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Much Ado About Rhythm
This is the thirteenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series and deals with the basics of playing rhythm and basic strumming patterns.
Basics · Beginner · 241407 Hits · 4.39/5 (127 ratings) · Last modified: 5/7/2004
 
Playbook For The Beginner And Beyond
This will be a series of lessons to take the beginner from learning basic chords through playing chords as a scale. It will also refer you to other lessons here at WN that are either comparative or should be your next step. View this lesson first!!
Basics · Beginner · 125255 Hits · 4.28/5 (82 ratings) · Last modified: 10/30/2005
 
Play Those Chords
This is the first lesson from the series Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond, and is all about building a repertoire of chords and developing good practice techniques using Chord Planting.
Basics · Beginner · 93740 Hits · 4.45/5 (29 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Key Centers And Common Tones -- Part I
This is the eighteenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series and Part I of three lessons designed to help you take the next step in your soloing and to help reinforce what you may already know about chord scales and key centers.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 55934 Hits · 4.48/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Scale Forms
This is the seventeenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. Here's an introduction to the basic scale patterns associated with each moveable chord pattern. Then you'll bridge the gap and advance to box forms.
Basics · Beginner · 54737 Hits · 4.31/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 11/7/2005
 
Play Chords As A Scale
This is the second lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series, and it deals with playing chords and viewing each as if they were a single note in the C major scale.
Basics · Beginner · 53532 Hits · 4.15/5 (33 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Seeing Chords As A Scale
This is the third lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series, and it deals with seeing the chords of our C major chord chart as notes in a scale.
Basics · Beginner · 41152 Hits · 4.67/5 (24 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Learn The Barres
This is the eighth lesson the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. Barre chord formations for the beginner. We're taking a look at only the moveable E and A formations.
Basics · Beginner · 40039 Hits · 4.56/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Find The Harmony In The Chord
This is the fifth lesson the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. It talks about the basic harmony components of the C major chord, and how you can identify them for any chord.
Basics · Beginner · 38328 Hits · 4.78/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Your Practice Routine
This is the fourteenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. We get into a discussion about a practice routine that sums up the basics you've learned so far.
Basics · Beginner · 34829 Hits · 4.00/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
More About Moveable Chord Forms
This is the fifteenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond Series. In addition to the basic barre chords, we'll go forward to include the other most widely used basic moveable chord shapes.
Basics · Beginner · 32327 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
There's CAGED And Then There's CAGED
This is the sixteenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond Series. You've heard about CAGED, you've seen lessons on CAGED. Let's talk about what it means for the beginner, as well as what it means for the intermediate.
Basics · Beginner · 31185 Hits · 4.50/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Using Chords As A Scale
This is the fourth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series, and it deals with using chords as a scale and using chords and their bass notes in the major scale.
Basics · Beginner · 29363 Hits · 4.55/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
A Note About Diads And Triads
This is the twelfth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. We're talking a bit about diads and triads, what they mean and how we can apply them in our playing skills.
Basics · Beginner · 29029 Hits · 4.07/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Dancing Siblings In C Major
This is the sixth lesson the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. We're going to explore the basics of how the Siblings get into their dance routine (how the basic components of our harmonized C major chord work together).
Basics · Beginner · 19647 Hits · 4.11/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
The Seventh See
This is the seventh lesson the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. It introduces the 7th note to the harmony structure, and 7th chords to the chord scale.
Basics · Beginner · 19540 Hits · 4.67/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Do That Chord Scale Thing In Cm
This is the ninth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond. This lesson details the C minor chord scale.
Basics · Beginner · 19326 Hits · 4.40/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Dancing Siblings In C Minor
This is the tenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginnner and Beyond series, and we re-visit the Siblings. This time the notes do the dance according to the C minor chord scale.
Basics · Beginner · 18235 Hits · 4.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Recording: The Five Keys To A Clear Mix
The five essential elements in creating a clear mixdown of your music.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 16976 Hits · 4.86/5 (22 ratings) · Last modified: 3/25/2013
 
Key Centers And Common Tones -- Part 2
This is the nineteenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series and Part 2 in a three part series on using key centers to create a more free flowing solo between passages.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 13447 Hits · 4.75/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Steve Cass: Lesson And Music Guide
Here's a reference guide to all of my lessons and music here at WN.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 13179 Hits · 4.45/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/8/2006
 
Key Centers And Common Tones -- Part 3
This is the twentieth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series, and the final part in a three-part series designed to help your soloing as you find and use Common Tones by discovering Key Centers.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 12261 Hits · 4.22/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
The Minor Seven Sevenths
This is the eleventh lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. The introduction of the minor seventh chord scale and uses are discussed.
Basics · Beginner · 12002 Hits · 4.60/5 (10 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Pull-Offs
Here's some tips for good techniqes used in pull-offs and some exercises to help you get where you want to go.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 10899 Hits · 4.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 12/7/2005
 
Pick Control Challenge
Here's a challenge. If you master this pick control exercise, I'll guarantee you'll never again drop a pick while playing. Or your money back!!
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 10706 Hits · 4.17/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 8/10/2004
 
Reference Lessons
This is the twenty-first and final lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series. Click the link on the first page for all lessons available. This is a list of some lessons here at WN as a companion to the series.
Basics · Beginner · 9565 Hits · 4.33/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Using HTML In Lessons, FretBuzz, Etc
A how-to guide to understanding and creating the basic html code you need to spruce up your lessons, FretBuzz responses, your homepage, articles, etc. This includes learning how to insert links to other pages inside and outside of WN.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 3930 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/17/2006
 
Switching From Flatpick To Fingerstyle
How to effectively switch from flatpicking to fingerstyle within the same song.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 3304 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/2/2006
 
Pick Position And Dynamics
We're talking about how to get different dynamics just by changing the position of your pick.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2847 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/10/2006