TODAYS LESSON!

OLD RUGGED CROSS 

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

Warm Up 

 

 

CHROMATIC 16th Note Alternate picking with metronome

With doubles and triplets 

C

A

 I–vi–IV–V.

Simple chord progression

Slides!

 

 

Slide from 1-12 on each string 4 times each string back and fourth 

Interval slides 

 

Fret 1- 12 pull off 

fret 1-12 hammer on 

Chart Reading 

sublime chords 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/sublime/santeria-chords-521535

Wish you were here!

 
Tip - keep 3rd and 4th finger at 3rd fret 1st and 2nd string whole time - SO MUCH EASIER
 
e|------------------3-3----------------3-3-------|
B|------------------3-3----------------3-3-------|
G|------------------0-0------0---------0-0-------|   -2
D|-----------0--2---2-2---------2--0---0-0-------|
A|-------0h2---------------------------2-2-------|
E|-------------------------------------3-3-------|
 
e|-------------------3-3-----------------3-3-------|
B|-------------------3-3-----------------3-3-------|
G|-------------------0-0-----------------2-2-------|
D|------------0--2---2-2---2--0----------2-2-------|
A|-------0h2---------------------2--0--------------|
E|----3--------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------3-3----------------3-3-------|
B|----------------3-3----------------3-3-------|
G|----------------0-0----------------0-0-------|
D|---------0--2---2-2---2--0---------0-0-------|
A|----0h2---------------------2-0--------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------3-3---------|
B|-------------3-3---------|
G|-------------0-0---------|
D|-------------0-0---------|
A|---0h2--0----2-2---------|
E|----------3--3-3---------|
 

Wish you were here SOLO 

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------3------5-------3----------------------------------------------|
G|---2/4---------------4----------4p2p0-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------0---------------0-0--------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------/2------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--3/5-----5\3-----------------------------------------------|
B|--3/5-----5\3-------3/5-----5\3----------3/5-----5\3--------|
G|--------------------2/4-----4\2p0--------2/4-----4\2p0---0--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------3---5-------pbr5p3-----3-------------3--5----------------------|
G|---2/4-------4------------------4---2------4b------------4b--2------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------3---5-------5b--r(5)--3---5---------------------------------|
G|----2/4------4----------------------------2------4b---r(4)----2--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
(Then return to G...)

Sublime SOLO 

|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------9-/13-11-9-8--8p6-8-8b9r8--6-6p4---4---------------|
|------9-11----------------------------------6---4b6r4-2-4p2---|
|7-/11-------------------------------------------------------4-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
|-------------------0-----------------------------------------|
|----------------0h2----12b13-14-12---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------13-11h13p11-9----9--------|
|2-----------246----------------------------------11---11p9---|
|--4-----234--------------------------------------------------|
|----234------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
|-----------------------------------9------------9-------------|
|-----------------------------9------9------------9------------|
|-----------------------------11b13---9-11b13------9-11b13r11--|
|--------9-------10-----10-------------------------------------|
|11-9h11----h6-7--/11----/11-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-11b13r11-9-11-9~---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
            ...ooooohhhh and i really wanna know........(chorus)

Solo Phrasing in A Major 

TODAYS LESSON!

Warm up 

NEW FINGER PATTERNS

Blues lesson!!!

IMPROV!

A Major chord 

D Major Chord 

1st
 

 

2nd

 

 

 

3rd

 

 

4th

 

Arpeggios are a great way to shred 

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

chromatic licks 

MODES 

Reggae Rhythms 

Chromatic chords up and down the neck with rythm 

Sublime Santeria 

Welcome!

Broken Chord Arpeggios review 

We are going to 

follow each chord up and down 5 times.

to develop chord clarity 

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 

1st
 

 

2nd

 

 

 

3rd

 

 

4th

 

Arpeggios are a great way to shred 

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

C Major Scale 

Lets play as we say the notes and repeat in reverse

Follow the alphabet

Memorizing the fret board 

Latin Rhythms 

American Strumming 

Time of your life 

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

PowerChords 

Powerchords are comprised of the root and the fifth of a chord

PowerChords 

We are going to start on Bb and go up a string to F up and down the fretboard

 this is the rhythm:
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|----7--7/9-9--12\11-12\11-12\11--7-7/9-9--|
|-9--5--5/7-7--10\9--10\9--10\9---5-5/7-7--|
|-7----------------------------------------|
repeat once
 

Major Diatonic Arpeggios 

Inversions

Improv!

NEW HYMN 

NEW HYMN 

E Major scale

Welcome!

TRANSPOSITION

To shift the key of a song, you can count in two directions:

V
E
R
T
I
C
A
L
L
Y
HORIZONTALLY

EXAMPLE:

C major (I) to F major (IV) = D major (I) to G major (IV)

OR

C major + 2 half steps = D major

F major + 2 half steps = G major

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

TRANSPOSITION

To shift the key of a song, you can count in two directions:

V
E
R
T
I
C
A
L
L
Y
HORIZONTALLY

EXAMPLE:

C major (I) to F major (IV) = D major (I) to G major (IV)

OR

C major + 2 half steps = D major

F major + 2 half steps = G major

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

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

 

Welcome!

Single Note Stroke warm up 

 

C

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

 


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

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

WARMUP!!!

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

FP exercises 

Text

Repeat 4x

Text

Repeat 4x

its in 6/8

Sight reading

Open G major Scale 

INTERVALS

WALK / RUN / LEAP

interval = repeated distance between two things

HOUR / MINUTE / SECOND

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------

 

To  god be the glory 

Welcome!

Chord Progressions 

Jazz Chords!

