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Freebo, acclaimed bassist, guitar player and songwriter walks you through the craft of writing and playing songs.
In the first lesson of his artist series, Freebo introduces himself as both a person and...Length: 31:15
Freebo jumps into his first official lesson on the basics of the guitar. Before anything...Length: 15:53
Freebo touches on some basic theory in this lesson, including the very helpful I-IV-V...Length: 33:51
Freebo starts talking about basic songwriting in this lesson. He uses an original song,...Length: 18:30
Freebo talks about basic song structure in this lesson, covering the verse, chorus and...View This Full Lesson!
Freebo continues his discussion on songwriting with a lesson on relative minor chords.Length: 17:00
In his newest lesson, Freebo talks about chord inversions.Length: 28:38
Freebo talks all about seventh chords in this lesson.Length: 22:17
In this lesson, Freebo gets bluesy and takes a close look at the pentatonic scale.Length: 24:32
Freebo takes some time to talk about the circle of fifths.Length: 13:18
Freebo uses his original song, "My Personal GPS," to demonstrate concepts such as blues...Length: 24:55
To help explain his songwriting process, Freebo talks about his thoughts and choices behind...Length: 32:46
Freebo talks about some picking techniques using an original song called "To The Light"...Length: 30:35
In lesson 14, Freebo uses an original song, "How Do I Say Goodbye," to talk about pedaling.Length: 26:00
In this lesson, Freebo teaches an original song called "Trouble." This catchy tune provides...Length: 30:02
Freebo takes some time to talk about time signatures in this lesson. He uses two songs...Length: 39:16
Freebo talks about right hand rhythm and groove using two original songs as examples:...Length: 37:43
Freebo takes some time to talk about the "rule of two" and how it can be useful in songwriting....Length: 32:36
In this lesson, Freebo talks about drop D tuning using his original song, "A Soldier At...Length: 16:42
Freebo continues his discussion on alternate tunings with a lesson on double drop D tuning....Length: 18:04
Freebo talks about partial capos and shares some cool ideas for using them. He uses his...Length: 32:08
Freebo talks about his original song "It Goes By Fast". He uses this song to talk about...Length: 25:56
Freebo continues his partial capo and songwriting discussion using one of his original...Length: 23:08
Freebo continues the topic of the partial capo and songwriting by using his tune "Something...Length: 16:17
Freebo continues his discussion on partial capos in relation to songwriting using two...Length: 22:24
Freebo leaves us with one last lesson in this series; he performs a beautiful song called...Length: 26:26
FREEBO is an award-winning singer/songwriter (2008 Posi Award for “Best Song”in The Most Uniting Category, The '07 Los Angeles Music Awards “Best Folk Artist”, Winner '07 South Florida Songwriting Contest, finalist in 2009 The Great American Songwriting Contest), but he is probably best known as a Folk-Rock-Blues Icon. For 30 years, Freebo played bass on recordings and toured with some of the great artists of our time--people like Bonnie Raitt (10 years), John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, CSN, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Dr. John, and many others. He has alsoappeared on Saturday Night Live, Midnight Special, Muppets Tonight, and in concert with the legendary Spinal Tap. It was his yearning for more creative expression, however, that drove Freebo to begin a process of deep inner discovery, and this has led to his successful transition as a singer/songwriter.
The Philadelphia Inquirer said of Freebo's latest CD, "Before the Separation flows with a compassionate spirit rooted in 60's ideals, packs a gently urgent relevancy, and is delivered with engaging earnestness." Freebo's songs embrace stylistic elements from all the many musical genres he has played throughout his career, but they are uniquely his own. He even has an entire CD of dog songs (DOG PEOPLE) dedicated to the human/canine connection. And in his live shows, performed on acoustic guitar, Freebo creates a unique, intimate, and inclusive atmosphere with his audience.