Guitar Stuff for 3.20.20

 

1) Warm-up: Pentatonic scale intervals

 

2) Continue working through "Amber" -- see below

 

 

 

 

Pentatonic intervals

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

Try in reverse as well!

"Amber"

311

Chorus progression

C

x2

x2

Am

Em

Dm

G

"Amber"

311

First solo (1:33)

Second solo (1:45)

F

G

Am

G

F

G

G

G

Am

Am

Am

Am

Am

G

Bm

Bm

Bm

C

"Amber"

311

Second solo

Guitar Stuff for 11.15.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pentatonic hammers

 

2) Christmas song: Auld Lang Syne -- tab and chords below

 

BONUS: Phenomenon (below)

 

 

Phenomenon

Thousand Foot Krutch

Drop D tuning
Key of G minor

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

Verse:

Chorus:

Bridge:

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

Outro riff thing:

Auld Lang Syne

   |C        |G7         |C          |F  
e-----------0---------0---------0--3-3s5-
B---1--0-1----3-1-1h3---3-1--1-----------
G-0---------------------------------------
                         /   /  //   /  /
    |C         |G7       E  |Am Dm7 G7 |C  
e-5-5s3--0-0-------------0-----------------
B------------1--3-1-1h3----3-1----------1--
G-------------------------------2-2--0-----

   |C         |G7        |C          |F  
e-5-5s3--0-0------------5-5s3--0-0--3-3s5-
B------------1--3-1-1h3--------------------
G-----------------------------------------

                         /   /  //   /  /
    |C         |G7       E  |Am Dm7 G7 |C  
e-5-5s3--0-0-------------0-----------------
B------------1--3-1-1h3----3-1----------1--
G-------------------------------2-2--0-----

Guitar Stuff for 11.1.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pentatonic hammers

 

2) Christmas song: Auld Lang Syne -- tab and chords below

 

BONUS: Phenomenon (below)

 

 

Phenomenon

Thousand Foot Krutch

Drop D tuning
Key of G minor

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

Verse:

Chorus:

Bridge:

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

Outro riff thing:

Guitar Stuff for 9.27.19

 

1) Warm-up: Transition from position 1 to 2; Ode to Joy in various positions

 

2) "How's It Gonna Be" -- pay special attention to the strum pattern

 

 

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

Ode To Joy

2nd position major scale

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

tab:

How's It Gonna Be

Third Eye Blind

capo 3

Main/verse chord progression

| D   | A G     | (several times)

Chorus:

| Em | Em A     |
| Em | Em G     |   2x

Bridge:

| Em | G | D | A | 
| Em | A |
Then verse, then bridge once more

Guitar Stuff for 9.20.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pentatonic scale (minor and major)

 

2) Therapy (the whole thing!) (see below)

 

 

Therapy

Intro/Verse

Fmaj7

Am7

Therapy

Chorus

Therapy

Bridge

x2

then

x2

back to verse x1, then chorus until end

Guitar Stuff for 8.16.19

 

1) Warm-up: Fingerstyle with descending strings ("stairs")

2) Therapy (see below)

Looming Moon (click for tab)

Money for Nothing (click for tab)​

"Stairs" pattern

Don't cross over other strings!  =)

e-----------------------4-1-------------------------------
B---------------4-----3-----2-----1-----------------------
G-------4-----3-----2---------3-----2-----1---------------
D-----3-----2-----1-------------4-----3-----2-------------
A---2-----1-----------------------------4-----3-----------
E-1---------------------------------------------4---------
e-----------------------5-2-------------------------------
B---------------5-----4-----3-----2-----------------------
G-------5-----4-----3---------4-----3-----2-------------6-
D-----4-----3-----2-------------5-----4-----3---------5---
A---3-----2-----------------------------5-----4-----4-----
E-2---------------------------------------------5-3, etc.-

Guitar Stuff for 8.9.19

 

1) Warm-up: Fingerstyle with descending strings

2) Continue working on "Hey There Delilah" using fingerstyle technique as shown on Level 13 tab.  Here's the link to the song.

BONUS) Other songs to consider
Therapy (click for tab)
Looming Moon (click for tab)

Money for Nothing (click for tab)​

Guitar Stuff for 7.26.19


1) Warm-up: Fingerstyle with descending strings

2) Continue working on "Hey There Delilah" using fingerstyle technique as shown on Level 13 tab.  Here's the link to the song.

BONUS) Other songs to consider
Therapy (click for tab)
Looming Moon (click for tab)

Guitar Stuff for 7.19.19

 

1) Warm-up: Fingerstyle alternate picking: play up through the fifth fret

2) Begin working on "Hey There Delilah" using fingerstyle technique as shown on Level 13 tab.  Here's the link to the song.

Alternating strings pattern

e-----------------------------------2---4-----------------
B---------------------------2---4-1---3-------------------
G-------------------2---4-1---3---------------------------
D-----------2---4-1---3-----------------------------3---5-
A---2---4-1---3-----------------------------3---5-2---4---
E-1---3-----------------------------------2---4---, etc.--

Guitar Stuff for 7.12.19


1) Warm-up: Minor scale forward and backward at least five times.  Try "Devastation and Reform" (see tab below)

2) "Talking In Your Sleep" so far

3) Begin working on "Hey There Delilah" using fingerstyle technique as shown on Level 13 tab.  Here's the link to the song.

Minor Scale

"Devastation and Reform" intro

"Talking In Your Sleep" (so far)

Intro/Verse (repeated)

Pre-Chorus

D minor

G minor

C major

D minor

"Talking In Your Sleep" (so far)

Chorus (alternate guitar)

Guitar Stuff for 7.5.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale forward and backward at least five times.  Try "Devastation and Reform" (see tab below)

2) "Talking In Your Sleep" so far

 

Guitar Stuff for 6.26.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale forward and backward at least five times.  Try "Sweet Dreams" (see tab below)

2) "Talking In Your Sleep" so far

MINOR SCALE

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

"Sweet Dreams"

Guitar Stuff for 6.21.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale forward and backward at least five times.  Try "Sweet Dreams" (see tab below)

2) Full chord practice: "Lightning Crashes"

3) "Plush" so far

Lightning Crashes

Live

Verse:

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

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

Bridge:

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

Plush (so far)

Intro

Verse

(x2)

(regular C is fine here)

G

D/F#

C

F

Ebmaj7

F power

Plush (so far)

Chorus

Pre-chorus:  D C | C/B  C| (x4)

F

Ebmaj7

(x4)

Bridge

G power

F power

C

Eb, D powers

Guitar Stuff for 5.31.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale 2 - Transition from 1 to 2, forward and backward at least 5 times.

2) Full chord practice: "Lightning Crashes"

3) "Plush" so far

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

MAJOR SCALE FLUENCY

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

SLIDE #1 FINGER HERE

Guitar Stuff for 5.3.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale 2 - "Yankee Doodle"

2) Practice "House of Gold" - (see below)

3) "Lightning Crashes"

House of Gold

Twenty One Pilots

Capo 5

Opening: | G | x 8
Verse: | G | C | Em | D |
       | G | C | G D | G |
Chorus: | C | E7 | Am | Fm |
        | C | G | C | G |

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Use the major scale position 2 pattern to help!

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

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 3.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale 1-2 transition

2) Practice "Outrage!" by Capital Lights

3) Practice "House of Gold" - (see below)

Modified "Stairs" pattern

e-------4-1-------------5-2-------------6-3---------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G-----3-----2---------4-----3---------5-----4-------------
D---2---------3-----3---------4-----4-3-------5-----------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E-1-------------4-2-------------5-3-------------6-, etc.--

"Outrage!"

Capital Lights
Drop D tuning

Intro: Eb | Bb | F |  G  F | (2x)

           1               3     5   3

Verse: G | Eb | F |  D |

            5     1      3     0

Pre-chorus: Bb | (octaves) C  D | C | D |

Chorus: (octaves) Eb | F | C | D F |

Post-chorus: (back to drop chords) Bb | D |

                                                               8       0

Guitar Stuff for 3.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale 1-2 transition

2) Practice "Outrage!" by Capital Lights

3) Practice "House of Gold" - (see below)

Guitar Stuff for 2.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale 1-2 transition

2) Practice root notes, then power chords for "Outrage!" opening and verse (see below)

3) Practice "If It Means a Lot To You" - here's the link: https://www.tracystars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/If-It-Means-a-Lot-To-You.pdf​

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.25.19

 

1) Major scale 2: "Yankee Doodle" (see below)

2) Practice root notes, then power chords for "Outrage!" opening and verse (see below)

3) Practice "If It Means a Lot To You" - here's the link: https://www.tracystars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/If-It-Means-a-Lot-To-You.pdf​

 

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Use the major scale position 2 pattern to help!

