6)-5-8-------5-8-(7-6)-5-8-------5
D-------------(7-6)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

Guitar Stuff for 4.27.18

 

1) Warmup: Permutations part II -- repeat each example three times

2) "Move" -- chorus and verse (below).  Play the song at full speed.

3) Practice G family with 16th notes (PRO III)

4) Practice playing power chord root notes on VETERAN I tab

Guitar Stuff for 4.20.18

 

1) Warmup: Permutations -- repeat each example three times

2) "Move" -- chorus only (below).  Try the song at half time on YouTube (settings icon, then "speed", then .75 ).  If you can't see the icon, click the "full screen" button, adjust the speed, then make it small again.

3) Practice G family with 16th notes (PRO III)

4) Practice playing power chord root notes on VETERAN I tab

Guitar Stuff for 4.13.18

 

1) Warmup: Permutations -- repeat each example three times

2) "Move" -- chorus only (below).  Try the song at half time on YouTube (settings icon, then "speed", then .75 ).  If you can't see the icon, click the "full screen" button, adjust the speed, then make it small again.

3) Practice G family with 16th notes (PRO III)

PERMUTATIONS

The purpose of these exercises is to isolate and correct any fingering, strength, or mental discrepancies in your playing.  Feel free to try switching notes around once you feel confident with these! Use a metronome and start at 60 BPM.  Try to do one five times with no mistakes before moving on.

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(6-7)
G-5-8-(6-7)-5-8-------5-8-(6-7)-5-8------
D---------------(6-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(7-6)
G-5-8-(7-6)-5-8-------5-8-(7-6)-5-8------
D---------------(7-6)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(6-7)
G-8-5-(6-7)-8-5-------8-5-(6-7)-8-5------
D---------------(6-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(7-6)
G-8-5-(7-6)-8-5-------8-5-(7-6)-8-5------
D---------------(7-6)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

"Move"

Audio Adrenaline

           Am 
You got to move 
            C 
If you're ready or not 
        G 
Give it all that you got 
         D 
Turn it up now 
           Am 
You got to move 
           C 
It's your chance to fly 
           G 
With your head held high 
        D 
Right about now 
           Am G D (x2) 
You got to

Guitar Stuff for 4.6.18

 

1) Warmup: Continue with chromatic scale (below) - play five times each practice. This time, use alternate picking, or "double up" the notes (playing 8ths on top of quarter note clicks at 60 BPM) as demonstrated in class.

2) "Move" -- chorus only (below).  Try the song at half time on YouTube (settings icon, then "speed", then .5 ).  If you can't see the icon, click the "full screen" button, adjust the speed, then make it small again.

THE CHROMATIC SCALE

you can play through the musical alphabet twice (two OCTAVES) using the first five frets. play the tab below using a metronome.

1

2

3

4

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---------------------0-1-2-3-4-|
A|-----------0-1-2-3-4-----------|
E|-0-1-2-3-4---------------------|

 

e|-------------------0-|
B|-----------1-2-3-4---|
G|-0-1-2-3-4-----------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

 

0

"Move"

Audio Adrenaline

           Am 
You got to move 
            C 
If you're ready or not 
        G 
Give it all that you got 
         D 
Turn it up now 
           Am 
You got to move 
           C 
It's your chance to fly 
           G 
With your head held high 
        D 
Right about now 
           Am G D (x2) 
You got to

Guitar Stuff for 3.23.18

 

1) Warmup: Continue with chromatic scale (below) - play five times each practice.  Pick each note GENTLY! Use metronome at 60 BPM.

2) Continue practicing G family chords using 16th note rhythm on PRO III
3) "Move" -- chorus only (below)

THE CHROMATIC SCALE

you can play through the musical alphabet twice (two OCTAVES) using the first five frets. play the tab below using a metronome.

