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How to play La Grange by ZZ Top – Free Online Guitar Lesson

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In this beginner guitar lesson tutorial, you will learn how to play La Grange by ZZ Top. The intro, chords, lyrics, and strum pattern are included for easy playing.

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Online Guitar Lessons – How to Use Diminished Chords to Create Hot Chord Progressions on Guitar

Online Guitar Lessons – How to Use Diminished Chords to Create Hot Chord Progressions on Guitar
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Mike_P_Hayes/55597]Mike P Hayes

Diminished chords… have you ever heard of them? They’re the chords guitar players try to avoid and hope no one noticed they didn’t play!

Seriously, diminished chords are a mystery to most players, they sound as if they would be difficult to get both your head and fingers around and even if you could play them where on earth would you ever use them?

Actually diminished chords are easy to play and applying them to your guitar playing and can be very useful in creating strong, unique chord progressions.

There’s three common types of diminished chords; diminished (triadic – three note chord), half-diminished (also know as the minor seventh flat five chord) and diminished seventh chords (scaletone seventh – four note chord); today I will be referring to and focusing on the diminished seventh chord; it’s a versatile, distinctive sounding chord that works well in a variety of musical settings.

Here is a easy way to play the diminished seventh chord on the guitar.

–2—
–1—
–2—
–1—
–x—
–x—

Firstly, you can see that’s it’s not that difficult to play, all the notes are close to each other and there’s no nasty finger stretches.

Secondly, the diminished seventh chord can be identified by any of the notes under your fingers, in other words this one chord shape can have four (actually six) different names.

We could call our chord by the following names…

F# or Gb, C, A, D# or Eb diminished

Let’s move our chord shape up one fret to create the following chords…

–3—
–2—
–3—
–2—
–x—
–x—

G, C# or Db, A# or Bb, E

Already you know twelve diminished seventh chords that’s not a bad effort using only one chord shape!

Onwards and upwards, moving our chord shape up one more fret to create another five chords.

–4—
–3—
–4—
–3—
–x—
–x—

G# or Ab, D, B, F

Now here’s the really interesting part, if I move this chord shape up another fret I end up with the exact same set of chords as I started with…

 

F# or Gb, C, A, D# or Eb diminished

 

–5—
–4—
–5—
–4—
–x—
–x—

The only difference would be the notes would occur on different strings than the first chord shape, the second chord would be a different inversion of the original chord.

So that’s another interesting feature about diminished chords they repeat every three frets, so you could play the same shape and continue moving it up or down the fingerboard at a distance of three frets at a time and still be playing the same chord; that’s a great idea for creating movement in your music without
actually changing chords.

Try playing the following introductions using our new chord.

 

Key of C

C / C#dim | Dm / G / ||

Key of G

G / G#dim | Am / D / ||

Key of D

D / D#dim | Em / A / ||

Experiment with these new sounds and ideas and a whole new exciting world will open for you on the guitar.

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Online Guitar Lesson – How to Play Amazing Guitar Solos in the Key of G and Master Your Guitar

Online Guitar Lesson – How to Play Amazing Guitar Solos in the Key of G and Master Your Guitar
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Mike_P_Hayes/55597]Mike P Hayes

Are you bored with your own solos? Let’s face it you hear yourself playing and practicing all the time, we all need some fresh ideas to remain inspired and enthusiastic about our playing.

One way some guitarists deal with boring guitar solos is to go out and buy some new equipment, although retail therapy does temporarily create a distraction from the REAL problem which is lack of original, creative ideas eventually every advancing guitarist has to look outside the standard scale patterns on the
guitar to solve the problem of lame, boring solos.

What if there were heaps of simple ways to create interesting solos on the guitar and break the pentatonic scale patterns that so many players are locked into, the good news is… there is! Here’s just one simple way you can develop your own individual style on the guitar.

I’m going to focus on the key of G in this article, it’s a very popular key so learning some new ways of soloing in this key will be a good investment of your time and energy.

Concept 1: learn to play your scales in a linear fashion as well as the standard lateral patterns.

G major linear scale: playing the scale entirely on the third string we would play the following.

G = open; A = 2nd; B = 4th; C = 5th; D = 7th; E = 9th; F# = 11th; G = 12th (numbers relate to fret numbers e.g., 2nd = 2nd fret)

—————————
—————————
-0–2–4–5–7–9–11–12–
—————————
—————————
—————————

Concept 2: include open strings in your solos – look for opportunities to include open stings in your solos e.g., the key of G contains the following notes:

G – A – B – C – D – E – F# – G

Our open string notes for possible inclusion are…

E = first
B = second
G = third
D = fourth
A = fifth
E = sixth

Since we are playing our linear G scale on the third string there are two obvious open strings we could use to enhance our solos.

