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Brad Henecke has 100 guitar lessons and videos at JamPlay, with 19 beginner lessons, 66 intermediate lessons, 1 song lesson and 14 Lick & Riff Library entries. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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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.

Lesson 1

Buying a Guitar

Brad Henecke gives some thoughts on buying a guitar and related accessories. A perfect...

Length: 10:06
Lesson 2

Hand Stretches

In this lesson, Brad Henecke covers the important topic of hand stretches. Failure to...

Length: 3:30
Lesson 3

Using a Tuner

Brad Henecke talks about different kinds of guitar tuners, including his personal favorites...

Length: 10:30
Lesson 4

Fifth Fret Tuning Method

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

Length: 5:42
Lesson 5

Single String Picking

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

Length: 10:19
Lesson 6

The Language of Music

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

Length: 6:11
Lesson 7

Learning Chords

In this lesson, Brad Henecke introduces the concept of playing chords. He teaches the...

Length: 9:54
Lesson 8

Rhythm Patterns

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

Length: 7:05
Lesson 9

Two New Chords

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

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Lesson 10

A Minor Chord

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

Length: 7:24
Lesson 11

D Minor Chord

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

Length: 7:06
Lesson 12

The E Minor Chord

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

Length: 5:18
Lesson 13

The A7 Chord

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

Length: 4:56
Lesson 14

The D7 Chord

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

Length: 4:49
Lesson 15

The E7 Chord

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

Length: 5:54
Lesson 16

The G7 Chord

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

Length: 5:07
Lesson 17

The B7 Chord

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

Length: 4:42
Lesson 18

The C7 Chord

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

Length: 4:17
Lesson 19

The F Major Chord

Brad Henecke introduces one of the more difficult beginner chords, F major. He shows how...

Length: 5:18
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Learn more About Brad Henecke

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. 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 noticed his growing interest in music and enrolled him into guitar lessons when he was 13.

From there he jumped into two years of lessons at a local music store in Cedar Rapids. After discovering Eddie Van Halen, Brad knew that the guitar would always be a part of his life. He took his love throughout the city as he played as a pit musician & jammed at parties for friends.

This made him thirsty for more. He enrolled classes at Kirkwood Community College & also took lessons from the one & only Craig-Erickson (www.craig-erickson.com).

His love for music landed him a gig opening for Molly Hatchet in Cedar Rapids with a band called "Slap & Tickle". He has also played in the Greeley Stampede show for quite a few years with "True North".

Brad is currently playing in Greeley, Colorado with a rock band titled "Ragged Doll". They play a wide variety of music with an emphasis on classic rock from the 60's to present, with Brad playing electric guitar in the five piece lineup.

He currently jams on his all-time favorite guitar: a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24. Beyond guitar, he plays also plays drums & bass guitar. He has also been known to thrash a banjo from time to time. He is still actively playing & passing his 31 years of playing experience on to others (you!).