Guitar!

November 10

 

Time to rehearse for the recital!

Blue Christmas/ Chords 

Blue Christmas/ Chords 

Blue Christmas/ Chords 

[Riff 1]              [Riff 2]              [Riff 3]
    e||------------||     e||-----------||      e||-----------------||
    B||------------||     B||-----------||      B||-----------------||
    G||------------||     G||-----------||      G||-----------------||
    D||------------||     D||-----------||      D||-----------------||
    A||--0---1--2--||     A||-----------||      A||---s----s----s---||
    E||------------||     E||--5--4--3--||      E||--2/3--2/3--2/3--||
 

Blue Christmas/ Chords 

             E   [Riff 1] E             B7       [Riff 1]
    I'll have a Blue         Christmas without you
    B7                            E           [Riff 1]
    I'll be so blue just thinking about you
        E7                  A                   [Riff 2]
    Decorations of red on a green Christmastree
    F#               [Riff 1] B7
    Won't be the same if      you're not here with me
 
    [nc]    [Riff 1] E  [Riff 1] E                B7       [Riff 1]
    And when those  blue         snowflakes start falling
    B7                                    E        [Riff 3]   E
    That's when those blue mem'ries start calling
              E7                         A            F#
    You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
        B7                               E          [Riff 1]
    But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas
 

Blue Christmas/ Chords 


 
 [nc]        E   [Riff 1] E                B7       [Riff 1]
    I'll have a Blue         Christmas that's certain
    B7                                   E        [Riff 3]   E
    And when those blue heartaches start hurting
              E7                         A            F#
    You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
        B7                               E         [Riff 1]
    But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas
              E7                         A            F#
    You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
        B7                [Riff 3]       E          [Riff 1]
    But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas
 
                E   [Riff 1] E             B7       [Riff 1]
    I'll have a Blue         Christmas without you
    B7                            E           [Riff 1]
    I'll be so blue just thinking about you
        E7                  A                   [Riff 2]
    Decorations of red on a green Christmastree
    F#                   B7
    Won't be the same if you're not here with me
 
    [nc]           E   [Riff 1] E                B7       [Riff 1]
    And when those blue         snowflakes start falling
    B7                                    E           [Riff 1]
    That's when those blue mem'ries start calling
              E7                         A            F#
    You'll be doin' all right, with your Christmas of white,
        B7               [Riff 3]        E          [Riff 1]
    But I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas
        B7               [Riff 3]        E         [Riff 1]   E
    Ooh I'll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas

           Guitar!

October 22 2020

 

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--|
 

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

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 

   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--|

           Guitar!

October 13 2020

 

We have to memorize 

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

Important C major Pentatonic shapes 

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--

POWER CHORDS

because sometimes, less is more

simple chord using a low root note, a "5th", and an octave note

universal in nature -- can be played anywhere on the E and A strings, up and down the neck

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--|
 
 G5 A5 G5 A5
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D|-5--7-7-5-7--|-5--7-7-5-7--|-5--7-7-5-7--|-5--7-7-5-7--|
A|-5--7-7-5-7--|-5--7-7-5-7--|-5--7-7-5-7--|-5--7-7-5-7--|
E|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|-3--5-5-3-5--|
 

B section

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|---------------------|

 

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

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-----------------------------------------|
 

e minor blues scale 

Great start for improv in Em

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|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

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 

           Guitar!

September 15 2020

 

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. 

7th CHORDS

created by moving (or adding) a second root note

but two

              Half steps

                            lower

G MAJOR

G 7

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

A#

C#

D#

F#

G#

7th CHORDS: D7

D7

"reverse" the D major chord

the moved/added note should usually be placed

HIGHER

than the root note on the guitar

7th CHORDS: A7

A7

the moved/added note should usually be placed

HIGHER

than the root note on the guitar

7th CHORDS: E7

E7

PALM MUTE/PERCUSSIVE STRUMMING

Instead of stopping on a rest, you can also "strum through" notes using muted strings to create a desired string noise.

Two most effective mute/rest methods:

PALM MUTE OVER SOUND HOLE

"LOOSE" FINGERS OVER STRINGS ON NECK

* Palm mute allows for more control over accents/texture of strums

* Fingers on strings provides more strumming hand freedom

PALM MUTE/PERCUSSIVE STRUMMING

Try out the rhythm below using the chords shown. Try switching mute methods or changing chords once you feel comfortable with the rhythm.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x = mute

MEASURE PUSH/PULL

Another way to make your strumming and chord progressions more interesting is to "push" or "pull" chords out of the first beat of a bar.

E

A

A

C

F

Try out different chords; for the second example, exchange the eighth rest for a muted strum.

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--

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-----------------------------------------------------|
 

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 

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|---------------------------------------------------------|
 

"Nothing Else Matters "

e|--------------0----------------------|
B|----------0------0-------------------|
G|------0--------------0---------------| x3
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------------|
 
 
e|--------------0------7----7---------7p0---------|
B|---------0-------0------------0-----0-----0-----|
G|-----0---------------------------0------------0-|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------------0---------------------|
 

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Index

Middle Finger 

Ring finger

X
X

 

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 

Blues Bending techique 

Guitar Stuff for 8.11.20

 

1) F Minor Pentatonic and C#/Db scale Practice 

 

2) Smells like teen spirit solo finalized 

 

3) Sweet Child of mine repeating multiple times 

 

4) Whole lotta love (Maybe)

 

5)G#Major Scale \

 

6) Holliday 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Fminor pentatonic scale


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

 


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|---------------------------------------------------------|
 

FINGERSTYLE

the no-pick method

FINGERPICKING ZONES

1 = pointer

2 = middle

3 = ring

Instead of using your pick, try using your fingers to pluck the strings.

"Nothing Else Matters "

e|--------------0----------------------|
B|----------0------0-------------------|
G|------0--------------0---------------| x3
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|--0----------------------------------|
 
 
e|--------------0------7----7---------7p0---------|
B|---------0-------0------------0-----0-----0-----|
G|-----0---------------------------0------------0-|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-----------------------0---------------------|
 

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Index

Middle Finger 

Ring finger

X
X

 

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-----------4----------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|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 

Guitar Stuff for 7.28.20

 

 

 

1) F Minor Pentatonic scale lesson 

 

2) Guitar slides and bends

 

3) Smells like teen spirit rhythm and solo 

 

4) Whole lotta love 

 

5) Sweet child of mine 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

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

Sharps and flats

Sharp are indicated when a # is present

Sharps are chords or notes that are Half step forward

Flats are indicated using a symbol

Flat symbols are chords or notes that are half step behind a chord

Sharps and flats

Example

Text

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 7.21.20

 

1) Warm-up:  F#major and F#minor chords Practice 

 

2)A minor C and G Chords refresher and rhythm  

 

4) F Minor Pentatonic scale lesson 

 

5) Guitar slides and bends

 

6) Smells like teen spirit rhythm and solo 

 

7) Whole lotta love 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

ROOT: F# on E string
SHAPE: E major

FULL CHORDS

F# MAJOR

F# MINOR

ROOT: F# on E string
SHAPE: E minor

ROOT: B on A string
SHAPE: A major

FULL CHORDS

B MAJOR

B MINOR

ROOT: B on A string
SHAPE: A minor

A minor C and G chords

A minor

C major

G major

D Major

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

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE!

 

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

/ Is a slide 

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-----9-9\-----------|
A|---7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-----7-7\-----5---5-|
E|-----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0------5/7---7---|
 

Guitar 7/14/20

1. ​Dive into B minor and B major, and understanding use. incorporating upstroke reggae skanks.

reviewing a minor scale once again (Building speed)

2.  intro to finger picking

 

 

TIP OF THE DAY!

 

Always tune your guitar before class

3.Minecraft wet hands finger picking 

4. Gets hands flowing with G major scale phrasing

ROOT: B on A string
SHAPE: A major

FULL CHORDS

B MAJOR

B MINOR

ROOT: B on A string
SHAPE: A minor

ROOT: F# on E string
SHAPE: E major

FULL CHORDS

F# MAJOR

F# MINOR

ROOT: F# on E string
SHAPE: E minor

FINGERSTYLE

the no-pick method

FINGERPICKING ZONES

1 = pointer

2 = middle

3 = ring

Instead of using your pick, try using your fingers to pluck the strings.

Minecraft soft hands

e|-----------------|-------0--------|-----------------|-------0--------|
B|-------0-2-0-----|-----2---2------|-------0-2-0-----|-----2---2------|
G|-----2-------2---|---2-------2----|-----2-------2---|---2-------2----|
D|---2-----------2-|-0--------------|---2-----------2-|-0--------------|
A|-0---------------|----------------|-0---------------|----------------|
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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
 

Star Wars!


