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Learn and practice a common strumming pattern that you can use in a broad range of styles.
Taught by Eric Haugen in Six String Problem Solver seriesLength: 7:02Difficulty: 1.0 of 5
This course is for beginner to intermediate guitarists who may have encountered potholes in their roads of study. The aim is to discuss and devise exercises to help fix problems with basic theory, ear training, physical mechanics, and musical philosophy.
Eric Haugen discusses the goals of his "Six String Problem Solver" lesson series and what kind of material it covers.Length: 5:45 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
Learn to check your guitar's physical condition and solve simple problems.Length: 13:26 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Learn 11 chords that will be useful for playing most folk, rock, or pop songs.Length: 14:02 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Learn how to develop exercises that will make your practice musical and relaxing.Length: 8:44 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Work on playing along with a track at your own pace and skill level.Length: 6:50 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Learn how to work with a guitar's electronics and an overdrive pedal to get the sound you want.Length: 12:01 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Learn how moving your foot and body can help you to feel the rhythm when you play.Length: 6:53 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Learn how to use down and up beats with your strumming motion to help you play rhythm more smoothly.Length: 6:06 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Learn and practice a common strumming pattern that you can use in a broad range of styles.Length: 7:02 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Learn how to interpret a basic chart like one you would download from the internet using your ear and some basic music theory.Length: 9:33 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Do Not Fear Improvisation: There is No Treasure to be Found! In this lesson Eric shows how he generates improv ideas and gives some tips on habits to avoid as well.Length: 8:12 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
If you don't have a metronome, you can train yourself not to rush your exercises by slowing them down each time you play.Length: 6:13 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Eric shows some examples of keeping your practice musical so that it is more engaging and relevant to playing songs.Length: 9:25 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Eric walks you through a simple process for developing a strumming pattern around a song you are learning.Length: 7:08 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Sometimes it helps to have something you are working toward in your playing to provide incentive. In this lesson, Eric discusses some activities you might be interested in to take your playing further.Length: 4:44 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
It's okay to use stock blues licks! In this lesson Eric shows how some simple blues licks can be used as a starting point to generate lots of improvisation ideas.Length: 10:59 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Eric shows you how to loosen up and flex your wrist when you play, and gives you an exercise to help you practice this form.Length: 7:04 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Eric shows you good picking depth technique, talks about why it matters, and gives you an exercise to practice picking at a good depth.Length: 6:10 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Eric gives you a musical exercise to practice your alternate picking technique.Length: 8:19 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Eric shows you good thumb placement for your fretting hand and then gives you an exercise to practice supporting with your thumb.Length: 9:08 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Eric shows you an exercise that is great for working with the often-ignored pinky finger.Length: 7:49 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Eric talks about beginning finger picking techniques and gives you an exersize to help you practice some Travis style finger picking.Length: 10:15 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Eric discusses how good dynamic control comes from proper picking hand technique and shows you an exercise to practice your playing dynamics.Length: 8:19 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Eric shows you some chords where the low E can be problematic, and gives you an exercise to help work on avoiding the E when you need to.Length: 6:44 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Eric goes over the four basic barre chords and shows you an exercise to practice them.Length: 8:19 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Eric discusses what it means when you see a "slash chord" in a chart or chord sheet and how to find and play these special, transitional styles of chords.Length: 10:15 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Eric talks about what the 12 bar blues is and why it is so fundamental to modern music and important in a jam setting.Length: 9:19 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 28Length: 7:52 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Walks you through listening to a song and finding the key, or tonal center, of the song with your ears and your low E string.Length: 4:53 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Eric talks about some of the most common chord changes and cadences and shows you an example of finding those changes in a song so you can play along.Length: 10:29 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Eric talks about how major, minor, and 7th Chords relate to each other and how to listen for them in a song.Length: 6:36 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Eric talks about how the three parent scales are related, why they are important, and how to recognize when each should be used.Length: 11:32 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Eric discusses some common time signatures, what they mean with regards to music theory, and what they feel like to hear and play.Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
About Eric Haugen
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Eric Haugen is an accomplished guitarist and experienced teacher who emphasizes composition, subtlety, and tone, and his detailed transcriptions showcase not only classic guitar heroes but also those often overlooked. Currently Eric sits in with Blue Cactus and Birds and Arrows. He writes songs and plays regularly with guitar-pop buddies The Outboards as well as acoustic folk collaborative Nantahala. He also hosts a YouTube channel with over 51,000 followers. Eric knows that the mastery of the guitar is a life-long journey. He continually seeks out new techniques, theories, and songs to keep his playing and ultimately his students’ playing interesting.
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