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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.
Classic solo demonstrated in a couple of positions
Take your time and explore other possible places to play it.
I start on the 4th string.
Dominant 7th Arpeggios based on the CAGED system.
Showing how you can play the chords from the Major Scale using 3 Notes Per String Shape 1.
Major Scale Chord Formula will help if you do not know the chords yet.
Not the full song, but a version for beginners.
This song is all about power chords. Power chords are ubiquitous in rock music.
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!.
The D chord can be moved up and down the neck to make new chords.
You can even make it minor so that you can play virtually any song like this.
This Lesson File extends 3 Notes Per String Shape 1 - Triads.
View that if you haven't already.
To extend the chord to include the 7th interval, I simply add the triad that would start from the 3rd interval, 1,3,5,7.
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.
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#
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.
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.
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.