TODAYS LESSON!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_QZRS6X_g4

THE PROMISED NECERLAND \

Halloween Theme song 

e|---10-----10-----10--11--------|
b|------8-8----8-8----8--8-------|
d|-------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------|x2
a|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|
__________________________________
 

Strumming Pats

Guitar Licks In A minor pentatonic 

Guitar Licks In A minor pentatonic 

Wake me up when September ends 

e|-----------------|
B|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------| x4
D|-5-----5---------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|
 
[Verse] (1st part)
 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|-----3-----3-----|
G|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|---0-----0-------|
D|-5-----5---------|-4-----4---------|-2-----2---------|-0-----0---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdpBZ5_b48g

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/led-zeppelin/black-dog-tabs-3118715

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXfbnN0aG8M&t=4s

Warm Up!

5th 

Sublime Santeria 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/sublime/santeria-tabs-56676

e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-------------9-11b11-9-8-8\6-8b---------|
D|--------9-11----------------------------|
A|-7-9/11---------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-6--6p4-------4----------------------------|
D|----------6---------4b2--4p2-----2---------|
A|------------------------------4-----4------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------------------|
B|---------------------------5----|
G|----------------------4h6-------|
D|---------------4h5h6------------|
A|--------2h3h4-------------------|
E|-2h3h4--------------------------|
 
e|-------9-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12b-----12-9------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------11bp9----9-------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------11---11p9---------9-------------10------10~----|
A|------------------------------11-9h11---9--7--9/11------11---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------9-----------9------------------------------|
B|-11-------9----11-----9----11----------------------|
G|-11b--------9--11b------9--11b--11b--9--11--9------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
 
 
************************************
 
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| b   Bend
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
 
************************************

 

e|-------9-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12b-----12-9------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------11bp9----9-------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------11---11p9---------9-------------10------10~----|
A|------------------------------11-9h11---9--7--9/11------11---------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------9-----------9------------------------------|
B|-11-------9----11-----9----11----------------------|
G|-11b--------9--11b------9--11b--11b--9--11--9------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
 

Good 4 U 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNi_6U5Pm_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwUAq7LRyXI

Yu Gi Oh 

I wanna rock 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/twisted-sister/i-wanna-rock-tabs-94190

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

E MAJOR

A MAJOR

Strum through the exercises -- try counting to 4 for each measure to help you strum

Pokemon 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdPy999J4q0

FUN LICK VOL 2!!

e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------5-------------------|
A|-----7---------7-----------|
E|-0-------6-5---------------| (x12)
 

Enter Sandman 

FUN LICK VOL 2!!

Enter Sandman 

e|---------------------------| B|---------------------------| G|---------------------------| D|---------------------------| A|-2---------------/7--------| E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------|

C Major Scale 

Lets play as we say the notes and repeat in reverse

Follow the alphabet

Memorizing the fret board 

Sight Read of the Day!

https://www.chords-and-tabs.net/song/name/jake-owen-down-to-the-honky-tonk

Chord Refreshments

A minor C and G chords

A minor

C major

G major

D Major

Radioactive

Am           C             G
  I'm waking up to ash and dust
          D                    Am
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
              C             G   N.C.
I'm breathing in the chemicals  (Gasp)
Am             C           G                 D                   Am
  I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
        C            G
This is it, the apocalypse
  D
 Woah 
[Chorus 1]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

STRUM PATTERN

DOWN STROKES COUNT TO 4 EACH CHORD

Radioactive

[Verse 2]
Am           C            G
I raise my flags, don my clothes
          D                    Am
It's a revolution, I suppose
              C                  G
We're painted red to fit right in
D
Whoa
Am          C            G                 D
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
Am        C              G
This is it, the apocalypse
D
Whoa

 

[Chorus 2]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
 

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

Radioactive

 
[Bridge]
Am         Cmaj7 G           D
All systems go, sun hasn't died
Am         Cmaj7  G                D
Deep in my bones, straight from inside
 
[Chorus 3]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON

[Main Riff]  The chords for the main riff are: Am C Am D  (FYI)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------5-------------------------------------------------------|
A|------3------5-5/7--7p5-3-5-3---------------------------------------------|
E|-5-3-5--5-3-5--------------3-2--------------------------------------------|
 
   E                 E
e|-----3-3---------------5-3------------------------------------------------|
B|-----3-3---------------5-3------------------------------------------------|
G|-1-1---------------1-1----------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2---------5-----2-2----------------------------------------------------|
A|-2-2--------5-7p5--2-2----------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-----5h7-------0-0----------------------------------------------------|
 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/ramones/beat-on-the-brat-chords-50339

Songs link 

watch

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS SOLO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kdj4xY_tzw

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

I wanna rock 

 

February

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

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

CLAP RYTHM FIRST

Major Diatonic Arpeggios 

FUN LICK OF THE DAY!!!

  E   E   E   E   E   E   E   E    E   E   E   E   E T E T E T E T
E|----4-------4-------4-------4---|----4-------4---0L--0L--0L--0L--|
B|5-------5-------5-------5-------|4-------4-------4h5-5p4-4h5-5p0-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|x5
 
[Intro]
Drum intro(hi-hat) (fast)
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----6B-------6B-------6B-------6B-----ETC-----------|SLOW DOWN AT THE END
A|-8-8----8---8----8---8----8---8----8-----------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
 
[Main Riff]
(slow)
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----6B-------6B-------6B-------6B-------6B---------|
E|-8-8----8---8----8---8----8---8----8---8----8-------|
 
[Fill 1 thing] x2
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------9----7-----9-------------------|
D|-10-----------------10----8-----10------------------|
A|----10----6--8--10----------------------------------|
E|-------8--------------------------------------------| 
 

TAME IMPALA!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8euz8TKKjrw

Claping Rythms

 

1

 




2

Notes on the guitar 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/5-seconds-of-summer/she-looks-so-perfect-chords-1462393

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

bend with AIM and PURPOSE

Bends

pushing your string to "bend" into another note

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Always bend the string aiming for a specific note.  The most common bends are HALF steps and WHOLE steps.

