Guitar Stuff for 9.4.19

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Guitar Stuff for 9.4.19

 

(practice at least two days for 20 minutes this week!)

1) Warm-up: Practice arpeggio pattern we did in class -- check the slide below!

 

2) Pedal exercise -- see slide and video!

 

3) Play through chords for "Lane Boy" as described in the video.  I have a slide below with the chords and the song as well!

 

Arpeggio exercise

play through this at least five times each practice!

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!

Lane Boy

Twenty One Pilots

Chord progression:

 |Dm | Am | Am | Am|
(four counts for each chord)

D minor

A minor

Guitar Stuff for 8.28.19

 

(practice at least two days for 20 minutes this week!)

1) Warm-up: Practice arpeggio pattern we did in class -- check the slide below!

 

2) Play through chords for "Play It Again" - make sure you have your capo on the 4th fret

 

Play It Again

Luke Bryan

1st verse and chorus - capo 4

G MAJOR

C MAJOR

E MINOR

D MAJOR

Guitar Stuff for 8.21.19

 

(practice at least two days for 20 minutes this week!)

1) Warm-up: Practice permutations (PART II).  Don't be afraid to try different combinations!

 

2) Play through chords for "Play It Again" - make sure you have your capo on the 4th fret

 

3) Try "Seven Nation Army" - tab is 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----------------------------------------

Seven Nation Army

White Stripes

e---------------|------------
B---------------|------------
G---------------|------------
D---------------|------------
A-7---7-10-7----|------------
E------------10-|-8----7-----

e---------------|--------------
B---------------|--------------
G---------------|--------------
D---------------|--------------
A-7---7-10-7----|--------------
E------------10-|-8-10-8-7-----

Guitar Stuff for 8.14.19

(same as previous - practice at least two days for 15 minutes this week!)

1) Warm-up: Practice permutations (PART II).  Don't be afraid to try different combinations!

 

2) Play through chords for "Play It Again" - make sure you have your capo on the 4th fret

Guitar Stuff for 8.8.19

(same as previous - practice at least two days for 15 minutes this week!)

1) Warm-up: Practice permutations.  Don't be afraid to try different combinations!

 

2) Play through chords for "Let Her Cry" - use the G family chords (Level 6) to help you out

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

THE G FAMILY

some chords were just made to be together

click on the playback buttons below to hear this family of chords

G MAJOR

C MAJOR

E MINOR

D MAJOR

"Let Her Cry"

Hootie and the Blowfish

G / /           /     /  D /   / / /
     She sits alone by a lamp post
 C /   /                 /              /         G / / / /
     Trying to find a thought that's escaped her mind
G / /                     /      /        D / / / /
     She says there's the one I love the most
C / /     /           /    G / / / /
     his type's not far behind
G / /           /      /   D /      /         /              /
     She never lets me in     only tells me where she's been
C / /            /         /      G / / / /
     when she's had too much to drink
G / /           /           / D /             /                /           /
     I say that I don't care   I just run my hands through her dark hair
          C /        /             /         /    G / / /          / 
     then I pray to God, "You gotta help me fly away"   (and just)

chorus:
             C  / / / /     G  /          /          /   /
     let her cry       if the tears fall down like rain
             C  / / / /    Em /  /       D / /
     let her sing   If it eases all her pain
             C  / / / /         G /       /      /  /
     let her go        let her walk right out on me
                D /       /     /      /
     and if the sun comes up tomorrow,
                C / / / /         G (back to the verse)
     let her be,       let her be
Each chord gets a 4 count (the length of a whole note) -- feel free to strum quarter notes

Guitar Stuff for 8.1.19

(same as previous - practice at least two days for 15 minutes this week!)

1) Warm-up: Ode to Joy (see below)

2) Try tab for "Lean on Me" (chorus only)

3) Play through chords for "Boston" by Augustana. If this is too difficult, open up the C family on Level 5 and just practice the chords without strumming.

"Ode to Joy" chorus

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

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

G-----------------|------------------|
D-0-0-2---0-232---|-0-232-0---0------|
A-------3-------3-|---------3--------|
E-----------------|-------------3----|

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

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

  C          F |          C |            | Em  G 

Verse

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

Chorus

"Boston" by Augustana

Verse 1:

C (2)     C/B  (2)     Am (4) F (2)      C (2)

   In the light of the sun, is there anyone?

    F  (2)       G (2)

   Oh it has begun

C       C/B            Am    F                C

   Oh dear you look so lost, eyes are red and tears are shed,

        F                 G

   This world you must've crossed, you said


Chorus:

C  (4)              G  (4)         F  (4)     G (4)

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah

C                  G                 F          G

You don't know me, you don't wear my chains - oh yeah


C C/B | Am | F C | F G


Verse 2:

C      C/B          Am     F              C

   Essential and appealed, carry all your thoughts

    F             G

   Across an open field,

C       C/B             Am            F            C

   When flowers gaze at you, they're not the only ones

       F              G

   Who cry when they see you, you said


(chorus)



Bridge/outro:

                             C                            G

She said I think I'll go to Boston, I think I'll start a new life,

                      F                           G

I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,

                      C                      G

I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather,

                   F                       G

I think I'll get a lover and fly him out to Spain

                            C                              G

Oh yeah I think I'll go to Boston, I think that I'm just tired

                  F                            G

I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind

                   C                       G

I think I need a sunrise; I'm tired of the sunset,

                         F                         G

I hear it's nice in the summer; some snow would be nice

C                  G              F           G

You don't know me, you don't even care - oh yeah


C G F G (repeated through outro)

C/B

Guitar Stuff for 7.25.19

(practice at least two days for 15 minutes this week!)

1) Warm-up: Ode to Joy (see below)

2) Try tab for "Lean on Me" (chorus only)

3) Play through chords for "Boston" by Augustana. If this is too difficult, open up the C family on Level 5 and just practice the chords without strumming.

Guitar Stuff for 7.16.19

 

1) Warm-up: Chromatic scale (see below)

2) Try tab for "Lean on Me" (chorus only)

3) Play through chords for "Boston" by Augustana

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 7.11.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise

2) Play 8th note rhythm exercises using E, A, and C major chords.

3) Try tab for "Lean on Me"

Guitar Stuff for 6.20.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise

2) Play 8th note rhythm exercises using E, A, and C major chords.

3) Try tab for "Lean on Me"

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

Strum through the exercises using the C family chords, and switch when you feel comfortable -- try counting to 4 for each measure to help you strum

E MAJOR

A MAJOR

Guitar Stuff for 5.23.19

 

1) Warm-up: Auld Lang Syne using more than one finger.

2) Play rhythm exercises using E, A, and C major 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 5.2.19

 

1) Review and memorize the guitar parts (ROOKIE section)

2) Play colored string exercises using the smallest string and starting at the 5th fret/box

PLAYING NOTES

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

3

3

3

3

1

1

1

1

3

3

2

2

2

2

3

3

4

4

Play these notes on your guitar. And take your time!

Make sure the notes "ring". No buzzing or string noise.