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Almost every song played on the guitar involves some sort of chord progression. Check out this lesson for tips on how to transition from one guitar chord to another. Start out by focusing on just your fretting hand and going through the motions of a simple C, G, D chord progression. With practice, you’ll be able to set up chords with accuracy and control your fingers for the ultimate transition efficiency.
If you lived through the year 2000, you probably remember Vanessa Carlton’s irresistibility catchy “A Thousand Miles.” Want to learn how to play it on piano? This lesson from Paul Corgan, designed for beginner to intermediate students, breaks down each major part of the song and details the notes for the left and right hand.
Three-finger chords may sound like a challenge, but they’re worth it. Once you can play one-, two-, and three-finger chords, you’ll have access to the majority of common chords on the uke. Commit several patterns to memory by learning fundamental progressions, such as the 12-bar blues. This lesson is for beginning and intermediate ukulele students.
When you use two fingers to shape chords on the ukulele, your repertoire increases dramatically. In this lesson from Kalani, learn some of the most commonly used chords in all kinds of popular songs: F, D7, and A major. If you have a little experience playing the ukulele and want to build your skills, this is a great lesson to improve your range.
One of the most important aspects of recording music is keeping time. Using the click track feature in Audacity will help you do just that! Modeled after a metronome, the click track option establishes a steady rhythm to guide you as you play and record. You can customize the beats per minute and beats per measure to give you the cadence you need. This audio editor also allows you to easily shift your recording and match-up your music!
Before you start playing the ukulele, it’s imperative to make your instrument pitch-perfect with accurate tuning. In this introductory lesson by Kalani, learn how to use the string names and numbers of your uke to tune it. Don't have a tuner? No worries! You'll also learn how to tune by ear with a method called relative tuning.
Ready to learn another chord on guitar? In this lesson, Sam from Best Beginner Guitar Lessons demonstrates finger positioning for the D chord and offers tips for playing cleanly. Once you have committed the chord structure to memory, practice combining it with the other chords you have learned, such as: G, G7, and C.
The major scale means major business. Check out this lesson by Your Guitar Sage and investigate one of music’s most important structures. You’ll learn and memorize the form of a major scale in whole steps and half steps so that you can construct one from anywhere on a guitar. Once you know the pattern, you can move on to playing the major scale across multiple strings.
Get ready to start your first project in Cubase 7! In this lesson by In Your Ear, explore the Project Setup in detail to better understand technical settings like sample rate, bit depth, and Hermode Tuning (HMT). Once you have the best settings to fit your needs, you’ll be well on your way to recording, arranging, or editing your first project!
Learning how to play the ukulele is fun and easy when you begin with one-finger chords. There is a surprising number of one-finger ukulele chords that will help you build confidence quickly even if you’ve never picked up this tiny stringed instrument before! In this lesson from professional uke player Kalani, learn how to play the C, C7, A7, and A minor chords.
Why do you want to play guitar? Do you want to play casually at parties, write songs, or record in a studio? Maybe you want to do something entirely different — there are many paths for learning the guitar out there.This lesson urges you to take a seat and examine what you want to get out of the guitar and why. Determine your guitar playing goals and find a way to get there.
If you’re learning how to play guitar, your fretting hand might be getting pretty tired. Fortunately, there are ways to strengthen your fingers when you’re caught without your guitar. Stuck in class, at work, or waiting at the doctor’s office? Try these guitar finger exercises for developing finger dexterity, speed, and accuracy.
Hold off on the Beethoven and Debussy for a second and play something a little more . . . contemporary. This piano lesson from Paul Corgan shows you how to play the insanely simple and fun-to-play “Bow Chicka Wow Wow,” by Mike Posner. You’ll learn the verse, chorus, and guitar riff and get some tips for putting your own spin on the chord progression.
Not everyone is born a natural strummer; rhythm takes practice! Check out this lesson on basic guitar strumming techniques and find out tips for focusing on your down and up strums. Learn to mute your fretting hand and strum slowly for better concentration. Then, move onto more complex techniques like ghost strumming and leaving out a downbeat or two. You’ll soon be strumming like your favorite guitarist!
Don’t think you’re cut out for playing guitar? Think again! Everyone gets frustrated. Even Jimi Hendrix wasn’t a rock god from day one. Check out this lesson for advice on learning how to play guitar and the encouragement to keep doing it. You’ll surely want to continue pickin’ after hearing these words of wisdom. Practice and persist!
Do you not feel cut out for playing the guitar? Feeling frustrated with your abilities as a musician? Don’t worry, that’s completely normal! This lesson reveals to you that learning how to play guitar isn’t about talent; it’s about dedication and practice. Talent doesn’t come naturally; your favorite musicians developed their coordination over years of practice. Persevere toward your goal of becoming a great guitarist.
Are you an amateur guitarist? Aren’t we all? Check out this lesson for tips on basic fretting techniques. You’ll learn how to play on the fingertips, position your hand, curl your knuckle for a clean sound, and determine how many fingers to use when fretting. Absorb the principles necessary for becoming the next guitar hero.
Want to master the guitar but don’t know where to start? Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to get better? Ask yourself what sort of guitar player you really want to be: do you want to shred scales up and down the neck, or just play sing-alongs at a party? Either way, Your Guitar Sage will help you determine the focus and priority of your practice in order to fulfill your goals as a guitarist.
Are you an experienced harmonica player looking to learn a new lick? This lesson will teach you how to mimic the sound of a train. You’ll learn when to bend notes and use a hand wah-wah to create the sounds of a freight train whistle. By manipulating the way you draw and blow air, you’ll be able to produce different pitches and play this classic bluegrass and folk music sound. You’ll also experiment with octaves and trilling as you work your way to mastering this wind instrument.