Guitar Stuff for 3.24.20

 

1) Practice "Yankee Doodle" using scale position 2 pattern

 

2) Begin working on "Marcel" (no capo)! See updated tab below.

 

Check out this tab -- it helped me a lot!  https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/hers/marcel-chords-2479503 - the chords are sans capo and don't express the nuances, but the tab appears to be spot on

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

Marcel

Her's

 

e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----7---6-7-6-4-|-----7-------6---|-----7---6-7-6-4-|-----7-------6---|
A|---4-------------|---5---5---7---7-|---4-------------|---5---5---7---7-|
E|-5-----5---------|-7-------0-------|-5-----5---------|-7-------0-------|
 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----7---6-7-6-4-|-----7-------6---|---7-------------|
A|---4-------------|---5---5---7---7-|--4--------------|
E|-5-----5---------|-7-------0-------|-5---------------|
"A major arpeggio" 
"D power w/6th note on E string"
"C shape on 7th fret"

Main progression: A | D   E |, then F#m | Bm | F#m | D   E

Guitar Stuff for 3.17.20

 

1) Practice "Yankee Doodle" using scale position 2 pattern

 

2) Play "Roar" cover by Royal Tailor for full chord practice.  All chords are below.

 

BONUS) Begin working on "Marcel":
   capo 2: | G | C   D | for most, then | Em | Am | Em | C   D|

 

Check out this tab -- it helped me a lot!  https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/hers/marcel-chords-2479503 - the chords are sans capo and don't express the nuances, but the tab appears to be spot on

E major (A shape)

F#m7 (Am7 shape)

C#m (Am shape)

F#m7 for chorus (Em7 shape)

Roar (Royal Tailor cover)

Entire song is the same progression, but chorus features E and A major at 1st/2nd fret rather than the full chords. The rhythm changes slightly on the even measures on the chorus -- listen closely to when each chord is played!

| E | E   F#m7| C#m | C#m    A |

Guitar Stuff for 3.10.20


1) Warm-up: hammer-on and pull-off drills as explained in class


2) Practice "Yankee Doodle" using scale position 2 pattern


3) Play "Roar" cover by Royal Tailor for full chord practice.  All chords are below.


BONUS) Begin working on "Marcel":
   capo 2: | G | C   D | for most, then | Em | Am | C | C   D|

Guitar Stuff for 3.3.20

 

1) Play with scale transition progression (shown below).  Also, find other "open doors" on various strings to slide between frets.  For example, try sliding from the "#4" spot on the A string into the "#5" spot in the 2nd position.

 

2) Practice "Yankee Doodle" using scale position 2 pattern

 

3) Play "Roar" cover by Royal Tailor for full chord practice.  All chords are below.

"Position 1" layout

"Position 2" layout

You can EXPAND your scale range by combining POSITION 1 and POSITION 2.

MAJOR SCALE FLUENCY

When you reach the sixth note in the first position, try "sliding" your #1 finger to the seventh note, and then continuing. You can do this in reverse when you reach the 7th note of the first position.

SLIDE #1 FINGER HERE

Guitar Stuff for 2.18.20

 

1) Play with scale transition progression (shown below).  Also, find other "open doors" on various strings to slide between frets.  For example, try sliding from the "#4" spot on the A string into the "#5" spot in the 2nd position.

 

2) Practice "Yankee Doodle" using scale position 2 pattern

 

3) Play "How's It Gonna Be" using the chords and tab provided below. Pay close attention to the nuances in the strumming and chord transitions.

How's It Gonna Be?

Third Eye Blind

Verse progression:
D  | A G    | < A only gets an eighth note
Chorus progression:
Em  | A  | Em | G | x2

Bridge:
Em | G | D | A | Em | G, then chorus prog
interlude melody: -- using the A major shape is useful here
e--------------------------------------------
B----10-h11-10--------10-h11-10----10-h11-13-
G-10-----------10--10-----------10-----------
D--------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------
B----10-h11-10--------10-h11-10----10-h11----
G-10-----------10--10-----------10-----------
D-----------------------------------------10-
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------

Guitar Stuff for 2.11.20

 

1) Play with scale transition progression (shown below).  Also, find other "open doors" on various strings to slide between frets.  For example, try sliding from the "#4" spot on the A string into the "#5" spot in the 2nd position.

