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Introductory Guitar Part 3 (Guitar Lesson)


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Brendan Burns

Introductory Guitar Part 3

Brendan continues his Introductory Guitar series with three new chords, a challenging melodic exercise, and a rhythm exercise.

Taught by Brendan Burns in Introductory Guitar seriesLength: 16:21Difficulty: 1.0 of 5


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jillnissjillniss replied on August 24th, 2016

I am really enjoying this series. Fine tuning some of my beginner skills and filling in gaps in my early education. I have noted a huge improvement in my rhythm after doing just Part 1 and Part 2. I plan to check out your rhythm course after completing this 5 part series.

chasstlchasstl replied on August 24th, 2016

Thanks for the lessons, I'm really enjoying them, I find them very helpful. I am curious about the guitar your playing in the videos, I can't make out the name on the head stock. Who is the mfg. and which model is it.

west cravenwest craven replied on June 15th, 2015

ththat rhythmic exercise just blew my mind! awesome, im getting better at strumming thanks to this exercise

vincentfamvincentfam replied on November 12th, 2014

Thanks. Your lessons are great.

dmorehousedmorehouse replied on June 14th, 2014

Thanks for the suggestions--both are helpful.

dmorehousedmorehouse replied on June 11th, 2014

Probably should have asked this before now. However, I'm interested in knowing what your recommendation is for the amount of time to spend practicing. How long, how frequently, and what to focus on? I played in high school, now over 42 years ago. Seems a lifetime. Anyway, I lean red most of the chords back then, and to my absolute amazement, ALL of them seem to have come back with very little effort. Some of the more difficult chords are presenting challenges, but I admit I din;t not learn them well back then, so they are not recalling well now. What is clear to me is that what you truly learn, even if you do not master it (because I was never a guitar master) you will never forget it. Back then, I did not practice with any degree of regimen or discipline. I don't want to repeat those mistakes now. Now I have the time, and the ability to concentrate. But I have no idea what level of devotion will make it happen. Do I need to give it an hour? 30 minutes? 1.5 hours? Should I practice, twice a day? What is best? When did you begin to see improvement? What was your training regimen? Thanks-Dave

west cravenwest craven replied on June 15th, 2015

Study long-study wrong. the quality of practice outweighs the quantity. just make sure u enjoy practice and try to focus on making practice enjoyable.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on June 11th, 2014

The one thing I could suggest for you is to take the element of time out of the equation. You have more time than you did before - great. Let's take advantage of that and practice what you need to work on. Start with the hard things first and work to fatigue. As you continue to come back to what you are working on, you'll get stronger and faster. Every time you sit down to practice it will be of different length, but who cares? Time isn't an issue. Just focus on what you are working on let the pieces come together. Keep it rockin!

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on June 11th, 2014

There's a great thread going on in the forums right now about this...check it out: http://www.jamplaytalk.com/showthread.php?15494-How-much-time-do-you-practice-skills-vs-practicing-songs

keplerkepler replied on June 10th, 2014

interesting lesson it make me think

Introductory Guitar

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Lesson 1

Introductory Guitar Part 1

In his first beginning guitar lesson, Brendan draws on his vast teaching experience and imparts some of the basic things every guitar player should know. As in all the lessons in this series, Brendan...

Length: 22:18 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Introductory Guitar Part 2

Brendan continues his introductory series for guitar, adding more chords, melodic exercises and rhythmic exercises to further you in your playing ability!

Length: 10:45 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Introductory Guitar Part 3

Brendan continues his Introductory Guitar series with three new chords, a challenging melodic exercise, and a rhythm exercise.

Length: 16:21 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Introductory Guitar Part 4

In week number 4, Brendan shows you his chord transition strategy and introduces the major scale!

Length: 16:34 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Introductory Guitar Part 5

In the final lesson of this series, Brendan sends you on your way with some great tools: strumming chords and playing the minor pentatonic scale!

Length: 14:25 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only

About Brendan Burns View Full Biography Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.

While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.

Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.

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