1

2

3

4

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---------------------0-1-2-3-4-|
A|-----------0-1-2-3-4-----------|
E|-0-1-2-3-4---------------------|

 

e|-------------------0-|
B|-----------1-2-3-4---|
G|-0-1-2-3-4-----------|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

 

0

"Move"

Audio Adrenaline

           Am 
You got to move 
            C 
If you're ready or not 
        G 
Give it all that you got 
         D 
Turn it up now 
           Am 
You got to move 
           C 
It's your chance to fly 
           G 
With your head held high 
        D 
Right about now 
           Am G D (x2) 
You got to

Guitar Stuff for 3.16.18

 

1) Warmup: Continue with chromatic scale (end of PRO II tab) - play five times each practice.  Pick each note GENTLY! Use metronome at 50 BPM.

2) Continue practicing "Boston" by Augustana (shown below), focusing on rhythm
click here for YouTube video
3) Practice G family chords using 16th note exercises on PRO III

Guitar Stuff for 3.9.18

 

1) Warmup: Continue with chromatic scale (end of PRO II tab) - play five times each practice.  Pick each note GENTLY! Use metronome at 50 BPM.

2) Continue practicing "Boston" by Augustana (shown below), focusing on rhythm
click here for YouTube video
3) Practice G family chords using 16th note exercises on PRO III

"Boston" by Augustana

Verse 1:

C (2)     C/B  (2)     Am (4) F (2)      C (2)

   In the light of the sun, is there anyone?

    F  (2)       G (2)

   Oh it has begun

C       C/B            Am    F                C

   Oh dear you look so lost, eyes are red and tears are shed,

        F                 G

   This world you must've crossed, you said


Chorus:

C  (4)              G  (4)         F  (4)     G (4)

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah

C                  G                 F          G

You don't know me, you don't wear my chains - oh yeah


C C/B | Am | F C | F G


Verse 2:

C      C/B          Am     F              C

   Essential and appealed, carry all your thoughts

    F             G

   Across an open field,

C       C/B             Am            F            C

   When flowers gaze at you, they're not the only ones

       F              G

   Who cry when they see you, you said


(chorus)



Bridge/outro:

                             C                            G

She said I think I'll go to Boston, I think I'll start a new life,

                      F                           G

I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,

                      C                      G

I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather,

                   F                       G

I think I'll get a lover and fly him out to Spain

                            C                              G

Oh yeah I think I'll go to Boston, I think that I'm just tired

                  F                            G

I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind

                   C                       G

I think I need a sunrise; I'm tired of the sunset,

                         F                         G

I hear it's nice in the summer; some snow would be nice

C                  G              F           G

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah


C G F G (repeated through outro)

There are really only two chord patterns in this song. Each section has four counts:

     Verse:    | C  C/B | Am | F  C | F  G

     Chorus: | C | G | F | G |

I've also included the number of counts per chord in each section of the song.

Guitar Stuff for 2.16.18


1) Warmup: Chromatic scale (end of PRO II tab).  Play five times each practice.

2) Keep practicing "Boston" by Augustana (shown below)
click here for YouTube video
3) Bonus: learn and practice G family exercises in PRO II

"Boston" by Augustana

Verse 1:

C (2)     C/B  (2)     Am (4) F (2)      C (2)

   In the light of the sun, is there anyone?

    F  (2)       G (2)

   Oh it has begun

C       C/B            Am    F                C

   Oh dear you look so lost, eyes are red and tears are shed,

        F                 G

   This world you must've crossed, you said


Chorus:

C  (4)              G  (4)         F  (4)     G (4)

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah

C                  G                 F          G

You don't know me, you don't wear my chains - oh yeah


C C/B | Am | F C | F G


Verse 2:

C      C/B          Am     F              C

   Essential and appealed, carry all your thoughts

    F             G

   Across an open field,

C       C/B             Am            F            C

   When flowers gaze at you, they're not the only ones

       F              G

   Who cry when they see you, you said


(chorus)



Bridge/outro:

                             C                            G

She said I think I'll go to Boston, I think I'll start a new life,

                      F                           G

I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,

                      C                      G

I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather,

                   F                       G

I think I'll get a lover and fly him out to Spain

                            C                              G

Oh yeah I think I'll go to Boston, I think that I'm just tired

                  F                            G

I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind

                   C                       G

I think I need a sunrise; I'm tired of the sunset,

                         F                         G

I hear it's nice in the summer; some snow would be nice

C                  G              F           G

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah


C G F G (repeated through outro)

There are really only two chord patterns in this song. Each section has four counts:

     Verse:    | C  C/B | Am | F  C | F  G

     Chorus: | C | G | F | G |

I've also included the number of counts per chord in each section of the song.

