Ernie Ball Paradigm Strings – 2 Years Later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vguQ7uBe3jM Who hasn't changed their strings in just under 2 years - this guy, right here. Associate purchase links: https://amzn.to/2UA5bLu Also, YES, I do say "a year" several times in the video, turns out it's actually closer to 2 years. Time flies. Oops.

Know Your Strings Challenge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW5_F0PuBKc I take on the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE! OK, well, not ultimate, but it was pretty hard... Here are links to all the videos we used: Banjo: https://youtu.be/0fwFdMuWoPM?t=15s Ukulele: https://youtu.be/PB3RbO7updc?t=2m10s Pipa: https://youtu.be/ksiM1wRcutQ?t=13s Cigar box guitar: https://youtu.be/Z3aW68kQXsk?t=40s Viola: https://youtu.be/pCPRe9_kUN0?t=33s Morin Khuur / Horse head fiddle: https://youtu.be/JL5bN3bcdfA Piano: https://youtu.be/pMAtL7n_-rc?t=6s Bouzouki: https://youtu.be/mHh302C2HHM?t=2s Guzheng: https://youtu.be/zWUWCddcQTY?t=31s Cello: https://youtu.be/D9LrEXF3USs?t=2s  

Example Song #3 – 7th Barre Chords in Gm

This track is intended as an exercise for students who have recently been introduced to 7 Barre Chords. Once they are familiar with the shapes this track is a good way of learning how they’re used in practice. You’re playing mainly 7 barre chords. The Basic 7 Barre Chords lesson will be a useful reference … Continue reading Example Song #3 – 7th Barre Chords in Gm

Example Song #2 – Open 7th Chords in C

This track is intended as an exercise for students who have recently been introduced to 7 Chords. Once they are familiar with the shapes this track is a good way of putting them into practice and using them between chords they’re already familiar with. You can review the Basic Open Chords and Open 7 Chords … Continue reading Example Song #2 – Open 7th Chords in C

Example Song #1 – Open & Barre Chords in F#m

This track is intended as an exercise for students who have recently been introduced to Barre Chords. Once they are familiar with the shapes this track is a good way of learning how Barre chords can be used in a song. Students will be playing Barre Chords along with the Open Chords they’re already familiar … Continue reading Example Song #1 – Open & Barre Chords in F#m

Barring 7th Chords

This lesson focuses on Maj, Min and Dom 7th barre chords with roots on the E and A strings. Dim and Aug 7ths will be covered in another lesson, (although in the Open 7th Chords lesson, you will find one barre chord for the Dim7 rooted on the A string), as will roots on other strings. Compare the following … Continue reading Barring 7th Chords

String-Skip Tapping Lick

This is my ultimate looks-cool-and-also-sounds-good-too lick. Ditch the pick, put 2 hands on the fretboard, prepare for nonsense. I’d suggest being familiar with tapping, avoiding / muting string noise, and having a reasonable amount of hammer-on dexterity and finger strength before looking at this one. Here is the tab for this lesson, including performance directions, … Continue reading String-Skip Tapping Lick

7th Chords in the Open Position

A 7th Chord consists of any triad, plus the note immediately before its octave.  For instance, a Major chord would have a Root, a 5th and a Maj 3rd; A Maj7 chord would have these three, with the addition of the Maj 7th. A Min7 chord would have it’s Root, 5th, min 3rd, and min … Continue reading 7th Chords in the Open Position

12 Bar Blues 2: Intermediate Shuffle Pattern

In this lesson I will add-on to the shuffle pattern learnt in 12 bar Blues #1, making it slightly more complex, but much more interesting to hear and play. I will also introduce the idea of the ‘blue note’ and the turnaround. The I, IV, V pattern is the same here as it was in … Continue reading 12 Bar Blues 2: Intermediate Shuffle Pattern

12 Bar Blues 1: I, IV, V Chords &; Basic Shuffle Pattern

For the first part of this lesson you must be sure you can play the chords E, A and B, (all Maj), fluidly, with minimal time spent working positions out. You will also need relatively good timing, although I’ve kept it straight-forward for now. The I, IV, V pattern is the most commonly employed set … Continue reading 12 Bar Blues 1: I, IV, V Chords &; Basic Shuffle Pattern