Guitar Stuff for 10.23.19

password: kaden

Phenomenon

Thousand Foot Krutch

Drop D tuning
Key of G minor

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

Verse:

Chorus:

Bridge:

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

Outro riff thing:

Interstate Love Song

Opening riff:

e----------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------4--4s6-4-2---2p0-------
G-4s6---4-4s6--4-----------------------5--------------------1----
D----------------4s6----------------6-----------------------2----
A---------------------7-7s9-7----7--------------------------2----
E----------------------------------------------------------------

Opening chord progression:

C#m7 | E | A2 | G#7sus-G#7 | A | E

C#m7

E

A2

G#7sus

G#7

A

Guitar Stuff for 10.16.19



1) Warm-up: Try out the legato patterns below, and then consider making up your own!

2) Continue "Photograph".  Tab is still below, but use this link to see the breakdown of the solo.  =)

3) Explore alternative chord voicings with "Do You Hear What I Hear?" -- but useful in other capacities as well. Check out the chord shapes below.

4) Listen to and become familiar with "Insterstate Love Song" for next week.  I've put the song/video here


 

if you'd like to start messing with the tab, you can find it here. the part we covered is in the "slide guitar" section

Legato Exercises

legato = "in a smooth, flowing manner"

e-------------------|-------------------|----------5-h8-p5--|
B-------------------|-------------------|-5-h8-p5-----------|
G-------------------|----------5-h7-p5--|-------------------|
D-------------------|-5-h7-p5-----------|-------------------|
A----------5-h7-p5--|-------------------|-------------------|
E-5-h8-p5-----------|-------------------|-------------------|

minor pentatonic pattern

h = hammer-on   p = pull-off
e------------------------|------------------------|
B------------------------|------------------------|
G-7-p5-------------------|-7-p5-------------------|
D------7-h8-p5-----------|------7-h8-p5-----------|
A--------------7-h8-p5---|--------------7-h8-p5---|
E------------------------|------------------------|

noodling with the minor scale

Photograph

Def Leppard

x 2

Opening:

Verse (part 1):

x 5

then

(remaining verse below)

E

B

Asus

A

A2

Asus

Photograph

Def Leppard

Verse (continued):

E

x 3

then

E

B

A

Asus

Photograph

Def Leppard

Pre-chorus:

x 2

Chorus:

A

Asus

Csus2

C/B

D

A

D

A

Bm

C

D

E

Bm

C

E

D

x 2

Alternative chord shapes/voicings

C major

= optional E note

F major

you can quickly play this by leaving your index finger on the C major shape on the 5th fret

you can move this shape two frets up to get to a G chord

E major

basically an open C shape, but barred at the fourth fret.  You can remove the second E note on the fourth fret B to get a rich major 7th chord easily

[Verse]
C                          F      C 
Said the night wind to the little lamb,
C                   F C
Do you see what I see?
C                  F      C
Way up in the sky, little lamb?
C
Do you see what I see?
Am              Em  
A star, a star, dancing in the night,
       F       G        E
With a tail as big as a kite's,
       F       G7       C 
With a tail as big as a kite's.

Guitar Stuff for 10.9.19

--Same as prior week.  Get on your guitar and practice!  =)--

1) Warm-up: T
ry out the legato patterns below, and then consider making up your own!


BONUS) "We Are the Champions" -- see chord progression here. I've built a tab alternatively. The song is in 6/8 time and uses bar chords for much of it, but we're only going up to the chorus so far.  =) We'll return to this in the future.


2) Continue "Photograph".  Tab is still below, but use this link to see the breakdown of the solo.  =)


3) Your song for your our Christmas show on 12/14 is "Do You Hear What I Hear?". We'll be arranging something over the next several weeks, but you can get the general idea of the song here.



Guitar Stuff for 10.2.19

--Same as prior week.  Get on your guitar and practice!  =)--

1) Warm-up: T
ry out the legato patterns below, and then consider making up your own!

 

BONUS) "We Are the Champions" -- see chord progression here. I've built a tab alternatively. The song is in 6/8 time and uses bar chords for much of it, but we're only going up to the chorus so far.  =) We'll return to this in the future.

