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Guitar Lessons - zero 2 hero - Solo Instrumentals - Angels We Have Heard on High - Part 2

John K., Guitarist

Guitar Lessons - zero 2 hero - Solo Instrumentals - Angels We Have Heard on High - Part 2

John K., Guitarist

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10 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. zero 2 hero Christmas Songs - Intro

    • 2. Alternate Picking

    • 3. A Finger Per Fret

    • 4. Angels We HAve heard On High Chordal 1

    • 5. Angels We HAve heard On High Chordal 2[2]

    • 6. Angels We HAve heard On High Chordal 3

    • 7. Angels We HAve heard On High Chordal 4

    • 8. Jams 2 intro sk

    • 9. Angels Jam Zero

    • 10. Conclusion

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Angels We Have Heard On High - Part 2 - Chordal Version

This continues on from Part 1 although it is possible to view it as a stand-alone lesson.

You will add more notes to the Melody and Bass Notes accompanying the melody with chords!

I have provided Tab/Score as a loose guide. In the lessons I will be expanding the tune further.

Most importantly, I will encourage you not just to learn the examples and ideas presented in these lessons but to take all your favourite bits and compose your own version. Just remember to respect the melody.

In these lessons you will also find many hints, tip, techniques and examples that you will be able to apply not just to this song, but to your own playing, no matter what style of guitar you play.

These guitar lessons are presented in small manageable chunks. Each section builds on the previous one. Through a process of simple repetition you will build them up into a beautiful tune.

And don't forget, this course is all about your journey from Zero to Hero.


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John K.



I have been learning, playing and teaching guitar and guitarists like you, for over 30 years. I have successfully taught students in person and online all around the world, in over 70 different countries, even in situations where neither party shared the same language, other than the language of music. My philosophy of music is based on freely sharing everything I know with whoever wants to know it.

I break it all down into small, clear, concise steps, covering everything in as much detail as possible.

Through patience and enthusiasm you will leave your first lesson full of amazement at what you are already able to play, so easily and so quickly.

To succeed, all you need is curiosity and a willingness to learn.

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1. zero 2 hero Christmas Songs - Intro : And you're welcome to guitar lessons, Zero to Hero series of lessons, this time, Christmas songs. So don't worry if you've never played Christmas songs as an instrumental on your guitar before, you've come to the right place. My name is John Carney. I've been recording, playing, learning, teaching guitar for over 25 years now to guitarists all around the world. I'm CSN Ireland, crotchets in music management and sound with distinction. And I created this course to take you from someone who's never played before, who's never played instrumentalists before. I0 from 0 to someone who will make up their own beautiful individual unique version of the songs tell from this course. In other words To Hero. How did we do this? Well, these lessons are broken down into small, bite-sized chunks. Firstly, you play the melody. You get a melody on here about, then you'll add base notes. Then once you get the bass notes of a melody under your belt, would talk about adding harmony, then bass notes to the harmony. So thank you for watching. Please take the time to look at the videos and the jam section, which will show you what should be possible and achievable at the end of this course. And I look forward to seeing you on the inside. Thank you. 2. Alternate Picking: A principle I want to talk to you about is something you will hear me say throughout the whole course, alternate picking, or you'll hear me mumbling down, up, down, up, down, up. Many of you there looking at the intro on this video of may have been watching my left hand. This is all about your right-hand. It's about an efficient way of picking to enable you to pick the maximum amount of notes with the minimum amount of effort while sounding musical. It's called alternate picking. You alter, alternates between downstrokes and I'll strokes. So if you start with an upstroke, your next stroke should be a downstroke, but usually it's down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up. I go to exaggerate my right-hand now because if done properly, largely he'll see my right-hand appears not to move hardly. So it's like down, down, down. Another thing is you should hold your plectrum so likely that someone can come along and just take it out of your hand like that. You're not gripping your flexible subtype that, you know, It's a dead script folded loosely enough so it doesn't fall, are tightly enough. So it doesn't fall but loosely enough so someone can take it off. He's simply and easily. So with a loose grip and your right-hand. This alternate between down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up. And you'll hear me say down, up, down, up, down, up throughout the video. That's what I mean. So practice, practice, practice, practice. 3. A Finger Per Fret: A fingerprint of fresh, something. You're going to hear me say continuously throughout this course. What do I mean by it? Let's me explain. If you take a g shape setup. So we have our fingers, finger one finger, two fingers, three, finger four. So we have our second finger on the sixth string of the third fresh. We've our first finger on the second fret of the fifth string. If I want to add a finger to the fifth string, third fret, I could slide this up. And the fourth string, sorry for the resident and the fifth thread, I could do that. Come back down like this. And yes, it would sound fine. But it's not the most efficient way of doing things. By using a finger per fresh. We'd just go Next finger, Next finger, Next finger vector. So that's what I mean by a fingerprint fresh enables you to do things like that. It's much more difficult to value to using one finger. Also you will find it will strengthen your pinky and all your fingers and you get maximum flexibility with hopefully no injury. So that's it, folks. A fingerprint fries. 4. Angels We HAve heard On High Chordal 1: We have heard from high card will edition. This is taking a lot of different ideas from using the melody, harmonies, and bass notes to give us a very simple but rich arrangement of a solo version of angels we've heard on high. It's probably more jazzy type chords influenced, but don't let that frighten you. So let's break it down very slowly and put it all together very slowly and play it very soon. Okey-dokey. So bar one, we're outlining a D chord and a D major sudden. If you do not know D major seven. Then by flattening the first three strings on the second fret. If D major seven, which is a beautiful card. So we have, so we pluck the fourth string, the second string, on the first string for the first. So that's followed by the first string, second fret. Because we're maintaining the T-shape and straightforward. Then I flatten into the D major seven, which is just. And then I pluck and say you get. And I put my thank you to the fifth far the melody. So that's the first by, so it's, sorry, it's a. Okay, so beautiful. And now we're gonna take a D major seven, sorry. And variation of an F minor seven. So if you know how to play D minor, which is your first finger, first string, first fret, second finger, third string, second fret. Third finger on the dino, second string, third fret. You slide all that up to the fifth fret. So your first finger is on the fifth. So the first string, second fingers on the seventh fret, second string. And your, that's your third finger and your second finger is on the sixth fret of the third string. I knew that this is an often that's, that's the next. Say that. From the beginning you very slowly. Then you slide all that DOM to the third fret and you display it. And you go back to your D-Major stuff. So the first two bars again as very slowly together, 1234 and okay, such that you might need to practice such change and enjoy it because it's such a beautiful melody. Then we change. I'm going, we're going around in a now. So your fifth string open is you're running in a six here. Partially. So play your fifth string open. I've got my second finger on the seventh fret of the fourth string. And I've got my third finger on the seventh fret of the second string. And you put the three of them together. Now you melodies here on the B string. So you've got, but don't worry too much about it because people vote. Then you slide down to the fifth fresh, and you come back up. You slide down. And then, so let's just do that. The first dose, three notes again. And all the time. The fifth string is ringing edge. And then we shift in position where we go up to the tenth, 11th fret sill on the second fourth strings. And I changed my fingers. So say you're here. So you leave your second finger on the slide, the second loop to the 11th fret, and you put your first finger on the tenth fret, second string. And you played the two of them together. So you've got along with the fifth. And let's do that again slowly together. 