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Chris Liepe

Week 2: In The Key Of A

In week 2 of his 6 Week Rhythm Guitar Series, Chris breaks down the key of A major.

Taught by Chris Liepe in Expanding Your Rhythm Playing seriesLength: 13:56Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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dredariusdredarius replied on June 9th, 2015

Wow the stuff I am making up with jut the E & A lessons is amazing..... I've never sounded like this... even my wife commented... WOW! Thanks Chris.

hummonkeyhummonkey replied on September 11th, 2013

I for one think these are great lessons.

nickonicko replied on February 12th, 2012

I still dont see what this series has to do with rhythm? I mean they are cool, they are encouraging my creativity, but i thought it will be about building rhythm :O

lthomp10lthomp10 replied on August 28th, 2013

Nicko, learn crazzy train by Ozzy ozbone, that'll get your rhythem going 'in the key of Amaj"

Expanding Your Rhythm Playing

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Chris takes his 6 week series technique into an "Expanding your Rhythm Playing" session.



Lesson 1

Week 1: Series Introduction and Theory

Welcome to lesson 1 in this 6 week series on expanding your rhythm guitar playing! Here, Chris introduces you to what will be taught in the series and starts breaking things down in the key of E.

Length: 48:36 Difficulty: 3.5 FREE
Lesson 2

Week 2: In The Key Of A

In week 2 of his 6 Week Rhythm Guitar Series, Chris breaks down the key of A major.

Length: 13:56 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Week 3: In The Key Of D

Week 3 of this 6 week series presents a deeper understanding of the key of D major.

Length: 13:45 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Week 4: In The Key Of G

Following in suit with the last 3 lessons, Chris explains some rhythm guitar ideas in the key of G.

Length: 15:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Week 5: In The Key Of B

In Lesson 5 of this 6 week series, Chris breaks down the final key of B.

Length: 7:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Week 6: Language of Chords

In this final lesson, Chris teaches how to put a name to the face of all the different chord shapes you have created in the past 5 lessons.

Length: 12:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

About Chris Liepe View Full Biography 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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