A minor 7

ii

IV

I

Play each chord as quarter notes 

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

Abide with me 

Welcome!

We wish you a Merry Christmas

https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/christmas-we-wish-you-a-merry-christmas-fingerstyle-guiter-tab-s439396t0

Text

Repeat 4x

Text

Repeat 4x

its in 6/8

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

 


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

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

DUST IN THE WIND 

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

Jazz Chords!

A minor 7

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 

Text of call for any questions

:)

Welcome to Spring Semester!!

You Made it!

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--

 

Text

Reverse

C Major Scale 

Lets play as we say the notes and repeat in reverse

Follow the alphabet

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

 

 

 

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|---------------------------------------| (x4)
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------------|
 

FP exercises 

Sight reading exercises

https://www.sightreadingfactory.com

E|---------------------------------------------------------
B|----------3--3--5--5--3-------------------------------
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----5--5--4--4--2--2--0--
D|--0--0------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
A|----------2--2--3--3--2-----7--7--5--5--3--3------
E|--3--3-----------------------------------------------3--

 

 

E|------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------
G|--7--7--5---5---4---4---2----    (X2)
D|-----------------------------------
A|----------7---7---5---5---3-----
E|--7--7-----------------------------

 

E|---------------------------------------------------------
B|----------3--3--5--5--3-------------------------------
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----5--5--4--4--2--2--0--
D|--0--0------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
A|----------2--2--3--3--2-----7--7--5--5--3--3------
E|--3--3-----------------------------------------------3--

E|---------------------------------------------------------
B|----------3--3--5--5--3-------------------------------
G|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----5--5--4--4--2--2--0--
D|--0--0------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
A|----------2--2--3--3--2-----7--7--5--5--3--3------
E|--3--3-----------------------------------------------3--

Hey there Delilah

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

 D major Triad to F#minor chord

Hey there Delilah

[Verse]
 
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-2-2-2----3-3-3----3-3-2-2-3-3-3-3-2-2-5-5------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----4-4-4----0-0-2-2-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2------|
D|0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------2-2-2-0------0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-------|
E|------------------------------------------3-3---------------------------|
 
 
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-2-2-2----3-3-3----3-3-2-2-3-3-3-3-2-2-5-5------|
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----4-4-4----0-0-2-2-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2------|
D|0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------2-2-2-0------0-0-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-------|
E|------------------------------------------3-3---------------------------|
 

Hit the bass note of each chord 

Old rugged cross

 

White Christmas 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39NRTomM-rE

C Major 7

    D                        G
e|--------2-----------2------------3-----------3-----|
B|------3---3-------3---3--------3---3-------3---3---|
G|----2-------2---2-------2----0-------0---0-------0-|
D|--0-----------0------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------3-----------3-----------|
 
The whole song goes like this.  Play the root of the chord first
then the 3rd 2nd and 1st strings follow and then back up.
 
 
[Verse 1]
 
D                   G               D                       G    D
When the day is long and the night,    the night is yours alone
                               G                 D                 G
When you're sure you've had enough of this life,    well hang on
 
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|-----0-----0--|
D|---0-----0----|
A|--------------|
E|-3-----2------|
 
 

Text

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

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 

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

1st
 

 

2nd

 

 

 

3rd

 

 

4th

 

Arpeggios are a great way to shred 

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

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. 

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

16th NOTES

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

try it out!

Hit the bass note of each chord 

Fingerpicking exercise 

C Major Picking index and middle finger 

E|-----------------------------------------0--2--0----------2--
B|-----0h3----------3--------------3------3-----3---2--3--
G|--2---------2------4--4--2------2------2-----0-------2--
D|--0---------0--4--0------0------0------0-----2-------0--
A|------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

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

 

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

 

D major 

A major shape 

Play Twice and go back to main melody 

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--|

x

x

x

x

x

x

F major

C major

G major

x

x

x

x

x

x

C major

Arpeggio exercise

Play the chords below and pick the strings as shown in the tab!

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--

PLAYING WITH 7th CHORDS

You already know major and minor chords are built with the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes in the scale.

C MINOR

C MAJOR

C D Eb F G Ab Bb C
C D E F G A B C
C   E   G 
C   Eb   G

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

C MAJOR 7

You can create some richness to your chords by adding a "7th" note!

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

PLAYING WITH 7th CHORDS

An A minor 7 (Am7) chord is built the same way.

A MINOR

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

A MINOR 7

PLAYING WITH 7th CHORDS

We learned some 7th chords earlier.  What's the difference?

G major

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

G MAJOR 7

G   B   D   F

G major 7 leaves the scale intact.

G7 (G dominant 7) flattens the 7th note in the scale.

Guitar Stuff for 

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 

Chords

What a Friend We have in Jesus.

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

 

Rock of Ages reference 

A             D         A
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
              E       A
let me hide myself in Thee
        E     E7      A
Let the water and the blood,
         E       E7         A
from Thy wounded side which flowed
              D      A
Be of sin the double cure;
                    E       A
save from wrath and make me pure.
 
A              D     A
Not the labors of my hands,
                E       A
can fulfill Thy law's demands
         E       E7      A
Could my zeal no respite know,
         E        E7   A
could my tears forever flow
                  D    A
All for sin could not atone;
                    E     A
Thou must save, and Thou alone.
 


A             D      A
Nothing in my hand I bring,
              E       A
simply to the cross I cling
       E       E7       A
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
          E       E7       A
helpless, look to Thee for grace
               D        A
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
                 E    A
wash me, Savior, or I die.
 
A                 D        A
While I draw this fleeting breath,
                     E        A
when mine eyes shall close in death
       E       E7       A
When I soar to worlds unknown,
    E           E7       A
see Thee on Thy judgment throne
              D         A
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
              E       A
let me hide myself in Thee.
 

rock of ages 

E|-----------------------------------------0--2--0----------2--
B|-----0h3----------3--------------3------3-----3---2--3--
G|--2---------2------4--4--2------2------2-----0-------2--
D|--0---------0--4--0------0------0------0-----2-------0--
A|------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

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

 

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

 

D major 

A major shape 

Play Twice and go back to main melody 

Guitar Stuff for 8.19.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  New Chords and Scales

​A minor Chords barre

A minor scale  

2) Chord refresher for Asirvathium Karthare 

 

3) Asirvathium Karthare rythm pratices

 

4) Stairway to heaven 

 

 

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

asirvatham karthare


E|-----3-----1-----0-----------------0-----3--------------8--------3-----5-----7-----8-----10-----------
B|-----------------------1-----3------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----3-----------3-----3-----------3--------------------7--------3-----3-----5-----7-----8------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

asirvatham karthare

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

 

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 Stuff for 8.5.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Black Bird

 

2) Chord refresher for Asirvathium Karthare 

 

3) Asirvathium Karthare rythm pratices

 

4) 

 

 

Blackbird

Text

E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12-----12-12----12--12----12----| G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0----------0-----0--| D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10---10---10--10----10--10------| E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|  + 
E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12-----12-12----12--12----12----| G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0----------0-----0--| D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10---10---10--10----10--10------| E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|  + 

asirvatham karthare


E|-----3-----1-----0-----------------0-----3--------------8--------3-----5-----7-----8-----10-----------
B|-----------------------1-----3------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----3-----------3-----3-----------3--------------------7--------3-----3-----5-----7-----8------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

asirvatham karthare

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

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.29.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Is there anybody out there 

 

2) Black Bird

 

3) Chord refresher for Asirvathium Karthare 

 

4) Asirvathium Karthare rythm pratices

 

 

A minor and F Major Chords Arpeggios

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

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Middle

x

x

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

Blackbird

Text

E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12-----12-12----12--12----12----| G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0----------0-----0--| D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10---10---10--10----10--10------| E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|  + 
E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12-----12-12----12--12----12----| G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0----------0-----0--| D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10---10---10--10----10--10------| E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|  + 

asirvatham karthare


E|-----3-----1-----0-----------------0-----3--------------8--------3-----5-----7-----8-----10-----------
B|-----------------------1-----3------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----3-----------3-----3-----------3--------------------7--------3-----3-----5-----7-----8------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

asirvatham karthare

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

 

asirvatham karthare

Guitar Stuff for 7.15.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Am and F major chord finger pick practice

 

2) Finalize is there anybody out there

 

3) lesson on harmonies and ocataves 

 

4) "Black Bird "

 

 

A minor and F Major Chords Arpeggios

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

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x

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

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.

Blackbird

Text

E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12-----12-12----12--12----12----| G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0----------0-----0--| D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10---10---10--10----10--10------| E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|  + 
E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12-----12-12----12--12----12----| G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0----------0-----0--| D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10---10---10--10----10--10------| E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|  + 

Guitar Stuff for 7.8.20



1) Warm-up:  Am and F major chord finger pick practice


2) Review  “Nothing else Matters”


3) "Is There anybody out there" 


4) Look into "Black Bird"

Major 7th arpeggio

Familiarize yourself with the pattern first, then begin with metronome (or attached video) at 70 BPM. Increase speed only when you're able to go at least three rounds without a mistake.

e---------------4-5-4-----------------------------
B-------------5-------5---------------------------
G-----------6-----------6-------------------------
D-------6-7---------------7-6---------------------
A---4-7-----------------------7-4-----------------
E-5-------------------------------5-(repeat)------

"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

 

A minor and F Major Chords Arpeggios

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

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Middle

x

x

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

A minor and F Major Chords Arpeggios

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

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Middle

x

x

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

Blackbird

Text

E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12-----12-12----12--12----12----| G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0----------0-----0--| D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10---10---10--10----10--10------| E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|  + 
E{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| B{|---0-------1-------3-------|---12-----12-12----12--12----12----| G{|-------0-------0-------0---|-------0-------0----------0-----0--| D{|---------------------------|-----------------------------------| A{|-----------0-------2-------|---10---10---10--10----10--10------| E{|---3-----------------------|-----------------------------------|  + 

Guitar Stuff for 7.1.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Am and F major chord finger pick practice

 

2) Learn Basic fingerpicking technique with “Nothing else Matters”

 

3) Learn first few chords to "Is there anybody out there"

Major 7th arpeggio

Familiarize yourself with the pattern first, then begin with metronome (or attached video) at 70 BPM. Increase speed only when you're able to go at least three rounds without a mistake.

e---------------4-5-4-----------------------------
B-------------5-------5---------------------------
G-----------6-----------6-------------------------
D-------6-7---------------7-6---------------------
A---4-7-----------------------7-4-----------------
E-5-------------------------------5-(repeat)------

A minor and F Major Chords

Lets work on transitions ;)

Lets work on E and C as well

"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

 

A minor and F Major Chords Arpeggios

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

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Middle

x

x

Guitar Stuff for 6.24.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Practice major 7th scale as shown in class

 

2) Continue with "All Creatures Of Our God and King"

 

BONUS: Try fingerstyle pattern using the C major and A minor chords | Also, find some songs you would like to learn how to play!

