Are you feeling stuck in standard tuning? Ready for something new and different to get your creative juices flowing? In this series, Greg walks through his own journey out of standard tuning and into the beautiful world of C9. You'll be amazed at what changing a few pitches will do to your guitar!
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We unlock the almost-magical power of C9 tuning and demonstrate how it can trigger a complete reset of your guitar playing. Unlock new sounds, playing positions, creative ideas from this place of newness and inspiration.Begin the Course
Greg kicks off his series telling a little about himself and introduces the C9 tuning.
Greg walks through the transition from standard into C9 tuning. The guitar is under a lot of tension, so be sure to follow his instructions!
It's time to start playing! In this lesson, Greg introduces his song, Icarus, and uses it as an opportunity to start using your first chord in the C9 context.
In this lesson, we'll be looking at the 2 minor chord as well as the 5 chord for Greg's song Icarus.
As Greg wraps up this section of the series, focused on the song, Icarus, we will look at the 4 and 6 chords in our progression. It's time to put the whole song together and review what we've done so far.
After a quick recap of what we've learned so far, Greg introduces his C9 arrangement of The Water Is Wide. He also takes a closer look at fingerpicking technique.
As we continue to explore The Water Is Wide, it's time to start filling in the other chord tones around our melody. In doing so we encounter the beautiful 6 minor chord.
In this lesson, Greg takes us through the fingering of the IV chord (F), and it's variations.
In this lesson, Greg reviews concepts talked about in this section, and he looks at some helpful apps you can use on your phone.
Greg now gets outside of the typical 1-4-5 chords progressions in the C9 tuning.
Greg uses his song "Willow" to illustrate harmonizing chords around bass lines.
Greg continues with his song "Willow", to illustrate how to drive the movement of a song with the bass line.
Greg analyzes some other aspects of his song "Willow" including right hand techniques and what he calls "static motion".
Greg analyzes techniques and concepts we've learned so far.
Greg illustrates how to get that driving eighth note bass sound with the thumb.
Greg uses his song "Highway 4am" in this lesson to look at certain notes and scales surrounding the song.
Greg talks about playing the guitar with "touch".
In this lesson, Greg takes a look at certain hand positioning and stretches from his song "Highway 4am".
Greg talks about his 1973 Martin guitar in this lesson.
Now let's look at how to find all these chords when basing them off of the 5th string.
Greg breaks down the 5th string chords in his song "Jericho Road".
Greg goes over some IV chord variations in his song "Jericho Road".
Greg looks at the remaining chords in "Jericho Road", the V chord and the ii (minor 2) chord.
Greg uses his song "Jericho Road" and shows us how to effectively move a song to another key.
Always being able to push yourself as a player only helps you get better. Greg uses his song "Lately" to up the difficulty level.
Greg continues working his way through his song, "Lately".
Greg takes a look at the break down section of his song "Lately", and shows us some possibilities for fills.
Greg moves into the final section of his song "Lately".
Greg puts all of the techniques from his song "Lately" together in one lesson.
Greg shows us how to use the C9 tuning to simulate a twelve string guitar.
Greg uses the song "Rosa Parks" to demonstrate how to play blues in the C9 Tuning.
Greg shows us how to make a simple adjustment to the C9 tuning to get the open G/C tuning.
Greg looks at adjusting the C9 open tuning to play in open G minor tuning.
In the final lesson of the series, Greg summarizes the techniques unique to him as a player, and unique to the C9 open tuning. There are so many possibilities with this style and tuning! Join Greg as he points you to the future and the possibility of expanding on these concepts.
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