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Electric Guitar Curriculum Description

– Parts of the guitar
– Which pick to use
– How to hold the pick
– String and number names
– How to warm up
– How to tune your guitar using an electronic tuner
– How to properly hold the guitar
– How to adjust the strap
– The importance of using a footstool
– How to warm up
– How to use pick to pick strings
– How to count eighth notes
– Learning your first chord E power chord
– Learning A power chord
– Playing the E and A power chords 16 times
– How to understand and read a basic music Internet chart!
– Why and how to play with the metronome

– How to lesson finger pain while learning the guitar
– Three new fun chords: G, G major seventh and G dominant seventh
– How to strum a chord
– How to strum in time!
– How to play an arpeggio
– How to combine arpeggio picking with changing chords
– Why and how to use a capo
– Tuning with a capo
– Playing your chords with the capo
– What is a chord progression
– Learn a bar chord
– Playing the D major 7th and G major 7th chords together
– G major to G sus4th chords
– Playing smooth, even and clear with the metronome

– Review of G and G sus4th chords with metronome
– Three most important techniques on guitar
– E to A power chords with metronome
– How to stretch your hands
– How to hover across strings to next chord
– Learn the new B power chord
– Learn the E blues the foundation of all modern music!

– E blues with notes picked one-at-a-time
– How to read hash marks
– How do read and play eighth notes
– Counting eighth notes out loud ? as you play
– E blues played with a metronome!
– Understanding why the Blues is called the ?12 Bar Blues?
– Understanding BPM?s
– A fun variation of the ?E Blues?

– Where do note names come from?
– Learning notes in relation to the ?E Blues?
– How to practice using minimum finger movement to develop speed
– The importance of down up or alternate picking
– Proper thumb position in relation to fingers on fretboard
– How to properly slide fingers across strings
– What is a ?Turnaround?
– How to play a Turnaround
– What a sharp note is
– Understanding note values
– Playing in time with the metronome

– The importance of proper strap adjustment
– How and why to tap your foot as you play
– Playing the ?E blues variation #1 while tapping your foot
– Palm muting
– E Blues Variation #2 using Power Chords
– Pick sliding
– Playing with distortion

– Chord review
– Using the capo to reduce hand fatigue
– Playing the E blues with the capo
– Close up of thumb position behind neck
– How to drag pick gently across strings when strumming
– Combining note values to create different strumming patterns
– E Blues Variation #3

– E Blues Variation #3 behind neck
– Learning E Blues Variation #4
– Combining strumming and muting

– Learning E Blues Variation #5
– Combining alternate picking and muting

– Learning E Blues Variation #6
– Learning how to pick specific string groups
– Using your dot markers across guitar fretboard
– Playing E blues #6 at various tempos with the metronome

– Review of E Blues Variation #6
– Learning E Blues Variation #7
– String skipping
– Sliding double stop chords

– Review of E Blues Variation #7

– Learning E Blues Variation #8
– New E7, A7 and B7 chords!
– Playing E Blues Variation #8 with the capo

– Learning E Blues Variation #9
– Boogie Blues with metronome at various tempos
– String skipping

– Learning E Blues Variation #10
– Learning sixteenth notes
– Playing with intuition
– Pull off
– Playing the 12 bar blues with metronome at various tempos

– Understanding the rhythm pattern of E Blues Variation #10
– Learning E Blues Variation #11
– New A and D chords
– Learning chords from behind the guitar neck also with the metronome set at various tempos

– Understanding the parts of hit songs
– Fun new chords and three new arpeggio pickings!
– Five parts of a song that most all famous songs use!
– The three most commonly used song structures
– How to understand parts of a song so you can play and then later write your own songs

– Understanding the parts of hit songs
– Fun new chords and three new arpeggio pickings continued!
– More pivot techniques!
– Combining new arpeggio and chord progressions
– Bridge and Chorus song patterns with metronome at various tempos

– Song structure #1 played using C major, Em, F/A major, G/A major, Am chords with the metronome at various tempos

– Song structure #2 and #3 played using C major, Em, F/A major, G/A major, Am chords with the metronome at various tempos