I got a question on wrist position just yesterday. One of my chord students said his wrist wasn’t flexible enough to bend as far as it needed to so he could grab the chords. So here’s what I told him…
Our sixth and final string is the low E string. The open sixth string is an E. First fret gives us an F and last but not least, the third fret is a G. Keep in mind that since this is an E string just like the first string, the notes are the same – […]
These exercises are designed to really fine-tune the muscles in your fingers so you learn to burn! 1 Adjacent Finger Control 2 More Adjacent Finger Control 3 Non-Adjacent Finger Control 4 More Non-Adjacent Finger Control 5 Index and Pinky Control 6 More Index and Pinky Control 7 Adjacent Finger Gymnastics 9 Index and Pinky Gymnastics […]
Have You Ever Harmonized a Scale? Oooh, I just love big words. Harmonizing a scale is just a fancy way of saying we’re playing more than one note of the scale at a time. For our purposes here today, we’ll harmonize using chords. Pulling chords from scales is really easy. Just line the notes of […]
We’re mixing up our Major chords, Minor chords, intervals and notes this week. To add to the confusion, we’ll also be working in our C and G scales.
We have taken apart our scale pattern with the C major scale. We started on C and we did two whole steps and a half step, then three whole steps and a half step. What happens if we do a different note? Let’s see what happens if we start on a G. Well, a whole […]
Let’s learn some minor chords this week. We’ll take a look at A minor, E minor and D minor. Here’s what they look like: Am, Em, Dm copy Don’t forget to use your grab and release, your grab and lift and your grab and release and of course we are going to do our 8 […]
My friend Liz Tapia (DarkBeautyMusic.com) and I doing a little jam on a song we’re writing together.
We will be working on double picking this week. Now double picking is just what it says, picking the same note twice so usually we are going to use the down up motion. So here are some exercises:
We are going to go ahead and keep mixing up some notes on 5 strings and we are also going to throw in tied notes and dotted notes. A tied note kind of looks like a smiley face or an upside down smiley face. It is basically the musical equivalent of a plus sign. You […]