Guitar Lessons by Christopher Sung

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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 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 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
 
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
 
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
 
Blues Rhythm Guitar I
Let's learn the fundamentals of the blues shuffle and learn a few different ways to add interest to your blues rhythm playing with lots of examples and steps along the way.
Blues · Intermediate · 457367 Hits · 4.41/5 (413 ratings) · Last modified: 9/13/1999
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Jimi Hendrix Type Licks
Here are some solo and chordal ideas in the style of Jimi Hendrix, with cool bends, double stops, and a bunch of musical examples to get yer ya-ya's out...
Rock/Pop · Advanced · 356057 Hits · 4.44/5 (371 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
 
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
 
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
 
Stevie Ray Vaughan Type Licks I
Here are a few licks in the style of the blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. There's a few choice bends and some long triplet runs that sound a bit like something Stevie would play.
Blues · Advanced · 297624 Hits · 4.26/5 (351 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
 
How to Construct Basic Chords
Where do major and minor chords come from? How do they relate to each other? What's the capital of Florida? Find out in this very inspirational lesson...
Basics · Beginner · 296413 Hits · 4.41/5 (584 ratings) · Last modified: 9/9/1999
 
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
 
Eric Johnson-type Licks
Here are a few licks in the style of Eric Johnson. There's some emphasis on the way he skips strings at high velocity, and his incredible sense of timing.
Rock/Pop · Expert · 266482 Hits · 4.24/5 (304 ratings) · Last modified: 5/13/1999
 
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
 
Blackbird Fingerpicking
Let's play a nice little fingerpicking thing using a pattern like "Blackbird" by the Beatles. We'll learn the tune and then break down the patterns and the harmony...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 227302 Hits · 4.27/5 (194 ratings) · Last modified: 10/14/1999
 
Blues Rhythm Guitar II
Whether you're playing in a band or playing accompaniment for someone else, here are some comping ideas you can use to expand your rhythm playing.
Blues · Intermediate · 212602 Hits · 4.09/5 (150 ratings) · Last modified: 9/13/1999