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On March 31st at 5:30pm, we will be hosting another awesome live event.. this time with expert percussive player, Dustin Prinz.
We are back with another episode of our Weekend Warrior series, and this one is for the tone nerds and tinkers!
We are back with episode #3 of our Weekend Warrior. This week we are looking at recording that acoustic guitar.
This week, we are going to work on bends, and there are even some free prizes I will ship to you if you put in some work!
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We've done it in the keys of A and E. Now we'll look at the rich and deep work of D. Using that open D string with some great moveable shapes will give you some tasty ways to harmonize your musical inspirations!
- Apr 1st, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
The key of A is another one of those keys that can be really fun to play in! That low open A string really does the trick of you know how to use it. Nomad shares some of his favorite chord tricks in the key of A.
- Mar 31st, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Take the key of E to the next level! Nomad presents a few more ideas that are a bit more challenging and continues the experimentation process.
- Mar 30th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Due to the many open strings that can be left to ring out when strumming all the strings, the key of E can be quite the chord playground. Nomad takes you through some of his favorite ways to get fresh and creative sounds out of this musical key.
- Mar 29th, 2015 at 12:39 pm CDT
Now, Nomad takes you on a creative journey! Using his decades of experience in pop music, he demonstrates how to take ordinary sounding progressions and make them sound more connected and unique.
- Mar 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Ground yourself in the Key of C and "C" how many ways you can join common tones in your chord voicings together for smooth transitions and consistent strumming. Try these ideas with a capo for even more fun!
- Mar 27th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Improving efficiency while playing your guitar is always a good thing. This lesson focuses on finding common tones and position similarities between chords so that switching between them is more efficient, and ultimately, more musical.
- Mar 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Learn a classic fingerpicking pattern that is a lot like a particular Beatles Song. Get the pattern and the concept under your fingers with this lesson, and then pop over to Phase 3 and learn the whole song!
- Mar 25th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Work with a very specific fingerpicking pattern while using a moveable chord shape to create some interesting sounds. Focus in on that fingerpicking hand!
- Mar 24th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Allen Van Wert takes an in depth look at the song "Still Frame" from the band Trapt. This is a a simpler rock song with a catchy melody to put under your fingers.
- Mar 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
To conclude Tyler Grant's look at the Bluegrass Flatpicking style, he offers up one more tune in a minor key. Lesson 25 focuses on the tune "Rights of Man."
- Mar 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
They're getting trickier! Continue to test your own modal mind with this third example. See how many times it takes you to get it without listening to Nomad's explanation!
- Mar 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Continuing with his instruction on minor keys, Tyler Grant offers up the tune "Sally in the Garden." This tune will feature the D minor scale, which you'll also be learning in this lesson.
- Mar 21st, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Tyler Grant is back with another tune to add to your Bluegrass repertoire. Cold Frosty Morning is a look at the use of minor keys in Bluegrass music.
- Mar 20th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
Your fingers will now be working together, separately! Learn to strike two strings or more with two different fingers. This leads to more interesting and flowing lines when fingerpicking.
- Mar 19th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
In the last lesson, the goal was to get started on fingerpicking without thinking too much about it. In this lesson, you'll get a chance to actually assign fingers to certain strings and hone in on creating a more focused fingerpicking line.
- Mar 18th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
In lesson 22 of his Bluegrass Flatpicking series, Tyler Grant discusses the G Run. This is a walking line commonly used in the G playing position, but can also be used in any key, over any type of chord.
- Mar 17th, 2015 at 10:00 am CDT
We've spent a fair amount of time on strumming so far. Now it's time to focus on another area in acoustic popular music: Fingerpicking! Learn and apply the basics in a musical context right away with this lesson!
- Mar 16th, 2015 at 3:07 pm CDT