Brad Henecke starts you on your journey into the world of the electric guitar with this beginner oriented lesson series.
Brad Henecke gives some thoughts on buying a guitar and related accessories. A perfect lesson for an absolute beginner!Length: 10:06 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Brad Henecke covers the important topic of hand stretches. Failure to stretch and warm up can lead to injuries including tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.Length: 3:30 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brad Henecke talks about different kinds of guitar tuners, including his personal favorites - the clip-on tuner and floor tuner.Length: 10:30 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brad demonstrates how to use a tuning fork and the famous fifth fret tuning method.Length: 5:42 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brad Henecke explains how to properly hold the pick. He also provides several single string picking exercises.Length: 10:19 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Brad talks about the language of music and introduces the chromatic scale.Length: 6:11 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Brad Henecke introduces the concept of playing chords. He teaches the A, D, and E chords.Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Now that you have a few chords under your belt, Brad Henecke discusses some relatively easy strumming patterns.Length: 7:05 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Brad introduces the C major and G major chords. Every guitarist must posses this potent knowledge!Length: 16:01 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE
Brad introduces the A minor chord and teaches a chord progression to go along with it.Length: 7:24 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brad Henecke introduces the D minor chord and several chord progressions.Length: 7:06 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Brad Henecke introduces the E minor chord and teaches several chord progressions that use it.Length: 5:18 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brad Henecke introduces the A7 chord and teaches three chord progressions that can be used for practice.Length: 4:56 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson Brad Henecke teaches the D7 chord and several useful chord progressions.Length: 4:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brad Henecke teaches the E7 chord and teaches several exciting examples to be used as practice.Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brad Henecke teaches the G7 chord as well as several useful chord progressions.Length: 5:07 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brad Henecke teaches the B7 chord and several useful chord progressions.Length: 4:42 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brad Henecke introduces the C7 chord as well as several useful chord progressions.Length: 4:17 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Brad Henecke introduces one of the more difficult beginner chords, F major. He shows how this chord is played and teaches a few chord progressions.Length: 5:18 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
About Brad Henecke
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Brad Henecke was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 5th of 1963. He has been a fan of music for as long as he & his family can remember. You could always find him running around the farm wailing on his cardboard guitar, pretending to be a member of the rock band KISS. Additional inspiration came during his first concert when he got the chance to see Boston & Sammy Hagar in the early 1970's.
This opened up a whole new world of rock and roll music for him; his parents noticed his growing interest in music and enrolled him into guitar lessons when he was 13.
From there he jumped into two years of lessons at a local music store in Cedar Rapids. After discovering Eddie Van Halen, Brad knew that the guitar would always be a part of his life. He took his love throughout the city as he played as a pit musician & jammed at parties for friends.
This made him thirsty for more. He enrolled classes at Kirkwood Community College & also took lessons from the one & only Craig-Erickson (www.craig-erickson.com).
His love for music landed him a gig opening for Molly Hatchet in Cedar Rapids with a band called "Slap & Tickle". He has also played in the Greeley Stampede show for quite a few years with "True North".
Brad is currently playing in Greeley, Colorado with a rock band titled "Ragged Doll". They play a wide variety of music with an emphasis on classic rock from the 60's to present, with Brad playing electric guitar in the five piece lineup.
He currently jams on his all-time favorite guitar: a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24. Beyond guitar, he plays also plays drums & bass guitar. He has also been known to thrash a banjo from time to time. He is still actively playing & passing his 31 years of playing experience on to others (you!).
Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.
Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing.Free LessonSeries Details
Freebo talks about basic song structure in this lesson, covering the verse, chorus and bridge. He uses his original song,...Free LessonSeries Details
In this lesson Justin introduces his series on playing with a capo and dishes out some basic tips, including how to properly...Free LessonSeries Details
Lesson 7 is all about arpeggios. Danny provides discussion and exercises designed to build your right hand skills.Free LessonSeries Details
Mitch teaches his interpretation of the classic "Cannonball Rag." This song provides beginning and intermediate guitarists...Free LessonSeries Details
Orville Johnson introduces turnarounds and provides great ideas and techniques.Free LessonSeries Details
In lesson 6, Kaki discusses how the left and right hands can work together or independently of each other to create different...Free LessonSeries Details
Mark Nelson introduces "'Ulupalakua," a song he will be using to teach different skills and techniques. In this lesson, he...Free LessonSeries Details
New fingerstyle instructor Don Ross introduces himself, his background, and what you should expect in this series.Free LessonSeries Details
Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.
James explains how to tap arpeggios for extended musical reach.Free LessonSeries Details
Lisa breaks into the very basics of the electric guitar. She starts by explaining the parts of the guitar. Then, she dives...Free LessonSeries Details
Chris brings his ingenuity to this lesson on the American folk song called "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" Also known as...Free LessonSeries Details
Joel Kosche talks about creating and composing a guitar solo. He uses his original song "Sunrise" as an example.Free LessonSeries Details
Michael "Nomad" Ripoll dives deep into the rhythm & blues, funk, and soul genres that were made popular by artists like Earth...Free LessonSeries Details
Lauren Passarelli offers up her wisdom on purchasing a guitar. She also includes information regarding proper setup and care....Free LessonSeries Details
In this lesson Eric talks about playing basic lead in the Memphis Blues style.Free LessonSeries Details
Brendan demonstrates the tiny triad shapes derived from the form 1 barre chord.Free LessonSeries Details
Kris analyzes different pick sizes and their effect on his playing. Using a slow motion camera, he is able to point out the...Free LessonSeries Details
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