 

2) Continue "Photograph".  I've begun to build the tab below through the chorus.

 

3) Please select three possible songs to perform for our Christmas show on 12/14


 

Guitar Stuff for 9.25.19

1) Warm-up: Try out the legato patterns below, and then consider making up your own!

 

BONUS) "We Are the Champions" -- see chord progression here. I've built a tab alternatively. The song is in 6/8 time and uses bar chords for much of it, but we're only going up to the chorus so far.  =) We'll return to this in the future.

 

2) Continue "Photograph".  I've begun to build the tab below through the chorus.

 

3) Please select three possible songs to perform for our Christmas show on 12/14


 

Guitar Stuff for 9.18.19

1) Warm-up: Continue to play through major scale position 3; you can add "Row Row Row Your Boat" for further practice and familiarity


BONUS) "We Are the Champions" -- see chord progression here. I've built a tab alternatively. The song is in 6/8 time and uses bar chords for much of it, but we're only going up to the chorus so far.  =) We'll return to this in the future.


2) Continue "Photograph".  I've begun to build the tab below through the chorus.



MAJOR SCALE ALTERNATIVES

Position 3

MAJOR SCALE ALTERNATIVES

Position 3

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

Guitar Stuff for 9.13.19

1) Warm-up: Continue to play through major scale position 3; you can add "Row Row Row Your Boat" for further practice and familiarity

 

2) "We Are the Champions" -- see chord progression here. I've built a tab alternatively. The song is in 6/8 time and uses bar chords for much of it, but we're only going up to the chorus so far.  =)

 

3) Begin "Photograph".  I've begun to build the tab below.

BONUS) Minor pentatonic: try out the progression as shown in the video. I'll see if I can put together a tab for you in the next couple of days.
 

We Are the Champions

Verse:

Cm | Gm x 4

Cm  -- bar on 3rd fret, A minor shape

Gm  -- bar on 3rd fret, E minor shape

Eb          |   Eb   Bb

each measure is 6 counts; you're welcome to strum with the piano as you interpret it

some arpeggio here, with a suspended chord moment on the Eb in the second measure, which gets three counts

//////
/// ///

Eb  -- bar on 6th fret, A major shape

Bb  -- bar on 6th fret, E major shape

see next slide for lead into the chorus 

We Are the Champions

continued

basically a power chord fest for a few measures

Eb

Eb/D

C

F

Bb

C

more to come :)

Guitar Stuff for 9.4.19

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Guitar Stuff for 9.4.19

1) Warm-up: Play through major scale position 3; you can add "Row Row Row Your Boat" for further practice and familiarity

 

2) Minor pentatonic: try out the progression as shown in the video.  I'll add a tab below as well.
 

3) "We Are the Champions" -- see chord progression here. The song is in 6/8 time and uses bar chords. You'll need to switch to the "CHORDS" section at the top of the tab to see the appropriate chords.

 

BONUS) Begin "Photograph" as shown in the video.  There's more stuff on the interwebs if you'd like to continue. =)

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.28.19

1) Warm-up: Play through pentatonic scale and try various patterns and intervals within the scale -- for example, you can alternate from the 4th note position (5th in the minor scale) to create interesting melodies: 4-1 4-2 4-3, etc
 

Additionally, you can play bar 89 of "Carry On Wayward Son" for further practice. The whole tab can be found here; otherwise, you can just use the image below.
 

2) Continue working through "Plush".  You might consider focusing on the power chords ("rhythm guitar") and arpeggiated portions ("solo guitar") at bar 51, along with any other chords you might struggle with.

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
 

3) "We Are the Champions" -- see chord progression here. The song is in 6/8 time and uses bar chords. You'll need to switch to the "CHORDS" section at the top of the tab to see the appropriate chords.

 

PENTATONIC SCALE

Carry On Wayward Son

Instrumental/Pentatonic section

Guitar Stuff for 8.21.19

1) Warm-up: Continue "bursts of speed" exercise -- Specifically, you want to play three quarter notes followed by a fourth beat of four 16th notes. The pentatonic scale is on deck below.
 

