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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. (More)

Chris's Contributions to JamPlay.com

Chris Liepe has 296 videos at JamPlay, with 23 beginner lessons, 152 intermediate lessons, 18 song lessons, 29 lessons in our Artist Series and 74 Lick & Riff Library entries. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Basic Electric Guitar with Chris

Chris will guide you through the world of electric guitar in this series.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Your...

Chris Liepe talks about the absolute basics of the guitar, including tuning, the guitar...

Length: 23:21
Lesson 2

Playing Your First Chords

Chris Liepe introduces you to your very first 2 chords, E and A. Since this is your first...

Length: 28:54
Lesson 3

3 New Chords: Complete...

Here in lesson 3, Chris teaches the C, G, and D chords. Once you have mastered the chords...

Length: 12:22
Lesson 4

The Basics to Tablature,...

Chris is back with his most information packed lesson to date. In this lesson, you will...

Length: 25:38
Lesson 5

Introduction to the...

Chris Liepe is back in lesson 5 with an introduction to scales. In this lesson, you will...

Length: 13:55
Lesson 6

Barre and Minor Chords

In this lesson, Chris introduces minor chords and barre chords.

Length: 25:23
Lesson 7

Strum Patterns and Time...

Chris Liepe lays down some grooves in this lesson! He provides instruction on rhythmic...

Length: 21:12
Lesson 8

All About Intervals

Intervals, Intervals, Intervals! Chris Liepe explains what they are, where they are found,...

Length: 14:07
Lesson 9

Intervals Pop Quiz

Sharpen your pencils and grab your guitar. It's pop quiz time. Chris Liepe adds to his...

Length: 15:39
Lesson 10

Triads: Everything You...

Chris Liepe breaks through his 10th lesson with a detailed discussion of triads. Dig in...

Length: 24:14
Lesson 11

Effect Pedal Mini Series

This lesson begins a mini-series on effects pedals. Chris breaks down routing and how...

Length: 8:20
Lesson 12

Effect Pedal: Compression

The compression effect pedal is one of the most misunderstood pedals around. Chris Liepe...

Length: 14:12
Lesson 13

Gain Stacking with Overdrive...

Chris Liepe is back with the 3rd installment in his Effects Pedal mini-series. He explains...

Length: 7:54
Lesson 14

Effect Pedal: Delay

Chris Liepe adds yet another lesson to his effect pedal-mini series. Here he covers the...

Length: 19:52
Lesson 15

Effect Pedal: Chorus

Chris Liepe quickly demonstrates the chorus pedal with some 80's style licks. This pedal...

Length: 3:28
Lesson 16

Understanding Key Signatures

Key Signatures! How do they relate to one another? Chris Liepe explains them in lesson...

Length: 15:21
Lesson 17

Chord Harmony Basics

Chris Liepe demonstrates how to take a key signature (the set notes within a key) and...

Length: 30:02
Lesson 18

Technique Basics: Alternate...

Chris explains and demonstrates the very basics of alternate picking. He also provides...

Length: 16:03
Lesson 19

Technique Basics: Legato...

Chris details and demonstrates the fundamental movements and suggested left hand position...

Length: 16:11
Lesson 20

Technique Basics: Palm...

Chris talks about proper palm muting and discusses potential snags when first attempting...

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Lesson 21

Technique Basics: Hybrid...

Hybrid picking can add a fresh dimension to your chord and rhythm playing. In this lesson,...

Length: 6:27
Lesson 22

Major Scale Positions...

Chris talks about what it means to play in position and teaches three of the five "CAGED"...

Length: 12:44
Lesson 23

Major Scale Positions...

Chris continues in his teaching of the five basic "CAGED" major scale positions in the...

Length: 11:39