e|----------------9----------------------------------9-------------------------------------------|
B|---------10--------------------------------10--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------11b--11---------------------11b-----11--11--11--11p9-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11--11-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------------------------------------------------9------12----14---------9--12--------|
B|--------------------------------------------------10-------------------------10----------------|
G|----------------9-----11b--------9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----9--11---------------------------------11--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----14b------------17----16---14---------------14----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------17---------------17-------14-----17---14-14--14--14---|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16b-16b-16b--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------14br——12------------12-----------------------------12---10–9---------------|
B|----17-----14-----------------------14-------------14-----12---------------------------10------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------14-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy8iQvk_a7E

Shrek Theme song

 

1  2  3  4
1  2  3  4
1  2  3  4
1 2 3 4

E MAJOR

A MAJOR

Strum through the exercises -- try counting to 4 for each measure to help you strum

1  2  3  4
1  2  3  4
1  2  3  4
1 2 3 4

E MAJOR

A MAJOR

Strum through the exercises -- try counting to 4 for each measure to help you strum

1  2  3  4
1  2  3  4
1  2  3  4
1 2 3 4

E MAJOR

A MAJOR

Strum through the exercises -- try counting to 4 for each measure to help you strum

epic rock 

 

Intro Woahs X2 Power chords 

A, C, G, D

 

1st verse tripplet (1 and a 2 and a etc....)

A,C, D(10th fret E) G X4

 

chorus (no one stands alone)

pause  X4  Power chords 

A, C, G, D

back to we

 

then chords 

SOLO! x2

F# Minor Pentatonic Scale

Californication

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0--2----------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p------------------------------------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3-------3/5--3--------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|
 
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0-------------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p-------------------3--3--0----------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3---------------------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|

X

Californication

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0--2----------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p------------------------------------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3-------3/5--3--------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|
 
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0-------------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p-------------------3--3--0----------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3---------------------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|

X

Californication Solo

e|----------------9----------------------------------9-------------------------------------------|
B|---------10--------------------------------10--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------11b--11---------------------11b-----11--11--11--11p9-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11--11-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------------------------------------------------9------12----14---------9--12--------|
B|--------------------------------------------------10-------------------------10----------------|
G|----------------9-----11b--------9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----9--11---------------------------------11--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----14b------------17----16---14---------------14----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------17---------------17-------14-----17---14-14--14--14---|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16b-16b-16b--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------14br——12------------12-----------------------------12---10–9---------------|
B|----17-----14-----------------------14-------------14-----12---------------------------10------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------14-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

C Major Scale 

Lets play as we say the notes and repeat in reverse

Follow the alphabet

Memorizing the fret board 

FUN LICK VOL 2!!

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------5-------------------|
A|-----7---------7-----------|
E|-0-------6-5---------------| (x12)
 

Enter Sandman 

FUN LICK VOL 2!!

Enter Sandman 

e|---------------------------| B|---------------------------| G|---------------------------| D|---------------------------| A|-2---------------/7--------| E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|

CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON

[Main Riff]  The chords for the main riff are: Am C Am D  (FYI)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------5-------------------------------------------------------|
A|------3------5-5/7--7p5-3-5-3---------------------------------------------|
E|-5-3-5--5-3-5--------------3-2--------------------------------------------|
 
   E                 E
e|-----3-3---------------5-3------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-3---------------5-3------------------------------------------------|
G|-1-1---------------1-1----------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2---------5-----2-2----------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-2--------5-7p5--2-2----------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-----5h7-------0-0----------------------------------------------------|
 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/ramones/beat-on-the-brat-chords-50339

Songs link 

watch

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS SOLO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kdj4xY_tzw

Cemetery Gates

e-----------------------------------------0----------|
b-----2---------0------------0----------2----2---2---|
G----2---2-----4--4---------4---4-----4--------4-----|
D---2---2-----2-----2------2------2-0----------------|
A--4-------0-----------------------------------------|
E-2-------------------0------------------------------|
 
e-----------------------0---------|
b------0--------2---------2-------|
G-----4---4-------4---------4-----|
D----2------2-0-----0---------0---|
A---------------------------------|
E-(0)-----------------------------|
 
[Chorus]
     p.m.----------------------------------|
e------------------------------------------|
b------------------------------------------|
G--2-------------------------------4~------|
D--2-----------------2/1--2-3~--1/3---2/3--|
A--0----0--0--0--0-------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|
 
      p.m------------------------------------|
e--------------------------------------------|
b--------------------------------------------|
G--2----------------------------------0------|
D--2-----------------2-1-2-3---1-2----1------|
A--0----0--0--0--0-----------------3-----2~~-|
E--------------------------------------------|
 

Radioactive

Am           C             G
  I'm waking up to ash and dust
          D                    Am
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
              C             G   N.C.
I'm breathing in the chemicals  (Gasp)
Am             C           G                 D                   Am
  I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
        C            G
This is it, the apocalypse
  D
 Woah 
[Chorus 1]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

Radioactive

[Verse 2]
Am           C            G
I raise my flags, don my clothes
          D                    Am
It's a revolution, I suppose
              C                  G
We're painted red to fit right in
D
Whoa
Am          C            G                 D
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
Am        C              G
This is it, the apocalypse
D
Whoa

 

[Chorus 2]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
 

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

Radioactive

 
[Bridge]
Am         Cmaj7 G           D
All systems go, sun hasn't died
Am         Cmaj7  G                D
Deep in my bones, straight from inside
 
[Chorus 3]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/kansas/carry-on-wayward-son-tabs-43417

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_2IdybTV0

Chord Refreshments

Barre Chords 

We are going to follow these chords shapes going by fifths. We will talk about the circle of Fifths. 

Barre Chords 

Percussive Mutes 

After one downstroke relieve 

pressure off chord but keep fingers planted and strike the chord muted

C Major Scale 

Lets play as we say the notes and repeat in reverse

Follow the alphabet

Reading notes on the staff

V
E
R
Y

O
O
D

B
O
Y

O
E
S


I
N
E

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

CLAP RYTHM FIRST

Notes on the guitar 

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

bend with AIM and PURPOSE

Bends

pushing your string to "bend" into another note

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Always bend the string aiming for a specific note.  The most common bends are HALF steps and WHOLE steps.

Bends

These can be played on any string and any fret.

b = bend

r = release

e-----------------
B-----------------
G-5-6-5---5-b6-r5-
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------

 

e-----------------
B-----------------
G-5-7-5---5-b7-r5-
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------

 

Wonderful Tonight 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------12--10--------|
B|-------10b--8--10--------10b--8----------10b--8--10--12--13----------------|
G|----7-----------------7----------9----7------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

Come Together solo 

e|--------------|-----13b--13b-r13-10-----------|
B|--13b~~~~~----|---------------------13b~~~~~~-|
G|--------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------|-------------------------------|
A|--------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------|-------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------------|--10--13b-r13-10---------|
B|-----------------13b~~~---|-----------------13b~~~~-|
G|--10--12b-r12-10----------|-------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
 
e|-----------------15b~~~--|--15b--15b-r15--13--15b~~~~-|
B|-10--13b-r13-10----------|----------------------------|
G|-------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------------------|
A|-------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------------------|
 
        2x
e|--17--20b--r20--17--20b~~~~-|--13--15b--r15-13-15b~~~-|
B|----------------------------|-------------------------|
G|----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|----------------------------|-------------------------|
 
                              2x (second time fade)
e|--------------------------|-13b--13b-r13-10---------|
B|------------------13b~~~~-|-----------------13b~~~~-|
G|--10--12b--r12-10---------|-------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
 

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Legato

"in a smooth, flowing manner"

use

HAMMER-ON

and

PULL-OFF

techniques

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Legato

concentrate on

               ACCURACY

                    and

                       FLOW        (not speed!)

e----------------------|----------------------|
B----------------------|----------------------|
G----------------------|----------------------|
D-5-h6-h8-p6-5-h6-h8---|----------------------|
A----------------------|-5-h6-h8-p6-5-h6-h8---|
E----------------------|----------------------|

 

PENTATONIC SCALE

THE  CORNERSTONE OF IMPROVISATION

PENTATONIC SCALE

ORANGE = MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE

D E F# G A B C# D
B C# D E F# G A B
B    D E F#   A B
D E F#   A B    D

C major 7 might be written as "Cmaj7" or "CM7" on a chord sheet. 

BLUE = MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE

GREY = NOT INCLUDED IN
PENTATONIC SCALES

"PENT" = FIVE

B minor scale

D major scale

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

String Skipping

Pick control requires      COORDINATION

                                                                                                       and

                            PRACTICE

NOTE VALUES

4 Beats Whole note

Text

2 Beats Half Note

1 Beat Quarter Note

1/2 Eight note

February

Chord Refreshments

Barre Chords 

We are going to follow these chords shapes going by fifths. We will talk about the circle of Fifths. 

Barre Chords 

Percussive Mutes 

After one downstroke relieve 

pressure off chord but keep fingers planted and strike the chord muted

C Major Scale 

Lets play as we say the notes and repeat in reverse

Follow the alphabet

Reading notes on the staff

V
E
R
Y

O
O
D

B
O
Y

O
E
S


I
N
E

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

CLAP RYTHM FIRST

Major Diatonic Arpeggios 

FUN LICK OF THE DAY!!!

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    E   E   E   E   E T E T E T E T
E|----4-------4-------4-------4---|----4-------4---0L--0L--0L--0L--|
B|5-------5-------5-------5-------|4-------4-------4h5-5p4-4h5-5p0-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|x5
 
[Intro]
Drum intro(hi-hat) (fast)
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----6B-------6B-------6B-------6B-----ETC-----------|SLOW DOWN AT THE END
A|-8-8----8---8----8---8----8---8----8-----------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
 
[Main Riff]
(slow)
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----6B-------6B-------6B-------6B-------6B---------|
E|-8-8----8---8----8---8----8---8----8---8----8-------|
 
[Fill 1 thing] x2
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------9----7-----9-------------------|
D|-10-----------------10----8-----10------------------|
A|----10----6--8--10----------------------------------|
E|-------8--------------------------------------------| 
 

TAME IMPALA!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8euz8TKKjrw

Claping Rythms

 

1

 




2

Notes on the guitar 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/5-seconds-of-summer/she-looks-so-perfect-chords-1462393

Welcome to Spring Semester!!

You Made it!

New Concepts we will cover this semester

Major and Minor scale 

Guitar note memorization

Learning notes on the staff

Scale w/ triads and arpeggios 

note beat values 

exploring styles of music

The Caged system

Alt picking up an down 

Unison Bends 

Muted Rhythms 

Chord Progressions 

 

TUNE UP Time !!!

C Major Scale 

Lets play as we say the notes and repeat in reverse

Follow the alphabet

We have to memorize 

scales to be Able to improvise to a song that is in the designated key

Important C major Pentatonic shapes 

C Major Scale 

Note test!

Find and Play both C's

Find play both A's

Find and play both Bs

Find and play Both Ds

Find and play 3 Fs

 

 

 

Hammer ons and pull offs

Hammer ons and pull offs

Im something else 

e|---------------------------------------|
B|--8-8-8-8/7-7-7-7-7/5-5-5-5-5/3-3-3-4-4|
G|---------------------------------------| (x2)
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------------|
 

We have to memorize 

scales to be Able to improvise to a song that is in the designated key

Important C major Pentatonic shapes 

Power chords exersize and note recognition 

Paranoid!

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------12h14-----12----------------------------12h14-----12--|
A|-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14---12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14|
E|-12----12----12--------------------------12----12----12-----------------------|
 
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------12h14-----12----------------------------12h14-----12--|
A|-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14---12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14|
E|-12----12----12--------------------------12----12----12-----------------------|
 

This is the main lick 

remember "h' Signifies a hammer on 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qanF-91aJo

Paranoid!

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
E|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
   {...................................pm....................................}
   Fin - ished with my wo - man 'cause  she       couldn't help me
 
   G   D   E    Gsus2
e|-------------------|
B|--------------12---|
G|--------------12---|
D|-12-----------12---|
A|-10--12--14--------|
E|-----10--12--------|
  with my mind
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14--10--12--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---|
E|-12-12---8--10--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
                  {.....................pm.......................}
 
    E E   C    D  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14--10--12--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---|
E|-12-12---8--10--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
                  {.....................pm.......................}
 

C Major Scale 

Lets play as we say the notes and repeat in reverse

Follow the alphabet

Reading notes on the staff

V
E
R
Y

O
O
D

B
O
Y

O
E
S


I
N
E

First Standard!!

Notes on the guitar 

Claping Rythms

 

1

 




2

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

CLAP RYTHM FIRST

ACDC- TNT

e|----------|-----------------------------|
B|----------|----------------------------o|
G|----------|---------2--------2----------|
D|--2~------|---2-----2--------2----------|
A|--2~------|---2-----0--------0---------o|
E|--0~------|---0--3-----3--3-----3qb-----|(x5)
                       .
e|-----------------------------|
B|o---------------------------o|
G|---------2--------2----------|
D|---2-----2--------2----------|
A|o--2-----0--------0---------o|
E|---0--3-----3--3-----3qb-----|(x7)
             .

ACDC- TNT

e|-----------------------------|
B|o---------------------------o|
G|---2-------------------------|
D|---2-------2-----------------|
A|o--0-------2----------------o|
E|------3qb--0-----------------|(x3)
 

Chorus 

TEETH 5 second of summer

|
 
 
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------6-----|
D|---------9-8-----9-8-------------9-8-----9-8---------|
A|-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-6-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse/Main Riff]
 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------6-----------------------------|
D|---------9-8-----9-8-------------9-8-----9-8-----9-9-9-9-9-8-----9-8---------|
A|-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-6-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9---------------9-6-----9-6-----|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-8---8---8---6-----|
A|-------------9---------------|
E|-----------------9---9-------|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_03wQecDt4U

recital

 

We have to memorize 

scales to be Able to improvise to a song that is in the designated key

Important C major Pentatonic shapes 

C# Db major pentatonic 

e|----------------------|----------------------|
b|----------------------|----------------------|
g|----------------------|----------------------|
d|-12-12-10-12----------|----------------------|X2
a|--------------12---11-|-10--------8b---------|
e|----------------------|------10-------10-----|
 
   D  D  C  D
e|----------------------|----------------------|
b|----------------------|----------------------|
g|-11-11-9--11----------|------12---10b--------|
d|-12-12-10-12----------|------12--------12----|
a|-12-12-10-12--12---11-|-10-------------------|
e|-10-10-8--10----------|----------------------|
 

Sunshine of your love 

F5 G5 F5 G5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|
A|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|
E|-1--3-3-1-3--|-1--3-3-1-3--|-1--3-3-1-3--|-1--3-3-1-3--|
 

Broken Chord Arpeggios review 

We are going to 

follow each chord up and down 5 times.

to develop chord clarity 

House of the rising sun 

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

The * Indicate Accents 

A minor                  C major               Dminor 

last christmas 

Make sure to play softly and slowly slowly

Dynamics: How loud or soft we play 

Intro]
| D | % | Bm | % | Em | % | A | % | (Single strokes)
 
[Chorus]
D
Last Christmas I gave you my heart.   (Strum pattern )
        Bm
But the very next day you gave it away
Em
This year to save me from tears
     A
I'll give it to someone special
 
[Chorus] (Don't play solo )
D
Last Christmas I gave you my heart.    
        Bm
But the very next day you gave it away
Em
This year to save me from tears
     A
I'll give it to someone special
 
[Interlude] (Single strokes guitar)
| D | % | Bm | % | Em | % | A | % |
 
[Verse 1](Back to strum pattern) 
D
 Once bitten and twice shy B
Bm                                        [ Em ]
 I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Em
 Tell me baby do you recognize me?
A
 Well, it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me
 
[Chorus] (Play solo and end on D chords). second time without solo  
D
Last Christmas I gave you my heart
        Bm
But the very next day you gave it away.  (x2)
Em
This year to save me from tears
     A
I'll give it to someone special Slowly Play D major.
 

