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Up to now we've learned a lot of single note riffs and power chords. Now it's time to inject some chord playing into our technique. In this lesson, Will starts us off by showing us how to read a chord chart.
- Oct 8th, 2015 at 9:00 am CDT
In lesson 38, Eve continues her look at the iconic fingerstyle standard "Freight Train." In this lesson she introduces yet another syncopation that you can add to the melody to spice up the tune.
- Oct 7th, 2015 at 9:00 am CDT
Will showed us the first position of the minor pentatonic scale in an earlier lesson. Now it's time to move on to the second position. It's a must know scale and technique!
- Oct 6th, 2015 at 9:00 am CDT
In lesson 66 of her basic guitar series, Eve demonstrates the bass runs that will work over the song "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down."
- Oct 5th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
It's time to take a closer look at spicing up the song "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down." In this lesson, Eve introduces more strumming options, including several that haven't been discussed previously.
- Oct 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Now that you've learned the new syncopation pattern and the first part of Freight Train, it's time to apply the pattern to the second half of the tune.
- Oct 1st, 2015 at 9:00 am CDT
In lesson 64 of her basic guitar series, Eve is providing a look at another traditional tune. You'll be starting off with the basic song, then progressing by adding additional skills and challenges.
- Sep 29th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
You've learned all of "Frankie and Johnny" at this point. Now it's time to put all of the techniques together and create a varied and flowing arrangement.
- Sep 28th, 2015 at 12:33 pm CDT
Proper muting can add a lot of passion to your playing. In this lesson, Will shows us how to play single notes without compromising any of the energy or intensity.
- Sep 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
You've learned all of Frankie and Johnny at this point. Now it's time to put all of the techniques together and create a varied and flowing arrangement.
- Sep 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Will's back with an important and useful technique: Octave shapes. Learn not only the shape, but how to apply muting to get it sounding very professional!
- Sep 25th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
We've learned the interval of the power chord, now Will shows us some other intervals in the form of two note shapes that are easy, and add tremendous color to our playing.
- Sep 24th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
As we are adding more complexity to this tune, it's a good time to look at how it's played using the fingerstyle technique. As with the other lessons on this song, Eve will start you off with a basic pattern and add complexity as you go.
- Sep 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Get ready to learn a super pro-sounding riff in the style of Audioslave or Red Hot Chili Peppers! Hidden in this riff are some more foundational guitar techniques that will increase your facility on the guitar.
- Sep 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Now that you've learned the basic chords and structure of the song Frankie and Johnny, it's time to start adding some extra bits. In lesson 61 Eve will walk you through adding bass runs between chord changes. She also introduces a spot where you can use the E7 chord to change the feel of the song.
- Sep 21st, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
In lesson 60 of her basic guitar series, Eve Goldberg offers up another traditional song to add to your repertoire. In part one, you'll be learning the basic patterns for Frankie and Johnny. You'll also be introduced to the B7 chord which the song utilizes.
- Sep 20th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Steve moves on to teach the minor pentatonic scale. Like the major before it, this scale can be mastered by learning a simple pattern and moving it up and down the neck.
- Sep 19th, 2015 at 8:55 am CDT
It's time to return to the world of scales. This time we take a look at the major pentatonic scale. Don't worry; this one is easy, it's just a major scale with two notes removed.
- Sep 18th, 2015 at 8:54 am CDT