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

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 1.18.19

 

1) Major scale 2 pattern - Practice scale using "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (below)

2) Practice "If It Means a Lot To You" - here's the link: https://www.tracystars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/If-It-Means-a-Lot-To-You.pdf​

3) REQUIRED LISTENING -- see below

 

 

STUFF TO LISTEN TO FOR WINTER BREAK:

"Outrage" by Capital Lights

"Sleep Walk" by Santo and Johnny

"Looming Moon" by Secret and Whisper

"House of Gold" by Twenty One PIlots

"Push Me Away" by Kutless

"Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" by Nine Days

"I Don't Need a Soul" by Relient K

"How's It Gonna Be" by Third Eye Blind

Please listen to each of these songs all the way through at least once, and then pick your top three for when you come in.  Explore other songs by the same artist if you like their sound/style.  Most of these are playable for guitar, so if these songs (or others!) are interesting to you, let me know and we'll see if we can line them up for future lessons. =)

Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

1) Major scale 2 pattern - Practice scale using "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (below)

2) Practice "If It Means a Lot To You" - here's the link: https://www.tracystars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/If-It-Means-a-Lot-To-You.pdf​

3) REQUIRED LISTENING -- see below

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 12.7.18

 

1) Major scale 2 pattern - Practice scale using "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (below)

2) "Last Christmas" chords + tab/melody

 - you're doing great -- keep it up!  =)


 

"Last Christmas"

Hawk Nelson

C
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
         Am
But the very next day, you gave it away
      Dm
But this year to save me from tears
      G
I'll give it to someone special
C
  Once bitten and twice shy
Am
I keep my distance, but you still catch my eye
Dm
Tell me baby, do you recognize me?
G
Well, It's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

C
Happy Christmas, I wrapped it up and sent it
Am
With a note saying "I love you", and meant it
Dm
Now I know what a fool I've been
            G
But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again

 

C MAJOR

A MINOR 

D MINOR 

G MAJOR

"Last Christmas"

Hawk Nelson

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

Guitar Stuff for 11.30.18

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale back + forth 5 times (VETERAN III tab)

2) Try major scale 2 pattern (VETERAN IV).  Practice scale using "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (below pattern 2 example)

3) "Last Christmas" chords + tab/melody

 - you're doing great -- keep it up!  =)


 

Guitar Stuff for 11.23.18


1) Warm-up: Major scale back + forth 5 times (VETERAN III tab)

2) Try major scale 2 pattern (VETERAN IV).  Practice scale using "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (below pattern 2 example)

3) "Last Christmas" chords + tab/melody




Guitar Stuff for 11.9.18

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale back + forth 5 times (VETERAN III tab)

2) "Last Christmas" (Hawk Nelson) -- play through song and familiarize yourself with the chords -- use accents/palm mutes on verses and "let go" on chorus as shown in class

*BONUS: learn "Last Christmas: tab/melody

 


 

Guitar Stuff for 10.12.18

 

1) Warm-up: modified "stairs" pattern -- play through them up to 5th fret each practice

2) Practice power chord rhythm exercises

3) "Last Christmas" (Hawk Nelson) -- play through song and familiarize yourself with the chords


 

Modified "Stairs" pattern

e-------4-1-------------5-2-------------6-3---------------
B---------------------------------------------------------
G-----3-----2---------4-----3---------5-----4-------------
D---2---------3-----3---------4-----4---------5-----------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E-1-------------4-2-------------5-3-------------6, etc.---

16th rhythm with rests

pick a power chord - any power chord

lift your fingers slightly at X's to mute the strings as you strum

v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
     v
^   ^
     v
^   ^
     v
^   ^
     v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
^   ^
v    v
    ^
v    v
    ^
v    v
    ^
v    v
    ^
v     
^   ^
v     
^   ^
v    
^   ^
v     
^   ^
v    v
^    
v    v
^    
v    v
^    
v    v
^    