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

 

Guitar 7/7/20

1. ​Dive into B minor and B major, and understanding use.

reviewing a minor scale once again (Building speed)

2. Review Mario theme song entirely

 

 

TIP OF THE DAY!

 

Always tune your guitar before class

3.start learning Wet hands Minecraft

4. Gets hands flowing with G major scale phrasing

ROOT: B on A string
SHAPE: A major

FULL CHORDS

B MAJOR

B MINOR

ROOT: B on A string
SHAPE: A minor

Speed takes time and practice :D

whenever you practice, use a metronome to play along to and to track your speed

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|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Minecraft soft hands

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

SHRED!

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

Guitar 6/30/20

3. Learn the First few measures of Super Mario Theme song

1. Warm up: play A minor scale in entirety and practice Spongebob

building speed on the way.

2. Learn A Minor Barre Chord + Chord Rhythm

TIP OF THE DAY!

 

Always tune your guitar before class

Speed takes time and practice :D

whenever you practice, use a metronome to play along to and to track your speed

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

REVIEW

A minor Groove

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|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar Stuff for 6.23.20



1) Warm-up: Practice minor scale from root to octave, then try the Tetris theme below!

 

2) Listen to "Everything You Ever Wanted", then practice full/barre chord arpeggio as shown.

 

 

Minor Scale practice

Tetris music (pattern starting on E string instead)

Everything You Ever Wanted

Hawk Nelson

C (sus2)

Opening arpeggio pattern 
(repeated for first five measures)
e---------3-3-------|
B--------------3----|
G-----5-----------5-|
D-------5-----------|
A-3-3---------------|
E-------------------|
e----------------------------
B----------------------------
G------5-5-----7-7-----5-5---
D--5-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-
A----------------------------
E----------------------------
Verse riff, palm muted:

Guitar Stuff for 6.16.20



1) Warm-up: Practice minor scale from root to octave, then try the Tetris theme below!

 

2) Listen to "Everything You Ever Wanted", then practice full/barre chord arpeggio as shown.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 5.5.20



1) Warm-up: Practice new suspended chord arpeggio exercises

 

2) Listen to "Up and Up", and play through the entire song!

 

 

Suspended chord practice

Csus

Csus2

Fsus

Fsus2

C

Csus

C

Csus2

Fsus2

F

Fsus

F

Up and Up

Relient K

Verse: "Yesterday is not quite what it could have been..."
E | E | F#m | F#m | A | A | E | E | (x2)

E major

F# minor

Pre-chorus: "'Cause it seems I get so hung up on..."
A | B | C#m | C#m | A | E | B | B | (x2)
Chorus: "'Cause I'm on the up and up..."
A | B | C#m | C#m |(x3)
"'Cause I'm just trying to be a better version..."
E E/D# | C#m B | A | A |

E/D#

Guitar Stuff for 4.28.20



1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern #2 -- play the tab shown at least ten times each practice session.  If you feel up to it, see if you can play "Ode to Joy" by ear starting with the 3rd (G string 4th fret) note!

 

2) Listen to "Up and Up", and play the chords (at your own speed!):

 

 

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

Major scale pattern 2

some things to notice:
- root is in the "center" -- you can play notes above and below it
- there is a "shift" forward on the B string
- the beginning root note is the same as the final root of pattern 1

Guitar Stuff for 4.21.20



1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern #2 -- play the tab shown at least ten times each practice session.  If you feel up to it, see if you can play "Ode to Joy" by ear starting with the 3rd (G string 4th fret) note!

 

2) Listen to "Up and Up", and play the chords (at your own speed!):

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.14.20



1) Warm-up: Major scale: Ode to Joy

 

2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained in class.  Play through the music at least ten times.

 

BONUS) Listen to "Up and Up", and play the chords (at your own speed!):

 

 

Ode to Joy

in A major

Chord Arpeggio Exercise

in the style of "Boston" by Augustana

C/B

C

C/B

Am

fret the chords, then pick the strings as shown in the tab!

F

C

F

G

Guitar Stuff for 4.7.20



1) Warm-up: Major scale: Ode to Joy

 

2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained in class.  Play through the music at least ten times.

