Guitar Lessons by Christopher Sung

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3 Classic Metal Riffs
The names have been changed to protect the innocent, but these riffs keep on rockin'. Use them to drown out your sister's Backstreet Boys CDs...
Metal · Intermediate · 349435 Hits · 3.71/5 (438 ratings) · Last modified: 11/18/1999
 
A Guide for Beginner - More Major Chords
This is an introduction to the major 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 · 1028643 Hits · 4.44/5 (866 ratings) · Last modified: 8/24/2000
 
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 · 334638 Hits · 4.56/5 (191 ratings) · Last modified: 7/9/1999
 
A Guide for Beginners - A Minor Scale
Here's an introduction to your first minor scale - and it's a beauty - the A minor scale. We'll learn the basics and then play some cool patterns over a few tunes!
Basics · Beginner · 308853 Hits · 4.33/5 (352 ratings) · Last modified: 8/23/1999
 
A Guide for Beginners - C Major Scale
Here is an introduction to the C major scale, including how to play it, what chords to play it over, and how to make it more interesting.
Basics · Beginner · 478999 Hits · 4.34/5 (575 ratings) · Last modified: 6/13/1999
 
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 · 2891269 Hits · 4.50/5 (5562 ratings) · Last modified: 5/26/2000
 
A Guide for Beginners - Minor Chords
This is an introduction to the basic open minor chords, with chord charts and music playback to help you get them under your fingers.
Basics · Beginner · 410175 Hits · 4.37/5 (442 ratings) · Last modified: 5/14/1999
 
A Guide for Beginners - Strumming
This is a basic introduction to different strumming patterns that you can apply to songs that you play. Emphasis is placed on the use of muted chords to create percussive effects for more interesting strumming.
Basics · Beginner · 1002952 Hits · 4.32/5 (1287 ratings) · Last modified: 5/23/1999
 
A Sampling of Fast Rock Licks
I was young, brash, and full of notes, and these were some of the things I played to assert my manhood in the rock arena of my high school...
Rock/Pop · Advanced · 114148 Hits · 4.21/5 (107 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2000
 
Accompaniment Elements Of Rhythm Guitar
Whether you're playing solo or backing up a singer, here's a few tips for creating interesting rhythm guitar parts for accompaniment.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 108512 Hits · 4.69/5 (154 ratings) · Last modified: 6/21/2000
 
Adding Hammer-Ons to Your Strumming
One way to add interest to your strumming is to use hammer-ons while the chord is ringing. Here are a few examples using your basic open major chords with hammer-ons thrown in.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 273748 Hits · 4.08/5 (278 ratings) · Last modified: 6/6/1999
 
Adding Suspensions to Your Strumming
A good way to add interest to your strumming is to use suspensions to give your major chords some nice flavor. Here are a few examples using your basic open major chords with suspensions thrown in.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 123508 Hits · 4.36/5 (130 ratings) · Last modified: 6/22/1999
 
Albert Lee Type Licks
Here are a few licks in a style similar to that of the great Tele-Master, Albert Lee. There's a nice double-stop run, and plenty of room for twangin'.
Country · Expert · 198303 Hits · 4.42/5 (297 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
 
All The Things You Should Play
Here are some nice licks over a chord progression similar to All The Things You Are. They'll help you play over typical standard jazz progressions (but only if you practice them...)
Jazz · Intermediate · 111325 Hits · 4.59/5 (137 ratings) · Last modified: 6/6/1999
 
Alterno-Riff Tune
Here's an alternative type progression with some different flavors of major chords and some tinkly arpeggios sprinkled on top. Yummy!
Alternative · Intermediate · 38188 Hits · 3.99/5 (76 ratings) · Last modified: 8/5/1999
 
Bach's Bourree in B Minor
Here's a good intermediate piece that you can play with either your fingers or a pick. Taken from his Violin Sonata in B Minor, it has a great melody line and some nice changes.
Classical · Intermediate · 51197 Hits · 4.34/5 (71 ratings) · Last modified: 5/31/1999
 
Bach's Bourree in E Minor
This is a pretty well-known piece that you can use to help both your fingerpicking and your dexterity. It has some really nice changes and is a fun one to play when you really get it going.
Classical · Intermediate · 157435 Hits · 4.56/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 5/31/1999
 
Bach's Invention No. 8
This is a duet arrangement of JS Bach's two-part invention in F Major, originally written for harpsichord. Play along with either part. It's great for building speed and dexterity as well as knowledge of the fingerboard.
Classical · Intermediate · 238927 Hits · 4.18/5 (290 ratings) · Last modified: 5/13/1999
 
Basic Bends
There are a couple of choice bends that are mandatory for any good blues guitarist to have under their fingers. Here's some of the best in the context of a 12-bar blues in E.
Blues · Intermediate · 162286 Hits · 4.16/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 5/18/1999
 
Basic Chord Forms and Voice Leading
An introduction to some of the chord variations you can use for the most common jazz progressions
Jazz · Intermediate · 95674 Hits · 4.37/5 (103 ratings) · Last modified: 7/8/1999