Welcome to the first of four tracks Chris has created to help demonstrate how to creatively layer guitar tracks utilizing the information taught in the first three lessons of this series.
Taught by Chris Liepe in Chords, Capos, and Simple Melodies seriesLength: 15:53Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
It's time to discover the tools needed to spice up chord playing, effectively use a capo, and play simple melodies.
Welcome to the first lesson in this series titled Chords, Capos, and Simple Melodies! Chris covers chord positions in the keys of C, A, G, E, D and offers tasteful ways of voicing and connecting certain...Length: 44:29 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 2 of this series will provide a greater in depth look on how to utilize the capo while applying the same techniques lesson 1 provided. Time to start layering and harmonizing.Length: 18:12 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Ever hear a song you really like but don't know how to figure out its progression just by listening to it? This lesson provides the tools to get you started in ear training. Chris uses the major scale...Length: 32:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Welcome to the first of four tracks Chris has created to help demonstrate how to creatively layer guitar tracks utilizing the information taught in the first three lessons of this series.Length: 15:53 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This second track will again provide more ideas on how to creatively build an easy listening tune utilizing a open position rhythm, an accompanied capo rhythm, and a simple lead to complete a full track.Length: 14:58 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Welcome to Track 3! This track features simple rock and blues ideas played with a solid strumming pattern.Length: 11:55 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
This is the final lesson in the Chords, Capos, and Simple Melodies series. It features a ska style track with a simple and catchy lead line.Length: 12:23 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
About Chris Liepe
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Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.
Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.
Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.
Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.
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