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Beginner Guitar Lessons: Guitar Lesson 1 (2021 Update)

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Beginner Guitar Lessons: Guitar Lesson 1 (2021 Update)

Guitar Lessons By GuitArmy, Your personal guitar teacher

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27 Lessons (2h 26m)
    • 1. Lesson 1 Introduction

      1:42
    • 2. Let's Get Started with Some Basics

      6:52
    • 3. Parts of the Guitar

      7:14
    • 4. How to Tune Your Guitar

      6:32
    • 5. Names of the Strings

      1:13
    • 6. How to read the notes on the staff

      5:28
    • 7. Playing Your First Open Chord

      3:34
    • 8. Silent Night | Easy Song

      13:01
    • 9. Happy Birthday | Easy Song

      9:41
    • 10. Star Wars Theme | Easy Melody

      5:43
    • 11. Batman TV Theme

      2:56
    • 12. Iron Man Riff

      2:59
    • 13. Seven Nation Army Riff

      2:04
    • 14. Smoke On The Water Riff

      3:00
    • 15. Beat It Riff

      3:08
    • 16. I Can't Get No Riff

      2:09
    • 17. Money Riff

      3:14
    • 18. Day Tripper Riff

      6:06
    • 19. Come As You Are Riff

      3:19
    • 20. Sunshine of Your Love Riff

      2:20
    • 21. Oh Pretty Woman Riff

      1:39
    • 22. Paranoid Riff

      3:44
    • 23. Enter Sandman Riff

      2:12
    • 24. Back in Black Riff

      11:24
    • 25. Crazy Train Riff

      7:08
    • 26. Layla Riff

      15:00
    • 27. La Grange Riff

      12:32
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Are you interested in learning how to play the guitar? Then you've come to the right place. This lesson is the first lesson in a series of 10 guitar lessons by GuitArmy. This lesson is designed to be your first ever guitar lesson. If you've never played guitar before and would like to learn this lesson is perfect for you. 

What will you learn in this lesson?

  • The basics of playing the guitar - how to hold the guitar
  • The basics of playing the guitar - how to hold a guitar pick
  • The basics of playing the guitar how to strum
  • The basics of playing the guitarhow to play a note
  • The basics of playing the guitar finger numbering
  • The basics of playing the guitar - guitar straps
  • Parts of the guitar

  • How to tune your guitar

  • The names of the strings

  • How to read notes on the staff

  • Playing your first open chord

  • 16 of the greatest guitar riffs of all time

Why should you sign up for my lesson?

  • My name is Chris Rupp and I'm the founder of the GuitArmy.

  • I've been teaching guitar full time for over 18 years.

  • I have taught more then 30,000 individual private guitar lessons.

  • I teach guitar students online all over the world.

  • I have a bachelors of music degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music where I studied with some of the best guitar players on earth. 

  • I created a successful line of guitar instruction DVDs that sold very well and garnered the attention of the "As Seen on TV" folks.

  • I love teaching guitar and helping students become better musicians through the guitar.

  • I will answer your personal questions and help you with learning the material in this lesson.

With GuitArmy guitar lessons on Skillshare you will learn: basic open chords, power chords, barre chords, scales, major scales, minor scales, learn to solo, improvisation, beginner guitar lessons, intermediate guitar lessons, advanced guitar lessons, guitar riffs, rock licks, guitar licks, rhythm guitar, songwriting, modes on guitar, how to read guitar tablature, play a guitar solo, triads for guitar, and much more. 

Why should I take your class and not just learn from YouTube?

You can try to learn guitar from YouTube but eventually you'll figure out there's so many videos out there is very hard to put the information together in a coherent way. I have students come to me all the time that are tired of watching random guitar videos on YouTube and don't know how to put the information together. With this lesson you can get started playing the guitar and follow the next 9 lessons to end up with a full 10 lessons for beginners on guitar. 

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Hi Chris, thanks so much for reaching out! I'm about half way through lesson 10 of your Beginner lessons via Skillshare, so I was researching more of your teaching, and what's next... and found your GuitArmy! I've gotta tell ya, something about your explanations, your method of teaching, and the detailed resources provided, you've connected so many dots for me -- it's appreciated beyond words! I'm mostly self-taught, regret that I started so late in life, and have tried other online resources, but yours has been the most comprehensive! As a corporate facilitator to adult learners myself, I just wanted to express my gratitude!

Mel

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My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of GuitArmy. I am currently teaching live Zoom lessons to students all over the world. I'm a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching guitar full time for over 20 years. I have taught more than 35,000 individual guitar lessons. I love teaching guitar and want to help students on Skillshare become better guitar players. 

