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September 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

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You will find below many guitar lessons.
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C chord played in three positions

January 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

THE C CHORD PLAYED IN 3 POSITIONS

Hello everyone! This is sort of a continuation of the previous post dedicated to A chord played in 3 positions. Just as it was possible to finger A chord in 3 most used positions, so it is possible to do it with virtually any desired chord. Of course knowledge of the notes that make up a particular chord is very useful, as it allows you to create convenient fingerings for wherever the chord can be built on the fretboard. But knowing each basic chord in three positions is already a good start, as it gives you the open chord, barred chord and another chord down the neck which will be useful if soloing in these positions.

So just as in case with A-chord example, which we have examined previously, it is built on the root (tonic), in our case C, the major third – E and a fifth – G. Very simply, these are the first, the third and the fifth notes of a major scale. So to get my first chord, which will be a C major chord utilizing open strings, I get the root note which is C on the 3rd fret of the 5th string, add the major third – E on the fourth string, and the fifth – G on the open string. You see that there are some doublings – C on the second string which emphasises the root, and 3rd on the 1st open string to support its major character. We leave the 6th string unused, as even though it is a chord note, and will not sound bad, still having en extra third deep down will be a little too much.

You can also play a variation, as shown bellow. The only difference is that you finger the 1st string on the third fret with your fourth finger to get a fifth on top of the chord. It definitely sounds sweeter than the basic voicing of the chord.

Let’s look at the second chord in the third position. This on the barré chords, where you use your first finger to bar the notes on the third frets, as if your finger served in place of capo. So you bar the third fret and putting your other fingers in the indicated positions you should have: fifth, root, fifth, root octave apart, major third and another fifth. There are two fingerings available; the first is more common, while the other uses a partial barré to leave your other fingers free to add additional notes.

And lastly the standard barré chord on the eighth fret renders us the third chord shape. I call it an F-shape played on the 8th fret. It gives us root, fifth, root octave apart, a major third, another fifth and another root.  This chord has the root note both at the bottom and at the top, which makes it more prominent and may prove to be a better choice in some situations.

Practice these shapes and be sure to check the guitar secrets information by Andrew Koblick http://www.guitar5day.com/tufg2.html

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How to play Duellin’ Banjos

January 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Here’s all the skinny on how to play this classic bluegrass song:

http://www.guitar5day.com/toddbutler

Scroll down to the fourth video lesson…

Todd Butler is an incredibly accomplished Canadian guitarist and teacher, with many radio and television performances to his credit.

If you finish this lesson you will be playing one of the most famous bluegrass tunes of all time – exactly the way it was done in the movie!

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Project X Guitar Lesson Course Give Away

January 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Do You Want to WIN a copy of the Brand New 3 DVD Guitar Lesson Course PROJECT X?

In case you haven’t been following the news on Project X the course covers how to play chords and scales all over the neck of your guitar and reveals a stunning secret of how to use just TWO forms. This remarkable discovery  has already received feedback like this:

“Wow, I have tons of guitar books and videos and take lessons from a private teacher and nothing has ever made so much sense. Already my playing is more melodic and I feel in control of my guitar for the first time. I wish this had come out when I first started. What an eye opener.”

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Here is how you can win Your Own Copy of Project X. 

Its Easy. This is all you have to do:

1. Watch this Guitar Lesson Excerpt from Project X

2. Leave a comment why you think Project X will help your guitar playing.

3. Its that simple.

4. Two Winners will be selected on April 1, 2013 (This is not an April fools Joke).

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GREAT NEW BLUES VIDEO LESSON

January 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Hey everybody – check out this link for a great blues lesson:

The big mistake most blues players make:

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Classic Blues Rock Riff – Iron Man

November 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Classic Blues Rock Riff

IRON MAN FROM Ozzie Osbourne.

Ozzie Osbourne is one of the top creators of the Classic Blues Rock Riff

His career has spanned over 40 years and is is still creating Classic Blues Rock riffs
Iron Man

Every guitar player who wants to play rock or blues nees to be familiar
with Ozzie Osbourne’s Classic Blues Rock riffs

Here is the Tablature for the Classic Blues Rock Riff Video


e------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------
D---4---7---7---9-9---12/9--12/9--12/9----7-7---9-9----
A---2---5---5---7-7---10/11-10/11-10/11---5-5---7-7----
E------------------------------------------------------

What makes this such a classic Classic Blues Rock Riff is that you slide the
flat 3 (8th/7th fret A string) a half step to
the major third.

Iron Man

Classic Blues Rock Riff

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Classic Blues Rock Riff

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Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Guitar Lesson

November 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Guitar Lesson

One of the classic guitar riffs of all time Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Guitar Lesson

This riff was originally made famous at Woodstock. Though Jimi had played this many times before.

Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Guitar Lesson

Reportedly, the song came into being after his manager Chas Chandler heard him playing the riff backstage and suggested that he write lyrics to go with it.

Here is the Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Guitar Lesson riff.

The great thing about this riff is it changes up some basic blues patterns. Hendrix used lots of effects in the recording which also gives the psychedelic sound.

The riff starts out playing up the B D G the

Here is the Tablature for Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Guitar Lesson :

E|--------------------------------------------
B|--------8--------------------8--------------
G|-----7--------------------7-----------------
D|--9--------7--5--------9--------7--5--------
A|-----------------5-s-7-----------------5--7--
E|--------------------------------------------

Remember to slide into he last note E (7th fret A string).

Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Guitar Lesson information from Wikipedia:
The song is known for its use of the “Hendrix chord” (dominant 7 # 9) played as the first chord after the introduction. This chord structure was often used in jazz by artists such as Horace Silver in the early 1960s, but was not used in rock on a regular basis.

Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze Guitar Lesson

The intro itself is notable for its prominent use of the distinctive tritone interval, also used commonly by jazz musicians. It is sounded when Hendrix plays an E7 #9 (low to high: E, G#, D, G) on the guitar while the bass plays an E (and its octave); such a “dissonant” interval was unusual in popular music of the time.The guitar solo is played through an Octavia, an effects pedal that increases notes by one octave. The effect was developed by Roger Mayer, an acoustical and electronics engineer, and Mayer claims he made it in cooperation with Jimi Hendrix. A dubbed guitar part using the Octavia can also be heard during the outro.

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Classic Guitar Riff – Brown Eyed Girl

October 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Classic Guitar Riff


Today we have another classic guitar riff.
Brown Eyed Girl. The thing I love about
this classic guitar riff
is that it also teaches the concept
of 2 note harmonies. Specifically the thirds harmony.

If you notice each sound is actually two notes played together.
In each sound the notes are a third apart.

classic guitar riff

F A
G B
A C
G B
F A

Lets Watch the classic guitar riff video and see if we can pick out the notes:

Classic Guitar Riff

Lets look at the

Classic Guitar Riff

Tablature:

e|7---8--10---8--7----12--13--15--13--12----7---8--10---8--7---5~--2--3-5|
B|8--10--12--10--8----13--15--17--15--13----8--10--12--10--8---3~--------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|x2
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Notice there are two basic shapes the thirds are played in.

The Major Form for the major third
and the Minor form for the Minor third.

The Major third uses:
Second finger on the B string
First finger on the E string

So for the first sound or Major third the
Second finger on the B string on the 8th Fret
First finger on the E string on the 7th Fret.

Or one Fret apart.

The Next Sound is a Minor Third:

The Minor third uses:
Third finger on the B string
First finger on the E string

So for the second sound or Minor third the
Third finger on the B string on the 10th Fret
First finger on the E string on the 8th Fret.

Or TWO frets apart.

This Classic Riff then goes up two more
frets and uses the same Minor Position.

The goes back down.

If we were just playing the simple melody
and not harmonizing the
notes would be Do re mi re Do.

The the Classic guitar riff jumps up to the 4th note of the scale to C
and repeats the pattern.

Give this riff a try because you are not just learning the riff but how to harmonize in thirds which gives this classic guitar riff a latin trumpet sound.

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Thank you for dropping by and we will be posting another classic guitar riff soon.

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Guitar Riff Satisfaction

October 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

Guitar Riff Satisfaction

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Here is a guitar lesson video with Guitar Riff Satisfaction and you can watch exactly how the riff is played.

Longtime a standard riff for guitar players the guitar riff Satisfaction
has a classic component that comes from the early blues guitar players.

You will notice how easy the riff is and only uses 4 notes.

The riff can be played in several different positions all over teh neck.

Guitar riff Satisfaction is usually played with distortion.

The Song is in the Key of E.

So the Notes B C# and D represent the 5 6 and flat 7
of the Key of E.

Guitar Riff Satisfaction

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Here are the Chords and Lyrics to

Guitar Riff Satisfaction

CHORUS:
E A E A
I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no satisfaction (Improvise Until Riff)

———————————————————
E B7 E A
Cause I try__ and I try___ and I try__ and try__
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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A E A D A E A D
I can't get no I can't get no
||------2---2------2--4--5-----5—4-----2---2------2--4--5--------------------


A E A D A E A D
When I'm driving in my car and the man comes on the radio
5-----4---2---2------2--4--5-----5----4---2----2----2--4---5----5--4---------


A E A D A E A D
he's telling me more and more about some useless information
------2---2----------2--4--5-------5---4----2---2-----2--4--5----------------


A E A D A E D
supposed to drive my imagination I can't get no
-------5--4---2---2----2--4--5-----5--4----2--2------2--4--5-----------------


