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Get your strumming mojo happening with this song.
This is not a transcription, more of a variation on theme. It starts in the key of C, and if using a capo, or can do the difficult barre chords, it moves to the key of Db with some extra detail related to the song.
This is an example of how to stimulate creativity, plus get you playing riffs and ideas that you might not have come up with ordinarily.
Not the whole tune, just the main melody that you probably think of when you are asked to.
I have written this out using 8th notes, then again in 16th notes, same tune, just written differently.
Using the 3 notes per string concept to create a scale shape, within which you pick out the arpeggio for each starting interval.
This shape is starting from the fourth note in the scale and is therefore position 4.
These multi-octave arpeggios are great for testing your dexterity, understanding of the fretboard. The aim is to play the shape anywhere on the fretboard.
3 notes per string shapes allow you to find chords, melodic runs, arpeggios and other patterns, plus really fast solos!.
A list of all the keys from the Major Scales.
Take a look, it won't take long before you realise why people use scales like Eb instead of D#
Basic transcription showing the sections of this well known song.
Not many sections, but doesn't mean it is gonna be a quick one to get right.
An example of Foxy Lady by Hendrix.
This is not a transcription of the studio version.
Instead, it is an example of the riff from which you can add lib with.
This is just the verse, showing the basic chords first time round, then with some embellishments.
Solo based around the chords for Hey Joe.
Demonstrating how you can apply different concepts to a chord sequence.
Finger Exercises for the Beginner Guitarist, developing movement
To make the best use of this lesson file, play a section a day. Repeat the section for a couple of minutes. Work on something else, then do a few mew more minutes.
Take care to use the fingering suggested as shown in the stave, and play it slowly and steadily. Don't rush. You are not trying to play from start to finish, you are developing left and right hand coordination and how to move your fingers.
This is part 2 of Welsh Tornado.
It is in two parts due to software limitations.
Just got to get that capo on while you are playing. It's not that difficult really, but looks cool. Part 1 is here: Welsh Tornado Pt1.
Great Riff, pretty much the minor blues scale (minor pentatonic with a b5 added) in F# minor.
There is also a nice use of the notes from the F#m chord to create a double stop solo.