The first string is the note “E” by checking our notes in the key of G we can see that this note is naturally found in that key.

The second string is the note “B” which is also found in the key of G.

Concept 3: incorporate a ‘banjo roll’ effect in your linear scale soloing.

Basically what we want to do is mix the textures of open and closed strings to create interesting musical phrases in our solos.

Here’s a simple yet effective way of practicing this concept.

phrase 1

——-0——-0——–0—-
—-0——-0——–0——-
-12—–11——-10———-
—————————–
—————————–
—————————–

phrase 2

——-0——-0——–0—-
—-0——-0——–0——-
-11—–9——–7———–
—————————–
—————————–
—————————–

phrase 3

——-0——-0——–0—-
—-0——-0——–0——-
-9——-7——-5———–
—————————–
—————————–
—————————–

phrase 4

——-0——-0——–0—-
—-0——-0——–0——-
-7——5——–4———–
—————————–
—————————–
—————————– etc

Notice how I created a sequence of notes using the linear scale and consistently played an open string pattern in between each ‘closed’ string in the linear scale, try your own ideas… play the scale ascending and/or descending, begin half way through the scale the important thing is to develop the skill of playing memorable melodies on your guitar.

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Learn Guitar Online – What to Do When You Need More Chords For a Song on Your Guitar

Learn Guitar Online – What to Do When You Need More Chords For a Song on Your Guitar
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Mike_P_Hayes/55597]Mike P Hayes

Have you ever listened to a recording of a great guitar player and wonder if they have more chords on their guitar than you do?

How do they know how to add just the right chord at exactly the right moment to set the mood of a song or if they are doing a cover song or jazz standard how they seem to effortlessly substitute chords to give you the feeling that you are hearing the song for the first time?

What not to do:

1. Rush out and buy a new guitar – this might be very tempting but ultimately the only thing that can really improve your guitar playing is your musical skills, nothing can replace that and nothing can save those who do not have those skills!
2. Sell your guitar and give up – the easiest thing in the world to do is give up; this is a surefire way to make sure you never achieve your musical goals; I know of several people who gave up guitar playing for a number of years only to regret it and take it up again later in life after many wasted years and missed opportunities.
3. Buy more chord books and DVD’s – in many cases this only makes matters worse, generally the player becomes even more confused and discouraged than before, it’s the classic case of information overload.

What to do:

1. Learn chord families – by learning chord families you will be able to relate each chord and chord progression back to a particular key which will make it easier for you to select passing chords etc., from the same key.

Here is a sample of some chord families is popular keys:
Triadic (three note) versions
Key of C
C – Dm – Em – F – G – Am – Bdim – C
Key of G
G – Am – Bm – C – D – Em – F#dim – G
Key of D
D – Em – F#m – G – A – Bm – C#dim – D
Scaletone seventh (four note) versions
Key of C
CMaj7 – Dm7 – Em7 – FMaj7 – G7 – Am7 – Bm7b5 – CMaj7
Key of G
GMaj7 – Am7 – Bm7 – CMaj7 – D7 – Em7 – F#m7b5 – GMaj7
Key of D
DMaj7 – Em7 – F#m7 – GMaj7 – A7 – Bm7 – C#m7b5 – DMaj7

2. Study how to introduce chromatic bass notes into diatonic chord families and build various types of chord structures on these chromatic bass notes.

By using chromatic bass notes in between the scaletone seventh chords we can create a sense of movement and surprise in a chord sequence because the new chords are not derived from the original
key.

Here is an example in the key of C; chromatic bass notes indicated []
Key of C
CMaj7 -[C#] – Dm7 – [D#] – Em7 – FMaj7 – [F#] – G7 – [G#] – Am7 – [A#] – Bm7b5 – CMaj7
* Diminished chord work well when creating ascending movement
CMaj7 -[C#dim] – Dm7 – [D#dim] – Em7 – FMaj7 – [F#dim] – G7 – [G#dim] – Am7 – [A#dim] – Bm7b5 – CMaj7
* Dominant seventh chords work best when creating descending movement.
CMaj7 – Bm7b5 – [Bb7] – Am7 – [Ab7] – G7 – [Gb7] – FMaj7 – Em7 – [Eb7] – Dm7 – [Db7] – CMaj7
These are just a few ways you can use basic theoretical concepts and apply them to the fretboard to help you develop your own individual style on guitar.

