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Brad Henecke

Brad Henecke

Brad is a Guitar instructor at JamPlay.com

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 notice... (more)

Brad currently offers 100 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 19 beginner lessons, 66 intermediate lessons, 1 song lesson and 14 Lick & Riff Library entries.

Beginner Electric Guitar with Brad Henecke

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

1

Buying a Guitar

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

10:06 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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.

3:30 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

3

Using a Tuner

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

10:30 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

4

Fifth Fret Tuning Method

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

5:42 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

5

Single String Picking

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

10:19 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

6

The Language of Music

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

6:11 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

7

Learning Chords

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

9:54 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

8

Rhythm Patterns

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

7:05 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

9

Two New Chords

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

16:01 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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10

A Minor Chord

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

7:24 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

11

D Minor Chord

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

7:06 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

12

The E Minor Chord

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

5:18 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

13

The A7 Chord

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

4:56 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

14

The D7 Chord

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

4:49 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

15

The E7 Chord

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

5:54 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

16

The G7 Chord

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

5:07 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

17

The B7 Chord

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

4:42 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

18

The C7 Chord

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

4:17 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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.

5:18 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

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