30
Sep

C-Major Guitar Chord

1) Review the diagram for the C-Major guitar chord finger position. 2) Listen for blocked notes or lack of pressure and make adjustments as needed. 3) Practice moving from A-Minor to C-Major. Take notice of your finger position that the third finger is the only finger that changes position.
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30
Sep

Song in A-Minor

Here is our second tune, play using the “pick strum” guitar pattern taught in Level 008. Both the C-Major and A-Minor guitar chords start on the A string. 1) Watch the video. 2) Remember speed is not important now, keeping a steady beat is. Go slow. 3) Set a goal speed of 60 bpm on...
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14
Oct

Sharps, Flats, And Note Finding On The Guitar

Commit the following to memory: 1) The “sharp” raises a note by a ½ step. The sharp symbol looks like this: # 2) The “flat” lowers a note by a ½ step. The flat symbol looks like this: b The following chart shows all the notes on the guitar using sharps. That’s because we are...
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14
Oct

String Crossing On Lower And Upper Guitar Frets

This level picks up from the previous string crossing guitar exercise, adding different fret positions. 1) Goal tempo on the metronome for this guitar string crossing exercise is 100 to 120 bpm. 2) Practice on the high and low fret positions on the guitar. 3) Playing the scale near the 1st guitar fret requires more...
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29
Dec

G-Major Guitar Chord

1) Review the chart. 2) Listen for blocked notes, lack of pressure and make adjustments as needed. 3) Practice moving from C-Major to G-Major guitar chords. It’s a little tougher due to rotation but with practice it gets better.
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29
Dec

Song In C-Major And Increasing Chord Change Speed

Keep it slow and steady playing C-Major and G-Major guitar chords using the pick strum pattern. In this section I will show you some tips on how to increase your chord change speed in the left hand. C-Major x 2 (pick, strum, pick, strum) G-Major x 2 (pick, strum, pick, strum) C-Major x 1 (pick,...
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