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.
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If you're on your way to learning electric guitar but still have some questions, this course is for you. Eric focuses on practical tips that can help you learn songs by ear, get past roadblocks in your playing, and use body movement to enhance your feel for rhythm guitar.Begin the Course
Eric Haugen discusses the goals of his "Six String Problem Solver" lesson series and what kind of material it covers.
Learn to check your guitar's physical condition and solve simple problems.
Learn 11 chords that will be useful for playing most folk, rock, or pop songs.
Learn how to develop exercises that will make your practice musical and relaxing.
Work on playing along with a track at your own pace and skill level.
Learn how to work with a guitar's electronics and an overdrive pedal to get the sound you want.
Learn how moving your foot and body can help you to feel the rhythm when you play.
Learn how to use down and up beats with your strumming motion to help you play rhythm more smoothly.
Learn and practice a common strumming pattern that you can use in a broad range of styles.
Learn how to interpret a basic chart like one you would download from the internet using your ear and some basic music theory.
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.
If you don't have a metronome, you can train yourself not to rush your exercises by slowing them down each time you play.
Eric shows some examples of keeping your practice musical so that it is more engaging and relevant to playing songs.
Eric walks you through a simple process for developing a strumming pattern around a song you are learning.
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.
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.
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.
Eric shows you good picking depth technique, talks about why it matters, and gives you an exercise to practice picking at a good depth.
Eric gives you a musical exercise to practice your alternate picking technique.
Eric shows you good thumb placement for your fretting hand and then gives you an exercise to practice supporting with your thumb.
Eric shows you an exercise that is great for working with the often-ignored pinky finger.
Eric talks about beginning finger picking techniques and gives you an exersize to help you practice some Travis style finger picking.
Eric discusses how good dynamic control comes from proper picking hand technique and shows you an exercise to practice your playing dynamics.
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.
Eric goes over the four basic barre chords and shows you an exercise to practice them.
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.
Eric talks about what the 12 bar blues is and why it is so fundamental to modern music and important in a jam setting.
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.
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.
Eric talks about how major, minor, and 7th Chords relate to each other and how to listen for them in a song.
Eric talks about how the three parent scales are related, why they are important, and how to recognize when each should be used.
Eric discusses some common time signatures, what they mean with regards to music theory, and what they feel like to hear and play.
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Great explanation and just the right amount of encouragement with technical explanation.
Nice, easy, classic blues riff here.