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Guitar Rhythms
Here are some guitar rhythms used in different styles of music. The sound quality is not that great but gives a good idea of what each sounds like.
Basics · Beginner · 15673 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/19/2006
 
Soloing Patterns Gallore
Here is about as many note patterns as you can handle to practice-it will help you throw them in your solos--any questions email me @ fpetrucci@ptd.net--looking to start a band in pa!
Basics · Intermediate · 6304 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/31/2003
 
Improvising: A Guide For Beginners
Learn a simple and fun process for blues soloing. Record blues chord changes, then solo over them with pentatonic scales. Chords and scales are in tablature. Each step is explained in detail. The end shows where to learn more about improvising.
Basics · Beginner · 6137 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/10/2002
 
Musical Warmup Exercise
Major arpeggio finger warmup exercise - updated
Basics · Beginner · 4071 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/22/2005
 
DooDad's #3
Number three in the four part DooDad series. This one concentrates more on movement around the neck of your guitar.
Basics · Intermediate · 3344 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 11/9/2000
 
Rhythm: Leyla
Exercise your rhythms in C-locrian.
Basics · Beginner · 5954 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/6/2003
 
Not Quite Major Pentatonic
A fun scale to use for soloing
Basics · Beginner · 4205 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 1/22/2007
 
D Major Arpeggio
Arpeggios are a great tool to use when soloing - here's one to get you started.
Basics · Beginner · 3629 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/20/2005
 
Warmup
9. Warmup (#4301)
by Ben Turner (146)
Scale excercise to build finger independence.
Basics · Beginner · 2382 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/12/2002
 
Good Finger Excercise In A Dorian
Just a little excercise I use to keep my fingers moving freely. I hope it helps.
Basics · Beginner · 2214 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/3/2006
 
Simple Song Utilizing The DMaj. Chord
This is a simple little "song" that I made up. I used it to practice playing my D's. I am not sure what the other chords are called, I just call them alterations of D :P
Basics · Beginner · 2104 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/19/2002
 
Chords Pattern
Other patterns that you can use.
Basics · Beginner · 1910 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/13/2004
 
Using Four Finger
Excercice for using the four finger.
Basics · Beginner · 1819 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/20/2004
 
Patterned Finger Picking
Just a simple thing I created when learning how to finger pick.
Basics · Beginner · 1491 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 1/16/2005
 
TRAINING FOR VOICE, EAR, & TONAL MEMORY
Most vocal teachers have exercises for individuals they teach or coach. This is a peek at some of the skills used for students. Includes diction, breath control, syllable, and tonal memory. Some scale harmonization for guitar included.
Basics · Beginner · 20036 Hits · 4.91/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 8/11/2004
 
Speed Riff
16. Speed Riff (#3035)
by Joel Nutt (131)
A simple riff based on a scale, that, when played fast enough, could melt your strings...
Basics · Beginner · 4408 Hits · 4.86/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 6/12/2001
 
Ear Training and Intervals
Here's some basic tips for getting used to hearing notes and intervals. Each interval is presented in context, along with a sound clip to help you remember it.
Basics · Beginner · 44802 Hits · 4.81/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 8/18/2000
 
Melody Reading (with Accompaniment)
You can play this simple melody from the beatles "And I love Her" and practice it with included notation or tab, with chord accompaniment.
Basics · Beginner · 2410 Hits · 4.80/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 11/16/2007
 
Triplet Practice 2: Swing Feel
This lesson will help you understand what a 'swing' feel is.
Basics · Beginner · 9345 Hits · 4.78/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 8/28/2002
 
Wiring In The Major Scale
"Wire in" the fingering of the major scale, using melodic patterns. ALWAYS use the metronome to increase speed and accuracy.
Basics · Beginner · 4985 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/9/2001
 
Speed Picking Exercise (Horizontally)
This is horizontal picking exercise using the E pentatonic scale. This exercise will help you weave in and out of each pentatonic position.
Basics · Intermediate · 4570 Hits · 4.75/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 1/26/2006
 
Classic Double Stops: 3rds & 6ths
No matter what style of music you play, at some point you will definitely spend some quality time with double stops. As simple as they are classic, these excellent little intervals can spice up all kinds of playing with their timeless, eclectic cool.
Basics · Intermediate · 47757 Hits · 4.73/5 (66 ratings) · Last modified: 5/9/2000
 