Major 7th arpeggio

Familiarize yourself with the pattern first, then begin with metronome (or attached video) at 70 BPM. Increase speed only when you're able to go at least three rounds without a mistake.

e---------------4-5-4-----------------------------
B-------------5-------5---------------------------
G-----------6-----------6-------------------------
D-------6-7---------------7-6---------------------
A---4-7-----------------------7-4-----------------
E-5-------------------------------5-(repeat)------

All Creatures of Our God and King

Fingerstyle pattern exercise

repeat each as many times as needed

e---------0--------- p
B-------1---1------- r
G-----0-------0----- m
D---2-----------2--- i
A-3---------------3- t
E-------------------
e---------0--------- p
B-------1---1------- r
G-----2-------2----- m
D---2-----------2--- i
A-0---------------0- t
E-------------------

t = thumb
i = index

m = middle
r = ring

p = pinky

C major

A minor

Fingerstyle pattern exercise

repeat each as many times as needed

e---------0--------- p
B-------1---1------- r
G-----0-------0----- m
D---2-----------2--- i
A-3---------------3- t
E-------------------
e---------0--------- p
B-------1---1------- r
G-----2-------2----- m
D---2-----------2--- i
A-0---------------0- t
E-------------------

t = thumb
i = index

m = middle
r = ring

p = pinky

C major

A minor

Guitar Stuff for 5.6.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Practice the position three pattern forward and backward from octave to octave, and try "Row Your Boat" for additional applications.

 

2) Continue practicing your new song, Pongivarum Arul.  All chords are featured below!

 

3) Continue with "All Creatures of our God and King"

 

BONUS: Suspended chords as shown in our lesson

There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

| G D7 | G | D7 | G |

| C | G | Em | D7 |

| G | G | G Em | D |

| G7 C | G | D7 | G |

capo 1

6 beats per measure (6/8 time)

MAJOR SCALE ALTERNATIVES

Position 3

Row Row Row Your Boat

use pattern 3 to help you out!

Intro
C C7 | F G | G C | F G  |
C    | F   | Bb  | G Bb G |
C    | F   | C   | G C  |

Chorus
C C7 | F   | C |
F C  | C G | C |
C C7 | F   | C |

Instrumental
C | F | F G | G C
C | Bb | C F | G C 

Verse:
C | C | C7 F | C
F C | F G | C G | C

 Pongivarum Arul

the whole thing!

Roadmap/Lead:


Intro
Chorus
Instrumental 
Verse
Chorus
Instrumental (top line)
Verse
Chorus
Chorus
Instrumental (top line)
Verse
Chorus (repeat top two lines)

 

Suspended chord practice

Csus

Csus2

Fsus

Fsus2

C

Csus

C

Csus2

Fsus2

F

Fsus

F

Before the Throne of God Above

            C         Dm | C     
Before the throne of God above
        |   C                | Am
I have a strong and perfect plea
            |  F           G |     Am
A great High Priest whose name is Love
        | F          Dm    G | C
Who ever lives and pleads for me
          |  F  C        | G  
My name is graven on His hands
    C     |  F  C        | Am
My name is written on His heart
           |   F   C   G      |  Am
I know that while in heav'n He stands
    Am       | F       Dm    F | Am
No tongue can bid me thence depart
    Am       | F       Dm    F | C  |
No tongue can bid me thence depart

Guitar Stuff for 4.22.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Practice the position three pattern forward and backward from octave to octave, and try "Row Your Boat" for additional applications.

 

2) Continue practicing your new song, Pongivarum Arul.  All chords are featured below!

 

BONUS: Continue with "All Creatures of Our God and King"

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.22.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Review and practice scale patterns 1 through 3.  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice! Also, practice the position three pattern forward and backward from octave to octave as a secondary warm-up.

 

2) Begin practicing your new song, Pongivarum Arul.  All chords are featured below!

 

BONUS: Begin "All Creatures of our God and King"

 

 

 

Major scale practice

Patterns 1 through 3 exercise

start here!

= root note

= pattern 1

= pattern 2

= pattern 3

= transition spot

Guitar Stuff for 4.15.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Review and practice scale patterns 1 through 3.  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice!

 

2) Begin practicing your new song, Pongivarum Arul.  All chords are featured below!

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.8.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Review and practice scale patterns 1 through 3.  Play through the pattern below at least five times each practice!

 

2) Begin practicing your new song, Pongivarum Arul.  Chords are featured below!

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.4.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Pentatonic scale patterns -- transition from pattern 1 to pattern 2 as shown in the slide

 

2) Play chords along with the wedding song -- chords and song posted below!

 

3) Practice "There Shall Be Showers of Blessing" with the chords below!

 

 

Pentatonic Patterns

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

Slide from pattern 1 to pattern 2 using each string, for a total of six different patterns

Pattern 1

Pattern 2

e

B

G

A

D

E

e

B

G

A

D

E

e

B

G

A

D

E

e---------|------------------|------|----------------|------|-----------10--|
B---------|------------------|------|-8s10---10-12---|-10---|-12---12-13----|
G-9-12----|-9s12--9s12-14--9-|-10---|--------------9-|------|---------------|
D---------|------------------|------|----------------|------|---------------|
A---------|------------------|------|----------------|------|---------------|
E---------|------------------|------|----------------|------|---------------|


e------------------------------------|
B-13-12-13-10------------------------|
G-------------12-9----9--------------|
D------------------12---10-----------|
A--------------------------12-11-10--|
E------------------------------------|

Aasirvathiyum Karthare

"Wedding Song"

each measure is 6 counts (6/8 time)

opening guitar melody

C Am | C F | C C | Am G7 |
C Am | C F | C F | G7 C |
C Dm-G7 | Em Am | Am Am | Dm G7 | G7 G7 |
C Am | C F | C F | G7 C |
Each chord gets three beats/strums, except at the Dm-G7; D minor gets one beat, and G7 gets two.