Additionally, you can play bar 89 of "Carry On Wayward Son" for further practice. The whole tab can be found here; otherwise, you can just use the image below.
 

2) Continue working through "Plush".  You might consider focusing on the power chords ("rhythm guitar") and arpeggiated portions ("solo guitar") at bar 51

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots

 

We'll return to "We Are the Champions" next week  =)

 

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--

Minor Scale

Major scale patterns 1 & 2

Guitar Stuff for 8.14.19

1) Warm-up: Play "bursts of speed" exercise. -- I put some slides below containing the scales for reference. Go through the scale you're working through about ten times each practice. Specifically, you want to play three quarter notes followed by a fourth beat of four 16th notes.

2) Refer to the fingerstyle layout and try out the songs below. Remember that the Dire Straits songs kind of break the rules with the picking hand.
Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's

3) Continue working through "Plush"

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots

BONUS: I've added the full version of "Addicted to Chaos" below for your practice purposes

Guitar Stuff for 8.7.19

1) Warm-up: Play "bursts of speed" exercise. -- I put some slides below containing the scales for reference. Go through the scale you're working through about ten times each practice. Specifically, you want to play three quarter notes followed by a fourth beat of four 16th notes.
 

2) Refer to the fingerstyle layout and try out the songs below. Remember that the Dire Straits songs kind of break the rules with the picking hand.
Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's

3) Begin working through "Plush" -- we only got through the intro and tried out that Ebmaj7 chord on the chorus this week, so don't stress over this too much.  =)

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots

Hammer-on scales

e-----------------------------------2-h3-h5---------------
B------------------------------3-h5-----------------------
G----------------------2-h4-h5----------------------------
D--------------2-h4-h5------------------------------------
A------2-h3-h5--------------------------------------------
E-3-h5----------------------------------------------------

Guitar Stuff for 7.31.19

1) Warm-up: Play major arpeggio scale as shown. Also, review the major 7th theory on the level 13 tab.
 

2) Continue working on  "Addicted to Chaos" for Saturday! I've added the song for you at the bottom of the page. You can access the tab here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/megadeth/addicted_to_chaos_guitar_pro_1413047

 

3) Try out 7th chord songs if you feel like messing with them:

Breathe Your Name - Sixpence None The Richer (verse up to chorus)

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots (chorus progression) - we'll begin this next week!
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots (basically all of it, but mostly the chorus)

Guitar Stuff for 7.24.19

1) Warm-up: Play major arpeggio scale as shown. Also, review the major 7th theory on the level 13 tab.
 

2) Continue working on  "Addicted to Chaos". I've added the song for you at the bottom of the page. You can access the tab here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/megadeth/addicted_to_chaos_guitar_pro_1413047

 

3) Try out 7th chord songs if you feel like messing with them:

Breathe Your Name - Sixpence None The Richer (verse up to chorus)

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots (chorus progression)
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots (basically all of it, but mostly the chorus)

Guitar Stuff for 7.17.19

1) Warm-up: Play through minor scale back and forth at least five times. Then apply to "Devastation and Reform" intro - you'll need to be tuned down a half step to play it appropriately.
 

2) Continue working on  "Addicted to Chaos".  I would invest the most time on that crazy 70th bar -- I put a screen shot of it below, along with some select other portions.

 

3) While you're drop-tuned, try playing through "I Alone" by Live - check out the tab here. Any of the F# chords can be power chords.  In fact, most of them could.  ;-)

Select pieces from "Addicted to Chaos"

bar 70

pre-chorus riff

chorus riff

Guitar Stuff for 7.10.19

1) Warm-up: Play through minor scale back and forth at least five times. Then apply to "Devastation and Reform" intro - you'll need to be tuned down a half step to play it appropriately.
 

2) Continue working on "Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind (see tab below). Focus mostly on the chord progression and rhythm in the chorus.

 

3) Begin grinding out "Addicted to Chaos".  I would invest the most time on that crazy 70th bar -- I put a screen shot of it below, along with some select other portions.