 

BONUS) Listen to "Up and Up", and play the following chord progression for the intro and verse (at your own speed!):

 

                   E  |  F#m  | A |  E

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.17.20



1) Warm-up: Major scale: Ode to Joy

 

2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained in class.  Play through the music at least ten times.

 

BONUS) Listen to "Up and Up", and play the following chord progression for the intro and verse (at your own speed!):

 

                   E  |  F#m  | A |  E

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.17.20



1) Warm-up: Major scale: Ode to Joy

 

2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained in class.  Play through the music at least ten times.

 

BONUS) Listen to "Up and Up", and play the following chord progression for the intro and verse (at your own speed!):

 

                   E  |  F#m  | A |  E

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.10.20



1) Warm-up: Practice major scale pattern (5x forward and backward), along with "Are You Sleeping" tab a couple of times


2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained at the end of level 8.  Do each one at least ten times.


3) Play through tab and chords for "Getting Into You" shown below. Repeat until you can play the tab at any speed, and the chords until you can count to four and switch effectively.


G MAJOR SCALE

This is a "G major scale" because the root note (also called the "tonic") is a G.

MAJOR SCALE

Try playing through this pattern, starting with the first #1 note on the low E string.

 

e---------|--------|---------|--------|

B---------|--------|---------|--------|

G---------|--------|---------|--------|

D---------|--------|---------|--------|

A-----4---|----4---|-4-5-7---|4-5-7---|

E-5-7---5-|5-7---5-|---------|--------|


e-----------------|-----------------|

B-----------------|-----------------|

G-----------------|-----------------|

D---4-------------|---4-------------|

A-7---7-5-4-------|-7---7-5-4-------|

E-------------5---|-------------5---|


e---------|--------|

B---------|--------|

G---------|--------|

D---------|--------|

A---------|--------|

E-5-0-5---|5-0-5---|

Are You Sleeping?

(or “Where is Thumpkin?”)

 

Use the major scale to navigate through the tab.  Think of each note as a “rung” of a ladder, going up and down the pattern.

 

 

 

ARPEGGIO

some "rules":

begin with the root note

pick eighth notes on higher strings

return to the root note on the 1 count

tips:

keep your pinky finger rested just below the strings (on the pick guard, if you have one) for improved stability

 

pick lightly, and don't let the pick go beyond the next string

Getting Into You

intro

Use the E major chord to navigate through this arpeggio!

E major

E/F#

E/A

F#

Getting Into You

the chorus

E

B

F#m7

A

x2

e
B
G
D
A
​E

Guitar Stuff for 3.3.20

*Before practicing anything this week, it's highly recommended that you review the basic chord shapes in levels 3, 5, 6, and 7 tabs. You want to be familiar with E and A major, the C family, the G family, and D minor!

1) Warm-up:
 Practice 7th chords using "TV chord" patterns below

 

2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained at the end of level 8.  Do each one at least ten times.

 

3) Play through "Golden Slumbers" shown below

 

"TV Chords"

The idea is to play these chords without thinking, almost like riding a bike.  Your goal is accuracy first, then speed. Work on memorizing the chords, then try playing them without looking at your left hand. Repeat these patterns at least ten times.  You're welcome to do this while watching TV! :)

G7

G7

D7

D7

C

C

G

G

E7

D7

E7

D7

A7

G

G

A7

PATTERN 1

PATTERN 2

1

1

2

2

Golden Slumbers

The Beatles

Am7                                        Dm
Once, there was a way          to get back homeward
G7                                         C
Once, there was a way          to get back home
E7               Am           Dm7
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                      C
 And I will sing a lullaby


[Chorus]

C          Fadd9                 C
Gold  - en slumbers fill your eyes
C       Fadd9                C
Smiles awake you when you rise
E               Am           Dm7
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                     C
And I will sing a lullaby


Am7

Dm7

G7

Dm

Fadd9

E7

Guitar Stuff for 2.25.20

*Before practicing anything this week, it's highly recommended that you review the basic chord shapes in levels 3, 5, 6, and 7 tabs. You want to be familiar with E and A major, the C family, the G family, and D minor!

1) Warm-up:
 Practice 7th chords using "TV chord" patterns below

 

2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained at the end of level 8.  Do each one at least ten times.

 

3) Practice "Getting Into You" as shown in the tab below. I've added a second page featuring the new interesting chords.  =) Try to play through the chord progression at least ten times.