Bends

These can be played on any string and any fret.

b = bend

r = release

e-----------------
B-----------------
G-5-6-5---5-b6-r5-
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------

 

e-----------------
B-----------------
G-5-7-5---5-b7-r5-
D-----------------
A-----------------
E-----------------

 

Wonderful Tonight 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------12--10--------|
B|-------10b--8--10--------10b--8----------10b--8--10--12--13----------------|
G|----7-----------------7----------9----7------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

Come Together solo 

e|--------------|-----13b--13b-r13-10-----------|
B|--13b~~~~~----|---------------------13b~~~~~~-|
G|--------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------|-------------------------------|
A|--------------|-------------------------------|
E|--------------|-------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------------|--10--13b-r13-10---------|
B|-----------------13b~~~---|-----------------13b~~~~-|
G|--10--12b-r12-10----------|-------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
 
e|-----------------15b~~~--|--15b--15b-r15--13--15b~~~~-|
B|-10--13b-r13-10----------|----------------------------|
G|-------------------------|----------------------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------------------|
A|-------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------------------|
 
        2x
e|--17--20b--r20--17--20b~~~~-|--13--15b--r15-13-15b~~~-|
B|----------------------------|-------------------------|
G|----------------------------|-------------------------|
D|----------------------------|-------------------------|
A|----------------------------|-------------------------|
E|----------------------------|-------------------------|
 
                              2x (second time fade)
e|--------------------------|-13b--13b-r13-10---------|
B|------------------13b~~~~-|-----------------13b~~~~-|
G|--10--12b--r12-10---------|-------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|--------------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------|
 

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

Legato

"in a smooth, flowing manner"

use

HAMMER-ON

and

PULL-OFF

techniques

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

 

PENTATONIC SCALE

THE  CORNERSTONE OF IMPROVISATION

PENTATONIC SCALE

ORANGE = MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE

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

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

BLUE = MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE

GREY = NOT INCLUDED IN
PENTATONIC SCALES

"PENT" = FIVE

B minor scale

D major scale

GUITAR TECHNIQUE

String Skipping

Pick control requires      COORDINATION

                                                                                                       and

                            PRACTICE

NOTE VALUES

4 Beats Whole note

Text

2 Beats Half Note

1 Beat Quarter Note

1/2 Eight note

[Intro]
 
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|
A--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
 
E----------------|
B----------------|
G---9---7--------|
D---9---7---5----|
A---7---5---5----|
E-----------3----|
 
[Verse]
E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|
D---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-9------|        Repeat x4
A---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-9------|
E---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--8-7------|
 
[Chorus]
 
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|
D---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|
A---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8----|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---9---7-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D---9---7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-10-10-10-10-10|
A---7---5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-10-10-10-10-10|
E-----------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--8-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--8--8--8--8--8--8|
 

TUNE UP Time !!!

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

 

 

 

Reading notes on the staff

V
E
R
Y

O
O
D

B
O
Y

O
E
S


I
N
E

Notes on the guitar 

NOTE VALUES

4 Beats Whole note

Text

2 Beats Half Note

1 Beat Quarter Note

1/2 Eight note

First Standard!!

Chord Refreshments

Blister in the Sun!

    G     C       G     C       G    C      G
e|-------------|--------------|---------------|---------|
B|-------------|--------------|---------------|---------|
G|-------------|--------------|---------------|---------| Bass
D|-------------|--------------|---------------|-xx--xx--|  x2
A|----2---3-2--|----2---3-2---|---2---3-2-----|-xx--xx--|
E|--3---3------|--3---3-------|-3---3-------3-|---------|
 

TEETH 5 second of summer

|
 
 
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------6-----|
D|---------9-8-----9-8-------------9-8-----9-8---------|
A|-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-6-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse/Main Riff]
 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------6-----------------------------|
D|---------9-8-----9-8-------------9-8-----9-8-----9-9-9-9-9-8-----9-8---------|
A|-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-6-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9---------------9-6-----9-6-----|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-8---8---8---6-----|
A|-------------9---------------|
E|-----------------9---9-------|

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

First Standard!!

Notes on the guitar 

Claping Rythms

 

1

 




2

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

CLAP RYTHM FIRST

ACDC- TNT

e|----------|-----------------------------|
B|----------|----------------------------o|
G|----------|---------2--------2----------|
D|--2~------|---2-----2--------2----------|
A|--2~------|---2-----0--------0---------o|
E|--0~------|---0--3-----3--3-----3qb-----|(x5)
                       .
e|-----------------------------|
B|o---------------------------o|
G|---------2--------2----------|
D|---2-----2--------2----------|
A|o--2-----0--------0---------o|
E|---0--3-----3--3-----3qb-----|(x7)
             .

ACDC- TNT

e|-----------------------------|
B|o---------------------------o|
G|---2-------------------------|
D|---2-------2-----------------|
A|o--0-------2----------------o|
E|------3qb--0-----------------|(x3)
 

Chorus 

TEETH 5 second of summer

|
 
 
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------6-----|
D|---------9-8-----9-8-------------9-8-----9-8---------|
A|-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-6-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
 
[Verse/Main Riff]
 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------6-----------------------------|
D|---------9-8-----9-8-------------9-8-----9-8-----9-9-9-9-9-8-----9-8---------|
A|-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9-6-6-6-6-6-----9-6-----9---------------9-6-----9-6-----|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-8---8---8---6-----|
A|-------------9---------------|
E|-----------------9---9-------|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_03wQecDt4U

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 

Power chords exersize and note recognition 

Paranoid!

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------12h14-----12----------------------------12h14-----12--|
A|-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14---12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14|
E|-12----12----12--------------------------12----12----12-----------------------|
 
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------12h14-----12----------------------------12h14-----12--|
A|-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14---12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14|
E|-12----12----12--------------------------12----12----12-----------------------|
 

This is the main lick 

remember "h' Signifies a hammer on 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qanF-91aJo

Paranoid!

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
E|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
   {...................................pm....................................}
   Fin - ished with my wo - man 'cause  she       couldn't help me
 
   G   D   E    Gsus2
e|-------------------|
B|--------------12---|
G|--------------12---|
D|-12-----------12---|
A|-10--12--14--------|
E|-----10--12--------|
  with my mind
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14--10--12--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---|
E|-12-12---8--10--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
                  {.....................pm.......................}
 
    E E   C    D  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14--10--12--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---|
E|-12-12---8--10--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
                  {.....................pm.......................}
 

Tuesday

January 12

TUNE UP Time !!!

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

 

 

 

Hammer ons and pull offs

Hammer ons and pull offs

We have to memorize 

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

Important C major Pentatonic shapes 

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|---------------------------------------| (x2)
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7---5-5-5-5---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------------|
 

Paranoid!

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------12h14-----12----------------------------12h14-----12--|
A|-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14---12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14|
E|-12----12----12--------------------------12----12----12-----------------------|
 
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------12h14-----12----------------------------12h14-----12--|
A|-12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14---12h14-12h14-12h14-12h14-----12h14--14|
E|-12----12----12--------------------------12----12----12-----------------------|
 

This is the main lick 

remember "h' Signifies a hammer on 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qanF-91aJo

Paranoid!

