Los Pollitos Dicen Pio Pio Pio

A Los pollitos dicen  D A Pío pío pío  D A Cuando tienen hambre  E A cuando tienen frio A La gallina busca  D A El maíz y el trigo  D A Les da la comida  E A Y les presta abrigo A Bajos sus dos alas  D A Acurrucaditos  D A Duermen los pollitos …

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Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales

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Improvisation Intro

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

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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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The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Chord Melody)

Steps for Chord Melody: Identify scale. I play this one in D, so see if you can find the D major scale in open position. Find the melody on its own. Play the melody and the chord roots at the same time. Add in the full chords. The Lion Sleeps Tonight D G In the…

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Basic Finger Picking Technique

This was added to the “Essentials” module a couple months ago, but I thought it might be helpful to place here as well. This will help you get going on finger-picking technique. Muscle memory in your PICKING hand is as important as muscle memory in your left hand. Play through patterns many, many times to…

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How Should I Play This?

One of the most common things I encounter with guitar coaching students is: how to I accurately replicate the style of a song, especially if it’s not performed on acoustic guitar? Today I’m going to try to give you a couple pointers. When listening to a song, try to identify the most important rhythmic component. Is it…

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Usefulness of Scales and Melodies

Some guitar fundamentals can be really useful therapeutically, although it’s not always obvious at first. Learning scales might seem tedious and not necessarily applicable, but they can in fact be used in a clinically effective way. Scales give us faster access to melody, and incorporating melody into your playing can support and/or replace vocals. It…

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Blues Lick

Here’s a blues lick in E that will make your turn-arounds sound pretty authentic:

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Bluegrass Strumming

Here’s a video with bluegrass style strumming, which will also be available in the strumming section of the “Essentials” module. And here is a link to Nine Pound Hammer. Good luck! Let me know if you have Q’s!

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