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--9--9--7-----9--9--11--7-----7--9--9--11--7--7--6--7--6-----11--9--11--12--11--9--7--6--6--6--6--7--6-----
D|-----------9--------------------9--------------------------------------9--------------------------------------------------------7
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

last christmas 

 

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--9--9--7-----9--9--11--7-----7--9--9--11--7--7--6--7--6-----11--9--11--12--11--9--7--6--6--6--6--7--6-----
D|-----------9--------------------9--------------------------------------9--------------------------------------------------------7
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 21

Palm Mutes

Try and add some distortion for that chunky thick sound

Barracuda!

-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------4-5-|
-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--2-3-|
 
----<12>---|-------------|
----<12>---|-------------|
----<12>---|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
 

These notes below are the Harmonics

   F
   Out of all the reindeers  you know you're the master -
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|
A-|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 

  G 
 Run, run Rudolph, Randolph ain't too far be-
E-|-----------------|------------------------|
B-|-----------------|------------------------|
G-|-----------------|------------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------------|
A-|-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|-5--5--7--5--5--5--7--5-|
E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|
 
    C
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-10-10-12-10---10-10-12-10-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|
E-|-8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

Songs are sometime directed in 

progression. 1-4-5-1 chord progression refers the first, fourth, and fifth chords belonging to the order of the major scale.

Use pattern for each progression above

   F
   Out of all the reindeers  you know you're the master -
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|
A-|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 

  G 
 Run, run Rudolph, Randolph ain't too far be-
E-|-----------------|------------------------|
B-|-----------------|------------------------|
G-|-----------------|------------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------------|
A-|-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|-5--5--7--5--5--5--7--5-|
E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|
 
    C
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-10-10-12-10---10-10-12-10-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|
E-|-8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

Broken Chord Arpeggios review 

We are going to 

follow each chord up and down 5 times.

to develop chord clarity 

House of the rising sun 

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

The * Indicate Accents 

A minor                  C major               Dminor 

September 30

Hysteria!

G|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
A|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|------------------10-|--------10-10----10-12-|
E|---------------------|-----------------|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0----|-0-12-0-------12-------|
 
                       Dm                                      Am
G|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-------------------|-----------------|
A|---------------------|------------------|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
 

Open C Major Scale 

 

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

 

Reverse

We have to memorize 

scales to be Able to improvise to a song that is in the designated key

Important C major Pentatonic shapes 

1st
 

 

2nd

 

 

 

3rd

 

 

4th

 

Arpeggios are a great way to shred 

and is very popular with heavy metal, Jazz, and Classical 

DROP D Tuning fun 


A|--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1-----0--
D|--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0-----

 

We are going to drop the tuning of the E string down to a D 

Tip: Hit the D string to help match pitch when dropping E to D

Foo Fighter Everlong 

Verse]
e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------|
g:----11--1111-11-11-111111-----11-1111-11-11-111111-----7---7---|
d:----11--1111-11-11-111111-----11-1111-11-11-111111-----7---7---|
a:-----9---9-9--9--9--9-9-9------9--9-9--9--9--9-9-9-----5---5---|
D:-0-0---0----0--0--0------0-9-9--9----9--9--9------0-5-5-5-5----|
 
e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------|
g:----11---11---11---11------------------------------------------|
d:----11---11---11---11------------------------------------------|
a:-----9----9----9----9------------------------------------------|
D:-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9--0-----------------------------------------|
 

F# Minor Pentatonic Scale

Californication

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0--2----------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p------------------------------------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3-------3/5--3--------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|
 
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0-------------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p-------------------3--3--0----------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3---------------------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|

X

Californication Solo

e|----------------9----------------------------------9-------------------------------------------|
B|---------10--------------------------------10--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------11b--11---------------------11b-----11--11--11--11p9-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11--11-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------------------------------------------------9------12----14---------9--12--------|
B|--------------------------------------------------10-------------------------10----------------|
G|----------------9-----11b--------9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----9--11---------------------------------11--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----14b------------17----16---14---------------14----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------17---------------17-------14-----17---14-14--14--14---|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16b-16b-16b--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------14br——12------------12-----------------------------12---10–9---------------|
B|----17-----14-----------------------14-------------14-----12---------------------------10------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------14-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

Cosmic Chromatic minor triad Barre Chords

E|--0--1--2--3--4--5--6--7-----7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--------------------
B|--0--1--2--3--4--5--6--7-----7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--------------------
G|--0--1--2--3--4--5--6--7-----7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--------------------

Follow this shape up and down the

neck chromatically

Palm Mutes

Try and add some distortion for that chunky thick sound

Barracuda!

-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------4-5-|
-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--2-3-|
 
----<12>---|-------------|
----<12>---|-------------|
----<12>---|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
 

These notes below are the Harmonics

Songs are sometime directed in 

progression. 1-4-5-1 chord progression refers the first, fourth, and fifth chords belonging to the order of the major scale.

Use pattern for each progression above

16th NOTES

strum from top to bottom, and then bottom to top.
set your metronome at 60 beats per minute.

try it out!

The Blues!!!

