Guitar Stuff for 3.17.20

1) Warm-up: Continue with pentatonic patterns.  Play through each transition (E string, A string, etc.) at least one time for a total of six patterns, forward and backward. You can also try "forward 2, backward 1" intervals as demonstrated in class.

 

2) Begin practicing "The Red" by Chevelle (so far).  Concentrate on strumming rhythm during chorus -- let your strumming hand move naturally through the progression, and slow down as needed.

 

BONUS) Start playing "Come As You Are" (video below)
 

 

Pentatonic Patterns

try each of the patterns below, then try transitioning between them using doors

The Red

Chevelle

Main verse riff

1     2  &   3   &   4     5   &   6   &  

standard C# tuning [C# F# B E G# C#]

Chorus

Come As You Are

Nirvana

Opening riff only

D standard tuning

(repeat a lot)

Guitar Stuff for 3.10.20

1) Warm-up: Continue with pentatonic patterns.  Play through each transition (E string, A string, etc.) at least one time for a total of six patterns, forward and backward. You can also try "forward 2, backward 1" intervals as demonstrated in class.

 

2) Begin practicing "The Red" by Chevelle (so far).  Concentrate on strumming rhythm during chorus -- let your strumming hand move naturally through the progression, and slow down as needed.
 

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.3.20

1) Warm-up: Continue with pentatonic patterns.  Play through each transition (E string, A string, etc.) at least one time for a total of six patterns, forward and backward. You can also try "forward 2, backward 1" intervals as demonstrated in class.

 

2) Begin practicing "The Red" by Chevelle (so far)
 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.25.20

1) Warm-up: Continue with pentatonic patterns.  Play through each transition (E string, A string, etc.) at least one time for a total of six patterns, forward and backward.

 

2) Begin practicing "The Red" by Chevelle (so far)
 

BONUS) I left "Phenomenon" below in case you want to spend some more time practicing that.

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 2.18.20

1) Warm-up: Continue with pentatonic patterns


2) Practice "Phenomenon" using drop tuning and listening for subtle strumming and chord switching nuances


BONUS) Play through "Don't Look Back In Anger" 

You Make My Dreams

F major (A shape)

x3, then

Bb major (C shape)

VERSE:

CHORUS:

G minor (Am shape)

alternatively ends with Bb and F on the last bar

C major (C shape)

F major (A shape)

Don't Look Back In Anger

Intro

Verse

Pre-Chorus

Chorus

F minor

E/G#

C/B

Guitar Stuff for 2.4.20

1) Warm-up: Pentatonic patterns

 

2) Practice "Phenomenon" using drop tuning and listening for subtle strumming and chord switching nuances

 

BONUS) Play through "Don't Look Back In Anger" 

Guitar Stuff for 1.28.20

1) Warm-up: Arpeggios (see examples below)

 

2) Full chord practice -- "You Make My Dreams".

 

BONUS) Play through "Don't Look Back In Anger" - tab/chords coming

Major and minor arpeggio patterns

you're welcome to expand this to the major scale pattern for further practice

e------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------2-5-2---2-5-2---4-7-4---4-7-4-----------------
A----2-5-2---2-5-2-3-------3-------5-------5---------2-5-2---2-5-2-
E--3-------3---------------------------------------3-------3-------
   G major         C major         D major         G major

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------2-------2-
D---------9---------9--------4-7-4---4-7-4---2-5-2---2-5-2---1-4-----1-4---
A----7-10---10-7-10---10---5-------5-------3-------3-------2-------2-------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
   E minor                 D major         C major         B7

<-- this pattern also works from the A string up through the first octave (eight notes) only

Guitar Stuff for 1.21.20

1) Warm-up: Arpeggios (see examples below)

 

2) "Glycerine" by Bush -- pay close attention to dynamics (loud/quiet) and use of palm muting.

 

BONUS) Play through "Don't Look Back In Anger" - tab/chords coming

Glycerine (Bush)

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

Verse/Chorus (repeats throughout song)

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

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

Chorus tag

Bridge

Guitar Stuff for 1.8.20

1) Warm-up: Arpeggios (see examples below)

 

2) "Glycerine" by Bush -- pay close attention to dynamics (loud/quiet) and use of palm muting.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 12.4.19

1) Warm-up: Mess around with the solo for "Photograph" by Def Leppard (below).  We focused on the final portion (legato 12-14-16) -- practice with a metronome at 100 BPM, and play at double time until you're comfortable, then increase speed by 10 BPM increments

2) "Awake and Alive" -- see tab here

3) Try intro progression for "Interstate Love Song" (see tab below).  Continue with chord progression on interlude/verse -- take your time, and don't get discouraged!

