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The Language of Music (Guitar Lesson)


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Brad Henecke

The Language of Music

In this lesson, Brad talks about the language of music and introduces the chromatic scale.

Taught by Brad Henecke in Beginner Electric Guitar with Brad Henecke seriesLength: 6:11Difficulty: 1.0 of 5


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marugeist@gmail.com[email protected] replied on June 26th, 2014

What's an octave?

marugeist@gmail.com[email protected] replied on June 26th, 2014

What is the chromatic scale for? In other words what would I apply it on?

jrdragster12jrdragster12 replied on January 24th, 2014

very begineer Brad is a excellent teacher Just have to pratice alot Fingers still dont wont to cooperate but are getting better

firedog4firedog4 replied on January 7th, 2014

Yippie!

danludwigdanludwig replied on January 10th, 2013

I have been playing guitar on & off for 25 years (mostly self taught), and the chromatic pattern in part 2 had never occurred to me before. Go down 1 fret and up 1 string to get the next chromatic note, except when moving from the G to B string. Great lesson there.

podstephenspodstephens replied on January 10th, 2013

Great lessons for a total newbie like me!

f4ushotf4ushot replied on December 3rd, 2012

Chromatic scale is good piece to have. It was great to see it applied to the fret board. Your students might benefit from the reference to the "note circle" to help visualize the scale.

dreamworks2050dreamworks2050 replied on July 25th, 2012

this is so really cool. i been waiting for this tutorial. all of the series. now i feel more confident to start practicing for real!

harleysoftailharleysoftail replied on December 28th, 2011

Hey Brad thanks for teaching, you're great and funny! :)))

psour33psour33 replied on July 21st, 2011

Hi Brad ! There is not B# and not E#. Does that mean that there is C flat and F flat ? Or do I understand nothing at all ? Regards Patrick

marugeist@gmail.com[email protected] replied on June 26th, 2014

Hey, no if there's not B# and E# then it also means that there's not C flat or F flat. It's simple to realize or confirm that. If you grab your guitar and go forward, beginning with the A note on the 5th fret of the 6th string, applying your four fingers, it would go like this. A-A#-B-C and if you go backwards it would be read as: C-B (NO C flat, you jump back straight to B) and then since there is A# next you can call it B flat, which is the same thing and then you get back to A. The same goes for F. There's not F flat because there's No E# You are just going backwards. And if there's no E# then there's not F flat. Hope you understood what I say. I know I wrote too much, but just wanted to be very specific. Let me know if this helped you. Enjoy the lessons. Never give up!

wrblackwrblack replied on October 26th, 2012

E# is F and B# is C, IIRC.

guitarjack5guitarjack5 replied on May 2nd, 2011

Thanks Brad. I'm enjoying your uncomplicated style.

Beginner Electric Guitar with Brad Henecke

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Brad Henecke starts you on your journey into the world of the electric guitar with this beginner oriented lesson series.



Lesson 1

Buying a Guitar

Brad Henecke gives some thoughts on buying a guitar and related accessories. A perfect lesson for an absolute beginner!

Length: 10:06 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Hand Stretches

In this lesson, Brad Henecke covers the important topic of hand stretches. Failure to stretch and warm up can lead to injuries including tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Length: 3:30 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Using a Tuner

Brad Henecke talks about different kinds of guitar tuners, including his personal favorites - the clip-on tuner and floor tuner.

Length: 10:30 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Fifth Fret Tuning Method

Brad demonstrates how to use a tuning fork and the famous fifth fret tuning method.

Length: 5:42 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Single String Picking

Brad Henecke explains how to properly hold the pick. He also provides several single string picking exercises.

Length: 10:19 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

The Language of Music

In this lesson, Brad talks about the language of music and introduces the chromatic scale.

Length: 6:11 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Learning Chords

In this lesson, Brad Henecke introduces the concept of playing chords. He teaches the A, D, and E chords.

Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 8

Rhythm Patterns

Now that you have a few chords under your belt, Brad Henecke discusses some relatively easy strumming patterns.

Length: 7:05 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Two New Chords

In this lesson, Brad introduces the C major and G major chords. Every guitarist must posses this potent knowledge!

Length: 16:01 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE
Lesson 10

A Minor Chord

Brad introduces the A minor chord and teaches a chord progression to go along with it.

Length: 7:24 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 11

D Minor Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the D minor chord and several chord progressions.

Length: 7:06 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 12

The E Minor Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the E minor chord and teaches several chord progressions that use it.

Length: 5:18 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

The A7 Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the A7 chord and teaches three chord progressions that can be used for practice.

Length: 4:56 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

The D7 Chord

In this lesson Brad Henecke teaches the D7 chord and several useful chord progressions.

Length: 4:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

The E7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the E7 chord and teaches several exciting examples to be used as practice.

Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 16

The G7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the G7 chord as well as several useful chord progressions.

Length: 5:07 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

The B7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the B7 chord and several useful chord progressions.

Length: 4:42 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 18

The C7 Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the C7 chord as well as several useful chord progressions.

Length: 4:17 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 19

The F Major Chord

Brad Henecke introduces one of the more difficult beginner chords, F major. He shows how this chord is played and teaches a few chord progressions.

Length: 5:18 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only

About Brad Henecke View Full Biography Brad Henecke was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 5th of 1963. He has been a fan of music for as long as he & his family can remember. You could always find him running around the farm wailing on his cardboard guitar, pretending to be a member of the rock band KISS. Additional inspiration came during his first concert when he got the chance to see Boston & Sammy Hagar in the early 1970's.

This opened up a whole new world of rock and roll music for him; his parents noticed his growing interest in music and enrolled him into guitar lessons when he was 13.

From there he jumped into two years of lessons at a local music store in Cedar Rapids. After discovering Eddie Van Halen, Brad knew that the guitar would always be a part of his life. He took his love throughout the city as he played as a pit musician & jammed at parties for friends.

This made him thirsty for more. He enrolled classes at Kirkwood Community College & also took lessons from the one & only Craig-Erickson (www.craig-erickson.com).

His love for music landed him a gig opening for Molly Hatchet in Cedar Rapids with a band called "Slap & Tickle". He has also played in the Greeley Stampede show for quite a few years with "True North".

Brad is currently playing in Greeley, Colorado with a rock band titled "Ragged Doll". They play a wide variety of music with an emphasis on classic rock from the 60's to present, with Brad playing electric guitar in the five piece lineup.

He currently jams on his all-time favorite guitar: a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24. Beyond guitar, he plays also plays drums & bass guitar. He has also been known to thrash a banjo from time to time. He is still actively playing & passing his 31 years of playing experience on to others (you!).

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