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In the previous lesson you went over the bare bones melody for the chorus. Lesson 20 is all about spicing that melody up so that you can add it to the verse melody.
- Nov 29th, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
In lesson 19 of her Folk series, Even discusses the chorus section melody to Storms On the Ocean. In this lesson you'll find the basic melody based off of the chords you're playing and start laying a foundation to add to the melody in the next lesson.
- Nov 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
Don Ross takes the "Ripple and Tap" technique from the last lesson and demonstrates how it can be used in double-time.
- Nov 27th, 2015 at 11:14 am CST
"The Ripple Effect" is insanely cool on it's own, but insanely cool isn't good enough for Don Ross. In this lesson we learn his modification of the technique which he calls "The Ripple and Tap." It's even cooler, as if that were ever in doubt. This technique is necessary for learning "Cup of Pop."
- Nov 25th, 2015 at 10:54 pm CST
Before you are a lead bluesman, you gotta know how to accompany other artists. Hawkeye covers a common backup rhythm style and teaches a pattern to go along with it!
- Nov 24th, 2015 at 8:00 am CST
Before we can learn the song "Cup of Pop" we need to make sure we can play "The Ripple Effect" in this stunning tuning.
- Nov 23rd, 2015 at 11:06 am CST
On to the fourth position of the minor pentatonic scale! As usual, Will shows us the scale, then shows us a way to connect all of the positions so far.
- Nov 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
Don't let the phrase "music theory" scare you off! It's merely an aid to help you understand what you've been learning and playing so far. Will uses this lesson to show you a very important scale that is the door way to some beginning theory concepts. When you're done, you'll have a better grasp of the material he's showed you already!
- Nov 21st, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
It's time to start learning the song "Cup of Pop," as it is an excellent way to reinforce all of the skills taught in this series, and sounds amazing to boot. In this first lesson we will look at the tuning this song is in, and explore all of its delicate sensibilities. He also shows the relative minor of the scale, because this song features a live re-tuning of your guitar!
- Nov 20th, 2015 at 11:05 am CST
Don Ross reviews the ultra-cool technique commonly known as "The Ripple Effect." This will impress your friends and family without a doubt, and will be necessary for upcoming lessons in this series.
- Nov 19th, 2015 at 5:40 pm CST
Here's a couple of exercises that will help build your "chops", otherwise known as your strength and dexterity on the guitar!
- Nov 19th, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
Will now brings us the 3rd position of the minor pentatonic scale. This is one of the great rock guitar scales, and Will is building towards having you cover the entire fret board with this scale!
- Nov 17th, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
Don will discuss how the relative minor and major keys can be used with alternate tunings. In specific, he will look at the Open F, or FACFCF tuning.
- Nov 16th, 2015 at 8:01 pm CST
In part four of her look at Storms On the Ocean, Eve discusses adding melodic content to the song. To get you started, she'll use the vocal melody to help you lay in a basic melody that can be expanded on later.
- Nov 15th, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
Now that you've got the basic rhythm portions of Storms On the Ocean down, it's time to start adding more. In lesson 16, Eve covers the use of hammer-ons and their timing within this and other songs.
- Nov 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
In this lesson Don Ross takes the concept of the relative minor and major keys and demonstrates how it can be utilized in standard tuning.
- Nov 13th, 2015 at 10:54 am CST
Hawkeye delivers an extremely simple way of getting started with fingerpicking. Anyone can do it. Even if you have no experience! Add this to the classic blues player's toolbox
- Nov 12th, 2015 at 10:00 am CST
In this lesson Don Ross talks about the concept of relative major and relative minor. This gives you an easy way to transition between two related keys and expand your musical prowess to previously unimaginable levels!
- Nov 11th, 2015 at 8:45 pm CST