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Metal Acoustic Curriculum Description

– Tuning the guitar
– How to warm up
– How to hold the pick and which pick to use
– How to strum properly
– String names and numbers
– Hand and fret numbers
– Important chords and progressions
– Three parts to learning
– Arpeggio picking pattern
– How to reduce hand and finger pain!
– Using a capo and tuning with an electronic tuner.
– Why and how to use pivot fingers

– Chord review from Video 1
– Fun strumming from D to G chords
– How to play with proper technique and breathing and shoulders relaxed
– Using ? time
– Memorizing string and number names
– Understanding playing with the metronome
– Proper picking direction fully explained and filmed
– How to gradually increase speed using the metronome
– How to pick and strum using minimum movement
– G major G major seventh, G major add nine chords.
– Reading a chord chart

– Learning ?Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?
– Simple tablature system
– Playing all six strings
– Proper picking direction
– Playing with metronome
– Learning to play along with me for fun!
– Alternate ways to pick the same song
– Playing two strings at a time/ double stop
– Basic ear hand training

– Reviewing ?Twinkle Twinkle? with metronome
– Close up of hands and picking
– Fun finger exercises for playing clear and fast!
– Proper finger position for maximum speed and advancement
– How to practice properly using the metronome
– Important open string exercises

– Sliding D
– Combining open string pedal note with chord strumming
– How to count, read and play quarter and eighth notes
– Playing chords across the guitar neck
– Playing chords in time with the metronome
– Gradually increasing speed with chords
-Sliding G chord
– Reading and playing chord chart
– Playing chords at different tempos

– Sliding A chord (not Twinkle Twinkle)
– Combining open string pedal note with chord strumming
– How to count, read and play quarter and eighth notes
– Playing chords across the guitar neck
– Playing chords in time with the metronome
– Gradually increasing speed with chords
– Reading and playing chord chart
– Playing chords at different tempos
– New guitar exercise from four different camera angles
– Using vibrato to increase finger strength
– Another finger exercise for strength and speed!
– How hard to squeeze the pick

– How to move a chord to different frets without lifting fingers off neck
– Sliding D chord, G and A chords with D pedal tone.
– Combining open string pedal note with chord strumming
– How to play using alternate bass picking
– Playing chords across the guitar neck
– D and Dsus4 chord
– A and A sus4 chord
– Dsus9 chord
– Chord with melody or chord melody playing style
– Reading and playing chord chart
– How to maintain chord shape across neck
– How to move thumb across neck
– How to anchor your right hand for better technique
– Playing chords in time with the metronome
– Gradually increasing speed with chords
– Different voicing?s of D, G and A major chords
– Different voicing?s of Dsus4, G and Asus4 chords

– Common song progression using sliding D chord at 220 BPM
– How to pick softer to increase speed
– Close up filming of how to pick using minimum movement
– How to anchor your little finger
– Complete explanation of chart, tempo and note values
– ? over 4/4 time
– New voicing of D, G and A major chords
– Adding arpeggio picking to new chords
– 4/4 arpeggio picking
– Combining note reading and playing
– Learning how to count out loud as you play
– How to slide to next chord without lifting fingers

– Another way to play D, G, and A major chords
– Combining with strumming the D to G chords
– New A major chord
– Combining D, G, and A chords
– Playing with metronome and viewing chords at different camera angles
– Playing along with me to build endurance and speed!
– Learning to memorize chords and play with a metronome
– Different dynamics; soft and loud volumes
– Strumming with minimum hand movement
– Learning the B minor chord
– Changing from the D major to the B minor chords
– Playing chords in time with the metronome
– New G major chord

– New voicing of the A major chord
– D major to the B minor chord; then to the G major chords without lifting fingers!
– Starting to learn the major scale and its family of chords
– Roman numeral?s used with chords
– I //// VI //// IV //// V ////
– D //// Bm //// G //// A ////
– Fun new arpeggio pattern fully explained filmed and performed!
– Playing chords in time with the metronome using new arpeggio picking
– New chords Dsus2, Bmb6, G6 and Asus2
– Playing chords in time with the metronome