Intro/Bend riff

Verse progression

"Never Let You Go" (so far)

Third Eye Blind

Chorus

Guitar Stuff for 7.3.19

1) Warm-up: Play through minor scale back and forth at least five times. Then apply to "Devastation and Reform" intro.
 

2) Continue working on "Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind (see tab below). Continue working on bend during intro & between verses. If you're having trouble "matching" the note, try doing a few of the exercises we did in class.

Focus mostly on the chord progression and rhythm in the chorus. (see below) We'll spend more time on this next week as well.

Guitar Stuff for 6.26.19

1) Warm-up: Play through minor scale back and forth at least five times. Try different patterns as demonstrated in class to gain fluency.
 

2) Begin working on "Never Let You Go" by Third Eye Blind (see tab below). Focus mostly on bend during intro & between verses. If you're having trouble "matching" the note, try doing a few of the exercises we did in class. I'll look to post a video of it before the weekend.

 

MINOR SCALE

Like the MAJOR SCALE, there are multiple shapes (and interval patterns) of MINOR SCALES.
This pattern starts on the A string. Practice this one back and forth!

Guitar Stuff for 6.19.19

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing Major scale 2: God Bless America (below)
 

2) Play through full/closed chords in "Lightning Crashes" (standard tuning). Refer to the full chord shapes in the Level 12 slides for help.

 

3) Continue working on "Hemorrhage" by Fuel -- click here for the tab. Focus mostly on the opening arpeggio for now, and make sure your guitar is tuned a 1/2 step down. Also, pick your way through the solo near the end.

 

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

Lightning Crashes

Live

Verse:

E major     | B major    | F# major    | F# major   |
/  x /  /xx  /  x /  /xx   /  x /  /xx  /  x /  /xx

Chorus:
E       B       | F# major        |
/ / / / / / / /   / / / / / / / /

Bridge:

[G# minor | D# minor |(x2)] | E major | F# major

Guitar Stuff for 6.12.19

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing Major scale 2: God Bless America (below)
 

2) Play through full/closed chords in "Lightning Crashes" (standard tuning). Refer to the full chord shapes in the Level 12 slides for help.

 

3) Continue working on "Hemorrhage" by Fuel -- click here for the tab. Focus mostly on the opening arpeggio for now, and make sure your guitar is tuned a 1/2 step down.

 

Guitar Stuff for 6.5.19

1) Warm-up: Major scale 2: God Bless America (below)
 

2) Play through full/closed chords in "Lightning Crashes" (standard tuning). Refer to the full chord shapes in the Level 12 slides for help.

 

3) Continue working on "Hemorrhage" by Fuel -- click here for the tab. Focus mostly on the opening arpeggio for now, and make sure your guitar is tuned a 1/2 step down.

 

Guitar Stuff for 5.29.19

1) Warm-up: Major scale 2: Yankee Doodle (below)
 

2) Play through full/closed chords in "Lightning Crashes" (standard tuning). Refer to the full chord shapes in the Level 12 slides for help.

 

3) Begin working on "Hemorrhage" by Fuel -- click here for the tab. Focus mostly on the opening arpeggio for now, and make sure your guitar is tuned a 1/2 step down.

 

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

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Use the major scale position 2 pattern to help!

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

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 5.22.19

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 1-2 transition; do this forward and backward at least five times.


2) Finish off "How's It Gonna Be" . Listen for strum pattern, especially during intro; use power chords for bridge section.


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

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

How's It Gonna Be?

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


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


Intro riff
Bridge (power chords)
Em   | G      | D    | A    | Em    G |
D    | A  G   | (x4)
Em   | G      | D    | A    | Em    G | (back to intro)

You can EXPAND your scale range by combining POSITION 1 and POSITION 2.

MAJOR SCALE FLUENCY

When you reach the sixth note in the first position, try "sliding" your #1 finger to the seventh note, and then continuing. You can do this in reverse when you reach the 7th note of the first position.

SLIDE #1 FINGER HERE

Guitar Stuff for 5.15.19

1) Warm-up: Showtime!! Practice your song!

Please arrive at 505 W Grant Line on Saturday at 6:40 for a quick mic check and tuning.