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Guitar Lessons – Practice Hazards For Guitarists

Guitar Lessons – Practice Hazards For Guitarists
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Mike_P_Hayes/55597]Mike P Hayes

For most guitar players practice is a routine, something they do everyday like brushing their teeth without thinking too much about what they are doing.

Well that can’t be a bad thing can it? After all practice makes perfect… well that could be the problem right there, you see if a player is doing something wrong and doesn’t know it simply practicing that mistake faithfully everyday will only perfect the mistake making it extremely difficult to reverse, in most cases
the mistake is fatal!

In fact I do not agree with the old saying “practice makes perfect” it would be more accurate to change it to ‘PERFECT practice makes perfect”; it’s not the act of practice that makes a particularly good musician it’s the “presence of mind” or the guitarists’ mental attitude during the practice session that continually improves the guitarists’ skills.

Before we take a look at the three most dangerous practice hazards guitarist players encounter it would be wise to begin with a definition of what practice is… a simple definition could be…

Practice: “to continually work on your mental and physical skills with the view of improving them!”

That’s a very simple definition however does give us the basic concept.

“to continually work on your mental and physical skills with the view of improving them!”

How about we break that concept into smaller pieces to help us gain a deeper insight as to how this practice process is supposed to work.

1. to ‘continually”

2. work on your ‘mental’ and ‘physical’ skills

3. with the view of continually ‘improving’ them

That’s how it is supposed to work let’s take a look at what most players actually do and how they can avoid the fatal traps.

Hazard 1: Inconsistent practice – 70% of guitarists fit into this category; they practice when they feel like it or just before they have a gig or on the day of their next guitar lesson.

Solution: There is a lot to be said about how we were mentally prepared for each class at school because there was a set timetable, a pattern or routine where we knew that at a particular time each day there was a maths, science or English class.

By setting aside a specific time each day to practice your guitar you will be mentally prepared to get the most from your practice time; in fact your brain will be working on theoretical, technical and physical problems overnight.

Key point: – it not how much practice you do it’s really a matter of ‘when did you last have your guitar in your hands’. When someone tells me they practiced for two hours yesterday what I really hear them saying is that it’s twenty two hours since they last had the guitar in their hands… stay hot and you never have to warm up.

Hazard 2: Relentless practice – this is a real killer; players who never stop practicing are really doing themselves a great disservice, you need time away from your instrument to (a) let your body physically and mentally recover and (b) for you to review your progress and re-set your musical goals.

Solution: Go for a long walk in nature, think about were you are musically and where you want to go, take a notebook and pencil write down ideas that pop into your head, you will be amazed at the ideas that come your way, when you return to your practice sessions you will have a renewed clarity as to where you are heading musically.

Hazard 3: Aimless Practice – less that 3% of guitar players know how to get the most from their practice they just keep on practicing hoping things will all work out fine one day… it doesn’t!!!

Solution: Guitar playing is 99% in your head, make sure you pin your ears on straight! Set goals; write them down and review them often, once a week is a good idea… I recommend a major review
of every aspect of your playing every three months a total musical audit; whatever is not working find out why and change it immediately.

Change your teacher, your guitar course your software whatever is not working; throw it out or identify why it isn’t giving you the results you want, remember you are in charge of quality control it’s your investment of time and money you need to get the results YOU want!

For whatever reason you took up the guitar in the first place the primary thing about music is that it should always be fun, if playing the guitar is no longer fun it’s time to find out why and re-discover how exciting and rewarding it is to play the guitar.

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Learn Guitar Online – 99% of Guitarists Will Never Learn These Killer Lead Guitar Secrets

Learn Guitar Online – 99% of Guitarists Will Never Learn These Killer Lead Guitar Secrets
By Mike P Hayes

Must Know Lead Guitar SecretsThere seems to be an awful lot of confusion as to how to go about playing solos and backup guitar and judging by the amount of correspondence I receive each week I think it’s time to put the record straight!

It’s no wonder the novice guitarist becomes overwhelmed, there appears to be so much to learn; an endless array of guitar techniques to master, piles and piles of scales and theory to learn… the newbie player can literally spend a fortune on books, DVDs and lessons as well as spending countless hours of practice time and never make any significant improvement in the lead guitar department.

But what if there was a much easier (and better) way of learning to play lead guitar? The good news is there are many ways to learn to play guitar so let’s leave all that other hard, boring and ineffective stuff behind and take fresh approach.

