Sadie's LESSON LOG

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Lesson 26 (7.26.18) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

Walk-Ups - 3 notes per string, skipping a fret between each finger.

Major Scale - starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

Natural Minor Scale - starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

 

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- First, sing while playing diamonds in the verse, then try slowly incorporating the strumming pattern in the verse.  Try just diamonds while singing the chorus.

 

SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: Capo on the 6th Fret

- Loop the first line of the chorus over and over, focusing on playing your rhythm consistently.  If you feel comfortable with the first line, move on to the next line of the chorus.

 

SONG 3: "22" by Taylor Swift 

- Capo Status: No Capo                 X  X   G  G  X  X  G  G

- G Major/Mute Exercise. We will be focusing solely on this for your next lesson for 22. 

              X X X X G G G G X X X X G G G G

|            /             /              /             /              |  

 

Song 4: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Finger-Pick Instrumental 1 for next time! 

- For the first three chords, use your thumb to pluck the bass notes on strings 1 & 2, and use your1st & 2nd finger to pluck your 4th & 5th strings. 

- For the Dm, use your thumb to pluck the 3rd string, use your 1st finger to pluck the 4th string, and use your 3rd finger to pluck the 6th string.

 

Lesson 25 (7.18.18) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

Walk-Ups - 3 notes per string, skipping a fret between each finger.  1st finger on the first note of each string; 4th finger on the third note of each string.  Go up and down, using your second finger for the middle note on one pass, and your third finger for the middle note on the other pass.

Major Scale - starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

Minor Scale - starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

For both scales, play the first octave without looking at the scale.

 

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- First, sing while playing diamonds in the verse, then try slowly incorporating the strumming pattern in the verse.  Try just diamonds while singing the chorus.

Fifteen Chord Strumming Pattern.png
 

SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: Capo on the 6th Fret

- Loop the first line of the chorus over and over, focusing on playing your rhythm consistently.  If you feel comfortable with the first line, move on to the next line of the chorus.

 

SONG 3: "22" by Taylor Swift 

- Capo Status: No Capo                 X  X   G  G  X  X  G  G

- G Major/Mute Exercise. We will be focusing solely on this for your next lesson for 22. 

              X X X X G G G G X X X X G G G G

|            /             /              /             /              |  

 

Song 4: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Finger-Pick Instrumental 1 for next time! 

- For the first three chords, use your thumb to pluck the bass notes on strings 1 & 2, and use your1st & 2nd finger to pluck your 4th & 5th strings. 

- For the Dm, use your thumb to pluck the 3rd string, use your 1st finger to pluck the 4th string, and use your 3rd finger to pluck the 6th string.


Lesson 24 (7.12.18) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

Walk-Ups - 3 notes per string, skipping a fret between each finger.  1st finger on the first note of each string; 4th finger on the third note of each string.  Go up and down, using your second finger for the middle note on one pass, and your third finger for the middle note on the other pass.

Major Scale - starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

 

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- We will add humming to the verse & chorus.

Fifteen Chord Strumming Pattern.png
 

SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: Capo on the 6th Fret

- Prepare to sing along with a verse or a chorus (or both).

 

SONG 3: "22" by Taylor Swift 

- Capo Status: No Capo            X    X   G   G       X    X   G   G

- G Major/Mute Exercise:  |   /   /   /   /   |   /   /   /   /   |

 

Song 4: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Lets start by just playing diamonds on the chord changes.


Lesson 23 (6.26.18) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

Walk-Ups - 3 notes per string, skipping a fret between each finger.  1st finger on the first note of each string; 4th finger on the third note of each string.  Go up and down, using your second finger for the middle note on one pass, and your third finger for the middle note on the other pass.

Major Scale - starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- We will add humming to the verse & chorus.

Fifteen Chord Strumming Pattern.png
Fifteen (G) Chord Tabs.png
 

SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: Capo on the 6th Fret

- Prepare to sing along with a verse or a chorus (or both).

 

SONG 3: "22" by Taylor Swift 

- Capo Status: No Capo

                                                         X    X   G   G       X    X   G   G

- G Major/Mute Exercise:  |   /   /   /   /   |   /   /   /   /   |

 

Song 4: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Lets start by just playing diamonds on the chord changes.

CHORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A Minor 7.png
G over B (2).png
C Major.png
G Major.png
Fsus2.png
Oceans P3.png
 

Lesson 22 (5.3.18) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

Walk-Ups - 3 notes per string, skipping a fret between each finger.  1st finger on the first note of each string; 4th finger on the third note of each string.  Go up and down, using your second finger for the middle note on one pass, and your third finger for the middle note on the other pass.

Major Scale - starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

 

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Continue to tighten up the Em to G/B in the intro, and try to hum along while you play!

 
 

SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo your guitar on the 6th fret and play with the chords below.

- Hum along with this one as well.

 

SONG 3: "22" by Taylor Swift 

- Focus on the intro and verse!  Play slowly.

 

Lesson 21 (4.19.18) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

Walk-Ups - 3 notes per string, skipping a fret between each finger.  1st finger on the first note of each string; 4th finger on the third note of each string.  Go up and down, using your second finger for the middle note on one pass, and your third finger for the middle note on the other pass.

Major Scale - starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

 

SONG 1: "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

- With Vocals

- Capo 3

- Metronome at 120 BPM

 

SONG 2: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Continue to tighten up the Em to G/B in the intro, and try to hum along while you play!

 

SONG 3: "Sweet Creature" by Harry Styles

- Keep working on memorization! Play the mp3 posted above before tyring to play through it on your own, paying close attention to how many times you go through the picking pattern for each chord.

- Smooth > speed.

 

SONG 4: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo your guitar on the 6th fret and play with the chords below.

- Awesome job! Try to hum along with this one as well!

 

SONG 5: "22" by Taylor Swift 

- Focus on the intro and verse!  Play slowly.