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
E|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
   {...................................pm....................................}
   Fin - ished with my wo - man 'cause  she       couldn't help me
 
   G   D   E    Gsus2
e|-------------------|
B|--------------12---|
G|--------------12---|
D|-12-----------12---|
A|-10--12--14--------|
E|-----10--12--------|
  with my mind
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14--10--12--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---|
E|-12-12---8--10--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
                  {.....................pm.......................}
 
    E E   C    D  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-14--10--12--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14---|
E|-12-12---8--10--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---|
                  {.....................pm.......................}
 

Rehearsals

e|----------------------|----------------------|
b|----------------------|----------------------|
g|----------------------|----------------------|
d|-12-12-10-12----------|----------------------|X2
a|--------------12---11-|-10--------8b---------|
e|----------------------|------10-------10-----|
 
   D  D  C  D
e|----------------------|----------------------|
b|----------------------|----------------------|
g|-11-11-9--11----------|------12---10b--------|
d|-12-12-10-12----------|------12--------12----|
a|-12-12-10-12--12---11-|-10-------------------|
e|-10-10-8--10----------|----------------------|
 

Sunshine of your love 

ACDC Back In Black

e|----------------------------3-0------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------3-0--------------------------|
G|--------7-7-7-------------------------2^3R2p0----------------|
D|--2-----7-7-7----7-7-7---------------------------------------|
A|--2-----5-5-5----7-7-7---------------------------------------|
E|--0--------------5-5-5---------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------7-7-7------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-----7-7-7----7-7-7---------------------------------------|
A|--2-----5-5-5----7-7-7---------------------------------------|
E|--0--------------5-5-5---7-4-7-5-7-6-7-7\--------------------|
 

The Ramones- Merry Christmas  

RECITAL SONG

 
C                  F             G
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with
 
C/B  (X4)
 
C                   F             G
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with you
 
C F C   G
 
[verse]
 
C               F       G
Where is Santa? And his sleigh?   
C                 F           G
Tell me why is it always this way? 
C                 F        G
Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby? 
C                F                 G
Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas  
C                    F               G
All the children are tucked in their beds   
C                  F                G
Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads
C                  F           G
Snowball fighting, so exciting baby
 
C F C
 

The Ramones- Merry Christmas  

RECITAL SONG


 

 

[chorus]
 
F          Fm
I love you and you love me
C              C7
And that's the way it's got to be
F           Fm
I knew that from the start    
       D                                     G
'cause Christmas ain't the time for breaking each other's hearts
 
[repeat verse]
 
C F C
 
[chorus]
 
[outro]
 
C                  F             G
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with
C                  F             G                  C
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with you

December 10

New Power Chords 

Blitzkrieg bop 

e|-------------------------------------|  --------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|  --------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|  --------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------7-7-7-9--9-9-9-9---|3X---------7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
A|7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-7--7-7-7-7---|  7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5---------7-7-7-7----------7------7-7-7--|
E|5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---------------------|  5-5-5-5------------------5-5-5-5----------5------5-5-5--|
 
e|-------------------------------------|  --------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|  --------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|  --------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------7-7-7-9--9-9-9-9---|3X---------7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
A|7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--5-5-5-7--7-7-7-7---|  7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5---------7-7-7-7----------7------7-7-7--|
E|5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---------------------|  5-5-5-5------------------5-5-5-5----------5------5-5-5--|
 
e|----------------------|----------------------|
b|----------------------|----------------------|
g|----------------------|----------------------|
d|-12-12-10-12----------|----------------------|X2
a|--------------12---11-|-10--------8b---------|
e|----------------------|------10-------10-----|
 
   D  D  C  D
e|----------------------|----------------------|
b|----------------------|----------------------|
g|-11-11-9--11----------|------12---10b--------|
d|-12-12-10-12----------|------12--------12----|
a|-12-12-10-12--12---11-|-10-------------------|
e|-10-10-8--10----------|----------------------|
 

Sunshine of your love 

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. 

Guitar October 20

We have to memorize 

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

Important C major Pentatonic shapes 

C# Db major pentatonic 

Broken Chord Arpeggios review 

We are going to 

follow each chord up and down 5 times.

to develop chord clarity 

House of the rising sun 

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

The * Indicate Accents 

A minor                  C major               Dminor 

The Ramones- Merry Christmas  

RECITAL SONG

 
C                  F             G
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with
 
C/B  (X4)
 
C                   F             G
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with you
 
C F C   G
 
[verse]
 
C               F       G
Where is Santa? And his sleigh?   
C                 F           G
Tell me why is it always this way? 
C                 F        G
Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby? 
C                F                 G
Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas  
C                    F               G
All the children are tucked in their beds   
C                  F                G
Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads
C                  F           G
Snowball fighting, so exciting baby
 
C F C
 

The Ramones- Merry Christmas  

RECITAL SONG


 

 

[chorus]
 
F          Fm
I love you and you love me
C              C7
And that's the way it's got to be
F           Fm
I knew that from the start    
       D                                     G
'cause Christmas ain't the time for breaking each other's hearts
 
[repeat verse]
 
C F C
 
[chorus]
 
[outro]
 
C                  F             G
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with
C                  F             G                  C
Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight with you
e|----------------------|----------------------|
b|----------------------|----------------------|
g|----------------------|----------------------|
d|-12-12-10-12----------|----------------------|X2
a|--------------12---11-|-10--------8b---------|
e|----------------------|------10-------10-----|
 
   D  D  C  D
e|----------------------|----------------------|
b|----------------------|----------------------|
g|-11-11-9--11----------|------12---10b--------|
d|-12-12-10-12----------|------12--------12----|
a|-12-12-10-12--12---11-|-10-------------------|
e|-10-10-8--10----------|----------------------|
 

Sunshine of your love 

Guitar October 12

1st
 

 

2nd

 

 

 

3rd

 

 

4th

 

Arpeggios are a great way to shred 

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

DROP D Tuning fun 


A|--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1-----0--
D|--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0-----

 

We are going to drop the tuning of the E string down to a D 

Tip: Hit the D string to help match pitch when dropping E to D

Foo Fighter Everlong 

Verse]
e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------|
g:----11--1111-11-11-111111-----11-1111-11-11-111111-----7---7---|
d:----11--1111-11-11-111111-----11-1111-11-11-111111-----7---7---|
a:-----9---9-9--9--9--9-9-9------9--9-9--9--9--9-9-9-----5---5---|
D:-0-0---0----0--0--0------0-9-9--9----9--9--9------0-5-5-5-5----|
 
e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------|
g:----11---11---11---11------------------------------------------|
d:----11---11---11---11------------------------------------------|
a:-----9----9----9----9------------------------------------------|
D:-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9--0-----------------------------------------|
 

F# Minor Pentatonic Scale

Californication

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0--2----------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p------------------------------------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3-------3/5--3--------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|
 
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0-------------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p-------------------3--3--0----------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3---------------------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|

X

Californication Solo

e|----------------9----------------------------------9-------------------------------------------|
B|---------10--------------------------------10--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------11b--11---------------------11b-----11--11--11--11p9-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11--11-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------------------------------------------------9------12----14---------9--12--------|
B|--------------------------------------------------10-------------------------10----------------|
G|----------------9-----11b--------9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----9--11---------------------------------11--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----14b------------17----16---14---------------14----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------17---------------17-------14-----17---14-14--14--14---|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16b-16b-16b--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------14br——12------------12-----------------------------12---10–9---------------|
B|----17-----14-----------------------14-------------14-----12---------------------------10------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------14-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

Palm Mutes

Try and add some distortion for that chunky thick sound

Barracuda!