A E (NC) E A D A E A D
Oh no no no hey hey hey That's what I say
---5--4-----2---------------2--2---2-4-5---5--4----------2-2---2-4-5--5-4--
||


E A E A
I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no satisfaction (Improvise Until Riff)
---------------------------------------------------------

E B7 E A
Cause I try__ and I try___ and I try__ and try__

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Guitar Riff Satisfaction

guitar riff satisfaction is a blues based riff


A E A D A E A D
I can't get no I can't get no
||-----2---2------2--4--5-----5--4-----2---2------2--4--5---------------------


A E A D A E A D
When I'm watching my T.V. and the man comes on and tells me
5----4---2---2------2--4--5-----5----4---2----2----2--4---5----5--4-------------


A E A D A E A D
How white my shirts could be but he can't be a man cause he doesn't smoke
------2---2----------2--4--5----5---4----2---2-------2--4--5-------------5--4---


A E A D A E A D
The same cigarettes as me I can't get no
--2---2-------------2--4--5----5--4-----2--2--------2--4--5------------------


A E (NC) E A D A E A D
Oh no no no hey hey hey That's what I say
---5--4-----2---------------2--2---2-4-5---5--4----------2-2---2-4-5--5-4--2

||

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E A E A
I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no satisfaction (Improvise Until Riff)
---------------------------------------------------------

E B7 E A
Cause I try__ and I try___ and I try__ and try__

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


A E A D A E A D
I can't get no I can't get no
||-------2---2------2--4--5-----5--4-----2---2------2--4--5------------------

A E A D A E A D
When I'm ridin' roundtheworld and I'm doing this and I'm singing that
5-----4---2---2------2--4--5-----5----4---2--2---------2--4--5-------5--4----

A E A D A E A D
I'm trying to get some girl she tells me a baby better come back Maybe next week
------2---2----------2--4--5-------5--4-----2---2--------2--4--5-------5---4

A E D A E A D
cause you see I'm on a losing streak I can't get no
-------2---2-------2--4--5-----5--4-----2--2--------2--4--5------------------

A E (NC) E A D A E A D
Oh no no no hey hey hey That's what I say
---5--4-----2---------------2--2---2-4-5---5--4----------2-2---2-4-5--5-4--2-
||

A E A D A E A D
I can't get no I can't get no
||-------2---2------2--4--5-----5--4-----2---2------2--4--5------------------

A E A D A E A D
I can't get no satisfaction
---------2---2------2--4--5-----5--4---2---2------2--4--5--------------------

A E A D A E A D
No satisfaction no satisfaction
5---4----2---2------2--4--5-----5--4----2---2------2--4--5-------------------

A E A D A E A D
No satisfaction I can't get no
5---4----2---2------2--4--5-----5--4-----2---2------2--4--5------------------

A
Oh no no no!
--5--4----2-|| <---------------END ON THIS NOTE

Formed in 1962, The Rolling Stones have become one of the world's most recognized and enduring bands. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first crossed paths at Dartford Maypole County Primary School. A decade later the two had become avid fans of blues and American R&B, and shared a mutual friend in musician Dick Taylor. Jagger and Taylor were jamming together in Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. Richards would soon join the group and become expelled from Dartford Technical College for truancy.

After proving themselves with a series of chart topping hits, Jagger and Richards began writing their own songs using the pseudonym "Nanker Phelge." "Tell Me (You're Coming Back)" became the band's first U.S. Top Forty hit. January of 1965 was the year the Stones broke another # 1 in the U.K. with "The Last Time" and broke the top ten in the U.S. with the same tune. The band's next single, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," held the # 1 spot for four weeks and went on to become probably their most famous.

I hope this helps you learn the Guitar Riff Satisfaction.

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Learn Guitar Riff – Eric Clapton Sunshine of Your Love

October 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

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I just posted a Learn Guitar Riffs video showing the signature guitar riff of Sunshine of your Life.

I will be posting a Series of Learn Guitar Riff videos for the Top Riffs of all time from Famous Guitar players.

Each video will show the riff and then slow it down so you can copy and learn the guitar riff quickly.

Sunshine of Your Life
It’s getting near dawn,
When lights close their tired eyes.
I’ll soon be with you my love,
To give you my dawn surprise.
I’ll be with you darling soon,
I’ll be with you when the stars start falling.

I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love.

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According to Wikipwedia how Clapton tried to Learn guitar riffs:

Clapton’s guitar tone on the song is created using his 1964 Gibson SG guitar and a Marshall amplifier. It is also believed that a Vox Clyde McCoy Picture Wah is placed fully in the bass position for the solo section. The song is renowned is a top learn guitar riff among guitarists as perhaps the best example of his legendary late-’60s “woman tone”, a thick yet articulate sound that many have tried to emulate. For the solo Clapton quoted the opening lines from the pop standard “Blue Moon,” creating a contrast between the sun and the moon.

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