Guitar Stuff for 3.18.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale portion -- practice the tab below at least ten times. You can also practice the "Where is Thumpkin?" song for extra work

 

2) Continue practicing chords for "Wagon Wheel" as shown below.

 

3) Begin playing through "Don't Tread on Me" as shown in the tab below

Major scale practice

e--------------------------------- 
B--------------------------------- 
G--------------------------------- 
D-----------2-4-5-5-4-2-----------
A-----2-3-5-------------5-3-2-----
E-3-5-------------------------5-3-

 

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

B---------|--------|---------|--------|

G---------|--------|---------|--------|

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

A-----4---|----4---|-4-5-7---|4-5-7---|

E-5-7---5-|5-7---5-|---------|--------|


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

B-----------------|-----------------|

G-----------------|-----------------|

D---4-------------|---4-------------|

A-7---7-5-4-------|-7---7-5-4-------|

E-------------5---|-------------5---|


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

B---------|--------|

G---------|--------|

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

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

E-5-0-5---|5-0-5---|

Are You Sleeping?

(or “Where is Thumpkin?”)

 

Use the major scale to navigate through the tab.  Think of each note as a “rung” of a ladder, going up and down the pattern.

 

 

 

Wagon Wheel

Darius Rucker

capo 2

Verse and chorus progression:

G         | D          | Em         | C
   

G         | D          | C          | C        

Don't Tread On Me

Earl Dibbles Jr.

Pre-chorus -- starts at 1:17

e----------|------------|------------|------------|
B----------|------------|------------|------------|
G----------|------------|------------|------------|
D----------|------------|------------|------------|
A------3-3-|--------3-3-|--------3-3-|------------|
E-1--------|-5-5--------|-3-3--------|-3-3----3-3-| x2

Guitar Stuff for 3.11.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale portion -- practice the tab below at least ten times. You can also practice the "Where is Thumpkin?" song for extra work

 

2) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know".  Practice strumming 16th notes (down/up/down/up) with a metronome at 120 BPM and increasing when comfortable as shown in class.
 

3) Begin practicing chords for "Wagon Wheel" as shown below.

Guitar Stuff for 3.4.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale portion -- practice the tab below at least ten times. You can also practice the "Where is Thumpkin?" song for extra work

 

2) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know".  Practice strumming 16th notes (down/up/down/up) with a metronome at 120 BPM and increasing when comfortable as shown in class.
 

3) Begin practicing chords for "Wagon Wheel" as shown below.

Guitar Stuff for 2.19.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale portion -- practice the tab below at least ten times

 

2) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know".  Practice strumming 16th notes (down/up/down/up) with a metronome at 120 BPM and increasing when comfortable as shown in class.
 

3) Begin practicing chords for "Wagon Wheel" as shown below.

the "easy E's"

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

POWER CHORDS

What I Know

Parachute
capo 2

Guitar Stuff for 2.12.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale portion -- practice the tab below at least ten times

 

2) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know".  Practice strumming 16th notes (down/up/down/up) with a metronome at 60 BPM and increasing when comfortable! You can also practice "strumming" on your own w/o a guitar.

 

3) Begin practicing chords for "House of Gold" as shown below.

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 |

F minor

E7

Guitar Stuff for 2.5.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale portion -- practice the tab below at least ten times

 

2) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know".  Practice strumming 16th notes (down/up/down/up) with a metronome at 60 BPM and increasing when comfortable!

Guitar Stuff for 1.29.20

 

1) Warm-up: Pedaling w/metronome

 

2) Chord practice: "All I Have"

 

3) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know".  Practice strumming 16th notes (down/up/down/up) with a metronome at 60 BPM and increasing when comfortable!

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

"Pedal" exercise

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

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

 Chord Practice

"All I Have" by The Rocket Summer
(chorus only)

    F      C      G      Am
And all I have is all of me
         F        C      G    
And it's all that I can give
Am                   F
I'm disappointed in hearts
      C         G          Am
With you our hearts will spill
         F            C            G
Over in you, over in me, over in this

choruses are at 0:59, 1:47, 2:35 (instrumental), repeat until end

Guitar Stuff for 1.22.20

 

1) Warm-up: Pedaling w/metronome

 

2) Chord practice: "All I Have"

 

3) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know"

Guitar Stuff for 1.15.20

 

1) Warm-up: Pedaling w/metronome

 

2) Chord practice: "All I Have"

 

3) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know"

Guitar Stuff for 1.8.20

 

1) Warm-up: Arpeggio exercises

 

2) "TV Chords" - keep it going =)

 

3) Review power chords (Level 8) and try playing them in "What I Know"

Major and minor arpeggio patterns

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

"TV Chords"

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

C

C

C

C

Am

G

Am

G

C

Dm

C

Dm

F

F

F

F

PATTERN 1

PATTERN 2

Guitar Stuff for 12.4.19

 

1) Warm-up: Arpeggio exercises

 

2) "TV Chords -- do this before practicing your Christmas song!

