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Most files are for everyone but some were created with a specific Fretroom Guitar student in mind. Either way, have a browse and download whatever you need.
Modes are just Scales.
The C Major Scale is C, D, E, F, G, A, B.
The scale has 7 notes, so seven starting points
Each of these starting points has a name:
This is an intro sheet, check it out to get you on the path to modal madness.
3 Blocks with 24 Frets each.
Great Slash solo. Nice bendy bits that need to practised as it makes or breaks the solo.
Nice little runs plus the great little run at the end.
Guns 'N' Roses play with their guitars detuned a half-step, that means instead of E, A, D, G, B e. they used Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb eb.
This transcription is written as if you HAVE NOT detuned your guitar, this way you can play along to the song.
Classic Song, great distinctive rhythms and ideas.
This song introduces cool ways to apply chords in differing shapes
anddifferent rhythms. Bar 9 has the D shaped chord moved up the fretboard so that it becomes an A chord.
The strumming is notated, down stroke on the numbers, and upstrokes on the '+'s.
I might post the solo soon, drop me an email using the site form (or click on the link in the header) if you want it. It's a cracker. Apparently the guitarist did
thatsolo because it was the only one he knew.
14 Blocks with 12 Frets each.
Most guitarists gravitate to playing what feels best and gets the job done, this pdf demonstrates some of the more common and helpful barre chords out there.
There is a complimentary file called
Formal Barre Chord Shapeswhich highlights the 'proper' way, however, they are not really necessary or appropriate in a lot of cases. And you are not cheating if you do not use them!
Apparently the idea for this was a guy tuning in the radio (who does that these days?), and jamming over a song.
It's a good example of a pentatonic themed solo, with extra notes aded for effect. In the right hands, that's all you need.
As with any song, take care on the bends as they can make or break it.
I really like the Ram Jam version, then I was asked to teach a student this one. It's pretty cool, and fast in places, check out the funky and heavy riff halfway through that uses mainly the 6th string.
Quick power chord changes mean you have to work on being comfortable with the shape. Start slooooowwww.
Some useful shapes for the Minor 7th chord: 1, b3, 5, b7.
Scale shapes helpful for when you are sight reading.
Shapes based upon the CAGED system.
Tuyo is the cool tune from the program Narcos. This transcription, however,, is from a live version (Rodrigo Amarante - Tuyo (Parque lage) I stumbled upon and liked it way better.. So this is not the version you heard on Narcos.
This is mainly a minor ii-V-i chord progression.
Listen to the tune, check out the corresponding TAB, learn the bits you like, play it the way you need to so that you get the vibe right.
Do not try and play this exactly as written, just use it for inspiration.
Classic Blues Shuffle
Once you have this, try and stat it on the 5h fret, remember, everything moves up 5 frets, even the open frets.