1234 and back down again to the southern fresh. And then fifth, and then the final pair of notes. You switch to this position. I tend to do it like that. Because I'm outlining a D. You know, if you put your first finger, if you put your first finger costs the first, second, third string here. You've got a t with an F-sharp and the base. And the two notes you want to ring out. The second strength of the melody, the second string, third fresh, fourth string, fourth fresh. So from R3, you have very scholarly together, 12344. Okay guys, there's a bit to be done there, so let's go from the top fairly slowly. If you accidentally plugged two strings instead of one. Stop, keep going. Do not stop. I do this. I play this freestyle, a loss. In teaching this lesson, I'm trying to watch the cameras, Watch the mic swatch, the audio levels, all the things that need to do to bring this, hopefully a pleasurable experience for you and me. And sometimes I go into auto mode when playing. So I don't necessarily follow the notes 100%, but I am doing that by, so if I accidentally hitting two strings, they are twice instead of one. Don't take any notice. It's not necessary that it's wrong. It's just got so much going on around me here. And I'll do my best to make it as clear as possible. What matters is that you have a musical and melodic experience for yourself and journalists. So, and if you make a mistake, college jazz on each alcohol. Okay, so from the top together very slowly, 1234. Okay, that guy's, luckily, the next four bars are exactly the same, so you cannot do the eight bars. Practiced those eight bars, get them down. I come back and part two, and we will continue on our adventure of Ancients. We have heard on high accord with their variation. 5. Angels We HAve heard On High Chordal 2[2]: Welcome back to angels. We have heard in the High Court in addition part to okay. Let's take a look at bars 911129 through 12. And we're gonna go up to the ninth, tenth, 11th, fresh on the second fourth strings. So you're, my first finger is on the second string, tenth fresh. My second finger is on the fourth string, 11th fresh. And you play those two notes and there for two beats. Leaving your first finger where it is, move your second finger up to fourth string 12 thrust and put your third finger on the second string to our friends. Safe cotton. And come back down to where you start. The paradox such you start to them. So slide everything down to the eighth, ninth fresh. So you've got 3234. Now the end is the seventh fresh. And I tend to buy everything from the fourth string down, but I'm only concentrating really on the second fourth. So that's spar line 23, bar ten. So you've heard here on line ten, I put my second finger, second strain, a thrust. Third finger, fourth string, ninth fret. And that's two. Then I slide, it slides up to the tenth, 11th strings. So and back down to the ninth, back down through the seventh, back to the seventh and the fifth. Save costs. Again. One more time. And our 11, you're back on the sudden thought it due to come, then you didn't hear a timeline fresh. Back to the seventh. And then this is where it changes. On the last few notes of 11, you put your first finger on second string, third fret. Second finger, fourth string. Fourth for us. So what have we done there from nine, you've got together slowly, 123432. And that's where we got to. On by 12, you play string, the fourth and the second strings on everything in the fifth row. And then you come back and you make an a, and you play the third, fourth strings. So That's nine through 12. So let's see it again to get the solely 12342344 to four. And then you have your emotional thing. But let's put that up a bit. So you have link for my D major seven. And then for our last parent and for the, for the last speech of buyer 13, I'm playing the second first strings on the third fret. G major seven. You can do this a couple of ways. I tend to use my third finger. And I thought look two strings together, the first two strings together. But you can also. Use your second, third fingers instead. So, so we have, for the first part of 14, because an image of seven, or sorry, D major seven. And then you're a learning in a literally playing fifth string. Second spanning forest strengths. So then it repeats itself, but we're not going to repeat. So comeback in the next lesson. And we'll look at a different variation from 15 through 20. Even though the notes are the same, we're going to outline the pace instead of harmonizing and six so altogether nine through 1412, 342342342344. And I'd come back in the next part where we're going to add base knots. In the meantime, practice, practice, practice. Have fun, does a lot to get your, your mind on your fingers around. And thus lesson. But remember, you can use a lot of these intervals and sixths in your playing. Not just in angels, we have Arjun high, but in lots and lots of songs. Once you bear in mind what cards are in. So they're in D year. Uranium. Sound with an a or an a slum around down to D For instance. If the other around during a work your way up to the t. So these are common intervals, but we're just applying them. Joy angels we've heard on high. But you can use them in lots of other songs. So see you in the next part. We're going to have some more fun. 6. Angels We HAve heard On High Chordal 3: I'll come back to angels we have heard and high CTL addition, variation there much you've just learned. You've been busy arching your fingers are. And