Guitar Stuff for 3.20.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale practice -- play at least five times practice session!

2) Play arpeggio patterns using chords shown below

3) Continue practicing "Treat You Better"  -- each student's part is explained below

 

 

 

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 =)

x

x

x

x

x

x

F major

C major

G major

x

x

x

x

x

x

C major

Arpeggio exercise

Play the chords below and pick the strings as shown in the tab!

Treat You Better

Shawn Mendes

Guitar Stuff for 11.1.19

 

1) Pedal patterns -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) Play root notes for "Everything You Ever Wanted" (below)!

3) Christmas song: "Last Christmas"

 

 

 

Last Christmas

| C | C | Am | Am | Dm | Dm | G | G | (repeat)
e---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
B---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
G---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
D---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
A-3~|-3~|---|---|-5~|-5~|---|---|
E---|---|-5~|-5~|---|---|-3~|-3~|

Bass line: 

C

Am

Dm

G

Pedal Patterns

Keep your first finger on the 5th fret and play the patterns below!

e-5-7-5-8-5-7-5---|-----------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-5-7-5-8-5-7-5---|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-5-7-5-8-5-7-5---| etc.
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
e-5-7-5-9-5-7-5---|-----------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-5-7-5-9-5-7-5---|-----------------|
G-----------------|-----------------|-5-7-5-9-5-7-5---| etc.
D-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 

Everything You Ever Wanted

Hawk Nelson

Use the power chord root note chart to play through the song.  Afterward, try playing power chords instead!

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)
 

Guitar Stuff for 9.20.19

 

1) Pedal patterns -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) Play root notes for "Everything You Ever Wanted" (below)!

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.16.19

 

1) Pedal exercise -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) Play root notes for "Eye of the Tiger" (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!

"Eye of the Tiger" intro

The beginning is made up of two parts:

This:

and this:

focus on the circles!

Guitar Stuff for 8.9.19

 

1) Pedal exercise -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) Play root notes for "Eye of the Tiger" (below)!

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.26.19


1) Pedal exercise -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) "Duck Song" - strum along with the song!




Duck Song

Capo 5

C     | F  G  | (repeat)

1 2 3 4     1 2 3 4

C MAJOR

G MAJOR

F MAJOR

3

Guitar Stuff for 7.19.19

 

1) Pedal exercise -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) "Duck Song" - strum along with the song!

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.12.19

 

1) Pedal exercise -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) "Duck Song" - strum along with the song!

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.5.19

 

1) Pedal exercise -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) "Duck Song" - strum along with the song!

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 6.21.19

 

1) Pedal exercise -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) "Duck Song" - strum along with the song!

 

 

 

THE C FAMILY

some chords were just made to be together

try out each of these chords;  note how some of the shapes are similar!

C MAJOR

G MAJOR

A MINOR

F MAJOR

Guitar Stuff for 5.31.19

 

1) Pedal exercise -- do this up to the big E string each time you practice

2) "Duck Song"

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.15.19

 

1) Try playing "Auld Lang Syne" (tab below)

2) Practice "Raining Tacos"

 

 

 

"Amber" by 311

Verse 1:
C Am Em                                C Am Em                             C Am Em
     Brainstorm; take me away from the norm    I've got to tell you something
C Am Em             C Am                     Em
     This phenomenon,   I had to put it in a song and it goes like

C5 Am Em
Whoa, Amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, Shades of gold display naturally

F                            G
You want to know what brings me here, oh
F                                 G  Em             C
Glide through my head like to fear,     and I know why

C5 Am Em
Whoa, Amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, Shades of gold display naturally

C5 Am Em
Whoa, Amber is the color of your energy
Whoa, Shades of gold display naturally

Bridge:

Am            Em
You live too far away
Am                      Em      G    F
Your voice rings like a bell anyway
                    Em                            F
Don't give up your independence, 'cuz it feels so right
                     Em    G                           C5
Nothing good comes easily, sometimes you've got to fight


  Am  Em
Whoa, Amber is the color of your energy
C5 Am Em
Whoa, Shades of gold display naturally

F                           G                  F
You launch a thousand ships in my heart, so easy
F                    G             Em
Still it's fine from afar, and you know that

C5 Am   G
Whoa, Brainstorm take me away from the norm
C5 Am  G                             C5
Whoa, I've got to tell you something

Em (E minor) is  played like

E major,  but without the

G string note!

