Guitar Stuff for 5.6.20

 

1) Warm-up: Pentatonic scale practice

 

2) Continue practicing "Therapy" by Relient K

 

Pentatonic intervals

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

Try in reverse as well!

FINGERSTYLE

the no-pick method

FINGERPICKING ZONES

1 = pointer

2 = middle

3 = ring

Instead of using your pick, try using your fingers to pluck the strings.

Therapy

Relient K

Intro/verse

Fsus2
Am7
Am
G
G
Fsus2
Am7

Use "fingerstyle" technique (without pick) to help you play!

FINGERPICKING ZONES

1 = pointer

2 = middle

3 = ring

Guitar Stuff for 7.1.20

 

1) Warm-up: Pentatonic scale practice

 

2) Barre Chord review Bm and E major barre chord

 

3) "Reptilia" tutorial and chord rhythm

 

4) Diving into bends 

 

Bonus: "Smells like teen spirit" 

 

Pentatonic intervals

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

Try in reverse as well!

Barre Chord Practice 

Text

B minor Bar Chord 

Reptilia Tab and Chords  

 

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

The Almighty Bends!!

Depending on a bend you can bend the pitch of a note half step or full step

Smells Like Teen Spirit

e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|
D|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|
E|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|
 
e|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|----------------3-3-0-|----------------6-6-6-|
D|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-3-3-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-6-6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|-3--3-3-x-x-x-x-1-1-0-|-6--6-6-x-x-x-x-4-4-4-|
E|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|-1--1-1-x-x-x-x-------|-4--4-4-x-x-x-x-------|
 

Guitar Stuff for 6.17.20

 

1) Warm-up: Suspended chord practice -- see below.  Practice at least five times before anything else.

 

2) Begin "Therapy" by Relient K

 

Suspended chord practice

Csus

Csus2

Fsus

Fsus2

C

Csus

C

Csus2

Fsus2

F

Fsus

F

Guitar Stuff for 5.6.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 practice - "Yankee Doodle"  Play this at least three times.

 

2) Recital song: "Dr. Wily Theme" from Mega Man 2

 

BONUS) Continue "House of Gold" using the chords shown below (with a pick ;-) ).

 

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

Dr Wily Theme

Mega Man 2

Main melody

Part 1

Part 2

more below

Dr Wily Theme

Mega Man 2

Part 3

Part 1 (again)

Part 4 (last)

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 |

E7

Fm

Guitar Stuff for 4.29.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 practice - "Yankee Doodle"  Play this at least three times.

 

2) "Mr. Jones" -- see chords below.  Play slowly to get the chords right, then speed up as you feel more confident with it.

 

3) Continue "House of Gold" using the chords shown below.

 

Mr. Jones

Counting Crows

Verse progression:

Am     F|     Dm|      G |       |
/ / // /| / // /| / // / | / ////|
Am     F|      G|        |          |
/ / // /| / // /| / // / | // / ////|
 

Chorus progression:

C      F|      G|        |          |
/ / // /| / // /| / // / | // / ////|
 

(repeat several times)

(repeat several times)

Guitar Stuff for 4.22.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 practice - "Yankee Doodle"  Play this at least three times.

 

2) "Mr. Jones" -- see chords below.  Play slowly to get the chords right, then speed up as you feel more confident with it.

 

3) Begin "House of Gold" using the chords shown below.

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.15.20

 

1) Warm-up: Major scale pattern 2 practice - "Yankee Doodle"  Play this at least three times.

 

2) "Mr. Jones" -- see chords below.  Play slowly to get the chords right, then speed up as you feel more confident with it.

 

3) Begin "House of Gold" using the chords shown below.

 

Guitar Stuff for 4.8.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Keep practicing Tetris! Pay close attention to the tab as shown, and slow down if you have to. Your goal isn't to go fast, but to play each note accurately.

 

2) Major scale pattern 2 practice: "Yankee Doodle"  Play this at least three times.

 

3) "Mr. Jones" -- see chords below.  Play slowly to get the chords right, then speed up as you feel more confident with it.

 

Minor Scale practice

Tetris music (pattern starting on E string instead)

Guitar Stuff for 3.25.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Keep practicing Tetris! Pay close attention to the tab as shown, and slow down if you have to. Your goal isn't to go fast, but to play each note accurately.

 

2) Begin playing through power chords for "When I Come Around"

 

3) Major scale pattern 2: "Yankee Doodle"

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.25.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Keep practicing Tetris! Pay close attention to the tab as shown, and slow down if you have to. Your goal isn't to go fast, but to play each note accurately.

 

2) Begin playing through power chords for "When I Come Around"

 

3) Major scale pattern 2: "Yankee Doodle"

 

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 3.18.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Keep practicing Tetris! Pay close attention to the tab as shown, and slow down if you have to. Your goal isn't to go fast, but to play each note accurately.

 

2) Begin playing through power chords for "When I Come Around"

 

3) Major scale pattern 2: "Yankee Doodle"

 

Guitar Stuff for 3.11.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale practice -- play through provided pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice

 

2) Begin playing through power chords for "When I Come Around"

 

BONUS) Work on Tetris -- try playing through it slowly to listen for "bad" notes.

 

Major Scale

try out this interval pattern:

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

Play this at least ten times, and try it out in reverse!

Guitar Stuff for 3.4.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale practice -- play through provided pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice

 

2) Conitinue playing through chords in "Golden Slumbers" (see below).  Play this at least five times each practice.

 

Golden Slumbers

The Beatles

Am7                                        Dm
Once, there was a way          to get back homeward
G7                                         C
Once, there was a way          to get back home
E7               Am           Dm7
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                      C
 And I will sing a lullaby


[Chorus]

C          Fadd9                 C
Gold  - en slumbers fill your eyes
C       Fadd9                C
Smiles awake you when you rise
E               Am           Dm7
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                     C
And I will sing a lullaby


Am7

Dm7

G7

Dm

Fadd9

E7

Guitar Stuff for 2.26.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Minor scale -- play through pattern forward and backward at least 5x each practice, then try the accompanying Tetris theme! Add "tremolo" technique to the lower half of the tab.

 

2) Conitinue playing through chords in "Golden Slumbers" (see below).  Play this at least five times each practice.

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.19.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Minor scale -- play through pattern forward and backward at least 5x each practice, then try the accompanying Tetris theme!

 

2) Begin playing through chords in "Golden Slumbers" (see below)

 

Guitar Stuff for 2.12.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Minor scale -- play through pattern forward and backward at least 5x each practice, then try the accompanying Tetris theme!

 

2) Practice all the parts for "Singing In My Sleep".

 

3) Begin playing through chords in "Golden Slumbers" (see below)

 

Singing In My Sleep
Semisonic

VERSE
(ALL POWER CHORDS w/8th note strumming)

E (7th fret) | E | B | B | C#m | C#m | A | A | (repeat as needed)

PRE-CHORUS
(more power chords, but on the E string)

A-B B | A-B B | B-A A | A | 
(slide A to B)     (strum it out)



CHORUS
(ALL POWER CHORDS w/8th note strumming)

E (standard) | B | F#m | A | E | B | F#m | A | (repeat as needed)

"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 these patterns at least ten times.  You're welcome to do this while watching TV! :)

G7

G7

D7

D7

C

C

G

G

E7

D7

E7

D7

A7

G

G

A7

PATTERN 1

PATTERN 2

1

1

2

2

Guitar Stuff for 2.5.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice.

 

2) Practice all the parts for "Singing In My Sleep".

 

3) Begin practicing 7th chords using the "TV chords" method (see below)

 

You Are My Sunshine

e---------|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------|
B---------|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------|
G---------|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------|
D---------|---------------|---------------|----7---7------|------------|
A---------|-7-7----7----7-|-------------7-|-8--------10-8-|-7--------7-|
​E--8-8-10-|----------10---|-8--8---8-10---|---------------|-----8-10---|
e---------------|--------------|---------------|----|
B---------------|--------------|---------------|----|
G---------------|--------------|---------------|----|
D----7---7------|--------------|---------------|----|
A-8--------10-8-|-7------------|-7---8-------7-|----|
​E---------------|-----8---8-10-|-------10-10---|-8~-|

Guitar Stuff for 1.29.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through the first eight notes of the pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice. Try the pattern shown along with "You Are My Sunshine" for extra practice!

