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Chuck Berry Style Blues Lick

Chuck Berry Style Blues Lick

In this edition of Lick of the Week we will study a Chuck Berry style blues lick.
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Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

Easy 2 chord song with a simple lead intro.  You need to know A major and B minor for this tune.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Bonanza Theme

Bonanza Theme

In this lesson we are going to learn the classic line from the Bonanza TV theme song.
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Joe Bonamassa Dominant 9 Chords - Lick Of The Week

Joe Bonamassa Dominant 9 Chords - Lick Of The Week

Lick of the week - Joe Bonamassa style dom 7 or 9 chords involve an inversion playing just the 5th and 3rd intervals of the chord, creating a heavier sound.
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Amie by Pure Prairie League

Amie by Pure Prairie League

Great acoustic tune with cool lead intro solo in A Pentatonic major.  Mostly uses open chords until the outro which requires some practice.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Beginner Strumming Pattern #3

Beginner Strumming Pattern #3

In this lesson we will learn another beginner strumming pattern designed to help those having issues with rhythm.
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Lips Are Moving by Meghan Trainor

Lips Are Moving by Meghan Trainor

Learn how to play this easy 3 chord pop tune.  Chords used are G, C, and Am

Song Difficulty: 3

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Lick in E Pentatonic Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Lick in E Pentatonic Blues

This lick, in the style of SRV, uses an open E pentatonic minor / major blues scale. Great lick to add to your blues vocabulary.
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Beginner Strumming Pattern #2

Beginner Strumming Pattern #2

In this lesson we are going to cover another very basic beginner strumming pattern designed to help those struggling with rhythm and strumming.
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Les Paul vs. Strat

Les Paul vs. Strat

In this lesson we are going to discuss the differences between a Gibson Les Paul and a Fender Strat, two of the most popular guitars.
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Lesson 12 - Power Chords

Lesson 12 - Power Chords

Quick Beginner Lesson - Power chords are simple 2 note chords used in most genres of music.  Very easy to play and opens the door to playing a ton of songs.
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Funk Chord Movement

Funk Chord Movement

Add some flavor to your funk chords by learning different voicings for a dom 7 chord and adding the sus 2 and 4.  This can take the common jam over one chord that often takes place in a funk jam to a new level.
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Solid vs. Hollow Body

Solid vs. Hollow Body

In this lesson we will talk about the differences between a solid body guitar and hollow body guitar
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Old Man by Neil Young

Old Man by Neil Young

In this lesson we will be learning the Neil Young classic Old Man.  While the song is made up of simple open chords, it does have some complexities in the rhythm and vibe of the sound.  Neil Young's acoustic style often incorporates a semi palm muted technique that can be difficult to grasp for beginners.  He also uses embellishments such as hammer ons within the chords to add color and movement.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Beginner Strumming Pattern #5

Beginner Strumming Pattern #5

This will wrap up our 5 part series on beginner strumming.  In this lesson we will introduce a pattern that incorporates a dotted quarter note length.
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Spoonman by Soundgarden

Spoonman by Soundgarden

In this lesson we will be recognizing the recent passing of Chris Cornell and learning Spoonman by Soundgarden.  The song requires Drop D tuning.  It consists of power chords and a few single note riffs.  Great song that's fun to play.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Acoustic Blues Chord Movement for E7 and A7

Acoustic Blues Chord Movement for E7 and A7

In this lesson we are going to study some ways to color the E7 and A7 chords for an acoustic blues progression.  It involves moving the up the neck using different fingerings to create extended E and A chords.
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Feel It Still by Portugal The Man

Feel It Still by Portugal The Man

In this lesson we are going to learn all the parts to Feel It Still by Portugal The Man.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Beginner Strumming Pattern #4

Beginner Strumming Pattern #4

In this lesson we will learn another beginner strumming pattern designed to help those having issues with rhythm.
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Jazzy Major Blues - Lick Of The Week

Jazzy Major Blues - Lick Of The Week

In this lick of the week lesson we will study a jazzy sounding major blues lick using a variety of slurs and double stops. The example is in A but can be easily transposed to any key.
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Cold Cold Cold by Cage The Elephant

Cold Cold Cold by Cage The Elephant

In this lesson we will be learning all the parts to Cold Cold Cold by Cage The Elephant, including the solo.  Need to know some basic barre chords for this one.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Dominant 7 and 9 Chord Tricks - Lick Of The Week

Dominant 7 and 9 Chord Tricks - Lick Of The Week

Learn some cool licks and tricks you can do within a Dominant 7 or 9 chord.
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Malibu by Miley Cyrus

Malibu by Miley Cyrus

We will be learning an acoustic fingerstyle version of this Miley Cyrus tune.  The song requires a capo at the first fret and knowledge of some open chords and a Bm barre chord.

Song Difficulty: 4

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