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.
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Marcelo teaches the eight basic right hand moves for the Rumba Flamenca strum pattern. He then shows you how to apply it...Free LessonSeries Details
Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.Free LessonSeries Details
Nick explains how to play some of the most commonly used chords in the bluegrass genre.Free LessonSeries Details
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Tosin explains some of the intricacies of the 8 string guitar such as his personal setup and approach to playing.Free LessonSeries Details
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Welcome to this fresh new look at understanding the guitar fretboard as a whole! John March, a long time student of the late...Free LessonSeries Details
Emil takes you through some techniques that he uses frequently in his style of playing. Topics include neck bending, percussive...Free LessonSeries Details
Known around the world for his inspirational approach to guitar instruction, Musician's Institute veteran Daniel Gilbert...Free LessonSeries Details
Brendan demonstrates the tiny triad shapes derived from the form 1 barre chord.Free LessonSeries Details
Berklee College of Music Professor Danny "Mo" Morris brings a unique balance of music theory and creative thinking to the...Free LessonSeries Details
Stuart delves into all the different aspects of how R&B guitar has had an impact within reggae music.Free LessonSeries Details
Lesson 25 from Glen presents a detailed exercise that firmly builds up fret hand dexterity for both speed and accuracy.Free LessonSeries Details
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