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Yvette Young Artist Series

Do you find yourself getting stuck in standard tuning playing the same shapes and scales? Is everything you write sounding the same? If you’re looking to break out of the usual habits and go-to chord shapes you are familiar with, this course will teach you about the fun world of open tunings and introduce you to how they can be utilized in writing full-sounding, melodic parts.

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Welcome to Yvette Young's series! Join Yvette as she gets creative with open tunings.

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Lesson 2

Open Tunings

While this course will primarily focus on the tuning, DADF#AE, there are a lot of other...

Length: 9:53
Lesson 3

Right Hand Dexterity...

Yvette teaches a right hand exercise that doesn't require much thought, but will help...

Length: 7:29
Lesson 4

Left Hand Dexterity...

Now that you're right hand is more limber and controlled, it's time to work on the left...

Length: 3:52
Lesson 5

Right Hand Triplet Exercise

Learn another passive, muscle memory building exercise that will work on speed and coordination...

Length: 3:40
Lesson 6

Triplets in D Major

Continuing on with a triplet fingerpicking pattern, Yvette brings in the fretting hand...

Length: 3:30
Lesson 7

Fretboard Movement

In this lesson, Yvette takes a look at the two different forms of movement around the...

Length: 3:19
Lesson 8

Shibuya - Fingerstyle...

Learn a riff from Yvette's song, Shibuya. This riff involves complex shapes with fingerpicking...

Length: 5:59
Lesson 9

Two-Handed Tapping

As guitarists, we never have enough fingers. As Yvette demonstrates in this lesson, two-handed...

Length: 6:32
Lesson 10

Tap Pull-Offs

Tap pull-offs are a useful tool for expanding and filling out your sound. Join Yvette...

Length: 2:47
Lesson 11

Two-Handed Tap Melody

Building off of what we've learned so far with two-handed tapping, Yvette teaches a new...

Length: 4:43
Lesson 12

Tap Slides

Tap slides are a very useful tool for adding fluidity to your runs. Join Yvette as she...

Length: 7:02
Lesson 13

Practice Technique:...

Coming from a background in classical music, Yvette has mastered the art of practicing....

Length: 3:36
Lesson 14

Shibuya - Staccato Tapping

In this lesson, Yvette breaks down a staccato tapping riff from her song, Shibuya.

Length: 7:37
Lesson 15

Advanced Tapping

This lesson expands on the tapping techniques Yvette's demonstrated so far in the course...

Length: 7:23
Lesson 16

Writing in Odd Time

If you've ever feel stuck coming up with new riffs or melodies, changing the time signature...

Length: 6:20
Lesson 17

Odd Time Riff

Yvette teaches a fun riff with a blend of tapping and fingerstyle over an odd, changing...

Length: 8:29
Lesson 18

Tap Flourishes

Time to give those fingers a work out! In this lesson, Yvette teaches and demonstrates...

Length: 7:37
Lesson 19

The Technique Toolkit

In this lesson, Yvette walks through the way she approaches songwriting and utilizing...

Length: 9:45
Lesson 20

Tapping on Acoustic

Tapping on acoustic is typically much harder than on electric. In this lesson, Yvette...

Length: 6:06
Lesson 21

Writer's Block

Sometimes you just don't know where to go next in a song. While there's no magic bullet,...

Length: 9:24
Lesson 22

Singing and Playing

Singing and playing doesn't have to be as hard as it seems. In this lesson, Yvette demonstrates...

Length: 5:54
Lesson 23

Song Lesson: Blossom

Sit down with Yvette and take a look at her song, Blossom. Drawing upon many of the techniques...

Length: 18:47
Lesson 24

Song Lesson: Nautilus

Join Yvette as she walks through the song Nautilus. This track is a great exercise in...

Length: 13:34
Lesson 25

Song Lesson: Shibuya

This song has made it's way into at least a couple of the lessons in the series, but in...

Length: 15:52
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Learn more About Yvette Young

Yvette Young was raised in a classical household full of music, and started piano at age 4 and violin at age 7. She eventually competed in international competitions and quickly toured with 2 different orchestras. Through her classical music experience, she taught herself how to play the acoustic guitar and eventually moved to the world of electric. Yvette became acquainted with Strandberg Guitars through playing their Boden 7-string.

She is currently touring and playing with her band, Covet and has toured both Japan and Europe. In her spare time, Yvette takes care of birds, teaches art, and also produces drawings and paintings.

Yvette takes most of her compositional inspiration from nature, particularly the sea. Her two-handed tapping/finger picked playing style has been described as “reminiscent of playing the piano”, which fits with her classical upbringing.

Yvette Young was raised in a classical household full of music, and started piano at age 4 and violin at age 7. She eventually competed in international competitions and quickly toured with 2 different orchestras. Through her classical music experience, she taught herself how to play the acoustic guitar and eventually moved to the world of electric. Yvette became acquainted with Strandberg Guitars through playing their Boden 7-string.

She is currently touring and playing with her band, Covet and has toured both Japan and Europe. In her spare time, Yvette takes care of birds, teaches art, and also produces drawings and paintings.

Yvette takes most of her compositional inspiration from nature, particularly the sea. Her two-handed tapping/finger picked playing style has been described as “reminiscent of playing the piano”, which fits with her classical upbringing.