Sunny Days Sesame Street Theme Song

C C6 C7 C6 (repeat intro) C F Sunny day C F Sweepin’ the clouds away C F G Am7 G/B Am7 G On my way to where the air is sweet F G Can you tell me how to get, Bb F C How to get to Sesame Street? C F Come and play…

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Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales

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Riptide

Am G C I was scared of dentists and the dark, Am G C I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations, Am G C Oh all my friends are turning green, Am G C You’re the magicians assistant in their dreams. [Bridge] Am G C Ooh, ooh ooh Am G C Ooh, and…

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I Love You Too

Lots of possibilities with this Ziggy Marley song! Open-tuned guitars, Orff instruments, song-writing…limitless options. But first, learn to play it on guitar with some style. I’m basically imitating the organ part on the off-beats. Here’s the song:     See also: Three Little Birds; Palm Muting; How Should I Play This?

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Improvisation Intro

Some recommendations for improv – it doesn’t just mean scales!   See also: Palm Muting

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

A classic song from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Many ways to approach this! I’ll show you a few. Chords are below the video. Capo 1! G Bm C G somewhere over the rainbow, way up high C Cm G Em Am D G theres a land that I heard of once in…

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Pivots – Master Efficient Playing

Pivots make our chord changes more efficient. Don’t move a finger when you don’t have to! Here are some that you’ve maybe seen me present before, or it may be new to you. Regardless, grab your guitar and check it out! Then practice by taking a song you’re working on and see where there might…

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Fingernail Length

  And some other resources: Guitar Right Hand Technique – Nails vs Flesh?   Fingernails for Classical Guitar: How I Shape My Nails http://guitarhippies.com/guitar-nails/      

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Don’t Stop Believin’

Never, EVER, stop believin’. Here it is in the original key of E: And in G and C. Nice to have options, yeah??

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Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales

Ok, so I had a brain hiccup while recording this. When I was talking about the scale degrees, I totally blew it. Don’t know what I was thinking. In the minor pentatonic scale, we play: 1-3-4-5-7-8(octave). In the major pentatonic scale, the degrees are: 1-2-3-5-6-8(octave). Whew! Glad we sorted that out.

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