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.
Taught by Yvette Young in Yvette Young Artist Series seriesLength: 18:47Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
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.
Welcome to Yvette Young's series! Join Yvette as she gets creative with open tunings.Length: 3:16 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE
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.Length: 9:53 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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.Length: 7:29 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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...Length: 3:52 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Learn another passive, muscle memory building exercise that will work on speed and coordination between your thumb and your fingers.Length: 3:40 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Continuing on with a triplet fingerpicking pattern, Yvette brings in the fretting hand and plays the triplets over a D Major scale.Length: 3:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Yvette takes a look at the two different forms of movement around the fretboard, horizontal and vertical.Length: 3:19 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Learn a riff from Yvette's song, Shibuya. This riff involves complex shapes with fingerpicking and a moving bass line.Length: 5:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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.Length: 6:32 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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.Length: 2:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Building off of what we've learned so far with two-handed tapping, Yvette teaches a new melodic idea in this lesson.Length: 4:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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.Length: 7:02 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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...Length: 3:36 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Yvette breaks down a staccato tapping riff from her song, Shibuya.Length: 7:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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.Length: 7:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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.Length: 6:20 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Yvette teaches a fun riff with a blend of tapping and fingerstyle over an odd, changing meter.Length: 8:29 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Time to give those fingers a work out! In this lesson, Yvette teaches and demonstrates tap flourshes that require some serious coordination.Length: 7:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Yvette walks through the way she approaches songwriting and utilizing various techniques to create engaging dynamics and texture in your creations.Length: 9:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Tapping on acoustic is typically much harder than on electric. In this lesson, Yvette explains and demonstrates her approach to this technique.Length: 6:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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.Length: 9:24 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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.Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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,...Length: 18:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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.Length: 13:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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.Length: 15:52 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Yvette Young View Full Biography
Yvette Young was raised in a classical household full of music, and started piano at age 4 and violin at age 7. She eventually competed in international competitions and quickly toured with 2 different orchestras. Through her classical music experience, she taught herself how to play the acoustic guitar and eventually moved to the world of electric. Yvette became acquainted with Strandberg Guitars through playing their Boden 7-string.
She is currently touring and playing with her band, Covet and has toured both Japan and Europe. In her spare time, Yvette takes care of birds, teaches art, and also produces drawings and paintings.
Yvette takes most of her compositional inspiration from nature, particularly the sea. Her two-handed tapping/finger picked playing style has been described as “reminiscent of playing the piano”, which fits with her classical upbringing.
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