-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
-|-----------------------------|-----------------------4-5-|
-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--2-3-|
 
----<12>---|-------------|
----<12>---|-------------|
----<12>---|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
 

These notes below are the Harmonics

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--|

Guitar September 29

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--

DROP D Tuning fun 


A|--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1-----0--
D|--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0-----

 

We are going to drop the tuning of the E string down to a D 

Tip: Hit the D string to help match pitch when dropping E to D

Foo Fighter Everlong 

Verse]
e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------|
g:----11--1111-11-11-111111-----11-1111-11-11-111111-----7---7---|
d:----11--1111-11-11-111111-----11-1111-11-11-111111-----7---7---|
a:-----9---9-9--9--9--9-9-9------9--9-9--9--9--9-9-9-----5---5---|
D:-0-0---0----0--0--0------0-9-9--9----9--9--9------0-5-5-5-5----|
 
e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------------------------------------|
g:----11---11---11---11------------------------------------------|
d:----11---11---11---11------------------------------------------|
a:-----9----9----9----9------------------------------------------|
D:-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9--0-----------------------------------------|
 

e minor blues scale 

Great start for improv in Em

F# Minor Pentatonic Scale

Californication

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0--2----------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p------------------------------------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3-------3/5--3--------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|
 
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------0--1----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------0-------------------|
D|----2---------2--0h2p-------------------3--3--0----------|
A|-0---------------------3-----------3---------------------|
E|--------------------------------1------------------------|

X

Californication Solo

e|----------------9----------------------------------9-------------------------------------------|
B|---------10--------------------------------10--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------11b--11---------------------11b-----11--11--11--11p9-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11--11-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|----------------------------------------------------------9------12----14---------9--12--------|
B|--------------------------------------------------10-------------------------10----------------|
G|----------------9-----11b--------9-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----9--11---------------------------------11--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-----14b------------17----16---14---------------14----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------17---------------17-------14-----17---14-14--14--14---|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16b-16b-16b--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|--------------------14br——12------------12-----------------------------12---10–9---------------|
B|----17-----14-----------------------14-------------14-----12---------------------------10------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------14-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 

New Chords 

E|-----5--------7-----------8--------2--------0-----3-----0--
B|-----5--------5-----------5--------3--------1-----------1--
G|-----5--------5-----------5--------1--------2-----------2--
D|-----7--------6-----------5--------0--------3-----------2--
A|-----------------------------------------------------2--------
E|-----------------------------------------------------3--------

 

 A minor 

Ab augmented

G6 sus

D Major 

F Major 7

GMajor

A minor different shape

Stairway to Heaven 

e|----------5--7--------7-8--------8--2--------2-0---------0-|
B|-------5--------5----------5-----------3---------1-----1---|
G|----5--------------5----------5-----------2---------2------|
D|-7-----------6----------5-----------0----------3-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------------------------------------7----------|
B|-1--------0--1-1------------------------5--------5------|
G|----2-----0--2-2---------------------5--------------5---|
D|---------------------------------7-----------6----------|
A|----------2--0-0----0-/8-7-----0------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-7-8-------8--2---------2-0-----------0--------------------|
B|------5----------3-----------1-----1-----1--------0--1-1---|
G|---------5----------2-----------2-----------2-----0--2-2---|
D|---5----------4-----------3--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------2--0-0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 

A minor 

Ab Augmented 

G6 SUS

D Major 

F Major 7

G major   A minor 

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--

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. 

7 Nation Army 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------repeat through verse--------------------|
A|-7-7-10-7---------7-7-10-7-------------------------------------------------|
E|----------10-8-7-----------10-8-10-8-7-------------------------------------|
 
[Pre-chorus]
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---5---7-----------------------------------------------------|
A|---5---7-----------------------------------------------------|
E|---3---5-----------------------------------------------------|
 

7 Nation Army Solo

[Solo]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-12-11-------9-9-12-14-12-12-14-12-11----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-12-12-15-12-15-15-14/\-12-12-15-17-15-15-17-15-14-------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  (Listen to song for correct timing!!)
e|-12-12-14-12-17-15/\-12-12-14-12-14-14-12----------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------13-12----------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Hysteria!

G|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
A|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|------------------10-|--------10-10----10-12-|
E|---------------------|-----------------|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0----|-0-12-0-------12-------|
 
                       Dm                                      Am
G|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D|-0-0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-10-9-0-9-8-0-8-|-7-------------------|-----------------|
A|---------------------|------------------|---0-10-0-10-12-0-10-|-0-7-0-8-8-7-5-7-|
E|---------------------|------------------|---------------------|-----------------|
 

e minor blues scale 

Great start for improv in Em

Eminor Jam Track 

Try to create a Rhythm based around the Em pentatonic 

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 

1) Warm-up: Ocatave and MY sherona

2)  Jumping into finger picking 7th chords

3) Major 7th arpeggios

4)  Alternative Rhythms 

 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Sept 8

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. 

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.

Most songs you hear are in the timing of

ALTERNATIVE RHYTHMS

# of beats

4/4

("common" time)

size of notes

2

4

=

=

4 beats

quarter notes

4

2

4

1

3

3

1

&

&

&

&

Here are some other interesting rhythms:

ALTERNATIVE RHYTHMS

3/4

2

3

2

(three beats, quarter notes)

&

&

&

2

3

1

6/8

(six beats, eighth notes)

1

1

4

4

1

3

5

2

3

5

6

6

&

&

&

&

&

1) Warm-up:  Sweet child o Mine and Young blood

2) Learning Octaves and Harmony

3) Octave warmup

4) My Sherona 

5) Em scale and improv

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Sept 1

Sweet Child of Mine 

e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---13-----------------------13---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---11----13-11----13----13--11----13-11----13----13------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 

Young Blood 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3--------2--------7-----------------2-------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------8----------------------------------------------|2x
A|----------------------------6----------------------------------------------|
E|-3--------1--------6-----------------1-------------------------------------|

 

1 chords 4 counts 

Harmonies and octave

Harmony

From the Latin harmonia meaning joining, concord, and from the Greek harmos meaning joint.

The combination of three or more sounds in a manner that produces a musically consistent, agreeable, pleasing whole.

Harmony, associations:  Accompaniment, chords, triads, seventh chords, chorale style

 

Octaves

Many musical scales in the West use eight notes. The distance between the first and eighth note is called an octave. This octave distance can be broken down into 12 semitones (on a guitar, each fret is one semitone.) ... Also: playing any note an octave higher will double it's frequency vibration rate.