 

2) Practice "Yankee Doodle" using scale position 2 pattern

 

BONUS) Continue practicing "You Make My Dreams" using the "small" full chords we learned in class. Tab is shown below. Further chord shapes can be found in level 12 tab.

You Make My Dreams

F major (A shape)

x3, then

Bb major (C shape)

VERSE:

CHORUS:

G minor (Am shape)

C major (C shape)

F major (A shape)

Ebmaj7

F major (A shape)

see below for bridge chords

You Make My Dreams

BRIDGE: (starts at 1:43)

Eb major (C shape)

Bb major (A shape)

F major (A shape)

C major (C shape)

x2

Eb major (C shape)

F major (D shape)

Bb major (F shape)

Guitar Stuff for 2.4.20

 

1) Play with scale transition progression (shown below)

 

2) Practice "Yankee Doodle" using scale position 2 pattern

 

3) Begin practicing "You Make My Dreams" using the "small" full chords we learned in class. Tab is shown below. Further chord shapes can be found in level 12 tab.

Guitar Stuff for 1.28.20

 

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing major scale pattern 2 forward and backward for at least five minutes.  Try different interval patterns (1-2-3 2-3-4, etc.) for further exploration. The pattern can be found under the Level 11 tab. You can also practice Yankee Doodle, found beneath the pattern 2 diagram.

 

BONUS) Play with scale transition progression (shown below)

 

2) Begin practicing "You Make My Dreams" using the "small" full chords we learned in class. Tab is shown below. Further chord shapes can be found in level 12 tab.

Guitar Stuff for 1.21.20

 

1) Warm-up: Continue practicing major scale forward and backward for at least five minutes.  Try different interval patterns (1-2-3 2-3-4, etc.) for further exploration. The pattern can be found under the Level 10 tab.

 

2) Play around with the octave shape shown in class. I have a slide for you below. Direct application: chorus of "My Hero" by Foo Fighters (tab provided)

 

3) Practice chord progression for "If It Means a Lot to You" by A Day to Remember. Pay special attention to strumming throughout the song. The entire song is provided below.

Octaves

as demonstrated by Foo Fighters

CHORDS:
    C     G    D/F#  Em/D
e|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|
B|--3--|--3--|--3--|--3--|
G|--0--|--0--|--2--|--0--|
D|--2--|--0--|--0--|--0--|
A|--3--|--x--|--0--|--2--|
E|--X--|--3--|--2--|--0--|

If It Means a Lot To You

capo 3

 

Chorus strum pattern is basically the first measure over and over again, but without the measure "jump" (regular 4 counts)

If It Means a Lot To You (continued)

Guitar 2

-----------------------------3--3-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------3--3-----------------------------------|
--2h4--2p0-----2h4--2p0------0--0--2h4--2p0-------------------------|
------------2------------2-------------------2---4-5-5-4-4-4-5-4-4--|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (second time around)

----------------------------3--3-----------------------------------|
--1h3--1p0-----1h3--1p0-----3--3--1h3--1p0-------------------------|
------------0------------0--0--0------------0--2-4-4-2-2-2-4-2-2-0-|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|

If It Means a Lot To You

Opening melody

Guitar Stuff for 1.14.20

 

1) Warm-up: Practice major scale forward and backward for at least five minutes.  Try different interval patterns (1-2-3 2-3-4, etc.) for further exploration. The pattern can be found under the Level 10 tab.

 

2) Play around with the octave shape shown in class. I have a slide for you below. Direct application: chorus of "My Hero" by Foo Fighters (tab provided)

 

3) Practice chord progression for "If It Means a Lot to You" by A Day to Remember. Pay special attention to strumming throughout the song.

Guitar Stuff for 1.7.20

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggio -- play at least ten times forward and backward before moving on.

