Guitar Stuff for 3.17.20

1) Warm-up: Play through the chromatic scale/musical alphabet shown below! Play at least three times forward and backward. Try different combinations (even and odd number frets) for further practice!

 

2) Practice the tab below for "Lean on Me" at least five times.

 

3) Try the arpeggio exercise at least five times.

 

THE CHROMATIC SCALE

you can play through the musical alphabet twice (two OCTAVES) using the first five frets. play the tab below using a metronome.

1

2

3

4

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

 

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

 

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

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!

Guitar Stuff for 3.17.20

1) Warm-up: Play through the chromatic scale/musical alphabet shown below! Play at least three times forward and backward. Try different combinations (even and odd number frets) for further practice!

 

2) Practice the tab below for "Lean on Me" at least five times.

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.10.20

1) Warm-up: Play through the chromatic scale/musical alphabet shown below! Play at least three times forward and backward.

 

2) Practice all chords for "Lean on Me" at least five times. Practice the tab on the chorus as well.

 

BONUS) Practice chords for "Rude" by Magic!

 

 

"Rude" by Magic!

x

x

x

x

x

x

F major

C major

(chorus)
              G            C
Why you gotta be so rude?
                    Am         F
Don't you know I'm human too?
              G            C
why you gotta be so rude?
           Am
I'm gonna marry her anyway
F
marry that girl
G
marry her anyway
C
marry that girl
      Am
yeah, no matter what you say
F
marry that girl
    G                  C
and we'll be a family
              Am    F  G   C    Am            
Why you gotta be so rude
F         G                    Am      Am                   F
Saturday morning jumped out of bed and put on my best suit
          G                    Am   Am                      F
Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you
                G                      C
Knocked on your door with heart in my hand
   Am                   F
To ask you a question   
                    G                      C       Am             
'Cause I know that you're an old-fashioned man

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

G major

A minor

x

x

x

x

x

x

same as F major!

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

  C          F            C          Em      G 

Verse

C           F            C               G      C   

Chorus

E minor

chords 

Guitar Stuff for 3.3.20

1) Warm-up: Play the updated "pedal" tab below! Make sure to keep your #1 finger down as you play the notes.

 

2) Practice all chords for "Lean on Me" at least five times. Practice the tab on the chorus as well.

 

BONUS) Practice chords for "Rude" by Magic!

 

 

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

Guitar Stuff for 2.25.20

1) Warm-up: Play the "pedal" tab below! Make sure to keep your #1 finger down as you play the notes.

 

2) Practice all chords for "Lean on Me" at least five times. Practice the tab on the chorus as well.

 

BONUS) Practice chords for "Rude" by Magic!

 

 

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--|

Guitar Stuff for 2.18.20

1) Warm-up: Play the "pedal" tab below! Make sure to keep your #1 finger down as you play the notes.

 

2) Practice all chords for "Lean on Me" at least five times. You're welcome to practice the tab on the chorus as well.

 

BONUS) Practice chords for "Rude" by Magic!

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.4.20

1) Warm-up: Play the "pedal" tab below! Make sure to keep your #1 finger down as you play the notes.

 

2) Start practicing chords for "Rude" by Magic!  I have the progression and song/video below. You're welcome to practice the chords in order (F, G, C, Am) while watching something else.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.28.20

1) Warm-up: Play the "pedal" tab below!

 

2) Use the half-chords below to play the 8th note exercises!

 

3) Start practicing chords for "Rude" by Magic!  I have the progression and song/video below.

 

 

8th notes with chords

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

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

C major

F major

x

x

x

x

x

x

practice each rhythm line below with each chord

only strum the bottom 3 strings! (G, B, e)

Guitar Stuff for 1.14.20

1) Warm-up: Play the "pedal" tab below!

 

2) Use the half-chords below to play the 8th note exercises!

 

3) Start practicing chords for "Rude" by Magic!  I have the progression and song/video below.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.7.20

1) Warm-up: Play the "pedal" tab below!

 

2) Use the half-chords below to play the 8th note exercises!

 

3) Start practicing chords for "Rude" by Magic!  I have the progression and song/video below.

 

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.19.19

1) Warm-up: Use the half-chords below to play the 8th note exercises!

 

2) Continue practicing "12 Days of Christmas"!