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1. Lesson 1 Introduction: Welcome to beginner guitar lessons. Lesson one. My name is Chris Rock, and I'm the founder of Guitar Me a Little Bit About Me. I have a bachelor's, a music degree from Berklee College of Music, and I've been teaching guitar full time for more than 20 years. I've told more than 30,000 private guitar lessons, so I'm very experienced with what students need to get started on guitar. This is the first of 10 beginner guitar lessons I have on skill share. The first lesson is perfect for the absolute beginner who doesn't play guitar at all. If you consider yourself a beginner but not a complete beginner, I would go through all 10 lessons anyways just to make sure you don't miss anything. Think of this first lesson is what things you would probably learn at your first lesson with the private guitar teacher. In this lesson, you're going toe. Learn how to hold your guitar, use a guitar pick, learn to strum the guitar, how to play a note, learn the parts of your guitar, how to tune your guitar, the names of your strings, how to read the notes on the staff and how to play your first open chord. As an added bonus, I decided to add 10 of the coolest and easiest guitar riffs of all time, so that you leave this lesson being able to play something that your friends or your family will be able to recognize. So what do you say? Why don't we get started learning the guitar? I look forward to seeing you inside the course. 2. Let's Get Started with Some Basics: in this lecture, I'm gonna go over some basic things you need to know to get started with the guitar. This information will apply whether you're playing an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar . The first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna take a look at How do we hold a guitar to hold a guitar? You're gonna basically hold it just exactly as I'm holding your right here. There's a cutaway right here in most guitars that designed for where you're right thigh is going to sit. If you're right handed, if you're left handed, that's going to sit on your left thigh. It's basically you put the body on on your right side right there. It's It's just like this. The guitar should be fairly balanced. If it's not, then you just, you know, is only to have your arm over here. It's not going to fall off on. You're gonna hold it this way. Whether you're playing an acoustic guitar were an electric guitar, there's there is another way you can hold a guitar. You'll see classical guitar players holding it like this, playing guitar like this. Um, to play like this, you probably need a foot stand. You're gonna need something to rest your you know, your left foot on mine, My foot. Right now it's up pretty high. So you just need a foot stand. If you want to play like this. Personally, I find this weigh a lot more comfortable. And this is how I would generally suggest that you hold a guitar while playing. Now we're gonna take a look at how to hold a guitar Tech. This is exactly how I would hold the guitar pick. I would not hold it using two fingers or three fingers are. Sometimes people like to do this. They kind of hold it like this. This is not how you want to hold a guitar pick. You just want to use two fingers just like this. That's how you should hold a guitar pick. Next. We're going to check out how to strum the guitar. All right? For strumming your strings. But you wouldn't do is you want to hold your pick how I suggested it and you're gonna take whatever cord you're gonna play and you find the time using a B major bar chord right here on that play that I need all six strings. So I'm just strumming down. I go to pick down just a little bit. You don't have to, but I ain't going a little. And I'm gonna try to strum down on all six strings evenly depending on how you want to play . You can come in real heavy on the bottom, meaning the lower strings. Or if you want to focus more on the theory, that takes a lot of practice. But the first thing you want to do is get used. Teoh strumming all of them all is all the five or six string spinal cord you're playing If I'm playing 1/5 string bar chord and no, I'm not even using the six string, so you just want to practice, get in and even strong when I come up. I do tend language back just a little bit. Most important thing is just getting an even strum. You just want to practice strumming up and down as evenly as possible way. That's the basics of how you strum a guitar. Let's learn how to play a note. Ah, if you're new to guitar, you may not even have any idea even how to play a note. So I would pick a note on the guitar. I'm gonna pick second string third fret, which is a d right here. So what I want to do is I want to kind of target that note. I'm gonna put my finger between the frets between the second and third fret here. And what I normally tell people is find the middle of the fret. And then I consider this up because things going up the neck. So I would say for find the middle of the fret and then just move your finger up just a little bit getting behind the next Fred here. You won't have to press down quite as much, and it probably won't sounds buzzy. If I play back here, it's kind of buzzy. So you either want to play in the middle on when you want to get a little more advanced. Just go ahead and slide up. Kind of snuggle in behind the next threat. And obviously, to play a note, you need to coordinate Europe your right hand and pluck the right string. Once you have this finger set and that is how you play a note on guitar, how do you know what singers teams the numbering for your fingers on your left hand goes first finger 2nd 3rd and 4th 1234 That's important. If you're watching guitar instructional videos and someone saying, Hey, make sure you put your second finger on the third string, not the second string s. So it's really important that you understand which finger they're referring Teoh, and that is the numbering for the fingers on your left hand. Do you need to wear a guitar strap? Did you can see here? I have a guitar strap on while I'm sitting down. I typically don't worry. Guitar strap. Obviously, if I'm standing, I always have a guitar strap on a Zen experience guitar player. I don't feel the need to have a strap on while I'm sitting down. If you're new to guitar, it might feel comfortable. Kind of gives me this warm feeling that it doesn't feel like it can fall off, especially if you're a young child. It's easy for them to drop the guitar if they're not paying attention, See, may just want to have them put a strap on this particular guitar. You're gonna be performing live this strap. I would advise getting some strap locks. Basically, what it does is it It locks on there so that there's no way for it possibly come off because some of the guitar straps they fought, they come out of the hole pretty easily. So I would advise if you're gonna do any kind of performing or a lot of standing just to save your guitar from possibly falling. I would get some strap blocks. Eso That's my opinion on whether you should wear a guitar strap or not. These are the main basic things you need to know if you've never played guitar before. 3. Parts of the Guitar: I think. What these things dio first I'm gonna go over the parts of an acoustic guitar and then I'm gonna go over the parts of an electric guitar. Let's first take a look at the acoustic guitar. Okay, let's go over the parts of the acoustic guitar. Gonna start up here at the top here and end up down here. The bottom. Ah, this is considered the head. This area right here above the nut, this is considered the head or the head stock. Either way, these are your tuners. This is how you tighten up and or loosen up your strings to get your guitar in tune. This this white piece of plastic here is called the nut Under here. This is a truss rod Cover underneath. Here is a metal rod that runs down through your neck, and you can adjust that one way or the other in case your neck is a little warped or a little bent. I go into this in more detail in on the electric guitar, but generally, I wouldn't advise doing that unless you really know what you're doing. And, ah, you know, let a professional do that so you don't crack the neck of your guitar. Alrighty. Um, right here. This is considered the neck. This is the neck of the guitar, Where you where you're playing all the notes. And right here we have these. Our friend markers. I have I happen to have little like 13579 12 15 and 17 Acoustics are all different. Um, sometimes you won't even have a friend marker until five or seven. So there are all different, and I also have hopefully have position markers down the side. You have some dots down the side where you have these fret markers, though. What, therefore is they allow you to know where you're at on the neck. So if I'm sitting here, I can't even see the neck right now on. I know. Right now I'm playing a b flat because I can see I'm between frets seven and nine. So that's letting me know that I'm playing a B flat right there. So the very, very helpful. All right, this is the body of the guitar right here. This big section here, this is your sound hole. This is where the sound comes out of. This is the bridge right here. These would be bridge pens. This piece of plastic that goes along here, that's considered That's called the saddle. This is a pick guard. Some acoustics have picked cards, Some don't. That is the pick guard. And that's about it. Um, this is called the strap button. You may or may not have one of those different types of acoustics nowadays. This is more of an old kind of a classic style nowadays. Ah, lot of a lot of acoustics have electron ICS build in, which is really nice if you wanna plug into an acoustic camp. Ah, and these are their parts of an acoustic guitar. Now let's take a look at an electric guitar. Okay, so here I have my electric guitar right here. So we're gonna go over the parts. This is considered. I'm probably go from the top of the guitar here. It kind of to the bottom of the guitar s. Oh, this is the head. That's the head stock. But you know what? People call it the head. These are your tuners. You have six strings. You have six of them. You can have 67 even eight string guitars. Uh, obviously these air used to tighten and loosen your strings Weaken. Tune up there, your tuners. Ah, this is a string retainer. Basically a lot of people called a tree. Um, there's a truss rod adjustment right under here. There's a metal rod that runs down the neck of your guitar, and you can tighten that clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the neck of your guitar. I really advise. Don't ever do that unless you really know what you're doing with my students. I usually say Take it to a local store where people know what they're doing and let them take the risk. If Ugo too far one way or the other, you could end up cracking the neck, and that definitely would not be good. So my advice is, let a professional adjust that this piece of plastic here with that holds the strings in place. That's called the nut and U T like a peanut or a walnut. This is your neck, right? Here were all these friends and stuff are where you play the guitar. This is the neck, these air, your actual frets, these wires thes your fret wires going up here. Um, and you have your friend markers, Ah, guitars or different acoustic guitars. Air different, typically there at 3579 12 15 17 1921. That's typical. If you have 24 fret guitar, you have double dots down here. But that's the general generally. What therefore? So when I put in front of when I looked down, I know this is a d chord because I can see that I'm on this fingers on the second dot here on the fifth fret. There's also position markers going down the neck, which is the exact same thing. Is technically the electric guitar or acoustic guitar. It's a blind instrument. So what? I'm looking down from holding it properly. I really shouldn't be able to see the neck like everyone leans in because that's kind of fun to dio, and it helps you see where you're at on the neck. But you're holding it properly. You can't see the neck. That's why you have the position markers. Alright, what else? We have strap buttons here. You have one here to attach your strap one on the end. Um, this is called the body of the guitar. This this big piece of wood here. This is a pick guard. Your guitar may or may may not have a pick. Guard this. The pick Guard on electric. These air your pickups. I happened at three different types of elect. Electric guitars have different configurations. Some zones they have, um 12 or three pickups. This would be considered the neck pickup because it's closest to the neck. This would be my middle pickup because it's in the middle. And this would be closest, the bridge here. So this would be my bridge pickup. This is considered my bridge right here. These air called saddles. This is a whammy bar or a tremolo bar. And I have my volume knob and my tone knobs. These air these knobs, we're really gonna vary depending on what Qatar you have. But in general, you're gonna have ah, one or two volume knobs and one or two tone knobs. The tone knobs allow you, Teoh basically take it from kind of a thin sound or warmer, fatter sound on. It's kind of up to you to decide and mess around with these knobs and listen to figure out what what sounds you like for whatever song you're playing This is a pickup selector. Um, this is a five way pickup. Select their own Stratus. They can be. They can be a three or five. So what this is doing is if it's in the down position, it's selecting this bridge pickup if it's in the middle position. Three. It's getting the middle pickup. If it's in position five, then it's, ah, choosing the neck pick up here if it's in position to. It's a combination of these two pickups. It's in position for its a combination of these two pickups, but like I said, guitar is very greatly. This is called an input Jack, and I believe that pretty much covers it. These are the parts of an electric guitar. These are the basic parts of an acoustic and an electric guitar. 