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Understanding The Tritone Substitution
How to use and play tritones.
Jazz · Beginner · 17538 Hits · 5.00/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 5/3/2012
 
Warming Up
A lesson that should be viewed and practiced by all.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 33195 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 3/10/2000
 
Using The Composer: First Steps
A Step-by-step Guide to creating your first Composer sequence. Under development.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 12961 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 11/19/2002
 
Jazz Piece
A basic jazz piece with a simple melody but can be tricky to solo over.
Jazz · Beginner · 12540 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 4/3/2006
 
Dvorak - Humoresque
A simple arrangement of Dvorak's Humoresque.
Classical · Beginner · 9431 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/3/2004
 
Prelude In G
A transcription and analysis of Matteo Carcassi's Prelude in G.
Classical · Beginner · 7904 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 9/20/2004
 
Paddy Handly's Goose
Reel--another dance tune. This one has an unusual rhythmical pattern in the melody in the second part that makes it fun to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 5252 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
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 · 15367 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/19/2006
 
Pentatonic Sequences
Pentatonic Sequences for Practice or Warm-Up
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 8768 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 9/11/2002
 
Desi's Song
Hey zack i know that your there and i see you :) oh nice hoodie you got there and i'm likin the headgear oh ne wayzzzzz this is desi's song dude so play it!
Other · Beginner · 1944 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 10/11/2004
 
Rock Out Dude
A beginner's guide to having fun with the guitar. Contains chords, exercises, familiar songs.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 12398 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 12/23/2004
 
Rakes Of Kildare
An Irish jig, very tuneful.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 8947 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/12/2006
 
Bossa For Billy... If Your Names Billy
Learn the basics of Bossa, it's not that hard. Plus, I show you the old improvising trick. Remember, this is for beginners.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 7520 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 9/4/2001
 
My Pretty, Fair Maid
Another easy jig for you!
Bluegrass · Beginner · 6767 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Ride A Mile
A jig. This one has a fun little rhythm to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 6265 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
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 · 6099 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/10/2002
 
Chromatic City
Play the chromatic scale in three different ways. A great workout for any level guitarist, particularly beginner.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 4798 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 4/23/2006
 
The Jolly Seven
Another easy reel to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4751 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Once Upon My Cheek
Another old-timey reel transcribed from a book of old fiddle tunes.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4453 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
The Tin-Ware Lass
Easy and tuneful reel.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4295 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Musical Warmup Exercise
Major arpeggio finger warmup exercise - updated
Basics · Beginner · 4000 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/22/2005
 
Tension Releasing Improv
A non-threatening, basic improv. lesson. Strongly focused towards listening to what your are playing
Other · Beginner · 3276 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/31/2002
 
Hold The Shape
Neat little groove to get a bass line while holding the chord shape
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 1723 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/26/2006
 
AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE
This is a little French Folk song. Easy solo for beginner level.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 10696 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/28/2004
 
VOLGA BOATMAN'S SONG
This is a Russian Folk Song. Men moving heavy boats in seas. Working together in slow rhythmic timing. Chords are easy, but there is a complex passage that will take some skill to accomplish cleanly. Could be recital tune.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 8319 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/15/2004
 
LOCH LOMOND
This is an old tune. Scotland according to the lyrics. Easy chords, including several minor chords. For backing, it was a surprise to me to find that the blues track sounded ok
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 8041 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/14/2004
 
Power Chords & Jamming With Them
What are power chords? How can I use them in a jam session?
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 7301 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/27/2005
 
Rhythm: Leyla
Exercise your rhythms in C-locrian.
Basics · Beginner · 5900 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/6/2003
 
Kiss
29. Kiss (#4594)
by Tom Limbach (230)
Keep It Short & Simple.Easy picking pattern with a smooth melody
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 5369 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/14/2002
 
SPEED BUILDER
Some warm ups to practice before you start playing. With some licks of famous songs that help to warm up too.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 5251 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/4/2002
 
The Alhambra
Another reel originally for the fiddle.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4692 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
The Drink Of Brandy
Another jig, this one with a slightly different format.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4179 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Not Quite Major Pentatonic
A fun scale to use for soloing
Basics · Beginner · 4161 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 · 3611 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/20/2005
 
Galliarde
Dance of the renaissance.
Classical · Beginner · 3006 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/20/2004
 
Non-parallel Harmony Of Scales
A short lesson, explaining a non-parallel alternative to harmonizing scale tones.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2433 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/28/2003
 
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Christmas
Other · Beginner · 2394 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/26/2003
 
Warmup
38. Warmup (#4301)
by Ben Turner (146)
Scale excercise to build finger independence.
Basics · Beginner · 2373 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/12/2002
 
Throw It All Away
Great Song
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2298 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/2/2004
 
Good Finger Excercise In A Dorian
Just a little excercise I use to keep my fingers moving freely. I hope it helps.
Basics · Beginner · 2203 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/3/2006