Guitar Stuff for 9.28.18

 

1) Warm-up: modified "stairs" pattern -- play through them up to 5th fret each practice

2) Practice power chord rhythm exercises

3) 7th chords: "Golden Slumbers"


 

"Golden Slumbers" by The Beatles

[Verse]

(quietly the 1st time, louder the 2nd time)
Am7                                        Dm7   
Once, there was a way          to get back homeward
G7                                         C
Once, there was a way          to get back home
Em              Am           Dm9
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                      C    
 And I will sing a lullaby

 
[Chorus]

(loudly)

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

Use this link if you forget the chords (hover over the chord names with your mouse to see the layout):
https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/the_beatles/golden_slumbers_chords_17417

Guitar Stuff for 9.21.18

 

1) Warm-up: modified "stairs" pattern -- play through them up to 5th fret each practice

2) Practice power chord rhythm exercises

3) 7th chords: "Golden Slumbers"


 

Guitar Stuff for 8.17.18

 

1) Play through "stairs" exercises up to 3rd or 4th fret.  Add metronome when comfy.

2) Try power chord rhythm exercises.

3) "The Mess I Made" - walk through power chords so far.  Play along with song when comfy.  =)


 

The Mess I Made
(all chords relative to capo 2)

Verse:
           A
Should've kissed you there
             B
I should've held your face
             G#m
I should've watched those eyes
            A
Instead of run in place
             A
I should've called you out
             B
I should've said your name
             G#m
I should've turned around
             F#m
I should've looked again


Chorus:
B             C#m           A      B
But oh, I'm staring at the mess I made
I'm staring at the mess I made
I'm staring at the mess I made
        B         C#m                 A
As you turn, you take your heart and walk away

A

B

C#

G#

F#

Bridge:
"And it's you..."
E | E | A | A | C#m |  E/D#-E | A | (repeat)
                     ///-/////  <--3, then 5, 
                               like chorus

E

D#

capo >


Chorus 2:
C#m           A             B      E
But oh, I'm staring at the mess I made
B     C#m           A      B
I'm staring at the mess I made
C#m   A             B      E
I'm staring at the mess I made
        B         C#m                 A
As you turn, you take your heart and walk away

Guitar Stuff for 7.27.18

 

1) Play through arpeggio exercises at end of VETERAN I tab - do each at least four times

2) "The Mess I Made" - walk through power chords so far


 

"Stairs" pattern

Don't cross over other strings!  =)

e-----------------------4-1-------------------------------
B---------------4-----3-----2-----1-----------------------
G-------4-----3-----2---------3-----2-----1---------------
D-----3-----2-----1-------------4-----3-----2-------------
A---2-----1-----------------------------4-----3-----------
E-1---------------------------------------------4---------
e-----------------------5-2-------------------------------
B---------------5-----4-----3-----2-----------------------
G-------5-----4-----3---------4-----3-----2-------------6-
D-----4-----3-----2-------------5-----4-----3---------5---
A---3-----2-----------------------------5-----4-----4-----
E-2---------------------------------------------5-3, etc.-

Guitar Stuff for 7.20.18

1) Continue to practice "You Are My Sunshine" below

2) Play through arpeggio exercises at end of VETERAN I tab - do each at least four times

3) "The Mess I Made" - walk through power chords


 

"You Are My Sunshine"

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 7.13.18

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing "Pedal" exercise (below) -- play at least five times before continuing.  Use alternate picking while playing it.

2) Practice "You Are My Sunshine" below

3) Play through arpeggio exercises at end of VETERAN I tab - do each at least four times


 

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 6.29.18

1) Warm-up: "Pedal" exercise (below) -- play at least five times before continuing.  Use alternate picking while playing it.

2) Play power chords in "Glycerine" with 3rd finger added as practiced in class.