Power Chord Rhythm on blues 

Run Run Rudolph 

E-|--/8--8--8--8--8------------|--|--8-----------8-----8---8---8--11b--|
B-|--/8--8--8--8--8--10--------|--|--8--10-------8-----8---8---8--11b--|
G-|----------------------8--9--|--|---------8h9-----9------------------|
D-|------------------------10--|--|----------------10------------------|
A-|----------------------------|--|------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------|--|------------------------------------|
 

blues style power chord rhythms 

Chords next page 

   F
   Out of all the reindeers  you know you're the master -
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|
A-|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 

  G 
 Run, run Rudolph, Randolph ain't too far be-
E-|-----------------|------------------------|
B-|-----------------|------------------------|
G-|-----------------|------------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------------|
A-|-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|-5--5--7--5--5--5--7--5-|
E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|
 
    C
E-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|---------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-10-10-12-10---10-10-12-10-|-10-10-12-10-10-10-12-10-|
E-|-8--8--8--8----8--8--8--8--|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|

Text

Guitar Stuff for 9.2.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: 7 nation arm and hysteria

2) Octaves and Harmony exercise

3) My Sherona

4)Em Blues Scale and improv

 

 

7 Nation Army 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------repeat through verse--------------------|
A|-7-7-10-7---------7-7-10-7-------------------------------------------------|
E|----------10-8-7-----------10-8-10-8-7-------------------------------------|
 
[Pre-chorus]
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---5---7-----------------------------------------------------|
A|---5---7-----------------------------------------------------|
E|---3---5-----------------------------------------------------|
 

7 Nation Army Solo

[Solo]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-12-11-------9-9-12-14-12-12-14-12-11----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-12-12-15-12-15-15-14/\-12-12-15-17-15-15-17-15-14-------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  (Listen to song for correct timing!!)
e|-12-12-14-12-17-15/\-12-12-14-12-14-14-12----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------13-12----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e minor blues scale 

Great start for improv in Em

Harmonies and octave

Harmony

From the Latin harmonia meaning joining, concord, and from the Greek harmos meaning joint.

The combination of three or more sounds in a manner that produces a musically consistent, agreeable, pleasing whole.

Harmony, associations:  Accompaniment, chords, triads, seventh chords, chorale style

 

Octaves

Many musical scales in the West use eight notes. The distance between the first and eighth note is called an octave. This octave distance can be broken down into 12 semitones (on a guitar, each fret is one semitone.) ... Also: playing any note an octave higher will double it's frequency vibration rate.

Octave Exersise


D|-----2-----3-----4-----5-----6-----7-----8-----9-----10-----11------12------13------14------15------16------17--

E|--0-----1-----2-----3-----4-----5-----6-----7-----8------9------10------11------12------13------14------15------

 

My Sharona 

E|-------------------x---x----------------|
B|-------------------5---3----------------|
G|-------------------5---3----------------|
D|--55-5-5--5---55-5-5---3----------------|
A|-------------------3---x----------------|
E|33--3-3-33--33--3--x---x----------------|
 

This song is going to help us develop feel and rhythm. Its not about what you play, but how you play it. 

e minor blues scale 

Great start for improv in Em

Eminor Jam Track 

Try to create a Rhythm based around the Em pentatonic 

Major 7th arpeggio

A  B  C#  D  E  F#  G#  A

e---------------4-5-4----------------
B-------------5-------5--------------
G-----------6-----------6------------
D-------6-7---------------7-6--------
A---4-7-----------------------7-4----
E-5-------------------------------5--

New Chords 

E|-----5--------7-----------8--------2--------0-----3-----0--
B|-----5--------5-----------5--------3--------1-----------1--
G|-----5--------5-----------5--------1--------2-----------2--
D|-----7--------6-----------5--------0--------3-----------2--
A|-----------------------------------------------------2--------
E|-----------------------------------------------------3--------

 

 A minor 

Ab augmented

G6 sus

D Major 

F Major 7

GMajor

A minor different shape

Stairway to Heaven 

e|----------5--7--------7-8--------8--2--------2-0---------0-|
B|-------5--------5----------5-----------3---------1-----1---|
G|----5--------------5----------5-----------2---------2------|
D|-7-----------6----------5-----------0----------3-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------------------------------------7----------|
B|-1--------0--1-1------------------------5--------5------|
G|----2-----0--2-2---------------------5--------------5---|
D|---------------------------------7-----------6----------|
A|----------2--0-0----0-/8-7-----0------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-7-8-------8--2---------2-0-----------0--------------------|
B|------5----------3-----------1-----1-----1--------0--1-1---|
G|---------5----------2-----------2-----------2-----0--2-2---|
D|---5----------4-----------3--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------2--0-0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 

A minor 

Ab Augmented 

G6 SUS

D Major 

F Major 7

G major   A minor 

DROP D Tuning fun 


A|--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1-----0--
D|--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0-----

 

We are going to drop the tuning of the E string down to a D 

Tip: Hit the D string to help match pitch when dropping E to D

Foo Fighter Everlong 

Verse]
e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------|
g:----11--1111-11-11-111111-----11-1111-11-11-111111-----7---7---|
d:----11--1111-11-11-111111-----11-1111-11-11-111111-----7---7---|
a:-----9---9-9--9--9--9-9-9------9--9-9--9--9--9-9-9-----5---5---|
D:-0-0---0----0--0--0------0-9-9--9----9--9--9------0-5-5-5-5----|
 
e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------|
g:----11---11---11---11------------------------------------------|
d:----11---11---11---11------------------------------------------|
a:-----9----9----9----9------------------------------------------|
D:-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9--0-----------------------------------------|
 

