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Beginner Electric Guitar Masterclass (2020 Update)

Henry Olsen, Beginner Guitar Expert

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74 Lessons (4h 53m)
    • 1. Rock Masterclass skillshare

      5:39
    • 2. Welcome!

      3:28
    • 3. Getting started

      4:46
    • 4. 1 Guitar Language

      3:51
    • 5. 2 Guitar tuning

      9:58
    • 6. How to get a good rock tone

      5:20
    • 7. 1 Your first riff

      7:31
    • 8. 2 Introduction to tabs

      3:56
    • 9. 3 Come as you are

      2:50
    • 10. 4 Introduction to "powerchords" final

      7:28
    • 11. 5 First powerchord play along with drums

      4:53
    • 12. 6 Powerchords G to F 90BPM

      4:46
    • 13. 7 DDD DU 110 BPM

      2:39
    • 14. 8 Powerchords 3 10 8 95 BPM

      5:53
    • 15. 9 Powerchords 3 10 8 110 BPM

      3:27
    • 16. 10 Fifth string root note introduction

      5:05
    • 17. 11 Sixth to fifth string root note power chords

      3:03
    • 18. 12 Palm muting

      7:21
    • 19. 13 Naming power chords

      10:42
    • 20. Deeper look at TABS

      11:56
    • 21. 7 nation army

      3:23
    • 22. White stripes PA slow

      3:01
    • 23. White stripes 100 BPM

      3:02
    • 24. Back in b lesson

      7:54
    • 25. Back in black style PA

      3:32
    • 26. Cocain lesson

      5:10
    • 27. Cocain PA 90 BPM

      3:01
    • 28. Cocain PA 100 BPM

      3:25
    • 29. Eye of the tiger

      3:33
    • 30. Tiger slow

      3:29
    • 31. Tiger fast

      3:40
    • 32. Fly away lesson

      7:18
    • 33. Fly away slow

      3:13
    • 34. Fly away fast

      3:24
    • 35. Highway to hell

      3:39
    • 36. AC slow

      3:23
    • 37. AC fast

      3:12
    • 38. Smells like teen lesson

      2:42
    • 39. Smells like teen slow

      3:04
    • 40. Smells like teen fast

      3:25
    • 41. When I come arround lesson

      5:08
    • 42. Greenday PA 90BPM no PM

      4:35
    • 43. Greenday PA 100BPM no PM

      3:36
    • 44. Greenday PA 90BPM with PM

      3:40
    • 45. Greenday PA 100BPM with PM

      3:31
    • 46. Whole lotta love

      3:08
    • 47. Whole lot slow

      2:34
    • 48. Whole lot fast

      2:16
    • 49. ZZ Top lesson

      2:19
    • 50. ZZ top slow

      2:38
    • 51. ZZ top fast the real fast

      2:12
    • 52. Lick 1 lesson

      2:53
    • 53. Lick 1 PA

      2:35
    • 54. Lick 2 lesson

      3:33
    • 55. Lick 2 playalong

      2:55
    • 56. Lick 3 lesson

      2:16
    • 57. Lick 3 PA

      2:42
    • 58. Lick 4 lesson

      3:17
    • 59. Lick 4 PA

      3:16
    • 60. Lick 5 lesson

      2:07
    • 61. Lick 5 PA

      2:36
    • 62. Lick 6 lesson

      2:56
    • 63. Lick 6 PA

      2:40
    • 64. Lick 7 lesson

      2:37
    • 65. Lick 7 PA

      2:48
    • 66. Lick 8 lesson

      2:47
    • 67. Lick 8 PA

      2:29
    • 68. Lick 9 explanation

      2:22
    • 69. Lick 9 PA

      2:54
    • 70. Lick 10 lesson

      3:03
    • 71. Lick 10 PA

      3:02
    • 72. Practice routine intro

      0:56
    • 73. How to make best use of practice

      8:33
    • 74. Conclusion

      1:12
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About This Class

Hello, and welcome to “Ultimate Beginner Rock Guitar Masterclass”!!!

Are you tired of going through YouTube only to find a bunch of unrelated videos?

Or you watch the lesson but NO TABS are included so you don´t know how to implement what you learned?

Maybe you´re just looking for a step-by-step program you can follow instead of trying to figure it all out on your own…

If this sounds like you, then you´re in the right place!!!

In this course, I take you by the hand and lay out a step-by-step curriculum, so all you have to do is follow the simple lessons and do it at YOUR pace.

We will learn all the techniques and how to implement them in a very structured way.

I also include drum tracks, downloadable tabs, video play-alongs in 2 speeds AND if you ever have questions, I´m personally here to answer them!

After joining this course you will…

• Play Really Fun Riffs Everyone Loves 
• Understand And Implement Flawless Technique 
• Read Tabs With Ease 
• Master The Guitar Fretboard 
• Understand And Implement Basic Music Theory 
• Learn To Play To Backing Tracks 
• Learn To Improvise 
• Understand And Implement The "Penatonic Scale" 
• Friends And Family Will Be Amazed 
• Learn Exercises That Will Sharpen Your Chord Transitioning And Strumming
• You will take a quantum leap by getting feedback from a teacher 
• You will finally get out of that playing RUT and feel excited again 
• You’ll move from “imitation” to “knowledge and realization” 
• You will enjoy a fresh feeling of discovery 
• You’ll learn new songs that will get your listeners attention 
• Your playing will get people to tap their feet 
• Your technique will feel EASY as if it is “gliding” you right through the songs 
• Your satisfaction will increase as the “light of knowledge” shines within you 
• You’ll be investing in your most valuable resource – YOURSELF!

If your ready to get serious on the guitar and make fast progress, this course is a must!!!

I have tested and refined this method on hundreds of real “one -on-one" students and I can't wait to help you too!

You´ll be provided a 42 page picture e-book as a special BONUS. This is my way of saying “thanks" for joining the course. The book alone is valued at $50,- and it will teach you how to master the guitar fretboard in the most simple and easy way possible!

This is a no-brainer, get in now and you will be happy you did :-)

To your success!

See ya on the inside :-)

