Do you find yourself getting stuck in standard tuning playing the same shapes and scales? Is everything you write sounding the same? If you’re looking to break out of the usual habits and go-to chord shapes you are familiar with, this course will teach you about the fun world of open tunings and introduce you to how they can be utilized in writing full-sounding, melodic parts.
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This comprehensive course will start with an introduction to open tunings, listing a few that Yvette uses, and then introduce players to some more complex fingerpicking patterns (introducing compound time signatures). After that, players can build on left hand and right hand independence and eventually learn some two-handed tapping that utilizes fingerpicking and tapping at the same time. Players will learn about how combining techniques adds sonic texture (e.g staccato vs legato, how different touch affects timbre/tone quality), and gradually build up to learning a few riffs in an open tuning that incorporate various fingerpicking and tapping techniques demonstrated in the course.Begin the Course
Welcome to Yvette Young's series! Join Yvette as she gets creative with open tunings.
While this course will primarily focus on the tuning, DADF#AE, there are a lot of other options out there. In this lesson, Yvette introduces just a handful of those tunings.
Yvette teaches a right hand exercise that doesn't require much thought, but will help build the endurance and muscle memory necessary for fast, controlled fingerpicking.
Now that you're right hand is more limber and controlled, it's time to work on the left hand. This left hand exercise will walk through the D-Scale, working on muscle memory and getting more familiar with fretboard in this tuning.
Learn another passive, muscle memory building exercise that will work on speed and coordination between your thumb and your fingers.
Continuing on with a triplet fingerpicking pattern, Yvette brings in the fretting hand and plays the triplets over a D Major scale.
In this lesson, Yvette takes a look at the two different forms of movement around the fretboard, horizontal and vertical.
Learn a riff from Yvette's song, Shibuya. This riff involves complex shapes with fingerpicking and a moving bass line.
As guitarists, we never have enough fingers. As Yvette demonstrates in this lesson, two-handed tapping is a great way to create a flurry of notes that simply can't be achieved any other way.
Tap pull-offs are a useful tool for expanding and filling out your sound. Join Yvette as she walks through her approach to this technique and teaches a riff that utilizes it.
Building off of what we've learned so far with two-handed tapping, Yvette teaches a new melodic idea in this lesson.
Tap slides are a very useful tool for adding fluidity to your runs. Join Yvette as she shows how to effectively utilize this cool technique.
Coming from a background in classical music, Yvette has mastered the art of practicing. In this lesson she teaches a very useful tool for effective practice. We'll be using this technique throughout the remainder of the course, so pay attention!
In this lesson, Yvette breaks down a staccato tapping riff from her song, Shibuya.
This lesson expands on the tapping techniques Yvette's demonstrated so far in the course by blending them with fingerpicking, to create beautiful, complex melodies.
If you've ever feel stuck coming up with new riffs or melodies, changing the time signature can be a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Join Yvette as she explores this concept.
Yvette teaches a fun riff with a blend of tapping and fingerstyle over an odd, changing meter.
Time to give those fingers a work out! In this lesson, Yvette teaches and demonstrates tap flourshes that require some serious coordination.
In this lesson, Yvette walks through the way she approaches songwriting and utilizing various techniques to create engaging dynamics and texture in your creations.
Tapping on acoustic is typically much harder than on electric. In this lesson, Yvette explains and demonstrates her approach to this technique.
Sometimes you just don't know where to go next in a song. While there's no magic bullet, Yvette shares some tools that have helped her break out of a creative funk.
Singing and playing doesn't have to be as hard as it seems. In this lesson, Yvette demonstrates some tricks to help you master this intimidating skill.
Sit down with Yvette and take a look at her song, Blossom. Drawing upon many of the techniques she's taught in this course, this song utilizes fingerpicking, slides and harmonics in the context of a beautiful, flowing melody, supported by easy harmonies.
Join Yvette as she walks through the song Nautilus. This track is a great exercise in tapping and contains a number of riffs that should be familiar from the series.
This song has made it's way into at least a couple of the lessons in the series, but in this lesson we're going to take a comprehensive look at it and break it into manageable chunks.
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So glad I bought this capo! I was hoping to get a list of those tunings!
Best course yet
Best person in this world
Excellent teacher and a lot of useful excerices
Good ideas here! very inspiring!
I love her style of teaching and her techniques! I hope to see more from her in the future!
I was going to sell my soul for these tabs, but then I found out this tutorial!!!
sweet and slow lesson
Probably because I have a piano background.
She's lovely <3 And so smooth and inspirational for a beginner guitarist such as myself. Thank you so much for having her on and allowing her to be free for subscribers!
Since I am familiar with reading sheet music, the supplements have helped a ton. Also, If I get confused, all I need to do is watch the videos again to observe how the instructor performs the exercise and break apart the tabs shown to achieve t
The teacher seems great --- speaks slowly and clearly and doesn't use any big words or jargon. She stays on message and demonstrates the skill repeatedly and her hand doesn't block one's view of the strings. I have found that this is actually a
Think I'll get fresh ideas from this course
Very applicable to the world of creating and composing