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Calum Graham, one of the finest upcoming acoustic guitar players, teaches the ins and outs of his eclectic style.
This course is all about taking the best parts of the songs you love and incorporating them into your playing.
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Learn to harness the power of 3-on-a-string scales to learn and master your entire fretboard, and sound cool doing it.
Unlike traditional "learn quick" consumer teaching products, we provide an ongoing guitar teaching service - not just a one-time product. We are constantly producing new lessons to help you learn to play guitar. Find our most recent additions below.
Calum continues working us through his song "The Nomad". This lesson is all about a two handed tapping sequence in the song, meant to strengthen our hand independence.
- Jun 28th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
One of the most important aspects of slide playing (and any playing for that matter) is how you mute the strings you don't want to hear. Slide guitar presents some interesting challenges in this area and Stuart is all over it!
- Jun 27th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
There are so many great ways to use a capo. You can dial in the right key for a singer, you can add interest by playing chords or lines in a completely different part of the neck than your jamming partner, and you discover new ways to play chords and progressions that are just not possible in any other way!
- Jun 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Now that we've learned how to execute a bassline in different ways, it's time to layer another part on top of it! A challenging concept that will further your left and right hand independence.
- Jun 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Work on adding passing chords to your chord progressions and how to identify a passing chord when you're figuring out a song. They can be kinda sneaky, but if you know what to listen for, you'll get them before they fool you.
- Jun 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Getting just the right 'in tune' or 'slightly out of tune' sound is an art when it comes to playing Slide Guitar. Stuart goes in deep in demonstrating what proper pitch control looks like and sounds like!
- Jun 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
When constructing fingerstyle pieces, one must act as their own bass player. In this lesson, Calum gives an introduction to playing basslines, and shows us multiple ways to play them.
- Jun 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
In this lesson John teaches a mixolydian pentatonic scale, similar to a minor pentatonic scale, that is reminiscent of an Indian music sound.
- Jun 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Transposition, is a vital skill for any versatile musician. In this lesson, Don introduces the basics and demonstrates how it's done.
- Jun 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Using our chord knowledge, we will start working on recognizing chord changes by ear through a number of listening exercises.
- Jun 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
There's lots to unpack here with all of the various rhythmic variations. It has a chime, yet it is tight and full of range. Have fun with this one!
- Jun 19th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Slide players are all of the map when it comes to using their fingers or picks to get certain sounds or play certain lines. You'll get a great look at the basics of playing with a pick as well as fingers when it comes to dialing in the slide sound for a particular situation.
- Jun 18th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Building off of what we've learned about the major chords in C Major, Don walks through all the diatonic chords and lays the groundwork for building progressions.
- Jun 17th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Stuart will go through many different types of slides and discuss why there is such a great variety. You'll learn what each slide in the arsenal is best at, and what to watch out for when selecting your slide.
- Jun 16th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Continue strengthening your ear with Don with some listening exercises based around the I, IV and V chords in C Major.
- Jun 15th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Should you use your trusty multi-purpose axe for slide or should you dedicate a specific guitar in your collection for the task? How should it be set up? What about string gauge? Stuart covers all this and more in this must watch lesson!
- Jun 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
This series by Stuart Ziff is one of the most comprehensive looks at all of the ins and outs of Slide Guitar playing you'll find anywhere. Once Stuart gets your tools and gear whipped into shape, he'll dive into the styles of some of the most influential Slide players in history and inspire you to start or improve your Slide skills with all of the great included examples and backing tracks.
- Jun 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
In this lesson, Don examines three chords that are perhaps the most ubiquitous chords you'll find throughout mainstream music. Learn to recognize these chord intervals by ear.
- Jun 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT