Download lesson files from here.
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.
Basic Example of the classic Pink Floyd song.
Learn the chords and focus on getting the changes right.
This is purely an introduction to the melodic minor scale.
This example is in C minor. The only difference between the melodic minor scale and the Major Scale is the b3, AKA the minor 3rd.
C D Eb F G A B
Just that one change has a huge effect.
Section E shows common chords, and notice it has two dominant 7 chords (F7 and G7). Try jamming this scale over a G7 chord, and even more cool, over an F7 chord.
For those that are interested, that would be the mode called Mixolydian b5.
Blank sheet with Stave format.
Sketch out your ideas before you forget.
See how chords are made, using the simple formula 1-3-5.
It is simple, honest.
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 fifth note in the scale and is therefore position 5.
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!.
An example of a gypsy jazz chord sequence.
This demonstrates the kinds of chords you should get familiar with.
Some useful shapes for the Sus2 chord: 1, 2, 5
Use this shape to create commonly used scales.
The scales you can create with this are:
Some useful shapes for the Dominant 7th chord: 1, 3, 5, b7
A really tough one to get right, many different sections.
This whacky song is apparently dedicated to or inspired by
Gareth Pearson. It's got a great vibe, tricky bits galore - a great challenge. As always with these types of songs, I have transcriped the bass notes with stems pointing downwards. The rhythm and melody notes pointing upwards.
Part 2 is here
Welsh Tornado Pt2.
Transcription showing of 1st verse plus the alternate riffs and licks that are in the song
Get the vibe. This is what blues is all about anyway.