3) Try arpeggio exercises at end of VETERAN I tab - do each at least four times -- we'll get to practiced song


 

Glycerine (Bush)

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

Verse/Chorus (repeats throughout song)

/ x x / x x / x  |  / x x / x x / x
F                |  C        
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
/ x x / x x / x  |    / / xx/ / / / 
/ / / / / / / /  |  / / / / / / / /              
F                |    C     Bb 
D                |  B 
D                |  Bb        

Consistent 8th notes with accents as shown on slashes ("/")

Chorus tag

Bridge

Guitar Stuff for 6.22.18

1) Warm-up: "Ode to Joy" (below) -- focus on removing one of the "triangle" points

2) Play root notes along with "Glycerine" and "When I Come Around" (slides below)

3) Try arpeggio exercises at end of VETERAN I tab - do each at least four times.


 

"Ode To Joy" (tab)

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

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

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

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

When I Come Around (Green Day)

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

Verse

/ / /   / / /   |    /   /   
F#      C#      |    D#  B    
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &    1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
/ / / / / / / /  | /  
G#               | B      

Chorus

/ / / / / / / /  | / / / / / / / / 

Guitar Stuff for 6.15.18

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

2) Practice root notes on "Power Chords" slide (VETERAN I page)

4) Play root notes along with "Glycerine" and "When I Come Around" (slides below)


 

Guitar Stuff for 5.25.18

1) Warm-up: Continue with major scale on LEVEL 10 tab -- use "Are You Sleeping" tab underneath scale diagram to practice

2) Continue with "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers (below); focus on chorus tab

3) Try root notes "Everything You Ever Wanted"

4) Try playing through "Rude" (below)


 

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

Hawk Nelson - "Everything You Ever Wanted"

INTRO
C         A(m)      F         G
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / (1x)

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

Pre-chorus:
E(m)      F         E(m)      F   G
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / /

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

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

"Rude" by Magic!

F         G                    Am      Am                   F
Saturday morning jumped out of bed and put on my best suit
          G                    Am   Am                      F
Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you
                G                      C
Knocked on your door with heart in my hand
   Am                   F
To ask you a question   
                    G                      C       Am             
'Cause I know that you're an old-fashioned man

(Pre-Chorus)
F                                 G                   C
Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? say yes, say yes
          Am 
'Cause I need to know
               F                              G
You say I'll never get your blessing 'til the day I die
        C                      Am                F
Tough luck, my friend, but the answer is no!

 

(chorus)
              G            C
Why you gotta be so rude?
                    Am         F
Don't you know I'm human too?
              G            C
why you gotta be so rude?
           Am
I'm gonna marry her anyway
F
marry that girl
G
marry her anyway
C
marry that girl
      Am
yeah, no matter what you say
F
marry that girl
    G                  C
and we'll be a family
              Am    F  G   C    Am            
Why you gotta be so rude

Guitar Stuff for 5.18.18

1) Warm-up: Major scale on LEVEL 10 tab -- use "Are You Sleeping" tab underneath scale diagram to practice

2) Continue with "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers (below); focus on chorus tab

3) Try root notes "Everything You Ever Wanted" (shown below) -- we'll return to "Rude" next week  =)


 

Guitar Stuff for 5.4.18

1) Warm-up: Permutations part II (below).  Play each example three times.

2) Continue with "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers (below); focus on chorus tab

3) Practice root notes on power chord exercises on VETERAN I tab.
* Bonus: "Everything You Ever Wanted" root notes only (shown below)


 

PERMUTATIONS PART II

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

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

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 4.20.18

1) Warm-up: Permutations part II (below).  Play each example three times.

2) Continue with "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers (below)

3) Use the G family chords to practice 16th notes examples on PRO III (both lines)


 

Guitar Stuff for 4.13.18

1) Warm-up: Permutations (below).  Play each example three times.

2) Continue with "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers (below)

3) Use any chord to practice 16th notes "pyramid" on PRO III


 

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

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

C |  F | C | Em G |  

C |  F | C | G C |

Bridge ("just call on a brother...")

C | C | C | G C | 

Verse/Chorus 

 |  each measure has | four beats within |

Guitar Stuff for 3.23.18

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing chromatic scale (below). Play five times.

2) G family (PRO II) - use rhythm below to practice each chord.  Play through progression at least three times.

3) Continue with "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers (below)


 

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

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

G MAJOR

C MAJOR

E MINOR

D MAJOR

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

C |  F | C | Em G |  

C |  F | C | G C |

Bridge ("just call on a brother...")

