Guitarz Forever. CAGED Guitar. 6 Basic Major Scale Sequences / Melodic Patterns. Photo by Gideon When I first learned to play sequences I didn’t know what all the fuzz was about.
Why was it so important to learn all these “sequences” or as some prefer to call them “melodic patterns”? Anyhow, I did enjoy playing them because after a while I got into this flow and it sounded kinda cool. Once I really got the hang of it I came to learn the benefits of mastering sequences Sequences will improve your technique and ability to improvise and create melody on the spot. Your playing becomes more flexible, creative and it’ll keep you from sounding like someone who is playing scales all the time. :-) In other words… Want to improve your technique or want to improve your improvising skills?
Go ahead and work hard on these assignments. Enjoy! Assignment #1: Memorize the G Major scale and play it using alternate picking. Assignment #2: Memorize the 6 sequences below (ascending and descending) and play them through the cycle of fourths. Interval Song Examples Chart. Music Theory for the Challenged from FolkBlues.Com. Welcome to Free and Easy Guitar - Music Theory: Circle of 5ths. Geeks Note: If you have not studied the previous lessons in this series, please do so BEFORE you study this lesson. This lesson will draw on the previous lessons for knowledge and examples. If you do not have a basic understanding of Major Scales, Minor Scales, Intervals and the notes of the Equal Temperment Chromatic Scale then this lesson will not make much sense to you.
Learning Objectives By the end of this lesson, here is what you should have learned: Find any Perfect 5th in your head (Remember Power Chords?). Have a BETTER understanding of how to create any musical Major Scale in your head. What is the Circle of 5ths? The Circle of 5ths is a diagram that represents the consistent and unique relationship between the 12 Notes of the Chromatic Scale. I recommend you print out the smaller version and post on the wall/door/cat where you consistently practice your music. Some Basics... Because of this, some scales will have Sharps (#) and some scales will have Flats (b). Order of Sharps. CAGED Guitar System: How To Make The Most Of It. Guitar Warm-up - Short Exercises to Start Your Guitar Practice. Guitar Chops - Improve Your Guitar Technique. Tuck &Patti: Pick &Fingerstyle Techniques.
[Note to the reader: Eventually I hope to offer illustrations or video clips to exemplify the various technical details I describe here, but I don't have that ability yet.
Meanwhile I have tried to be as clear as possible using words to describe hand positions.] 1.1 Pick technique: Ways to hold the pick 1.1.1 Standard Style1.1.2 Thumb pick1.1.3 Wes Montogomery technique1.1.4 Standard style, variation 11.1.5 Standard style, variation 21.1.6 Standard style, variation 31.1.7 Circle picking1.1.8 George Benson's picking style1.1.9 Notes about the Benson approach.
Easy Guitar Songs, Video Lessons. Welcome to our main guitar lesson list page, where you'll find all of our video guitar lessons.
Check out our beginner guitar lessons and learn easy guitar songs by clicking the watch lesson buttons adjacent to the song of your choice. As you'll know, learning to play songs will really advance your guitar skills and allow you to practice in a fun way, so get your guitar and start practicing! You need to log in and already be a premium member to have full access to the video tutorial on songs and downloadable tablature. Filter lessons (difficulty, guitar type, song genre, etc.) Difficulty Genre Remember that playing beginner guitar songs is hands-down the best and most effective way to advance your skills. Because playing easy guitar songs is fun, and takes the nag out of your practice sessions. The Total Classical Guitar Method (tm) Lesson 1-Basics. The Staff, Clefs, and Ledger Lines. Learn The Guitar Fingerboard Thoroughly in 16 Days.
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Tuggle If I have to name two things that took my guitar playing to the next level I would say music theory and memorizing the fingerboard. It made me understand the big picture. Combining music theory (understanding scales, modes, chord structure, improvising over chord progressions, etc, etc.) and knowing all the notes on the fingerboard will open up a whole new world. Guitar playing becomes more fun when you know what, when en where to play it on the fingerboard. When you want to know where to play any type of chord shape instantly it’s pretty helpful if know the notes. To know the name of the chord you need to know all the notes on the low E-string. A Bb major chord shape (x13331) can also be played on any fret. To know the name of this Esus2 chord shape: (xx2452) on any fret you need to know the notes on the D-string.
The same applies to scale shapes, triads, arpeggios, licks, etc. Here’s how you do it: First things first. Example 1: A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A. Lessons. Get solid results from your guitar practice....learn how to practice correctly! Free online guitar lessons with guitarist/composer StoneDragon. Fretjam Guitar Lessons - Be Yourself On Guitar.