Learn some fun tricks to make boring chords come alive! In addition, we answered questions like Is soreness part of learning guitar?, Why play a Cadd9 in place of a C?, What steps do you recommend for writing songs? and more…
[03:00] How to Make Boring Chords Come Alive
[13:30] If I am playing a song and I would like to add some sort of improvisation, a lick, or something like that, what do I do? Do I take the notes from the scale corresponding to the key of the song? Or from the chord I am supposed to play?
[20:40] Why do some instructors on the internet have their guitar amps with one or two microphones in front of the amp?
[23:20] Why does the high E string on the acoustic guitar sound make a tinny sound?
[27:23] Is soreness part of learning guitar?
[29:05] What are the easiest chords and strumming styles for acoustic funk and neo-soul?
[31:30] What steps do you recommend for writing songs?
[35:05] How to deal with pain in fingers, hands, and forearms when playing guitar?
[37:05] Why does my bass string sound muted on the 2nd fret?
[38:48] I’m trying to learn some Pink Floyd songs, with Drop D E string (Goodbye Blue Sky), or some are tuned down a half step. Is this messing up the ear training that I worked on with RGS lessons?
[40:43] What do you do if you come across a song that has some weird chords that you’ve never seen before?
[47:05] When would someone want to use augmented or diminished chords in a song? Can you give an example of a song in which they are used?
[50:50] What’s the difference between a C9 chord and a Cadd9 chord? How do you know?
[53:05] Why play a Cadd9 in place of a C?
[54:50] Is it okay to place a guitar down without a stand?
[56:55] What would you do with a song that the chords were: Abm-Eadd9-F#-Ebm-C#m?
[58:58] Do you have any tips for moving from strumming to picking on an acoustic guitar?
[1:01:02] Is it harmful to the guitar to leave your capo on at the nut?
[1:01:51] How can I prevent my pinky finger from getting locked up?
[1:03:55] I was trying to practice a finger-style song that has 4 pages and found that they were flying off the table. I’m sure that there is a solution to the problem. How do you play a song that has several pages without having to stop to change the page or have the pages flying all over the place? Is there a special stand or something?