 

BONUS) Extra practice -- look through basically anything in "Barracuda" -- tab here

 

 

Photograph Solo

This video, although a bit jargon-y, is helpful.  He breaks it down nicely; he also plays the fourth section differently than the tab.

C#m7

E (C shape)

A2

G#7 sus

G#7

A (E shape)

E

Interstate Love Song

Stone Temple Pilots

Interlude (2x)

E (C shape)

F#m

E

Interstate Love Song

Stone Temple Pilots

(continued)

E

E

F#m

Verse

 C#m7

G#/C

C#/B

A#m7b5

A2

go to interlude chords

Guitar Stuff for 11.20.19

1) Warm-up: Mess around with the solo for "Photograph" by Def Leppard (below)

2) "Awake and Alive" -- see tab here

3) Try intro progression for "Interstate Love Song" (see tab below)


BONUS) Extra practice -- look through basically anything in "Barracuda" -- tab here



Guitar Stuff for 11.6.19

1) Warm-up: Mess around with the solo for "Photograph" by Def Leppard

2) "Awake and Alive" -- see tab here

3) Try intro progression for "Interstate Love Song" (see tab below)

 

BONUS) Extra practice -- look through basically anything in "Barracuda" -- tab here

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.6.19

1) Warm-up: Mess around with the solo for "Photograph" by Def Leppard

2) "Awake and Alive" -- see tab here

3) Continue with "Eye of the Tiger". We've explored the whole thing!

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.30.19

1) Warm-up: Hammer-pulls w/pentatonic

2) "Phenomenon" -- see below.  Pay attention to the nuances of the rhythm and muting

3) Continue with "Eye of the Tiger". We've explored up through the verses and chorus -- use "Lead Guitar 1".

BONUS) Fingerstyle practice:
                                      Hey There Delilah (traditional format)

                                      Money for Nothing (Mark Knopfler hack)

 

 

Hammer-ons/Pull-offs w/pentatonic

e-5-h8-p5-----------------------------------------------
B----------5-h8-p5--------------------------------------
G-------------------5-h7-p5-----------------------------
D----------------------------5-h7-p5--------------------
A-------------------------------------5-h7-p5-----------
E----------------------------------------------5-h8-p5--
Do each string 4x
Feel free to use the provided drum beat as a metronome; when you feel like you're nailing it, increase the speed as you see fit.

Guitar Stuff for 10.17.19

1) Warm-up: Legato patterns - see examples below

2) "We Are the Champions" - use of full chords in 6/8 time in the verse, then power chords in the chorus - use "chords" section rather than regular tab to practice

3) Begin "Eye of the Tiger". We've explored up to the verse (basically measure 21) so far.

BONUS) Fingerstyle practice:
                                      Hey There Delilah (traditional format)

                                      Money for Nothing (Mark Knopfler hack)

 

 

Legato Exercises

legato = "in a smooth, flowing manner"

e-------------------|-------------------|----------5-h8-p5--|
B-------------------|-------------------|-5-h8-p5-----------|
G-------------------|----------5-h7-p5--|-------------------|
D-------------------|-5-h7-p5-----------|-------------------|
A----------5-h7-p5--|-------------------|-------------------|
E-5-h8-p5-----------|-------------------|-------------------|

minor pentatonic pattern

h = hammer-on   p = pull-off
e------------------------|------------------------|
B------------------------|------------------------|
G-7-p5-------------------|-7-p5-------------------|
D------7-h8-p5-----------|------7-h8-p5-----------|
A--------------7-h8-p5---|--------------7-h8-p5---|
E------------------------|------------------------|

noodling with the minor scale

Guitar Stuff for 9.19.19

1) Warm-up: Modified "stairs" exercise -- concentrate on smooth transition from one string to the next (see below)

2) "We Are the Champions" - use of full chords in 6/8 time in the verse, then power chords in the chorus - use "chords" section rather than regular tab to practice

3) Begin "Eye of the Tiger". We've explored up to the verse (basically measure 21) so far.

BONUS) Fingerstyle practice:
                                      Hey There Delilah (traditional format)

                                      Money for Nothing (Mark Knopfler hack)

 

 

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.--

Guitar Stuff for 9.5.19

1) Warm-up: Modified "stairs" exercise -- concentrate on smooth transition from one string to the next (see below)

2) "We Are the Champions" - use of full chords in 6/8 time in the verse, then power chords in the chorus - use "chords" section rather than regular tab to practice

BONUS) Fingerstyle practice:
                                      Hey There Delilah (traditional format)

                                      Money for Nothing (Mark Knopfler hack)

BONUS) Continue practicing "Hemorrhage

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.22.19

*SAME AS PRIOR DUE TO UNUSUAL CLASS SITUATION =)

1) Warm-up: "Bursts of speed" with major scale and any other scale. Use "Carry On Wayward Son" riffs on bars 9 through 11 and 89 as practical examples using the pentatonic scale.
Further explore w/pentatonic scale using alternate/economy picking.

2) Fingerstyle practice: Hey There Delilah (traditional format)

                                         Money for Nothing (Mark Knopfler hack)

3) Continue practicing "Hemorrhage

4) Explore 6/8 time with "Waiting for Yesterday" by 12 Stones -- this tab seems to be the best one despite its lack of accenting and nuances; you'll need to tune to D standard and increase the speed of the playback on the tab.

 

"Bursts of speed" with major scale

This can be applied with any scale or pattern, really.  The idea is to alternate between 3 consecutive quarter notes and a quartet of 16ths before returning to the quarters, and so on.  You can do this in reverse as well.

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

Arpeggio intro for "Hemorrhage" by Fuel

dropped a half step to play in correct key

Guitar Stuff for 8.15.19

 

1) Warm-up: "Bursts of speed" with major scale and any other scale. Use "Carry On Wayward Son" riffs on bars 9 through 11 and 89 as practical examples using the pentatonic scale.
Further explore w/pentatonic scale using alternate/economy picking.

2) Fingerstyle practice: Hey There Delilah (traditional format)

                                         Money for Nothing (Mark Knopfler hack)

3) Continue practicing "Hemorrhage

4) Explore 6/8 time with "Waiting for Yesterday" by 12 Stones -- this tab seems to be the best one despite its lack of accenting and nuances; you'll need to tune to D standard and increase the speed of the playback on the tab.

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggios + "bursts of speed" with major scale and any other scale. Use "Carry On Wayward Son" riffs on bars 9 through 11 and 89 as practical examples using the pentatonic scale

2) Fingerstyle practice: Hey There Delilah (traditional format)

                                         Money for Nothing (Mark Knopfler hack)

3) Continue practicing "Hemorrhage

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.25.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggios + "bursts of speed" with major scale and any other scale

2) Project songs: Third Eye Blind "Never Let You Go"
                                                                Here's the tab.
                                   also, continue practicing Everlong

3) Continue practicing "Hemorrhage" 

 

Minor 7th arpeggio

Familiarize yourself with the pattern first, then begin with metronome (or attached video). Increase speed only when you're able to go at least three rounds without a mistake.

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

Guitar Stuff for 7.18.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggios + "bursts of speed" with major scale 

2) Project songs:Third Eye Blind "Never Let You Go"
                                                                Here's the tab.
                                   also, continue practicing Everlong

3) Begin arpeggio intro for "Hemorrhage" -- I have the tab pasted below - the whole tab is here

 

Guitar Stuff for 7.11.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggios

2) Project songs:Third Eye Blind "Never Let You Go"
                                                                Here's the tab.
                                   also, continue practicing Everlong

3) Begin arpeggio intro for "Hemorrhage" -- I have the tab pasted below

 

Guitar Stuff for 6.27.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major 7th arpeggios

2) Project songs: Eve 6 "Inside Out" Here's the tab.
                             & Third Eye Blind "Never Let You Go"
                                                                Here's the tab.
                                  Focus on power chords w/8th rests this week
                                 Other examples: Jessie's Girl, Everlong

 

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--

Guitar Stuff for 6.20.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major 7th arpeggios

2) Project songs: Eve 6 "Inside Out" Here's the tab.
                             & Third Eye Blind "Never Let You Go"
                                                                Here's the tab.
                                  Focus on power chords w/8th rests this week
                                 Other examples: Jessie's Girl, Everlong

 

Guitar Stuff for 6.13.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal hammer-ons and pull-offs - do each at least three times before moving on.

2) Major 7th arpeggios
3) Project songs: Eve 6 "Inside Out" Here's the tab.
                             & Third Eye Blind "Never Let You Go"
                                                                Here's the tab.
                                  Use bends on intro as further practice!