 

2) Practice all the parts for "Singing In My Sleep".

 

3) Begin practicing 7th chords using the "TV chords" method (see below)

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.22.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through the first eight notes of the pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice. Try the pattern shown along with "You Are My Sunshine" for extra practice!

 

2) Practice all the parts for "Singing In My Sleep".

 

3) Begin practicing 7th chords using the "TV chords" method (see below)

 

Guitar Stuff for 1.15.20

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through the first eight notes of the pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice. Try the pattern shown along with "You Are My Sunshine" for extra practice!

 

2) Practice all the parts for "Singing In My Sleep".

 

Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through the first eight notes of the pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice. Try the pattern shown in the video along with "You Are My Sunshine" for extra practice!

 

2) Practice all the parts for "Singing In My Sleep" as shown in the video. (there's also a bridge not demonstrated in the video, but we'll get to that next time!)

 

Guitar Stuff for 12.4.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through the first eight notes of the pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice. Try "Are You Sleeping" for extra practice!

 

2) Continue playing through "O Come All Ye Faithful" as shown below.  I've added the 2nd tab whereas everything is +2 frets.

 

BONUS) Continue practicing power chords for "Singing In My Sleep"

 

O Come All Ye Faithful

e-0----0-2-----|-4-2-4-5-4---2-0-|
B----0------0--|-----------------|
G--------------|-----------------|
D--------------|-----------------|
A--------------|-----------------|
E--------------|-----------------|
e-7--5-4-5--4--|-2-4-0-2--------0-|
B--------------|---------4--2-0---|
G--------------|------------------|
D--------------|------------------|
A--------------|------------------|
E--------------|------------------|
e-5-4-2-0---0-2-5-|-4--2---0-0----|
B---------4-------|---------------|
G-----------------|---------------|
D-----------------|---------------|
A-----------------|---------------|
E-----------------|---------------|
-0--------0-2-4-|--------------|
----4-2-4-------|-4--2--0-0----|
----------------|--------------|
----------------|--------------|
----------------|--------------|
----------------|--------------|
-0---0-2-0------4-|-4-2-4-5-4--2--4-|
---4--------0-----|-----------------|
------------------|-----------------|
------------------|-----------------|
------------------|-----------------|
------------------|-----------------|

O Come All Ye Faithful

+2

e-2----2-4-----|-6-4-6-7-6---4-2-|
B----2------2--|-----------------|
G--------------|-----------------|
D--------------|-----------------|
A--------------|-----------------|
E--------------|-----------------|
e-9--7-6-7--6--|-4-6-2-4--------2-|
B--------------|---------6--4-2---|
G--------------|------------------|
D--------------|------------------|
A--------------|------------------|
E--------------|------------------|
e-7-6-4-2---2-4-7-|-6--4---2-2----|
B---------6-------|---------------|
G-----------------|---------------|
D-----------------|---------------|
A-----------------|---------------|
E-----------------|---------------|
-2--------2-4-6-|--------------|
----6-4-6-------|-6--4--2-2----|
----------------|--------------|
----------------|--------------|
----------------|--------------|
----------------|--------------|
-2---2-4-2------6-|-6-4-6-7-6--4--6-|
---6--------2-----|-----------------|
------------------|-----------------|
------------------|-----------------|
------------------|-----------------|
------------------|-----------------|

the "easy E's"

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

POWER CHORDS

Guitar Stuff for 11.20.19


1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through the first eight notes of the pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice. Try "Are You Sleeping" for extra practice!


2) Continue playing through "O Come All Ye Faithful" as shown below.  I've added the 2nd tab whereas everything is +2 frets.


BONUS) Continue practicing power chords for "Glycerine", and "Singing In My Sleep"


POWER CHORDS

Power chord on E string

Power chord on A string

Glycerine (Bush)

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

Verse/Chorus (repeats throughout song)

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

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

Chorus tag

Bridge

Guitar Stuff for 11.13.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through the first eight notes of the pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice. Try "Are You Sleeping" for extra practice!

 

2) Continue playing through "O Come All Ye Faithful" as shown below.  I've added the 2nd tab whereas everything is +2 frets.

 

BONUS) Try power chords for "Glycerine", and listen to "Singing In My Sleep"

 

Guitar Stuff for 11.6.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Major scale -- play through the first eight notes of the pattern forward and backward at least 10x each practice

 

2) Continue playing through "O Come All Ye Faithful" as shown below

 

3) Try power chords for "Glycerine"

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.30.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Modified "Stairs" exercise -- move through each note SLOWLY

 

2) Begin playing through "O Come All Ye Faithful" as shown below

 

3) Try power chords for "Glycerine"

 

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 10.23.19

password: gabriel

Guitar Stuff for 10.16.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Modified "Stairs" exercise -- move through each note SLOWLY

 

2) Modified version of "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see below.  Use new versions of C and D chords we did in class!

 

3) Begin playing through "O Come All Ye Faithful" as shown below

 

Everything You Ever Wanted

Hawk Nelson

Modified for capo on 5th fret

Opening chords:
G         E(m)      C         D
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / 

VERSE chords (palm muted)
G         C        A(m)       D
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / 

Pre-chorus:
Bm        Cadd5     Bm        Cadd5 Dadd5
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | /  /  /  /

Chorus/Intro:
G         Em        C         D   
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / 

Bridge chords:
Em        G         C               D
/ / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / 
 
song map (updated!):
intro x 1
verse x 2
prechorus
chorus x 2
bridge x 2
chorus until end

C add 5

D add 5

WHAT YOU'LL BE PLAYING
password for both videos: "gabriel"
WHAT I'LL BE PLAYING

Guitar Stuff for 10.9.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Modified "Stairs" exercise

 

2) Modified version of "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see below.  Use new versions of C and D chords we did in class!

 

3) Begin playing through "O Come All Ye Faithful" as shown below

 

Guitar Stuff for 10.2.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Modified "Stairs" exercise

 

2) Modified version of "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see below.  Use new versions of C and D chords we did in class!

 

3) Begin playing through "O Come All Ye Faithful" as shown below

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.25.19

 

1) Warm-up:  "Stairs" exercise

 

BONUS) Continue playing through "'Til I Hear It From You" -- check slide below!

 

2) Modified version of "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see below.  Use new versions of C and D chords we did in class!

 

3) Please select three Christmas songs to choose from for next week!

 

e---------|---------|-------8-|---------|---------|-------7-|
B---------|-------8-|-----7---|---------|-------7-|-----6---|
G-------8-|-----7---|---6-----|-------7-|-----6---|---5-----|
D-----7---|---6-----|-5-------|-----6---|---5-----|-4-------|
A---6-----|-5-------|---------|---5-----|-4-------|---------|
E-5-------|---------|---------|-4-------|---------|---------|

"Stairs" exercise

do this pattern all the way to the 1st through 4th frets!

B minor (Bm)

'Til I Hear It From You

Gin Blossoms

4

3

2

1

Besides the G chord and the last line , the rhythm/strum is the same:

Guitar Stuff for 9.18.19

 

1) Warm-up:  "Stairs" exercise

 

BONUS) Continue playing through "'Til I Hear It From You" -- check slide below!

 

2) Modified version of "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see below.  Use new versions of C and D chords we did in class!

 

Guitar Stuff for 9.11.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Chromatic scale x 10 forward and backward each practice session.

 

2) Continue playing through "'Til I Hear It From You" -- check slide below!

 

3) Modified version of "Everything You Ever Wanted" -- see 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 9.4.19

password: gabriel

Guitar Stuff for 9.4.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Continue practicing 5 fret permutations (below)

 

2) Continue playing through "'Til I Hear It From You" -- check slide below!

 

3) Power chords: practice root notes for "Everything You Ever Wanted" first using the chart below. After that, create the power chords as shown in the video and practice them!

 

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)
 

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

Guitar Stuff for 8.21.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Continue practicing 5 fret permutations (below)

 

2) Continue playing through "'Til I Hear It From You" -- check slide below!

 

3) Power chords: play root notes shown in the chart below. Mostly focus on finding the notes and playing them -- don't worry about rhythm at this point.

 

POWER CHORDS

Guitar Stuff for 8.14.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Play through 5 fret permutations (below)

 

2) Play G family chords with rhythm shown.  Do this at least five times each practice session.

 

3) Continue playing through "'Til I Hear It From You" -- check slide below!

 

 

C MAJOR

G MAJOR

E MINOR

D MAJOR

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

Guitar Stuff for 8.7.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Play through all permutation exercises below (part 2 as well). Play each one three times!

 

2) Play G family chords with rhythm shown.  Do this at least five times each practice session.

 

3) Start playing through "'Til I Hear It From You" -- check slide below!

 

 

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

PERMUTATIONS PART II

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

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

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

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 7.31.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Play through permutation exercises below.

 

2) Start playing "Rude" by Magic!  Check out chords below, and try to match the strum patterns.

 

3) Play G family chords with rhythm shown.  Do this at least three times each practice session.

 

BONUS) Try "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.  Try out the accompanying tab if you would like.

 

 

"Rude" by Magic!

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

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

 

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

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

Guitar Stuff for 7.24.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Play "You Are My Sunshine" as shown on the tab below

 

2) Start playing "Rude" by Magic!  Check out chords below, and try to match the strum patterns.

 

3) Play G family chords with rhythm shown.  Do this at least three times each practice session.

 

BONUS) Try "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.  Try out the accompanying tab if you would like.

 

 

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

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


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

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

You Are My Sunshine

Guitar Stuff for 7.17.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Keep practicing chromatic scale -- play at least five times forward and backward, and say the notes aloud or in your head as you play them.

 

2) Try "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.  Try out the accompanying tab if you would like.

 

3) Start playing "Rude" by Magic!  Check out chords below, and try to match the strum patterns.

Guitar Stuff for 7.3.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Keep practicing chromatic scale -- play at least five times forward and backward, and say the notes aloud or in your head as you play them.

 

2) G family: Play though chords for "Let Her Cry".  I added Level 6 tab as well as inserted the G family slide for you below.

 

3) Try "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.  Try out the accompanying tab if you would like.

"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 (1 & 2)      D (& 3 & 4 &)
     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, except for that Em & D spot in the chorus -- feel free to strum 8th notes (two strums per slash)

Guitar Stuff for 6.26.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Begin practicing chromatic scale -- play at least five times forward and backward, and say the notes aloud or in your head as you play them.

 

2) G family: Play though chords for "Let Her Cry".  I added Level 6 tab as well as inserted the G family slide for you below.

 

3) Try "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.  Try out the accompanying tab if you would like.

Guitar Stuff for 6.12.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Continue practicing highlighted two string riffs (below)

 

2) Play though chords for "Boston" by Augustana, then try playing along with the song.  =)

 

3) Try "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.  Try out the accompanying tab if you would like.

"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)

2

1

C/B

F

G

C

Am

Guitar Stuff for 6.5.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Pedal exercise -- try it out, then use the metronome videos and play along with them.

 

2) Try highlighted two string riffs (below). Repeat them at least ten times each

 

3) Play though chords for "Boston" by Augustana, then try playing along with the song.  =)

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 5.22.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Keep practicing Auld Lang Syne (below) -- use your 1st/2nd/3rd fingers

 

2) Play through rhythm exercises below with E, A, and C major chords

 

3) Try highlighted two string riffs (below). Repeat them until you're comfortable. Use a metronome set at 50 BPM when you're ready.

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

E MAJOR

A MAJOR

Strum through the exercises, switching between chords by line (or by measure if you're comfortable with switching) -- try counting to 4 for each measure to help you strum

C MAJOR

Guitar Stuff for 5.15.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Practice Auld Lang Syne (below)

 

2) Play through rhythm exercises below with E, A, and C major chords

 

3) Try highlighted two string riffs (below). Repeat them until you're comfortable.

Guitar Stuff for 5.8.19

 

1) Warm-up:  Continue practicing ABCs (below)

 

2) Practice tuning strings, if tuner is available

 

3) Play through rhythm exercises, switching between the E and A major chords

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 5.1.19

 

1) Review and memorize the guitar parts (ROOKIE section)

2) Play colored string exercises using the smallest string and starting at the 5th fret/box

3) Try out the ABCs (below)

PLAYING NOTES

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

3

3

3

3

1

1

1

1

3

3

2

2

2

2

3

3

4

4

Play these notes on your guitar. And take your time!

Make sure the notes "ring". No buzzing or string noise.