Strumming patterns can be the life of a song. After all, we’re all working with the same 12 chords and notes in Western music! With…Read More
Does that bring back memories or what? It’s an easy song with 3 chords. You may find a strum a bit challenging. I do show…Read More
In this lesson I talk about a technique to learn chords and songs quicker by focusing on the most used chords in the “guitar keys”….Read More
. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett is an easy and popular song that uses four open chords… D, A, G and D7. The strum is one…Read More
Adding individual bass notes to your chord progressions adds a lot of excitement. It can “level up” your chord pattern in a lot of cases….Read More
The Alternating Bass Note technique is used all the time in Country, Folk, Bluegrass, and even Acoustic Rock. Using this technique is an easy way…Read More
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Today we’re going to learn Leaving on a Jet Plane written by John Denver. This song was originally made famous by Peter, Paul & Mary,…Read More
“The House of the Rising Sun” is a traditional folk song, sometimes called “Rising Sun Blues”. The most successful commercial version, recorded in 1964 by…Read More
Practicing with backing tracks can be a fun way to improve your timing, develop the skill of improvising, and help get you out of a…Read More
This is the strumming version of the English traditional ballad made famous by 1960’s pop rock duo Simon and Garfunkel. “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme”….Read More
Quick “down and dirty” lesson on the song “Puff the Magic Dragon” by Peter Paul and Mary.Read More
The Easy Way To Play The F Chord On GuitarIs the F chord holding you back from playing some great songs? The most popular song…Read More
Developing rhythm is important part of playing any musical instrument. In this lesson I’ll give you a practical way to improve your rhythm will strumming…Read More
I’ll show you step-by-step how to strum and change chords guitar at the same time. With a little practice, it will soon be as easy as walking and chewing gum.Read More
This video will guide you on how to play the Dm7 chord on guitar. The instructions include where to place each of your fingers along…Read More
Here’s a common “Slash” chord that will come in handy. I’ve included a few different versions for different situations.Read More
Slash Chords, Chords that have a letter name, and then another letter name separated by a slash. Common slash chords include C/G, D/F#, Am/G, F/G, and G/B to name a few. After this lesson, you’ll never be stumped when you see slash chords on sheet music again.
In addition, you’ll learn how to finger the most common slash chords and how to create your own.
Could you use my best exercise to nail the most important beginner chords and solve switching chords quickly?
This exercise it’s called Double Whammy because it does two things…
– Trains your fingers to get to the chords quickly and easily
– Trains your ears to hear chord families.
This strum pattern is a very versatile pattern that works well with country folk music. It’s based on a basic 4 beat pattern. . You…Read More
Learn an easy acoustic blues strum pattern so you can you can enjoy playing blues songs with that authentic blues shuffle feel.Read More
Most of the time I use an electronic tuner to do my guitar. But there are times where my tuner isn’t handy. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to tune your guitar without an electronic guitar tuner… In an easy to follow, step-by-step manner.Read More
Does your strumming sound “less than musical” even though you know a number of different strumming patterns? You not alone. In this lesson, you’ll learn 3 simple exercises that will help improve your timing and add dynamics and groove to your rhythm.Read More
Knowing the notes on the guitar fretboard will help you in many ways including naming bar chords, learning songs faster, playing chords in different places on the neck, and generally getting around the guitar fretboard more easily.
Learn several techniques for easily identifying the notes on the neck. Then I’ll give you an exercise to help you memorize them easily in just a few minutes a day.
I’m going to show you how to use jam tracks to improve your guitar playing. By using jam tracks, you’re going to be more motivated…Read More
It is useful to learn how to strum the guitar with fingers for times that you don’t have a pick or when you want a different sound. When you’ve completed this Quick Win you’ll have four strumming techniques that you can use without a pick.Read More
A two-for-one… A simple version of Happy Birthday, then I use this to explain how to change the key to make it easier to sing depending on your voice. This is an important lesson if you want to play and sing.Read More
This song lesson includes an easy version of the Christmas song Silent Night using a simple three-quarter bass strum. In addition you can learn a…Read More
. I think every guitar student knows they should practice scales. Right? I mean it’s like eating your vegetables. You know they’re good for you….Read More