4. How to Tune Your Guitar: thing in this lecture, I'm going to show you how to tune your guitar. I will show you how to tune with an electronic tuner and out of tune with an app. First, let's take a look at the electronic tuner. All right, let's take a look at how to use an electronic tuner. This is, ah, inexpensive little electronic tuner. It's got a snark. The price cost between 10 and $15. They all generally basically worked the same. This is a chromatic tuner. Some tuners aren't chromatic, meaning they only tune une a g e. I would probably suggest getting a chromatic tuner just in case you need to de tune, have a stab or case. You just want to know if you know the F is in tune. So So there's a lot of different I'm one of my students even has one where you can plug it in and recharge it. And I think that's an incredible idea. I've never even had one that you can recharge these. Take the little CR 2032 batteries that aren't exactly cheap. But right here, let's take a look at these. My tuners here. This my six string And so it goes e a d g b e. So I'm playing here my six string, my thickest string eso from If it's a little out of tune, it's gonna look like that. If it's, that means if it's a little flat, my objective is that I want to go ahead and tighten it up until I see green so it straight up and down by sea I go too far. I see that yellow that yellow means it's sharp. So I just need to take this and loosen it up a little bit until I see that green. So I see it right in tune. Um and so you have to kind of mess around these a little, like how hard? How far do you tune it? How far do you turn it? You just kind of have to mess around the little I say Generally go slow, have students. They do it like a full turn or 1/2 turn. You don't have to go that far. Just makes slighted little adjustments. A lot of times, people like Which way am I supposed to g O uh, clockwise counterclockwise. Generally, I say, if you're looking at a tuner. Go ahead and find out if I'm tuning it. If it's going in the direction that I want, then I'm turning it the right way. Right, So this is a now we're going to tune my d string. I'll do something, Do it right It says D almost a the sharps that's too high. Something just lowered down and thinking this is lowering it down until until it's right on that date, I get too far down. By what, Down far enough way Goto a c sharp. So now, Now, I just turned this down to a C sharp, but I don't want that. So I'm gonna turn it back up to a deep and write One thing I do tell people is when you hit the string, uh, you'll see it goes a little sharp on, then it kind of settles down. Don't go by that initial when you hit it. If you pluck it real hard, it's gonna go a little sharp. So hit it and then give it a second. There's kind of settle in, and then that's where the tuning is. All right, So things are G string here. Uh, that's a little too sharp It's gonna lower down to mess up my B string hair. It's my say so Just lower it down I had it up to high Something's gonna loosen it up So I see it hits that green on That is a be right there So my ease a little sharp eye 17 Too much yellow. So I'm gonna get down on And I went too far so I just need to tighten it up a little bit. Now that's attuned. So now my guitars into, uh, this is basically how you use an electronic tuner. Now, let's take a look at how to tune with an app. All right, This is what an app looks like for a tuner. This happens to be guitar tuna. This is probably one of the most popular one in the world, if not the most popular free tuner app. There's a lot of different tuner APS. This one works really well, and it's free, But feel free to check out many others. I'm using this on IOS device. I'm sure they have it for android as well. All right, so I'm gonna pluck my six string a de tuned in a little. So it's showing showing here that I'm plucking my e string by six string and this is showing me that the red means it's a little flat, So I'm gonna go ahead and tighten it up. If I keep tightening it, turn more like yellow. I want to get it to green. When I hear that little Bingbing bahng that lets me know that I the strings in tune, you see, it wiggles around a lot, all right? And basically, then you repeat that process with all your strength. I'm not doing my a string. You can see the a string is lit up so I just tighten it up a little notes into the G string . You all right? And then, uh, my g string that's already in tune Because I tuned it up before I make my b string A little shar. It's b string is sharp, it shone red, so I'm gonna loosen it up. It gets less red. It's getting more green on. That's my e string. What's really nice about tuners is you can usually get into different types. You can do Ah ah, lot of different instruments and you can get into a lot of different tunings. If you want to be tuning 1/2 step down a whole step down for drop D you can do dropsy drop be. You know, these will usually have all different kinds of settings for all different types of tunings . And this is what an app looks like to tune your guitar. I'm feeling you too easy Ways to tune your guitar, these air the same ways that I used to to my guitar every single day. And I'm positive they're gonna help keep your guitar tuned up and sounding great. 5. Names of the Strings: in this video, you're going to learn the names of the strings. Starting on your six string, it goes E A, D G, B and E. This is your first string. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th and then your six string. It's not the opposite way would make sense if it went 123456 But it doesn't. One is appear your your thinnest string. So once again, the street names are E a D g b e. There's some sayings that go along with that, one of my students said. She said every awful day goes by. Eventually I thought that was really funny and I kind of never forgotten. Another common one is Eddie. Eight. Dynamite. Goodbye, Eddie. They're kind of two fun ways to remember the names of your strings. Generally, though, you will learn them pretty quickly, just from tuning a lot. And those are the names of the strengths 6. How to read the notes on the staff: in this lesson, I'm going to show you how to read the notes on the staff. This is what the musical staff looks like. Yeah, You have five lines and four spaces. Guitar is written in trouble clef and you, when you play guitar, you'll see this thing at the beginning. That is the trouble. Clap for the G clef. What that does that signifies what notes. The lines and spaces are gonna bay those in a base. Clapton Each line would represent a different note. Each space would be a different note. But for guitar music, you're going to see this geek left at the beginning of each one at each of the beginning of each piece of music, probably at the beginning of each line of music as well. All right, the next thing you're going to see is right after that is usually an area right in here that's called the key signature. You may see something like that that's supposed to be a sharp on the first line there that would indicate that all f's in the song have to be sharp. Ah, you may typically Ah kee is either gonna have sharps or flats. One of the other. You won't see both sharps or flats and same key signature. But you might have a key signature that looks like this indicating that without the sharp just indicating that in the song all be flats have to be flat. Him? Um so this is the key signature area. That's just signifying what you have to sharp or flat in the song to make sure you're playing the notes in the correct key. All right, Russell, Right after this key signature area, we have a time signature area. Typically, almost everything you're gonna play mostly, especially in the beginning, is probably gonna be in 44 So the time signature looks like that. You just have, ah, four over another four. The top number is important because that tells you how many beats there are per measure the bottom numbers a little more complicated That tells you what gets the beat. So what I normally do is I visualize o instead of a four here. Ah, one. So then I'm thinking 1/4. That's 1/4 note. So that means every time you tap your foot basically tapping on the beat, that is 1/4 note it could be 48 could be, you know, a lot of different things for two, but the most common time signature you're gonna end up playing is 44 the other the other time signature that you'll probably run into. And the being a beginner guitar player is 34 It looks like that that just means that there's three beats per measure. All right, now let's go over the notes that go in the spaces the note is in. The first space is half. The note that is in the second space is a. The note, if it's in the third space up, is a C then in the fourth spaces. E. It spells the word face F a ce. So if you see a note, let's say this note right here, all you have to do is think All right, I know how to spell face, face, face F a ce that has to be in a Same with this one. I know that's going to be an E cause it's in the fourth space, so you just have to remember that the words is face filling in the space notes from the bottom up. A lot of people accidentally, they spell it from the bottom down. You don't want to do that. You want to spell just like that, and that is the notes in the spaces. Now let's take a look at the notes, uh, on the lines, the line notes, starting from the bottom and going up go E g be de S e g b D f. The most common saying to remember that is every good boy does fine. There's many other ones. Um, how about every girl based delicious fudge I find the most? My female students like that? Students have told me Ernie gave Bert dead fish kind of a Seth Sesame Street reference. Elvis's guitar broke down Friday. Evil gorilla bit. That's foot. I could go on and on. There's a lot of them. Most people learn in school. Every good boy does fine. I think that works works really well. But bottom line is you need to have some some saying that goes along with it, so that when you see this note, you know, if you don't know that that's a D, eventually you will. But in the beginning you need to figure it out. You need to be able to go. Every good boy does does starts with the letter D. So that's a D, and that's how you identify the line notes. Learning to read the notes on the staff is tough, so you have to realize that it's going to take a while until you're able to fluently read music. I tell my students to think of reading music like they're learning to speak a new language . You wouldn't expect to be able to speak another language in a week or two, so don't pressure yourself to be able to read quickly. I often suggest getting songbooks of songs that you like so you can practice reading the vocal lines. Students really seemed to enjoy reading the melodies of songs that they like. Just take your time and read often and find things that you would like to read 7. Playing Your First Open Chord: in this lecture, I'm going to show you how to play your first open chord. I've chosen the open d chord because I think it's one of the easiest open chords to play on the guitar. Let's take a look at how to play an open d chord. All right, so I'm gonna show you how to play an open D chord. Looks like this. Ah, Probably the easiest open chord with maybe the exception of E minor. Theo de Cord is probably the open D is probably the easiest open chord. So the first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna take our first finger, and we're gonna put it right over here on the third string. Second fret They're gonna take our ring finger or third finger and put it on the second string. Third fret right here on. Then I will take my second finger and put it on the first string. Second fret, and I'm playing the notes a d and then f sharp right here. They're the three notes that you need to make up a d major chord d f sharp in a ana in terms of how you're going to strum it. What you're gonna do is you're gonna strum strings one through four. Uh, that's what most books and instructional materials gonna tell you to do. One through four. I think the president's exactly what you want to dio. What I like to do is I like to let my my thumb rest over top here. Um, that way I can strum. So if I'm muting out the six string, it's called a flesh mute or string mute, then I can strum all six strings. Uh, you don't want to strum over the neck like this. I'm just doing this for for the example Here. Eso you can either strums strings one through four. You can dio one through five If you want to add in this open a right here, I think it's perfectly fine. It's in the cord. Um and then if you do the mute here, then you can strum all six strings. Sounds like this when I'm strumming it where I should be. Ah, and you know, a lot of times people, when I say, put two fingers on the second Fred, they try to line him up perfectly like this. That's not necessary. You know, you can kind of put him, however your fingers. It feels awkward to have them both exactly beside each other, you know, So I kind of offset him just a little bit just from my own. Just make it more comfortable for myself. And when you play in open court or any court for that matter, you might hear no center. Why? Why is that all buzzy? What's wrong with that? Generally, the problem is you're not pressing down hard enough or you might have another finger that's touching it. Like if I have my third finger here, touch it a little. You hear that? So generally, when if you play a chord, something doesn't sound right. What I like to do, I say get through and pluck each individual string and take a listen to see what's the problem which stringer you having an issue with on. Then take a look on. Generally, you're gonna find your not pressing hard enough, or there's another finger touching the string that is not supposed to be touching the string that'll usually eliminate probably 99% of the problem on this is how you play on open D chord. You've just learned your first open chord. A couple more of these and you'll be ready to play your first song, 8. Silent Night | Easy Song: In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to play the melody per silent night. This is a fun, easy song for beginners to play. The melody is really easy. I'm going to show you how to play it with all the notes only on them. The first string with the last two notes being on a second string. It's easy, it's a lot of fun and it's very quick song to learn how to play. So let's go ahead and take a look at how to play it. Alright, let's go ahead and take a look at how to play this melody. First thing we're gonna do in measure number one, we're gonna take notice to the fact that the time signature is in 3-4. That means there's going to be three beats per measure. And because this song is pretty easy to play, I'm gonna do maybe five measures per line. So you're gonna be able to see five measures at a time of the guitar tablature because it's pretty easy to play. Let's go ahead and take a look at the first measure we're going to start with. I'm going to be referring to the numbers, which is the guitar tablet or on the bottom. So like up top, if you look at the actual notes that it goes G, a G. But I'm going to talk about the numbers because if you're not familiar with reading music yet, it's going to be a lot easier to understand and find the third fret 35. I think that's going to make a lot more sense if you don't know how to read music yet. Alright, so the first note or the number we're gonna play here is we're going to play on the first string, third fret. That guitar tablature is down below those six lines that you're looking at are the strings. The top line is going to be your first string, which is your E-string. Alright, so the first note on the third fret, it's a dotted quarter note that is 1.5 beats. So that's gonna go 12. And then on the end of two, we're gonna play this five right here. So it goes 12. And then I'll beat Number three. We're gonna play this third fret right here. That g. So that measure goes. For measure number two, we just play the first string open. Notice a dotted half note, and that is going to be held for three beads. So if we play measures 12 together, it's gonna go. And I'm, I'm trying to say Metallica allowed obviously the frets and every story. For measures 34, it's going to be the exact same thing as measures 12. So it's gonna go. And then for measure number five, we have a, we're gonna go up here to D here, which is on the tenth fret. And that is going to be that as a half note, so that's two beats, so it's beats 12, then it'll beat number three. We play that note again. So you're going 1010. So if we played the first five measures, let's review. We're going to go 33 by three tan. Alright, that's how you play the first five measures. Let's take a look at the next five measures. Permission number six, we're going to start here on fret number seven. That is a B, and that is a dotted half note. So that's going to be, we're going to hold that for 3b. So it's gonna go 123. Then a measured number seven, we're going to have the note C here. So for this eight, we're going to hold that for two beats, B12. And then on the third beat we're gonna play eight again. And then forever, measure number eight. We're going to get down here and play a G or the fret three here for three beats, 123. So if we play measures 678 together, it's going to sound like 123123123. For measure number nine. What we're gonna do here is we're going to start here on this a, or this number five here, and that is a half notes, that's two beats. So we're gonna go to no beat number three, we're going to play another a. So it's some measure number nine is gonna go 123. And then permission number ten, we're going to start here on this C, which is a dotted quarter note, so it's 1.5 beats. So to count that we're gonna go 12. And then on the and of two, we're going to hit that seven, which is a B. Then we're going to play a here, which is five, which comes in on three. Submission number ten is gonna go 123 or 75. So if you put measures 910 together, they're gonna satellite. So now we've got to play measures six through ten. If you wanna go ahead and play along with me, that be great. Here we go. 123. Now let's go ahead and take a look at the next five measures. Permission number 11, we're going to come in with a dotted quarter note on three, so it's gonna go 123. We've seen this before. This is the same as the first measure. So we've seen this rhythm figure before where it's a dotted quarter followed by an eighth and a quarter. So the measure number 11 goes 123, or three bytes. Three measure number 12 is just a dotted half note, which is an open E. There. I'll mention number 13. We have two ways to play. The first one is a half note. So that's going to be to be trying to go to, and that'll beat number three. We're going to play five again. Permission number 14. We're going to go up here at the Met fret number eight. And we're gonna go to 75. Timing wise. We're going to measure number 15. It's going to be the same, looks like it's the same as measure 11 again, or we're gonna get the timing for that is going to be two. Frets are going to be. Now I'm going to play those five measures and you go ahead and play along with me. 123. Let's go ahead and play 11 through 151 more time. 123. Now let's go ahead and take a look at the next five measures. Permission number 16. We start with a dotted half note, and we're going to be just playing the first string open. It's gonna go 123. So my suggestion weren't Next, we're going up to ten. Then open either there's three beats gives you time to look down at your guitar and get up to the tenth fret. For measure number 17, we have a half note which is a D. It's also fret number ten, so we're gonna go 124 beat Number three, we're gonna play that again. That sort of measure number 17 goes 123. All right, measure number 18 is going to be one of the trickier measures. Timing wise, we're just going 123. So it's the same timing is the first measure, the 11th measure. But the tricky part is we have to go up here and grab a 13. That's going to be an f up here. And so that's gonna go 13107. For that, you probably going to need to look down at your guitar to make sure that you're able to kind of jump around without missing any notes. So once again, measure number 18 goes 123. For measure number 19, we just have fret number eight to play for three beats. That's a C. So we're gonna go 123, revision number 20. We're gonna go up here and play this. I call it my high E on the first drink 12th fret, we're gonna play that for three beats, 123. So now I'm going to play measure 16 through 20 if you want to go ahead and play along with me, 123 for measures going from 19 into 20, for whatever reason, a lot of times I like to slide. I think it sounds nice you, you do not have the slide, you can just play. Then go right to 12 if you want. But me personally, a lot of times I like this slide. Do you need a problem with the slide? Is if you if you miss for some reason, it really doesn't sound good. But personally, I like the slide and when I played at 12, I like to put a little vibrato on their way. Go to level. You don't have to do that and you can just play it straight away. Go to little bit. Height now is take a look at the last three measures of the song. For measure number 21, we just have three quarter notes and it's going to go three open there. Each quarter notes of the count was gonna go one. Number 21, we have a dotted quarter note on the third fret here, so it's gonna go 12. On the end of two. We're gonna play this F here, this first red, so it goes one. Then it's the anytime where we're gonna go, the last two notes or would the anytime we're gonna go the second string. So in that measure, for the third beam, we have to go to this d here. So it goes 123. And then the last measure number 23 away, theater's play this C here and a whole different three beats. It says it's the last note of a song. I say you don't have to cut it off after three beaches, let it kinda fade out. That would sound nice. I'm going to go ahead and play through the whole song. If you want to play along with me, that would be great. Here we go, 123. So that is how you play the melody per Silent Night. 9. Happy Birthday | Easy Song: In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to play Happy birthday on the guitar. All right, now let's go ahead and take a look at how to play the guitar tablet you for happy birthday. And the very beginning you'll see it has four sharps. That means it's in the key of E, but you're not really going to need to know that to build played his guitar tablature. As you can see, it's in the 3-4 there. That means that it's the time signature 34. That means there's three beats per measure. The first two notes we have to play, or both, the second string open, they're open Bs. That is this called an Anna Crucis, which is the technical name, but it's basically a picked up measure. The first measure really starts on this two here, the C and the first measure. Alright, so if you've never read guitar tablature up top where it has the actual notes. That's the actual staff where the notes are written down below where it says Tab, those six lines represent your six strings. The highest line represents your first string. The lowest string represents your sixth string. So in that first pick up measure there, we have to open bees. And since it's on the second line down, that's going to be the second string. And we're going to play those open. Now technically that is a dotted eighth note followed by a 16th note. But I believe everybody knows it gives half day. So let's not over this, not overly focus on exactly how you play dotted eighth-note, fall by 16th note. Technically it goes would be B10. And, but let's not get into that since you already know the melody for the song. I want to focus more on, I'll still talk about the measures in the notes and the duration of the notes, but let's focus more on where do you put your fingers so you can play the song. So for the pickup measure, we're going to go to Open B's. Then a measured number one, we have the note C or two on the second string we are going to go to then open on the second string and the first string open. Note wise it gives C. Those are all quarter notes. So each one is one beat, 12. So, so far we have. Let's go ahead and take a look at how to play the second measure. So for measuring Number two, we come in with a D sharp right here on the second string, fourth fret. That is a half notes, or we're going to let it ring for two beats. We're gonna go to, All right, then the next two notes of 4-bit number three, we have a dotted eighth note which is a b. And then another open big neck goes three. And so if you put that measure together, it's going to sound like 123. Now let's play the pickup measure and measures 12. It's gonna go. Sure you're familiar with the tune, so I would just. So the first line a couple times. Alright, now let's go ahead and go down to the measure number three right now. For measure number three, we have three quarter notes and we're going to play on the second string, second fret. That is a, C, nor plan, open, B being number two. And then for beat Number three, we're playing this F sharp. So if I, if we play that, it would be 23121 more time, 2312. Now let's take a look at how to play measure number four. For measure number four, we start off with the half note on open E, first string open, that is to beat. So you're going to, and this is the third time we've seen the same figure. It's too open B's, so it's going to go three and that measure is going to go 1231 more time, 123. And let's take a look at how to play measure number five, permission number five, we're going to start all the way up here on the first string seventh fret. And that is going to be on beat number one. Then we're going to get down here and play this G-sharp on the first string, fourth fret. And then we're gonna go to the open E, that's the first string open. There are quarter notes you just count. 123 is going to go to three. Now in terms of exactly what fingers you should use. This is, I think of this, it's just kinda fun. So whether you use your first finger, I don't care. You know, we're not doing something that's really intricate, that you need to use specific fingers to be able to pull up the song. So you can just use one finger if you want. I'm choosing to use I probably have used three different two or three different fingerings since we started this. So you can use your pinky than your fourth finger and then open it this way. You don't have to move your hand at all. It doesn't. You don't have to change our position. So I might do that. And if I'm brand new to guitar and I just want to use one finger and go seven for open. So that's what I would do with measure number five. Let's take a look at measure number six. For measure number six, we're starting off on the second string, fourth fret with a D-Sharp. And then for beat number two, we're playing a C sharp. And then what if you want to, what is that weird marking above it? That is a fermata. Sometimes people call it a bird's-eye. Basically what that means is you're going to hold that note for a little longer. It's kind of up to you how long you want to hold it goes, we are gone. When you're singing the song, Happy Birthday, that's typically a note that you hold out for a little while. So it's up to you. You can hold that note out for as long as you want. And then so we're going for two or D sharp, C sharp. And for beat number three a measured number six, we have, we have two A's. And that at the same, the same rhythm, it's going to be a dotted eighth note followed by the 16th note, not a dotted 16 note. So it's just gonna go 3n. Alright, so if we put that measure number six together, it's gonna go 123 and I'll play it again. I didn't really do the for motto. You know, kinda hold on that note so I'll do it again. 