Guitar Stuff for 1.15.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Play intro to the wedding song (below) -- take your time and get the notes right before attempting at speed.  =) Do this 10x.

 

2) Play chords along with the wedding song -- chords and song posted below!

 

3) Practice "There Shall Be Showers of Blessing" with the chords below!

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.15.20

 

 

1) Warm-up:  Play intro to the wedding song (below) -- take your time and get the notes right before attempting at speed.  =) Do this 10x.

 

2) Play chords along with the wedding song -- chords and song posted below!

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.8.20

 

 

1) Play each arpeggio exercise below 10x.

 

2) Play intro to the wedding song (below) -- take your time and get the notes right before attempting at speed.  =)

 

 

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

Guitar Stuff for 11.20.19



1) Play each arpeggio exercise below 10x.


2) Practice fingerstyle "warm-up" as shown below.


3) Revisit "Wounded For Me" using the fingerstyle tab shown below.



Fingerstyle Warm-up

  C       C/B       Am 
e-----------------|-----------------|
B-----1-------1---|-----1-------1---|
G---0---0---0---0-|---2---2---2---2-|
D-----------------|-----------------|
A-3-------2-------|-0-------0-------|
E-----------------|-----------------|
  F       C         F       G
e
B-----1-------1---|-----1-----------|
G---2---2---0---0-|---2---2---------|
D-3---------------|-3-----------0---|
A---------3-------|-----------2---0-|
E-----------------|---------3-------|

repeat until you're not making any mistakes!  

Wounded For Me

capo 3
3/4 time
  C       F       G7      C   
e-------|-------|-----1-|-------|
B-----1-|-----1-|---0---|-----1-|
G---0---|---2---|-------|---0---|
D-------|-3-----|-------|-------|
A-3-----|-------|-------|-3-----|
E-------|-------|-3-----|-------|

E diminished 7

  C       Am      D7      G  
e-------|-------|-----2-|-------|
B-----1-|-----1-|-----1-|-----0-|
G---0---|---2---|---2---|---0---|
D-------|-------|-0-----|-------|
A-3-----|-0-----|-------|-------|
E-------|-------|-------|-3-----|
  C       C       F       Dm  
e-------|-------|-------|-----1-|
B-----1-|-----1-|-----1-|-------|
G---0---|---0---|---2---|---2---|
D-------|-------|-3-----|-0-----|
A-3-----|-3-----|-------|-------|
E-------|-------|-------|-------|
 Edim7    C       F   G7  C
e-0-----|-------|-----1-|-0----
B-2-----|-----1-|---1-0-|-1----
G-0-----|---0---|---2---|-0----
D-2-----|-------|-3-----|-2----
A-1-----|-3-----|-------|-3----
E-0-----|-------|-------|------

Guitar Stuff for 11.6.19

*same as last week; we'll pick up on the wedding song for next lesson =)

 

1) Play through chords of "Wounded for Me".

 

2) Practice fingerstyle "warm-up" as shown below.

 

3) Revisit "Wounded For Me" using the fingerstyle tab shown below.

 

 

Wounded For Me

capo 3
3/4 time
| C | F | G7 | C |

| C | Am | D7 | G|

| C | C | F | Dm |

| Edim7 | C | F   G7 | C
              / / /

E diminished 7

this is basically an A7 shape with the Bb added on the A string =)

Guitar Stuff for 10.30.19

 

1) Play through chords of "Wounded for Me".

 

2) Practice fingerstyle "warm-up" as shown below.

 

3) Revisit "Wounded For Me" using the fingerstyle tab shown below.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.16.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale position 3, forward and backward at least five times each practice session

 

2) Play through chords of "Wounded for Me"

 

 

MAJOR SCALE ALTERNATIVES

Position 3

Guitar Stuff for 10.9.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale position 3, forward and backward at least five times each practice session

 

2) Play through "The Stand"

 

BONUS) Continue working on "When Our Hearts Sing".  Concentrate on switching chords with the 6/8 rhythm before trying anything fancy.  ;-)

D/F#

G

Am/C

C

Verse 1:
A (8)                         D (8)
You stood before creation, eternity in Your hands
A (4)                       F#m (4)
You spoke the earth into motion
          D (8)
My soul now to stand

A                             D
You stood before my failure and carried the cross for my shame
A                          F#m
My sin weighed upon Your shoulders
                D
My soul now to stand

Pre-Chorus:
               D (4)
So what can I say
Bm  (4)       F#m (8)
What can I do
                D  (4)       E (4)
But offer this heart, O God
          F#m (8)
Completely to You

Verse 2:
A                              D
So I’ll walk upon salvation, Your Spirit alive in me
A                          F#m
This life to declare Your promise
           D
My soul now to stand

Chorus:
D  (2)    A  (2)    E (2)         F#m (2)
So I’ll stand with arms high and heart abandoned
D    A        E        F#m
In awe of the One who gave it all
D      A         E             F#m
I’ll stand, My soul, Lord, to You surrendered
D      A       E    F#m
All I have is Yours

The Stand

Hillsong United

B minor
F# minor

Guitar Stuff for 10.2.19

(same as previous week!)

1) Warm-up: Major scale position 3, forward and backward at least five times each practice session

 

2) Play through "The Stand"

 

BONUS) Continue working on "When Our Hearts Sing".  Concentrate on switching chords with the 6/8 rhythm before trying anything fancy.  ;-)

Guitar Stuff for 9.25.19

(same as previous week!)