 

e-1h2-1h3|-1h4-1h3|-1h2-1--|--------|--------|--------|
B--------|--------|--------|-1h2-1h3|-1h4-1h3|-1h2-1--| and so on.
G--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

Hammer-on and Pull-off Pedals

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

e-2p1-3p1|-4p1-3p1|-2p1-1--|--------|--------|--------|
B--------|--------|--------|-2p1-3p1|-4p1-3p1|-2p1-1--| and so on.
G--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

Guitar Stuff for 5.30.19


1) Warm-up: Pedal hammer-ons and pull-offs - do each at least three times before moving on.

2) (optional warm-up) 16th note variations -- use either regular or power chords.

3) Full chord practice: "Lightning Crashes" by Live. Use root notes on E and A strings, and the shapes on Level 12 tab to help.
4) Project song: Eve 6 "Inside Out" Here's the tab.


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, or "miss" them entirely

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
^    

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

Guitar Stuff for 3.28.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale up and down.  Also, play with "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson intro: tab here.

2) 16th note variations -- use either regular or power chords.

2) Benchmark: "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

   a) Practice legato (hammer-pull offs); this can be found on "Lead Guitar" (third instrument) about halfway down the page. You don't have to do this at full speed.  Keep an eye on your hand as you "pull off", making sure it stays close to the neck.

   b) Practice unusually shaped palm muted drop D chords; this can be found on "Rhythm Guitar" (fourth instrument).  These are all strummed as up-tempo 8th notes, all down strums.

   c) Practice regular open chord progression [chorus]; this can be found on "Rhythm Guitar 2" (fifth instrument); pay attention to the quarter rest at the start. This can be played with up and down strums. Progression is D | A | G (modified) | D |.

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.14.19

 

1) Warm-up: Minor scale up and down.  Also, play with "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson intro: tab here.

2) 16th note variations -- use either regular or power chords.

2) Benchmark: "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

   a) Practice legato (hammer-pull offs); this can be found on "Lead Guitar" (third instrument) about halfway down the page. You don't have to do this at full speed.  Keep an eye on your hand as you "pull off", making sure it stays close to the neck.

   b) Practice unusually shaped palm muted drop D chords; this can be found on "Rhythm Guitar" (fourth instrument).  These are all strummed as up-tempo 8th notes, all down strums.

   c) Practice regular open chord progression [chorus]; this can be found on "Rhythm Guitar 2" (fifth instrument); pay attention to the quarter rest at the start. This can be played with up and down strums. Progression is D | A | G (modified) | D |.

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.28.19


1) Warm-up: Minor scale up and down.  Also, play with "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson intro: tab here.


2) Benchmark: "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World

   a) Practice legato (hammer-pull offs); this can be found on "Lead Guitar" (third instrument) about halfway down the page. You don't have to do this at full speed.  Keep an eye on your hand as you "pull off", making sure it stays close to the neck.

   b) Practice unusually shaped palm muted drop D chords; this can be found on "Rhythm Guitar" (fourth instrument).  These are all strummed as up-tempo 8th notes, all down strums.

   c) Practice regular open chord progression [chorus]; this can be found on "Rhythm Guitar 2" (fifth instrument); pay attention to the quarter rest at the start. This can be played with up and down strums. Progression is D | A | G (modified) | D |.


Guitar Stuff for 1.24.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with 16th note pedaling (up and down): 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-3-1-2-1 up and down strings, starting with small e (metronome set at 100 BPM). Add legato style hammers/pull offs as you feel comfortable.

 

2) Continue practicing "Sweetness" by Jimmy Eat World; use "Rhythm Guitar 2" instrument  and implement new chords and strum pattern.) -- here's the tab. You might want to use the actual song/video rather than the terrible MIDI music.

 

3) Major scale pattern 2 -- do transition exercise as shown on Level 11 slides, then try playing "Ode to Joy" in both positions by ear. I have a tab below if you need help remembering the melody.

"Ode to Joy" chorus

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

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 1.17.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with 16th note pedaling (up and down): 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-3-1-2-1 up and down strings, starting with small e (metronome set at 80 BPM). Add legato style hammers/pull offs as you feel comfortable.