23123. That's probably more how you would play it, since you want that dramatic pause on that C-sharp here. Now let's take a look at how to play measure number seven. Measure number seven, we have three quarter notes. They're just going to be between 23. We start on the first string, fourth threat, which a G-sharp air. There we go, the first string open, which is E. Then we're going to hit that F sharp, which on the first string, second fret. So it goes 12. And then for the last measure, measure number eight, you just hit the first string open. So let's go ahead and play measure 78 together to three. Now I'm gonna go ahead and play through the entire thing for Yoda would like you to play along with me. Here we go to three. Let's go ahead and play through it one more time. 123. We'll dramatic pause though. Now that you know how to play Happy Birthday mature, you play it the next time. What do your friends or family has a birthday. 10. Star Wars Theme | Easy Melody: In this lesson, I'm going to show you an easy way to play the most recognizable movie theme of all time, Star Wars. Alright, so now we're going to get into the details here of how to play the Star Wars theme. I chose to play it with an electric distorted sound. I just thought it'd be a little more rock and little more fun where I'm going to use a clean sound when we do it through this. And I believe this is in the correct key. This is kind of like my simplified version of the, how you would play the theme. All right, so let's take a look at measure number one. And we're going to start. It looks like we have 2.5 notes. We're in 44 for b number one, we're going to play on the third string, second fret. And that is going to be for the first two beats, so it's gonna go 12. And then for beat Number three, we're gonna play the first string open. You could plug it down or up, it's fine. That's going to be for beats 34. So just that measure alone. It's just gonna be 2.5 notes coming into 13, it's gonna go 24. Will more time for. And that's how you play measure number one. Let's take a look and measure number two. For measure number two, we comin on the second string, third fret. We're gonna get three. Then the sender, we're going to bet that's a D, And we're gonna play the second thread, which is C sharp. Then we're going to move over to the third string, second fret, which is a. So if you're wondering what or why does A3 underneath y the connected like that is because typically you would just have 2 eighth notes and one beat. But this is a set of triplets. We're taking 3 eighth notes and cramming them where 2 eighth notes would normally be. Alright, so typically how you count that as you account it, triple it. So, so for that, basically in one-foot tap for beat number one, you're going triple. You're just playing three notes. Three notes evenly within that 1B. So since you're new to, I'm guessing you pry new to guitar and let's not get too hung up on that. Just sounds like triple. And that's three to two, note wise, D, C sharp. And for beat number two were coming in on the first string, fifth fret as a half node, set its going to ring for beats. And then three for beat Number four, we're simply just playing the first string open E. So if we play that measure while counting out the rhythm, it's gonna go triple three. So its lead number to go ahead and just play it and you play along with me three for. Now, let's take a look at how to play measure number three. Number three is going to be the exact same measure as measure number two. It goes, start out with this triplets, triple. One thing I should mention is for those two 2's, I find it easier to borrow my finger across your sign gets three to Senegal and I find it quicker and easier just to get both of those tubes with one, my first finger barring down those two. The second string, second fret, third string sacrifice at the same time. You do get technically you do get a little, you can hear the C-sharp bringing a little while you play that a. But if you do have to have fast, you won't even hear them. Alright, so let's play measure number three goes 34. Once again, measure numbers 23 are exactly the same. Now let's go ahead and take a look at measure number four. For measure number four, we start off with a triplet once again, where we're going on the second string, third fret for D. And then we're going to do second fret, which is C, and then back up to D again. So it's gonna go triple, 123, triple. When that ever be Number two, we just play the second string open, which is open B. And that is tied to beat number three. So that's going to be coming in on two, gone three, and then you rest on beat number four. So measure number four, it's going to sound like for county it, it goes trip. Rests on four. And that's how you play measure number. For. Now, I'm going to play through the Star Wars theme slowly and I would like you to play along with me 1234. Let's go ahead and play through that one more time. 1234. And now you know how to play the theme to Star Wars. May the force be with you? Is that the right movie? 11. Batman TV Theme: Hey, this is crystal guitar me who wants to have some fun today, tame, we'll be showing you how to play the theme to Batman on guitar. It's gonna be a lot of fun. Now. Okay, to play this batman theme on guitar, we're going to start off with a G power chord. We are start with our first finger on the sixth string, third friend, which is G here. We're gonna put our third finger on the fifth string, fifth fret, which will make a power chord. Then we're gonna put our pinky back behind here on this G, on the fourth string, fifth fret. And those three notes create a G power chord with a root fifth and a room. So what's going to happen here? The main ref is going to go. So the top part is being able to go like this and move these fingers independently while you hold these two nodes now. So the first part is going to go as the, essentially the middle part is gone. So you get tested two. Alright, so that's the first part. It's essentially a 12-bar blues and then we're gonna move it over. We're going to take this whole thing. We're gonna move it over. And we're going to basically play a C power chord into the exact same ref. And then we're gonna go back to the one chord at a j. And then we're gonna go to the five chord, which is D, into traffic. And then down to C. And then back to the one that works, especially a 12-bar blues using this chromatic graph air. Alright, now I'm gonna go ahead and play through the spine nice and slow. You can go ahead and play along with me. 1234. That's essentially what how you play the Batman ref I just said it's, it's going to be a quick, easy lesson. And that's i played by my rough. 12. Iron Man Riff: All right, so that was Iron Man by Black Sabbath. This is probably the biggest guitar riff of all time. It's pretty easy to play. I generally show students just how to use one finger during the verse of the original guitar player TMI I AMI does use just one note when he's playing around it. But then other parts of the song he's going using the full power cords, the plate throne. And he also, how I'm going to show you how to play a, it is in the correct key, but I believe in the original recording he plays it up here. But for beginner students, I think it's easier to play it just all on the fifth string. It's the exact same notes. I just think it's easier to play. Alright, so let's go ahead and take a look at how to play that. Alright, we're going to start on the fifth string. And we're going to play the whole riff only on the fifth string. It's gonna go 25577. Then you're gonna cooperate at ten and go 109109105577. If you see me kind of wiggling my finger and putting a little that's called vibrato. You don't have to do that. As a beginner guitar player, you're not going to be comfortable doing that, right? So don't feel like you need to wiggle the string here. I'm just kind of wiggling it back and forth and puts a little vibrato on it. It sounds a little more like sounds, sounds a little nicer. So it's kinda like a more like a human voice. How you do? We can put a little vibrato at the end of a note. So don't feel like you have to put that in there. Alright, so let's go over how to play that again. It's gonna go to buy 5771091095577. Alright, now I'm gonna play that riff a couple times. Feel free to play along with me. 3-4 units. And that was Iron Man by Black Sabbath. 13. Seven Nation Army Riff: Alright, this href is just fun and easy to play. Alright, so we're going to start here. However, we're gonna do play everything on the fifth string wherein I start on the fifth string, seventh fret, we're gonna go 77107532. So it's going to go again, 77107532. What I did that 107. As you can see, I use my pinky. If you're not, if you're just starting guitar, you can just do it slow and just use one finger. But eventually it's easier if you use a different finger so that you don't have to shift so much, right? So one more time it's going to go 77107532. Now if you know this song at some point, he changes the riff a little bit. He goes. So if you're wondering how to do that, other particles, 7710753532. Alright, now I'm going to play the riff a couple times and you can play along with me. And that riff was seven Hn army by The White Stripes. 14. Smoke On The Water Riff: Alright, so let's take a look at how to play this classic rock guitar lift Smoke on the Water. It's by deep purple. This is generally when I have a new guitar student that she was the one of the first rips I show them because it's easy to play and it just gives you that satisfaction that you can play something everyone has heard before. Alright, so what we're going to start with is what I typically tell students is we're going to start with just one string. So I typically will tell people just start with the fourth string. And you're gonna go open third fret, fifth fret. Then you're gonna go open F3. Then open 3530 or one more time. 3536535. Very open. And when I'm saying the numbers, I'm saying this is the third fret on the fourth string, that's the fifth thread. Does Schubert confused by what I'm talking about the numbers? So after you've practiced the riff on only on the fourth string, then once you're comfortable with that, then what we're gonna do is we're gonna take the exact same notes. And then we're going to play them on the third string as well. So I'm gonna play both them at the same time. And so if you're not comfortable using your one finger to Barre to different notes at the same time, then I suggest using just different fingers. So I'm going to play the guitar riff a couple times and I would like you to play along with me. Here we go. 1234. And that will Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple. 15. Beat It Riff: Okay, originally this href is tuned down a half a step when they recorded it. So you would have to take all your strings and take this e, tune it down to a D flat or C sharp. And you have to do that for all the strings. But I'm just kind of go ahead and play it in standard tuning. That way we don't have to worry about turning it down. Just understand that if you're gonna play along with the recording, you would want to tune down a half step so that it would sound just like the recording. Alright, to play the F, we're going to start with the six string open. Then we're going to play the third fret on the sixth string. Then we're gonna go to the second fret on the fifth string. Then we're gonna go to the fifth fret on the fourth string. So we go. Then after that it goes to the second string on the fourth string, second fret on the fourth string. Then we go up to four, the fourth fret on the fourth string, and back down to this second fret. And then the fourth string open twice. So we have, I'll say it again, open three by four to open those last two opens on the fourth string. So we'll more time. Provides two to o. And the second time we played the ref, it's the exact same thing except it only does one open at the Anika. So the second half goes open to, provide answers to. So the first time you play it, you just put two opens at the end. And then the second time you spoke. So it goes, all right, I'm going to play through this riff a couple of times slowly and you can play along with me. Here we go. 1234. That was beaten by Michael Jackson. 16. I Can't Get No Riff: If you like that. Alright, this is a great guitar riff from the Rolling Stones. And it goes to two, as we mentioned already, by providing five more and the more that everything's done on the fifth string. So it's really easy when more time to, to buy, buy five more mature. Now sometimes what I do is when I do that 55 or before, I go 55 and I slide down and slide down from five to four. So if you watch me play it, you know, sometimes I variant. So one more time. It's 22. Bye, Bye, bye. For now. I'll do it with the slide to, to, to prolong the buy, buy, buy apartment. Where I go find the near the Four because I slide down. So I'm going to just play in the 5-5, sliding down to the four and then play the four again. So that's two variations. I think, I think it's probably easier to just do the violence lived or norm. That's a little easier them, but it's a little more advanced. And we're going to play it a couple of times. Once you go ahead and play along with me, 34. I think that that was satisfaction by the Rolling Stones. 17. Money Riff: Alright, this href is probably my favorite band of all time. If it isn't, the betas is probably Pink Floyd. Alright? So this is money. And what we're gonna do is we're going to start on the fifth string, second fret. Then we're gonna go to the search string for threat. And then on the fourth string, the fourth fret. And so it goes to 44. And I'm saying to for, for disease are both on the fourth fret. So I typically I'm not going to play them individually. My finger like that. We're gonna do is I'm just gonna borrow my finger. Third finger crossed of the fourth fret on strings 34. That way I don't have to move my hand that I can go. Where you could go. If you wanted. I suggest just go ahead and just lay your fingers or you could use you could use your pinky. If you're not comfortable yet. Pulling in a barring anything, then just use your third finger in your fourth finger. Alright, so after we do that, then we're going to go to the sixth string and play to buy. And then we're gonna go to the fifth string and go to bind. So it goes to 44 to 22. Once again, to 44 to 25 to five. Now this RIP is supposed to be Palm needed. So what that means is you take your poem and you just let your palm rests right here to get this kind of muted sound. If my palm is up a little too far here and if I go back too far back on the saddles and my hands resting back here. Then you can hear the string rain. So you want your poem to be right up here, right about kind of where the string meets the saddle right there and get this upon muted. So now I'm going to play through it again while it's Paul muted. So here it is. Paul muted has a different sound than us. But both are fine. We're not getting picky here. So either way it's just fine. So now I'm going to play it a couple of times and I would like you to play along with me. And that was money by Pink Floyd. 18. Day Tripper Riff: In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to play the guitar graph for a classic great Beatles song, Day Tripper. So let's take a look at how to play this guitar riff by The Beatles. It's called data records are really cool guitar intro that they do. And there's a pattern, kind of a 14x five pattern that they do with this. But I'm just going to be showing you just the, I'm kind of the intro grief that they do before it gets poor changes. Alright, so we're going to start here on the sixth string, where a plaintiff net open, E open, and that's going to be for a dotted quarter note or 1.5 beats. So we're gonna go 12. Then on the end of two, we're going to come in here with three, which is a g here on the sixth string, so it goes 12. And, and then on the downbeat of three, we're gonna play this G-sharp right here on the sixth string for thread. And that's on three. So it gives three. Then on, on the end of three, we're gonna go to this b right here, which is on the fifth string, second fret. So far we have 123. And then on the downbeat of four, we're gonna play this E, which is Arnie, fourth string, second fret. Nacl tackled riding on force on 234. And then the last node in that measure is going to be an open D, which is the fourth string open because we just played this on the downbeat of four. And we're gonna play the first string open. And that's going to be the ended at the first half of the measured, very first half of the ref goes 1234. One more time. The first half of this rift goes 1234. All right, now let's go ahead and take a look at the second half. Okay, for the second half of this rep, for the second measure, we, we don't play anything on the down. We don't play them on the first beat of the second part because we played this, this open D on the end of four. And that's gonna rain to be number two or the second measure. All right, taking a look at the second half of the roof of the second measure on the downbeat of one, we don't play anything because this is still ringing, gets opened to ring for beat Number One of the second measure. So we don't have to play it. It goes 12, then 341 of the next measure goes by. And then we're going to play this is b right here on the W2. With this b here is on the fifth string, second fret. And you can see, and so it goes up. And we're gonna play this F sharp here, which is on fourth string, fourth fret, or as I would call 44 too. And I use my pinky here because I'm used to playing power cuts. I like to play power chords with my pinky view. If you want to use your third finger, then feel free to you. But for me personally, I like to just use my pinky. So it goes. So, so far we have 123. And this is a coordinates. It's going to rain from the end of two to the end of three. And on the end of three we're gonna play this began this fifth string, second fret. So here's three, and then we're going to play the forest for the beat number for the replay, the opening, the open D, string open. Then we're going to play this two right here on the end of four. So the second measure is going to go, this d is ringing 123. And so now I'm gonna play the whole thing through nice and slow and you can follow along with me, 341231231, more time. 341232. And now I'm going to play the rip up to speed and on our displayed a couple of times in a row so you can hear what it sounds like. 234. So the Rip isn't very hard. It does jump around strings a little bit. You know, it does cover three different strings. But my advice is just go nice and slow. And just keep doing it over and over with learning reps, it's very important to go really slow and do the correct fingering, or at least get the, get the fingering correct. Or at least the way you want to do it and get all the notes correct and the timing right. And just keep practicing and over and over and over and slowly speed it up to full speed and it'll be sounded great and no time. That's how you play the guitar referred Day Tripper by the Beatles. 19. Come As You Are Riff: So this is a really cool guitar riff from probably the biggest band of the nineties, Nirvana. So just off the bat, just to let you know, what I'm doing is I'm playing it in state, are tending. The band actually plays it a whole step down. So you would have to tune all your strings down a whole step. You would have to take your, your E here and tune it down to a D, you would have to take your a, tune it down to a G. You would have to take tune every string, whatever the letter is, down to half steps or down a whole step. But since everyone hears a beginner, then I think it's just easier just to play it in standard tuning without having to detune your guitar and go through that. So now I'm gonna go through slowly how to play this. You only play it on strings. 65. I do have an effect on my guitar. I have a flanger. I'm assuming that's in the recording what he's using. It just makes a sad, a little more like the song. Alright, so here's how you apply it on the sixth string, open six string, open six string, first fret, sixth string, second fret. So yeah, I think I probably just keep using my first finger of all time. But you can use your first or second finger or any finger you like. It goes open, open, 1, second fret. Then we get to the fifth string open. And then we go to the sixth string, second fret, and back to the fifth string up and say I've opened second Fred, open on the fifth string. Then on the sixth string, two to 10 are open on the sixth string. And then we go to the second fret on the fifth string, that back to the sixth string, you know, open the back to the fifth string, second fret, and then the sixth string open. And then it plays one on the sixth string. Then, then it kind of starts back over. So it goes open, open one to open to, open two to o, but on the sixth string to open up, to open one. So now I'm going to play through it a couple of times slowly and feel free to play along with me. 123. That's how you play, come as you are by nirvana. 20. Sunshine of Your Love Riff: Alright, this is a super cool classic riff by Crane from the sixties. Let's go ahead and take a look at how to play. We're going to start on the fourth string, 12th fret. We're gonna play that twice. We're gonna get a twelv 12. Then we're gonna get down to ten on the fourth string, back to 12 on the fourth string to get 12121012. And then we're going to move over to the fifth string, 12th fret. And we're going to walk down chromatically going too well, the lemon. So, so far we have 121110, more time, 12121012121110. And then we're going to move over to ten on the sixth string, et cetera, right over with your first finger, you have to go. So instead of having to do that, when I move over to the six string, I switch to my third finger. That allows me to go do the 1010, easier. Alright, so we're going to 121110, then we're moving over to the sixth string ten, then back to the fifth string, a thread, and then back to the sixth string ten. So it goes. All right, now we've got to play that riff a couple of times and feel free to play along with me. 34. Now was sunshine of your love by cream. 21. Oh Pretty Woman Riff: Alright, I pick this riff because I just think it's a pretty cool song. I always liked the song by Roy Orbison. And you play it by going on the sixth string. You're gonna go open, open fourth thread. Then you're gonna go to the fifth string. Second fret. We go open, open for two. Then we're gonna go over to the fourth string and go open 42. And that's the whole ref. So one more time we go open, open for, to open or to open, open for two on the fifth string. Then the fourth string open for, to open. Now I want to play the riff a couple of times and feel free to play along with me. 34. That was Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison. 22. Paranoid Riff: In this lesson, I'm going to be showing you a classic guitar riff from Black Sabbath. It is called Paradise. So let's take a look at how to play this great early heavy metal riff by Black Sabbath. That guitar player on this would've been 20 io mi. And what he starts out with here is basically, he's basically starting out with an E5 power chord up these, doing this little hammer on thing. So how are you gonna do that? Is you're gonna play the six string 12th, fret this E right here. And then you've got a bar your finger crossed. So make sure you're playing on the fifth string, 12th fret as well. Through playing these 2122, that interval right there is a fourth. So it's not, it's not a power cord yet. So then what he does is he hammers down. But there's a third finger here on the fifth string, 14th fret on that b right there. So it's not any phi power cord yet. But when he hammers it down, then it creates a power work. So in the first measure, you're going to do that three times. So the first half of the Rip, you're gonna go one more time, you're going. And then for the second half of the RIF, what he does is he has this little, little reference plane, which is in E minor pentatonic. And so he's going to store it on the fifth string and he's gonna play 12 to 14. I personally hammer that arm. You can pick it if you like. You know, as you get more comfortable playing it all, you get really comfortable doing this hierarchy. But if you're not comfortable yet, then you can go 12-14. That's fine. So we have on the fifth string 1214. And then we're gonna do the same thing on string number 41214. And then we're gonna go back to the fifth string, 1214. And then we're going to go to 12 on the fourth string. And in 14 then on the fifth string. So it goes 12-14, 12141240, and again, 12-14 except it's going to be 12 on the fourth string and then 14 on the fifth string. So it's, so it gives, I guess, these are all eighth notes for the second, the second half of the rigth. So you'll be, you'll be counting it. 123 again, or I am nice. Even street, street across the board, they're eighth notes. Nothing too fancy. Just I know I'm going to play through the riff nice and slow, and I would like you to play along with me. All right. Here we get 34. Okay. One more time, three for another time. 34. And that was paranoid by Black Sabbath. 23. Enter Sandman Riff: Okay, to play this href, we're gonna start with the six string open. And then we're gonna play the fifth string, seventh fret. And then the fourth string, fifth fret. I try to let all those rang, everything array as much as possible. So you go and open 75 and you're gonna go over to the sixth string and play the spread, and then play the fifth fret. And then you're gonna go back to the seventh fret on the fifth string and then hit that open again. So one more time we start with the open six string, then 756570756570. But this is one of those routes where you have to play it a bunch of times before he can start linking it altogether so the rhythm sounds right? So at first I would just go through the motions and play, you know, play the correct frets and nodes. And then if you keep playing it, it'll start to sound like the song. And that was Enter Sandman by Metallica. Before we leave, I'm going to go ahead and play it a couple of times and you can play along with me. And we get 1234. 24. Back in Black Riff: In this lesson, we're going to learn a guitar riff from the boys down under. This is probably, maybe the biggest guitar rock song of all time. If not, it's certainly in the top ten, and this is back in black by AC, DC. Alright, so let's take a look at how to play this guitar. Refer back and black. It's essentially three chords and to riffs, he's gonna be doing an E power chord. Then he's gonna play 3D power chords and then three a's. And then he does a little ref. Then the second roof goes. And that's kind of a tough way. That's the correct way to play it, but I'm going to show you an easier way to play them. Alright, so in the beginning of the song, What happens here is there are six scratches and then two beats that are silent. So in the first measure, he does four quarter notes, scratches. Basically, you're just, you're meeting your strengths and struggling through going 1234. Then in the second measure, The first two beats are scratches with 12 and then beats 34 are silent. So the very intriguing as 123412, rest, rest. And then the first chord you play is going to be an E5 power chord. What I'm doing there, I'm playing the six string open, and I'm playing the fifth string, second fret. And then when my first finger here, I'm a barring across onto the fourth string and playing this and fourth string, second fret as well. So happens to be the notes e lo, this b, and this e, right? That is an E5 power chord. It's kind of a staccato. So you've got to be, you're going to play it once. And then you're gonna mute the strings. Then what we're gonna do is we're gonna play three d, five power chords. And how we're going to play that defy power chord is the fourth string open. And then we're gonna play this a here on the third string, second fret. And then we're going to play with our third finger on the second string. Third fret on this D right here is basically a D chord. Normally you would play D chord like this. But the ac-dc doesn't bother with the first string, so you don't have to worry about putting this finger down. So what I like to do is I like to mute out the sixth string with my thumb just in case I'm, I'm kinda wild and you don't want to hear that ringing in with the D Because it doesn't belong in the chord. So I like to mute out the sixth string. That way if I'm a little careless with my strumming, and if I can't strung just strings 234, if I accidentally hit the a string here, the fifth string, it doesn't, you know, it sounds fine. It thickens up the chord a little more than it needs to be, but it doesn't mean it's not gonna hurt anything. So so we started with an E. On beat one, beat one, rest. And then halfway through beam number two, we come in with 2 16th notes and then followed by quarter note going. So what I like to do is I just strum three times down quickly. And that gets the job done. But be wise, it's 123. And then we're gonna rest on four. And then we're gonna play. At the end of that measure, we're going to play two quick A's. It's basically we're gonna play three A's that's gonna come in and beat forgo for each of the next measure. I like to think of it as just. So in how you play that a5 power chord, it's the fifth string open. Then it's the fourth string. Second fret is E here. And then I flat my finger out to get this a on the third string, second fret as well. So it's 0 to two. And I'm only plain strings. The 345, I'm using my thumb to mute out the sixth string. So what I'm strumming all six strings, I might be hitting the fifth string, but it's getting you to doubt the sound of the power cord is kind of overpowering that unmuted sound. Alright, so that mean rf is going. What time? 34. Sometimes I alternate between strumming, whether I'm gonna go down, down, down or down, up, down. To me, both are just as comfortable. But as a beginner guitar player, player, he is probably going to be easier if you do all down. Alright, now let's go ahead and take a look at the first rigth. So after you do this, then it comes this little strip at the end of FTO AAA. It's rests. I don't wanna get into technically I can technically tell you exactly how each note, how long it is. But I think if you're a beginner, I think that's going to be too much to try to figure out, especially if you're not looking at the guitar tab. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna tell you what are the nodes it's gonna go on the first string is gonna go third fret. And then open. Then on the second string it's gonna go third fret opened. So we have three open, three open. Then on the third string it's gonna go to open this a. So open G, so it's gonna go. So my suggestion is I do those as pool ofs. I, I plucked the third fret and then I do a pull off. It's going to be hard to do up to speed if you're picking each individual note. So I prefer to do the pull off, a pull off as when you play a note. I take my hand. I'm not plucking this the second string. Basically plucking it with my third finger and pulling away. And basically plucking it with this finger. That's called a pull off because I already know or Marty playing the note and pulling away, plucking the string what that finger, so that riff is gonna go. I put a little at the end there. Two, I like to put a little bend on it. I think it sounds cool. The key with this href is ending it before the next measure. So it's like it's gonna go 1234123. The key to me is, I need to get this in there before the downbeat of the next measure. So it's gonna sound like this. 34. Sometimes I come in on the downbeat of that next measure, then, you know, then it's gonna sound okay? But this RIP is, I find that beginner's guitars students find this riff pretty tricky. Especially if you're not used to going. I've got used to doing that, then. Just take it slow. It's three. I'll open, open, open. With guitar riffs. You wanna take them slow, keep doing it over and over and over. And eventually your hands will get the muscle memory. You'll, you'll, you'll start to be able to do it without thinking too much. And then you can start worrying about the timing and get an everything exactly how it needs to be. Alright, now we're gonna take a look at the second riff. After, after you do the chords again. Then it goes. So I'm gonna show you the correct way to play it, the way the band plays it. Angus. And then I will show you a much easier way to do. Alright, so to play Angus is a version of it. Of course, is that the correct version as he wrote it? We're going to start on the fifth string, second fret. And then basically we're going to be playing notes. We're going to play this two and then played the sixth string, fifth fret. So it goes to four, and then it's gonna go to five, then to six, then to seven. So we're going to chromatically walk up 4567 and the sixth string while putting this B here between each one. So it's gone or seven. But I think that's too much to ask for beginner students required to, you know, quite a bit of a stretch. So I find that I just show my students, instead of playing this b here, you can play this b right here. So I can go. And I think that makes it so much easier. So I'm going 74, and this is all on the sixth string by the way. So now we don't even have to deal with two different strings. It's gonna go 74757678. And so it sounds like even that's kinda tricky, you have to do it a bit. So one more time that goes, 7477777. So if you put it all together with the three chords, it's going to satellite. That's how you play the second ref. So now I'm gonna go ahead and play the whole riff a couple times and I would like you to play along with me. Here we go, 34. And so my advice to get this rift down is practiced the chords a bunch that even though, you know, look it up on YouTube, Play along with the song, Get the chords down. You're probably not gonna be able to play the, lick, the licks in-between quick enough to get back to the cords, star with the cores and then start adding in the licks and then practice it real slow. Don't worry about even playing it up to speed. Just try to practice it correctly and slow and then work it up to speed over a little bit of time. And that's the guitar riff for back and black by AC DC. 25. Crazy Train Riff: In this lesson, we're going to show you how to play one of the most iconic guitar rock rips of all time. It is crazy trained by Ozzie Osborn. All aboard everybody. And then Japan when? Japan. All right, so let's learn how to play the rift, the crazy train, I would say this is probably randy Rhoads most iconic guitar riff. And what we're gonna do here is we're going to start on the sixth string, second fret. On the second February. We're gonna play that twice. And then we're gonna go over here to the fifth string, fourth fret, and play that one time. And then we're gonna go back to this F sharp here and play this one more time on the sixth string, second fret. So to start for the first two beats, these are all eighth notes were going on. And here's what I'm building a riff. What I like to do is I like to take little sections of it, in this case a two beats at a time and practice it over and over until I'm confident that I can, I'm able to play it. And then I like to add the rest of the measure. Alright, so how I'm picking this? You can pick this any way you want. If i probably played this ten times, I might pick it different, you know, half the time. But in general, on those six string, I like to pick down. And then on the fifth string on this four here, I like to pick up. If you were going to play it properly and do proper picking, you would be going you would alternate everything, you will be going down, down. But there's something about this riff I like, depict down on everything on the six written. And then denotes that are on the fifth string I like to pick up. That's just how I like to do it. You can do it any way you like, but I will let you know. It's this ripped up, playing it up to speed is pretty tough if you're going to do if you're gonna do all down, but it can be done. I just did there never was probably faster than the song actually goes. But I find if you try a little bit of alternate picking, already picking is when I'm picking down, then up and down and up, put a little bit alternate picking. And there you will find that you'll be able to play it. Play the lick faster and quicker that way. All right, so for the first beat of a, for, I should say for the first two beats we have. Or F sharp, F sharp, C sharp, snapshot. Then for the second beat, 34 of that measure, we're going to go five on the fifth string, fifth fret. Then we're gonna go you, then we're gonna go back to two on the sixth string. And we're going to go to four on the fifth string, and then back to two on the sixth string. So it goes. And then four to five. But you see me lift my finger up. You don't wanna do that when you're actually playing the riff. I'm just, I'm basically lifting it up so you can see the only note that I'm playing. But what I played its riff, I'm gonna go. Now I do lifted up a little bit and what I'm doing, I'm not leaving it ring the whole time like this is going to start to sound pretty muddy. So you don't want to let that F sharp ring the whole time. So what I'm doing is if I'm playing this note here, I'm not taking this finger off the string, but I am lifting up pressure. So it, it didn't it? All right, so if so, let's play that measure again. It's gonna go two more lives, more to look at a couple more times, again and again. Alright, now let's take a look at the second measure. This roof is really just two measures. This is the first measure. And then we're, now we're gonna take a look at the second measure. The second measure begins. We're gonna start here on the fifth string. Second fret, it's a B. And then we're gonna come down here to the sixth string, fifth fret, because there are 25. And then we're gonna go to the fourth fret here on the six string, then back to the fifth fret, and back to the second fret on the fifth string here, this b. And then we'll come back to five on the sixth string and four and in the sixth reopen. So that measure, the second measure goes, rise 2-4, live. You'll see the eyes for Europa. You get pretty, I think generally I alternate, pick that one a lot. Menial, gone down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up. So if I play out Don, I'm gonna go ahead and play it out a couple of times if you want to play along with me. Here we go with that. Another time. And yet here. So that measure is the second half of the reef. If we put it all together, it's going to sound like this. To get good. Alright, so I'm gonna go ahead and we're going to play it a couple times and watch go ahead and play along with me. These are all eighth notes by the way, so we're counting it turned us down the road. It's going to be 12341234. And so they're all eight nodes and they're all played, you know, throw eighth notes are all played evenly. Alright, so let's go ahead and I'm going to play this and would like you to play along with me. 34. Okay, good. Here we go. So one more time that rift goes with that. And that's how you play the guitar refer crazy train by Ozzie Osborn. 26. Layla Riff: In this riff lesson, I'm going to show you how to play another classic is by Eric Clapton and it is the Sorrow, Lila. Okay. All right, now let's take a look at how to play the guitar. Refer Layla, I call it Eric Clapton and it is, but this song was on. And, you know, it's what's the band Derek and the dominoes. But to me it's Eric Clapton. So I say Eric Clapton, but technically it's Derek and the dominant. Alright, so the first thing we're going to take a look at is how to play the rhythm intro. One that sounds I guess. And so the first thing we're gonna do is you'll see me if I play it. I usually use this finger or the third finger. I don't think there really is one right finger to use for that riff. So you can use whatever you want. I seem to use my second, third finger interchangeably tonight. I could certainly see someone wanting to use their first finger, but I generally use my second or third. Alright, so what's going to happen here is the first measure. You don't come in until halfway through beats three, so it's like you're resting. It's like rest, rest. And then halfway through beats three, go on three, you're gonna play opens three. And when I say open, I mean the fifth string open. And then the third fret on the sea right here. So it's gonna go, oh sorry. And then on the, on the fourth string it's gonna go opens 30. So what I do that opens three. I'm really gonna do. And that's where I play the note and I hammer my finger down onto it and I think, you know, it sounds a lot smoother when you play it, I guess. But if you're not used to doing that and you're not able to do hammer onto pool ofs yet, you may just have to go query, actually play open three. And when I say play it, I mean pick it. So we're going 03. Then on the fourth stream we're going open three open. And then we'll come back to the fifth string, third fret. So it sounds like let me do that again slowly. Alright, so what we're after we play that, we're going to go up. And then after you play this C here, at the end, that little revenue until you hit the fourth string open. So it's going on. And then the fourth string open. And what that does, that freed your handout because what you're playing that open then a lecture hand unit, you don't need your hand there for a split second. It gives you time to get up here and play this a D power chord. You may notice, you might see my pinky going, well, why are you using your pinky? And the reason is the play there's rep. I can use this finger for the power cord here, this D85 power chord. But over time I've realized that it's more comfortable for my hand to just use my pinky or for the PowerPoint. So you'll see me use in my, my first finger in my pinky. But this is, I would say this is the correct way, but this is how I like to play. I think either way is ok. But generally what a practice power chords with this finger already. So, so we have this. And then we're going to come up here to this. The fifth string, fifth fret is d phi power chord, and we're going to go 531. And from this five d, five power chord down to see, you probably don't want to slide. And to do that you just have to press down hard on the power cord where and when as you're moving down to the third fret, you way you have to keep your fingers pressing down the whole time. We're also selling. You'll