Octave Exersise


D|-----2-----3-----4-----5-----6-----7-----8-----9-----10-----11------12------13------14------15------16------17--

E|--0-----1-----2-----3-----4-----5-----6-----7-----8------9------10------11------12------13------14------15------

 

My Sharona 

E|-------------------x---x----------------|
B|-------------------5---3----------------|
G|-------------------5---3----------------|
D|--55-5-5--5---55-5-5---3----------------|
A|-------------------3---x----------------|
E|33--3-3-33--33--3--x---x----------------|
 

This song is going to help us develop feel and rhythm. Its not about what you play, but how you play it. 

e minor blues scale 

Great start for improv in Em

Eminor Jam Track 

Try to create a Rhythm based around the Em pentatonic 

Blues Bending techique 

Guitar Stuff for 8.11.20

 

1) Warm-up:  F Minor Pentatonic and C#  Scale Building speed

(DO EACH SCALE 5 TIMES TODAY)

2 Finishing Sweet child o mine 

(DO WHOLE SONG TWICE)

3) Diving into finger picking

4) Nothing else matters finger warm ups 

(5 TIMES)

5) Young Blood

NEW STUFF 

BONUS Stairway to Heaven 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Fminor pentatonic scale


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

 


E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------13--14--16------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------13--14--16---------------------
G|------------------------------------------------11--13--15-----------------------------------
D|---------------------------------11--13--15---------------------------------------------------
A|-------------------11--13--15---------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--11--13--14-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

C#

Sweet Child of Mine 

e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---13-----------------------13---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---11----13-11----13----13--11----13-11----13----13------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 

FINGERSTYLE

the no-pick method

FINGERPICKING ZONES

1 = pointer

2 = middle

3 = ring

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

"Nothing Else Matters "

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

Thumb

Index

Middle Finger 

Ring finger

X
X

 

Young Blood 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3--------2--------7-----------------2-------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------8----------------------------------------------|2x
A|----------------------------6----------------------------------------------|
E|-3--------1--------6-----------------1-------------------------------------|

 

Stairway to Heaven 

e|----------5--7--------7-8--------8--2--------2-0---------0-|
B|-------5--------5----------5-----------3---------1-----1---|
G|----5--------------5----------5-----------2---------2------|
D|-7-----------6----------5-----------4----------3-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------------------------------------7----------|
B|-1--------0--1-1------------------------5--------5------|
G|----2-----0--2-2---------------------5--------------5---|
D|---------------------------------7-----------6----------|
A|----------2--0-0----0-/8-7-----0------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|-7-8-------8--2---------2-0-----------0--------------------|
B|------5----------3-----------1-----1-----1--------0--1-1---|
G|---------5----------2-----------2-----------2-----0--2-2---|
D|---5----------4-----------3--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------2--0-0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
 

Guitar Stuff for 8.4.20

 

1) Warm-up:  F Minor Pentatonic Scale Building speed

 

2)Finishing Smells like Teen Spirit solo  

 

3)Db Major Scale exersize 

 

4) Sweet Child of Mine 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Fminor pentatonic scale


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

 

Smells like Teen Spirit

e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|
D|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|
E|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|
 

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

Smells like Teen Spirit solo 

e|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G|---------8---10-------|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-|---5-6-5---------|---------------------|
D|----8/10------------6-|---------------------|-----------8---6-|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-| x2
A|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-5-----6-5-|--6-5---6-5-5\3-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
                *
 

Text

Solo at 3:04 on video


E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------13--14--16------
B|---------------------------------------------------------------13--14--16---------------------
G|------------------------------------------------11--13--15-----------------------------------
D|---------------------------------11--13--15---------------------------------------------------
A|-------------------11--13--15---------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--11--13--14-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Sweet Child of Mine 

e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---13-----------------------13---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---11----13-11----13----13--11----13-11----13----13------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 

Guitar Stuff for 7.28.20

 

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

 

2)Finishing Radioactive with playing along 

 

4) F Minor Pentatonic scale lesson 

 

5) Guitar slides and bends

 

6) Smells like teen spirit rhythm and solo 

 

7) Sweet child of mine 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Fminor pentatonic scale


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

 

Guilt Bends and slides

Smells like Teen Spirit

e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|
D|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|
E|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|
 

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

Smells like Teen Spirit solo 

e|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G|---------8---10-------|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-|---5-6-5---------|---------------------|
D|----8/10------------6-|---------------------|-----------8---6-|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-| x2
A|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-5-----6-5-|--6-5---6-5-5\3-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
                *
 

Text

Solo at 3:04 on video

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE!

 

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

/ Is a slide 

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

Sharps and flats

Sharp are indicated when a # is present

Sharps are chords or notes that are Half step forward

Flats are indicated using a symbol

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

Sharps and flats

Example

Text

Sweet Child of Mine 

e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---13-----------------------13---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---11----13-11----13----13--11----13-11----13----13------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
e|---------------14----13-----------------14----13---------|
B|------14-----------------------14------------------------|
G|---------13-11----13----13--------13-11----13----13------|
D|---11-----------------------11---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
 

Guitar Stuff for 7.21.20

 

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

 

2)Finishing Radioactive with playing along 

 

4) F Minor Pentatonic scale lesson 

 

5) Guitar slides and bends

 

6) Smells like teen spirit rhythm and solo 

 

7) Whole lotta love 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

A minor C and G chords

A minor

C major

G major

D Major

Radioactive

Am           C             G
  I'm waking up to ash and dust
          D                    Am
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
              C             G   N.C.
I'm breathing in the chemicals  (Gasp)
Am             C           G                 D                   Am
  I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
        C            G
This is it, the apocalypse
  D
 Woah 
[Chorus 1]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

Fminor pentatonic scale


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

 

Guilt Bends and slides

Smells like Teen Spirit

e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|
D|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|
E|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|
 

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

Smells like Teen Spirit solo 

e|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
B|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G|---------8---10-------|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-|---5-6-5---------|---------------------|
D|----8/10------------6-|---------------------|-----------8---6-|----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5-| x2
A|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
E|----------------------|---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|

e|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-5-----6-5-|--6-5---6-5-5\3-|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|
                *
 

Text

Solo at 3:04 on video

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE!

 

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

/ Is a slide 

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

Sharps and flats

Sharp are indicated when a # is present

Sharps are chords or notes that are Half step forward

Flats are indicated using a symbol

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

Sharps and flats

Example

Text

Guitar Stuff for 7.15.20

 

1) Warm-up:  "Another one Bites the Dust" bass line.

 

2)F#major and F#minor

Bmajor and Bminor chords

 

4) Building chord dexterity.

 

5)Building rhythm and cleaning up strum pattern for "Radioactive"

 

6) Bends and palm mutes in Aminor 

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Another One Bites the Dust!!

e|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-5-3-|-0-----0-----0---------0-|-0--0--3--0-5---------5-3-|
 
e|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------------| x4
A|-------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-0-----0-----0---------0-|-0--0--3--0-5-------------|

X

ROOT: F# on E string
SHAPE: E major

FULL CHORDS

F# MAJOR

F# MINOR

ROOT: F# on E string
SHAPE: E minor

ROOT: B on A string
SHAPE: A major

FULL CHORDS

B MAJOR

B MINOR

ROOT: B on A string
SHAPE: A minor

A minor C and G chords

A minor

C major

G major

D Major

Radioactive

Am           C             G
  I'm waking up to ash and dust
          D                    Am
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
              C             G   N.C.
I'm breathing in the chemicals  (Gasp)
Am             C           G                 D                   Am
  I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
        C            G
This is it, the apocalypse
  D
 Woah 
[Chorus 1]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE!