-Henry

Transcripts

1. Rock Masterclass skillshare: Hi there. My name 10 rials from Super Simple. And I want to welcome you to this beginner guitar masterclass. If you're tired of going through YouTube only to find videos that are too hard for you or you can't see the guitar properly or you're not really sure whether the teacher knows that they're talking about it all. And you're looking for a step by step structured course that's gonna take you by the hand and note by note. Then this is exactly what you're gonna be getting in this course. I'm gonna be teaching you starting from beginner level up to playing your first songs your first solos. I'm gonna be teaching you how to improvise. I'm gonna be teaching you how to master the front board in a very, very easy and effective way. So that way, you're gonna have learning in a way that you can digest and where it kind of progress is so all you have to do is sit down, turn on your device of choice whether it's a phone iPad computer and I'm literally gonna take you step by step in digestible pieces. So that way you're always going to know exactly what you have to be practicing and you're gonna slowly based on mastering nine less and get the next lesson. Okay, so it's very, very structured, and it's very building, so I'm always helping you build on the blocks and the foundation that we already late. You don't get that from YouTube. This course also has what I call play back video playback. And what that is is after I've taught you a tune, you are going to be able to play a video of me playing that with a drum track. So that way you're gonna have musical practice. You're gonna have the visual of watching me play it, and you're also gonna be able to download that drum track. So you're gonna have a video of me playing to the drums and you're gonna have what standalone drum track and their way you're really, really gonna have a very fun and very effective practice routine. Okay, I also have tabs for all of the song lessons. We're gonna be learning styles of some really popular, legendary songs. And we're also going to be learning some really cool licks, cause I'm gonna be teaching you to play solo guitar as well. And what you're gonna be able to do there is download the tabs and then again, go to that play along and be able to play along with me. Okay? It's really cool. Another really great thing about the play along is that I haven't in two speeds, so it's going to start off really slow. That way you can get your fingers used to playing it. You can kind of get a feeling for it. And then in the second video, in the second plane long video, I speed it up on. That way, you're gonna be able to really grow based on your previous practice sessions, right? It's very, very fun and structured, learning that way very, very effective. I try this on my real life students, and it works really, really well, you're also gonna be getting my 42 page picture cord book included in this course. So that way you're gonna have all the cords written down on paper really nicely, and you're gonna be able to follow along with ease. It's going to be so much fun and so easy for you to follow along. Really? I mean, this course I put so much thought and time into planning out this course is just gonna be so great for you to just breeze through it. I can't wait for you to join, So that's just scratching the surface of what You're gonna learn this course I'm gonna take you from zero to hero. You're gonna be playing solo guitar. You're gonna play famous songs, you're gonna have tablets, you're gonna have drums. You're gonna have backing tracks literally. This course is what you need to grow, and it's gonna be fun and effective and believe that you will love. So I highly encourage you to take this opportunity. Normally, this is the amount of material that I'd go over with the one on one student for probably a year. So you get to get this course for just 200 bucks. And normally, if you paid me for a year, you'd probably pay me about 2000 bucks, right? So you're saving a lot of money here and again, there's a 30 day money back guarantee. I am a very experienced teacher here on you, to me as well. I have 14 15 courses, 30,000 students. I don't know, 600 positive reviews. My averages 4.6 out of five. So I'm a very, very experienced teacher, both here, on you, to me and also with one on one students. I teach one on one student in my studio on a daily basis, and I have been for the last five years. So definitely this is a win win situation, for the only way you can lose is if you don't join. So I highly recommend joining the course. You won't regret it and I'll see you inside. Let's start playing some rock. See there. 2. Welcome!: All right. Welcome to the inside of the course. I'm so glad that you decided to join. And I'm sure that you are going to love this course. Okay, So let me just explain to you really quickly how to make best use out of the course and how to kind of navigate everything. So, first of all, and the most important thing is the folder that I have attached for you. So there's two ways that you can access. All of the extra resource is that I have created for this course. So the first way is within this lesson here. So if you go, the resource is tab In this lesson, you will see a picture cord book, pdf and then you will see a second pdf that says rock master file or something like that. And then if you click on that, it's going to take you to a pdf that has a link to a dropbox account. Okay, so download that PdF. Then read the instructions on it, click on the drop box link, and that is going to allow you to download what I call the master file. So all of the tabs air in there. All of the backing tracks, all of the drum tracks for the different songs. It's all organized really nicely and one place for you. Okay, so that's your master file Were in one place. You have all the files on the second way that you're gonna be able to download. The resource is is within the individual lessons. So I've totally hooked you up. You have a master file where it's all in one place. Then if you're just going through a lesson and you don't want to search through that master file, you're gonna have those downloads within that lesson. So the download that belongs to that lesson is attached to the lesson. So you don't have to search through that that file every time. Okay, so those are the two ways that you're gonna be able to download. All of the resource is the P D EFS, the drum tracks and all that good stuff. Okay, Okay. That's first. The first thing. Second thing. Of course. Don't be shy. If you have questions, please contact me and I will give you feedback and I will definitely help you out and answer any questions that you have all right third thing, If you like the course, please leave me a quick and honest review. That really helps me out. And it really just helps you to me, know that I'm producing quality content here on you to meet and not just a bunch of nonsense in my in my lessons, right? All right, so that's about it. Contact me. Download that master folder now, or just go through the lessons and where you see that there's pdf in the video. Most of the time, there's also a pdf resource attached to that video. And, of course, in all the lessons where there's backing tracks and drum tracks, you will have that track attached in. The resource is of that video as well. Okay, all right. I hope all of this makes sense, and it's not too much information for you. If you're confused again, feel free to contact me and I will help you out. All right, I will see you in the next lesson. Let's get right into it and let's start making some music. See you there by way. 3. Getting started: All right. So welcome to this first section of the course. Now, if you're a total beginner, this is gonna be the perfect section for you and definitely go through all the lessons in this section. If you already know how to two in the guitar and you kind of have some basics under your fingers, then feel free to skip this section because it might just be a little bit boring for you. Okay. All right. So if you are a total beginner than keep watching and now I'm gonna be telling you about what you're gonna need to start playing the electric guitar. Okay, so let's get right into it. So first of all, you are going to need a electric guitar, right? So that's pretty obvious, I guess. And I'm gonna be talking about some of the options that you could kind of go for. If you don't already have one, then of course, you are going to need a cable to plug the guitar into your amplifier. And then, of course, you are going to need a amplifier. Now, here is where we're gonna be talking about if you don't have these things yet because I get emails from people who buy courses but don't have the gear yet. I'm just gonna tell you quickly what some of the good options would be. So both FB phone put it up here. And Squire, which is kind of a daughter company of Fender. They both make starter guitars and starter packs. And what that means is that you're gonna get a electric guitar, you're gonna get a cable you're gonna get amp. You are going to get a pick, which is another thing that you're gonna need. You're gonna get a tuner. Um, in one package, they're gonna make one purchase for about 2 300 bucks, and then you're gonna have all of those things that you're gonna need to start playing electric guitar right away. OK, so either epi phone or Squire beginner packs. Just type that into the search bar of whatever store you're at online store or go to the shop and say you want to start a pack, then you'll be able to get all of that. So that definitely is a great option for total beginners. If you kind of want to spend a little bit more money and get something a little bit better , so that in a year from now you don't need to bump up a really cool guitar to get would be a fender Fender Stratocaster made in Mexico. That's a cheaper version of a Fender Stratocaster, and it's made in Mexico, not in the US and that's why it will be a little bit cheaper. You could probably get one of those for 4 500 Then, if you want to get a little bit better sounding AMP something that sounds a little bit fuller louder has better tone than one of these lines. Six. Spider Am's would also be a great way to go. Okay, so that's gonna cost you about 600. Plus, you're gonna have to buy the cable. The light six is only 2 300 bucks. So you're gonna have to buy a cable not that expensive by the pick the tuner all separately . So it's really a question of how much money you're willing to spend and how serious you think you're gonna be about playing. If you feel like you're gonna do this long term and you have the money, then I would recommend getting like a fender Mexico made in Mexico and line six Spider Am. Okay, so that's gonna give you a little bit more volume, and you're not gonna have toe buy new gear another year or two from now. OK, Ok, so one more thing that you might need possibly if you're married. Ah, highly recommend giving headphones just so your spouse does not decide to divorce you after your decision to start playing guitar. I'm still married. So that means that I have been using these head ones for a while. Okay. Okay. So those are kind of the basics of what you're gonna need to start playing electric guitar , those air kind of the options. And I'll leave up to you what you want to do. OK, All right, let's get into the next lesson. Now, in the next lesson, I'm gonna be teaching how to tune the guitar, and we're gonna be talking about the guitar basics. I'm going to be on acoustic guitar for those lessons, so don't get confused. I'm only using acoustic guitar because it's the same principles. Both an acoustic and electric. Okay, so don't be surprised. I'm playing an acoustic guitar all the sudden. Okay, I'll see you. The next lesson. See there by 4. 1 Guitar Language: All right. So welcome to this lesson in this lesson. I'm gonna be teaching you just the basic language that you're gonna need to know when learning the guitar. So let's just get right into it, then you're going to see this is gonna make a lot of sense in upcoming lessons. So the first thing that we need to know is that these here are the frets. So this is the first fret, the second fret. Third fret and so on. So the first fret ends as soon as I passed this little fret pin here, you see that? So as soon as I pass it, I'm on to the second front. All right, so that's probably pretty logical for you, but just in case, I have to explain these things. So the 1st 1st 2nd for it, Third for and so on, then you see, we have the strings. Now, of course, that's very obvious. But when you have to know about the strings is that we count them in a certain way. So it's a little bit counterintuitive, as are a couple of things on the guitar. It's not as easy as the piano. It's not, is beautifully laid out and just logical to understand, but without getting into that. So what you need to know is that we count the strings on the guitar from the bottom up, So that means this is gonna be the first string. This is gonna be the second string, Third string, fourth string, 5th 6th Okay, So normally, the kind of intuitive thing would be to count. This one is the 1st 1 And I have a lot of students that kind of struggle without at the beginning. So you're gonna have to kind of really turn a force yourself to count from the bottom up. Okay? And the reason that's important is that if I tell you, put your finger on the third string, you're gonna have to know that I'm talking about this string and not this strength. Because we were coming from here, it would be 123 Now, on the guitar, that is the 1 to 3/4 string. OK, so that's just something that you're gonna have to put to memory. And, um, just know that that is just how the language about the guitar works. Okay, so one more thing that I have to teach you is your fingers. So this is your first finger number one. This is your second finger number two. Number three, Number four. That is important because in the court charts that we're gonna be learning. And also, if I ever tell you, put your first finger on the third fret first string, you're gonna take your first finger, you're gonna put it on the third string and on the first fret. Okay, so you're gonna have to know that this is your first fret that this is your third string and that this is your first finger. And I hope that's not confusing you. Maybe rewatch this one time if it's too much information at once. But that's about it for now. So this is just kind of the basic language that we use when we're talking about the guitar . Um, and it's also what you will always see in court charts. So any time you see the number three, um, it means that you're using your ring finger. If you see the number four museums in your pinky and I'm gonna be explaining that in more detail in upcoming lessons as well, of course. Okay, so Now you understand kind of the basic language that we use when we talk about the guitar . Let's move on now and apply what we learned to our first court. All right, See, in the next lesson. Thanks for joining me. See there. Bye bye. 5. 2 Guitar tuning: all right. So before we can do anything on the guitar, of course, we have to get into tune. So under explained to you how to get a tune and what to look for when you're buying a tuner . So, first of all, let's talk about the right to know to get, um, and what to kind of look for just the basics. So there's really two possibilities in my mind. The 1st 1 is the most simple, the cheapest kind of the easiest one, but not the best one. So that is your cell phone, so you can just go to your APP store type in guitar tuner, and you will find a free guitar tuner that you can download on your phone and used to tune . Now that does work well, but it's not as accurate as a clip on tuner, which is my favorite thing to use. So why do I like the clip on tuner? Well, there's a couple of reasons. The 1st 1 is it's much more accurate, and the second reason is that once I clip it on to my guitar, what it does is actually senses the vibration directly from the instrument and tells me what no is being played. The cell phone relies on a microphone, so that means if you're somewhere where there's Children running around or if your husband or wife starts to yell at you because you're not doing your chores or whatever reason, um, you will pick up that noise and you won't be able to tune. Okay, so with the clip on tuner, no matter what's going on around you, you will always be able to tune since it's picking up the vibrations. Okay, so I highly recommend getting one of these clip on tuners. This is a core clip on tuner. Andi, I recommend Cork just because it's what I have experience with. So they make good tuners. It always works. I love it. OK, ok, so now let's talk about literally getting your guitar into tune. So there's a couple of things that you're gonna have to kind of look out for. Um, the first thing is, of course, what notes you are gonna be tuning your tuning pigs, too. And what I want to do now is give you this little riddle so you'll have an easy time remembering it. Okay, so it goes like this. Um, elephants and donkeys grow big ears. OK, so l offense and donkeys grow big ears. All right, So what I want you to do now is just kind of visualize that just for a second, just so it can kind of really stick as a visual image in your head because you won't forget it. So just try to plant that visual image of elephants and donkeys with big ears, and you'll always remember. Okay, so one more time elephants and donkeys grow big ears. Okay, So that means that we're gonna be tuning the sixth string to the note e the fifth string to the note. A the fourth string to the note, G. Um, sorry, D c. Even I'm getting confused here. E a d g b e. Okay. Elephants and donkeys grow big years. All right. OK, so, um, that's about that for as far as what? No, you're gonna be tuning to the next thing that you're gonna have to kind of know is what direction? To turn the tuning pegs in order to either raise or lower the pitch of the note. Okay. And there's easy way to remember that. So what I like to tell my students. Is that from your perspective? So from the where you sit when you're looking at the pegs, the top ones, if you turn them counterclockwise, you're raising the pitch. Okay, so the top ones, if you turn counterclockwise, you're raising the pitch and the bottom ones. If you turn counterclockwise, you're lowering the pitch. Okay, so just kind of trying to remember like that, and most of all, just play around with it a little bit. Twist them. Listen to see what's happening with the tone with the tonal difference. Just get a feeling for whether you're raising the notes or lowering them. OK, so one more time, top ones counterclockwise, you're raising them, and in the bottom counterclockwise, you are lowing them, lowering them. Okay. All right. So, um, let's now get into the close up. And what I'm going to show you is exactly how to use a to honor to tune your guitar. Okay, so I'm gonna have my guitar slightly out of tune, and we're going to be tuning it together. Our I'll see you in the close up Injustice. I see there. Bye bye. All right. So welcome to the close up. So, as I said, we're going to be doing elephants and donkeys grow big ears. So e a D g b. I'm starting off on my e now. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna play the note and you can hear I'm letting the no ring. I'm not stopping it from ringing, Okay? Some playing the note, letting it ring, and now I can see that it's low. So what I want is for that little arrow there to go up to the middle. Okay? And you can see it's lower than the middle. So that means I'm going to turn counterclockwise while the notes ringing. And slowly you're not going to major turning. Just gonna be a stew. A slow, um, turn just kind of with feeling okay. And now, you see, I went a little bit too high, so I'm gonna go down just a little bit, and now you can see is stopping in the middle. So that is perfect. One other thing that I want to point out here is that now you can see I have the note e There's nothing in front of the ER behind it. Let me just show you this really quickly. So now you see there's a e with a little be sign after it. And that sign that little bee after the e means that it's a flattened e. So that means it's lower than the note e. And I don't want that. Okay, So any time you see the note that you're trying to tune Teoh and a little sign either, um, in front of your behind it it's not the note you want. You want the pure one. Okay, so I'm gonna go up now. I turned the wrong one. Go up. OK, now, you see that little notes gone. And now I have a pure e. Okay, let's do our, um OK, now you can see there's a b with that little be there. OK, so a B, that means I'm too high. OK, so I need to go from be down to a So I'm just gonna go down, and now you can see the a appears and and I'm gonna go down a little bit more and now we are in the middle. Okay, let's do d You can see the no d is here, but I'm still low so I'm going toe Go upwards with it. Okay, g a little bit low. We're gonna go up. Let me just show you what happens if you go over the G. C. That little sign now that means we have a g sharp. So that means we're 1/2 step above G, and we have to go down. So with the e sign, we had e with a little bee and the bee means that it's flat, that it's lower and that we have to go higher on here with the G. You see this other sign here? And that means that were too high. So we have to go lower. Okay, So I'm gonna go down turning the wrong one. Hard to talk him tuned and think about these things the same. So I'm at the D now on the G sharp. We're gonna go down to the G C that now have pure ghee. Be next, See Nice in the middle of in the last one is you can see it's a little bit high. We're gonna go down, okay? And I'm just gonna retest it one last time. So I don't play the east drink low e string perfect. A string perfect D string Perfect G B e. And you can see there's no Sharps or no flats. So that's exactly what we're going for. Okay, so I really hope that this makes sense and that you're able to get your guitar into tune using this video. All right, let's move on to the next lesson. Now, where I'm gonna be showing you, um, all kinds of different cool things. All right, See you there by 6. How to get a good rock tone: All right, So now let's talk about how to get a good rock tone that's gonna make your power cords, which were gonna be learning sound really, really good and rock sound. Okay, so the first thing that we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be looking at our guitar and how our guitar is set up. Right? So what you want todo is have the bridge pickup activated on your guitar. So not the next pick up, not the middle pick up all the way down the bottom bridge pickup. Right. So you take your switch, put it down, and we're also gonna want to do is have your tone knob set to 10. So we're gonna wanna open that all the way. And you're also gonna want to open your volume novel the way. Okay, So you want your guitar to be totally open and you want to be on the bridge pickup. Okay, that's really important to get a crunchy sound. Listen, if I put on the neck pickup, it sounds good, but doesn't have the same crunchy sound is now in the booth. I You know what I mean. I hope you can hear what I mean? Okay, so volume all the way up bridge pickup. And now let's take a look at the amp settings. So what I like to Dio is set my travel knob, my middle knob and my bass knob to 12 o'clock. So it's at the middle and on this amp. I have different possibilities. I can put it on rock. I have a deep sound. I can have a bright sound, but you probably don't have that. So I'm just gonna talk about the basics. So normally every amp is gonna have a trouble middle on base, and then here you're gonna have overdrive, okay? And just a normal overdrive volume. So what you're gonna want to dio is first set all these three the base, the middle in the troubled to 12 oclock on you could you could say you're overdrive to 12 lakh too. And this here is just, uh So I'm gonna have a so I'm gonna have a quite low volume said everything to 12. And now I'm gonna take a note. Uh, where? Power cord, which we're gonna be learning. Don't worry, in case you don't already know it. And I'm gonna play that power on delivering. Take my trouble down. Maybe a little bit on now. You can hear there's much more kind of bass tone it so you can play with that. See how that changed your tone I went up with You can see trouble doesn't quite a bit of a difference. The middle. What happens if I turn that way with base? Go up with down with way kind of heard how these different knobs are changing the tone We're gonna try to mix it so that it sounds good to our ears. Right s So basically for rock you're gonna want a little bit more trouble. Maybe base a little bit under 12 o'clock in the middle Maybe someone around four That's how I like to set up a But again set all three of them to 12 o'clock Play around with them, See how they changed the tone from there and then just go for the mix. That sounds good for your years. That's a big part of learning the guitar. Just playing with sound, experimenting with sound and seeing what sounds good to you to your ears. Right. So this is kind of the basics again. Very important the guitar. Because what happens if I turned the volume knob on down? It says volume. The volume number says volume on it. But the volume up actually have the volume. Knob doesn't just turn down the volume. What actually does this cleans up the tone, giving me almost a clean sound. Okay, so that's why you're gonna want to have your volume all the way up at all times on then. If you want to go for a cleaner tone, then you're gonna put it down, okay? But when you're setting up your guitar, it's really important that it's all the way on, because if not, you're not gonna get that distorted rock tone. Okay? All right. So I hope that this lesson made sense. The most important things, really are how your guitar is set up, that you're on the bridge pickup. That your volume knob is all the way up. Then, of course, on the amp there are different things that you can play around with and just kind of test and see what sounds good to you. Okay, So I hope this lesson made sense. Contact me in the comments. Let me know. And if you have any questions also feel free to contact me. I will help you see in the next lesson. Seether 7. 1 Your first riff: All right, So now let's play our very first rock ref. And first I'm gonna show you the most simple possible way of playing it. Then I'm gonna show you how to make it sound really, really interesting without making a big difference. Okay, so check it out. We're gonna be starting on the sixth string is gonna be playing this with my pick. Okay, So let me just show you really quickly how I hold the pick, just in case you're not feeling sure about. So what I'm gonna do is take a little circle here with my finger, and I'm just going to stick the pick in there. Okay? You see that? And I just want point of the pig to be sticking out a little bit. Not a lot. If it's a lot, it's gonna be wobbling all over the place and is gonna fall out of your hand. So you want to stick it in pretty deep, So the tip is pointing out. OK, okay. So we're to be doing now is I'm gonna play the sixth string. Just let me zoom out here just a little bit and I play the sixth string and I would be playing open, first of all. Okay, so the open, sixth string and all that means is that I don't have a finger on the strings. I'm just playing the string without my left hand, putting my fingers on any of the notes. OK, so open. And then I'm gonna go to the third fret. Sixth string three. So that's open. Three. Then I'm going to five. Fifth threat open 365 the second time around. Open 353 Open. All right, so one more time. Really Slowly. And then in the next lesson, what I'm going to do is have a tab of this exact tombs you're gonna have that attempt to look at. And I'm also going to explain to you using that lesson how tabs work. All right, so let's do this a couple more times, and then I'm going Teoh, show you how to make it sound you more interesting. And then we're gonna have that tab breakdown. Okay, so one more time. 035 It's good to say it out loud. So you remember it. 0365 03530 OK, one more time. 0350365 03530 Ok, Ok, so watch that a couple more times. Ifit's not kind of sinking in yet, right? Watch it a couple of times. Play along with me a couple of times and I'm sure you will get it. OK, Okay. So now that we kind of know the basic 035036503530 we're gonna be doing now, and this is gonna blow you away. Is we are going to be playing that same exact thing. But now on two strings on the third and the fourth string, OK? And the tricky part now for you is going to be using the pick and hitting both of those strings attached. Same time. Okay, So strumming down and hitting Both the fourth and the third straight. Okay, because now what we're gonna be doing is playing that same 035036503530 But using two notes to make it sound really cool isn't how it's gonna sound when we're done. Alright with distortion. Okay, so they break that down for, you know, really slowly. One more time. So we learned it on the sixth string, just going 0350365 Right. So now what we're gonna be doing is putting our middle finger on the third fret. Fourth string, OK, again, counting from the bottom up. And we're gonna putting a ring finger on the third string. Third fret. Okay, so that's gonna be this shape here and for the open. We're not gonna have our fingers on it all. So we're just going to play that zero down with open strings the third and the fourth string on that playing open. Then for the three. I'm gonna be coming on third, Fred for the five. I'm going to go to the fifth, right? Okay, So everything now is going to be happening on these two strings. The third string in the fourth string. So 035 0365 03530 And if it's too hard for you to play those notes, the third and the forcing with the pick we could also do is use your two fingers so you could take your first finger and put it on the third string, and you could take your thumb and put in on the fourth string thing with the thumb. Do it down motion and with your first finger to upwards motion at the same time. So it's gonna be kind of this kind of motion like a pinch. Okay, So zero, three, 50365 Zeer, 3530 Then if I turn up the volume again, you'll see how cool it's going to sound out. Okay, So either do that with the pick. If you want to kind of push yourself a little bit or play with your fingers if it's too hard with the pick, OK? All right. So that's your first little riff. And now in the next lesson, I'm gonna be explained to you the very basics of what tablet Cher's are and kind of how to read them. OK, so let's get him that lesson now. Practice this up a little bit as you practice it. Say out loud. 0350365 Just so you can remember it better. Okay, That'll that'll help you out with remembering. Okay. I hope you enjoy this lesson. I will see in the next one. See, there 8. 2 Introduction to tabs: All right, So now let's talk about tablature. So what is is a way for us guitarists to reading musical notation without needing to read kind of proper musical notation. Okay, so we're not gonna have to learn the classical notes. We're gonna be using a number of system that's going to tell us exactly where we need to be putting our fingers on the guitar. Okay, so it's really an awesome thing for us guitars. So the basics of Tab is like this. It's a little bit confusing at first, because when you look at a tab on paper, the sixth string is going to be on the bottom. Okay, so your first drink is gonna be on top. Your sixth string is gonna be on the bottom, and what I'm gonna do now is in the screen here. I'm gonna put an example of that first rift that we just learned. 0350365 If remember that. So in that example that you can see on screen right now, I'm actually playing exactly this so you can see it. 035036503530 Okay, put it over here on screen now. So, um, that is how you're gonna be reading. So a the each line represents a string on the guitar, and the numbers represent a fret. So the zero means you playing open string. The three means you're playing the note on the third fret, the five means you're playing that same string, the sixth string on the fifth Threat and so on. Okay, so that's kind of basically how it works. It's a little bit confusing, since the sixth string is always gonna be on the bottom. Okay, so you have to kind of remember that now, in the next example that I'm gonna be putting here, we're gonna have that exact same exercise that we just learned, but with two strings, right, So on the third and the fourth string, and this is where you're going to see it really well, that zero is now happening on two strings and not on just one. Okay. And another thing that I want you to see is how the numbers are parallel with each other. The zero's air parallel the threes, the fives, and what that means is that it's happening in the exact same time. Okay, So since there exactly lined up parallel E, they are being playing at the exact same time If the zeros were to be apart from each other . So if there's ones you're here and one here, that would mean that you play them one at a time. But since that, they're parallel in music. You're playing those notes together. Okay, So let me just play that for you one more time, and I want you to look at it on the paper here while I play it. Okay? Just so that can really sinking. So again, that 035365 uh, zero rights on the tab. You can see very clearly that that is happening on the third and in the fourth string at the same time. Okay. All right. So those are the very basics of tabs, and I really hope that this is making sense for you. Let's get into another lesson now. And then as we move on in this course, we're gonna be using more tabs and to be showing you mawr examples of how you can use them and have a easier time playing guitar with them. Okay. All right. I'll see in the next lesson. Thanks for checking this amount and see there 9. 3 Come as you are: All right. So welcome to this next lesson. And in this one again, we are going to be using a tab that I'm gonna put in this green here for you. And I want you to really look at how that tab is corresponding to the notes that I'm playing. Okay. Again, I'm gonna be using a pick for this one. And I recommend since we're learning electric guitar in this master class, I recommend you use a pick to If it's too hard for you now, at the beginning, then you could also use your thumb. But I would recommend getting used to playing with the pick. OK, Okay. So it's gonna go like this. I'm gonna play the sixth string open two times. So open open. First fret second, that's all in the sixth string. So open open. 12 And I'm gonna put the open fifth fret. Fifth string. Sorry. Back to the sixth string. 56 So open had been one to open sixth string, open six string And then again on the sixth string, Back to the first fret open. Sixth string. Second fret fifth string open, sixth string. Who then again, the fifth string so again, use the tab to follow along and see exactly what I'm doing it. That's why tabs air so practical. Okay, so one more time, Really Slowly. One more time O s. I hope this is making sands. I hope that this is also fun for you to play. And I mean, let's be honest, you can play to riff so far, right? That's pretty awesome. Give yourself some credit for that. That you were able to learn these two riffs so quickly. Right? So you can see electric guitar is really fun to play, and you can kind of play some interesting stuff pretty quickly on it. So now that you understand the basics of tabs, you can play some kind of cool, simple little riffs. Let's learn the most important cords Power chords in the next lesson. All right, I'll see you there were going to be having a lot of fun with power cords. I can tell you that much. See there But 10. 4 Introduction to "powerchords" final: All right, So now let's talk about the most important chords in rock music. And those are power cords. Now, why Power chords? Well, I think the reason is because they're on Lee are two or three notes in a power cord. And with a lot of distortion on your EMP, it's going to sound really powerful and loud and just epic. I mean, that's how powerful it sounds. OK, so we're gonna be doing now is I'm gonna be showing you first of all, your first power cord. And then we're gonna be doing a lot of cool power court exercising exercises using a drum beat. And this way, you're gonna be able to have a lot of fun rocking out with these power cords and playing along to drums as well. Okay. All right. But before we do all that, let me teach you how to play one first. So it goes like this. Basically, we're gonna be using two fingers, our first finger and our pinky. Okay, for now. And then later on, I'll show you how to do it with three. So for now, we're just doing with two notes. First finger. For now, we're just gonna put on the third front sixth string and our pinky We're gonna put on the fifth fret fifth string, OK? And again, as I said, there were only playing two notes. So the sixth string and the fifth string, we're not going for all the notes. We Onley need those two, okay? And what I want you to also dio now is learn how to hold power chords properly. So you don't wanna have your first finger in the air like that. You wanna have it gently rested on the strings and Onley applying pressure with the tip of your first finger, OK, same thing with the pinky. You wanna have it generally resting on the rest of the strings and only the tip of the pinky is applying pressure and their way. You are gently touching these other strings here and muting them out. So, in case you hit the wrong strings, since this finger and this finger is kind of touching them, it's gonna mute them out. So you're only gonna have the strings ringing that need to be ringing. Okay, Because as you know, if you just touch a string without applying fresher, it's not gonna ring. Right. Okay, So we're going to start off just like this. A very simple exercise. So get him on the third friend and on the fifth threats. And I'm just going with down strokes down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay on. I just want my hand to feel how that power court feels. And I want to get a good feeling with the pick for hitting two strings at the same time right on again, since this finger is hopefully muting out the rest of the strings. Since it's just gently resting on it, you will be able to Even if you hit undesired strings, they won't be ringing out. Okay, so we're just gonna be doing some down strokes on now. When you feel ready, take the same exact shape and slide it two frets further down again. I'm strumming just with down strokes. Okay. And then back up 1/3 friend. So what? I want you to really notice here now, and, um really memorize is that power cord Power chords always look the same, so it's always gonna be the same shape. Okay, This is the two. No shape. And this is the three note shape, which has the same knows that we already learned just with one extra one. Okay, but for now, we're only gonna be focusing on the two. No one. Okay, so and this is going to be moveable. Okay, So you can take this one shape here and push it all over the front board of the control. You see that? You're only gonna have to be careful that you have one fret in between. So that's the rule. Okay? You're always gonna have one empty Fred in between. Okay? All right. So what we're gonna do now again, it's just practice going from third friend, first France. Okay, Third friends to first Friends. Okay. All right. So that's kind of your first exercise. Just practicing. Moving that power court around the guitar. All right. And now what we're gonna do. We went from the third for to the first fret. Now we're going to do is go from the third friend to the fifth fret. So now we're going up three to fifth friends. Third friend. I'm using my thumb, which you could do as well, but again, we want to get good at using that pic All right. So what I want to do in this lesson is basically just show you that you can move power cords around and get you used to kind of holding them and moving them a little bit. Okay. And now, in the upcoming lessons, what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be taking drum tracks, which is gonna make this so much fun. And we're gonna be applying these power courts, the drum tracks, and you're actually gonna be able to download those audio files to your computer. And that way you will be able to jam along with me. Um, either on your iPhone or whatever you want to do it. Okay. A za cool jam track. All right, so let's get into the next lesson now, where we're going to slowly be turning this into a much more musical thing, alright? And just one more thing before I, um, moving to the next lesson, just check out how many possibilities there are, so check this out. Um, uh uh, That was just a power cord. And what I did there is I just took that same shape and put it one fret further down. Okay, which is what we're gonna be doing as well, but a little bit later. So just check this out. Just see the possibilities. That's 12 Let's do another tune, Another tune. So I just want you to see how powerful these are before we get into learning them. So you understand why we're gonna be learning. I want to get you excited. So you saw that I just played three tunes just with this one shape moving and up and down the fretboard. And that is the beauty of learning electric guitars that very quickly we could be having a lot of fun and making a lot of music that way. Uh, I will see you in the next lesson. See there by 11. 5 First powerchord play along with drums: All right. So how are you doing with the power courts So far, I really hope that your fingers are starting to get a feeling for it and that it's starting to kind of click for you. So what we're gonna be doing now is we're gonna be playing the same power chords and going from the third to first fret back and forth. Just now, we're gonna be using a drum beat. And that is just gonna make this so, so, so much cooler and more fun to play. Okay, so what we're gonna be doing, first of all, is going 1234 from the third fret, and then we're gonna be on the third. Fret. Then we're gonna be doing the same thing. 1234 to the first fret. So 12341234 Back and forth. 1234 And that's with using what's called forth notes. And all that means is that we're just doing simple 1234 right? And then a little bit later in the drama be I'm going to start playing eighth knows. And what that means is that I'm doing to Strom's for one count. So in between one and two I'm doing to strums. So 1234 So I'm actually going age drums. But I'm only counting for them since we're playing eighth notes. Okay, so 123 4123412341234 All right. Okay. I hope that makes sense again. We're gonna get the drumbeat now, And you can download this drumbeat if you haven't already in that folder. That is in the first welcome lesson of this course. So if you haven't downloaded that folder yet, go back and downloaded and you can get this drumbeat and other drumbeats in there. Okay? Okay. So let's do this right now. Starting on the third front and just bring forth notes. You ready? All right, let's do it. - No , no. One more thing that I want you to notice here is that I'm doing 12341234 So I'm hitting down on that three a little bit harder, giving it a little bit of a nice accent. When I'm playing, there's a thought. So 1234123412341234 And those are just small, interesting things that you can do on the guitar That's going to make your playing sound much more interesting. So 123412341234 Okay, so all right. Okay, so I hope that this lesson made sense again. Go to that backing track and download it and play along with it at home. And that way you're gonna have a really, really fun time just grooving along to simple power courts. I'll see in the next lasting where we're gonna be taking the same power chords and expanding on them a little bit. I see you there. 12. 6 Powerchords G to F 90BPM: All right, so now we're gonna be spicing things up a little bit more. So hopefully you can see here is that we're kind of taking little steps kind of baby steps , and that's building up. So with every new lesson, I'm kind of adding in a couple little accents, a couple little ideas, and slowly, as you practice this, you are hopefully really starting to make progress. And as we advance in this course, you're really going to start to get a lot of interesting ideas and concepts and just ability to play under your fingers. Okay, so I really hope that all this is making sense. So let's put another little building block onto our little guitar tower. I guess we'll call it that for now. So we're going to your like this. I'm gonna be starting on the third fret again. And all we're gonna be doing is going down, down, down, down. So until now, we were only playing down strokes, right? Remember that. And now we're just holding her power cord. I'm going down. Down, down, down. Ok, so one more time. Down, down, down, down! Then it starts again. Down, down, down, down, down down, down, down, down And again I'm aiming for my fifth of my sixth string. If you accidentally kind of hit the 4th 1 it's not a big deal, but I'm aiming for these two. Right, So one more time down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, up And we're gonna try to do now he's after we do that last up. We're gonna move over here to the first fret as we already practiced, right? So let me just demonstrate that really, Slowly down, down, down, down, up, down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down A little bit Tricky And down, down, down, down, down Okay, And again, this does not have to be perfect And you don't need to worry about whether it sounds great or not or whether you can play it for anybody else. It's important that you just throw yourself into this now and experiment with sound and just be fearless about it. Okay? All right, so one more time Down, down, down, down, down. And that's what we're gonna do now with the drumbeat. Okay, so just one more time. Really? Slowly and again with the drumbeat now in the first play along. We're just gonna be going from the third to the first fight back and forth. So we're gonna go down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, up, down. Okay, then, in the next lesson, after that, what we're gonna be doing, he's doing those eighth notes you're gonna see. It's going to sound really cool. But first of all, I don't want to stress you out here. Let's just do it the more simple way before we spicing it up with a thing. All right, All right. Let's get into the play along. All right? So how did that work for you? I hope that was interesting and fun, and you were able to play along, and now we're going to do in. The next lesson is we're into that same play along, except I'm going to speed it up a little bit. Okay. All right. See you there again. If you're not ready to speed it up, feel free to just practice it with slower backing track or along with me. And then go and move on to the faster one. Okay. What? See you in the next lesson. See there by 13. 7 DDD DU 110 BPM: All right, so now we're gonna be doing that down, down, down, down, up At a faster pace. All right, I'm gonna count you in again. Let's do it. 123 All right. So I hope that that made sense for you and that it's not too fast again. If it is, go back to that 1st 1 and try to play along with that one. Also just turned on the volume here. Also, um, in the next lesson we're gonna be doing is playing that same down, down, down, up. Just with a thing. So it's gonna be down. Down, down, down, down, down. All right, I'll show you that in the next lesson. All right. Okay. So I hope you're having fun. I hope this making sense and believe me, we're gonna be building on this is gonna be really, really epic. All right. Okay. See you. The next lesson. See, there 14. 8 Powerchords 3 10 8 95 BPM: All right. So how are you doing with that last exercise I gave? I really hope that you had a lot of fun jamming along to that drum track. And I hope that playing those power chords is starting to feel more comfortable, more comfortable and more natural for right. Okay, So we're gonna be doing now is we're gonna continue practicing those power cords, and I'm gonna be starting again on the third fret. And then we're gonna be sliding that shape up to the 10th fret. So we're gonna go way high up on dime. Always referring to where my first finger is. So if I say 10th fret, I mean where my first finger is, right? And then I'm gonna be going to the a threat, and we're gonna be playing like this. We're gonna go using fourth notes. First of all, we're gonna go for 10. Threat on Lee. One to a threat. Three. Okay. So really slowly. Third friend 10. Just play that for you one or two times. Okay. And then once that starts to feel comfortable, I'm gonna do it with a thigh notes again. So that means we're gonna playing. Okay, so I'm actually playing at four times here now. Four times here a to eight times here since we're playing it double the times as fourth notes. Right. Eighth notes are always double the amount off fourth. Okay, so I'm playing that for you now, and then we're gonna do it with, so wait a little bit slower. Okay? So I hope that's making sense. And I hope that you're able to kind of slide around. So in the play along now into the backing track with the drums First, I'm gonna play it nice and slowly using those fourth notes, and then we're gonna move along, and I'm gonna speed it up a little bit meeting that I'm gonna play eighth notes. Still the same tempo. But since we're playing eighth notes, it just sounds like we're pounding a little bit harder. Right. Okay, so let's get into that right now. See there. All right, let's do it. All right. So I hope that that made sense for you. And I really hope that you're able toe slide those power cords around and play them fast enough. So what we're gonna do now in the next lesson is I'm gonna play the exact same thing, except I'm gonna speed it up just a little bit. Okay, so let's do that. See there. 15. 9 Powerchords 3 10 8 110 BPM: All right. So how are you doing with that previous lesson? I really hope that you're able to move up and down from the third. Fret to the 10 threat to the a threat and that you're having fun. That's the most important thing, right? All right. So we're going to do now is do the exact same exercise. Except now we're going to be speeding it up a little bit, so it's gonna be the exact same thing. I'm gonna be playing from the third to the 10 to the eighth fret using fourth notes or quarter notes as they're called, first of all. And then in the second half, I'm gonna be playing those eighth notes again. All right? Okay. Let's do it. You ready? All right, let's go. 1234 All right. So I hope that that made sense for you and that you're able to maybe possibly play at this faster temple as well. Again. Use that backing track, um, as a standalone device or practice or try to play along with me depending on what works with you for you and started off with slower one and then gradually build up to more speed , and this doesn't have to be perfect. That's also a really, really important thing. You can be free to just kind of jam along, make noise and just kind of let it evolve. Okay? Don't try to make this perfect. Just rock. Okay? Put your guitar on. Turnout the amp. And just go for it. Doesn't have to be clean. It is actually perfect. All right, so if you are a perfectionist, just get that out of your head right now, okay? And just hit those strings. All right? So I hope this made sense. I will see you in the next lesson. See there by 16. 10 Fifth string root note introduction: All right. So how you doing so far? Let's continue now with our power cords. What we're gonna be doing now is I'm gonna be taking those power chords with you. And until now, we've been playing what I like to call kind of the upper power chords or the sixth string root note power chords. Okay, so that's why I always say up. So that's because the root note of the cord is on the sixth string and that's great. You can slide that around perfectly. But what we can also do is take the exact same shape that we already have learned and put it One string set further down. And what that is now giving us is what I like to call the lower power cord or the fifth string route. No power court. Okay, so now our root note and I'm gonna be telling you all about the route known. An upcoming lesson is now on the fifth string. OK, so we're playing the exact same shape that we already learned. Just now we're putting it one string set further down. You see that? And now what I'm gonna do with my pick is I'm gonna be aiming for the fifth on the fourth string. OK, and here's where it gets a little bit tricky. So now, since we're not playing the sixth string, we're gonna have to mute it out with their other fingers, okay? With our middle finger and with our with our ring finger. So when you had the sixth string power chord root, no power cord, then you didn't really have to worry about that since we were always playing this note here on the sixth string. Right? But now when we're down here, if that sixth string is ringing along with our fifth and fourth string, it's gonna sound terrible, okay? And that's why it's gonna be really important to take your middle finger and your ring finger and just gently rest them on the sixth string, not applying pressure. Just gently rest them there. And what that's doing, if you listen, is it's muting it out. Okay, so this is a little bit more tricky, and we're applying pressure again on Lee with the fingertips of our pinky and our first finger again with the rest of my first finger here, I'm gently touching the 1st 3 strings, keeping them quiet as well. Okay, so it looks like this. And it looks like this from this kind of point of view. Okay. And again on Lee with my fingertips. I'm applying pressure there. All right. With my middle finger, I'm just gently touching that string. OK, so check it out. Let me focus in on my fingers here, quickly. Okay, so you see, without that finger there really terrible, because I put that finger there just generally touching the string, not pushing down, just gently touching it. We're getting a nice, clean sound. Okay. All right. So exercise is gonna be playing now on the on the lower power cord, The fifth string route. No power cord. And just going from the first French asi have been doing so far going 3131 It's just now we're doing it. One strengths that further down. Okay. And again, we're using their middle finger. You could use your ring finger as well to just gently touched that sixth string. So that's the main exercise in this lesson. And then in the next lesson, we're gonna be learning a riff that is gonna be combining the sixth string root note Power court with the fifth String one. And we're gonna be going up and down. Just play with your brain. A little band to get those fingers used to it. But for now, what I want you to do is just practice going. One, 23 You could even go down, Teoh. Seven way just kind of go up and down the neck. 135753 And again, make sure that that six string it only sounds good on the seventh. But other than that, you have to keep the sixth string quiet. Okay, Okay. So practice that and I won. The next lesson, we're gonna be going deeper into, um, the power chords and the fifth string. Sixth string root Note Power court. Okay. See the next lesson. See there by 17. 11 Sixth to fifth string root note power chords: All right. So how are you doing with those fifth string root note chords? I hope you're doing okay. Don't get this, girls. It's a little bit tricky with that middle finger. Their most people's hand wants to go down or it just doesn't want to kind of rest here. So you might have to give yourself some time with it and just be patient with yourself, OK? That's really, really important. Okay, so now we're just gonna be going from the first Fred sixth string root note down to the fifth string root note on. That's on the first friend. Both of them. Now we're just gonna go to the fourth threat. I do the same. Exactly. Eso I'm on the sixth Street root note down, down, down to the fifth string root note. Just doing to down strokes. Four friends on again Sometimes when I'm down here, I show you by putting these fingers of ways, you can have a clear view of what I'm doing. But normally I'd always have them up here touching the sixth string. OK, so that's first friends fourth, just Okay, so that's kind of your main exercise. Their practice that up do that other exercise that I showed you from the first to the third to the 57. Just back and forth. Then practice switching between the sixth root note to the fear fruit note Up and down, up and down. Just to kind of teach your fingers the difference and how to kind of maneuver between those two. Okay, then, once you've mastered that, you've really mastered a huge chunk of playing electric guitar tunes. Okay, Rock tunes. I hope that this all makes sense again. Give yourself time. Don't get discouraged. This is something that we all had the practice. I remember I practiced this a lot before. It really felt natural. So give yourself time. Don't get frustrated. If you do get frustrated, take a break. Go drink a cup of coffee and then come back to it. OK? All right. I'll see in the next lesson where we're gonna be talking about palm muting and then we're going Teoh, get into learning some really, really famous and cool core progressions of famous rock tunes using power chords. Okay. And we're gonna be doing that with drum tracks. It's gonna be really fun. Okay, I I will see in the next lesson. See there by 18. 12 Palm muting: are. So now let's talk palm. Muting palm muting is extremely, extremely valuable and important with rock guitars. One of the most important techniques that you can learn on. And it's gonna make your playing sounds totally different and much, much more interesting just by adding in this relatively simple little technique. Okay, so what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna go into the close up. You can see my right hand now, and I'm gonna show you what you're gonna need to practice with palm muting and kind of the fundamentals. Okay, so what I'm doing is I'm taking my right hands and I'm taking this part of my right hand the back side, and I'm generally coming down on the strings. Now, I'm not applying a lot of pressure. I'm not pushing down. I'm just gently touching strings, and then I'm kind of gonna close it up here and again. My hand is still touching the strings, and I'm picking with the pig at the same time as my hand is on the strings. Okay, So and that's giving me this kind of chuck Chuck sound right here that without the palm, you just sound like that and my left hand right now is not holding down any string. So my the guitar is totally open. You can see in this camera I'm not holding down 80 strengths. Okay, so now what we're gonna be doing is we're just gonna be playing down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down A little bit. Just even kind of get a feeling for that. And this one more really, really important thing that you're gonna have to know about palm muting and that is that You wanna have your hand at the bridge. So this part here of the guitars was called the bridge part. Okay, the bridge. If you're way up here, closer to the neck. Listen to this. Now I'm doing it. I'm doing it properly, But you can hear that. There's nothing coming out thin the further back I go, that chug starts to come in to see that. Okay, so you're gonna have to kind of search for that sweet spot. You can't be too far back, because then you're not gonna be able to do anything. You can't be too far ahead. So you have to kind of search for that sweet spot in this area of the bridge. Kind of where the where the bridge pickup is. You could maybe you could align your hand with the back of the bridge pickup about their Don't drive yourself crazy about getting it perfect. Rather, try to kind of feel it out where it works for you, where it feels comfortable and where you're getting that sound. Okay, so we're gonna want to do now is take your left hand and put down that power court on the sixth, um, string root note first fret. Okay, I'm just holding this power cord. And now with my right hand, I'm just doing a gentle okay, and then I'm gonna release on. Then I'm gonna come back down thin, try to practice going from the palm mute to gently lifting off just a little bit, then releasing the pom pom it release. Okay. And that is gonna be extremely valuable once you get so learning to palm mute and then released the palm mute. Kind of in the same. The same little line, right? It's mute, mute to mute so that I'm doing two times it out again. Take this really slowly mute. Mute Release on to release. I'm just gently ever so slightly releasing my hand from the strings. OK, I'm not going way up. I'm just releasing a little bit. See if I get it from this perspective here for you. So it's Mute Butte on that. I'm just gently releasing just a little bit. So again, this is something that you're gonna have to kind of feel out and be patient with yours with yourself about mastering. But if you just stick to it, I guarantee it will start to feel more and more normal and less and less tricky for you. Okay, so in the in the next exercise, what I want you to Dio he's running from the first bread, and there were only gonna mute mute, mute, mute, mute third friend. Okay, these all muted back to the first. Fret just you could get a feeling for moving through those cores and muting at the same time. Okay, So Okay, Now we're gonna try to do a mute mute release. So mute Mute Release, Release you commute Released, released two times and then go in the third for mute mute. Release the way. 1st 3rd front. So mute. Mute release release Release release. Okay, so give yourself time with this. Practice it. I don't care. Frustrated because it can be tricky at the beginning, It might take you a couple of weeks. I actually needed a couple of weeks to really get a feeling for this. But once you do, it becomes more and more easy, and it becomes literally effortless. Okay, just put in the time, come back to it every practice session, and I guarantee that within probably a couple of weeks, if you're very talented, it might be a couple of days. But for most people, it takes a couple of weeks to get a good feeling for this. OK, so don't get discouraged. Stick to it. And I guarantee, if you just keep coming back to and do it in every practice Ishan, you will definitely get this. Okay? All right. So now what we're gonna dio is we're going to start learning core progressions to tunes, and then we are going to be also in those progressions. We're gonna be using a drum track so that it sounds very alive and fun to play. And you're gonna be able to download all those drum tracks are actually probably did in that first folder in the welcome video. Right? So you have all the drum tracks in there. Okay, So I will see in the next lesson again. Don't get discouraged. Stick with this. And I guarantee you that it will work for you. Okay. All right. See, in the next lesson to see there by 19. 13 Naming power chords: RSO. Now let's talk about the names of the power chords that we are playing. So until now I've been calling them sixth string Root Note Power Cores or fifth string route. No power chords. And I've been saying, first fret third fret fifth fret whatever number fret, but we've never really called them their names right. And that's gonna be extremely valuable to you to know their names so that when you see on paper, you'll know how to find these power cords, right? Or any other type of bar chords, which we're gonna be talking about later as well. So it's going to go like this. If you check out my picture cord book that's also attached in this lesson, you will see the musical alphabet, so the musical alphabet has 12 notes, and it's like clock. It goes around in circles, so it starts with a Then it goes B, C, D E F G, and between A and B. There's what's called a sharp or a flat, and that also happens between other letters as well. And that's why we have 12. Okay, so you can see all of that written out really well in the picture cord book, and you have a visual for that. Okay, so study that a little bit. I'll put the page number right down here, and what we're gonna be doing is basically, let's say now we're on the sixth string route now, right? All you're gonna have to know is the name of the note on the sixth string. Okay, so I know because I've been playing guitar for so long that this is the note f Okay. And since I know that this note is going to determine the name of the power court, I know that I'm playing a f power cord. Okay, Now, if we started the musical alphabet will know that after f comes the note f sharp or G flat again, you can see this very clearly in the picture cord book. Okay, so if I go, one fret further up now I'm playing F sharp Power Court or G flat power cord. Okay. Since they can have two names, it could either be named of sharp or G flat, depending on whether you went up a note or down. So if I'm on f and then go 1/2 step up, I've raised the note, which is called a sharp and if I'm on G and and go 1/2 step down, I flan the note, which is called a flat. So it's either a G flat or F sharp, depending on whether you went up from up the fretboard with down the fretboard. Okay, so this is now a F sharp power cord. If I continue to go up now, it's a G power cord. Now it's a G sharp power cord. Now it's a a power cord and so on. Okay, so the beautiful thing is that I can take this shape and I can push it up and down the fretboard of the guitar and, depending on the name of the note of the sixth string, says, we're not playing the sixth String Road note. We're know exactly what the court is called Now, with power cords on paper, they will be written out as a five chord. So a G five or a five or an F sharp five R B five, right? It's always gonna be a five, OK, and that's how you're gonna know. So if it says a F five on paper, you're just gonna have to know where the note F is, and you're gonna have to memorize that There are no shortcuts. But in my book, if you read the pages where I talk about that, I explain exactly how you can do that. The best possible way. The most easy way. Okay. And we can talk about that a little bit here, too. So F five on paper, if you know that this is the note. If you're just gonna grab that power cord play and you're automatically playing F five. If you see this is a C five, you're going to go to the note, see which is on aid France. This is the note See on. And you're going to know that you're playing a C five or C power cord. Okay, The same exact principle applies to the fifth string root note power courts. Okay, so now all I have to know the same exact principle apply. So all I have to know is that this for us, is the note, See right. The fifth string third fries the no see. Therefore, I am playing a sea power cord again with those power chords on the fifth string route. No, you're gonna have to be careful of the sixth string. Note that it doesn't ring out right. Other than that, that's all you have to know. You have to know the name of No, you have to be careful. This no doesn't ring, right? So let's say you want to play a D five. You just have to go to the fifth fret, which is a D. This is no de on. There you have. There's a D five. So what you can also see now is that France is a C five senses the No See Seapower Court on . Before we said that this here's a note. See, I can play the same exact chord on two different places of the fretboard. So depending on the situation, if I have to get to that court really quickly, let's say I'm here and I need to get to a C. I don't have to go all the way over here to play it. I just have to go here, okay? And that's why it's really, really useful to memorize the names of the notes on the sixth string and on the fifth string, because that way, you're always gonna know exactly where you're power chords are and your chords in general, and you're gonna be able to as quickly as you need to get to the ones that that you need. Okay. Okay. So just so you know that it's how you're always gonna be able to know the names of the power chords that you're trying to play. You're gonna memorize the notes on the sixth string and you're gonna memorize the notes on the fifth string. All right, then you're just gonna the note that your first finger is on is always going to determine the name of that court as well. Okay, so one more example would be I said, this is a c. So this is a sea power forward. Let's say we want to play e power Quarter e five. There's going to slide it over here. This is the note e seventh fret fifth string. I'm holding a power court shape on and there's my e five my e power court. Okay. Same thing with the less I want to play d I want to play d sharp. Ok, ok, so now let's talk quickly about on. This is also described in the book about how to memorize these notes the best possible way or what I normally recommend. So what I recommend is starting on the sixth string and then memorizing the notes that don't have a sharp or a flat first. Okay, so that would be on the sixth string, E f g a, the C d and e. Okay, So the musical alphabet, as I said, is like a clock. And once you get to number 12 you go 12 half steps up. Then you come back to where you started, right? Same is on the clock started one o'clock and you go around 12 steps. You're back to one same thing on the guitar, and that on the guitar or on music, is called Octave. So any time you go 12 steps up or half steps on the guitar, every friend is considered 1/2 step, not a step. So one step on the guitar is from here to here, not here to here. OK, I don't wanna give you too much information, though. So just to memorize the notes on the sixth string E f g A, B, c D e. And then it repeats itself So e f G A b writes you could keep going up. Okay, So the way I want you to memorize this is just remember those notes and say them out loud. E f g a b c D e Go back and forth. And as I said, between A F and G is always going to be a either a sharp or a flat in between, depending on whether you're raising your flattening it. So from every go have to bubbly of f sharp from G. If we go half step up, we have a g shock. And that way you're gonna be able to remember, um, the notes much, much more easily. So you're going to start by learning just those ones without a sharper flat e f g a B c D e . And then once you know exactly where they are, it's gonna be really easy for you to name what is in between them. Okay, Okay. Again, read that in the book. Take your time with this, and I'm sure that it will click for you. Okay, same principle applies on the fifth string. So now we start with a the open fifth shrink has the note a then we have a being C d e f g a again. We're back in octave. Okay, So all right. And that's how you're gonna remember the notes. So start by memorizing the ones that don't have sharps or flats both on the six on the fifth string and then just fill in the blank that is between the two. OK, but whether it's a sharp or flat, you decide. OK, Okay. I hope that this made sense. I know it's a lot of information, but when you're learning instrument, you kind of can't go around all of that stuff you have toe at least get a little bit into the kind of the the boring stuff. Okay, The rial school kind of stuff. Okay, so anyways, I hope that this made sense. Check out the book, actually read the book. I highly recommend reading the book, cause then it's gonna be much, much more clear for you, and you're gonna have many more visuals and then I guarantee all this stuff with a click. See you the next lesson. See there by 20. Deeper look at TABS: All right. So now that you know the basic guitar technique, we're gonna be taking a look at how it looks with tabs. Okay, so how you would actually read on paper as a tap? OK, so, example, number one here in the close up now is this. You can see the tab on your screen, and you can see that we have a 0 to 2 other than 000 right on top of each other. So they're in one line with each other, and that means that we're playing all of those notes at the same time. So that is how it cord looks. Written now is tabs. Okay, so 0 to 2000 is how that cord would look written out as a tab. You will often just see it right now as a e minor on paper. But if we're talking about times, that is how you would read it. Okay. All right. So our next little example has a 02 to a little X in there, and then two more zeros. Okay, so it's identical is the one that we just learned. Except now, on that third string, we have X and all. The X means is that we're not playing the note were gently touching it and thats muting it out. Okay. And with that, it's during is not giving us the e minor. That sounds like this. And it's not giving us any major. That sounds like this. It's giving us this kind of power. Corti e rock court. Okay, so basically, I have this note ring this No ringing this. No ringing. The third string is muted out just by gently touching it. Then the rights of the strings, as you can see her zeros on there also ringing. Okay, so that's just a contrast, That last tab that we looked at where this was also a zero. Okay. And you could also see exes in a row. And that would just mean that all of the notes are being muted out, So that could be like a little palm You That could be how you could write upon you. Right? So all six strings muted out. All right. Okay, so that is that example. And now we're going to move on to kind of our page e ated notes. So now what you can see in the tab is that I'm not playing them at the same time. That 0 to 2000 right is not being played like this, right? Our 1st 2 examples were been playing as a cord, so played at the exact same time. That's how they would have sound. The first example sounds like this second example sounds like this on. You can barely hear the difference that this is muted. Right? But with distortion, you would hear that. OK, And now in this next example, instead of them being played at the same time they are being played like this. I would go 0 to 2000 Okay, So okay. And that's exactly what you're seeing on paper. So as soon as they are next to each other like that, it just means that they're being planed one after the other. And not as a chord. A chord means that you're playing mawr than two or three notes at the same time. And that's a court. And arpeggio means that you're playing notes a single notes, one after the other. Okay. And that's the difference between a cord and a arpeggio. All right. Okay, so that's kind of our basic look at how you would play chords and how you would read courts in tablature. And now let's take a look at what a hammer on a pull off slide a band looks like. OK, so back in the close up on your screen you can see the fifth fret Third string, then h 27 and all that age means is a hammer on. Okay, so we learned hammer on. So I'm going from the fifth fret and then the H is a hammer to seven. Okay, so that is exactly how that would sound. I would pick the fifth fret third string, and then I do hammer as the h says to the seventh. Right? Okay. So Okay, that's how that would sound. Okay. Now, in the next example, we have a seven going to a five, and there's the letter p in between. And what that p means is pull off. Right? So in the previous example, we did a hammer to seven, and now we're doing a seven first, and then a pull off 25 Okay. And any time you see that, you wanna have the note that's coming after the pull off. Ready. Okay. So if I know that there's gonna be a pullout from 7 to 5, I better have this finger waiting on standby. Right. Because if I don't have that finger waiting, if it's not here, if I do a pull up, it's gonna be a 7 to 0, right? And I need that 7 to 5. So I need to have this finger here ready so that when I do that pull. Now, this note is ringing. Okay, In the next example, what we're going to be doing is a hammer on pull off. So we just learned a hammer, and then we just learned a pull off How that would look. So seven pulled to five. Where you could also do is a hammer and then a pull. And that sounds like this. Okay, so now I played the five. First. I did a hammer into seven, and then I did a pull back to five. Okay. So that fire wasn't standby again. Okay? And you could do that multiple times. Then that would be how would be written out. It would say five. Hammer seven. Pull five. Then again, hammer seven for five. And it would just be on paper as many times as you would see it written out. Right. OK, so that's the hammer pull, right? And now what we're gonna be doing is a hammer pull and then vibe Rato. Okay, so all of a bronco is Is this right? We learn. How have I brought us sounds. And on paper, you will see either as a V or as a little line that's on a straight line, but a little curvy line, I'll put it on screen for you. Okay, so in this example, it's a five hammer pull, and then the vibe Rato is happening on the fifth fret. Okay, so to that, Okay, of course, you could do a vibrato without that hammer, but just so you see how it will be written on paper. So hammer pull, and then I'm ending it with that. My bra. OK, okay. So if covered chords, we've covered our pay Jiating cores. We've covered hammer on pull off vibrato. Now let's take a look at a slide example. So on screen, you can see there's a five, but then a little forward slash to a seven. And that means that we're going from that five and we're sliding into seven. Okay? And you could slide back then you would have a backward slash, and it would go back to five. So would be okay. But we're just doing a nice slide in seven for this example. Okay? And that's kind of your basic slide. And I ended off with a vibrato, but on the tab, there is no vibrato. So the way it is on paper is really just that. Okay? I just have a tendency to end things with. All right, so now, in our next example, what we're gonna be doing is playing two notes, so you can see now on the third. And on the fourth string, we have a five. Then you can see that slide symbol, and it's going into the seven front. So that means that we're taking both of these notes. Same as we did when we were learning chords. And we're sliding them into the seventh. Then we're ending it off back on the front. Okay, So Okay, so I did a far into seven slide. And again, I'm just holding down pressure without releasing it. Sorry, Mr. Note there. And then I'm going back to the fifth. Okay, so that's all right. So now, in our next example, we have the bend. All right, So we're gonna be doing now is bending from the seven threat into the eighth. Fret. So all we're gonna do there is put our finger on the seventh fret We're gonna use these two fingers as support so that when we go up, they help us. And so that this finger isn't all alone with that. Okay, so we're bending up. And in this case of the eighth fret And to test that you could always play this note, then, Ben, until you hear that pitch, if you want to go higher. Okay, so on paper, if you were going to the nan for it would just say a seven band nine. Okay, but for our example, we're just keeping a symbol one up to the a threat. Okay. All right. So that's just our basic band. Example. And now our last little example is a release back down to seven. So we're going up seven. Beat eight. Right? Then that little are there means release. So all I'm doing now is I'm going up now. I'm at the eighth fret the note of the eighth forever. I bend it up to it and to release. I'm not releasing pressure. I'm just going back down. And now we have that seven note again. All right, so listen to it, Andi, you're gonna have to be careful when you do those bands when you go up that you keep these shrink quiet with your right hand and see my right hand is kind of planted there to make sure when I go up that these notes don't start to make noise, let me show you. Without that, you see, they start to make some noise with my hand s. I'm trying to keep everything other than the note that I need quiet with my right hand and that takes time and experience. But just so you kind of have that seed of possibility planted into your mind, Right. Okay, so those are the basics of tabs. Of course, you could go deeper into them, but this will really get you started. And you'll be able to read simple times and have a good idea for what's happening. Okay, I hope that this listen made sense. If you have any questions. Feel free to contact me, and I will gladly help you out. All right. Thanks for checking out this lesson. I will see in the next one. See you there. 21. 7 nation army: All right. Welcome to this next little riff here. So remember we were playing. I told you that we're gonna be using that same exact walk down to play one of the upcoming tunes. Well, this is that tune. Okay, so it's gonna go like this. We're going to start off as we did with the previous tune on the nine fret. Sorry. On the seventh threads. And we're gonna go was gonna play it once, so it's gonna sound like this play for you first. All right, So it's gonna go 77 and then we're gonna go up to the 10th fret and then we're gonna go back to the 753 to remember in that previous to me went same exact walk down is happening with this tune as well. So again, you can see that within numerous tunes, the same court progressions are happening. Okay, So just wanted to point that out. So you can see how much of music is really the same. Okay. Just packaged a little bit differently. So again, to teach you this part one is going to go like this. 77 10. Soon. 532 Then that's the first time around. Second time around is going to go soon. 7 10 75 353 to really slowly since 7 10 753532 So that's part two. Part one is 77 10 cents. 532 Part two sons. 7 10 753 321 more time. I'm gonna play both part one and part two. So send 7 10 753 To those part one. Part two sense intense. 753532 One more time. Really Slowly. 77 10 753 To try to play along with me. 77 10 753532 Again, A really, really fun rift to play. This is one that everybody will recognize And you're definitely going to be the start of the party when you play this one. Okay, so let's get a little get along, Get move along Now let's move along now and apply this to drum tracks, okay? And that is gonna make it sound so much better and funner and just epic to play. Okay, So turn your stereo on, crank up the volume. Tell your spouse to leave you alone or put your headphones on and let's get ready to rock to this tune. I'll see it the play along. See there. 22. White stripes PA slow: All right, so welcome. This next play along. So we're gonna be doing it slowly. First of all, the next one, I'm going to do it faster. It's going to go. 77 10 753 to the next. 177 10 753532 And we're gonna be going back and forth between those two. Okay? All right. Let me cal you in. Let's do it. 1234 Okay, so I hope that that one is fun, for it's a little bit tricky walking up and down and kind of being synchronized with the drum. But listen to it, trying to play along. Don't be afraid of making mistakes or whatever. Just have fun with it. Watch my hand, listen to the drums and just try to kind of jam along and just throw yourself into it. Okay? All right. Let's get into the faster version now. And let's continue to have lots of fun rocking out. I see. There 23. White stripes 100 BPM: Okay, let's speed it up. Now. I'm gonna count you in hope you are ready to rock. So Okay. So I hope that you were able to play long again. If this is a little bit too fast, don't be discouraged. Just go back and practice it up with slower version. And then when you can really play that fluidly, come back to this one. And I guarantee if you just stick to it, you will be able to get the faster one as well. Okay. All right. I will see in the next player. See there by 24. Back in b lesson: All right. So welcome this lesson. It's gonna ggo like this. So with my two fingers with my middle finger in with my ring finger, I'm holding down the fourth string second fret and the fifth string second fret. And with my right hand, I'm aiming for the 6th 5th and fourth string. If you hit the third string as well, it's not that bad, but it sounds a lot fatter. If you have these strings ring in the 65th and fourth, right? Okay. And that's the e minor chord. But we're gonna kind of be thinking of it as kind of e power court, since we're not playing the whole cord were just kind of aiming for these three Base knows . OK, then we're going to go down to heat down to a D Major, which you confined in the picture court book as well. And what we're gonna be doing is we're going to be holding that d major shape, but we're kind of only gonna be aiming for the 4th 3rd and second strain. Okay, so it's going to go one time on the minor thing to that next chord on here. I'm trying to do it down, up, down again. I'm aiming for the 4th 3rd and second string. If you hit the first drink by accident or the fifth string, it's not that bad. OK, but the 4/3 and second string are kind of the ones that were aiming for s We're just doing it down, up, down there. So it's e minor down to the d down, up, down d major, And then we're gonna go to a major. And now here I'm holding down the second, the third and the fourth string on the second fret and the open fifth string is what I'm playing okay on here. I'm kind of really aiming for those four strings. The fifth string, the fourth string, the third string in the second string. If you hit the first drink by accident or the sixth string, even it's not a big deal, Okay, But this is just kind of what we're going for. Okay, so that's e minor. Just one down, stroke down to that D down, up, down, then to a down, up, down. And for this, a major chord. You could also use your first finger to bar down on the 2nd 3rd and fourth strings. You could take this one finger and just tried it with that one finger. Hold all three strings. That's what I do in the playoffs. If it's too hard for you, though, you can definitely play this a major shape. Okay? Again, if you're not sure where these shapes are, it's all in that book as well. Okay, so e minor to the d. Down, up, down to the A. Down, up, down. Okay, one more time on what I'm doing there, in between chords is I'm playing. I'm coming down with the right hand muting the strings so it's see that. Okay. And that's just giving it a little bit more punch. You could let them rain, but it's going to give you a different characteristic, right? And t really lock in with the drums. It sounds cool. And just go right have that kind of cut out leave space for that drum. Right? Okay, So after you did that, that sequence happens one time. We're gonna go to the first string, third fret, play it, then do a pull off. Okay, Then we're going to go to the second string third, fret to a play up. Pull off! Okay, so that's and then last but not least, we're going to the third string. Second fret on during a pull off there. So it's three pull ups in a row. Okay, All together, I like to use my middle finger. That my first finger here, you could use your middle finger for everything. You could even use your first thing for everything. It's easier for you. Okay, Learn to kind of feel out the different possibilities and see what what works for you. Okay? It doesn't always have to be exactly how I do it. Okay. Okay, so that's part one. Part two repeats itself. But now, instead of this little lick, we're gonna play a different lick. So now the lich is going to go second fret fifth string and then fourth fret sixth string. OK, so that's second fair fifth string to the fourth fret sixth string. And then we're always gonna be coming back to this note to the second fret fifth string. So that's okay then we're gonna come back to it and then go to the fifth round the sixth string. OK, so Okay, we're just gonna walk up. So we're gonna go to 4 to 5 to 6 to 7. Then it repeats the entire thing. Repeat. So to put it all together, Riff one now rift to So I'm going to 4 to 5 to 6 to 7 and all that happens pretty quickly. So you're gonna have to really practice this, but it's totally worth it is a lot of fun to practice. It was for me, at least. I hope it will be for you. So one more time, really slowly, that whole thing, and then we're gonna give him the play along. And it's not a fast play along. So once you practiced this, um, you know, for maybe a day or two just to kind of make it automatic, you should be able to play along with the play along relatively quickly. Okay, So, e minor second time thing that repeats on what I did there is, instead of holding the e minor shape with my first finger, I borrowed down on the fourth and the fifth string, which is what you could also do the same as I showed you with a before. So you could, with your first finger, hold the fourth string and the fifth string on the second fret and play the open sixth string. Okay, so you do it like that, too instead of like this, but I tend to see beginners prefer using one finger purse string. Ok, but again, in the play along, I do it like this. OK, so or Okay, this is one of the more a tricky little riffs in this chorus. Right? But it's really fun to play, and it's a really cool finger exercises. Well, okay, so if you don't get this one right away, don't be frustrated. Come back to it and you will get it in time. Okay. All right. I will see you in the next lesson. See there. 25. Back in black style PA: All right. So this one I am going to be playing now on Lee at one tempo says it doesn't really make much sense. Speeded up. It wouldn't sound as cool. And it would just be very difficult to play, so I'm going to be playing it now. Exactly how I just taught. Okay. All right, let's get to it. I'm gonna count you in. 1234 Okay , So take your time with that one. Practice up these little legs right before you try to even play along. Since that's what's gonna be the most tricky part and playing. Okay. And again, don't get discouraged. This one is more tricky than some of the other ones because of these little licks, then going back into those courts, right? So just take your time with it. Don't get frustrated. Come back to this one. If it's still too hard after you got some of the other ones down under your fingers. Okay. All right. I will see in the next play along. See? There 26. Cocain lesson: All right, So welcome. This next cool core progression. So this one is, of course, classic. Let me play for you. All right, so that's starting on the seventh fret. Fifth string route. No. And we're just going down down to the fifth Threat thing back to the 7th 75 There were handed on 51 more time. Okay, Uh, isn't it amazing how many cool tunes you can play, Which is this one shape? Okay, so that's kind of part one. This is a pretty quick one. An easy one for you to learn, because it on Lee happens. The entire tune happens on the fifth string route. No. Okay, so there's two parts to it. It goes part one is down, down, down, down. So 77 575 happens a couple of times seven. Five, right. And then there's another part, and this is really cool, because it was gonna be walking down the fretboard with that one shape again. It's a beautiful thing. So after we do that 75 05 a couple of times, we're going to go into the seventh friend Fred. Third fret second, fret, then it repeats that part one repeats itself. Okay, so, again, this is a pretty simple one. But at the same time, it sounds really, really cool. And you're going to see once we get that drum track going there, it's just gonna have a lot of punch to it. And then in a upcoming lesson, I'm gonna be showing you how out of this exact same, um, progression here, the 7532 we're actually gonna be playing. Another song is an exact same progression as well. Okay, so it's really cool. How many tunes you can kind of get just out of this one? Walk down. Okay. So just one more time to recap. Part one. It's something. 575 Then part two is 7532 goes back into part one. Okay, okay. Let me just show you one more cool little lick that you could build in there when you finish part one. So it's gonna sound like this Pretty cool, right? Okay. And I'm going to do a play along without that. If that's too hard for you that I'm going to a play along with that in it. Okay? Just so you can kind of get some ideas flowing. So that little lick there is just the fifth friends. Sorry, the fifth string. Second fret. I'm playing that string so I'm on the fifth string. Second fret I'm doing a little hammer off. Sorry. I'm doing a little pull off. A little bit confused today. Sorry. Pull off with my middle finger. I'm going into the third fret sixth string, playing that note there with my first finger. I'm coming back down here to the fifth string. Second fret holding that note down and then playing the open sixth string together with that fifth string without so much distortion. That's a little blues lick kind of thing that you could do. And, I mean, there's tons of possibilities just with this one look as well. You could go. All right, so that's just down, down, down doing playing the no pulling it off going up here than just starting over. Okay, But I want to confuse you with all the possibilities. So starts. And then after you play that a couple of times, it goes into part two back to part one. Okay, So in the play along, I'm gonna explain to exactly how long we're gonna be playing. What? So you have a good feeling for how it all works? Okay. All right. I hope that this lesson made sense again. Feel free to contact me any time in the comment section. If anything is confusing for you, and I try to help you out the best that I can. Okay. See the next lesson to see there by 27. Cocain PA 90 BPM: All right. So welcome to the play along. So we're gonna be doing now is I'm gonna be playing part one three times than the fourth time. We're gonna do that little walk down. 7532 Then we're gonna repeat. So that's three times part one one time, part two. Then it's just gonna go around in circles, okay? And I'm gonna be doing this at a slower tempo and then in the next list, and we're gonna be doing it at a faster tempo. Okay? All right. Let me count you in. Are you ready? Let's do it. 1234 to already. So I hope that that made sense and you were able to play along with me. And we're gonna do now in the next lesson is I'm going to speed that up. Okay. All right. I'll see you there. 28. Cocain PA 100 BPM: All right. So we're gonna be doing the exact same thing now, just at a faster pace. Okay, so I'm gonna count you in. Let's do it. 1234 to hard to you for two one already. So I hope that you're able to play along with me. If this is a little bit difficult than go back to the slower version, get good at playing that one of them. Come back to this version. Okay? All right. Let's get into our next play along. I will see you there. 29. Eye of the tiger: All right, So walk into the next riff here, Lin, play it for you, then we're going to learn it. So that's third friends again. Fifth string route? No. So that's three that I'm going. 313 313 three And then I'm going one strings that higher up three, then four to really slow. Three, 313 313 and a muting them out after I play them. So after I did that last three, I'm not letting your ring. So it's three mute 313 mute 313 Mute 33 in the sixth, String four. Okay, with some drive. Three, 313 313 334 Okay, All right. So that's par one. And this one has two parts to it as well. So that's part one practice that went up a little bit. And now let me teach you part two. So part two is going to start on the first fret with my first finger on the first fret sixth string Rudner. So that's I was gonna hit that once and let it ring out. They were going to the sixth Fret Downs on the fifth string, Rudo, Uh, we're gonna hop up to the sixth string root note. Okay, both on the sixth. Fret. So that's 123412 on the sixth fret 34 on the sixth. Fret again. Okay, so 23412341 2nd time around, we're gonna play that first Fred again. 234 Now we're gonna go 31 So now I want you send it down to the six. From where? The third friend in the first fret. So all together. 1234634 Then 31 repeats the whole thing beats 234 66 Threat. And then we're gonna go to the fourth threatened, and that's where it's gonna end. Then after that, we're just gonna go back into a on part one, right? Okay, so those are the two parts practice each one of them separately, so you can get a feeling for them. Then the play along. I'm gonna be playing part one a couple of times that I'm moving apart to. We're gonna be going back and forth, and this chord progression here would actually work with original as well. So once you kind of get it under your fingers. And you played along with me. You could try to turn on the original tune and play along with it. Okay? All right. So let's get in the plane along now and let's rock out with this one together. All right? See there. 30. Tiger slow: Hey, how you doing there? And guess what we're gonna be doing now. Another play along. All right, let's do it. So we're gonna be doing part one two times. Then we're gonna go into part two. Okay? Then we're gonna repeat that cycle, so it's gonna be part one. Part two. Part one, part two. Okay. All right. Watch it a couple of times if you're not sure. This one is so much fun. I can't wait to play with you. Let's do it. 1234 Fun to Oh, yeah, One to one to for one last time to. Okay. So I hope that you're having as much fun with this one is I'm having making this lesson for you. Okay, so now we did it pretty slowly. And now, of course. Guess what? We're gonna be speeding it up. All right? I will see you in the faster version. Let's get right into the sea. There 31. Tiger fast: I'm gonna let you do the Inter. Now, since I keep repeating myself, what I normally say, I say, All right, let's get into the next play along, Right? I've been saying that so many times that my head is spinning from it. But you guessed it. Let's get into the next play along. Were speeding it up, playing at the exact same way as we just it. Let's do it. 1234 one more time. Okay, so I truly do hope that you're having as much fun as I am with this. Okay, so let me know in the comments, higher doing. I would love to hear from you and also post a video of you playing this stuff to the backing tracks in Facebook. I'd love to see you there to take it easy by 32. Fly away lesson: All right. So welcome to the first tune where we're actually going to be taking all of these power court exercises that we learned so far and applying them Teoh chord progressions that actually work on riel songs. Okay, so the 1st 1 is Lenny Kravitz, Fly away. And again, this is just the chord progression. I'm not gonna be able to teach you all the melodies and everything, but we're gonna be learning the court progression. And you could take that core progression and implement it on the song and also on other songs Because lots of these core progressions that are just used in one song are also used in lots of other songs as well. And when I'm actually gonna do is put a video under this one. So the next video where you can see a four chord progression And how many songs have been built and created so far just with those four chords. Okay, but for now, let's just learn this court progression. All right? So it's gonna sound like this. First I'm gonna play it for you, and then we are going to be kind of analyzing it, and I'm gonna be teaching you how it works. Okay, so it sounds like this. No way. Okay, so that's the court progression. And it's not exactly like the original. Because, as I said, we're only learning the court progression on actual songs in here. Okay, cause I'm not allowed to teach something, so let's do it. We're gonna be starting off with our power cord as we learned it, right? And we're gonna be going. We're going to starting off on the fifth fret up. So the upper sixth string root note, right? And we're always going to be playing a down down down in this corporation, so it's gonna be done. Oh, okay. And then we're gonna move down here to the second friends, and we're Onley gonna play this second fret one time, and that's gonna act as kind of a passing chord that's gonna bring us to our next court. Okay, so it's like a transition cord. So let me just show you how that works. So down, up, down to the second friends. And now we're scored 1/3 front and doing that Down, up, down, up, down. Okay, so let's put that together. Down, up, down, up, down, down down, up, down, up, down And you can see here when I'm on the fifth string root note court power cord I'm using these two fingers to gently touch the sixth string and muted out right And that way I can hit the sixth string I can hit the other strings and they're not gonna ring I don't have to worry about them ringing Okay, so down up down, Up down on the sixth string Rudin on Fifth Threat Second Friends third fret fifth string root Note Down, up, down, up, Down And other cool thing is that we're just gonna hop up from the third fret up to the, um from the fifth string route. No, on the third floor, up to the sixth string route. Right down, up, down, up, down. And I ended off. We're gonna hop down again to the fifth fret Fifth string root note Down, up, down, up, down. And that's the last court. Then after that, it repeats itself. It's only play that for you really nice and slowly now, so you can kind of get a good feeling for where the shapes are and how they move. And this is a perfect exercise because you have to switch from sixth string root note down to fifth string route no and kind of back and forth. And that's gonna teach you to keep that sixth string quiet. And it's also gonna teach your hand to kind of go up and down Switch between the two, right? Okay, let's do it now One more time. Just you can hear it all in context Really nice and slow. And then, of course, play a long time, right? Has to be fun. So let's do it. Down, up, down, up, Down On Lee One time on the second front I kind of missed it there. So third fret Down, Down, down, down for sixth string route No. Then fifth Threat fifth string route Up, Down, Up, Down Up, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, down, up, down And one more little subtle detail that I want to show You hear what I'm doing is I'm going down Up down Up Down there With my right hand I'm coming down on the string And quieting the guitar So down, up, down, up, down Quieting the guitar Don't don't down, down, down okay. Without that, it would sound like this Down, up, down, down, down, down, Down. Which sounds good to, but it kind of makes it sound a little bit more punchy with those kind of muted notes in between. So just to contrast that I see that, OK? And you can try both, but I just want you to kind of think about these different techniques and subtleties that you can apply to your playing because all electric guitar playing is kind of in rock is thes power chords. But it's it's the subtleties with muting strings and palm muting that that make it sounds so interesting and have that punch to it. Okay, so it's just subtleties that are happening right? And the more subtleties, you know, And you have under your fingers, the better you're playing is going to sound right. Okay. I hope that makes sense. So one last time, then we're gonna give you the play along, So I'm gonna try to my my guitar. Now down, down, down, down, down. Okay. When I when I demonstrated these two fingers, I'm putting them down here on purpose so you can see. But if I were to play. I'd have them up here muting out that sixth string again. OK, so when I'm teaching, I put them down here just so you can see but normally have them appear. So I hope that I will make sense. I know I keep saying that, but I really hope that it doesn't make sense and that all of this is clicking for you. And you are really starting to see some serious results on the electric guitar. All right, let's get into play along now. And let's have a great time jamming to this together. See there. 33. Fly away slow: All right, so let's get into this first play along. I'm gonna play in nice and slowly the first time of the second video, we're gonna be speeding it up a little bit. All right, So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna count you it. Let's just get right. 1234 Okay, so I hope that you were able to play along with me there again. This is a gray exercise to switch between that sixth string Rudner and fifth string right. Going up and down, moving it around. Right. And it's the It's the context that were a real song. So you actually will be ableto play along with this tune and with other tunes. If you if you can master this. Okay. All right. Let's get into a faster version now and speed this up a little bit. I will see you there. 34. Fly away fast: All right, so let's do it. Same thing just a little bit faster. Now I'm gonna carry chewing again. 1234 So if that was too fast for you, go back to the slower one and really try to get really good at that and then come back to this one again, okay? And I guarantee the better you get it playing it slowly, the easier is gonna be for you to play it fast in the future. Okay? Just be patient and trust the process. You definitely will be able to do this. I I will see you in the upcoming lesson. See their back. 35. Highway to hell: already. So how are you doing those riffs so far? Let me know in the comments. I'd love to hear from you and also join the Facebook group and upload pictures of you playing them. There's tons of very enthusiastic terrorists in there, and we would love to see you play. So if you haven't joined the Facebook group yet, then check out that group and upload your videos into Okay? All right. So check out this rift. It sounds like this. Okay, so this one here is gonna have a little variation on that power cord that you will see very often in rock music. So let me just show you how it goes. First of all, so we're gonna be in the fifth Fret again. Sixth string root note power cord. And I'm just going to go down. You could also go down, but it sounds a little bit better. I think if you go OK, so they were just going to go to one string set further down, but we're going to start off here with this little shape. So it's the same Is that power core that we've been playing so far? It's just that now my first finger on the fifth front is going to go. One fret further back. So I'm on the fourth front with this finger and on the seventh right with this one. So down, up, down, that new shape down. So it's gonna start off with that down. But now this finger is gonna slide. Or for the third note. Okay, So down, up, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down. Back to the fourth Red, then up to the fifth. Right again. So really, really slowly. One more time. Last time. Then, of course, up to speed and with a lot of distortion, I was going down, down. You couldn't do downtown, whatever. Whatever you prefer. Okay, So again, this is gonna sound really, really cool when we apply it to drums, right? And then, of course, if you had a bass player and a singer, you would really be rocking. And that's also something that I highly, highly suggest. If you confined people to jam with that kind of that your level or maybe a little bit better than you, that would be great, because that's how you're really gonna grow the most by playing with other people And it's also the most fun, right? You can hopefully tell just by playing with these drum tracks how much fun it is to play and engage with other instruments. Right? Okay, so now that you can't know how to play the riff, practice it up a little bit and let's get into that play along and rock out to it. All right. See you there by 36. AC slow: All right. So welcome to play along. This one is going to be a little bit tricky since we're gonna be starting on the four. So I'm gonna can you in 123 and then where you would normally count four were already going to be starting that That little down, up, down. OK, so watch it a couple of times, if you're not sure where to kind of come in. OK, sometimes you don't start on the one in tunes. You start on the four or even on the two. Okay, So watch it a couple of times, if you're not sure where to kind of comment. All right, so I'm gonna tell you in now let's do it. 123 Okay, so I know that one might have been a little bit tricky with kind of counting it in, but what I recommend is just playing along with me, really, Maybe five or 10 times just to kind of get a feeling for where the nose air sitting, um, in regards to the drums or I So where it's all kind of lining up. Okay. All right. So once you got that down, then let's now move into the faster one where we're gonna be doing it with a little bit of a faster pace. I'll see you there. Take it easy by back. 37. AC fast: All right. Are you ready to rock? This one is going to be at a faster tempo, and it might be a little bit challenging, but I encourage you to stick with it because it really is very fun to play. And it's going to really be beneficial for you to practice this. Okay? On Cal, you in. It's gonna be fast. Let's do it. 123 So that one definitely was the fastest that we've done so far. But I encourage you to try to play with again. It doesn't have to be perfect. And also really try to focus your ear on the drums as well. I kind of try to hook up to those drums. All right. That's really the secret t grooving like this. Okay. All right. I hope that you like this lesson, and I will see you in the next one. See that 38. Smells like teen lesson: All right. So welcome to the close up of this lesson. Now, remember that exercise we did ware on the first fret going down to the first fret sixth string route. Nothing going down to the fifth string route. No, they went to the fourth fret, and then we went down That we're gonna be doing in this play along. So now we're gonna be changing the strong pattern just a little bit. So it's gonna be down down on the f power cord or the sixth string root note. First fret. So down, down. And now we're gonna go down to the fifth string root note and we're gonna do it. Down, up, down, down. Okay, so that's down. Down then. We're gonna go down in the next shape. Down, up, down, down. Really? Slowly. Down, down. Done. Up, down, down. Okay, Down, down, down, up, down. Down there. We're gonna repeat that same sequence except on the fourth front. Down, down, down, down, down. Ok, so altogether. Really? Slowly. Down, down, down. Four. Threat down, down. Now! This should be relatively familiar to your fingers. If you did the exercise before, right? And now the kind of tricky thing is gonna be that strumming pattern down, down, down, down, down. Give yourself time With that, you could also practice it like this by taking your left hand and just touching the strings gently and without applying pressure Just touching the strange and just doing the strumming Down, Down, down, up, down, down All right. Just to get your right hand used to that kind of up down stroke. Okay, so really, Slowly down, Down, down, down, down, down, Down, down, down Don't even slower Down, down, down, up Downtown Down down, down Downtown Okay, so again, first fret down, down then you go down. You do that. Down, up, down, down. Then when you go to the fourth fret down, down, switch cords down, down Really slowly one more time. Okay, Elrod, give yourself some time with this. And what we're gonna do now is we're gonna get the play along, and we're gonna apply that to drum. So first we're gonna play it nice and slow, and then we're gonna be speeding it up, which is gonna make you sound very grooving, my friend. All right, I'll see in the Blaylock. See? There 39. Smells like teen slow: All right, Let's do it. I'm gonna count you in, so it's gonna be that Down. Down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, down, Down. Right. Okay. Nice and slow. I'm gonna count you in. 1234 Okay, so that was slow version. Now, I know that that down, up, down, down is still maybe a little bit tricky, even on the slow overs. And so be patient with yourself. It doesn't have to be perfect. Just go for it. Even if it's sloppy, and in time, it will get better. If this was too easy for you, that now we're gonna be going into the faster version, and we're gonna be spicing it up a little bit. Okay. All right. See, there 40. Smells like teen fast: All right. Welcome to the faster version. I'm gonna countering. Let's get right into it. 1234 All right, so you can see at the end there, I kind of went a little bit crazy and started adding in some other just ideas that came to me spontaneously. Okay. And that's what I want encourage you to do as well. So you have to stand alone drum track. And what you can do is just turn that drum track on and just jam out the way that I just mix things up a little bit. Play fourth notes, play eighth notes. Try to just strong up and down like crazy. Whatever falls into your kind of imagination, just try to do OK, Try to do it. And that is going to make you a great player. Okay? Not doing everything by the book. Just trying to be creative and doing your own thing. Okay? I hope that this makes sense. I hope that you're able to play along and I will see you in upcoming Listen, See there by way 41. When I come arround lesson: All right. So welcome. This next one, this one's really cool because we're gonna be utilizing palm muting, and we're going to be moving from the sixth string route. Know, down to the fifth and back and forth. Right. Okay, so let's check out kind of the basic structure. So we're gonna be starting on the second fret sixth string, and we're gonna go down, down, down. I'm gonna show you where those palm mutes are a little bit later. So down down down here to the fourth fret Fifth string root note. Right, So down, down, down, down, down Now we're one of the sixth France again. Fifth string. We're gonna play twice down Dumb little ring out a little bit, I think. Go to the second, friend. Let it ring out. So it's gonna sound like this down and again. I'm doing that, muting it out, letting it ring on here. Lydia. Right. So, by adding in some of those longer notes and muting some of them out, we're creating dynamics, and that's just making the whole thing just sound a little bit more interesting. Rather than just wait way kind of flat that way, we want to do is have some kind of curves in there. So the listener has more kind of context and mawr structured t take in, right Just make it sound more interesting rather than just boring and flat Okay, so more more time The structure Down Down, Down, Down Down, Down, Down, Down, Down One more time Second fret Down, down, down four Threat Down, down, down, Down, down, down Okay, All right. So that's without those palm mutes Let me show You know where the palm mutes would come So you can get a good feeling for how that works. So we're gonna do mute mute. Okay, so it's the same down down. Except now we're doing new. Alright. Sounds cool, right? A few times it's a mute mute down to the fourth fret we're gonna be Oh, on the sixth. So we have the mute mute second in the four Threat on six friends on the second way on again. That's just creating dynamics. It's making it sound more interesting. Compare the two sounds the way it sounds like a totally different song, even though we're playing the exact same chord progression, right, the exact same shapes. So I hope you can see how cool all this isn't. How interesting. We can make our corporal versions and tunes just with basic, simple little tricks like that. Okay, Okay. So that's basically how this simple little core progression works. There's a second part to it too, which I want to teach you. So we're going to go up to the fourth fret and on the sixth string route Now, we're just gonna go down down to the second fret. 1234567 Back up. 1234567 Back Won t o. Okay, so part two is down. I think it goes back into Okay. Okay. So in the play along, I'm gonna play the first part two times. Then we're gonna go into part two, then back into part one, so it's gonna be two times with part 11 time on part two. Then we're going to repeat that entire sequence. Okay? Okay. So try to rock out with me. Have fun with this one. It's a really cool one to play. And you could also play along with the original as well. If you want to do that, this core progression would work with that. Ok? All right. Seeing the play along. See you there by 42. Greenday PA 90BPM no PM: All right. So how are you doing so far? I really hope that all of this is fun for you. That's what I hope most of all. So you're having fun and that your husband or wife are starting to come over and be really , really impressed with your playing, okay? And I'm sure that's gonna happen, really, really soon if you're putting in the time. Okay. So now we're gonna be playing this one here, and what I'm gonna be doing in the first play along is we're gonna be playing without those palm mutes and slowly. So the 1st 2 are gonna be without palm mutes one time, slowly, one time, a little bit faster. Then the next two are gonna be the same thing except with palm mutes so slow, fast, but with palm use. Okay. All right. So we're gonna be playing it four times. So the whole that's what happened four times. Part one and part two is gonna happen once. Then we're just gonna repeat that cycle, okay? All right. I am going to count you it. Let's do it. 1234 All right. So hopefully you can flow through that pretty easily. And now we're going to speed it up, and then we're gonna be doing it with the palm. You okay? All right. See you on the next list. 43. Greenday PA 100BPM no PM: All right, So same thing is in the last lesson. Except now it's gonna be a little bit faster. All right, let's do it. 123 Okay , so I hope that you were able to play along at that temple is well, And I really hope again that you're having lots of fun with this. That's the most important thing. Don't worry about it being perfect. Just go for it. Don't be afraid. It doesn't have to sound perfect. Your hand doesn't have toe playing the notes perfectly. Just try to get there and trying to play it and just go for it. Okay? All right. I will see you in the next lesson where we're gonna be doing the same thing just with palm mutes. 44. Greenday PA 90BPM with PM: Let's do it. So we're at a slower temple now. We're going to do the same exact thing. Except now we're gonna be using those those palm mutes. Okay? All right, I'm going to count you in 1234 Way, way. - Okay , so that was at a slower tempo using those palm mutes. Now, this to the same exact thing. Just beating it up a little bit. See you there. 45. Greenday PA 100BPM with PM: all right, We're doing the same thing now, except we're just gonna be speeding it up. Still playing with the palm mutes. Okay, so I hope that that made sense for you again. Take it back to the slow one. If it's too fast, The palm muting is still too hard than just practicing without the palm muting for now and slowly. If you just keep practicing, all of this is gonna click for you. I guarantee it. Just don't give up. Stick with it. All right. See you in the next play Long. Take it easy. 46. Whole lotta love: All right. So what? This next rift? Let me play it for you first. Then I'm gonna teach it to you, so check it out. It sounds like this. So you can see now we're combining single loads with our power cord on. This is where things get really fun and really, really interesting on the electric guitar. Okay, so it's gonna go like this. We're going to be starting off on the seventh fret sixth string. Play that note. Then we're gonna go down to the fifth string fifth fret back up, then back down again. OK, so that's 7575 They were moving into our power cord with the fifth string root note. And on the seventh fret. Okay, so after you plant the first time, we're gonna do a little palm mute. Okay, so that's 7575 to to something to mutes board to moods court. To mutes that 75 mute, you pour 7575 court beauty court and what I'm doing now as well. And this is really a, um kind of a one time thing that you can Onley do on the seventh. Fret is I'm letting the sixth string ring as well. So I'm actually playing that sixth string on. And that's because we are playing a e power cord right now on this is the note E. So this is the root note to the power corn. And that's why I can play thing this note here. If I were to play one, fret further back. You see, it sounds terrible. OK, so it on Lee works on the seventh fret eso that's 75 Repeat way. Okay, so this is the perfect tune to start adding in those single notes and palm muting at the same time. So this perfect perfect exercise tuned to do that. So practice this up. Now, take your time with it. Then in the play along, we're gonna be adding in that groove, and we're gonna have a really, really fun time just jamming along to this. Okay, I I will see in the play along. See, there 47. Whole lot slow: Okay, so let's just get right into this next one, so I'm gonna be starting it off here. That is gonna movinto. Okay, so right after I count you in, I'm gonna start by playing here. Okay? All right, let's do it slowly first. Then we're gonna do the faster one. Count you in. 1234 All right. So that one I hope you're able to play along with, um, Yeah, let's just get into the next one where we're gonna play the same exact thing except a little bit faster. See there. See that? 48. Whole lot fast: All right. Welcome to play along. So we're gonna do the same exact thing again. Except now we're going to be doing it a little bit faster. County 1234 All right. So I hope that you were able to play along there with me. And I will see you in the next lesson. Let me know in the comments how you're doing with this stuff. I'd love to actually hear from you and chat with you a little bit. All right, See, soon back. 49. ZZ Top lesson: All right. So this one here is just so much fun to play and I can't wait to share with. So it's gonna go like this. We're gonna be on the third front. No way. Going into the sixth fret then going into the eighth. Fret. So that's 36 Okay. And the strumming pattern is what's gonna make it sound really cool. So it's down. All right, side down. And then I'm kind of stopping the strings from ringing by putting a right hand down so down . OK, so down. Uh huh. Okay, so down four times and then we're going into the six France, then a froth down six a down Uh huh. On after every little up that ideo again, I'm muting out the strings with my right hand, so I'm going down. So I'm just playing the up that I'm gently just coming down the street, quieting them that. Okay, So down. Uh uh uh. Away again. You see that? I'm just taking this one little power court here, slamming it around, creating interesting little strumming pattern there, and that is giving me a very unique, very cool, very powerful to listener sounds. Okay. All right, So let's get into the drum track now and let's just rock out with this to see you there by way. 50. ZZ top slow: Okay. Welcome to the next play along here. Let's just get right into it. This is the slow one. And we're gonna be doing the fast one right after it. So it's gonna just be this down, up, up, up, up, up to the sixth threat than to the eighth. Fret. Right. All right, let's do it. 1234 Okay, so how did you do with that one? I hope you did well. And let's just speed this one up a little bit to just kind of get a little bit more groovy with seeing the next lesson to see there. 51. ZZ top fast the real fast: alrighty. I hope you're ready to speed it up. Let's get right into it. I'm gonna count you in. 1234 Okay . So I hope that you having a good time playing along with me here. Let's get into an explain along. See their Boever. 52. Lick 1 lesson: All right. Welcome to this first little lick that we're gonna be learning. So we're gonna be sticking to basically a a pentatonic um, shape in this section of the course. All of these could be used in different keys as well. Of course, you could play the same Blix in the key of G or in the key of F and the key. You could play them in any key. All right, but we're just gonna be sticking to a a minor pentatonic here. Okay, so the first leg goes like this, I'm gonna play it for you. That I will explain it. So it goes like this and what I'm doing there is I'm starting on the seventh fret third string. And I'm just playing those notes and playing 7th 7th fret. And then we're going up to the fourth string, OK? And you can see the distance between these two eyes much longer than the distance during these two as first time Mingo. So, um, Bom bom See that? All right, so that's the first line of the 2nd 1 We're gonna go. OK, so starting on the seven. Frank going to the fifth Further than ending it on the seventh fresh. Okay, Anything with a little by broad, and that's optional. You don't have to end it with a vibe, Rato. But it sounds cool if you do. So I am playing that for you one more time, and then we're going to be doing a little play along with it, of course. All right, so let's do it. And for that little bit broader there at the end, I'm using these two fingers to help me bend the string. All right? Rather than just leaving this finger alone, right? And what that's doing is two things. It's helping me with this finger to do that little Viroj. Oh, and with these fingers, I'm also muting out these strings, all right, cause if I had a lot of distortion and if I would remove this hand and just band like this and have these strings being the air like that and not touch them, then it would start to get loud. Okay, so that's why you want to train these two fingers. Always support your ring finger when you're when you're doing these kinds of things. Okay. All right. So now that you kind of got the basic little lick under your fingers, let's move into playing it to drums. Right? See, there 53. Lick 1 PA: All right. Welcome to play along. I'm gonna play it for about a minute. Slowly and a minute at a slightly faster pace. Okay, so this is lik number one. Let's get into it. Yeah. All right. So now let's do it at a slightly faster pace. Let's go. 54. Lick 2 lesson: All right. So welcome to the second Little Lake Here. This one is going to go like this. So we're gonna be banding up. Really? First play for you, Then I'll explain. So it sounds like this. Okay, so we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be bending up on seventh fret third string. Ah, full band. And all that means is that we're bending this string up to the ninth fret. Okay, So as I showed you in the tamps before, when I was explaining how to read tabs, we said it could either be written down seven b nine. Or if you see that little arrow that says full without means is that we're bending up a full note. Okay, so 2/2 steps on the guitar one fret is always 1/2. Step two frets up is a full step. Okay, so if it would say half, if there would be that little air on, I would say half so one slash two. Then you'd know that you're bending up to the eighth. Fret. Right. But now, since his full we're bending up to nine and both will sound good. All right, So what? I want to do with you now? It's just do a band. You don't have to really worry about whether you're going to the eighth or ninth. They both sound good. Okay, so we're banning up the seven friends and again with these two fingers. I'm supporting my ring finger. Okay, so we're doing a little band. My thumb is over the neck, which is helping me kind of get the strength to ban that string up on. Then we're going down to the second Fred 55th the second string fifth fret. Excuse me. So fifth, fret to the eighth friends, then back to the seventh fret and then ending it off on the fifth. And on the seventh, right, you can see there's little band I just did there. So way on. That's just like little bandit's. Not even up this far, right? So just lie, son. A little bit, and then I'm going into the fifth fret and releasing with a vibrator. Okay, So one more time, the whole thing, and you don't have to do that. You have to do that little bend here. You could just go. But it sounds cool. That little on I'm pulling up that I'm choking it. So as I'm reached kind of thing. This this new little bandit note. I'm not releasing coming down. I'm going up cutting it off with an ending it off here. Okay, Okay. All right. So, again, these are all just ideas, and you can totally make them your own. Okay? That's why I say sometimes you could do a vibe, Rato, Or don't do a varada or bend this high opera Been this high, are prevent even a little bit less than that. Because I want you to learn Teoh, improvise and be free with these things and make up your own, um, little licks. OK, so these are just ideas that I want you to make your own. All right? With that being said, let's get into play along. Now let's groove to this with drums a little bit And let's just keep moving along here. See there by 55. Lick 2 playalong: All right. So we're gonna do it the same exact way as we did in the previous lesson. For most I'm gonna play nice and slowly that I'm gonna speed up. All right. Okay. Let's do it. All right, let's speed up your a Let's go. 56. Lick 3 lesson: All right. So welcome to this next lick. So we're gonna be doing here, As you can see is a hammer on. So again, there's two ways of reading ham rods. You could either read it five h 27 as I already taught you. Or if you look at the tab in front of you can see how they're connected by a little kind of bow. Right? And that also means a hammer on. So let me play it for you first. Just you can see how this whole little lick sounds, and then we're gonna go and unexplained. OK, so it's a hammer from the 57th way. Okay, that's what the sound we're going for. Okay. So again, I'm doing a hammer from the fifth to the seventh round, and then I'm going to the seventh fret fourth string and then going back down to the fifth , um, from third drink. So they were kind of silencing the guitar they were going on. The second hammer doesn't last as long. So the first was way in the 2nd 1 Is your the difference? Let me exaggerate that a little bit more. So okay. And again, these are just ideas and subtleties just so you can see how out of the same exact No, it's just by changing around the timing a little bit, I'm getting a totally different kind of phrase and characteristic to my lick. All right. And just by learning these licks that I'm showing you now, it's gonna give you ideas, inspiration of possibilities that you can then implement in your own playing. Okay, that's the most important thing. And that's what I really try to teach more than anything else. Just you finding your voice. All right, so one more time, and then we're gonna play along with it. So one more time. Okay, Let's give the play along. See there. 57. Lick 3 PA: All right. Welcome to this. Next plane along. Let's get right into it. All right, let's speed it up. 58. Lick 4 lesson: All right. So welcome to this next little lick. Let's do it, Salim. Play for you, and then we're gonna learn it. I'm gonna play really slowly. Okay? Let me break it down. So again, we're starting on the seventh fret third string, and we're doing a pull up. Okay. To the ninth, Right? And again, this doesn't have to be 100% precise, since both of these notes sound good. What do you go to? Eight or nine? Okay, the tabs is full, but we can play around that. All right, so we're banning up on seven, threatened and again, I'm using these fingers to help me bend up. And now, on the fifth, Fred, I'm holding down. I'm barring down the second in the first string, okay? For these 25 fives, and that's gonna buy me time. Rather than going and moving my finger my first finger up and down like that, I'm going up. Barring down that, I'm just with the pickling right to one. So pulling up bond down. And this is really cool. And you're gonna hear this a lot in rock music. So then my finger is still done. I'm going back to the second friend pulling up on the A three going back to the front. So limply the whole phrase where you really slowly Okay, one more time and after Go up here. I'm kind of killing out that note, but you don't have to do that. I don't want to confuse you. So we're banning up. We're going second for second string first drinks up. They're going back up to the third fret Third string. Sorry. Seventh. Okay. Pulling up on the seven. Coming back down to the fifth That ending it off on the 7th 4th string so altogether here. You could also do a little bit and see that. See that lie? Little band? How much flavor I get just by doing that little band there, You have to do it. But I'm just trying to give you possibilities again. So one more time before we play along with the drums, This'll one is really, really fun to play. And by learning this technique of during the bend than barring down in the first and second string, you are going to be mastering a kind of lick fish idea that has been used in rock and blues . for? I want to see centuries, but I guess the music hasn't been around that long, but for many, many decades. Okay. All right, let's game to play along now. I will see you there. 59. Lick 4 PA: All right, let's get into it. We're gonna do this slow in first. Then we're gonna be speeding up. You know the drill. All right, let's do it. So I hope you saw even on that slow version, I made a couple of mistakes, so this is a little bit tricky. And it's something that you have tow work at. And you never really totally master the guitarist. Really? A beast. But still, let's get into the faster version of this little lake here and again. Feel free to change these up these air. Just ideas, please. Just remember that. All right, let's do it one. 60. Lick 5 lesson: All right. So welcome to this next little lick. Let me play it for you, and then we're gonna be learning, so it's gonna sound like this. Okay, on right away. You can see I'm only point three notes here, and we're moving between two strings. Right? And look how much juice I get out of those three notes, Right? It's amazing. Okay, I love it. So we're gonna go like this? I'm starting on the fifth fret Third string playing the fifth string, hammering down on the seventh. Sorry on the fifth. Fret hammering down on the seventh. Fret then we're going back to the fifth fret and up to the 7th 4th string. Back down. Back up. Okay, so on. You're just gonna really have to be careful about the timing here, So listen to underplay slowly. Okay, so that's the first bar. The second bar to end it off is gonna go like this. OK, so it's just less notes and more space in between the notes. So the whole thing put together when you could end it off with the vibrato there again, I'm using these two fingers to help me do that. Okay, so let's practice that went up a little bit. It's really fun, and you can see what they're getting a little bit harder as we go. But that's a good thing because it's kind of pushing you, hopefully a little bit out of your comfort zone and hopefully also with the backing tracks and the drum tracks. This is fun for you to practice, and it's kind of getting you used to playing with Groove as well. All right, so let's do that now. Let's play along the drums and really try toe, get a better feel for this link. See you there. 61. Lick 5 PA: All right. So what? This next one? Let's see if I do better with this one than I did on the previous one. Make less mistakes. I hope that you see that even people that have been playing for as many years as I have 14 15 years, that mistakes still happen. OK, that's a really wanting to know that there's no perfection here. Okay, so let's just do it first. We're gonna play it slowly. Then we're gonna be speeding up. Let's go. 123 All right, so now let's be Let's do it. 62. Lick 6 lesson: All right, so this one is really cool. So remember, in the previous one, we bend it up, then we borrowed down. Then we played the second and first string. Well, now we're gonna be doing the same thing with our fingers with our left hand, but we're gonna be with the pick playing the second on the first ring at the same time. Okay, so it's the first part. Sounds like this. Okay, so I'm doing a band upwards again. It says full on the tablet. Just kind of do a nice sweet bento where it sounds good to you. Then we're gonna be holding down these two strings. I just do two down stroke. So band thing. Repeat that. Okay, so on. And then that's part one. And now what we're gonna do is we're gonna bar down on the second and third string, and with our ring finger, we are going to be doing a hammer on from the fifth to the seventh. OK, but we're gonna be playing both strength were playing the second and third strength, but the hammer is only happening on the third string. Seventh fret. Okay, You can see it in the tab. So it's gonna sound like this that we're going to release a ring finger, play the same two strings, then ended off on the 7th 4th string. So it sounds like this. Really cool, huh? I'm pretty sure that, like, in the solo of Highway to Hell, he does that kind of thing to and also in Chuck Berry. You know, uh, hey, also does that, so you can see. Um, this has been used for a long time. This is kind of box here. Okay. By many, many great musicians. So they put the whole thing together for you. Now, one more time. Then we're gonna play along to the drop. Let's do it. So it goes woman time like this barring down on the second and third string now. Okay, one more time. I missed it. There, You see? I make mistakes too. Okay, Cool. Let's play along to the drum track. Now. Hope that you can see how we're building off. Kind of the previous lessons, right. Putting in some hammer ons, putting on some pull ups. I actually haven't and pull ups yet, but we've been playing one note at a time than two notes at the time, which is called double stops. And, uh, yeah, just building off the previous lessons. Hope is making senseless General the drum. See that? 63. Lick 6 PA: All right, let's get right into it. This is that cool. I'm were barring down on two strengths. All right, this is a really fun one. Let's just get right into it. One. - Okay ? So you could hear at a slow temple down one. Doesn't sound as cool as it's gonna sound when we speeded up that one, This one that we're learning that really shines when it's a little bit faster. So it's a little bit more challenging to play. Maybe, but it's gonna definitely sound better. Let's just try to get right into it. 64. Lick 7 lesson: All right. So welcome to this next lesson. Let's just get right into it. So we're gonna it's gonna sound like this. Ah, again, very similar to that. Like that we played before. Okay, so now again, I'm barring down on the second and third string is within the previous lick, and I'm doing hammer on from the fifth to the seventh. Fret, but only on the third string. So I'm playing both strings, but the hammer is only happening here. Okay, on the third strength. So releasing that coming back up here to the seventh fret fourth string, then back to these two, then back to the center. So wait for the second time around in the second bar. Just goes s so we're just gonna let it ring out, all right? So really slowly. Okay, so you see, in the previous less and I think we kind of do something like this. Ah, now we're doing the same thing except were using double stops or playing two notes at the same time on on. And it's just fattening things up a little bit, right? And these were really kind of simple things that you can dio, but it's gonna have a profound effect on the way it's going to sound. Right. So that's really what I want to teach you. That within this little pentatonic box, the first position of the pentatonic there's just so many cool things that you can dio just by changing the timing around, playing two strings instead of one string and so on. Right. Then, once you kind of master these these ideas, you can start to implement them in different boxes of the of the pentatonic, right and box to box three and so on. Right. So, of course, these ideas you can take over and play them all over the fretboard as well, right? And we will get to that just not in this course. Okay? Because it would just be too much, but definitely play around with trying to find your own little licks and your own little variations to what we've been doing here so far. Okay, that's just so important. All right, I will see in the next lesson. See, there 65. Lick 7 PA: All right. How you doing so far? Let me know in the comments. I'd love to hear from you. And I really hope that you're starting to get some of these licks on your fingers and that it's working for you. Okay. All right. Let's get into our next backing track. Drum track. Let's just do it. Okay, let's speed this puppy up. Let's do it. Are you ready? 66. Lick 8 lesson: All right, So in this next lesson we're gonna be doing is the opposite of what we did in the previous one. So in the previous, when we did a hammer on from the fifth of the seven Threat on and now we're gonna be doing a pull off. So now I'm starting off here holding the seventh fret third string and with this finger and barring down on the second and third and fifth threat, right. So I'm holding these down on now, pull off year and hope that both of these strings air still ring after I'm done. OK, so that it's a little bit tricky to borrow down year than do a poll here on, have all the strings ring while you try to do that. But if you practice, it's possible. So just so you can see the possibilities here. So we're doing that pull off thing going up to the seventh friends back down to the fifth, right? Then it was kind of going back for so that and that's the first bar. The second bar is just gonna be okay. So it's really slowly both bars. Okay? Again. Just trying to give you ideas and inspiration here. You could do the same exact thing. Same thing, one strength there. Further up. Right. You could you could you could go down here and do it. I'm just trying to come up with ideas just to show you that I'm kind of taking that same concept. You could even go, right? So I know I'm not playing perfectly now, but just assure you that you can kind of take these principles and ideas and even apply them on different string sets within the same shape. Right. Okay. I hope we're not confusing you with too much information here, but I really just want a hammer home. The possibilities that you kind of have under your fingertips that you probably or maybe just didn't realize until now. Okay. All right. Let's get even the play along. I'll see you there by 67. Lick 8 PA: All right, let's get right into it. So we're going to the slowing first one. All right, let's get straight into the faster version. Let's do it one. 68. Lick 9 explanation: All right. So welcome to the next little lesson here. So what we're gonna be doing now? The cool thing about this lesson is we're gonna be combining box one of the a minor pentatonic with box, too. Okay? And we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be going from the seventh into the nine Fred with a hammer on, then down to the eighth. Fret letting it ring a little bit back up to the nines down of the 10th then aiming it off on the eighth. Fret So it's a little bit tricky if you use all these fingers. So what I'm gonna show you now is what you also could do. So if you see on the tab, we have a hammer on from 7 to 9. But we could also do a slide. And that's what I really want to teach you to do. So just you can see the possibilities. You could substitute a hammer with the slide. Almost always. Okay, so check it out. With our middle finger now and seven hammering, we're gonna slide thing. Do the rest with a ring in her first finger. So sliding in from the seventh to the ninth, right? Going down to the eighth. Fret with my first finger on the second string. Back up 10 for a second. String of that, ending it off eight. So that's thing this No. Here. You could let ring a little bit. Right? So on the rest of the notes Don't really ring that long. Right? And again, play with this. Making yours. You can also. Okay, so I just made that up because I know where the notes are, and I've been trying to make things up for a really long time. Okay? And that's why I'm able to do this stuff because I actually just went for it and tried to make links up and even the licks in this course I made these licks up within 10 minutes. All right, That's how long I've been doing. Been doing this. Sorry, I have a little cold. So my voice is breaking out every once in a while. OK, so I hope this making sense. Let's get in the play along now. Then we're gonna be learning another leg. See? There 69. Lick 9 PA: All right, let's get right into it. So for this one, the tab says hammer on from the seven to the nine front. But what I'm gonna be doing is that slide that I showed you in the lesson. Okay, so we're gonna be Oh, okay. All right. Let's get right into it, Theo. - All right, let's speed it up. Let's do it. 70. Lick 10 lesson: All right. Welcome to this. Next lick. This is one of my favorite ones, and I can't wait to show it to you. So it sounds like this eyes that sweet. Okay, so we're starting off by borrowing down on the eighth fret first and second string. And now again, I'm gonna be doing that thing where a hammer on the top string and let this one ring here. Right? So I'm Onley hammering down on the second string, and I'm playing the first drink in just letting it ring. Okay, so we're doing the hammer from the 8 to 10. They were releasing this finger. Going back down was here. Remember that we're doing the same technical thing. Just look higher up the front board. Okay? So hammer back down, and now we're gonna be grabbing this shape here somewhere. Middle finger is on the eighth fret second string, and my first finger is on the, um, seventh fret third string. So I'm holding these two down playing them, then I'm doing a little hammer on on the on the third string. OK, so I'm letting the second string ring. Okay, so then I'm gonna release that note and then we're gonna do that thing that we already did in a previous lick. I ended off here. Okay. So, really slowly. Instead of doing this, you could just do a slide in here. Okay? I'm not playing the same notes now, Now I have this note as well. But just to show you you could do that, too, because this is all in the pentatonic, right? So you could do a slide here, e just to show you possibilities. Alright. Okay. But just to stick to this lake now, we're let me play it for you one more time, and then we're gonna do a player. All right? So really slow. One more time. Great. And then you could go. You buying those? Remember that one? That's the 2nd 1 that we learned. Okay, so you could take these links now that we learned and combine them with with each other and create your entire solo just out of that. Ok, All right. So I hope that all this is making sense. Let's get into the drum track now. See their back 71. Lick 10 PA: All right. So welcome to our last little lick here. I hope that this little lick Siri's has given you some ideas and some inspiration, and that you're starting to really master the licks that we've learned so far and also come with licks of your own. That's really what I want most for you. All right, let's get in the slow version of this last leg here. One. Okay, time to speed it up. Now let's do it. Are you ready? Am I ready? Want to? 72. Practice routine intro: want to three. All right. So welcome to today's lesson of the week In this lesson. The week I'm not gonna be teaching you anything on the guitar. We're gonna be talking about Sherman's question from the Facebook group. Thank you for posting your question, Sherman. Thank you for uploading all those cool videos. I really love watching you. So Sherman's question was how to create a useful and effective practice routine. So I'm gonna tell you what I tell all my students on that is. 73. How to make best use of practice: What you want to do is if you can practice daily and if it's on Lee 15 to 20 minutes daily , that daily training your muscles to play the different chords is really gonna have a large kind of snowball effect on you. So because we also have what's called muscle memory and if your fingers see that every day they're doing the same thing, you know if it's for a short period of time. But it's daily that really gets burned into the muscle memory and also into your memory. So if you practice once a week the next time you play the guitar, you're probably gonna have toe look at a sheet of paper to see how the cords are even fingered. But if you're doing a daily, you're really gonna remember how everything looks and that muscle memory effect is really gonna kick in. Now I know lots of you have jobs and families, and it's not that easier practice daily. But if you can, just trying to do at least 10 minutes, and I know, um, for myself, if I sit down to do something for 10 minutes, it's not a big commitment, you know, I mean that 10 minute feeling isn't a huge commitment. It's much different feeling rather than saying I'm gonna sit down and play for our right cause that's a big commitment, a 10 minute commitment. It's not dragging you down. And what you're gonna find is that once you just take that many commitment of playing 10 minutes, if you don't get distracted by your husband or wife for your kids or the phone, that 10 minutes will kind of automatically and organically often grow into 1/2 hour or hour . Who knows, Right? So try to just make many commitments, if you can of daily practice. OK, even if it's five minutes, take the guitar out and play it for five minutes. So here's one more tip that I'm gonna give you as faras the whole daily practice thing. Um, try to have your guitar, um, outside. So not in its guitar bag, but either on a guitar stand or if you have one of those things that you put on the wall so you can hang the guitar up on the wall. This is gonna make it much easier for you to put in those 5 10 20 Whatever minutes daily because you're not gonna have the hassle of Oh, my God. I have to pack the guitar out of its bag. I have to retune. Have to put it back in the bag. That alone is gonna cost you five minutes. So if the guitarist out, you have much better chances of playing it. Okay, so that's a really important tip. Get a guitar stand and having to talk out. Okay, so this might not really seem like the typical practice routine advice, but you'll see you're gonna be practicing a lot more if your guitar is on a stand or hanging. Okay, so those are my first kind of two tips. My last tip, because I really do like to keep things simple or a super simple guitar, right? So I like to keep things simple, and I like things to be. There has to be structure, but I like it. Toe also kind of happen organically. What we what we play and kind of the way that we grow on the guitar. So it's really important to find songs that you loved play or that really interests you. I hope I have lots of those on the site. And what's also really important is to start out your practice routine with something that's simple. So you're gonna want to start out with something that's familiar to you and that you feel comfortable playing already, and that's just going to get the blood flowing in your hands. It's gonna wake up those muscles. They're going to start saying to themselves, Hey, muscles, it's time Teoh, do what we've been doing every day, right? Cause they're probably wondering, since you're a beginner, what the heck you're doing with them every day. So they're gonna wake up. They're gonna say, OK, I know that, and you're gonna have a kind of feeling of accomplishment at the beginning of your practice session. So it's not hard and extraneous thing the moment you start, that's really important for staying motivated. So you're gonna want to do something that's nice and easy. That feels good. Get the blood flowing, wake up those muscles, and then in the second part of your practice, we're gonna be stretching. So stretching doesn't feel good because it's always gonna be something that's hard. You're gonna be kind of abandoning your comfort zone and playing something that's hard that you can't play it. So that's what you want to do in the middle of your practice session. Kind of sweat a little bit. Torture yourself through things that don't feel comfortable yet. Have it be hard. Let it be hard and know that if you just keep practicing that thing that's hard for you right now. In a couple of weeks, it's gonna be what you start your practice routine with. It's gonna become the easy thing. Okay? So keep that in mind, all that work and that hard stretching pays off and becomes the easy thing in time. Okay. Really important to really, really recognize that. Okay, so we're using kind of a sandwich method here, so we're starting easy. Then we're stretching. We're doing something that's new. Something that's hard. Something that we can't quite do yet event and of your practice routine. What I want you to do again is finish it off with something that's easy. Okay, so we started easy. We stretched, we beat ourselves up a little bit, and then we finish it off with something. That's nice. Lightning. It can be the thing that you started with or it could be something else that you feel comfortable playing so that you leave the guitar feeling good. Okay. You want to leave the guitar? Feeling good? You want to leave the guitar, Having a feeling of accomplishment so that you're motivated to pick it up the next day. Right? Okay, so this is kind of the advice that I give my students, and that really works. Um, so do that. Try that out. Let me know how that works for you on one more thing that I was expecting. I'm going to talk about, but it just popped into my mind is also record yourself. So once you play that thing, that is easy, and you play well and you have the feeling it's flowing nicely. Also may be the end of your session. Do a little recording session, so that's gonna give you really good feedback of exactly how you're playing and where you still need to. Maybe put in a little bit of work, okay? And you don't need to always publish it. You can just record it for yourself. That's what I've done my entire life is a guitar player. And I got that advice from my guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel. He told me that many, many years ago on YouTube hand. Since I started doing that, I really saw extreme growth. So record you're playing, and that will really, really help you grow. Okay, so that is the super simple guitar method of practice and practice routine. Those are my best tips, the tips that I've been giving my students for years now. And what I what I also do myself. So it does work. Try it up and let me know. All right, so this has been the lesson of the week. I hope that these tips are gonna help you. Let me know in the comments and also, once you've been using them also let me know whether this stuff works for you. All right, Henry Olsen Here. Thanks for checking out this video. I'll see you in next week's lesson. The week, either By 74. Conclusion: All right, That's it. Thanks for checking out this course. I really, really hope that you enjoyed it again. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. And I will get back to you ASAP. If you want to check out my other courses in the link right under me in the bonus section, you can get a 30 day free trial for my website, Super simple guitar and within super simple guitar. If you click that link, you can watch all my courses totally for free for 30 days. And after that, if you want to continue to be a member, it's only 10 bucks a month. And I add new courses in there every month, plus lessons of the week. Plus, we have a very healthy and thriving Facebook community in there, too, so check that out. Um, that's about it. If you have questions again, feel free to ask me any time I'm here to help you. And thanks for checking out this course. All right. I'll see you in the next course. I'll see you at my website. If you're already at the website. Thank you for being here. Henry Olsen, over out by