Auld Lang Syne

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

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

Raining Tacos

"It's raining tacos..."

A-6~|---|---|---|---|-6~|---|---|
E---|-6~|-8~|-3~|-4~|---|-4~|-6~| (2x)


"Yum yum yum..."

A---|---|---|-6~|---|---|---|---|
E-8~|-6~|-4~|---|-8~|-6~|-4~|-6~| (1x)

 

 

"Shells, meat..."

A-6~|---|---|---|---|-6~|---|---|
E---|-6~|-8~|-3~|-4~|---|-4~|-6~| (3x)

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 3.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Try playing "Auld Lang Syne" (tab below)

3) Practice "Raining Tacos"

 

 

 

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 3.1.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Try playing "Auld Lang Syne" (tab below)

3) Practice "Raining Tacos"

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Try playing "Auld Lang Syne" (tab below)

3) Practice "Raining Tacos"

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.18.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Try playing "Auld Lang Syne" (tab below)

3) Required listening -- see bottom slide

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.18.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Try playing "Auld Lang Syne" (tab below)

3) Required listening -- see bottom slide

 

 

 

STUFF TO LISTEN TO FOR WINTER BREAK:

"Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift

"Amber" by 311*

"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

"Rude" by Magic!

"Golden Slumbers" by The Beatles

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. =)

*others by this artist MIGHT be explicit/inappropriate for age

"Raining Tacos" by Parry Gripp

Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Try playing "Auld Lang Syne" (tab below)

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 12.7.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Try playing "Auld Lang Syne" (tab below)

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.30.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) "Jingle Bells" so far (below)

3) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

 

 

 

 

e---------|---------|---------|--------|

B-0-0-0---|-0-0-0---|-0-3-----|-0------|

G---------|---------|-----0-2-|--------|

D---------|---------|---------|--------|

A---------|---------|---------|--------|

E---------|---------|---------|--------|

Jingle Bells


e---------|---------|---------|--------|

B-1-1-1-1-|-1-0-0-0-|-0-----0-|----3---|

G---------|---------|---2-2---|-2------|

D---------|---------|---------|--------|

A---------|---------|---------|--------|

E---------|---------|---------|--------|

G MAJOR

F MAJOR

"one, two, three and four, one, two, three and four, one ... three ... one and two, three..."
"one and two, three and four, one and two and three, four, one and two, three and four, one and two and three ..."

Chord/rhythm practice

try playing the chords with the rhythm below.  use the spelled out versions to help you play them!

A MINOR

C MAJOR

Jingle Bells

[Nora]

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

Jingle Bells

[Nora]

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

Jingle Bells

[Charlotte]

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

Jingle Bells

[Katie]

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

Jingle Bells

[Everyone]

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

Guitar Stuff for 11.23.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) "Jingle Bells" so far (below)

3) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.2.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) "Jingle Bells" so far (below)

3) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.2.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) "Jingle Bells" so far (below)

3) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.19.18


1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

3) "Jingle Bells" so far (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

Guitar Stuff for 10.12.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

3) "Jingle Bells" so far (below)

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.28.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.21.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play chromatic scale two times each practice.

2) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.17.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Bingo" (below) -- play three times each practice
2) Practice chromatic scale two times each practice.

3) Practice full version of each chord once for both rhythm exercises (below).

 

 

 

Bingo

e--------------------|---------0-------|
B----1-1-------------|-1-1-3-3-----1---|
G-0------0-0-2-2-0-0-|-----------------|
e-0--0--1-1-1---|------0-0-0---|
B---------------|-3--3---------|
G---------------|--------------|

e---------------|---------------|
B-1--1--3-3-3-1-|-0-----0-1--1--|
G---------------|---0-2---------|

Guitar Stuff for 7.27.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Bingo" (below) -- play three times each practice
2) Use rhythm lines on slide below to practice clapping 8th notes.  Add strumming and chords when comfortable.

 

 

 


   C                      F
A girl sings a beautiful song
A girl sings a beautiful song
         C               F
She was sad, but so was Spiderman
  C                    F
Spiderman, he was sad too

   C                      F
Along came the Greatest Showman
          C                     F
Used his magic to make Taylor Swift
    C                F
And everyone, I mean everyone
      C
Was glad

C MAJOR

(partial)

F MAJOR

(partial)

Guitar Stuff for 7.20.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Bingo" (below) -- play three times each practice
2) Use rhythm lines on slide below to practice strumming 8th notes.  Add the chords when comfortable.