 

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

/ Is a slide 

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

Star Wars!


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

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.7.20

 

1) Warm-up: Last weeks A minor scale rhythm practices. 

learn "Another one Bites the Dust" bass line.

 

2)  Refresh with "Smoke on the Water"

 

4) Chord refreshers 

 

5)Start to learn chords for "Radioactive"

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Time to warm up!

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

SMOKE ON THE WATER

e|-----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------|
B|-----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------|
G|--0---3---5----0-|---3---6-5-----|-0---3---5----3-|---0----(0)-------|(x5)
D|--0---3---5----0-|---3---6-5-----|-0---3---5----3-|---0----(0)-------|
A|-----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------|
E|-----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------|
 

Another One Bites the Dust!!

e|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-----|-------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-5-3-|-0-----0-----0---------0-|-0--0--3--0-5---------5-3-|
 
e|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------------| x4
A|-------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-0-----0-----0---------0-|-0--0--3--0-5-------------|

X

A minor C and G chords

A minor

C major

G major

D Major

Radioactive

Am           C             G
  I'm waking up to ash and dust
          D                    Am
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
              C             G   N.C.
I'm breathing in the chemicals  (Gasp)
Am             C           G                 D                   Am
  I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
        C            G
This is it, the apocalypse
  D
 Woah 
[Chorus 1]
           Am            C
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
 G                D
Enough to make my systems blow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am     C         G            D
  Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

        A minor       C major               G major               D major

Guitar Stuff for 6.30.20

 

1) Warm-up: Last weeks A minor scale rhythm practices. 

 

2) Diving deep into G minor scale/ Rhythm exercises working with octaves and harmony. Introduction of Gm chord. 

 

4) Smoke on the Water tutorial

Tip of the day!

Always tune your guitar before class.​

Time to warm up!

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

GMinor Intro/Groove Exersize

Blue notes are the root notes G

G minor Chord shape 

GMinor Intro/Groove Exersize Page 2

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

Guitar Stuff for 6.23.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice minor scale forward and backward from root to octave (dark blue dots) at least five times before continuing. There's a tab there for further practice.

 

2) Begin working through "Don't Look Back In Anger".  Make sure you listen to the song first to get an idea of how it goes!

 

3) Practice A minor scale exercise

 

Minor Scale practice

Tetris music (pattern starting on E string instead)

Minor Scale practice

Tetris music (pattern starting on E string instead)

Don't Look Back In Anger

Intro

Verse

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

F minor

E/G#

C/B

A minor exercise

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

A5 (power chord)

D5

Guitar Stuff for 6.15.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice minor scale forward and backward from root to octave (dark blue dots) at least five times before continuing. There's a tab there for further practice.

 

2) Begin working through "Don't Look Back In Anger".  Make sure you listen to the song first to get an idea of how it goes!

 

Guitar Stuff for 6.9.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice minor scale forward and backward from root to octave (dark blue dots) at least five times before continuing. There's a tab there for further practice.

 

2) Begin working through "Don't Look Back In Anger".  Make sure you listen to the song first to get an idea of how it goes!

 

Guitar Stuff for 5.5.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice major scale pattern 1 to pattern 2 transition forward and backward using the diagram to help you out.  Do this at least five times.

 

2) Recital song: "Sweet and Low" (see below)

 

 

Sweet and Low

Verse

Intro

| Am F | C | x2
| C C/B | Am C/B | x3
then | F | G | 
| Am F | C |
| Am F | G C |
| Am F | C |
| Am F | G |

Chorus

more to come  =)

Guitar Stuff for 5.5.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice major scale pattern 1 to pattern 2 transition forward and backward using the diagram to help you out.  Do this at least five times.

 

2) Recital song: "Sweet and Low" (see below)

 

 

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

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

Major scale pattern 2

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

Guitar Stuff for 4.28.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice entire major scale pattern using the tab to help you out.  Do this at least five times.

 

2) Suspended chord practice (Level 11): "Free Fallin" (see chords below)

 

BONUS) Continue with "Don't Stop Believin'"

 

Suspended chord practice

Free Fallin' (intro/verse only)

capo 3

D     Dsus     | Dsus D   A
/     /            /  /   /

D major

Dsus

A major

Don't Stop Believin' (so far)

 Main chord progression 

E

B

C#(m)

A

E

B

G#m

A

Don't Stop Believin' (so far)

Guitar riff/solo (starts at 1:53)

E

B

C#(m)

A

E

B

G#(m)

A

Guitar Stuff for 4.21.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice entire major scale pattern using the tab to help you out.  Do this at least five times.

 

2) Suspended chord practice (Level 11): "Free Fallin" (see chords below)

 

BONUS) Continue with "Don't Stop Believin'"

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.14.20

 

* I know we picked "Long December" as a potential performance song, but please listen to the songs in the first slide below and let me know which one stands out to you the most.

 

1) Warm-up: Practice entire major scale pattern using the tab to help you out.  Do this at least five times.

 

2) Suspended chord practice (Level 11): "Free Fallin" (see chords below)

 

BONUS) Continue with "Don't Stop Believin'"

 

"A Long December"
Counting Crows

"Sweet and Low"
Augustana

"Yellow"
Coldplay

Guitar Stuff for 4.7.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice entire major scale, from the "1" on the top E string through the bottom "e". Do this forward and backward five times.


2) Begin practicing "Don't Stop Believin'" - see tab below​.  Listen to the song to pick up on its structure! Also, check out the guitar riff on the third slide and play through that a few times.


Ode to Joy

in A major

Major scale

Guitar Stuff for 3.24.20

 

1) Play through "Ode to Joy" at least ten times.  Try doing the hammer-ons (fretting the note without picking) on the "454" parts.

 

2) Practice root notes for power chords as shown in "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". You can play along with the music or just enjoy playing the root notes. =) When you feel comfortable, try playing the power chords!


BONUS) Begin practicing "Don't Stop Believin'" - see tab below​.  Listen to the song to pick up on its structure!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Pat Benetar

E

A

A

A

A

A

A

E

C#

C#

C#

C#

B

B

B

B

B

B

 all root notes on the A string

E

D#

C#

A

B

each section (divided by the line) gets one repeat

Guitar Stuff for 3.17.20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale below.  Do the provided music 5 times. Play through "Ode to Joy" for additional practice!

 

2) Play through the arpeggio exercises below as explained in class.

 

3) Practice root notes for power chords as shown in "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". You can play along with the music or just enjoy playing the root notes. =) When you feel comfortable, try playing the power chords!


