Lesson Category: Chords

13 – Open Chord Enrichment Exercise

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Tired of playing the same ol’ open chords? This technique will help you spruce up…

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3 – Island (Rake-Mute) Strum

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION NOTATION One of the most fun strums out there! It features a special feel that…

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18 – Pescadores (Fishermen)

. EXPLANATION PLAY-ALONG TRACK DESCRIPTION This exercise is great for working on some minor chords with a latin groove. It features 8-bar phrases in three…

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8 – Hidden Treasure [CC]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION JAm TRACKS DESCRIPTION Here’s a fun tune to practice commonly used open chords. It will help you focus on…

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Barre Chord Finger Strength Builder #2

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION This is one of three finger strengthening exercises I use to help students master barre…

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Barre Chord Finger Strength Builder #1

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION With this exercise you will start to conquer one of the greatest sources of frustration…

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Bad Moon Quick Change in D

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION The main focus of this lesson is to practice switching from one chord to the…

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Fierce Breeze

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION This chord pattern is a vi-IV-I-V progression. This is a pretty common chord progression, though…

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Hope for the Little Ones

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION BACKING TRACK All of the chords in this tune are a little different than you…

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Flying High Strumming Workout

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION If you want to level up your strumming, you don’t want to skip the lesson!…

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Slide Bird Chords

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION A lot of guitarists only learn the F chord when they need to use it….

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G Minor Pentatonic Scale – 1 Octave

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION The name “Pentatonic” means 5 notes. Where most scales have 7 notes, the Pentatonic scales…

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13 – Pedal Babe

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Pedal riffs and chords are patterns where one note is played throughout the entire pattern….

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Strumming Like A Boss

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION The strumming pattern we’re looking at in this lesson is called a muted strum. The…

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Bass Walk Bonanza [CH]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Bass walks are an easy way to add movement and color to your chord changes….

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Double Note Bluff Rhythm

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Over time you’ll see that certain chords are typically grouped together. Practicing these common chords…

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Common Pattern 1-3-4-5 [key G]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Common chord patterns are a series of chords in a particular order that tend to…

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Hard Driving-Rhythm [JC key Em]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION You might recognize this rhythm if you watched the Hard Driving Muted Arpeggio lesson. It’s…

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Acoustic Rock Strum

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION I like to call this strum the Acoustic Rock Strum because you’ll often find it…

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Love’s Destiny Chords

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION The chord pattern is in 3/4 (three-four) time. That means there are three beats per…

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It’s Been So Long

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION We’re going to combine a common chord progression, common strumming pattern, and some cool new…

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Suspended D-Day

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Two common variations of the D Major chord are Dsus2 and Dsus4. They’re referred to…

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Flatpick Heaven – Complete [key G]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION JAM TRACK Now that you know all four parts, let’s put them together. This can…

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Flatpick Heaven Lick #3

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION The third lick moves to the D Major chord. The lick pattern is slightly different…

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Hammer Groove [key G]

DOWNLOAD TAB DOWNLOAD VIDEO . EXPLANATION SLOW MEDIUM FAST DESCRIPTION Hammer On’s are a common technique on the guitar. It’s a technique where you pick…

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