 

 

 

Golden Slumbers

The Beatles

Am7                                        Dm
Once, there was a way          to get back homeward
G7                                         C
Once, there was a way          to get back home
E7               Am           Dm7
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                      C
 And I will sing a lullaby


[Chorus]

C          Fadd9                 C
Gold  - en slumbers fill your eyes
C       Fadd9                C
Smiles awake you when you rise
E               Am           Dm7
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                     C
And I will sing a lullaby


Am7

Dm7

G7

Dm

Fadd9

E7

Guitar Stuff for 2.18.20

1) Warm-up: Practice 7th chords using "TV chord" patterns below

 

2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained at the end of level 8.  Do each one at least ten times.

 

3) Practice "Getting Into You" as shown in the tab below. I've added a second page featuring the new interesting chords.  =) Try to play through the chord progression at least ten times.

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.4.20

1) Warm-up: Practice 7th chords using "TV chord" patterns below

 

2) Play arpeggio patterns as explained at the end of level 8.  Do each one at least ten times.

 

3) Practice "Getting Into You" intro as shown in the tab below

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.28.20

1) Warm-up: Major scale -- practice scale/tab below.

 

2) Continue practicing power chords for "Singing In My Sleep" using the "Easy E's" (check Level 8 curriculum!)

 

3) Practice 7th chords using "TV chord" patterns below

 

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

Major scale

through one octave

follow the pattern and play the scale forward and backward at least ten times

you can also move the pattern to different positions on the E string -- for example, you can start the first note on the 5th fret, then play the second note on the 7th, and so on

scale starts on G note, which makes this a G major scale pattern

the "easy E's"

a group of power chords on the A string that can be strummed with all six strings

POWER CHORDS

Singing In My Sleep
Semisonic

VERSE
(ALL POWER CHORDS w/8th note strumming)

E (7th fret) | E | B | B | C#m | C#m | A | A | (repeat as needed)

PRE-CHORUS
(more power chords, but on the E string)

A-B B | A-B B | B-A | A | 
(slide A to B)     (strum it out)



CHORUS
(ALL POWER CHORDS w/8th note strumming)

E (standard) | B | F#m | A | E | B | F#m | A | (repeat as needed)

Guitar Stuff for 1.21.20

1) Warm-up: Major scale -- practice scale/tab below.

 

2) Continue practicing power chords for "Singing In My Sleep" using the "Easy E's" (check Level 8 curriculum!)

 

3) Practice 7th chords using "TV chord" patterns below

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.14.20

1) Warm-up: Major scale -- practice scale/tab below.

 

2) TV Chords: continue practicing provided chords in the slide below without strumming! 

 

3) Continue practicing power chords for "Singing In My Sleep" using the "Easy E's" (check Level 8 curriculum!)

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.7.20

1) Warm-up: Major and minor arpeggio (see below).  Play each one at least three times.

 

2) TV Chords: continue practicing provided chords in the slide below without strumming! 

 

3) Continue practicing power chords for "Singing In My Sleep" using the "Easy E's" (check Level 8 curriculum!)

 

Major and minor arpeggio patterns

e------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------2-5-2---2-5-2---4-7-4---4-7-4-----------------
A----2-5-2---2-5-2-3-------3-------5-------5---------2-5-2---2-5-2-
E--3-------3---------------------------------------3-------3-------
   G major         C major         D major         G major

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------2-------2-
D---------9---------9--------4-7-4---4-7-4---2-5-2---2-5-2---1-4-----1-4---
A----7-10---10-7-10---10---5-------5-------3-------3-------2-------2-------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
   E minor                 D major         C major         B7

"TV Chords"

The idea is to play these chords without thinking, almost like riding a bike.  Your goal is accuracy first, then speed. Work on memorizing the chords, then try playing them without looking at your left hand. Repeat each pattern at least ten times.  You're welcome to do this while watching TV! :)

G

G

G

G

C

C

Em

Em

C

C

G

G

D

D

D

D

PATTERN 1

PATTERN 2

Guitar Stuff for 12.10.19

1) Warm-up: Major and minor arpeggio (see below).  Play each one at least three times.

 

2) TV Chords: continue practicing provided chords in the slide below without strumming! 

 

3) Continue practicing power chords for "Singing In My Sleep" using the "Easy E's" (check Level 8 curriculum!)