 

2) Play around with "Sweetness" by Jimmy Eat World; focus on drop-tuned rhythm first  ("Rhythm Guitar 2" instrument) -- here's the tab

 

3) Major scale pattern 2 -- do transition exercise as shown on Level 11 slides, then try playing "Yankee Doodle"

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 Winter Break

 

1) Warm-up: 16th note pedaling (up and down): 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-3-1-2-1 up and down strings, starting with small e (metronome set at 80 BPM)

 

2) 16th note rhythm with power chords (G-C-D-C) [below]

 

3) Palm mute exercises using power chord of your choice (slide is below)

 

4) Decide between "Photograph" by Def Leppard, "Sweetness" by Jimmy Eat World, or "It's Dangerous Business" by Underoath for a future song project.  You're also welcome to suggest others.  =)

16th NOTES

 

"one and two and three-e-and-a-four, one-e-and-a-two, three e and a four"

"one and ... three-e-and-a ... one and ... and three and ... and"

PALM MUTE/PERCUSSIVE STRUMMING

Try out the rhythm below using the chords shown. Try switching mute methods or changing chords once you feel comfortable with the rhythm.

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x = mute

Guitar Stuff for 11.29.18

 

1) Warm-up: 16th note pedaling (up and down): 1-2-1-3-1-4-1-3-1-2-1 up and down strings, starting with small e (metronome set at 80 BPM)

 

2) 16th note rhythm with power chords (G-C-D-C) [below]

 

3) Palm mute exercises using power chord of your choice (slide is below)

 

4) "My Hero" by Foo Fighters -- pay attention to rhythm section (verse and chorus - E to C# and A to E).  You can find the tab here (make sure Rhythm Guitar 2 is selected).  You can also begin playing the verse melody, found under "Rhythm Guitar 1"


 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.8.18

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale -- play forward and backward at least 5 times through two octaves. Try messing around with melodies afterward if you're feeling motivated.  =)

 

2) Play through "Golden Slumbers" -- click here for tab.

Also, use this video.

 

3) "My Hero" by Foo Fighters -- pay attention to rhythm section (verse and chorus - E to C# and A to E).  You can find the tab here (make sure Rhythm Guitar 2 is selected)


 

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.1.18

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale -- play forward and backward at least 5 times through two octaves. Try messing around with melodies afterward if you're feeling motivated.  =)

 

2) Play through "Golden Slumbers" -- click here for tab.

Also, use this video.

 

3) "My Hero" by Foo Fighters -- pay attention to octave portion for this week.  You can find the tab here (make sure Rhythm Guitar 1 is selected)


 

 

 

Major scale

Guitar Stuff for 10.25.18

 

1) Warm-up: Modified "Stairs" exercises up to at least the 9th/12th frets. Work in metronome once you're comfortable.

 

2) Play through "Golden Slumbers" -- click here for tab.

Also, use this video.


BONUS) "I Alone" by Live.  Make sure guitar is dropped to Eb standard, and pay attention to strumming/rhythm.

 

 

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.--

"I Alone" by Live

Verse:
G     D       C   (further strumming)    
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Pre-Chorus:
B ~   
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Chorus:
E(m)  B  G        E(m)  B  G
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


E(m)  B  G        A2
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

= root notes

Guitar Stuff for 10.11.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Stairs" exercises up to at least the 6th/9th frets. Work in metronome once you're comfortable.

 

2) "I Alone" by Live.  Make sure guitar is dropped to Eb standard, and pay attention to strumming/rhythm.

 

 

"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 10.6.18

 

1) Warm-up: Continue with five fret permutations: play each exercise at least five times.

2) "Amber" by 311.  Concentrate on landing the open chords (C, Am, Em, F, G) on rhythm before attempting at the tabs.

3) Drop tuned power chords: "I Alone"

 

 

PERMUTATIONS (5 frets)

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 75 BPM.  Try to do one five times with no mistakes before moving on or increasing speed.

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(7-8)
G-5-9-(7-8)-5-9-------5-9-(7-8)-5-9------
D---------------(7-8)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(8-7)
G-5-9-(8-7)-5-9-------5-9-(8-7)-5-9------
D---------------(8-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(7-8)
G-9-5-(7-8)-9-5-------9-5-(7-8)-9-5------
D---------------(7-8)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------(8-7)
G-9-5-(8-7)-9-5-------9-5-(8-7)-9-5------
D---------------(8-7)--------------------
A----------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------

"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

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

C 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

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

Guitar Stuff for 9.27.18

 

1) Warm-up: Five fret permutations

2) Play through "Glycerine" by Bush and/or "When I Come Around" by Green Day and implement the power chords power chords. I have the E and A string layouts on each slide to jog your memory.

3) "Amber" by 311.  Concentrate on landing the open chords (C, Am, Em, F, G) on rhythm before attempting at the tabs.