Lead guitar concepts:

Playing music has nothing to do with techniques; all the bends, slides, finger tapping etc., in the world does not mean a thing if what you are playing has nothing to do with the song.

When you solo or fill-in it should be a natural development of the material IN the song, not something clever sliced onto the song.

Music is about storytelling

Always think of a song as a story being told and your role as a musician is to participate in the musical conversation.

* play fill-ins etc., in the spaces when there is a break in the vocals… use rhythmic phrases from the tune to help shape your solo.

* analyze the intervals used in the tune… take these melodic musical “cells” and feature these intervals in your solo that way your solo will relate to the MELODY of the song.

* scales can free your fingers and freeze your brain, scales are no more than your musical alphabet, in the hands of a skilled musician scales can be music, just as a skilled writer can use our English alphabet to communicate ideas.

* practice playing melodies by ear… try to find them by ear.

* practice playing a chord… then sing or hum a short melody (approximately 4-6 notes)… next try to find your melody on the guitar; with practice this will get easier.

As these ideas crystallize in your mind you will notice a marked improvement in your guitar playing, your playing will naturally become more musical, more logical and most importantly you will play with more feel and you will begin to get an emotional response for your listeners.

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Learn Guitar Online – You Are Cheating If You Use A Capo Myth Busted

Learn Guitar Online – You Are Cheating If You Use A Capo Myth Busted
By Mike P Hayes

Capo Myth BustedAre you familiar with the phrase “capos are cheating?” This is one I often hear people say at guitar workshops or read in correspondence from my subscribers.

This is one of the most destructive phrases, simply because it sounds so close to the truth that it is difficult to spot the big lie here.

It’s hard to believe when we live in a world so rich with information that many guitarists still cling to old wives’ tales like the “capos are cheating” myth.

While most musical old wives’ tales are harmless, at least one is dangerous… because those who believe it will find themselves trapped forever in the guitar “stone age”.

In my work over the years, I have noticed that some people seem to have the ability to be able to constantly re-invent themselves and adapt to their changing musical environment.

Others seem to stay stuck in their playing, plodding over the same lumpy chords, boring licks and tricks; every song these guitarists’ play sound the same.

As I sought to understand the strategies of these different types of people, some interesting differences made themselves clear.

What follows are lists of strategies for how to remain in the guitar “stone age” and then strategies for how to move on and thrive.

How to stay in the guitar “stone age”

* Continue to struggle with hard chord shapes – playing songs using the computer generated chord shapes presented in the sheet music regardless of how difficult the stretch is… I actually know a guy who slept with corks tapped between his left hand fingers so he could increase his stretch to play difficult guitar chords!

* Suffer from bar chord-itis – a large percentage of guitarist and unfortunately “guitar teachers” have the misconception that bar chords are superior to all other shapes and those that can play bar chords are part of the guitar playing elite.

Bar chords are appropriate in certain styles of music such as ‘surf’ guitar; however the quickest way to spot a “guitar playing dinosaur” is the guy who plays bar chords in every song regardless of the style of music.

Moral of the story… lock jaw of the wrist results in lock jaw of the musical brain, sore fingers and soggy sounding chords.

How to move on and thrive

* learn the language of music – every chord have a unique spelling, it is the coagulation of a particular set of notes, once you know how to construct a chord it won’t matter whether if you use a capo or your foot as long as you have the correct notes under your fingers (or toes).

The deciding factor as to whether to use a capo or not will depend on the style of music and the atmosphere you want to create.

Here’s a few examples of how you could play an “Ab” chord.

Ab contains following notes Ab = Ab – C – Eb

Ex 1 – style – Pop, country rock…generally this is the type of acoustic guitar sound heard on commercial radio. (Taylor Swift etc.)

Ab (capo 1st fret – using a “G” shape)

-3- (Ab)

-3- (Eb)

-0- (Ab)

-0- (Eb)

-2- (C)

-3- (Ab)

=> remember I’m indicating the pitch of the notes when using a capo on the first fret! <=

Ex 2 – style – surf music…50’s and 60’s guitar instrumental music (Shadows etc)

Ab (bar chord version)

-4- (Ab)

-4- (Eb)

-5- (C)

-6- (Ab)

-6- (Eb)

-4- (Ab)

Ex 3 – style – Jazz…three note style usually associated with Count Basie band (guitarist Freddie Green)

Ab (3 note version)

-X-

-X-

-5- (C)

-1- (Eb)

-X-

-4- (Ab)

* unlock the fingerboard – in order to able to create your own chord shape it’s essential to know the position of the notes on the guitar fingerboard.