Guitar Stuff for 8.12.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: F minor Pentatonic scale and C# with tempo

 

2) Start Sweet Child o Mine

 

3) Start 7 Nation Army solo and Rhythm

 

 

Fminor pentatonic scale


E|--------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------8--10--12--
D|----------------------------8--10--11---------------
A|--------------8--10--11-----------------------------
E|--8--9--11-------------------------------------------

 

Smells like Teen Spirit solo 

e|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G|---------8---10-------|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-|---5-6-5---------|---------------------|
D|----8/10------------6-|---------------------|-----------8---6-|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-| x2
A|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-5-----6-5-|--6-5---6-5-5\3-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
                *
 

Text

Solo at 3:04 on video


E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------13--14--16------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------13--14--16---------------------
G|------------------------------------------------11--13--15-----------------------------------
D|---------------------------------11--13--15---------------------------------------------------
A|-------------------11--13--15---------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--11--13--14-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

C#

Sweet Child of Mine 

e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---13-----------------------13---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---11----13-11----13----13--11----13-11----13----13------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 

7 Nation Army 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------repeat through verse--------------------|
A|-7-7-10-7---------7-7-10-7-------------------------------------------------|
E|----------10-8-7-----------10-8-10-8-7-------------------------------------|
 
[Pre-chorus]
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---5---7-----------------------------------------------------|
A|---5---7-----------------------------------------------------|
E|---3---5-----------------------------------------------------|
 

7 Nation Army Solo

[Solo]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-12-11-------9-9-12-14-12-12-14-12-11----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-12-12-15-12-15-15-14/\-12-12-15-17-15-15-17-15-14-------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  (Listen to song for correct timing!!)
e|-12-12-14-12-17-15/\-12-12-14-12-14-14-12----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------13-12----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Hysteria!

G|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
A|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|------------------10-|--------10-10----10-12-|
E|---------------------|-----------------|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0----|-0-12-0-------12-------|
 
                       Dm                                      Am
G|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-------------------|-----------------|
A|---------------------|------------------|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
 

Guitar Stuff for 8.5.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: F minor Pentatonic scale with tempo

 

2) Start Centuries

 

3) Finishing Smells like teen Spirit

 

4) D Flat major scale with metronome

 

5) Sweet Child O Mine

Fminor pentatonic scale


E|--------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------8--10--12--
D|----------------------------8--10--11---------------
A|--------------8--10--11-----------------------------
E|--8--9--11-------------------------------------------

 

Smells like Teen Spirit solo 

e|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G|---------8---10-------|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-|---5-6-5---------|---------------------|
D|----8/10------------6-|---------------------|-----------8---6-|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-| x2
A|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-5-----6-5-|--6-5---6-5-5\3-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
                *
 

Text

Solo at 3:04 on video


E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------13--14--16------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------13--14--16---------------------
G|------------------------------------------------11--13--15-----------------------------------
D|---------------------------------11--13--15---------------------------------------------------
A|-------------------11--13--15---------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--11--13--14-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

C#

Sweet Child of Mine 

e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---13-----------------------13---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---11----13-11----13----13--11----13-11----13----13------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 

Guitar Stuff for 7.29.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Radioactive

 

2) Start Centuries

 

3) F minor scale bends and slides

 

4) Smells Like teen spirit

A minor C and G chords

A minor

C major

G major

D Major

Radioactive

Am           C             G
  I'm waking up to ash and dust
          D                    Am
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
              C             G   N.C.
I'm breathing in the chemicals  (Gasp)
Am             C           G                 D                   Am
  I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
        C            G
This is it, the apocalypse
  D
 Woah 
[Chorus 1]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

Centuries 

[Intro]
 
Em
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do do
 
 
[Chorus]
 
Em
Some legends are told
G
Some turn to dust or to gold 
C
But you will remember me
Am               D
Remember me, for centuries
 
Em
And just one mistake 
G
Is all it will take,
C
We’ll go down in history
Am              D
Remember me for centuries
 
 
Em      G      C
Heeeya, heeey, heeeya
Am              D
Remember me for centuries
 
[Verse]
 
Em
Mummified my teenage dreams
G
No it’s nothing wrong with me
C
The kids are all wrong, the story's all off
Am                D
Heavy metal broke my heart
 
 
Em
Come on come on and let me in 
G
Those bruises on your thighs like my fingerprints
C
Is this supposed to match, the darkness that you felt,
Am                       D
I never meant for you to fix yourself
 
 
Em
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do do
 
 
[Chorus]
 
Em
Some legends are told
G
Some turn to dust or to gold 
C
But you will remember me
Am               D
Remember me, for centuries
 

Fminor pentatonic scale


E|--------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------8--10--12--
D|----------------------------8--10--11---------------
A|--------------8--10--11-----------------------------
E|--8--9--11-------------------------------------------

 

Guilt Bends and slides

Smells like Teen Spirit

e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|
D|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|
E|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|
 

e|----------1------|-----------------|----------1------|-----------------| B|--------1--------|-----------------|--------1--------|-----------------| G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Smells like Teen Spirit solo 

e|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G|---------8---10-------|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-|---5-6-5---------|---------------------|
D|----8/10------------6-|---------------------|-----------8---6-|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-| x2
A|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-5-----6-5-|--6-5---6-5-5\3-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
                *
 

Text

Solo at 3:04 on video

Smells like Teen Spirit

e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|
D|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|
E|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|
 

e|----------1------|-----------------|----------1------|-----------------| B|--------1--------|-----------------|--------1--------|-----------------| G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

Guitar Stuff for 7.8.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Radioactive

 

2) Still Dre

 

3) Harmonies and Octaves

 

4) Maroon 5 "Moves like Jagger"

Still Dre

E|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--3--
B|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--
G|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--

 

 

Harmonies and octave

Harmony

From the Latin harmonia meaning joining, concord, and from the Greek harmos meaning joint.

