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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.
Want all the skills you need to play your favorite songs for yourself, or even your friends and family? This is for you.
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.
...You should sing a little! Why? Because even a little singing makes vital connections between your brain and your ears! Singing is a way to massively train your ears and will make you a better all around musician.
- May 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
In this lesson, we'll hone in a bit more on the actual subdivisions that make strumming what it is. Now that you know how to sound natural, this is the next step in becoming a great strumming machine.
- May 19th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
The strum pattern can be the hardest aspect of a song to capture because trying to be too precise can actually make you play less like how you really want to sound... Comfortable and awesome! Nomad breaks down how to be imprecise yet strum how you want to strum!
- May 17th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
The drums, the bass line, and the entire arrangement of a song feeds the whole groove and feel. Learn how to capture that energy with your guitar in a performance that doesn't necessarily have all those elements!
- May 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Once you unlock the little mystery contained in the value of notes, learning and performing songs will be SO much easier! There's a bit of theory involved, but don't get scared It's pretty straight forward.
- May 12th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Understanding how the groove works within the time signature is so important when it comes to really getting in the zone with a song. You don't have to be able to count every little subdivision as you strum, but you should be able to count the general feel. Nomad walks you through this.
- May 11th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Learn to march to the beat of your own... Guitar? Yep! In this lesson, you'll learn how to harness that inner groove that is inside all of us and just waiting to be discovered and shared with others.
- May 10th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
We'll look at other musical examples from Nomad's world that will further drive home the importance of identifying and working with different parts of popular songs. We'll start off by looking at the bridge.
- May 9th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Using the original song example from the last lesson, we're going to get a better feel singing and playing along with yourself as well as honing in on different parts that make up a complete song.
- May 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
We're looking at how lyrics and melody work together from a guitar player's perspective. Lyrics are an important part of song form and it is an art to get them to work together to compliment one another and not get in the way of each other. Nomad uses an example from one of his own songs to illustrate a good working relationship between the elements.
- May 7th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Harmony is simply the support of a melody. Harmony can exist in several different forms. It can be in the rhythm instruments or a supporting vocal, or a single note harmony from any number of instruments. Nomad demonstrates a cool way to practice harmony in this lesson.
- May 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Melody just might be the most important building block in music! It's debatable, but certainly worth pondering. What are some of the first melodies you remember getting stuck in your head? In this lesson, we'll learn how to create melody!
- May 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Learn how to pick out and create many different types of rhythmic sounds on your guitar. You'll also get your perspective set on how important rhythm guitar is to your guitar playing.
- May 4th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Learn the fundamental building blocks to be able to play any song from beginning to end with confidence and the ability to actually entertain those around you while doing so!
- May 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Apply movable chords up the neck and get a strumming workout at the same time with a track called "Listen Up".
- Apr 27th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
We'll return to the concept of moving chords up and down the neck. This time, we'll be in the key of E. We've already done lessons like this on the keys of A and D, so this one should flow nicely with what you've learned so far.
- Apr 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Going deeper into the "Travis" style picking, Isaacs will add a technical variation and teach you a bouncy little tune called "Ragtime". Have fun!
- Apr 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Travis Picking can be used generally to describe any fingerpicking technique where the thumb is alternating with the rest of the strings. This lesson will take the technique all the way back to its roots in Ragtime piano!
- Apr 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT