Guitar Stuff for 5.29.19


1) Warm-up: Play highlighted two string exercises (see slide below) -- you're welcome to venture up to the 9th fret


2) Practice Easy E chords (shown below), then try playing through "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)".  Don't worry about speed -- focus first on accuracy and getting comfortable with the chords.  =)



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.
( ) = # of beats (not measures!)

Guitar Stuff for 5.22.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play highlighted two string exercises (see slide below) -- you're welcome to venture up to the 9th fret

 

2) Take a look at "How Great Is Our God" and play through the chords.

 

3) Try "Come to the Altar" as shown.

 

 

How Great Is Our God

(# of measures/4 counts in parentheses)

CHORUS:
    C  (2)                       
How great is our God, sing with me,
    Am  (2)                      
How great is our God, all will see
    F   (1)      G (1)        C   (2)    
How great, how great is our God.

VERSE 1:
    C   (2)                Am   (2)
The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty,
                    F     (2)               
Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.
   C     (2)                      Am    (2)
He wraps Himself in light, and darkness tries to hide
                    F        (2)           
And trembles at His voice, trembles at His voice.

Come to the Altar (capo 4)

(each chord gets six 8th note counts,)

[Verse] 
G        C                  G 
Are you hurting and broken within? 
       C                           Em 
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin? 
          C 
Jesus is calling. 
G         C                      G 
Have you come to the end of yourself? 
         C                          Em 
do you thirst for a drink from the well? 
          C 
Jesus is calling. 
[Chorus] 
G        Am7       Em
O come to the altar
             C              G 
the Father's arms are open wide, 
            Am7           Em 
forgiveness was bought with
                C              G 
the precious blood of Jesus Christ. 

G major

C major

E minor

Am7

3

1

Guitar Stuff for 5.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play highlighted two string exercises (see slide below) -- you're welcome to venture up to the 9th fret

 

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

 

3) Take a look at "How Great Is Our God" and play through the chords.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.17.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing pedal exercise as played in class (see slide below)

 

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

 

3) Take a look at "How Great Is Our God" and play through the chords.

 

 

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

"Pedal" exercise

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

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

C MAJOR

G MAJOR

Strum through the exercises, switching chords after playing all seven rhythm lines.  Once you feel comfortable, try switching chords after each line. Only strum when you see notes above the numbers!

A MINOR

F MAJOR

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

Guitar Stuff for 4.10.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise as played in class (see slide below)

 

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

 

3) Take a look at "How Great Is Our God" and play through the chords.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.27.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice "Auld Lang Syne" (below); please use your 1st/2nd/3rd fingers as demonstrated in class.

 

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

 

BONUS) Take a look at "How Great Is Our God" and play through the chords.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.20.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice "Auld Lang Syne" (below); please use your 1st/2nd/3rd fingers as demonstrated in class.

 

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

 

BONUS) Take a look at "How Great Is Our God" and play through the chords.

 

 

Auld Lang Syne

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 3.6.19

 

1) Warm-up: Keep practicing ABCs, and try "Auld Lang Syne" (below)

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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