Thank you again to you all who joined me for another successful RGS Live session. We talked about many different topics that I think you will all find really helpful. We discussed everything from barre chords, to how to strum better, to what strings are best for a guitar, to how to use a capo!
Great topics for discussion, and I know that if one person is curious about something, that there are even more of you out there that have also pondered over similar guitar questions.
RGS Live Session #62 will be on Thursday, September 1st at 12 pm PDT/3 pm EDT. I hope to see you all again then! Links Mentioned:
D’Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings >>
This is one of my favorite ways to strum the guitar, there is a trick though to doing it right. To learn how to strum this way, check out my blog post! Strumming With Your Thumb and Index Finger >>
– Having a lot of problems with bar chords? You’re not alone, this is a great lesson on my blog giving you all the tips and tools you need to play bar chords successfully, finally! Ultimate Barre Chords Guide >>
In this lesson you will learn to play the song, Malagueña, originally written by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. Easy Spanish Guitar Song >>
Learn how to use this important guitar tool, the capo! How To Change Keys Using A Capo – Real Guitar Lessons by Tomas Michaud >>
Get some easy tips on how to find the key of any song.
The BEST Guitar Strumming Lesson >> I have some tips, techniques, and exercises for you to learn to master your guitar strumming. Check it out now!
These finger exercises are not only excellent for warm-ups, but also as speed building exercises! Super Finger Exercises For Guitar – Real Guitar Lessons by Tomas Michaud >>
Get my course on learning how to use a capo to change keys on the guitar. Changing Keys (Capo Magic) (Members) >>
This is an in-depth course on learning barre chords inside and out! Barre Chords for Everyone (complete course) (Members) >>
Looking for an better understanding on identifying keys of songs? This course helps songwriters, performers, and beginner guitarists alike! Find the Key of a Song (Members) >> Not a Member Yet…
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In this video:
00:02:17 - If I know the chords and can sing the song with them, how do I find the melody notes? Also, how does one put the chords and melody together?
00:03:26 - I am most comfortable strumming with my fingers, is it a mistake not to learn to strum with a pick?
00:05:46 - Do I really need to learn barre chords since there are so many workarounds?
00:08:08 - What strings would you recommend for an Acoustic Guitar for playing Old School/Delta Blues?
00:09:49 - There's a huge price difference with guitar strings. Are the $20 strings much better than the $6 ones? Are we paying for the brand name? Any suggestions for some nice acoustic strings.
00:16:04 - Have you any suggestions for a young lad who has nylon string guitar and loves iron maiden? His mother doesn't want him to get an electric guitar as he's a beginner, so I am wondering what type of exercise or scale to give him to work on so he can enjoy his Iron maiden passion.
00:17:50 - Do you have any simple pieces for beginners on Spanish Guitar with Tabs?
00:18:50 - What are some things we can incorporate in improvising using the pentatonic scale? For example, are double harmony notes practical toward that end?
00:21:35 - What is a motif? And how would you use it in guitar playing?
00:22:26 - Is there a place in the real guitar School that can help us with learning how to write our own songs? Like a beginner's guide or something along those lines?
00:23:15 - Is there a lesson about the Capo, how to use it and what it means when we move it up the fretboard?
00:30:58 - Some guitarists use artificial nails, do you?
00:32:01 - I'm still struggling learning to strum, i started learning with fingerpicking, how can I get better at strumming?
00:35:21 - When playing bar chords, is the trigger thumb a concern? popping in thumb joining along with stiff and soreness?
00:36:23 - What is on your arm?
00:38:11 - Can you suggest a beginner book for acoustic guitar?
00:38:51 - Do you have a favorite key or do you play in all keys?
00:39:37 - How important are guitar finger exercises?
00:41:20 - After six weeks into the barre chords, I'm still experiencing quite a few dead and buzzing strings, at this point should I consider changing strings from 12 to 10 or spend more time on the 12's?
00:42:35 - I see quite a few guitarists play where they use the thumb and reach over the neck to play a low E is that something good to learn?
00:44:19 - My thumb and wrist have been sore from learning barre chords, especially when using classical guitar posture different, that I believe caused the soreness.