Major scale patterns

(warm-up)

* you can move this pattern down all of the frets, as long as you start on the big E string!

here is the whole pattern, should you choose to practice it =)

Guitar Stuff for 3.10.20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Play through the arpeggio exercises below as explained in class.

 

3) Practice root notes for power chords as shown in "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". You can play along with the music or just enjoy playing the root notes. =) When you feel comfortable, try playing the power chords!


ARPEGGIO

some "rules":

begin with the root note

pick eighth notes on higher strings

return to the root note on the 1 count

tips:

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

 

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

the "easy E's"

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

POWER CHORDS

Guitar Stuff for 3.3.20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Play "Golden Slumbers" as shown below.  Please play through the entire song at least three times.

 

3) Practice root notes for power chords as shown in "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". You can play along with the music or just enjoy playing the root notes. =)


Golden Slumbers

The Beatles

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


[Chorus]

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


Am7

Dm7

G7

Dm

Fadd9

E7

Guitar Stuff for 2.25.20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Play "Golden Slumbers" as shown below.  Please play through the entire song at least three times.

 

3) Practice root notes for power chords as shown in "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". You can play along with the music or just enjoy playing the root notes. =)


Guitar Stuff for 2.18.20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Practice 7th chords using the "TV Chords" strategy below

 

3) Play "Golden Slumbers" as shown below

 

BONUS) Start practicing open E power chords as shown in "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"


"TV Chords"

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

G7

G7

D7

D7

C

C

G

G

E7

D7

E7

D7

A7

G

G

A7

PATTERN 1

PATTERN 2

1

1

2

2

Guitar Stuff for 2.11.20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale patterns below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Practice 7th chords using the "TV Chords" strategy below

 

3) Start practicing open E power chords as shown in "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"


Major scale mini-patterns

(warm-up)

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

* you can move this pattern all over the frets and down to the D string!

Guitar Stuff for 1.28.20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale patterns below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Practice 7th chords using the "TV Chords" strategy below

 

3) Start practicing open E power chords as shown in "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"


Guitar Stuff for 1.21.20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale patterns below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Work on the three parts we've learned in "Eye of the Tiger"!

 

3) Practice 7th chords using the "TV Chords" strategy below

 

Eye of the Tiger (so far)

Power chords (beginning):

"Additional guitar" (played at the same time):

(repeat several times)

Pre-verse section

C
C
Bb
C
C
C
C
Bb
Ab
You can play the "higher" chords in the pre-verse using the A major and F major shapes on the 8th fret.
= A major shape
= F major shape

< sixteenth strumming

These mini-chords are also featured in the chorus.

Guitar Stuff for 1/14/20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale patterns below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Play through the power chord exercises below. Start with the root notes only, then move on to playing the power chords!

 

3) Work on the three parts we've learned in "Eye of the Tiger"!

POWER CHORDS

Start with root notes (1st finger only), then try the whole power chords!

Guitar Stuff for 1/7/20

 

1) Warm-up: play through the scale patterns below.  Do the provided music 5 times.

 

2) Play through the power chord exercises below. Start with the root notes only, then move on to playing the power chords!

 

BONUS) Work on the three parts we've learned in "Eye of the Tiger"!

Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

1) Warm-up: play through the arpeggio patterns below.  Do each one at least three times before moving on!
 

2) Begin playing through chords of "Warriors" by Imagine Dragons

 

3) Play through the power chord exercises below. Start with the root notes only, then move on to playing the power chords!

 

BONUS) Apply power chords to "Eye of the Tiger"!

Warriors

Imagine Dragons

B7

Guitar Stuff for 12.2.19

 

Same as previous week!  Rehearsal for the show is Friday 12/13 at 7pm; performance is on Saturday 12/14 at 7pm!

 

1) Warm-up: play through the arpeggio patterns below.  Do each one at least three times before moving on!

2) Continue practicing "Feliz Navidad" as shown in the tab below

 

3) Begin playing through chords of "Warriors" by Imagine Dragons

"Feliz Navidad"

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

Guitar Stuff for 12.2.19

 

Same as previous week!  Rehearsal for the show is Friday 12/13 at 7pm; performance is on Saturday 12/14 at 7pm!

 

1) Warm-up: play through the arpeggio patterns below.  Do each one at least three times before moving on!

2) Continue practicing "Feliz Navidad" as shown in the tab below

 

3) Begin playing through chords of "Warriors" by Imagine Dragons

Guitar Stuff for 11.19.19

 

1) Warm-up: play through the arpeggio patterns below.  Do each one at least three times before moving on!

2) Continue practicing "Feliz Navidad" as shown in the tab below

 

3) Begin playing through chords of "Warriors" by Imagine Dragons

Guitar Stuff for 11.12.19

 

1) Warm-up: play modified "stairs" exercise at least five times each practice.  Concentrate on moving straight downward and using less of your pick to play each note!

2) Play through power chords for "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see notes chart below. We'll start on "Warrior" next week!  =)

 

3) Begin practicing "Feliz Navidad" as shown in the tab below!

Modified "Stairs" pattern

e-------8-5-------------9-6-------------10-7--------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G-----7-----6---------8-----7---------9-----8-------------
D---6---------7-----7---------8-----8---------9-----------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E-5-------------8-6-------------9-7-------------10--------

Everything You Ever Wanted

Hawk Nelson

Use the power chord root note chart to play through the song!

Opening chords:
C         A(m)      F         G
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (1x)

VERSE chords
C         F        D(m)       G
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (2x)

Pre-chorus:
Em        F         Em        F   G
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / /

Chorus/Intro:
C         Am        F         G   
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (2x)

Bridge chords:
Am        C         F               G
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (2x)
 

power chord shapes

E string

A string

1

1

3

3

Guitar Stuff for 11.5.19

 

1) Warm-up: play modified "stairs" exercise at least five times each practice.  Concentrate on moving straight downward and using less of your pick to play each note!

2) Play through power chords for "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see notes chart below

 

3) Begin practicing "Feliz Navidad" as shown in the tab below!

Guitar Stuff for 10.15.19

 

1) Warm-up: play modified "stairs" exercise at least five times each practice.  Concentrate on moving straight downward and using less of your pick to play each note!

2) Play through power chords for "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see notes chart below

 

3) Begin practicing "Feliz Navidad" as shown in the tab below!

Guitar Stuff for 10.1.19

 

1) Warm-up: play modified "stairs" exercise at least five times each practice

2) Play through power chords for "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see notes chart below

 

3) Begin practicing "Feliz Navidad" as shown in the tab below!

Guitar Stuff for 9.24.19

 

1) Warm-up: play alternating strings exercise -- do this at least five times each practice session

2) Play rhythm as shown on slide along with "Riptide" by Vance Joy.  You don't necessarily have to play the chords - you can mute the strings and strum along with it.
 