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

3) Play through "How's It Gonna Be" . Listen for strum pattern, especially during intro; use power chords for bridge section.

 

Sweetness

Jimmy Eat World

Verse (1 and 2)
[ F2 | F2 ] E octave | E octave |
[first two measures not played at the beginning]

 

Chorus
| 8 | 10 | 0 - E octave - | 0 - E octave - |
| 8 | 10 | 3 | 3 |

 

Bridge
| 5 | 8 | 3 | 3 | x 4
Verse 3
| F2 | x 4
| 3 | 3 - 5 - | 0 | 0 | x 4
- All numbers are drop chords
- Two chords in same measure means two counts per chord

Guitar Stuff for 5.8.19

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing hammer-on/pull-off exercises (see below)

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

3) Play through "How's It Gonna Be" . Listen for strum pattern, especially during intro; use power chords for bridge section.

 

Hammer-on/pull off exercise

repeat five times before changing variation

e-5-h7-p5--5-h8-p5-------------------------------------
B------------------5-h7-p5--5-h8-p5--------------------
G-----------------------------------5-h7-p5--5-h8-p5---
D------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------
You can also do a 5-6-8 or a 5-7-9 variation. The goal isn't speed, but accuracy and volume for each note.

Guitar Stuff for 5.1.19

1) Warm-up: Practice hammer-on/pull-off exercises (see below)

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

3) Play through "How's It Gonna Be" (up through 1st/2nd verse so far). Listen for strum pattern, especially during intro. I added a tab below.

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.17.19

1) Warm-up: Begin practicing major scale, forward and backward, using runs and skipping strings/notes.    Also, use the song example to help you.

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

3) Play through "How's It Gonna Be" (up through 1st/2nd verse so far).  Click here for tab. Listen for strum pattern, especially during intro.

 

 

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.

(pattern example below)

Guitar Stuff for 4.10.19

1) Warm-up: Begin practicing major scale, forward and backward, using runs and skipping strings/notes.    Also, use the song example to help you.

 

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

 

 

3) Practice 7th chords with "Golden Slumbers.  (slide below)

 

*We'll get to "How's It Gonna Be" next week, for real

 

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

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

Golden Slumbers

Am7

Dm7

Dm9

G7

Guitar Stuff for 4.3.19

1) Warm-up: Begin practicing major scale, forward and backward, using runs and skipping strings/notes.    Also, use the song example to help you.

 

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

 

 

3) Practice 7th chords with "Golden Slumbers.  (slide below)

 

*We'll get to "How's It Gonna Be" next week

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.27.19

1) Warm-up: Begin practicing major scale, forward and backward.  Start at "1" on the E string and play up to the next "1", and beyond when you're comfortable.  Also, use the song example to help you.

 

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

 

 

3) Practice 7th chords with "Golden Slumbers.  Click here for tab; hover the mouse over the chords if you forget how to fret them.

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.21.19

1) Warm-up: Begin practicing major scale, forward and backward.  Start at "1" on the E string and play up to the next "1", and beyond when you're comfortable.  Also, use the song example to help you.

 

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

 

 

3) Practice 7th chords with "Golden Slumbers.  Click here for tab; hover the mouse over the chords if you forget how to fret them.

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.15.19

1) Warm-up: Modified stairs pattern (below)

 

 

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- check slide below.

 

 

 

3) Practice 7th chords with "Golden Slumbers.  Click here for tab; hover the mouse over the chords if you forget how to fret them.

 

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 3.6.19

1) Warm-up: Modified stairs pattern (below)

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- click here for tab.  You'll need to tune your E string to D to play it. =) Use "Rhythm Guitar 2" instrument (located on left column, or on the bottom bar of your mobile device). Focus on the chord shapes and strum pattern.

 

 

 

3) Practice 7th chords with "Golden Slumbers.  Click here for tab; hover the mouse over the chords if you forget how to fret them.

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.27.19

1) Warm-up: Modified stairs pattern (below)

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- click here for tab.  You'll need to tune your E string to D to play it. =) Use "Rhythm Guitar 2" instrument (located on left column, or on the bottom bar of your mobile device). Focus on the chord shapes and strum pattern.