 

2) Play around with the octave shape shown in class. I have a slide for you below. Direct application: chorus of "My Hero" by Foo Fighters (tab provided)

 

BONUS: Listen to "If It Means a Lot to You" by A Day to Remember. We'll start playing this when we return.

Major 7th arpeggio

Familiarize yourself with the pattern first, then begin with metronome (or attached video) at 70 BPM. Increase speed only when you're able to go at least three rounds without a mistake.

e---------------4-5-4-----------------------------
B-------------5-------5---------------------------
G-----------6-----------6-------------------------
D-------6-7---------------7-6---------------------
A---4-7-----------------------7-4-----------------
E-5-------------------------------5-(repeat)------

Octaves

as demonstrated by Philmont

|C#    |C#    |E     |D#     |
 /  / / /  / / /  / / /   ///
​e-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|
B-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|
G-6----6--6-|-6----6--6-|-9----9--9-|-8----8-8-8-|
D-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|
A-4----4--4-|-4----4--4-|-7----7--7-|-6----6-6-6-|
E-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|


Guitar Stuff for Winter Break

 

1) Warm-up: Minor 7th arpeggio -- play at least ten times forward and backward before moving on.

 

2) Play around with the octave shape shown in class. I have a slide for you below.

 

BONUS: Listen to "If It Means a Lot to You" by A Day to Remember. We'll start playing this when we return.

Guitar Stuff for 12.10.19

(same as prior)

1) Warm-up: Major and minor arpeggio -- play each one at least five times before moving on.

 

2) Practice "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"!

 

BONUS: Start playing around with "On and On" by Number One Gun. 

 

EXTRA BONUS: Listen to "If It Means a Lot to You" by A Day to Remember"

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

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

e---|------------------|----------------|
B---|------------------|----------------|
G---|------------------|----------------|
D---|---9-9-7----------|--------7-9-----|
A-7-|-7-------10-9-7---|-7-9-10-------7-|
E---|---------------10-|----------------| 
e-------------------|----------------|
B-------------------|----------------|
G-------------------|----------------|
D---9-9-7-----------|--------7-9---9-|
A-7-------10-9-7----|-7-9-10---------|
E----------------10-|----------------| 
e-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|
G-----------7-9-----|-------------------|
D-10-7-9-10-----9-7-|-----------7-----7-|
A-------------------|-10-7-9-10----10---|
E-------------------|-------------------| 
e------------------|-------------------|
B------------------|-------------------|
G------------------|-------------------|
D-9--10-9-9-7------|-----------7-----7-|
A-------------10-9-|-7--10-9-7----10---|
E------------------|-------------------| 
e-------------------|-------------------|
B-------------------|-------------------|
G------7-9----------|-------------------|
D-9-10-----9-7------|-------------------|
A--------------10-9-|-7-----------------|
E-------------------|-------------------| 
Em       D          C       B7        Em       D          C        B7
C       D           Em        D
Em       D           C       D
Em       D           Em

minor scale

B7

"On and On"

All chords on the progression are power chords; the first verse is palm muted.  Use the chart below as reference for root note locations!

    C#                   C#
 x / / / / / / /      x / / / / / / / 
 x / / / / / / /      x / / / / / / / 
    E       A            F#      B

"... and 2 and 3 and 4 and ... and 2 and 3 and 4 and"

Guitar Stuff for 11.19.19

 

1) Warm-up: Major and minor arpeggio -- play each one at least five times before moving on.

 

2) Start practicing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" -- use the minor scale to help you stay on track. Also try playing the chords shown.

 

BONUS: Start playing around with "On and On" by Number One Gun. 

Guitar Stuff for 11.5.19

 

1) Warm-up: Stairs exercise

 

2) Start practicing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" -- use the minor scale to help you stay on track. Also try playing the chords shown.

 

BONUS: "Halfway Gone"

"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.-

"Halfway Gone"
Lifehouse

 

Intro (each chord gets a 4 count):

"Halfway gone, I'm halfway gone"

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

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

G|--6-------6-------9-------4-----|

D|--6-------6-------9-------4-----| 

A|--4-------4-------11------6-----|

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

   C#m7 | C#m7/A | E/G# | B/D#
Verse:

"You were always hard to hold..."