1) Play through the pentatonic scale.  Like we were doing for the other scales, try playing with different patterns and strum through "chords" throughout the scale. Also, try playing around with the scale along with "When Our Hearts Sing" in the key of Bb major (pinky on 6th fret, second note in pentatonic scale)

 

2) Play through "The Stand"

 

BONUS) Continue working on "When Our Hearts Sing".  Concentrate on switching chords with the 6/8 rhythm before trying anything fancy.  ;-)

PENTATONIC SCALE

Guitar Stuff for 9.18.19


1) Play through the pentatonic scale.  Like we were doing for the other scales, try playing with different patterns and strum through "chords" throughout the scale. Also, try playing around with the scale along with "When Our Hearts Sing" in the key of Bb major (pinky on 6th fret, second note in pentatonic scale)


2) Play through "The Stand"


BONUS) Continue working on "When Our Hearts Sing".  Concentrate on switching chords with the 6/8 rhythm before trying anything fancy.  ;-)

Guitar Stuff for 9.11.19

 

1) Play through the pentatonic scale.  Like we were doing for the other scales, try playing with different patterns and strum through "chords" throughout the scale.

 

2) Continue working on "When Our Hearts Sing".  Concentrate on switching chords with the 6/8 rhythm before trying anything fancy.  ;-)

Guitar Stuff for 8.21.19

 

1) Continue with "How Great Thou Art" work

 

Look at "How Great Thou Art" and try the following:

 - Play through the chords normally with 8th notes and accents.
 - Play using the 16ths/8ths pattern we did in class (down down/up)

 - Play the song using only full chords

 

2) Play scale exercises as a warm-up or "workout" - try starting at a number other than "1" and alternating (3-1 3-2 3-4 3-5, etc.)

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.

​            G  [4]          C [4]
Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
         G  [2]      D [1]    C   [1]     G [4]
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made
            G   [4]           C  [4]
I see the stars I hear the rolling thunder
                 G  [2]   D [1] C [1]  G  [4]
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

               G  [2]  C  [2]          G [4]
Then sings my soul my Saviour God to Thee
               D  [4]              G [4]
How great thou art, how great thou art
             G  [2]   C [2]       G [4]
So sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
                D [2] C [2]                 G [4]
How great thou art,         how great thou art

"How Great Thou Art"

Minor 7th arpeggio

Familiarize yourself with the pattern first, then begin with metronome (or attached video). Increase speed only when you're able to go at least three rounds without a mistake.

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

Guitar Stuff for 8.10.19

 

1) Throwback!

 

Look at "How Great Thou Art" and try the following:

 - Play through the chords normally with 8th notes and accents.
 - Play using the 16ths/8ths pattern we did in class (down down/up)

 - Play the song using only full chords

 

2) Play scale exercises from last week as a warm-up or "workout"

Guitar Stuff for 8.3.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggio pattern -- play through at least five times forward and backward. Also, try "burst of speed" technique with familiar scales.  Start with three quarter notes, and then play four sixteenth notes; repeat.

 

2) Continue practicing "Yes You Have" by Leeland


3) Listen to "When Our Hearts Sing" by Rush of Fools -- link here -- and then play chords shown below.

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.27.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggio pattern -- play through at least five times forward and backward.

 

2) Continue practicing "Yes You Have" by Leeland


3) Listen to "When Our Hearts Sing" by Rush of Fools -- link here

 

Yes You Have

Leeland

Verse

Intro

Chorus

Bridge

E | E | A2 | A2 | F#m | B |
E | E | A2 | A2 | F#m | F#m | E | E | 
E | E | A2 | A2 | F#m | F#m | E | B | 
E | E | A2 | A2 | F#m | B | E | E | 
C#m | E | B | F#m | A B | C#m E/D# | E | B | B |

Guitar Stuff for 7.13.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggio pattern -- play through at least five times forward and backward.

 

2) Continue practicing "Yes You Have" by Leeland

 

3) Continue practicing intro for "Getting Into You" -- try to apply fingerstyle technique (thumb for E/A/D strings, and your index/middle/ring for the rest.  See tab below.

4) Listen to "When Our Hearts Sing" by Rush of Fools -- link here

 

Getting Into You intro

Use the E major chord to establish the shape, then move your middle finger to change bass notes

Guitar Stuff for 7.6.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggio pattern -- play through at least five times forward and backward.

 

2) Continue practicing "Yes You Have" by Leeland

 

3) Look at intro for "Getting Into You" -- try to apply fingerstyle technique (thumb for E/A/D strings, and your index/middle/ring for the rest.  See tab below.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 6.29.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major 7th arpeggio pattern -- play through at least five times forward and backward.

 

2) Begin practicing "Yes You Have" by Leeland

 

3) Try "God Bless America"

 

 

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--

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

God Bless America

uses major scale,
2nd position

Guitar Stuff for 3.30.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice minor scale back and forth.Use 1-2-1-3-1-4 etc. pattern to increase fluency

 

2) Practice "Great Are You Lord" (see below)

 

3) Play through full chords on "How Great Is Our God" in the key of B

 

 

"Great Are You Lord"

6/8 time

"You give life, you give love..."

|   FM7   |    Am7     |    Gssu4     | Gsus4    | 3x

|   F    |    Am     |     G     |    G    | (2x)
 

"It's your breath in our lungs..."

F major7

Am7

Gsus4

"How Great Is Our God"

 

"VERSE:
"The splendor of a king clothed in majesty..."

|   B    |  B   F#  |   G#m   |  G#m  F#  | 
|   E    |  F#  |   B   |   B   | 

CHORUS:
"How great is our God, sing with me..."