 

12 Days of Christmas

e-------------------|---0-1---0---1-|
B--------1-1-1--0-1-|-3-----3-------|
G-0-0-0-------------|---------------|
D-------------------|---------------|
A-------------------|---------------|
E-------------------|---------------|
e-3--5-1-0-----|--------
B----------1-3-|-1------
G--------------|--------
D--------------|--------
A--------------|--------
E--------------|--------
e--3----0-1--0-1| (go to orange)
B-----3---------|
G---------------|
D---------------|
A---------------|
E---------------|
e-------------------|---0-1---0-----|
B--------1-1-1--0-1-|-3-----3-------|
G-0-0-0-------------|---------------|
D-------------------|---------------|
A-------------------|---------------|
E-------------------|---------------|
e-------------------|---0-1---0-----|
B--------1-1-1--0-1-|-3-----3-------|
G-0-0-0-------------|---------------|
D-------------------|---------------|
A-------------------|---------------|
E-------------------|---------------|
e--3----0-1--|
B-----3------|
G------------|
D------------|
A------------|
E------------|
(repeat)
---0-1-|(go to orange)
-------|
-------|
-------|
-------|
-------|

1st

2nd

3rd, 4th

Guitar Stuff for 11.12.19

1) Warm-up: Use the half-chords below to play the 8th note exercises!

 

2) Continue practicing "12 Days of Christmas"!

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.29.19

1) Warm-up: Use the half-chords below to play the 8th note exercises!

 

2) Continue practicing "12 Days of Christmas"!

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.22.19

1) Warm-up: Using the "spider" technique, play the tabs below; play each pattern twice!

 

2) Start practicing "12 Days of Christmas"!

 

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

"Spider" tab

play the following tabs at least twice!

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

Make sure to use the "spider" technique -- keep the 1st finger on when you use the 3rd finger, and then keep your 3rd finger on when  you switch back to the first.  Don't "jump" or "fall" -- walk across the notes and strings!

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

Guitar Stuff for 10.15.19

1) Warm-up: Using the "spider" technique, play the tabs below; play each pattern twice!

2) Play through E and A major chords along with the song we've written! Use the rhythm shown to play the chords.

3) Start practicing "12 Days of Christmas"!

 

McDonald's Song

E
Tired of the apples
A
Really want something new
E
My tummy says I'm hungry
A
What am I to do?
E
I get up to the speaker
A
The person says "Hello!"
E
Before he even asks me
A                E
I say, "I want tacos!"
  

E major

3

A major

1

2

2

1

3

|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|

Guitar Stuff for 10.8.19

1) Warm-up: Using the "spider" technique, play the tabs below; play each pattern twice!

2) Play through E and A major chords along with the song we've written! Use the rhythm shown to play the chords.

3) Start practicing "12 Days of Christmas"!

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.1.19

1) Warm-up: Using the "spider" technique, play the tab below.

2) Play through E and A major chords along with the song we've written! Use the rhythm shown to play the chords.

3) Find three Christmas songs you might want to learn!

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.24.19

1) Warm-up: Using the "spider" technique, play the tab below.

2) Play through E and A major chords along with the song we've written! Use the rhythm shown to play the chords.

3) Find three Christmas songs you might want to learn!

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.17.19

1) Play through Jingle Bells (check slide below). Use the rhythm notation to help you out.

 

2) Play through E and A major chords along with the song we've written! Use the rhythm shown to play the chords.

 

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



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


Jingle Bells

Guitar Stuff for 9.10.19

1) Play through Old McDonald (check slide below). Use the rhythm notation to help you out.

 

2) Play through E and A major chords along with the song we've written!

 

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



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




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



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

Old McDonald

Guitar Stuff for 9.4.19

(continue with previous practice set!)

1) Play through Old McDonald (check slide below). Use the rhythm notation to help you out.

2) Play the rhythm exercises with the E and A chords we learned in class.
BONUS) Use a metronome on either of these set at 60 BPM

 

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

Strum through the exercises with the provided chord, counting to four for each measure and only strumming when a note is above the number.

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
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

E major

E major

x

x

x

1

A major

1

2

x

x

x

Guitar Stuff for 8.27.19

 

1) Play through Old McDonald (check slide below). Use the rhythm notation to help you out.

2) Play the rhythm exercises with the E and A chords we learned in class.
BONUS) Use a metronome on either of these set at 60 BPM

 

Guitar Stuff for 8.20.19


1) Warm-up: Continue with pedal exercise (see below)

2) Play through Old McDonald (check slide below). Use the rhythm to help you out.

3) Play the rhythm exercises with the E chord we learned in class.


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

"Pedal" exercise

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

Guitar Stuff for 8.13.19

 

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

2) Review string names (SEMI-PRO I), and try tuning one string each practice.

3) Play through ABCs (check slide below). See if you can play with two fingers instead of one!

 

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 8.6.19


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

2) Review string names (SEMI-PRO I), and try tuning one string each practice.

3) Play through ABCs (check slide below)


Guitar Stuff for 7.30.19


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

2) Review string names (SEMI-PRO I), and try tuning one string each practice.

BONUS) Play through ABCs (check slide below)


Guitar Stuff for 7.16.19

 

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

2) Review ROOKIE Level 1 info and memorize the guitar parts.