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Lesson 34 (2.4.19) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

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

Hammer drill

Phrygian Scale - starting on your open E string, practice the full scale below from memory:

- starting on fret 5, practice the scale below from memory:

 

MUSIC THEORY (Refer to this web page about scale degrees)

- Each scale-type (major and minor) has seven scale degrees; one degree for each note in the scale. You can see each scale degree for the key of C Major below:

 

Song 1: “White Christmas” by Darius Rucker

- This song is in the key of C. First, review the C Major scale in your Music Theory section and take note of your hand position. From that hand position, practice the melody below:

 

SONG 2: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- Focus on the chord transitions.

- Play the whole song using the strumming pattern along with the mp3 below:

 

Song 3: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Play the whole song all the way through.


Lesson 34 (1.17.19) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

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

Hammer drill

Phrygian Scale - starting on your open E string, practice the FULL scale below:

- starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

MUSIC THEORY (Refer to this web page about scale degrees)

- Each scale-type (major and minor) has seven scale degrees; one degree for each note in the scale. You can see each scale degree for the key of C Major below:

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- Focus on the chord transitions.

- Loop the chorus, playing 16th-note down strums along with the mp3 below:

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SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: Capo on the 6th Fret

- Focus on the chord transitions.

- Loop the chorus over and over, practicing playing the chords on 16th notes. If you are confident in your 16th notes pattern, try playing the chorus using the strumming pattern below the mp3.

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Song 3: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Continue working the Finger-Picking patterns in the Bridge.

 

Song 4: “White Christmas” by Darius Rucker

- This song is in the key of C

- Keep working the melody for this song. Great job!

 

Lesson 33 (1.10.19) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

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

Hammer drill

Phrygian Scale - starting on your open E string, practice the scale below:

- starting on fret 5, practice the scale below:

MUSIC THEORY (Refer to this web page about scale degrees)

- Each scale-type (major and minor) has seven scale degrees; one degree for each note in the scale. You can see each scale degree for the key of C Major below:

 

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- Loop the chorus, playing 16th-note down strums along with the mp3 below:

SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: Capo on the 6th Fret

- Loop the chorus over and over, practicing playing the chords on 16th notes. If you are confident in your 16th notes pattern, try playing the chorus using the strumming pattern below the mp3.

 

Song 3: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Work the Finger-Picking patterns in the Bridge!

 

Song 4: “White Christmas” by Darius Rucker

- This song is in the key of C

- Try to play the melody written below- and don’t worry about the note lengths yet. Just do the best you can! We’ll work on this some more next lesson.


Lesson 32 (12.17.18) | Online Guitar Tuner

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

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

Hammer drill

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

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

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

MUSIC THEORY (Refer to this web page about scale degrees)

- Each scale-type (major and minor) has seven scale degrees; one degree for each note in the scale. You can see each scale degree for the key of C Major below:

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Practice the following exercise, playing each arpeggio in the key of C (as written) and speaking the name of the chord (e.g. Tonic, Dominant, Supertonic, etc.) after completing each arpeggio:

 

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- Loop the chorus, playing 16th-note down strums along with the mp3 below:

 

SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: Capo on the 6th Fret

- Loop the chorus over and over, practicing playing the chords on 8th notes. Use the mp3 of the chorus loaded below:

 

Song 3: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Finger-Pick INST2 & Bridge, review INST1, Verse & Chorus.

***Remember that you will be picking the 4th and 5th strings with your strumming hand for all of the chords.

Oceans (C) Intro Chords.png

Song 4: “White Christmas” by Darius Rucker

- This song is in the key of C

- Try to play the melody written below- and don’t worry about the note lengths yet. Just do the best you can! We’ll work on this some more next lesson.

 
 

Lesson 31 (12.03.18) | Online Guitar Tuner

MUSIC THEORY (Refer to this web page about scale degrees)

- Each scale-type (major and minor) has seven scale degrees; one degree for each note in the scale. You can see each scale degree for the key of C Major below:

Similarly, each scale degree has its own triad (3-note chord), built with the two thirds that follow. For example, the “1” chord is built on scale degree 1 (tonic) using scale degrees 1, 3 and 5. the “4” chord is built on scale degree 4 using scale degrees 4, 6 and 1.

Using scale degree numbers, label each chord below for the chorus of “You Belong With Me” with the corresponding scale degree chord number. In addition, provide the names of all of the notes in the chord.

EXERCISES (Use up & down picking for each)

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

Make sure to practice your Hammer Drill!!

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

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

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

SONG 1: "Fifteen" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: No Capo

- Loop the chorus, playing quarter note or eighth-note down strums along with the mp3 below:

 

SONG 2: "Breathe" by Taylor Swift

- Capo Status: Capo on the 6th Fret

- Loop the chorus over and over, practicing hitting the chords right on the beat (beats 1 & 3). Use the mp3 of the chorus loaded below:

 

Song 3: "Oceans" by Hillsong

- Capo Status: Capo on your 2nd Fret.

- Finger-Pick Instrumental 1 & Verse as written.

- Start working on the chorus as well.

***Remember that you will be picking the 4th and 5th strings with your strumming hand for all of the chords.