Chris Liepe is back in lesson 5 with an introduction to scales. In this lesson, you will learn how to play up and down simple scale patterns.
Taught by Chris Liepe in Basic Electric Guitar with Chris seriesLength: 13:55Difficulty: 1.0 of 5
- Theory: sharps and flats, whole steps and half steps.Chapter 2: A Bit of Theory
- The notes on the guitar - learning the fretboard.
- Learning the scales.
- Playing the scales with a click and backing track.
-Accidentals are notes that have a '#' or 'b' symbol with them that indicates if they have been raised or lowered by a half step.Chapter 3: Learning the Notes on the Guitar
-In this lesson, everything will be referred to as a 'sharp' (#).
-Whole Step = distance of 2 frets, abbreviated as 'W.'
-Half Step = distance of 1 fret, abbreviated as 'H.'
-Every major scale has this whole step/half step makeup between the notes: W-W-H-W-W-W-H
-Learning the neck.Chapter 4: Learning the Scales
-If you have the names of the strings memorized by now, you can count up fret by fret to name the notes on the guitar.
-For example on your 6th or E string, fret 1 would be F, fret 2 would be F#, 3 would be G, 4 would be G#, 5 would be A etc...
-You can do this for each string.
-Learning the one string major scales and naming the notes while you play them will help you learn the notes on the guitar and help you become familiar with the sound of the major scale.
-Refer to the provided tab under "Supplemental Content."Chapter 5: Playing with a Click and Backing Track
-Each scale has the same positioning; they are simply played on different strings.
-Note the fingering that is used to play each scale.
-Take things slow. Focus on the fingering and naming the notes while you play before you try to play to a click or the backing track.
-Use alternate picking to play these scales: continuously alternate between down and upstrokes.
-Remember proper picking technique and hand position!
-Play each scale ascending and descending two times before moving on to the next string with the track.
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Chris Liepe is back in lesson 5 with an introduction to scales. In this lesson, you will learn how to play up and down simple scale patterns.Length: 13:55 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Chris introduces minor chords and barre chords.Length: 25:23 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
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Intervals, Intervals, Intervals! Chris Liepe explains what they are, where they are found, and how to play them in this lesson.Length: 14:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Chris Liepe breaks through his 10th lesson with a detailed discussion of triads. Dig in and take these triads for a ride!Length: 24:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Chris Liepe adds yet another lesson to his effect pedal-mini series. Here he covers the delay pedal. This effect that operates on the principles of time and rhythm. Use this pedal to add depth to your...Length: 19:52 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Chris Liepe quickly demonstrates the chorus pedal with some 80's style licks. This pedal can create a deep and rich addition to solos or add the illusion of multiple guitars.Length: 3:28 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Key Signatures! How do they relate to one another? Chris Liepe explains them in lesson 16 of his beginner series. Getting familiar with your key signatures will help pull everything together that has been...Length: 15:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Chris Liepe demonstrates how to take a key signature (the set notes within a key) and stack 3rds on top of a root note to form chords. With the help of a modulating backing track, this should be a fun...Length: 30:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Chris explains and demonstrates the very basics of alternate picking. He also provides simple exercises to develop the technique in your own playing.Length: 16:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Chris details and demonstrates the fundamental movements and suggested left hand position for legato playing -- specifically hammer-ons and pull-offs. He also provides exercises for developing the technique.Length: 16:11 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Chris talks about proper palm muting and discusses potential snags when first attempting the technique. He offers a number of exercises and patterns to help palm muting become a part of your rhythm playing.Length: 9:22 Difficulty: 1.0 FREE
Hybrid picking can add a fresh dimension to your chord and rhythm playing. In this lesson, Chris briefly covers how to get started with hybrid picking and offers two exercises that you can use to apply...Length: 6:27 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Chris talks about what it means to play in position and teaches three of the five "CAGED" major scale positions in the key of G.Length: 12:44 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Chris continues in his teaching of the five basic "CAGED" major scale positions in the key of G.Length: 11:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
About Chris Liepe
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Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.
Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.
Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.
Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.
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