 

3) Our Christmas song: This Kind of Christmas by Granger Smith - chords are changed, so check it out! Also, try the "TV chord" technique with the  A G F Em Dm progression.

This Kind of Christmas

Granger Smith

Capo on 2nd fret
Verse 
| C    F    | (8x)
  / /  /
"one, a, three...."
then
Em                               F
   That's the thing about the holidays
Am                  G           F   G
All the simple things mean the most

(Chorus)
             F 
Like coming home on Christmas Eve, Chevy headlights guiding me like a 
C
North star, showing me the way
                   F
The smell of pine trees and apple spice, the whole family's home tonight
Am                   G                F      Em
Sitting round the fire humming holiday songs
           Dm                 F                        C(back to verse)
I'm gonna miss this kind of Christmas when it's gone

Dm

Guitar Stuff for 11.21.19

 

1) Warm-up: Permutation exercises

 

2) "TV Chords -- do this before practicing your Christmas song!

 

3) Our Christmas song: This Kind of Christmas by Granger Smith - chords are changed, so check it out! Also, try the "TV chord" technique with the  A G F Em Dm progression.

Guitar Stuff for 11.14.19

 

1) Warm-up: Permutation exercises

 

2) "TV Chords -- do this before practicing your Christmas song!

 

3) Our Christmas song: This Kind of Christmas by Granger Smith - chords are changed, so check it out!

PERMUTATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 10.30.19

 

1) Warm-up: Permutation exercises

 

2) Our Christmas song: This Kind of Christmas by Granger Smith

 

3) Try root notes for "Don't Stop Believin'"

Don't Stop Believin' Notes

try playing the root notes below along with the song!

 | E | B | C# | A |
 | E | B | G# | A |

Guitar Stuff for 10.23.19

password: sierra

Guitar Stuff for 10.16.19

 

1) Warm-up: Permutation exercises

 

2) Arpeggio/picking pattern: "Getting Into You" -- tab is below

3
 Our Christmas song: This Kind of Christmas by Granger Smith

Getting Into You

Relient K

(intro only)

E

E/F#

E/A

F# note

E major

E/F#

1

3

2

1

3

E/A

(open A string)

(open E string)

Guitar Stuff for 10.2.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing the stairs exercise below

 

2) Arpeggio/picking pattern: "Getting Into You" -- tab is below

3) Begin practicing chords for "Stay" by FGL

 

* Our Christmas song: This Kind of Christmas by Granger Smith

"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.-

Stay

Florida Georgia Line
capo 1

F            G                    Am
I'd sell my soul just to see your face
F                G                     Am
And I' break my bones just to heal your pain
F         G                     Am
In these times I need a saving grace
F                               G
But time is running out and I'm starting to lose my faith

[Chorus]
         F                     C                       G
But if I told you I loved you would it make you wanna stay
     Am     G      F                   C               G
I'm sorry for the way I hurt you and making you walk away
         F                          C                   G
And if I wrote you a love song and sang it to you everyday
         Am         G       F               C                  G
Would it ever be enough to make you wanna come back home and stay
          F              C         G
Would it make you, make you wanna stay 


2nd verse, chorus are identical

Guitar Stuff for 9.25.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice the stairs exercise below

 

2) Arpeggio/picking pattern: "Getting Into You" -- tab is below

3) Begin practicing chords for "Stay" by FGL

 

* Please pick three ideas for Christmas songs!

Guitar Stuff for 9.11.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice the chromatic scale using alternate & economy picking.

 

2) 16th note practice: "Riptide" by Vance Joy.  See tab below.

 

3) Arpeggio/picking pattern: "Getting Into You" -- tab is 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

Vance Joy - Riptide

(practical 16th note progression)

Am    G    |C 
*capo 1 required to play appropriately
here are a couple of other patterns to practice various chords on  =)

Guitar Stuff for 5.3.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice the chromatic scale using alternate & economy picking.

 

2) Start practicing chords for "Play It Again" -- for the link to the chords we used in class, click here

Guitar Stuff for 3.29.19

 

1) Warm-up: Practice the chromatic scale using alternate & economy picking.

