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Acoustic Guitar #15: In the Style of Coldplay/Cream/Jane's Addiction

Sometimes the coolest sounds are just certain chord shapes moved around the fretboard. This lesson clues you in on how to get some awesome sounds out of your basic E chord shape.
  • Sep 29th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #22: Stomp It - Pentatonic Riffs

Rock out a little bit with this Bluesy and driving track that will make you want to play lead guitar all day long. Get ready for some straight up Rock and Roll. You'll be working a lot on slides and pull-offs as well!
  • Sep 28th, 2016 at 11:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #14: Ballad in the Style of Guns 'n' Roses

So much of acoustic guitar strumming is about rhythm. This lesson in the style of a Guns 'n' Roses ballad has a great simple strum pattern that will help you understand connecting with rhythm even more!
  • Sep 27th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Evolving the E #12: E Aeolian: Strings 1, 2 & 3

Lesson 12 picks up were 11 left off. You'll be continuing to learn the E Aeolian mode across the neck of the guitar, this time focusing on strings 1 through 3.
  • Sep 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #13: In the Style of Buffalo Springfield

In this lesson, Will has a great track for us done in the style of Buffalo Springfield that is a great vehicle for getting solid strumming and rhythm down pat.
  • Sep 25th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #12: The "Wonderwall" Chords, Part 2

In this lesson, Will expands on these great sounding chords with more easy chord movements. In addition, he shows us how to inject more rhythm into our strumming by accenting certain beats.
  • Sep 24th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #21: Sweet Strum - Triads

Practice moving triad shapes around the neck in a musical and even soothing way. You'll learn how to connect these small chords so that you're making little melodies as you're moving around!
  • Sep 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #11: The "Wonderwall" Chords, Part 1

This lesson explores these great chords that allow you to get super pro sounds with minimal movement.
  • Sep 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #20: Swinging In A - Melody Around The Neck

It's bright and bouncy... It's "Swing". Learn this simple melody and learn the feel that always brings the moods up a notch. You'll get a good hand workout and get a catchy tune stuck in your head at the same time!
  • Sep 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Evolving the E #10: Dorian Mode: Strings 4, 5 & 6

Lesson 10 is a continuation of lesson 9. This time you'll focus on the Dorian mode played on the lower register strings.
  • Sep 20th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #10: One Finger Chord Movement

Sometimes chords can be way more simple than we think. This is the case in this lesson. With a basic one finger movement, you can play three super cool sounding chords!
  • Sep 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #19: Waltz For Pinky - Melodic Arpeggios

Arpeggios are not just for classical guitar players and shredders. They are fantastic musical vehicles and make your playing sound spacious and dynamic. You'll also give your pinky a good workout.
  • Sep 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #9: Close to the Bridge Upstroke

Here's a cool little technique that gives some dynamic quality to your playing. Just another tool in your tool belt that you can use at any given time!
  • Sep 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #18: 52 Blues - Slow Blues Rhythm

Triads, double stops and slides intertwined with tasty slow blues phrasing are going to make you proud to learn and practice this piece. Dig in
  • Sep 16th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #8: Developing Strum Patterns

Strumming and rhythm are huge parts of learning guitar. Many players feel they have to know very specific patterns. Will is here to teach you that it's more about developing a sense of rhythm that will give you the freedom to create your own patterns.
  • Sep 15th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Evolving the E #9: Dorian Mode: Strings 1, 2 & 3

Lesson 9 begins a look at the Dorian mode in the key of E. As usual, you'll start by learning the scale on the first three strings, then move to some improvisation using them.
  • Sep 14th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #7: Chords You Need to Know

Not all chords are necessary to know when you're just getting going on guitar. Will shows you some essential chords that will get you prepped to play tons of songs!
  • Sep 13th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Acoustic Guitar #6: Intro to Chording

Before Will dives into all the chords you need to know, he brings us this lesson that will set you up for success moving forward. This includes his big secret to changing chords!
  • Sep 12th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
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