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Introduction To Strumming & The Tik Tok Pattern – Lesson 11

In this lesson, we'll get you started with simple strumming patterns and introduce you to the "Tik Tok" motion.
Syn’s Tips: This is the foundation of Strumming. These basic patterns are fundamental in developing a great groove or Feel.

Share with us in the…

Introduction To Simple Chords – Em & G – Lesson 12

In this lesson, we introduce you to your first chords - Em & G, and show you some simple strumming patterns.
Syn’s Tips: Always play to the backing tracks when you can and practice applying some of the strumming patterns you learned from the previous lesson to these…

Two New Chords – E & Am – Lesson 13

In this lesson we introduce you to two more chords - E & Am, and delve into more intricate strumming patterns.
Syn’s Tips: These are two very classic chords. I use these all of the time and they are "Must Know" chords. Try stringing chords together one after…

New and Old – G D & A – Lesson 14

In this lesson we introduce you to the D Major Chord and the A Major Chord.
Syn’s Tips: These are some great Rock 'n' Roll chords to know!

At this point, you should start listening to different bands and Transcribing their…

More New Chords With Old Chords Am- Dm- E7 – Lesson 15

In this lesson we add Dm & E7 with new strumming patterns.
Syn’s Tips: Practice to the backing track and listen to qualities of the individual chords as well as the chord progression and try to paint mental pictures…

Adding The C Chord with New Strumming Patterns – Lesson 16

In this lesson we add the C Major chord to our repertoire.
Syn’s Tips: This is as classic as it gets! Check out Skid Row’s, ”I Remember You” to hear how it’s applied to a brilliant song. They…

Putting it All Together C G D A & E – Lesson 17

Putting it All Together C G D A & E In this lesson, we lengthen our pattern and show you how to put five chords together.
Syn’s Tips: Congratulations! Now you know the most common and important open chords there are in the world!

So now that you know enough chords,…

Introduction to Power Chords and Palm Muting – Lesson 18

In this lesson we introduce the Power Chord and concentrate on the right hand technique called Palm Muting.
Syn’s Tips: This is the main rhythm style and technique for Avenged Sevenfold as well as probably every metal band in existence!

Crank up the distortion…

Important Strumming Patterns – Lesson 19

In this lesson we show you how to play some of most common strumming patterns you will run across in popular songs.
Syn’s Tips: Incorporate all of your chords when practicing these patterns.

Try writing some chord progressions yourselves from the chords you already know but be…

Overview of The Pentatonic Scale – Lesson 20

In this lesson we introduce you to the Holy Grail of rock soloing - the Pentatonic scale.
Syn’s Tips: THE most popular scale used in Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Jazz, and more!

Practice alternate picking to the Metronome .

Beginner

Introduction To Strumming & The Tik Tok Pattern – Lesson 11

In this lesson, we'll get you started with simple strumming patterns and introduce you to the "Tik Tok" motion.
Syn’s Tips: This is the foundation of Strumming. These basic patterns are fundamental in developing a great groove or Feel.

Share with us in the…
Beginner

Introduction To Simple Chords – Em & G – Lesson 12

In this lesson, we introduce you to your first chords - Em & G, and show you some simple strumming…
Syn’s Tips: Always play to the backing tracks when you can and practice applying some of the strumming patterns you learned from the previous lesson to these…
Beginner

Two New Chords – E & Am – Lesson 13

In this lesson we introduce you to two more chords - E & Am, and delve into more intricate strumming…
Syn’s Tips: These are two very classic chords. I use these all of the time and they are "Must Know" chords. Try stringing chords together one after…
Beginner

New and Old – G D & A – Lesson 14

In this lesson we introduce you to the D Major Chord and the A Major Chord.
Syn’s Tips: These are some great Rock 'n' Roll chords to know!

At this point, you should start listening to different bands and Transcribing their…
Beginner

More New Chords With Old Chords Am- Dm- E7 – Lesson 15

In this lesson we add Dm & E7 with new strumming patterns.
Syn’s Tips: Practice to the backing track and listen to qualities of the individual chords as well as the chord progression and try to paint mental pictures…
Beginner

Adding The C Chord with New Strumming Patterns – Lesson 16

In this lesson we add the C Major chord to our repertoire.
Syn’s Tips: This is as classic as it gets! Check out Skid Row’s, ”I Remember You” to hear how it’s applied to a brilliant song. They…
Beginner

Putting it All Together C G D A & E – Lesson 17

Putting it All Together C G D A & E In this lesson, we lengthen our pattern and show you…
Syn’s Tips: Congratulations! Now you know the most common and important open chords there are in the world!

So now that you know enough chords,…
Beginner

Introduction to Power Chords and Palm Muting – Lesson 18

In this lesson we introduce the Power Chord and concentrate on the right hand technique called Palm Muting.
Syn’s Tips: This is the main rhythm style and technique for Avenged Sevenfold as well as probably every metal band in existence!

Crank up the distortion…
Beginner

Important Strumming Patterns – Lesson 19

In this lesson we show you how to play some of most common strumming patterns you will run across in…
Syn’s Tips: Incorporate all of your chords when practicing these patterns.

Try writing some chord progressions yourselves from the chords you already know but be…
Beginner

Overview of The Pentatonic Scale – Lesson 20

In this lesson we introduce you to the Holy Grail of rock soloing - the Pentatonic scale.
Syn’s Tips: THE most popular scale used in Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Jazz, and more!

Practice alternate picking to the Metronome .

In this lesson, we'll get you started with simple strumming patterns and introduce you to the "Tik Tok" motion.
Syn’s Tips: This is the foundation of Strumming. These basic patterns are fundamental in developing a great groove or Feel.

Share with us in the…
In this lesson, we introduce you to your first chords - Em & G, and show you some simple strumming patterns.
Syn’s Tips: Always play to the backing tracks when you can and practice applying some of the strumming patterns you learned from the previous lesson to these…
In this lesson we introduce you to two more chords - E & Am, and delve into more intricate strumming patterns.
Syn’s Tips: These are two very classic chords. I use these all of the time and they are "Must Know" chords. Try stringing chords together one after…
In this lesson we introduce you to the D Major Chord and the A Major Chord.
Syn’s Tips: These are some great Rock 'n' Roll chords to know!

At this point, you should start listening to different bands and Transcribing their…
In this lesson we add Dm & E7 with new strumming patterns.
Syn’s Tips: Practice to the backing track and listen to qualities of the individual chords as well as the chord progression and try to paint mental pictures…
In this lesson we add the C Major chord to our repertoire.
Syn’s Tips: This is as classic as it gets! Check out Skid Row’s, ”I Remember You” to hear how it’s applied to a brilliant song. They…
Putting it All Together C G D A & E In this lesson, we lengthen our pattern and show you how to put five chords together.
Syn’s Tips: Congratulations! Now you know the most common and important open chords there are in the world!

So now that you know enough chords,…
In this lesson we introduce the Power Chord and concentrate on the right hand technique called Palm Muting.
Syn’s Tips: This is the main rhythm style and technique for Avenged Sevenfold as well as probably every metal band in existence!

Crank up the distortion…
In this lesson we show you how to play some of most common strumming patterns you will run across in popular songs.
Syn’s Tips: Incorporate all of your chords when practicing these patterns.

Try writing some chord progressions yourselves from the chords you already know but be…
In this lesson we introduce you to the Holy Grail of rock soloing - the Pentatonic scale.
Syn’s Tips: THE most popular scale used in Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Jazz, and more!

Practice alternate picking to the Metronome .

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