3) Play through power chords for "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see notes chart below

 

4) FIND THREE CHRISTMAS SONGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO PLAY

Alternating strings pattern

you're welcome to change frets once you get the hang of it

e---------|---------|----------|---------|---6---8--
B---------|---------|----------|---6---8-|-5---7----
G---------|---------|----6---8-|-5---7---|----------
D---------|---6---8-|--5---7---|---------|----------
A---6---8-|-5---7---|----------|---------|----------
E-5---7---|---------|----------|---------|----------

Some tips:

Try to fret the notes closer to the body. The further away you get from the fret, the more "buzz" there is.

Don't let the pick slide down your thumb -- keep it close to your fingernail area as shown in the picture!

16th note rhythm

"Riptide" - Vance Joy

Am    G    |C 
*capo 1 required to play appropriately
|
down down, up-down-up | down down, up-down-up

Guitar Stuff for 9.17.19

 

1) Warm-up: play alternating strings exercise -- do this at least five times each practice session

2) Play rhythm as shown on slide along with "Riptide" by Vance Joy.  You don't necessarily have to play the chords - you can mute the strings and strum along with it.
 

BONUS) Play through chords of "On Top of the World" along with the song set at 75% (see slide)

 

3) Play through power chords for "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see notes chart below

On Top of the World

play one strum per chord - capo 5

set song at 75% speed to practice

m

- click on play button

- click on "expand" icon [   ]

- click on gear icon *

- click playback speed

- click ".75"

- press ESC

Guitar Stuff for 9.10.19

 

1) Warm-up: continue playing through "stairs" exercises below. See notes on the slide.

 

2) Play through chords of "On Top of the World" along with the song set at 75% (see slide)

 

3) Play power chords for "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see notes chart below

Guitar Stuff for 9.3.19

 

1) Warm-up: play through "stairs" exercises below

 

2) Play through chords of "On Top of the World" -- try to play along with the song, but don't worry about strum pattern for now.  

BONUS) Spend some time with your guitar practicing the G family chords while watching TV/listening to music.  Try not to "think" about the chords as you do them.

 

3) Root notes for "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see notes chart below

Guitar Stuff for 8.27.19

 

1) Warm-up: play through "stairs" exercises below

 

2) Practice 16th notes and G family chords (below), and/or practice 16ths along with "Eye of the Tiger"

 

3) Play through chords of "On Top of the World" -- try to play along with the song, but don't worry about strum pattern for now

"Eye of the Tiger" Intro

The proper speed is 109 BPM, but practice at 60 BPM until you can play it perfectly (1 beat = up/down/up/down), then go to 70, etc.

original song 

Guitar Stuff for 8.20.19

 

1) Warm-up: continue playing through permutation exercises (PART II) in the slide below

 

2) Practice 16th notes and G family chords (below), and/or practice 16ths along with "Eye of the Tiger"

 

3) Play through chords of "Bad Liar". You'll need to use your capo on the 3rd fret. Song can be found here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/imagine_dragons/bad_liar_chords_2511336

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

C MAJOR

G MAJOR

E MINOR

D MAJOR

Play the above rhythm using G, C, Em, and D (in that order!)

Guitar Stuff for 8.16.19

*short week -- focus on the exercises for now

1) Warm-up: play through permutation exercises (PART II) in the slide below

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (16th notes) and G family chords (below)

 

3) Play through chords of "Bad Liar". You'll need to use your capo on the 3rd fret. Song can be found here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/imagine_dragons/bad_liar_chords_2511336

Guitar Stuff for 8.9.19

*don't be discouraged, Robbie --  you're doing great!  =)

1) Warm-up: play through permutation exercises in the slide below

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (16th notes) and G family chords (below)

 

3) Play through chords of "Bad Liar". You'll need to use your capo on the 3rd fret. Song can be found here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/imagine_dragons/bad_liar_chords_2511336

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 7.30.19

1) Warm-up: play through permutation exercises in the slide below


2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (8th notes) and G family chords (below)


3) Play through chords of "Bad Liar". You'll need to use your capo on the 3rd fret. Song can be found here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/imagine_dragons/bad_liar_chords_2511336

Guitar Stuff for 7.16.19

1) Warm-up: play through chromatic scale three times; try forward and backward, and "pedaling" (0-1-0-2-0-3-0-4)

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (8th notes) and G family chords (below)

 

3) Play through chords of "Bad Liar". You'll need to use your capo on the 3rd fret. Song can be found here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/imagine_dragons/bad_liar_chords_2511336

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 7.9.19

1) Warm-up: play through chromatic scale three times; try forward and backward, and "pedaling" (0-1-0-2-0-3-0-4)

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (8th notes) and C family chords (below)

 

3) Play through chords of "Lean On Me". Listen to the song on video to hear how it goes.

1 (2) 3 (4)
1&2  3 (4)
1 (2) 3 (4)
1&2  3 (4)

C MAJOR

G 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

F MAJOR

A MINOR

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

E minor

Guitar Stuff for 7.2.19

1) Warm-up: play through chromatic scale three times

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (8th notes) and C family chords (below)

 

3) Play through "chorus" of "Lean On Me".  Listen to the song on video to hear how it goes.

Guitar Stuff for 6.24.19

1) Warm-up: play through chromatic scale three times

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (8th notes) and C family chords (below)

 

3) Play through "chorus" of "Lean On Me".  Listen to the song on video to hear how it goes.

Guitar Stuff for 6.4.19

*same as previous week -- gotta practice! :)

 

1) Warm-up: try pedal exercises -- keep 1st finger on the 5th fret at all times!

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (8th notes) and C family chords (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 6.4.19

*same as previous week -- gotta practice! :)

 

1) Warm-up: practice "Auld Lang Syne".  This time, try using your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers.

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises and C family chords (below)

Guitar Stuff for 5.28.19

 

1) Warm-up: practice "Auld Lang Syne".  This time, try using your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers.

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises and E  and A major (below)

Guitar Stuff for 5.21.19

 

1) Warm-up: practice "Auld Lang Syne".  This time, try using your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers.

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises and E  and A major (below)

Guitar Stuff for 5.14.19

 

1) Warm-up: practice "Auld Lang Syne

 

2) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises and E  and A major (below)

Guitar Stuff for 5.7.19

 

1) Warm-up: continue practicing the ABCs (below)

 

2) Memorize strings and try tuning all six strings (if tuner is available)

 

3) Practice whole/half/quarter notes using rhythm exercises (below)

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"

Guitar Stuff for 4.30.19

 

1) Warm-up: colored exercises starting on the 5th fret

2) Study string names and memorize each string.  Then, tune one string (if tuner is available)

3) Reading tab: ABCs (below)

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.

Guitar Stuff for 4.16.19

 

1) Look through 1st day and ROOKIE tabs and review guitar parts.

2) Play through colored exercises (below), starting on the 7th fret

3) Study string names and memorize each string.  Try tuning when you feel comfortable.  =)