Guitar Lessons by Christopher Sung

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Basic Fingerpicking Patterns
Get a handle on fingerpicking patterns and use them to play through your favorite tunes. There's lots of examples with explanations of the technique used for each.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 938853 Hits · 4.48/5 (1117 ratings) · Last modified: 7/26/2001
 
Blues Soloing and Basic Harmony
Here are some quick tips for enhancing your soloing over blues tunes, with some cool licks and explanations for why they work harmonically.
Blues · Intermediate · 430048 Hits · 4.50/5 (475 ratings) · Last modified: 3/23/2001
 
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
 
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 · 45031 Hits · 4.81/5 (21 ratings) · Last modified: 8/18/2000
 
Common Minor Chord Variations
Here's some different ideas to spice up those common minor chord voicings. Use these versatile babies in your strumming or fingerpicking.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 20960 Hits · 4.32/5 (28 ratings) · Last modified: 7/24/2000
 
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
 
Using the E7#9 Chord & E Altered Scale
Get a grip on the infamous "Hendrix" E7#9 chord and a great scale to play over it - the E altered scale. Shown in a rock, funk, and jazz style...
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 46019 Hits · 4.33/5 (36 ratings) · Last modified: 6/11/2000
 
Jimmy Page Style Licks
Here's a few licks in the style of Jimmy Page. The first few examples examine his uncanny use of rhythm, and the later ones cover more of the bluesy nature of his style.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 196781 Hits · 4.32/5 (199 ratings) · Last modified: 6/2/2000
 
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 · 2891269 Hits · 4.50/5 (5562 ratings) · Last modified: 5/26/2000
 
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
 
Learn Your Major Scale Inside and Out
Use intervals to really get a grip on how the major scale is constructed. Once you know these exercises, you can use them to shed any scale...
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 425212 Hits · 4.09/5 (312 ratings) · Last modified: 3/22/2000
 
Satie: Three Gymnopedies
This is one of my favorite classical tunes and perhaps Satie's most famous, arranged for fingerstyle guitar. Somber and beautiful at the same time....
Classical · Advanced · 24580 Hits · 4.63/5 (52 ratings) · Last modified: 3/18/2000
 
Common Major Chord Variations
Here's a few ways to spice up those oh-so-common major chord voicings, with lots of examples to win friends and influence people.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 33569 Hits · 4.11/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 3/1/2000
 
Put Some Funk in Your Riffs
Here's some funky rhythmic ideas to push your metal riffs into overdrive. Not for the timid.
Metal · Advanced · 58965 Hits · 4.13/5 (68 ratings) · Last modified: 1/13/2000
 
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Get festive with this reflective yet triumphant Holiday classic in 3/4 time. Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit in no time at all.
Other · Intermediate · 8465 Hits · 4.20/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 12/21/1999
 
Deck The Halls
A fingerstyle version of this classic holiday tune. Fun for the whole family. Also includes boughs of holly (whatever that means)...
Other · Advanced · 9426 Hits · 4.62/5 (37 ratings) · Last modified: 12/21/1999
 
Paganini: Caprice #5
Here's an excerpt from Niccolo Paganini's Caprice #5 for Violin. Some of you may recognize part of it from the guitar duel in the movie "Crossroads"...
Metal · Ridiculous · 154612 Hits · 4.52/5 (235 ratings) · Last modified: 11/26/1999
 
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Here's a classic tune from the Baroque master, J.S. Bach, arranged for fingerstyle guitar. Very spiritual...
Classical · Intermediate · 51080 Hits · 4.45/5 (86 ratings) · Last modified: 11/19/1999
 
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
 
Bluesy Rhythm Fills and Licks
Let's learn some rhythm licks a la Jimi Hendrix that you can add to your playing. We'll look at a bunch of variations and examples, and then dissect them for easy digestion. Mmmmm, yummy!
Blues · Intermediate · 204186 Hits · 4.63/5 (180 ratings) · Last modified: 10/29/1999