Guitar Lessons by Christopher Sung

Sort by:
Showing 41-60 of 107 lessons
Using the Open B7 Chord
Here's a nice open chord you can use to play blues, rock, funk, or whatever. Easy to finger and an essential part of any guitarist's vocabulary.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 100910 Hits · 4.42/5 (69 ratings) · Last modified: 8/23/1999
 
Carcassi's Caprice in D Minor
This is a good intermediate piece to get your pick moving through various arpeggiated chords, with nice voice leading and a nice feel.
Classical · Intermediate · 87830 Hits · 4.42/5 (143 ratings) · Last modified: 5/13/1999
 
Robben Ford Type Licks
Here are a few licks in the style of Robben Ford. They're mostly 16th note patterns with some nice bluesy runs thrown in.
Blues · Advanced · 153297 Hits · 4.41/5 (175 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
 
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
 
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
 
Blues Turnarounds
Here's a couple of blues turnarounds in E. They're pretty standard but definitely have that bluesy feel to them. If you want more interesting ones, start bugging Jim Burger...
Blues · Intermediate · 151188 Hits · 4.39/5 (137 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/1999
 
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
 
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
 
Minor Pentatonic Forms
Let's learn the fingerings for the 5 basic minor pentatonic forms, play some licks using them, and then learn how to connect them.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 168206 Hits · 4.36/5 (143 ratings) · Last modified: 8/5/1999
 
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
 
Excerpt from Bach's Violin Sonata II
Here's a nice single-note solo that's fun to play and implies nice changes in a way that only Bach could. Great for warming up as well.
Classical · Intermediate · 42652 Hits · 4.35/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 7/14/1999
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 - 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
 
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
 
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
 
String-Skipping Pentatonic Patterns
Let's learn a few 3-note per string fingerings, a few patterns, and then use them to create some insane licks...
Metal · Advanced · 113480 Hits · 4.32/5 (94 ratings) · Last modified: 9/16/1999
 
Open-String Legato Arpeggios
Let's combine some hammer-ons, pull-offs, and taps with open strings to create some classic arpeggio washes...
Metal · Advanced · 37622 Hits · 4.32/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 10/1/1999