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Lesson File showing Major Pentatonic Scale within the CAGED system.
Neck diagram, Blank Fretboard.
7 Blocks with 12 Frets each.
A different approach to the classic G'N'R intro.
This is a way to play the whole intro using just natural harmonics on your guitar
Tip: If playing on acoustic, stop reading this and get playing, if on electric - and plugged in, make sure you have the best pickup selected to make the harmonics ring out (typically the bridge pickup). Also, try a bit of overdrive/distortion to help those notes ring out.
This has some solid concepts and is a good song to study for chord sequences.
I had always wanted to learn this song, and that is the cool thing about teaching, students give you a reason to learn it.
As with a lot of McCartney songs, he makes use of changing the 4th chord in the scale (in this case, F) to a minor chord (Fm) for a nice effect.
Once you recognise that sound you can pick it out quite easily in other songs.
3 Blocks contains 12 frets each.
1st block has all the intervals based on the natural notes i.e. C, D, E, F, G, A, B.
The 2nd block adds the b (flat) intervals.
The 3rd adds the # (sharp) intervals.
Transcription of the classic intro.
Slash was only mucking around when he suggested it. Just goes to show doesn't it?
Get the first bar happening, then compare that bar to the other bars. Spot the difference!
Check out the left hand fingering suggestions, too.
6 Blocks with 12 Frets each.
A fretboard diagram to show the chord formula in action using the intervals of the Major scale.
There are four types of 7th chords
15 Blocks with 4 Frets each. Left-Handed.
This file shows you the Barre Chord shapes you should be aware of.
Check out the Common Barre Chord Shapes for easier and more commonly seen shapes.
I transcribed this song for a student as it was an excuse for me to learn this great song. It's a solid example of intricacy, solid melody, and arrangement.
The secret to learning this song and others is to get the bass line happening. I transcribed this song so that the bass line has the stems pointing downwards. The rhythm and melody notes have the stems pointing upwards.
Like I said, get the bass line happening, and then work in one rhythm or melody note at a time.
Also, try and sing it to your self. Give your self an idea of what it should sound like.