The Last String

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 – […]

Finger Control

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 […]

Diminishing Returns Week 2

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 […]

The Major Scale…But Starting on G

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 […]

Minor Chords

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 […]

Hello Dottie!

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 […]