 

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

When I Come Around (Green Day)

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

Verse (repeats throughout song)

F#          C#            |      D#     B      

Chorus (2x)

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &     1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
G#                        |    B   

Guitar Stuff for 9.20.18

 

1) Warm-up: "Yankee Doodle" and permutations

2) Continue to play through "Lucky Man" by The Verve; play the video at 75% speed if necessary. I've put "Let Her Cry" on your slides as well if  you're feeling the Hootie.

3) Play through "Glycerine" by Bush and/or "When I Come Around" by Green Day and implement the power chords power chords. I have the E and A string layouts on each slide to jog your memory.

 

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

Yankee Doodle Dandy

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

"Lucky Man" by The Verve


G         D  Dsus2        Asus2  x 8

[Verse 1]
G         D  Dsus2        Asus2 
Happiness, more or less
                                               G
it's just a change in me, something in my liberty
    D Dsus2   Asus2
o-o-h  m-y m-y..

[Verse 2]
G         D Dsus2              Asus2
Happiness coming and going
                                                G
I watch you look at me, watch my fever grow, I know
    D Dsus2   Asus2
just where I am

[Bridge]

      Em
Well, how many corners do I have to turn
G
How many times do I have to learn 
D                            Asus2
All the love I have is in my mind.

[Chorus]

          G       D Dsus2 Asus2
But I'm A lucky m   -  a  -  n
          G       D Dsus2 Asus2
with fire in my h  -  a  -  nds 
(remainder follows the same pattern)

Dsus2

Asus2

"Let Her Cry" by Hootie and the Blowfish

G                      D

     She sits alone by a lamp post

     C                                           G

     Trying to find a thought that's escaped her mind

     G                               D

     She says there's the one I love the most

     C                   G

     his type's not far behind


     G             D

     She never lets me in     only tells me where she's been

     C                         G

     when she's had too much to drink

     G                                D

     I say that I don't care   I just run my hands through her dark hair

     C                                          G

     then I pray to God, "You gotta help me fly away"   (and just)



chorus:

             C              G

     let her cry    if the tears fall down like rain

             C             Em            D

     let her sing   If it eases all her pain

             C               G

     let her go     let her walk right out on me

                  D

     and if the sun comes up tomorrow,

                C             G

     let her be,   let her be


     G      D    C    G

G major

D majo r

C major

E minor

Guitar Stuff for 9.13.18


1) Warm-up: "Yankee Doodle"

2) Play through "Lucky Man" by The Verve; play the video at 75% speed if necessary. I've put "Let Her Cry" on your slides as well if  you're feeling the Hootie.

3) Get familiar with the power chord root notes on VETERAN I (Level 8) tab, then try playing through "Glycerine" by Bush or "When I Come Around" by Green Day. I have the E and A string layouts on the slides as well.


Guitar Stuff for 9.6.18


1) Warm-up: pedal exercise (below) -- use alternate picking and the provided metronome.  Do all six strings at least three times each practice session.

2) Play through "Lucky Man" by The Verve; play the video at 75% speed if necessary.

3) Get familiar with the power chord root notes on Pro III (Level 7) tab, then try the exercises as shown.


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!

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 8.23.18

 

1) Play through chromatic scale forward and backward at least five times.  Use a metronome set to 70 BPM and only increase when you're comfortable. Try using alternate picking on the final round.

2) Practice two string exercises -- set metronome at 70 BPM for the majority.

3) Use the C family (PRO I tab) to practice "Boston" by Augustana - one strum per chord is fine.

BONUS: Play through "Lucky Man" by The Verve

(all slides are below for your convenience!)

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

"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 8.16.18

 

1) Play through chromatic scale forward and backward at least five times.  Use a metronome set to 60 BPM and only increase when you're comfortable.

2) Practice two string exercises -- start with ones that have repeated notes or linear sequences.

3) Use the C family (PRO I tab) to practice "Boston" by Augustana - one strum per chord is fine.  Lower the playback speed to 75% if necessary.

(all slides are below for your convenience!)

Guitar Stuff for 8.9.18

 

1) Review Levels 1-4 and make sure you're familiar with everything in there.

2) Practice/warm up with two string exercises (slide below)

3) Use the C family (PRO I tab) to practice 8th note exercises, located below 8th note examples in the slides.

 

PLAYING NOTES ON TWO STRINGS

try these out on the B and little e strings.

repeat @ 60 BPM until you have it down.

Text

e|-1-2-3-4---------
B|---------1-2-3-4-

 

e|-----3-4-1-2-----
B|-1-2---------3-4-

 

e|---------1-1-4-4-
B|-1-1-4-4---------