 

 

 

3) Practice 7th chords with "Golden Slumbers.  Click here for tab; hover the mouse over the chords if you forget how to fret them.

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.20.19

1) Warm-up: Five fret permutations (see slide below) -- play each one perfectly five times before moving on to the next pattern!

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- click here for tab.  You'll need to tune your E string to D to play it. =) Use "Rhythm Guitar 2" instrument (located on left column, or on the bottom bar of your mobile device). Focus on the chord shapes and strum pattern.




3) Practice 7th chords with "Golden Slumbers.  Click here for tab; hover the mouse over the chords if you forget how to fret them.


Guitar Stuff for 2.13.19

1) Warm-up: Five fret permutations (see slide below) -- play each one perfectly five times before moving on to the next pattern!

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- click here for tab.  You'll need to tune your E string to D to play it. =) USe "Rhythm Guitar 2" instrument (located on left column, or on the bottom bar of your mobile device). Focus on the chord shapes and strum pattern.

 

 

 

3) Continue working through "Everything You Ever Wanted".  Everything you need is two slides below.

 

PERMUTATIONS (5 frets)

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 75 BPM.  Try to do one five times with no mistakes before moving on or increasing speed.

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(7-8)
G-5-9-(7-8)-5-9-------5-9-(7-8)-5-9------
D---------------(7-8)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(8-7)
G-5-9-(8-7)-5-9-------5-9-(8-7)-5-9------
D---------------(8-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(7-8)
G-9-5-(7-8)-9-5-------9-5-(7-8)-9-5------
D---------------(7-8)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(8-7)
G-9-5-(8-7)-9-5-------9-5-(8-7)-9-5------
D---------------(8-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

"Everything You Ever Wanted"

Hawk Nelson

                              (all chords are power chords)

OPENING/CHORUS chords ("I tried to be...")
 C         A(m)      F         G
 / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (1x) 

VERSE chords ("I walk the line...")
 C         F         D(m)      G 
 / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (2x)

 

PRE-CHORUS chords ("It's all the seasons...")
 Em        F         Em          F   G 
 / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (1x)

 

BRIDGE chords  ("I want to...")
 A(m)      G         F             G 
 / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (2x)

 

 

Power chord shape

= chord name/note

Guitar Stuff for 2.6.19

1) Warm-up: Permutations part II (see slide below) -- play each one perfectly five times before moving on to the next pattern!

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- click here for tab.  You'll need to tune your E string to D to play it. =) Focus on the chord shapes before messing with the rhythm.

3) Continue working through "Everything You

Ever Wanted".  Everything you need is

two slides below.

 

PERMUTATIONS PART II

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

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

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 1.30.19

1) Warm-up: Permutations (see slide below) -- play each one perfectly five times before moving on to the next pattern!

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" -- click here for tab.  You'll need to tune your E string to D to play it. =) Focus on the chord shapes before messing with the rhythm.

3) Continue working through "Everything You

Ever Wanted".  Everything you need is

two slides below.

 

PERMUTATIONS

The purpose of these exercises is to isolate and correct any fingering, strength, or mental discrepancies in your playing.  Feel free to try switching notes around once you feel confident with these! Use a metronome and start at 60 BPM.  Try to do one 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 1.23.19

 

1) Warm-up: Permutations (see slide below) -- play each one perfectly five times before moving on to the next pattern!

2) Practice the 16th note rhythms in Level 7 slides with a G, C, D, Em progression. Do the rhythm for each chord four times before going to the next.

3) "Sweetness" -- here's the tab: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/jimmy_eat_world/sweetness_official_2077365 - you'll need to tune your E string to D to play it. =) Focus on the chord shapes before messing with the rhythm.

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.16.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale at least five times (alternate picking); add "runs" (0-1-2-1 1-2-3-2, etc) patterns if you're having no trouble. You can find the slide below this one.

2) Practice 8th note rhythm on PRO I (Level 5) tab using familiar chords (G/C/D are good).  Play the rhythm sheet in the slide below with each chord at least once.

3) You're welcome to explore the Level 7 slides and play with the 16th note exercises as well.

 

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

 

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