These are the first two scales any musician should learn, and I have made a short video to illustrate this worksheet.
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Here’s my transcription of Blackbird by Paul McCartney
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This video is a reference for my lesson ‘Hollow Log’ – an introduction to Travis Picking.
The song ‘Hollow Log’ is by Beck, from his album ‘One Foot in the Grave’. I have tidied it up and it is a great intro to this style of picking.
Fingerstyle Travis 1 – Hollow Log – CLICK HERE FOR PDF
Fingerpicking in time.
Here is a solo for Grade 5 Rockschool piece ‘Rollin’
and here’s the TAB
This is a solo on an old Hank Williams track by guitarist Zeke Turner.
It’s approachable for a beginner and has lots of good stuff to practise in there.
Here’s the sheet music;
And here’s the video.
I’ve played it twice. Once at speed and once slow.
Get jammin’ on this great old theme tune!
The major pentatonic scale is a super simple and expressive scale.
It has a very different feel from the minor pentatonic scale and this tutorial aims to get you improvising on a short backing track in the key of G major.
The chord progression is
G /G /C /C
D /D /G /G x3
Here is a video analysing a simple country guitar solo, utilising a bit of ‘Chicken Pickin’ and a classic pedal steel style guitar lick. Tabs can be downloaded here and the GuitarPro file can be downloaded here
Strumming the guitar is as easy as skippedy doo flip when you understand the basic principle.
Check out this video to begin playing smooth rhythm guitar.
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