The Mute Button

We learned some palm muting earlier in the book so now we are going to learn some other ways of muting strings.  For example if we grab a C chord we could actually mute the sixth string just by moving our third finger over a little bit. Another way to mute strings is with your […]

Key Master

Here we go! We are also going to move into key signatures.  A key signature is a designation at the beginning of the song between the clef and the time signature that tells you what notes are going to remain sharp or flat all the way through the song.  Let’s take a look at this […]

Forget Not the Pinky

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Chords and Strumming

There is more to hearing chords than just being able to pick out the notes.  Ideally, you’ll want to be able to create your own chord progressions. A chord progression is more than just stringing a few chords together.  There is a lot of rhythm involved. And that rhythm is created with your strumming. Being […]

The C Scale

Now that we have gotten most of the notes in the first position (which is the open position or the area of the guitar that uses open strings) we are going to learn a C major scale. This is what a C major scale looks like: C Octave and Box Start at the lowest note, […]

Alternate Strumming

We have worked with down strumming and up strumming.  Now we are going to mix them up we are going to go down up, down up, down up – just like we do with notes.  Go back over your chord exercises and start off with quarter notes. Play in the Key of YOU!

It Was an Accident(al)!

We are on string number 5. The open string produces an A, the second fret produces a B and the third fret gives us a C. A B C Notice that these three are below the staff so make sure that you spend a lot of time and really get to know these notes well.  […]

3 Between Strings

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