lose the power cords because you want to err. So I would slide from five down the uranium. And then I would pluck this B-flat five, our court here on no. 13. Alright, so, so far we have an i and then after that, what you're gonna do is f v5. You're gonna take your first finger off and play just the fifth string open is open a, and this node right here on this F, right here on the fourth string, third fret. So it doesn't sound good, it sounds wrong. But what we're doing here is we're playing this b5 powerpoint and take his finger off. First finger off. And then you gotta play this note right here, this g on the sixth string, third fret. So you get this. And then we're gonna play this seemed to C5 power chord. So far we add an edge. And then we're going to take our first finger off again, just like how we went. We're gonna do the same thing here on this S5 power chord. Going on three and five-year, they've gone up, doesn't sound good, but if you put it quick enough, it doesn't sound than sound bad. And then I played this g again. And then go up to this, up to this defy power chord. So this corn section's going to tell you, I don't want to play through that whole riff slowly. It's gonna go look him up a little more time. And that is how you play the intro rhythm part for Layla. And let's go ahead and take a look at the intro lead part. Alright, so the first half of the intro guitar riff sounds like this. Alright, so what we're doing is we're going, we're going to go right up to the second string and start on the tenth fret. And we're going to have r from ten to 13 weeks. You could pick both on if you want. It would be the, you know, the end of the world. But just so you know, they are ham. It is hammered on. So I'm going to play ten to 13, a hammer on. Then I'm going to go to the first string and go 101310101310. And it's done with a hammer on. And then I'll pull off. Pull off as where I'm already holding the note down. And I basically pluck the string with my finger, but pulling down on an art. So the first, first little riffs don't go. And then after we do that, 10-13, ten, we're going to come back here though. 13 on the second string. Once again, nice and slow. Then after that we're gonna go to the first string. After we go, we're gonna go back to the first drink tenth fret. And I'm going to go up here to the 13th fret and bend it up a full step. When I say a full step, we're gonna take this note and we're gonna push it, puts the string up. So it sounds like a whole step above this note. I'll host up above this note would be 15. So you don't want it, you don't want to bend it up just a little bit. Right? It's just not going to sound good. So if you're not used to doing bends, what you wanna do is play your target note. And then do your bent. And then take a look at how, how far you have to push up. You're gonna find the FDA actually push up pretty far when you do that bend. I'm actually using this finger, my second finger here to help boys. Typically what my first finger is doing is it now any lower strings like the one I push this up, kinda use my first finger to kinda touch the second and the third string just to help with muting. So it doesn't sound like it turns out too bad. You just don't want a lot of extra noise in there. Alright, so far we have. So after I do that, this full step, Ben here on the first drink 13th thread. I come back downplay 13. The tab I'm looking at right now, it says You do you supposed to go that you're supposed to plea to 13th? I don't hear that. And so I'm, I'm just gonna show you how I'm hearing it. Where you, you, you do, you do the one band, come back down to 13. And then you're gonna get a twelv, which is E here on the first 3 12th fret. So we have this 1312. And we're gonna give us 13 on the second string. And then we're gonna go back to ten here on the first ray, which is basically kind of wrap it up. That first phrase where you go with whom? Wartime. Sometimes I do what I just did, where I do the full step in. I'm pulling down so hard on it that I don't really need the plug. That's 13 again. I can go and then right go right to 12. But I would probably plugged in. But, you know, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Alright, so I'm gonna play, this is basically the first half of the intro lead guitar riff. So I'm going to play it a couple times now. And I want you to go ahead and play along with me. Again. We'll go ahead and do it one more time. All right, now let's go ahead and take a look at the second phrase. All right, so for the second phrase, what we're gonna do, it's the same intro Griffiths and that is the same where you 10171013101310. So that is the same. But then we're gonna go, we're gonna go up to 15. After that, we're gonna go and I'm going to go up to 15. We're going to bend it up a full step and come back down and play 15. Then we're gonna go. And when I say 15 and refer to my first rate, we're going to bend it up, a full-stack Lincoln back down, play 15. And we're gonna get down to 12 on the first string here. And then we're gonna go to 13 on the second string. So we have this after this 13, then we're just gonna go and play tennis. And so the second phrase goes one more time. Again. All right, now let's put the whole thing together. Here we go. One more time for the actual tempo. Just go ahead and listen to the song. Just pull it up on YouTube. You won't have any problem finding it. It's probably more like, you know, it's quite a bit faster than we're doing, but it's not, it's not so fast that it's not attainable. So I would just practice, practice it nice and slow. And then with YouTube you can go on and you not only can slow down the speed settings, but now they've accustom speed button, which allows you to go and kind of increments of five so you can insert it at 75 or 60, 65-70, seventy-five, eighty percent speed, which is really nice for guitar players. A lot of people don't know that you can do them. So what you wanna do is just kinda go and set it really slow or as slow as you need it like pry 50 or 60%, practice it and then along with the song. And then when you can just slowly increase the speed until you can get up to a 100%. And that's how you play the guitar riff for Layla by Eric Clapton. 27. La Grange Riff: Hey, this is Chris from guitar me. And today we're going to be taking a look at a great guitar ref. It is Lagrange by ZZ Top. Alright, in this first section we're going to take a close look at how to play the intro clean part, the ones gone, that cool par right there. So let's go ahead and take a look at the guitar tablature down below. And we're gonna take a look at measure number one. Alright, so if we take a look at the first measure, we're going to see that we start with 2 eighth notes. I should mention that I generally hybrid pick this. I'll either use my fingers are either use my fingers for this or I'll do a hybrid picking where in picking on the fifth string with my peg and then my, my middle finger in my ring finger or strings are 43. So take us getting this, and these two fingers are getting strings 34. So it sounds like you could use a package. But to me that I know that Billy Gibbons uses his fingers or does some kind of hybrid picking. If you use a pick, a comes off this way too harsh, you'd have to write it. Just not going to sound quite right. So you could use a pic if you wanted. But just know that I using fingers is going to sound much more like the recording. It's just gonna sound better. If you're not used to, try to use your fingers. Go ahead and try it. Alright, so if the first measure we're going to go and we're resting onto, so it goes one and rest on to rest on three, rest on 4100. Between what I'm doing those rest, I'm letting these fingers here on my left hand go down. So I'm playing those string 34 immediate with these fingers. And if you're not used to doing that, playing on and off B like that, that's something you want to practice. Just get a Beak only 1234. Go. Start playing on the x N1, N2, N3, and N4, N1, N2. And what this, what this rep, you wanna keep them, those eighth notes kind of short, choppy, like you don't want to go. You don't want to let it ring. Alright, so once again, it says since the palm unit here, I don't think I typically palming, I guess you could, but because they're so short. They're getting cut off so short, I think it works whether you palm mute it or not. So once again, that first measure, it's gonna go and rest, and rest and rest. And so if we play it slowly without accounting is three, for one more time, it's 34. So for measure number two, we're starting off with an eighth note rest. So it's gonna go, we're gonna rest. And then on the and of one minus 22, so its rest and rest. And then on the end of we're going to play that, that open aid, a fifth string open says the palm, Yeah, we can do that. So we're gonna go rest and rest. And then we're gonna go minus g on this fourth string, fifth fret. That is coming down on three, so there's three, and so on. What time are gone? 123. And that's how you play measure number two. Now let's take a look at measure number three. For measure number three at the beginning, we still have an open a or bomb you, which isn't gonna rank very long anyways. But that's coming in from the previous measure number two, coming in on the end of four, but coming straight in on the downbeat of three, we're gonna go, want to go? And, and what we're doing there, we have a quarter step bends. So we're gonna take this C note here and we're going to, we're not going to do a record to a four-step band. We're just going to bend it up a quarter step. So it's not a full halfs that we're just going to pull it down a little bit. And that is going to be for beats, it's gonna go one. And because we have 2 eighth notes and one and rest on 234. So it's gonna go one more time. So I'm gonna go one N2, N3, N4. And now take a look at measure number four. Number four, we're coming, we're starting with the rest was going to rest on one plane. There's two twos on the answer was gone one and rest onto We're doing the Open a from the end of two, and then we're playing that 5-2 on three. Then we're playing in the open too. The end of three and then on four to five, E and C together. And on the end of four, we're doing an open a again, so it sounds like 123. And, and I think at the end, I think I did two twos at the end there. So we go ahead and do it again. 121 thing I should mention is person when I play this, I don't even know if I tend to not even play it the same consistently. I've kind of always changing it. And he had always has the same general feel. But whether I'm gone, I do kinda change it up quite a bit. I don't play consistently. So if you see anything I'm doing where it doesn't look like I'm doing what I'm doing, the measures, I'm trying to do it exactly how the tab says. But just know in general, as long as I have the, the general feel of it, I don't worry too much about playing it. Exactly perfect to the record. Alright, now let's go ahead and take a look and measure number five. Alright, permission number five, we're starting off with, we're gonna go one, same as we did a measured number three, we're doing that little quarter step bend on this, see here on the threat on the third string. So it's going 12341, more time are gone. 1234. And as measured, number five, let's go ahead and take a look at number six. Measure number six is going to be, I believe, the same as measured number four. Where we go, you're gonna go 1241 more time that goes 12. So now we're gonna go ahead and play through measures one through six slowly so you can go ahead and play along with me. Here we go, 1234. Let's go ahead and take a look at how to play the easier guitar riff that is distorted. So that riff sounds like this. Alright, so let's go ahead and take a look at this first measure. And what I did is I turned the drive down a lot just so it wouldn't be fighting to try to talk over top of a lot of distortion. So in the first measure, what we have here is we have just a bunch of a power chords. And a power chord is a, E and then a again as you are to add. And rhythm wise, we're going restaurant to restaurant three, Redstone four. And so we're basically playing on the end of every beat going 1234, except we're coming in on the downbeat of one as well. So I like to strum down on, add down on one, and then on all the ends. I like to drum up. Do you have to do that now? You could go you could strung down on all the ends like that to add 34. But I'm, I'm so used to teach people how to strum. I don't want to see properly, but that's kinda what I mean is it's on an ad. I like to strum up. So that first measure, it's gonna go 1234 AD. Now let's go ahead and take a look at the second half of the riff, which is the second measure. Alright, for the second measure, we're resting on one coming up on the and of one as dawn to coming up on the end of, to play this C here that are the fifth string, third fret on the downbeat of three. And then we're going to play, we're going to play this d here on the downbeat of four. All right, so we're gone. Rest and rest. And they're showing that those notes and parentheses there because I believe that's going to be kind of going into the next measure. So if I put that measure together, so Sonic 12, whether that means I'm supposed to strummed up on like go meet him at four or five. So in my opinion that you can play the end of four and that the end of the second measure, if you want. As a quick upstroke, to go back into measure one, because the pattern just keeps repeating. So you could do that or you could just for measure to, you could go 12. You can just go play. That's 3-5 there many go. And start the riff Again. I think it's dangerous to instinctually. And then I'm gonna play that five and bring my pickup. I think I'm just gonna give you a quick up strum. So kind of bringing me back to the beginning of the RIP, which is measured number one. So now we're gonna go ahead and play through that slowly a couple of times and you can go ahead and play along with me, 34. So that's how you play the guitar riff for Lagrange by ZZ Top.