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 and interactive lesson that will further your music theory training.
Taught by Chris Liepe in Basic Electric Guitar with Chris seriesLength: 30:02Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
1.I have purposely NOT provided the chord names or TAB for this backing track. Since you know the keys that are being played in, and you know the number progression, you should not need any. Practice playing along with the chord progressions in the different keys throughout the track. You may have to use some barre chords, but for the most part, you should be able to use standard chords...nothing we haven’t worked on yet! It may take you a few times, but you’ll figure out the chords. When you do, this track becomes a great, musical chord workout. You can choose to play with the full track, or just do drums and bass so that you can provide all of the rhythm.Have fun with this one, and let me know if you have any questions!
2. Again, since you know the keys and the progressions, practice playing your basic one-string scales over the track. Maybe use the version without any lead on it so your guitar becomes the "lead." Over the "G" section, play a G major scale. Practice playing the notes in different orders and develop simple melody lines using those scales.
3. When you listen to the full track, you’ll hear a "lead" guitar in your right ear. This lead stuff has been created using the material that was taught in my "Triads" lesson earlier in this series. This was played as an example of how to use those triads over this chord progression in various keys. Go back and review the "Triads" lesson and see if you can play each progression with only triads. You'll get a similar sound to my lead.
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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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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
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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
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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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