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.13.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Bingo" (below) -- play three times each practice
2) Play new C and F chord song below -- partial chords are included on chart. (Complete chords in PRO I tab)

 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 6.29.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Row Row Row Your Boat" (below) -- play three times each practice
2) Play new C and F chord song below -- partial chords are included on chart. (Complete chords in PRO I tab)

 

 

 

Row Row Row Your Boat

D--------------|---------0-2-----
A-0--0--0--2-4-|-4--2-4----------
E--------------|-----------------
G-2-2-2-------------------|
D-------2-2-2-------------|
A-------------4-4-4-0-0-0-|
E-------------------------|
D-2--0------------|
A------4--2-0-----|
E-----------------|

Guitar Stuff for 6.15.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Old McDonald" (below)
2) Play new C and F chord song below -- partial chords are included on chart. (Complete chords in PRO I tab)

 

 

 

Old McDonald Had A Farm

e-0-0-0-----------|-4-4-2-2-0---| 
B-------0-2-2-4---|-------------|

x2
e-----0-0-0-----0-0-0-|-0-0-0---0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--0-| 
B-0-0-------0-0-------|-----------------------------|

e-0-0-0-----------|-4-4-2-2-0---| 
B-------0-2-2-4---|-------------|

Guitar Stuff for 6.15.18

 

1) Warm-up: "When the Saints" (below) - we only got through the first twelve notes in class.  =)
2) Play new C and F chord song below -- partial chords are included on chart. (Complete chords in PRO I tab)

 

 

 

When The Saints Go Marching In
​
“Oh when the saints go marching in…
E-------------------
B-------------------
G---5-6-8-----5-6-8-
D-6---------6-------
A-------------------
E-------------------
“Oh when the saints go marching in,
e-----------------------
B-----------------------
G---5-6-8--5-----5------
D-6-----------6------8--
A-----------------------
E-----------------------

 

“Oh how I want to be in that number…
e------------------------
B------------------------
G-5-5--------5--8-8-8-6--
D-----8-6--6-------------
A------------------------
E------------------------
“Oh when the saints go marching in.”
e----------------------
B----------------------
G-6-5-6-8--5-----------
D--------------6--8--6-
A----------------------
E----------------------

Guitar Stuff for 5.18.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play two string exercise examples on SEMI-PRO III tab
2) Play new C and F chord song below -- partial chords are included on chart. (Complete chords in PRO I tab)

3) Practice ABCs -- it's all divided up for you. =)

 

 

        KATIE               NORA
e----------------|   e---------------
B----------------|   B---------------
G-----2-2-4-4-2--|   G-0-0-----------
D-0-0------------|   D----4-4-2-2-0--
A----------------|   A---------------
E----------------|   E---------------

    CHARLOTTE              KATIE
e----------------|   e---------------
B----------------|   B---------------
G-2-2-0----------|   G-2-2-0---------
D---------4-4-2--|   D--------4-4-2--
A----------------|   A---------------
E----------------|   E---------------

    NORA                 CHARLOTTE 
e----------------|   e---------------
B----------------|   B---------------
G-----2-2-4-4-2--|   G-0-0-----------
D-0-0------------|   D----4-4-2-2-0--
A----------------|   A---------------
E----------------|   E---------------

The "ABCs"
 

Guitar Stuff for 5.18.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play two string exercise examples on SEMI-PRO III tab
2) Play new C and F chord song below (will post on Monday!)

3) Practice ABCs -- it's all divided up for you. =)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 5.4.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play two string exercise examples on SEMI-PRO III tab
2) Play Ice Cream song we wrote using new 8th note rhy
thm (below!)

3) Practice ABCs -- it's all divided up for you. =)

 

 

E /   /   /  /  / /  /   /
ice cream in a water cup

A / /   / /    /   / / /
in the living room

 E / /   /  /  /   /  /  /
playing guitar by myself

A /  /    /   /
when I'm done, I
  /  /        /   /   E
play in the play room

The Ice Cream Song

Guitar Stuff for 4.20.18

 

1) Play Ice Cream song we wrote using new 8th note rhythm (below!)

3) Practice ABCs -- it's all divided up for you. =)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.13.18

 

1) Warm-up: play the "mystery song" below at least twice.  "Once" is with no mistakes!

2) Play Ice Cream song we wrote using new 8th note rhythm (below!)