Chopbuilder Part I: Getting It Together
THE PATH TO SPEED...A lesson designed to address the rhythmic divisions and groupings for soloing approaches. How fast do you want to be? Get YOUR chops together with these ideas.
Basics · Intermediate · 18973 Hits · 4.71/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 3/25/2002
 
Beginners Lesson, By A Former Beginner
I designed this lesson shortly after changing from a 'beginner' to a more advanced player, this will teach you the basics as well as some great tunes
Basics · Beginner · 24674 Hits · 4.71/5 (41 ratings) · Last modified: 2/24/2003
 
Chords & Cadences For The Beginner
Learn about chord changes used in popular song, for ALL styles. Use them to create your own compositions and to learn tunes. Music theory is kept to a minimum.
Basics · Beginner · 23571 Hits · 4.70/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 3/26/2002
 
Easy Soloing In D
Easy chord progrssion to solo over using both major and minor pentatonic scales.
Basics · Beginner · 8418 Hits · 4.70/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 1/16/2007
 
Ten 1 Page Lessons
Ten concepts and studies covering everything from technique, theory, chord and solo, rhythm, note locations, scale studies, etc...Valuable practices to start EARLY.
Basics · Intermediate · 10907 Hits · 4.67/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 3/26/2002
 
Amazing Grace Chord-Melody
Here is a basic chord melody version of Amazing Grace. In the key of G, it is perfect for absolute beginners
Basics · Beginner · 9722 Hits · 4.67/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 1/23/2007
 
Basic Rock Guitar Tech
This lesson shows some basic use of power chords and finger picking used in classic rock and metal technique.
Basics · Beginner · 19098 Hits · 4.65/5 (17 ratings) · Last modified: 5/6/2006
 
Mode Workout
Clarifying modes and thier uses to address progressions more effectively.
Basics · Intermediate · 36973 Hits · 4.63/5 (30 ratings) · Last modified: 3/5/2002
 
Out Of The Rut #3 - Basic Improvising
Using the five minor pentatonic patterns and a simple chord sequence, here are some suggestions and ideas on how to link these together and play all over the fretboard.
Basics · Beginner · 7046 Hits · 4.62/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 11/3/2001
 
Warm-up And Practice At Same Time
A warm-up that will not only get you ready for serious practice but will at the same time build speed , left and right hand skill, and scale knowledge. Good for beginners and old hands both
Basics · Beginner · 19618 Hits · 4.62/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 6/18/2004
 
Two-Handed Workout
Throw away the gripmaster and finger-weights. This ugly little exercise will soon strengthen up your hands, build speed and improve picking accuracy!
Basics · Beginner · 2360 Hits · 4.60/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 2/28/2006
 
Beginning To Improvise - Chords X Scales
Let's see some basics about improvisation. We need to associate chords with scale shapes and arpeggios. Let's work....
Basics · Beginner · 12885 Hits · 4.58/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 1/25/2003
 
A Guide for Beginner - More Minor Chords
This is an introduction to the minor chords using barre forms to play them in all keys, with chord charts and music playback to help you get them under your fingers.
Basics · Beginner · 334503 Hits · 4.56/5 (191 ratings) · Last modified: 7/9/1999
 
Warm Ups And Exercises
This is something I put together to help build speed and dexterity. The first part was origanaly a timing exercise, I found it an easy warm up routine.
Basics · Beginner · 10765 Hits · 4.55/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 12/28/2001
 
Guitar Aerobics
A whole bunch of technical exercises for both hands, from the basic to the more difficult. Some ideas for using them in your practice.
Basics · Beginner · 18164 Hits · 4.55/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 12/3/2000
 
A Guide for Beginners - Major Chords
This is an introduction to the basic open major chords, with chord charts and music playback to help you get them under your fingers.
Basics · Beginner · 2890067 Hits · 4.50/5 (5561 ratings) · Last modified: 5/26/2000
 
CHORD CHANGING SECRETS REVEALED
Secrets of training the fret hand to make most chords. Basic techniques for beginners and other multi level experienced players. Lesson is separated into various levels. Application is up to the viewer. Some advanced chord changing patterns.
Basics · Intermediate · 36169 Hits · 4.50/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 6/18/2004
 
Legato and Left hand playing
If you're left hand is sagging, lazy and out of shape. Then prepare- YOU MAGGOT!!!
Basics · Beginner · 20234 Hits · 4.50/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 3/10/2000