Chris Liepe

Chris Liepe

Chris is a Guitar instructor at JamPlay.com

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... (more)

Chris currently offers 296 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 23 beginner lessons, 152 intermediate lessons, 18 song lessons, 29 lessons in our Artist Series and 74 Lick & Riff Library entries.

Basic Electric Guitar with Chris

Chris will guide you through the world of electric guitar in this series.

1

Introduction to Your Electric Guitar

Chris Liepe talks about the absolute basics of the guitar, including tuning, the guitar parts, and proper technique.

23:21 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

2

Playing Your First Chords

Chris Liepe introduces you to your very first 2 chords, E and A. Since this is your first chord lesson, Chris also introduces a backing track for you to slowly play along with. Practicing in this manner will give you the feeling of playing with a band. You may be a beginner, but you can still rock out!

28:54 Runtime

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3

3 New Chords: Complete the CAGED Method

Here in lesson 3, Chris teaches the C, G, and D chords. Once you have mastered the chords taught in this lesson and the previous lesson, you will have learned the CAGED method of remembering open chord shapes. Chris provides a new backing track for you to rock out with. Be creative and have fun with this beginner lesson!

12:22 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

4

The Basics to Tablature, Chord Charts, and Musical Notation

Chris is back with his most information packed lesson to date. In this lesson, you will learn how to read tablature, chord charts and musical notation. All of these tools will drastically help you in your journey to learn guitar.

25:38 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

5

Introduction to the Concept of Scales

Chris Liepe is back in lesson 5 with an introduction to scales. In this lesson, you will learn how to play up and down simple scale patterns.

13:55 Runtime

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6

Barre and Minor Chords

In this lesson, Chris introduces minor chords and barre chords.

25:23 Runtime

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7

Strum Patterns and Time Signatures

Chris Liepe lays down some grooves in this lesson! He provides instruction on rhythmic strumming patterns and time signatures such as 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8.

21:12 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

8

All About Intervals

Intervals, Intervals, Intervals! Chris Liepe explains what they are, where they are found, and how to play them in this lesson.

14:07 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

9

Intervals Pop Quiz

Sharpen your pencils and grab your guitar. It's pop quiz time. Chris Liepe adds to his beginner lesson series with a quiz on intervals. This is a hands-on lesson that will undoubtedly improve your ears. Test time starts...Now!

15:39 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

10

Triads: Everything You Need to Know

Chris Liepe breaks through his 10th lesson with a detailed discussion of triads. Dig in and take these triads for a ride!

24:14 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

11

Effect Pedal Mini Series

This lesson begins a mini-series on effects pedals. Chris breaks down routing and how effects work with each other.

8:20 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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Effect Pedal: Compression

The compression effect pedal is one of the most misunderstood pedals around. Chris Liepe finally sheds some light on the subject. By explaining all the different options and sounds this pedal can create, Chris will help you decide whether this effect should be included in your arsenal.

14:12 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

13

Gain Stacking with Overdrive and Distortion

Chris Liepe is back with the 3rd installment in his Effects Pedal mini-series. He explains the concept of "gain stacking" by combining an Ibanez Tube Screamer and a Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal.

7:54 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

14

Effect Pedal: Delay

Chris Liepe adds yet another lesson to his effect pedal-mini series. Here he covers the delay pedal. This effect that operates on the principles of time and rhythm. Use this pedal to add depth to your sound and to create some insane solos.

19:52 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

15

Effect Pedal: Chorus

Chris Liepe quickly demonstrates the chorus pedal with some 80's style licks. This pedal can create a deep and rich addition to solos or add the illusion of multiple guitars.

3:28 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

16

Understanding Key Signatures

Key Signatures! How do they relate to one another? Chris Liepe explains them in lesson 16 of his beginner series. Getting familiar with your key signatures will help pull everything together that has been covered so far in the series.

15:21 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

17

Chord Harmony Basics

Chris Liepe demonstrates how to take a key signature (the set notes within a key) and stack 3rds on top of a root note to form chords. With the help of a modulating backing track, this should be a fun and interactive lesson that will further your music theory training.

30:02 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

18

Technique Basics: Alternate Picking

Chris explains and demonstrates the very basics of alternate picking. He also provides simple exercises to develop the technique in your own playing.

16:03 Runtime

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Technique Basics: Legato Playing

Chris details and demonstrates the fundamental movements and suggested left hand position for legato playing -- specifically hammer-ons and pull-offs. He also provides exercises for developing the technique.

16:11 Runtime

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20

Technique Basics: Palm Muting

Chris talks about proper palm muting and discusses potential snags when first attempting the technique. He offers a number of exercises and patterns to help palm muting become a part of your rhythm playing.

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Technique Basics: Hybrid Picking

Hybrid picking can add a fresh dimension to your chord and rhythm playing. In this lesson, Chris briefly covers how to get started with hybrid picking and offers two exercises that you can use to apply the technique to your chords.

6:27 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

22

Major Scale Positions in G (Part 1)

Chris talks about what it means to play in position and teaches three of the five "CAGED" major scale positions in the key of G.

12:44 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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Major Scale Positions in G (Part 2)

Chris continues in his teaching of the five basic "CAGED" major scale positions in the key of G.

11:39 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

Beginner Electric Guitar With Chris Liepe

This series is a first of its kind for JamPlay. It starts at the bare-bones beginnings of guitar playing and contains all the information you need to get started, but it also shows you HOW to practice everything that is taught. Gone are the days of being shown something and then being dumbfounded when you go to practice. Chris will lay out step by step guidelines and structure to make sure that you know exactly how to practice each new skill, concept or technique! Focused on electric guitar, you'll be playing along with real music in just a couple of weeks, and won't feel like you're drinking from a fire hose! If you're just getting started and you want to have someone to practice with, this is the series for you!

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