John yourself, torturing yourself with angels doing that. And now I'm going to confuse you by saying yes, the melody is the same, but we're going to add some beautiful bass notes. So where do we start? A way up in the Dust CN to the guitar. So my third finger is on the second string. And the tenth fret, my first finger is up there. Fifth string, ninth, fresh. If you want to think of it quarterly, you're outlining a T using a J shape. In the tenth fresh. Got in this case we're only plucking second fifth drinks. So power 15 would be then we slide the first finger on the fifth up to the tenth fresh. And your third finger because up to the 12th, back to where you started. Down, move everything down to the sudden donate thresh. So 234, down to the fifth threats with your first finger and the seventh fresh with your third finger. And I'm just moving my finger out of the way for clarity in the camera. Don't do that. You don't know what sore fingers, broken fingers, RSI, all sorts of weird things, bad technique, bad teacher, just moving my finger for clarity in the video. So you have 1234. So that's what you're doing. And like that, nice and relaxed. So 2341 more time together, 1234234 k. The next we go to the sudden thresh with your first finger, the eighth fresh with your second. And you have to then up to the ninth with your first finger on the tenth, with your third finger on the second string. So back down to the ninth, fifth, seventh, fourth, fifth. So from the top, 231234. Next section, when we start on the fifth fret with your first finger on the fifth string and your second string as on the southern, your third finger, second string, sudden fed. Slideup, first finger to the sudden third finger to the aids, back down to the student. Back down to the first and the fifth, then the second and the third threads. Then the fourth and the fifth. And the name quite a lot there. And those four bars. So from the top fairly slowly. I'm not going to mention fret numbers. I'm just gonna count fairly slowly in the 12342341234234. So one more time together, 123, they've quicker, 423. Oops, bad teacher, totally run that. So a little bit quicker. Let's try it again. 12342. Now that's not good either. 1212341, more time. And then we did nature had never done before. Slower way, way down when we get to here. And then I tend to play D major seven. Major seven card on that tend to block third string. Third string, third string, fourth. Fresh. Slides up to the sudden thresh, while the fourth strain is ringing out safe. Cycle, string fifth fret, seventh fret, while everything ringside. Seat. Yes. And that's how I tend to encourage. So there you go, folks, lots to get your heads around in this section. Come back in the next lesson. And I will just skip the demonstration of how I would play it phrase style, using all the ideas that we've just looked at in the tab. So in the meantime, practice, practice, practice, have fun, enjoy it. And experiment, experiment, experiment. 7. Angels We HAve heard On High Chordal 4: We have heard on high too, so I'm just going to play a freestyle version based loosely on everything you've done so far on, based mainly on the tab on ideas that will be discussed in ages, verifier denied the Kargil section. So again, beautiful chin. Just enjoy it for what it is. Okay. 8. Jams 2 intro sk: If you owns, there will be videos showing me traveling along to some chains in this course. You may look at them and go. That looks difficult. Let me explain briefly how we get there. Let's take happy birthday as an example. I will talk, first of all, you will learn the melody, usually on one or two strings. So in the case of happy birthday, you would learn. And you see already you're playing the melody of the tune on one string. And it's no more difficult than the first cohort that you ever learned to play. You'd go through the whole song in bite-sized chunks, learn the melody. Then we would add base notes. And already it starts to sound more musical. Having learnt the bass notes with amenity, we learned harmonies, so you can accompany yourself. Happy birthday mightn't be the best example, but you get the idea. Anyway. Having learned to tune, then we add base notes and you get and various CTL ideas. What happens then is you take everything you've learned to yourself and you can either copy the CTL lesson or take everything in the quarter lesson and mix and match with melody lines, harmony lines, baselines, and your own ideas. I came up with your own unique interpretation and variation of the Somme while respecting the melody. So everything is built around the melody. So that very simple one line melody that you learned. So that's how it works. So I hope that explains the courts to you. I hope you take the time to look at the jam videos, most of which were filmed. Well, I was warming up, but they'll give you good idea of what it's possible to achieve when you sit down, take the scores, and you're just doodling around practicing. And you can come up with the most beautiful intricate melodies depending on your mood and depending on the tune. So rushed to the next lesson and have a look at the jam sessions. And I look forward to seeing you on this course. 10. Conclusion: I've got violations. You've made us well done. You are truly on your way to mastery of your guitar. I hope you had as much fun taking this course as I had in making it. Now you've seen that with a little hard work and a lot of practice, you can truly make great progress in a very short time. So keep up the good work. If you have any questions or suggestions for future courses, then please contact me through the course, are on my website. And don't forget to click the link in your bonus lecture. For guaranteed, always specify, says news, new courses and much more. So once again, well done. Thank you for taking my course and remember, practice, practice, practice. And as I like to say, when you finish practicing, then practice some more. So go. Now, click the link and I'll see you soon on your journey of guitar mastery. I'm John Carney. It's been my pleasure to present this course to you and I hope to see you again soon. Thank you very much guys. And best of luck.