Freebo, acclaimed bassist, guitar player and songwriter walks you through the craft of writing and playing songs.
In the first lesson of his artist series, Freebo introduces himself as both a person and musician. He moves on to talk about his guitar, choice of strings and even throws in a bit of philosophy.Length: 31:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Freebo jumps into his first official lesson on the basics of the guitar. Before anything else, you must learn how to tune your guitar. Walk through the process with Freebo in this lesson.Length: 15:53 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Freebo touches on some basic theory in this lesson, including the very helpful I-IV-V progression. He uses a keyboard for visual reference.Length: 33:51 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Freebo starts talking about basic songwriting in this lesson. He uses an original song, "She's My D.O.G." as an example, which is a simple I-IV-V progression in the key of E.Length: 18:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Freebo talks about basic song structure in this lesson, covering the verse, chorus and bridge. He uses his original song, "If Not Now When" as an example.Length: 24:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo continues his discussion on songwriting with a lesson on relative minor chords.Length: 17:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In his newest lesson, Freebo talks about chord inversions.Length: 28:38 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo talks all about seventh chords in this lesson.Length: 22:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Freebo gets bluesy and takes a close look at the pentatonic scale.Length: 24:32 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo takes some time to talk about the circle of fifths.Length: 13:18 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo uses his original song, "My Personal GPS," to demonstrate concepts such as blues riffs, slash chords, and secondary dominant chords.Length: 24:55 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
To help explain his songwriting process, Freebo talks about his thoughts and choices behind one of his original songs - "When There's No Place Like Home".Length: 32:46 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo talks about some picking techniques using an original song called "To The Light" as an example.Length: 30:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In lesson 14, Freebo uses an original song, "How Do I Say Goodbye," to talk about pedaling.Length: 26:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Freebo teaches an original song called "Trouble." This catchy tune provides a great opportunity to practice more right hand technique.Length: 30:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo takes some time to talk about time signatures in this lesson. He uses two songs as examples and also touches a little more on groove.Length: 39:16 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo talks about right hand rhythm and groove using two original songs as examples: "The Beauty Of Life" and "Sometimes It's For Nothin'."Length: 37:43 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo takes some time to talk about the "rule of two" and how it can be useful in songwriting. He uses a couple song examples to show how it works, including one of his originals, "We Are All One People."Length: 32:36 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Freebo talks about drop D tuning using his original song, "A Soldier At War" as an example.Length: 16:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo continues his discussion on alternate tunings with a lesson on double drop D tuning. He uses an original song called "More Like You" as an example.Length: 18:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Freebo talks about partial capos and shares some cool ideas for using them. He uses his original song, "She Loves My Dog More Than Me" as an example.Length: 32:08 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Freebo talks about his original song "It Goes By Fast". He uses this song to talk about his songwriting process.Length: 25:56 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo continues his partial capo and songwriting discussion using one of his original tunes, "Before the Separation," as an example.Length: 23:08 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Freebo continues the topic of the partial capo and songwriting by using his tune "Something to Believe" from the album of the same name.Length: 16:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo continues his discussion on partial capos in relation to songwriting using two of his original songs - "On the Parallel Together" and " That's What Love Is."Length: 22:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Freebo leaves us with one last lesson in this series; he performs a beautiful song called "Standing Ovation". He also concludes his discussion on songwriting and partial capos, and gives his final thoughts...Length: 26:26 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Freebo is an award-winning singer/songwriter and blues folk icon. For 30 years, Freebo played bass on recordings and toured with some of the great artists of our time; people like Bonnie Raitt (10 years), John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, CSN, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Dr. John, and many others. He has alsoappeared on Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, Muppets Tonight, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap.
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