Monday, March 29, 2010

Lesson 6, Bass Line Progression

Sorry as recently I am quite busy, but Ill surely post back all the post that I had owed you guys. Today will be 5 lessons in 1 shot!

Ok, without further bluffing, here, we have a look on bass line progression which will make your plucking sounds better. Ill show you a great example. Be alert that this is not a post for advance player as you guys might already knew it.

Here we go~
This is a bass line with standard C key Major progression. Have a look at it~

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lesson 5, Blue Moon, the smooth romantic song

Ok, today we will gonna see a famous song, Blue Moon. This song, personally now I am trying to compose it into a jazzy song but still in progress. But, you guys might be able to do it in your own way through. We will try to do the front part first as I have did the demonstration here. The first part is Tommy Emmanuel country style of blue moon, second part is my play through with a little jazz chord in between and some romantic line and the last part would be for those who wanted so much to compose a song but dunno where to start off. It is a simple folk playing style and I think it is not hard for you guys.

Blue Moon
chord progression : C Am F G

video

*the video sound quality is bad, so please use earphone to listen to the music.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lesson 4, C Key Song, Birthday Song Solo Playing (Important)

For those who think that this is a simple and useless page, then they are wrong. Congratulation to those who enter this page as in the future, you will know the usefulness of this page. Without further talking, let see the tablature.



Lesson 3, Chords' in C major scale

Most of the songs around us have various key for the song like the Canon in D means it is in the key of D. But most of the book and tablature will play it in C. The reason for it is because chords for C major key are rather simple. The chords for C major key is as follow.

C major


D minor


E minor


F major


G major


A minor

B diminished


I think most of the people already know the first 6 chords and can play it smoothly, for the B diminished, just ignore it as it hardly appeared in a song.

Try play these progression:
Canon in C progression
C->G->Am->Em->F->C->F->G

Try to master these few chords as it will come in handy in the future. Happy playing~

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lesson 2, A minor scale

Since I feel so excited as I had created my blog, here comes the second lesson, which is the A minor scale. Actually, C major scale and A minor scale are at the same position. The only different is the roots so pay attention to this.

------------------------------0-1-3-5-3-1-------------------------------------
-----------------------0-1-3--------------3-1-0-------------------------------
-------------------0-2----------------------------2-0-------------------------
-------------0-2-3-------------------------------------3-2-0------------------
-------0-2-3--------------------------------------------------3-2-0-----------
0-1-3----------------------------------------------------------------3-1-0----

bold character is the root of the scale which is A.

Try the below chord progression, and you should be able to see the different of the feeling for Major scale and Minor scale.

Chord Progression Example
Am->Dm->Am->E
Am->Dm->F->E

I think thats it for today, enjoy playing.

All about tuning

Step 1 the E string

Step 2 the A string
Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the fifth fret on the E string. That’s an A note. Keep your finger on that fret. Your first and second string should sound as similar as possible.
How to tune the A String on a guitar

Step 3 the D string

Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the fifth fret on the A string. That’s a D note. Keep your finger on that fret. Your first and second string should sound as similar as possible.

Tuning the D String

Step 4 the G string
Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the fifth fret on the D string. That’s a G note. Keep your finger on that fret. Your first and second string should sound as similar as possible.
Tune The G
Step 5 the B string
Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the forth fret. Keep your finger on that fret. Your first and second string should sound as similar as possible.
Tuning the B String, from the 4th fret of the G
Step 6 the E string

Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the fifth fret on the B string. That’s a E note. Keep your finger on that fret. Your first and second string should sound as similar as possible.

Tune the high e string

Then you are done your tuning and ready to get started on the real playing~


Lesson 1, C Major scale

Guys, this is the first lesson I post to this blog, hopefully it will help u guys. Today I'm going to talk about C Major scale that being widely used in most of the songs as the chords are quite simple as most of the guitar player surely know. Ill show you guys the scale first.

C Major Scale
---------------------------------------------0-1-3-5-3-1-0-------------------------------------
------------------------------------0-1-3---------------------3-1-0-----------------------------
------------------------------0-2---------------------------------------2-0-----------------------
---------------------0-2-3---------------------------------------------------3-2-0---------------
------------0-2-3--------------------------------------------------------------------3-2-0-------
-0-1-3-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3-1-0-

bold character is the root of the scale which is C.

Since we already know the scale, so lets come to the chord, Ill show you few example of the chord progression and you try to play with these few picking style.

style 1
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style 2
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Chord Progression Example
C->F->C->G

Am->F->G->C

C->Am->F->G

F->G->C->C

C->Em->Am->F

Is it sounds familiar? What I'm trying to say is that the scale is quite useful once you master it because you can use it to color your songs.

Good luck to you guys and happy playing.