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

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

G|--6--------6-------9-----4-------6------2-----1-----4--|

D|--6--------6-------9-----4-------6------2-----2-----4--| x1

A|--4--------4-------11----6-------4------0-----2-----2--|

E|--x--------5-------x-----x-------x------2-----0-----x--|

   C#m7 | C#m7/A | E/G# | B/D# | C#m7 | A2/F# | E | Bsus4
Pre-chorus:

"Talk, talk is cheap..."

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

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

G|---2-----------4--------6------1--|

D|---2-----------4--------6------2--|  x1

A|---4-----------6--------4------0--|

E|---x-----------x--------x------x--|

   Asus2/C# | Badd4/D# | C#m7 | E/A
(chorus on next slide below)

"Halfway Gone"
Lifehouse

Chorus:

"’Cause I'm halfway gone and I'm on my way..."

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

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

G|--6-------9------9------8--|

D|--6-------9------9------9--|  

A|--4-------0------7------0--|

E|--x-------x------0------7--|

   C#m7 | Asus2 | E5 | B(5)add4

Guitar Stuff for 10.29.19

 

1) Warm-up: Stairs exercise

 

2) Start practicing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" -- use the minor scale to help you stay on track

 

3) Begin playing through "Golden Slumbers" using 7th chords.

 

BONUS: "Halfway Gone"

Golden Slumbers

The Beatles

Am7                                        Dm7
Once, there was a way          to get back homeward
G7                                         C
Once, there was a way          to get back home
E               Am           Dm9
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                      C
 And I will sing a lullaby
(reapeat once)

[Chorus]

C          F                 C
Gold  - en slumbers fill your eyes
C       F                C
Smiles awake you when you rise
E               Am           Dm9
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                     C
And I will sing a lullaby


Am7                                        Dm7
Once, there was a way          to get back homeward
G7                                         C
Once, there was a way          to get back home
E               Am           Dm9
Sleep pretty darling, do not cry,
G7                      C
 And I will sing a lullaby

Am7

Dm7

G7

Dm9

Guitar Stuff for 10.22.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue to play through the 5-fret permutations exercises below.  Do each one about five times or until you're comfortable before moving on to the next one. Keep your first finger on the 5th fret at all times!

 

2) Start practicing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" -- use the minor scale to help you stay on track

 

3) Begin playing through "Golden Slumbers" using 7th chords.

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 10.15.19

 

1) Warm-up: Continue to play through the permutations exercises below.  Do each one about five times or until you're comfortable before moving on to the next one.

 

2) Use power chords to play through "Mess I Made"

 

3) Start practicing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" -- use the minor scale to help you stay on track

The Mess I Made
(all chords relative to capo 2)

Verse (verse 2 is the same progression):
           A
Should've kissed you there
             B
I should've held your face
             G#m
I should've watched those eyes
            A
Instead of run in place
             A
I should've called you out
             B
I should've said your name
             G#m
I should've turned around
             F#m
I should've looked again


Chorus:
B             C#m           A      B 
But oh, I'm staring at the mess I made         
I'm staring at the mess I made
I'm staring at the mess I made
        B         C#m                 A
As you turn, you take your heart and walk away
Bridge:
"And it's you..."
E | E | A | A | C#m |  E/D#-E | A | (repeat)
                     ///-/////  <--3, then 5, 
                               like chorus


Chorus 2:
C#m           A             B      E
But oh, I'm staring at the mess I made
B     C#m           A      B
I'm staring at the mess I made
C#m   A             B      E
I'm staring at the mess I made
        B         C#m                 A
As you turn, you take your heart and walk away

Don't forget -- all chords are shifted up two frets because of the capo!

Guitar Stuff for 10.8.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through the permutations exercises below.  Do each one about five times or until you're comfortable before moving on to the next one.

 

2) Use power chords to play through "Mess I Made"

 

3) Take a look through the level 9 tab and practice switching between various 7th chords.