C | C | C | G C | 

Verse/Chorus 

 |  each measure has | four beats within |

Guitar Stuff for 3.16.18

1) Warm-up: Chromatic scale (below). Play five times. 

2) C family (PRO I) - use rhythm exercises in SEMI-PRO II (under RHYTHM BASICS) to practice each chord

3) Try "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers (below)


 

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

 

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

C |  F | C | Em G |  

C |  F | C | G C |

Bridge ("just call on a brother...")

C | C | C | G C | 

Verse/Chorus 

 |  each measure has | four beats within |

Guitar Stuff for 3.2.18

1) Warm-up: Continue with two string exercises (top slide) - SEMI-PRO III. Play these 3 times each.

2) C family (PRO I) - use rhythm exercises in SEMI-PRO II (under RHYTHM BASICS) to practice each chord

3) "Boston" -- chords below
click here for YouTube video


 

"Boston" by Augustana

Verse 1:

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

   In the light of the sun, is there anyone?

    F  (2)       G (2)

   Oh it has begun

C       C/B            Am    F                C

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

        F                 G

   This world you must've crossed, you said


Chorus:

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

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

C                  G                 F          G

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


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


Verse 2:

C      C/B          Am     F              C

   Essential and appealed, carry all your thoughts

    F             G

   Across an open field,

C       C/B             Am            F            C

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

       F              G

   Who cry when they see you, you said


(chorus)



Bridge/outro:

                             C                            G

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

                      F                           G

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

                      C                      G

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

                   F                       G

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

                            C                              G

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

                  F                            G

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

                   C                       G

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

                         F                         G

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

C                  G              F           G

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


C G F G (repeated through outro)

There are really only two chord patterns in this song. Each section has four counts:

     Verse:    | C  C/B | Am | F  C | F  G

     Chorus: | C | G | F | G |

I've also included the number of counts per chord in each section of the song.

Guitar Stuff for 2.2.18

1) Warm-up: Continue with two string exercises (top slide) - SEMI-PRO III. Play these 3 times each.

2) Tune all six strings daily

3) C family (PRO I) - use rhythm exercises in SEMI-PRO II (under RHYTHM BASICS) to practice each chord

4) "Boston" -- chords below
click here for YouTube video


 

"Boston" by Augustana

Verse 1:

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

   In the light of the sun, is there anyone?

    F  (2)       G (2)

   Oh it has begun

C       C/B            Am    F                C

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

        F                 G

   This world you must've crossed, you said


Chorus:

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

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

C                  G                 F          G

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


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


Verse 2:

C      C/B          Am     F              C

   Essential and appealed, carry all your thoughts

    F             G

   Across an open field,

C       C/B             Am            F            C

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

       F              G

   Who cry when they see you, you said


(chorus)



Bridge/outro:

                             C                            G

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

                      F                           G

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

                      C                      G

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

                   F                       G

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

                            C                              G

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

                  F                            G

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

                   C                       G

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

                         F                         G

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

C                  G              F           G

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


C G F G (repeated through outro)

There are really only two chord patterns in this song. Each section has four counts:

     Verse:    | C  C/B | Am | F  C | F  G

     Chorus: | C | G | F | G |

I've also included the number of counts per chord in each section of the song.

Guitar Stuff for 1.26.18

1) Warm-up: Two string exercises (top slide) - PRO I. Play these 3 times each.

2) Tune all six strings daily

3) Play through rhythm SEMI-PRO II "RHYTHM BASICS" alternating E, A, and C chords.

4) More two string exercises: try the D to A, and G to D exercises on SEMI-PRO III, below the examples.


 

Guitar Stuff for 1.19.18

1) Warm-up: Practice ABCs; use #1 finger for 2nd fret notes, and #3 finger for 4th fret notes.

2) Tune all six strings daily

3) Play through rhythm without chords (SEMI-PRO II tab, below "RHYTHM BASICS"), then add E major and A major chords once comfortable.
     Metronome: 90 BPM without chords/60 BPM with chords

Guitar Stuff for 1.12.18

 

1) Continue practicing colored fingering exercises on ROOKIE tab.

2) Tune two strings every practice.

3) "ABCs" (SEMI-PRO I tab)

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.5.18

 

1) Review guitar parts on "ROOKIE" tab

2) Practice colored fingering exercises on ROOKIE tab.