The combination of three or more sounds in a manner that produces a musically consistent, agreeable, pleasing whole.

Harmony, associations:  Accompaniment, chords, triads, seventh chords, chorale style

 

Octaves

Many musical scales in the West use eight notes. The distance between the first and eighth note is called an octave. This octave distance can be broken down into 12 semitones (on a guitar, each fret is one semitone.) ... Also: playing any note an octave higher will double it's frequency vibration rate.

A minor C and G chords

A minor

C major

G major

D Major

Radioactive

Am           C             G
  I'm waking up to ash and dust
          D                    Am
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
              C             G   N.C.
I'm breathing in the chemicals  (Gasp)
Am             C           G                 D                   Am
  I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
        C            G
This is it, the apocalypse
  D
 Woah 
[Chorus 1]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

Moves Like Jagger 

 

 

Chords

Guitar Stuff for 7.8.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: "Aint Nothin But A G Thang" Meme song

G, C, D, and E transition practice (setting up) A minor scale 

 

2) Reptilia guitar

 

3) Super Mario bros review

 

4) hop into "Still Dre"

ITS TIME TO WARM UP!

ITS TIME TO WARM UP!

"Aint Nothin But A G Thang" Meme song

SUPER MARIO THEME SONG!!!!!!!!

e|-0-0-0---0-3---------------------0-3-5-1-3-0-------------------------------|
B|-------1---------1---------------------------1-3-0-------------------------|
G|--------------0----0----2-4-3-2-0------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------2----------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Reptilia Tab and Chords  

 

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7---7-4-------|-7-7---7-4-------|---------4---7---|---------4---7---|
D|-------------7---|-------------7---|-6-6---6---------|-6-6---6---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 

Still Dre

E|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--3--3--
B|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--
G|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--

 

 

The Almighty Bends!!

Depending on a bend you can bend the pitch of a note half step or full step

Guitar Stuff for 7.1.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: "Aint Nothin But A G Thang" Meme song

G, C, D, and E transition practice (setting up) A minor scale 

 

2) Back In Black Chord run

 

3) Reptilia Lead guitar and Rhythm

 

4) Super Mario theme song

ITS TIME TO WARM UP!

ITS TIME TO WARM UP!

"Aint Nothin But A G Thang" Meme song

Back In Black


   E           D              A
e|------------(2-2-2)--------------|-----------------3-0-------------|
B|-------------3-3-3----------(2-2-|-2)------------------3-0---------|
G|(1)----------2-2-2-----------2-2-|-2-----------------------2b4r2p0-|
D|-2-----------0-0-0-----------2-2-|-2-------------------------------|
A|-2---------------------------0-0-|-0-------------------------------|
E|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 
   E           D               A               .     .     .
e|------------(2-2-2)--------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------------3-3-3----------(2-2-|-2)------------------------------|
G|(1)----------2-2-2-----------2-2-|-2-------------------------------|
D|-2-----------0-0-0-----------2-2-|-2-------------------------------|
A|-2---------------------------0-0-|-0-------2-----2-----2-----2-----|
E|-0----------------------------|-----------4-----5-----6-----7-\-|
 

Reptilia Tab and Chords  

 

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-7-7---7-4-------|-7-7---7-4-------|---------4---7---|---------4---7---|
D|-------------7---|-------------7---|-6-6---6---------|-6-6---6---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 

SUPER MARIO THEME SONG!!!!!!!!

e|-0-0-0---0-3---------------------0-3-5-1-3-0-------------------------------|
B|-------1---------1---------------------------1-3-0-------------------------|
G|--------------0----0----2-4-3-2-0------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------2----------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

The Almighty Bends!!

Depending on a bend you can bend the pitch of a note half step or full step

Guitar Stuff for 6.24.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Practice pentatonic scale intervals as shown in tab below.

 

2) Begin practicing "How's It Gonna Be" -- check out the strum pattern and the little lead riff.

 

BONUS) Begin "Papercut" by Linkin Park.  The song will require Drop Db tuning, but don't worry about doing that yet

Pentatonic Patterns

try each of the patterns below, then try transitioning between them using doors

Verse 1
D                                 A    G
I'm only pretty sure that I can't take anymore.  Before you
D             A    G
take a swing, I wonder what are we fighting
D                                       A   G
for. When I say out loud, I want to get out of this, I wonder
D                 A      G
Is there anything I'm gonna miss

Chorus
G
I wonder
Em                                A
How's it gonna be, when you don't know me,
Em                                  G
How's it gonna be, when you're sure I'm not there,
Em                              A
How's it gonna be, when there's no one there to talk to,
Em                    G
Between you and me, 'cause I don't care, How's it gonna
D     A      G (2x)
be...