Guitar Stuff for 10.1.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through the permutations exercises below.  Do each one about five times or until you're comfortable before moving on to the next one.

 

2) Play through "The Stand" with the chords shown.

 

3) Use root notes to play along with "Don't Stop Believin", and then add full power chords when you're ready.

 

4) Find three potential Christmas song ideas!

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

"The Stand"

Hillsong

The Stand

Hillsong United


A                 D

You stood before creation, eternity in Your hands

A                        F#m

You spoke the earth into motion

          D

My soul now to stand


A                            

You stood before my failure 

     D

and carried the cross for my shame

A                          F#m

My sin weighed upon Your shoulders

                D

My soul now to stand


               D

So what can I say

Bm          F#m

What can I do

                D           E

But offer this heart, O God

          F#m

Completely to You
A                          

So I’ll walk upon salvation, 

       D

Your Spirit alive in me

A                          F#m

This life to declare Your promise

           D

My soul now to stand


Chorus:

D         A        E             F#m

So I’ll stand with arms high and heart abandoned

D    A        E        F#m

In awe of the One who gave it all

D      A         E             F#m

I’ll stand, My soul, Lord, to You surrendered

D      A       E    F#m

All I have is Yours

D major

A major

E major

B minor

4

3

 

2

1

F# minor

4

3

 

1

Don't Stop Believin'

Journey

(root notes only)

Verse:
| E | B | C# | A |
| E | B | G# | A |

Chorus:
| A | A | E | E | (3x)
| A | A | B~    |

Ending is identical to verse

Guitar Stuff for 9.24.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through the permutations exercises below.  Do each one about five times or until you're comfortable before moving on to the next one.

 

2) Play through "The Stand" with the chords shown.

 

3) Use root notes to play along with "Don't Stop Believin"

 

4) Find three potential Christmas song ideas!

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 9.17.19

 

1) Warm-up: Chromatic scale forward and backward x 10

 

2) Play through 8th note exercises using the C and G family

 

3) Try "Boston" along with the music -- one strum per chord is fine

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|---------------------|

 

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THE C FAMILY

some chords were just made to be together

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

C MAJOR

G MAJOR

A MINOR

F MAJOR

THE G FAMILY

some chords were just made to be together

click on the playback buttons below to hear this family of chords

G MAJOR

C MAJOR

E MINOR

D MAJOR

8th note exercises

try each of these with various chords from the C and G families

Guitar Stuff for 9.10.19

 

1) Warm-up: Chromatic scale forward and backward x 10

 

2) Play through 8th note exercises using the C and G family

 

3) Try "Boston" along with the music -- one strum per chord is fine

Guitar Stuff for 9.3.19

 

1) Warm-up: Play through chords of "Boston" by Augustana

 

2) Play through "Lean on Me" tab.  You're welcome to try out the chords as well.

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

  C          F |          C |          Em|     G 

Verse

e--------------|------------|------------|----------
B--------------|------------|------------|----------
G--------------|------------|------------|----------
D--------------|------------|------------|----------
A----------7-8-|---8-7------|--------7---|-7--------
E-8---8-10-----|-------10-8-|---8-10-----|-----10---
C           F |          C |            | G   C   
e--------------|------------|------------|----------
B--------------|------------|------------|----------
G--------------|------------|------------|----------
D--------------|------------|------------|----------
A----------7-8-|---8-7------|--------7---|----------
E-8---8-10-----|-------10-8-|---8-10-----|-7---8----
e-0-----|----0-0-----|------------|--------0---|-0--------
B---3-1-|--------3-1-|----1-0-----|----1-3-----|-----3----
G-------|------------|--------2-0-|------------|----------
D-------|------------|------------|------------|----------
A-------|------------|------------|------------|----------
E-------|------------|------------|------------|----------
e----0-0-----|------------|----0-------|----------
B-1------3-1-|----1-0-----|------3-3-1-|-0---3-1--
G------------|--------2-0-|------------|----------
D------------|------------|------------|----------
A------------|------------|------------|----------
E------------|------------|------------|----------

Chorus

E minor