 

Guitar Stuff for 12.3.19

1) Warm-up: Major and minor arpeggio (see below).  Play each one at least three times.

 

2) TV Chords: continue practicing provided chords in the slide below without strumming! 

 

3) Begin practicing root notes for "Singing In My Sleep" using the note chart below.  Use only your first finger to navigate through the notes! If you're feeling confident, play the "Easy E's" power chords!

 

POWER CHORDS

because sometimes, less is more

simple chord using a low root note, a "5th", and an octave note

universal in nature -- can be played anywhere on the E and A strings, up and down the neck

POWER CHORDS

Guitar Stuff for 11.19.19

1) Warm-up: Major and minor arpeggio (see below).  Play each one at least three times.

 

2) TV Chords: continue practicing provided chords in the slide below without strumming! 

 

3) Continue practicing root notes for "Raining Tacos" using the note chart below.  Use only your first finger to navigate through the notes.

 

Raining Tacos

"It's raining tacos..."
A-6~|---|---|---|---|-6~|---|---|
E---|-6~|-8~|-3~|-4~|---|-4~|-6~| (2x)

"Yum yum yum..."
A---|---|---|-6~|---|---|---|---|
E-8~|-6~|-4~|---|-8~|-6~|-4~|-6~| (1x)

 

"Shells, meat..."
A-6~|---|---|---|---|-6~|---|---|
E---|-6~|-8~|-3~|-4~|---|-4~|-6~| (3x)

Guitar Stuff for 11.12.19

1) Warm-up: Permutations (see below)

 

2) TV Chords: continue practicing each chord in the slide below without strumming! I've corrected the chords.  

 

3) Continue practicing root notes for "Raining Tacos" using the note chart below.  Use only your first finger to navigate through the notes.

 

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

Guitar Stuff for 11.5.19

1) Warm-up: Permutations (see below)

 

2) TV Chords: continue practicing each chord in the slide below without strumming! 

 

3) Continue practicing root notes for "Raining Tacos" using the note chart below.  Use only your first finger to navigate through the notes.

 

Summer Forgets Me

Deas Vail

 

Use the C major chord
e---------------|--------------|
B---------------|--------------|
G-------0-------|---0----------|
D-----3---2-----|-3---2--------|
A---3---------3-|--------------|
E---------------|--------------|  

Verse:

repeat several times

| G | G | Am | Am | F | F | C | C |

Chorus:
"You said the words..."

strumming for chorus:
 

"... and two and three and four and | one and two and three and four and,"

Guitar Stuff for 10.29.19

1) Warm-up: Stairs

 

2) TV Chords: continue practicing each chord in the slide below without strumming! 

 

3) Begin practicing root notes for "Raining Tacos" using the note chart below.  Use only your first finger to navigate through the notes.

 

BONUS) Play through "Summer Forgets Me" using the C family chords.  *Only do this after #2!

"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 10.22.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice "stairs" pattern below -- play from the 1st to the 5th fret as shown, and concentrate on making notes clear and moving your pick in one direction.

 

2) TV Chords: practice playing each chord in the slide below without strumming! 

 

BONUS) Play through "Summer Forgets Me" using the C family chords.  *Only do this after #2!

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.15.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice "stairs" pattern below -- play from the 1st to the 5th fret as shown, and concentrate on making notes clear and moving your pick in one direction.

 

2) Play through "Summer Forgets Me" using the C family chords.  

 

3) Practice playing "Auld Lang Syne" at least five times. Keep your fingers in the first fret position unless you're moving up to the 5th fret!

 

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 10.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice musical alphabet/chromatic scale pattern below using doubled notes and up/down picking

 

2) Play through "Summer Forgets Me" using the C family chords.  

 

3) Practice playing "Auld Lang Syne" at least five times.

 

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

Guitar Stuff for 10.1.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice musical alphabet/chromatic scale pattern below

 

2) Play through "Boston" using the C family chords.  You don't need to play along with the song right away -- simply acquaint yourself with the chords until they're familiar to you, then add more strumming between chord changes when you're ready.

 

3) Practice playing 16th notes with the C family as shown below.

