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.
New fingerstyle instructor Don Ross introduces himself, his background, and what you should expect in this series.Free LessonSeries Details
Lesson 7 is all about arpeggios. Danny provides discussion and exercises designed to build your right hand skills.Free LessonSeries Details
Hawkeye teaches several Robert Johnson licks in this lesson. These licks are played with a slide in open G tuning.Free LessonSeries Details
Jim Deeming discusses how to use a metronome for practice, skill building, and speed building.Free LessonSeries Details
Nick explains how to play some of the most commonly used chords in the bluegrass genre.Free LessonSeries Details
Erik expounds on the many possibilities of open tunings and the new harmonics that you can use in them. He explains what...Free LessonSeries Details
Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.Free LessonSeries Details
JamPlay welcomes David Isaacs to our teacher roster. With his first lesson Dave explains his approach to playing guitar with...Free LessonSeries Details
Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.
In this lesson Eric talks about playing basic lead in the Memphis Blues style.Free LessonSeries Details
Do you want to play more musical sounding solos? Do you want to play solos with more emotion behind them? Maybe you're the...Free LessonSeries Details
Get an in-depth look into the mind of virtuoso guitarist Andy James. Learn about Andy's early beginnings all the way up to...Free LessonSeries Details
David MacKenzie introduces the tapping technique and teaches a fun exercise. This lesson includes a backing track.Free LessonSeries Details
Brendan demonstrates the tiny triad shapes derived from the form 1 barre chord.Free LessonSeries Details
In this lesson, Larry discusses and demonstrates how to tune your bass. He explains why tuning is critical and discusses...Free LessonSeries Details
Dave "David J" Weiner returns with a lesson on how to play with style and attitude. He covers all the basic techniques you'll...Free LessonSeries Details
Matt Brown shows off some ways to add some creativity and originality to your rock chord voicings.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
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
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