B = A major shape, 2nd fret
F# = E major shape, 2nd fret
G#m = E minor shape, 4th fret

 

|   B    |  B    |   G#m   |  G#m  | 
|   E    |  E  | (2x)

Guitar Stuff for 3.16.19

 

1) Warm-up: Strumming rhythm exercises (see below)

 

2) Practice "Oceans" by Hillsong (see slide below)

 

3) "Great Are You Lord" (see below)

 

 

16th rhythm with rests

pick a chord - any  chord

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
^    

"Oceans"

Hillsong

"You call me out upon the waters..."

Bm    A/C# | D       | A       | G       |
/ / /  /     / / / /   / / / /   / / / / 
Bm    A/C# | D       | A       | G       |
/ / /  /     / / / /   / / / /   / / / / 

"And there I find you in the mystery..."

"And I will call upon Your Name..."

"My soul will rest in Your embrace..."

G   D   | A       | G   D   | A       |
/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / / / / 
G   D   | A       | G   A   | Bm (verse)|
/ / / /   / / / /   / / / /   / ~ 

B minor

A/C#

Guitar Stuff for 3.9.19

 

1) Warm-up: Strumming rhythm exercises (see below)

 

2) Practice "Oceans" by Hillsong (see slide below)

 

3) "Great Are You Lord" (see below)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.20.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through "Ode to Joy" (below) at least three times.  Also, practice transition between pattern 1 and 2 using Level 11 diagram (at least 5 times forward and backward).

 

2) Practice "Oceans" by Hillsong (see slide below)

 

3) Take a look at full chords on Level 12; if you want to challenge yourself, try playing "How Great Thou Art" shown below using only full chords.

 

 

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 2.13.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through "Ode to Joy" (below) at least three times.  Also, practice transition between pattern 1 and 2 using Level 11 diagram (at least 5 times forward and backward).

 

2) Practice "Oceans" by Hillsong (see slide below)

 

3) Take a look at full chords on Level 12; if you want to challenge yourself, try playing "How Great Thou Art" shown below using only full chords.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.6.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through "Ode to Joy" (below) at least three times.  Also, practice transition between pattern 1 and 2 using Level 11 diagram (at least 5 times forward and backward).

 

2) Practice "Oceans" by Hillsong (see slide below)

 

3) Take a look at full chords on Level 12; if you want to challenge yourself, try playing "How Great Thou Art" shown below using only full chords.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.30.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through "Ode to Joy" (below) at least three times.  Also, practice transition between pattern 1 and 2 using Level 11 diagram (at least 5 times forward and backward).

 

2) Keep practicing "10,000 Reasons": work on strum pattern for chorus and verse and use provided metronome.

 

3) Also practice "Oceans" by Hillsong (see slide below)

 

 

10,000 Reasons

D MINOR

B7

Chorus:
          A  (2)      E (2) B (2) C#m (2)
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul,
A (2)         E (2) B (4)
Worship His holy name.
          A (2)   C#m(2)A(1)B(1)C#m(1)
Sing like never before, O my soul.
     A  (2)         B (2)   (all 2->)A E A E
I'll worship Your holy name.

Verse 1:
    A         E           B       C#m
The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning;
A             E         B     C#m
It's time to sing Your song again.
A            E              B           C#m
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me,
A         E                B          E   [Chorus]
Let me be singing when the even- ing comes.
1... 2  e  &  3... 4 e &
( ) = # of beats (not measures!)

Guitar Stuff for 1.23.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through "Ode to Joy" (below) at least three times.  Also, practice transition between pattern 1 and 2 on Level 11.

 

2) Keep practicing "10,000 Reasons": work on strum pattern for chorus and verse and use provided metronome.

 

3) Also practice "Oceans" by Hillsong (see slide below)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.16.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through "Ode to Joy" (below)

 

2) Keep practicing "10,000 Reasons": work on strum pattern for chorus and verse and use provided metronome.

 

3) Listen to "Oceans" by Hillsong United

 

 

Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

1) Warm-up: Play through major scale pattern 2 a few times, then try "Yankee Doodle Dandy (below)

 

2) Try out the different rhythm combinations (below) using regular chords, then power chords.  Use rests, muted strums, and sustained notes as you get more comfortable.  Do each one three times.

 

3) "10,000 Reasons" revisited: work on strum pattern for chorus. Start with quarter notes, then eighth notes, then add strum pattern as shown in class, and use provided metronome.

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

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 12.12.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play through major scale pattern 2 a few times, then try "Yankee Doodle Dandy (below)

 

2) "10,000 Reasons" revisited: work on strum pattern for chorus. Start with quarter notes, then eighth notes, then add strum pattern as shown in class, and use provided metronome.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 12.5.18

 

1) Warm-up: Try major scale -- practice forward and backward. Use different patterns to help you develop fluency. (1-2-3 2-3-4, etc.)

*Bonus: play "Are You Sleeping" (found beneath major scale diagram on Level 10 tab)

 

2) Continue practicing "O Holy Night" (below)

 

3) "10,000 Reasons" revisited: work on strum pattern for chorus. Start with quarter notes, then eighth notes, then add strum pattern as shown in class

 

Major Scale Pattern

Play through pattern forward and backward for approximately five minutes.  Try different patterns/combinations if you wish.

 

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.