– Guitar secrets revealed that normally take many years to learn, if ever!
– Learning about keys and common song progressions
– New C chord with pedal tone to connect chords smoothly
– New G major chord with G pedal note
– C to G major chord using pedal note
– Combining G major to Dsus4 chords
– Then to D major chord
– Playing IV //// I //// chord using pivot note
– Playing chords in time with the metronome and the importance of playing along with me
– The importance of playing with the metronome
– Applying whole, half and quarter and eighth note strumming with pivot notes and the metronome.
– C major to G major to theDsus4 and the D major chords
– The importance of practicing chord-to-chord changes slow, smooth, even and clear

– The secret to learning thousands of your favorite songs
– Reviewing the C, G, Dsus4 and D major chords with the metronome
– Playing and reading quarter notes, eighth notes, half notes and whole notes
– How to practice using memorization
– How all songs are created
– The difference between notes and a chord
– How to play the G major scale
– Seven notes in a major scale
– G major = G, A, B, C, D, E, F#(sharp) and G again
– The importance of repeating a section of each video until you fully understand it.
– How the note names relate to their position on the guitar neck.
– Learning what an octave is.
– The secret to creating chords from the major scale!
– Common hit song formulas!

– The most famous chord progression in the keys of C, G, and D major
– More use of pedal notes for hit song chord voicing?s
– How and why to use my fingerings for chords and scales.
– New chords Am, Fadd9 with pedal notes
– How to combine a scale note with strumming chords
– C major scale diagrammed
– Using two pedal notes at a time
– New chords Em7 and Cadd9
– G major scale note names and guitar neck position

– The most famous chord progression in the keys of C, G, and D major continued.
– G major reviewed
– D major most famous chord progression
– New D/5 chord, new A chord, Bm7 chord and Gadd9 chords
– Strumming chords using eighth notes and palm muting
– Learn the D major scale
– Combining D major scale with the D major scale chords
– Common hit song formulas

– The most famous chord progression in the keys of A and E major.
– A major family of chords
– Playing a bar chord using your 4th finger.
– Learning new chords A major, Esus4, C#m7b6, Dsus2 chords
– Using the capo to reduce hand fatigue
– Learning the A major scale
– Note names, fingering and note positions
– Combining A major scale with the A major scale chords
– Common hit song formula played with a metronome
– Strumming chords and picking pedal notes

– A major chord and scale review
– New way to add A major scale with A major common chord progression
– Chord progression and major scale notes played in time with the metronome
– E major family of chords
– E major common chord progression with open string pedal notes
– Down-up strumming combined with down strumming

– E major scale family of chords reviewed with metronome
– Learning to strum triplets
– Strumming review
– New way to play E major family of chords!

– E major scale family of chords with E major scale using chord ornamentation
– New chord voicing from E major!
– F major scale family of chords

– F major scale family of chords using chord ornamentation
– A new hit song chord progression!
– Hit song formula played with metronome
– The best way to change chords
– New way to play chord progression using
pedal note
– Fun new chords D/11, Bb/6, Fsus2, C/E
– How to properly hold, pick and strum
– F major scale combined with F major scale chords

– ? You must first watch video Metal Acoustic 10 before viewing this video which builds on the lessons from that video.
– Continued F major scale combined with F major scale chords.
– Close up of right hand with chords Dm, Bb, F, C, VI, IV, I and V.
– Using your left and right hands with metronome at 60 and 80 BPM.
– How to better memorize chord progressions.
– Changing chords with minimum movement.
– Chords Dm/9, Bb/#11, Fmaj/A and Cmaj/9 with pedal tone.
– Combining strumming and arpeggio picking.
– Optimal playing with a metronome.