 

2) Start practicing chords for "Play It Again" -- for the link to the chords we used in class, click here

Guitar Stuff for 3.15.19

 

1) Warm-up: Alternating strings pattern (below); take your time through these, and venture up to at least the third fret

 

2) Review G family (Level 6);  practice chords for "Let Her Cry" (below)

 

 

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.--

"Let Her Cry"

Hootie and the Blowfish

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 3.1.19

 

1) Warm-up: Alternating strings pattern (below); take your time through these, and venture up to at least the third fret

 

2) Review G family (Level 6);  practice chords for "Let Her Cry" (below)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing pedal exercise (tab below). Do it at least three times each practice session using alternate picking (up/down).

 

2) Review G family (Level 6);  practice chords for "Let Her Cry" (below)

 

3) REQUIRED LISTENING: check out the songs we haven't listened to yet!

 

 

e-5-6-5-7|-5-8-5-7|-5-6-5--|--------|--------|--------|
B--------|--------|--------|-5-6-5-7|-5-8-5-7|-5-6-5--| and so on. =)
G--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

"Pedal" exercise

play the pattern shown below on each string, starting at the 5th fret.  Keep your #1 finger on the fret you begin on!

REQUIRED LISTENING:

"Up and Up" by Relient K

"Sleep Walk" by Santo and Johnny

"Let Her Cry" by Hootie and the Blowfish

"Holding On To You" by Twenty One Pilots

"Riptide" by Vance Joy

"Sippin' on Fire" by FGL

"Golden Slumbers" by The Beatles

"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 2.1.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise (tab below). Do it at least three times each practice session; this time, try using alternate picking (up/down).

 

2) Review G family (Level 6); try playing chords for "Let Her Cry" (below)

 

3) REQUIRED LISTENING: see below!

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.18.19

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise (tab below). Do it at least three times each practice session.

 

2) Review G family (Level 6); try playing chords for "Let Her Cry" (below)

 

3) REQUIRED LISTENING: see below!

 

 

Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise (tab below). Do it at least three times each practice session.

 

2) Chords 'n rhythm -- play rhythm lines once through with each chord.

 

3) REQUIRED LISTENING: see below!

 

 

C major

G major

A minor

F major

Guitar Stuff for 12.7.18

 

(practice 20+ minutes 3 x this week!)

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise (tab below)

 

2) "Silent Night" - quarter notes added for you =)

 

3) Try chromatic scale (below)

 

 

"Silent Night"


C                         G      G7    C          
Silent night! Holy night! All is calm all is bright 




F                C                F              C
Round yon virgin mother and child Holy infant so tender and mild 




G                 C                   G7       C
Sleep in heavenly pea - ce! Sleep in heavenly peace!


G7

C major

G major

F major

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 11.30.18


(practice 20+ minutes 3 x this week!)

1) Warm-up: Pedal exercise (tab below)

2) C family chords:  Try "pairing" lines with one chord each. For example, play C for line 1, then switch to Am for line 2.

3) "Silent Night" - quarter notes added for you =)

BONUS) G family: do the same rhythm exercises w/new group of chords on Level 6 


Guitar Stuff for 11.23.18

 

(practice 20+ minutes 3 x this week!)

1) Warm-up: Highlighted two-string exercises (below) -- do each one five times.

2) C family chords:  Try "pairing" lines with one chord each. For example, play C for line 1, then switch to Am for line 2.

3) "Silent Night" - quarter notes added for you =)

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.2.18

 

(same as week prior -- practice 20+ minutes 3 x this week!)

1) Warm-up: Highlighted two-string exercises (below) -- do each one five times.

2) C family chords: play each chord with all seven rhythm lines

3) "Silent Night"

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.19.18

 

1) Warm-up: Highlighted two-string exercises (below) -- do each one five times.

2) C family chords: play each chord with all seven rhythm lines

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.12.18

 

1) Warm-up: Two string exercises on SEMI-PRO III tab (third slide).  Use "spider" technique and play each exercise five times back to back.

2) Continue w/ABCs using 1st and 3rd fingers.  Play at least three times each practice.

2) E and A major chords: play each chord with all seven rhythm lines, then try alternating the E and A chords for each line.

 

 

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 9.28.18

 

1) Warm-up: ABCs -- use #1 and #3 fingers to play fretted notes as demonstrated in class. Play at least three times.

2) Tune all six strings each practice as needed -- use string names on SEMI-PRO I tab to help you.

3) E and A major chords: play each chord with all seven rhythm lines, then try alternating the E and A chords for each line.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.14.18

 

1) Warm-up: Play through the colored exercises at the end of ROOKIE (Level 1) tab. Don't go too fast -- just concentrate on making clean notes.

2) Tune at least one string each practice -- use string names on SEMI-PRO I tab to help you.

3) Play through ABCs three times (on slide below this one)