3) Practice ABCs -- it's all divided up for you. =)

 

 

e---------------------------
B----------------0-0--------
G-0-0-0--------------2-2-0--
D-------0-2-2-0-------------
A---------------------------
E---------------------------
E /   /   /  /  / /  /   /
ice cream in a water cup

A / /   / /    /   / / /
in the living room

 E / /   /  /  /   /  /  /
playing guitar by myself

A /  /    /   /
when I'm done, I
  /  /        /   /   E
play in the play room

The Ice Cream Song

        KATIE               NORA
e----------------|   e---------------
B----------------|   B---------------
G-----2-2-4-4-2--|   G-0-0-----------
D-0-0------------|   D----4-4-2-2-0--
A----------------|   A---------------
E----------------|   E---------------

    CHARLOTTE              KATIE
e----------------|   e---------------
B----------------|   B---------------
G-2-2-0----------|   G-2-2-0---------
D---------4-4-2--|   D--------4-4-2--
A----------------|   A---------------
E----------------|   E---------------

    NORA                 CHARLOTTE 
e----------------|   e---------------
B----------------|   B---------------
G-----2-2-4-4-2--|   G-0-0-----------
D-0-0------------|   D----4-4-2-2-0--
A----------------|   A---------------
E----------------|   E---------------

The "ABCs"
 

Guitar Stuff for 3.23.18

 

1) Warm-up: play the "mystery song" below at least twice.  "Once" is with no mistakes!

2) Play the rhythm exercises with each chord (E and A) twice.  If you can, have the girls play it together!

3) Play Ice Cream song we wrote (below!)

 

e---------------------------
B----------------0-0--------
G-0-0-0--------------2-2-0--
D-------0-2-2-0-------------
A---------------------------
E---------------------------
1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4    1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4    1 2 3 4

While counting to 4, strum the notes below. Strum on BLUE; do NOT strum on GREY

o

o

o

x

x

x

x

x

x

E MAJOR

A MAJOR

E
ice cream in a water cup
A
in the living room
  E
playing guitar by myself
A
when I'm done,
                    E
I play in the play room

The Ice Cream Song

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 3.16.18

 

1) Warm-up: 1-2 pattern up the strings

2) Play through "ABCs"; divide into six logical parts, and assign two parts to each girl. 

3) Play Ice Cream song we wrote (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"

E
ice cream in a water cup
A
in the living room
  E
playing guitar by myself
A
when I'm done,
                    E
I play in the play room

The Ice Cream Song

Guitar Stuff for 3.2.18

 

1) Warm-up - 1-3-4-3 on all six strings, starting with the smallest (e) string. Do this three times each practice.

2) Play through "ABCs" once (SEMI-PRO I, below "READING TAB" slide.)

3) Practice rhythm exercises (below) using simplified E and A chords.

Bonus) Play new song (two slides down)

 

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

While counting to 4, strum the notes below. Strum on BLUE; do NOT strum on GREY

o

o

o

x

x

x

x

x

x

E MAJOR

A MAJOR

E
ice cream in a water cup
A
in the living room
  E
playing guitar by myself
A
when I'm done,
                    E
I play in the play room

The Ice Cream Song

Guitar Stuff for 2.2.18

 

1) Warm-up - 1-2-3-4 on all six strings, starting with the smallest (e) string

2) Play through "ABCs" once (SEMI-PRO I, below "READING TAB" slide.)

3) Rhythm exercises (below)

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.26.18


1) Warm-up - continue with picking up and down the strings, naming each one as they pick it.  They can test each other on this once they've all done it a few times.

2) Play through "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

two times (two slides over, down)

3) Play through "ABCs" once (SEMI-PRO I, below "READING TAB" slide.)


Guitar Stuff for 1.19.18

 

1) Warm-up - pick up and down the strings, naming each one as they pick it.  They can test each other on this once they've all done it a few times.

 

2) "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

(one slide to the right, down).

Try using fingers #2 and #3 instead.

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.5.18

 

1) Review guitar parts on "ROOKIE" tab

2) Try fingering exercises on "ROOKIE" tab

3) "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

(slide below)

 

Mary Had A Little Lamb

All notes played on the small E string

"Mary had a little lamb"
4-2-0-2-4-4-4--
"little lamb, little lamb"
2-2-2---4-7-7--
 
"Mary had a little lamb; its"
4-2-0-2-4-4-4-4-
"fleece was white as snow!"
2-2-4-2-0----