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Understanding The Tritone Substitution
How to use and play tritones.
Jazz · Beginner · 19480 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 · 33974 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 · 13143 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 · 12884 Hits · 5.00/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 4/3/2006
 
Prelude In G
A transcription and analysis of Matteo Carcassi's Prelude in G.
Classical · Beginner · 8465 Hits · 5.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 9/20/2004
 
Dvorak - Humoresque
A simple arrangement of Dvorak's Humoresque.
Classical · Beginner · 9602 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 5/3/2004
 
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 · 5405 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 · 15975 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/19/2006
 
Pentatonic Sequences
Pentatonic Sequences for Practice or Warm-Up
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 8942 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 · 1973 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 · 12512 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 12/23/2004
 
Rakes Of Kildare
An Irish jig, very tuneful.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 9011 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 · 7608 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 9/4/2001
 
My Pretty, Fair Maid
Another easy jig for you!
Bluegrass · Beginner · 6828 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 · 6299 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 · 6201 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 · 4872 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 4/23/2006
 
The Jolly Seven
Another easy reel to play.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4803 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 · 4485 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
The Tin-Ware Lass
Easy and tuneful reel.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4323 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Musical Warmup Exercise
Major arpeggio finger warmup exercise - updated
Basics · Beginner · 4145 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 · 3293 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 · 1744 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 · 10843 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 · 8578 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 · 8089 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 · 7367 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/27/2005
 
Rhythm: Leyla
Exercise your rhythms in C-locrian.
Basics · Beginner · 6003 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 · 5401 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/14/2002
 
The Alhambra
Another reel originally for the fiddle.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4887 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
Not Quite Major Pentatonic
A fun scale to use for soloing
Basics · Beginner · 4274 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 1/22/2007
 
The Drink Of Brandy
Another jig, this one with a slightly different format.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 4207 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/30/2006
 
D Major Arpeggio
Arpeggios are a great tool to use when soloing - here's one to get you started.
Basics · Beginner · 3655 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/20/2005
 
Galliarde
Dance of the renaissance.
Classical · Beginner · 3096 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/20/2004
 
Throw It All Away
Great Song
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2463 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/2/2004
 
Non-parallel Harmony Of Scales
A short lesson, explaining a non-parallel alternative to harmonizing scale tones.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2442 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/28/2003
 
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
Christmas
Other · Beginner · 2416 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 · 2402 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 · 2236 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 · 2125 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/19/2002