 

 

 

O Holy Night

C (2)               F     (1)           C  (2)
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining
           C  (1)       G   (1)        C (1)
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
 C                     F             C
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
            Em (1)         B7 (1)         Em (2)
‘Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth

     G (1)   G7 (1)    C (2)
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
     G       G7      C
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

 Am  (all 2->) Em       Dm              Am
Fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices
(1's>)C G7 C F    C   G7                C (2)
O night divine, o night when Christ was born
   G G7     C F  C    G           C (2)
O night divine, o night, o night divine

Song is in 6/8 time!

    |                       |

1

2

3

D MINOR

B7

1

2

3

4

4

5

6

Guitar Stuff for 11.28.18

 

1) Warm-up: Try major scale -- practice forward and backward. Use different patterns to help you develop fluency. (1-2-3 2-3-4, etc.)

*Bonus: play "Are You Sleeping" (found beneath major scale diagram on Level 10 tab)

 

2) Continue practicing "O Holy Night" (below)

 

3) Palm mutes/percussive strumming (level 9): try playing different chords (preferably the "O Holy Night" ones) with the rhythm exercise below.  Use both methods (palm mute, string mute) to practice.

 

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

Guitar Stuff for 11.7.18

 

1) Warm-up: Try major scale -- practice forward and backward

2) "O Holy Night" (below)

3) Try "10,000 Reasons" using your knowledge of the "Easy E's" chords (Level 8). Video/chords included below

Guitar Stuff for 10.31.18

 

1) Warm-up: Modified "stairs" exercise

2) "O Holy Night" (below)

3) Try "10,000 Reasons" using your knowledge of the "Easy E's" chords (Level 8). Video/chords included below

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 10.24.18

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercises (below) at 120 BPM, then 60 BPM.  Use a metronome or a phone app (don't use sub-divisions or a drum loop!)

2) Level 8: play through colored power chord exercises, but only play the single/root notes as shown.

3) "O Holy Night" (below)

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!

Guitar Stuff for 10.10.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with "Stairs" exercises -- play at least to the 3rd/6th frets

2) Continue practicing "It Is Well", but play quarter notes (one strum per beat) as demonstrated in class.  If this is difficult, try with a metronome at 45 BPM to start.

3) Level 8: play through colored power chord exercises, but only play the single/root notes as shown.

Guitar Stuff for 10.3.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Stairs" exercises -- play at least to the 3rd/6th frets

2) Continue practicing "It Is Well" This version will require a capo.  Chords are below.

3) Practice various chords w/16th note exercises near the end of PRO III - Level 7 slides.

"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.-
VERSE:
      G [2]        Em [2]  C [1] D [1] G [2]
When peace like a river attendeth my way
      Em  [2]      A [2]       D [2]
When sorrows like sea billows roll
    G [2]    Em  [2]        A  [2]       D [2]
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
       G [1] C [1] G  [1]  D [1]  C [2]  G [2]
It is well, it is well with my soul

CHORUS:
       G [2]  D [2]  
It is well... 
              C [2]  G [2]  
With my soul...
       C [2]       G [1] D [1]  C [2]  G [2]
It is well, it is well with my soul

C major

G major

D major

"It Is Well"

capo 4th fret

 

E minor 

A major

each bracketed number represents # of beats

Guitar Stuff for 8.22.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with chromatic scale (below). You can do this in reverse as well, add 16th notes (picking up and down), skipping strings, and "runs" (0-1-2, 1-2-3, 2-3-4, etc.) to increase difficulty.  

2) "It Is Well" This version will require a capo.  Chords are below.

3) Practice various chords w/16th note exercises near the end of PRO III - Level 7 slides.

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 8.15.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with chromatic scale (below). You can do this in reverse as well, and add 16th notes (picking up and down)  and "runs" (0-1-2, 1-2-3, 2-3-4, etc.) to increase difficulty.  

2) Practice "How Great Thou Art" (below) -- take note of number of beats/strums for each chord. You can "double" the strums and play 8th notes when you're comfortable with chord changes.

3) "It Is Well" This version will require a capo.  Chords are below.

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.8.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with chromatic scale (below). You can do this in reverse as well, and add 16th notes (picking up and down) to increase difficulty.  

2) Practice "How Great Thou Art" (below) -- take note of number of beats/strums for each chord. You can "double" the strums and play 8th notes when you're comfortable with chord changes.

BONUS: "It Is Well"

This version will require a capo.  =) -- song coming tomorrow

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.1.18

 

1) Warm-up: Chromatic scale (below). You can do this in reverse as well.  

2) Practice C and G family chords with 4th note exercises, switching between chords on each line as we've done before (below).

3) Practice "How Great Thou Art" (below) -- take note of number of beats/strums for each chord. You can "double" the strums and play 8th notes when you're comfortable with chord changes.

BONUS: Listen to Audrey Assad's "It Is Well"

This version will require a capo.  =)

 

C major

G major

D major

E minor

The "G family"

C major

G major

A minor

The "C family"

F major

Guitar Stuff for 7.25.18


1) Warm-up: Revisit pedal exercise (below), but play them using alternate (up and down) picking -- go through all six strings at least three times each practice session. Use a metronome starting at 70 BPM

2) Use SEMI-PRO III two string exercises to further practice alternate picking technique.

3) Practice "How Great Thou Art" (below) -- take note of number of beats/strums for each chord.


Guitar Stuff for 7.18.18

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise (below) -- go through all six strings at least three times each practice session.

2) Practice two string technique on "When the Saints Go Marching In"; use SEMI-PRO III two string exercises for reference and further practice.

3) Practice C and G major chords with rhythm exercises -- check slide below. Use a metronome each time; start at 75 BPM and increase only when you've made no mistakes.

 

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

 

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

C MAJOR

G MAJOR

Guitar Stuff for 7.11.18


1) Practice "When the Saints Go Marching In" (tab below) at least five times each practice.

2) Practice E and A major chords with rhythm exercises -- check slide below. Switch between E and A as discussed in class.