Guitar Stuff for 2.2.18

 

1) Warmup: "When the Saints Go Marching In" (two slides to the right, down). Play this three times each practice.

2) The C family (PRO I):  Play through all seven 8th note exercises on slide below 8th note examples. Do this for all four C family chords.

3) "Boston" (shown below)
click here for YouTube video
 

 

"Boston" by Augustana

Verse 1:

C (2)     C/B  (2)     Am (4) F (2)      C (2)

   In the light of the sun, is there anyone?

    F  (2)       G (2)

   Oh it has begun

C       C/B            Am    F                C

   Oh dear you look so lost, eyes are red and tears are shed,

        F                 G

   This world you must've crossed, you said


Chorus:

C  (4)              G  (4)         F  (4)     G (4)

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah

C                  G                 F          G

You don't know me, you don't wear my chains - oh yeah


C C/B | Am | F C | F G


Verse 2:

C      C/B          Am     F              C

   Essential and appealed, carry all your thoughts

    F             G

   Across an open field,

C       C/B             Am            F            C

   When flowers gaze at you, they're not the only ones

       F              G

   Who cry when they see you, you said


(chorus)



Bridge/outro:

                             C                            G

She said I think I'll go to Boston, I think I'll start a new life,

                      F                           G

I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,

                      C                      G

I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather,

                   F                       G

I think I'll get a lover and fly him out to Spain

                            C                              G

Oh yeah I think I'll go to Boston, I think that I'm just tired

                  F                            G

I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind

                   C                       G

I think I need a sunrise; I'm tired of the sunset,

                         F                         G

I hear it's nice in the summer; some snow would be nice

C                  G              F           G

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah


C G F G (repeated through outro)

There are really only two chord patterns in this song. Each section has four counts:

     Verse:    | C  C/B | Am | F  C | F  G

     Chorus: | C | G | F | G |

I've also included the number of counts per chord in each section of the song.

Guitar Stuff for 1.26.18

 

1) Warmup: "When the Saints Go Marching In" (two slides to the right, down)

2) The C family (PRO I):  Play through all seven 8th note exercises on slide below 8th note examples. Do this for all four C family chords.

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.12.18


1) Warmup: "When the Saints Go Marching In" (one slide to the right, down)

2) E, A, and C major chords (SEMI-PRO III).  Practice with your quarter/half/whole note exercises in SEMI-PRO II.

3) Play through the "C family" (PRO I).  Play each chord for four measures of "One, two, three, rest"

Guitar Stuff for 1.12.18

 

1) Warmup: Two string exercises (SEMI-PRO III); do the 1st and 2nd exercises (E to A, A to E). Play each one about five times each time you practice.

2) E, A, and C major chords (SEMI-PRO III).  Practice with your quarter/half/whole note exercises in SEMI-PRO II.

3) "When the Saints Go Marching In" (tab below)

When The Saints Go Marching In
​
“Oh when the saints go marching in…
E-------------------
B-------------------
G---5-6-8-----5-6-8-
D-6---------6-------
A-------------------
E-------------------
“Oh when the saints go marching in,
e-----------------------
B-----------------------
G---5-6-8--5-----5------
D-6-----------6------8--
A-----------------------
E-----------------------

 

“Oh how I want to be in that number…
e------------------------
B------------------------
G-5-5--------5--8-8-8-6--
D-----8-6--6-------------
A------------------------
E------------------------
“Oh when the saints go marching in.”
e----------------------
B----------------------
G-6-5-6-8--5-----------
D--------------6--8--6-
A----------------------
E----------------------

Guitar Stuff for 1.5.18


1) Warmup: Two string exercises (SEMI-PRO III); do the 1st and 2nd exercises (E to A, A to E). Play each one about five times each time you practice.

2) E and A major chords (SEMI-PRO III).  Practice with your quarter/half/whole note exercises in SEMI-PRO II. When you are comfortable with these chords, add the C major chord.