How's It Gonna Be? (capo 3)

e--------------------------------------------
B----10-11-10--------10-11-10----10-11-13----
G-10----------10--10----------10-------------
D--------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------


e--------------------------------------------
B----10-11-10--------10-11-10----10-11-------
G-10----------10--10----------10-------------
D--------------------------------------10----
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------


Lead riff
Bridge (power chords)
Em   | G      | D    | A    | Em    G |
D    | A  G   | (x4)
Em   | G      | D    | A    | Em    G | (back to intro)
/ / //// //// / / //// ///
D          |A G 
strum pattern:

Papercut

Linkin Park

e-10----12----13----12----
B----10----10----10----10-
G-------------------------
D-------------------------
A-------------------------
E-------------------------

Opening riff

Guitar Stuff for 6.10.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Practice pentatonic scale intervals as shown in tab below.

 

2) Begin practicing "How's It Gonna Be" -- check out the strum pattern and the little lead riff.

Guitar Stuff for 5.6.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Practice pentatonic scale intervals as shown in tab below.

 

2) Practice "Silence" by Marshmello -- see tab below

 

3) Work through verse/chorus chords for "Lightning Crashes".  Listen to the song if you need  help with the rhythm.

Suspended chord practice

Csus

Csus2

Fsus

Fsus2

C

Csus

C

Csus2

Fsus2

F

Fsus

F

Pentatonic intervals

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

Try in reverse as well!

Silence

Marshmello ft. Khaled

Intro:
C#m E | C#m B | x2

Verse:
C#m E | C#m B | x 4
"Yeah, I'd rather be a lover than a fighter..."

Chorus:
A E | C#m B| x 4
"I found peace in your violence..."

Instrumental:
A E | C#m B | x 4 add "chucks" here

Verse 2:
C#m E | C#m B | x 4
"I'm in need of a savior, but I'm not asking for favors..."

Chorus:
A E | C#m B | x 4 (or 3 or 2)
"I found peace in your violence..."

Instrumental + final chorus:
A E | C#m B | x 2 add "chucks" here

Major pentatonic, should you decide to play with it

*top E string note starts on the 12th fret, not the 4th!

Here's the little melody we came up with:

x8 , then

Full Chord practice

Lightning Crashes

Verse

Chorus

E | Bsus2 | F# | F# |
E  Bsus2 | F# | E  Bsus2 | F# |

E

Bsus2

F#

Bridge (starts at 3:32)

| G#m  | F# | x3, 
| E | F# | (repeat all)

G#m

4th fret!!

Guitar Stuff for 4.22.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!

 

2) Practice "Silence" by Marshmello -- see tab below

 

3) Work through verse/chorus chords for "Lightning Crashes".  Listen to the song if you need  help with the rhythm.

Guitar Stuff for 4.15.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!

 

2) Practice "Silence" by Marshmello -- see tab below

 


 

Minor Scale practice

Tetris music (pattern starting on E string instead)

(the pattern used for "Tetris")

Guitar Stuff for 4.8.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!

 

2) Practice "Silence" by Marshmello -- see tab below

 


 

Guitar Stuff for 3.25.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!

 

2) Play through "Amber" by 311

 

BONUS) Begin "Silence" by Marshmello -- see tab below

 


 

"Amber"

311

Chorus progression

C

x2

x2

Am

Em

Dm

G

"Amber"

311

First solo

Guitar Stuff for 3.25.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!

 

2) Play through "Amber" by 311

 

BONUS) Begin "Silence" by Marshmello -- see tab below

 


 

Guitar Stuff for 3.18.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!

 

2) Play through "Amber" by 311

 

BONUS) Play through "High Hopes" chords

(we'll get to our new song next week!)

 


 

High Hopes

Panic! at the Disco

 Bb F | Dm C (repeated)

Verse:

 F  A | Dm  Bbm

Bridge:

Bb

Bbm

 F  A | Dm  Bbm

Guitar Stuff for 3.4.20

 

                            HEY YOU!  PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!

 

2) Play through "Amber" by 311

 

BONUS) Play through "High Hopes" chords

 


 

Guitar Stuff for 2.12.20

 

                              PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!

 

2) Play through "Amber" by 311

 

BONUS) Play through "High Hopes" chords

 


 

Guitar Stuff for 2.12.20

 

                              PRACTICE!


1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice:  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice, then try the Tetris theme!


2) Practice playing "Phenomenon" using drop D chords. Listen for the details: palm mutes, unusual strumming, etc.


BONUS) Play through "High Hopes" chords




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 2.5.20

 

                              PRACTICE!

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale practice.  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice.

 

2) Practice playing "Phenomenon" using drop D chords. Listen for the details: palm mutes, unusual strumming, etc.

 

BONUS) Play through "High Hopes" chords

 


 

Minor scale practice

Try out the pattern below:

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

Guitar Stuff for 1.15.20

 

                              PRACTICE!

 

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

 

2) Practice playing "Phenomenon" using drop D chords

 

BONUS) Play through "High Hopes" chords

 


 

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------------------------------

Guitar Stuff for 1.8.20

 

                              PRACTICE!

 

 

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

 

2) Play through "High Hopes" chords

 

3) Phenomenon -- only after you finish the other two!! Master this song so we can do better with "Down" by 311.
 

Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

                              PRACTICE!

 

 

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

 

2) Play through "High Hopes" chords*

 

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

Guitar Stuff for 12.11.19

 

                              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!!
 

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

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!!
 

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