 

"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)

C/B

2

1

C MAJOR

G MAJOR

Strum through both exercises using each of C family chords (should be eight exercises total) -- try counting to 4 for each measure to help you strum

F MAJOR

A MINOR

Guitar Stuff for 9.24.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice musical alphabet/chromatic scale pattern below

 

2) Play through "Boston" using the C family chords.  You don't need to play along with the song right away -- simply acquaint yourself with the chords until they're familiar to you, then add more strumming between chord changes when you're ready.

 

3) Find three Christmas songs -- they don't have to be religious or even holiday oriented; a winter song is fine.

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.17.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice highlighted two string exercises below

 

2) Strum through rhythm exercises (below) using the C family chords.

 

3) Play through "Boston" using the C family chords.  You don't need to play along with the song right away -- simply acquaint yourself with the chords until they're familiar to you, then add more strumming between chord changes when you're ready.

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.10.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice highlighted two string exercises below

 

2) Strum through rhythm exercises (below) using the C family chords.

 

3) Play through "Boston" using the C family chords.  You don't need to play along with the song right away -- simply acquaint yourself with the chords until they're familiar to you, then add more strumming between chord changes when you're ready.

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.3.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing pedal exercise with metronome set at 70 BPM to start. Increase only when you aren't making mistakes.

 

2) Strum through rhythm exercises (below) using the E and A major chord.  Use a metronome set at 90 BPM, then increase once you're comfortable. Try to switch from E to A between lines!

 

3) Play through "Lean on Me" (both tabs) as shown. You can listen to the embedded video to help you hear how it goes, but you don't have to play along with it.  =)

 

e-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1--|--------|--------|--------|
B--------|--------|--------|-1-2-1-3|-1-4-1-3|-1-2-1--| and so on. =)
G--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

"Pedal" exercise

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

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

E MAJOR

Strum through the exercises using E and A major -- try counting to 4 for each measure to help you strum

A MAJOR

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

  C          F |          C |            | Em  G 

Verse

e--------------|------------|------------|----------
B--------------|------------|------------|----------
G--------------|------------|------------|----------
D--------------|------------|------------|----------
A----------7-8-|---8-7------|--------7---|-7--------
E-8---8-10-----|-------10-8-|---8-10-----|-----10---
C           F |          C |            | G   C   
e--------------|------------|------------|----------
B--------------|------------|------------|----------
G--------------|------------|------------|----------
D--------------|------------|------------|----------
A----------7-8-|---8-7------|--------7---|----------
E-8---8-10-----|-------10-8-|---8-10-----|-7---8----
e-0-----|----0-0-----|------------|--------0---|-0--------
B---3-1-|--------3-1-|----1-0-----|----1-3-----|-----3----
G-------|------------|--------2-0-|------------|----------
D-------|------------|------------|------------|----------
A-------|------------|------------|------------|----------
E-------|------------|------------|------------|----------
e----0-0-----|------------|----0-------|----------
B-1------3-1-|----1-0-----|------3-3-1-|-0---3-1--
G------------|--------2-0-|------------|----------
D------------|------------|------------|----------
A------------|------------|------------|----------
E------------|------------|------------|----------

Chorus

Guitar Stuff for 8.20.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice pedal exercise

2) Strum through rhythm exercises (below) using the E and A major chord.  Use a metronome set at 90 BPM, then increase once you're comfortable. Try to switch from E to A between lines!

3) Play through "Lean on Me" (both tabs) as shown. You can listen to the embedded video to help you hear how it goes, but you don't have to play along with it.  =)

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.13.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing ABCs (see below). Try to use two fingers as you work through it.

2) Strum through rhythm exercises (below) using the E major chord.  Use a metronome set at 90 BPM, then increase once you're comfortable.

 


G------------------------------
D-----2-2-4-4-2---0-0----------
A-0-0-----------------4-4-2-2-0
E------------------------------

G-----------------------------
D-2-2-0-----------2-2-0-------
A---------4-4-2----------4-4-2
E-----------------------------

G------------------------------
D-----2-2-4-4-2---0-0----------
A-0-0-----------------4-4-2-2-0
E------------------------------

The "ABCs"
also: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Baa Baa Black Sheep"

Guitar Stuff for 8.6.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing the colored fingering exercises at the end of ROOKIE (Level 1) tab at least three times. Don't go too fast -- just concentrate on making clean notes.

2) Review string names (SEMI-PRO I), and try tuning one string each practice.

3) Familiarize yourself with tab and play through ABCs (check slide below)