Guitar Stuff for 12.9.17

 

1) Warmup: Two string exercises (SEMI-PRO III); do the 3rd and the 6th exercises (A to D, D to G). Play each one about five times each time you practice.

2) "Jingle Bells" - play this about ten times throughout the week.  Performance is in two weeks!

3) E and A major chords (SEMI-PRO III).  Practice with your quarter/half/whole note exercises in SEMI-PRO II.

Guitar Stuff for 12.1.17

 

1) Warmup: Two string exercises (SEMI-PRO III)

2) Play page below the two string examples:

     D to A string, G to D string

3) "Jingle Bells"

Guitar Stuff for 11.17.17

 

1) Warmup: Practice two string exercises (SEMI-PRO III)

2) Practice E and A major chords (SEMI PRO II tab) and alternate with rhythm exercises (below).  

3) Jingle Bells (below)

e---------------------------
B---------------------------
G-----------------0---------
D-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-----0-2---
A-------------------3-------
E---------------------------


e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G----------------------------0-
D-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-0-0-2-0----
A------------------------------
E------------------------------
e----------------------------
B----------------------------
G-----------------0----------
D-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-----0-2----
A-------------------3--------
E----------------------------


e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G------------------0-0--------
D-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2------2-0----
A--------------------------3--
E------------------------------

START HERE:

JINGLE BELLS

Guitar Stuff for 11.10.17

 

1) Warmup: Continue with"Pedal" exercise (below)

2) Try the two string exercises (SEMI-PRO III tab)

3) Practice E and A major chords (SEMI PRO II tab) and switching between them.  Try playing these with rhythm exercises (SEMI-PRO II tab, below rhythm section)

Bonus: Jingle Bells (below)

PEDAL EXERCISE

e-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1---|--------|--------|---------|
B--------|--------|---------|-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1---|
G--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
D--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
A--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
E--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
e--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
B--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
G-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1---|--------|--------|---------|
D--------|--------|---------|-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1---|
A--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
E--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|

...and so on.  =)

e---------------------------
B---------------------------
G-----------------0---------
D-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-----0-2---
A-------------------3-------
E---------------------------


e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G----------------------------0-
D-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-0-0-2-0----
A------------------------------
E------------------------------
e----------------------------
B----------------------------
G-----------------0----------
D-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-----0-2----
A-------------------3--------
E----------------------------


e------------------------------
B------------------------------
G------------------0-0--------
D-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2------2-0----
A--------------------------3--
E------------------------------

START HERE:

JINGLE BELLS

Guitar Stuff for 11.3.17

 

*Try these finger stretching exercises every time you practice  >>>>

 

1) Warmup: "Pedal" exercise (below)

2) Play "Jingle Bells" (below)

3) Practice E and A major chords (SEMI PRO II tab) and switching between them.  Try playing these with rhythm exercise.

PEDAL EXERCISE

e-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1---|--------|--------|---------|
B--------|--------|---------|-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1---|
G--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
D--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
A--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
E--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
e--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
B--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
G-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1---|--------|--------|---------|
D--------|--------|---------|-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1---|
A--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|
E--------|--------|---------|--------|--------|---------|

...and so on.  =)

Guitar Stuff for 10.27.17

 

*Try these finger stretching exercises every time you practice  >>>>

 

1) Warmup: "Playing Notes on One String" (two slides right, arrow down)

2) Play the ABCs (Semi-Pro I, below "READING TAB" slide)

3) Clap/strum with rhythm exercises (below)

Guitar Stuff for 10.13.17

 

1) Warmup: Continue practicing "Playing Notes on the Neck" and "Playing Notes on One String" (on next slide, arrow down)

2) Memorize string names (Semi-Pro I tab) and tune B and e strings every practice.

3) Play the ABCs (Semi-Pro I, below "READING TAB" slide).

Guitar Stuff for 10.6.17

 

1) Practice "Playing Notes on the Neck" and "Playing Notes on One String"

(click on down arrow)

2) Memorize string names (Semi-Pro I tab) and tune B and e strings every practice.

Guitar Stuff for 9.29.17

1) Try "Playing Notes on the Neck" (click on down arrow)

2) Practice "Playing Notes on One String"

(down arrow)

3) Familiarize yourself with the guitar parts