* listen to a variety of styles of music – as you listen to music concentrate on the sound the guitarist is making in each musical setting, remember there’s no right or wrong way to play a chord we’re simply wanting to contribute to the overall ensemble the best way we can.

Playing a bar chord in a Taylor Swift song won’t cut it… just as using a capo on a George Benson jazz track will spoil the overall flavor of the music.

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Where Can I Find Free Online Guitar Lessons For Someone Without Any Experience?

Where Can I Find Free Online Guitar Lessons For Someone Without Any Experience?
By Arina Sizemore

free guitar lessons for beginnersI’ve just recently started taking guitar lessons. And I don’t have to pay anyone to teach me. That’s right I found guitar lessons, that are absolutely Free!

At first I was pessimistic, as to whether or not they would really work. I mean I had absolutely no experience. I didn’t know the names of the chords. I didn’t even know the proper way to hold the guitar! So, as you can tell, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. On top of it, I always thought that anything that’s free can’t be worth much. But I wasn’t ready to pay someone for guitar lessons, simply because I just couldn’t afford it, and I didn’t now how committed I would be. So where can you find free online guitar lessons for someone without any experience?

I was able to find a multitude of great guitar sites that offer free lessons, especially for a total beginner. All you have to do is type in “guitar lessons for beginners” into a search engine, and you will get many sites that offer free lessons. I am taking free lessons right now that I found on one of these free sites. So far so good. I can play a few chords. The hardest part about learning guitar for free online is to keep up with the practice. It’s so important in the beginning to never skip a day of practice, or you’ll basically have to start all over. That’s what happened to me. I got busy with the kids and work, and didn’t practice for a week, well when I picked up the guitar, I have forgotten how to play most of the chords! Playing guitar is not like riding a bicycle! If you stop playing, you will forget!

You have to be a very good self-motivator to learn the guitar online, whether it’s free or not. Otherwise you’ll quit within first month. In fact most beginners quit right before they start getting good. That’s because beginning stage is also the hardest. You have to wait for your fingers to build up calluses. But once you do, it will be easy.

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Online Guitar Lessons – Are Online Guitar Lessons Worth It?

Online Guitar Lessons – Are Online Guitar Lessons Worth It?
By Marshall Duke

Online guitar lessonsWhen it comes time to learn to read guitar tabs, learn scales and chords, and learn all the things a guitarist needs to know, should you try online guitar lessons? That seems to be a big question for new guitar owners when deciding on how to learn to play.

When comparing live lessons and online guitar lessons, keep this is mind – If you are someone who doesn’t follow through and practice, either type of style to learn to play won’t work for you. People quit trying to learn guitar for many reasons. Some reasons are as basic as, “It hurt my fingers”. Other excuses include statements that learning was just too hard or no time to practice. If any of these statements sound like something you would say, then really think whether you want to pay for guitar lessons, or not.

There area few sites that offer free guitar lessons online, but many of these sites are not going to offer you the complete range of knowledge and discipline that a beginner needs. However, these sites are perfect to just mess around and pick up a few chords.

Live guitar training really has its advantages. Learning by example, from a real person sitting right in front of you can truly enhance the guitar learning experience for many beginners. However, with live training you will need to schedule your time in advance and usually around the teachers schedule. Live guitar lessons are much better suited for those that need someone to hold them accountable for their learning.

Online guitar lessons offer flexibility for your schedule and allow you to learn at your own pace. Learning guitar on the internet held special appeal for me. If I had free time at 3 am, I could go learn guitar tabs or practice chords. When you choose a high-quality training web site, you will be amazed at how much information is available. The videos online are even better than a “live” teacher because you can play them over and over until you get it. I don’t know many live teachers that will say something over and over at 3 am!

Learning to play guitar should be fun – not a chore! Online guitar lessons add fun to learning something new. Be sure to base your decision on your personality, your schedule, and your ability to remain focused. While many beginner guitarists opt for live lessons, more and more are seeing that online guitar lessons are the way to go.

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Jackson Browne – Load Out/Stay (Just a Little Bit Longer) – How To Play – Beginner Guitar Lesson

In this best beginner guitar lesson tutorial, you will learn how to play the song by Jackson Browne Load Out/Stay (Just a Little Bit Longer).

The intro, chords, lyrics, and strumming pattern are added to help you with learning the song the easy way. I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking the link below. Please feel free to share this video tutorial with your guitar playing friends.

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