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Introduction to Pinch Harmonics – Lesson 47

In this lesson we teach you how to play "pinch harmonics" with precision and ease.
Syn’s Tips: The only part of the mechanics of this technique I have to add is this- right after you hit the string with the pick, you…
Intermediate

Introduction to Building Chords – Lesson 48

In this lesson we teach you how to construct chords.
Syn’s Tips: Papa Gates mentions “inversions” towards the end of the lesson. An inversion is a chord that doesn’t start on it’s “root” note. For example, if…
Intermediate

Building More Complicated Chords – Lesson 49

In this lesson we show you how to construct more complicated "extended" chords.
Syn’s Tips: I utilize this SO much with Avenged Sevenfold. I’m constantly finding those unique chord shapes or chord ”voicings” and either strumming them or even “arpeggiating”…
Intermediate

Arpeggios in a Single Position – Lesson 50

In this lesson we teach you how to play arpeggios from a single chord family in one position.
Syn’s Tips: This concept is great for you to begin to understand how powerful a single scale can be. There is so much music to be found…
Intermediate

Extended Arpeggios in a Single Postion – Lesson 51

In this lesson we show you how to play more complex arpeggios in a single position.
Syn’s Tips: It’s important to remember that these chords are all part of a family or “tonal center”. In this case, G major is our tonal center…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – First Position – Lesson 52

In this lesson we go over the first scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: After you get this memorized, try applying all of the techniques you’ve learned thus far like string skipping, bending, groups of three and four, etc.…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Second Position – Lesson 53

In this lesson we go over the second scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.  
Syn’s Tips: As I said in my previous tips, apply all of the techniques you have learned so far and if any of them are a little…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Third Position – Lesson 54

In this lesson we go over the second scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Now would be a good time to shift positions at different times like we did with the pentatonic shapes in series of lessons for The…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Fourth Position – Lesson 55

In this lesson we go over the fourth scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Again, apply all of your techniques, any embellishments that work, and position shifts to this stuff once you have the patterns memorized. This will really…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Fifth Position – Lesson 56

In this lesson we go over the fifth scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Now try adding in the arpeggios from lessons 50 and 51 to all of the positions you’ve learned so far. Integrate these together when playing…
Intermediate
Intermediate

Introduction to Pinch Harmonics – Lesson 47

In this lesson we teach you how to play "pinch harmonics" with precision and ease.
Syn’s Tips: The only part of the mechanics of this technique I have to add is this- right after you hit the string with the pick, you…
Intermediate

Introduction to Building Chords – Lesson 48

In this lesson we teach you how to construct chords.
Syn’s Tips: Papa Gates mentions “inversions” towards the end of the lesson. An inversion is a chord that doesn’t start on it’s “root” note. For example, if…
Intermediate

Building More Complicated Chords – Lesson 49

In this lesson we show you how to construct more complicated "extended" chords.
Syn’s Tips: I utilize this SO much with Avenged Sevenfold. I’m constantly finding those unique chord shapes or chord ”voicings” and either strumming them or even “arpeggiating”…
Intermediate

Arpeggios in a Single Position – Lesson 50

In this lesson we teach you how to play arpeggios from a single chord family in one position.
Syn’s Tips: This concept is great for you to begin to understand how powerful a single scale can be. There is so much music to be found…
Intermediate

Extended Arpeggios in a Single Postion – Lesson 51

In this lesson we show you how to play more complex arpeggios in a single position.
Syn’s Tips: It’s important to remember that these chords are all part of a family or “tonal center”. In this case, G major is our tonal center…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – First Position – Lesson 52

In this lesson we go over the first scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: After you get this memorized, try applying all of the techniques you’ve learned thus far like string skipping, bending, groups of three and four, etc.…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Second Position – Lesson 53

In this lesson we go over the second scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.  
Syn’s Tips: As I said in my previous tips, apply all of the techniques you have learned so far and if any of them are a little…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Third Position – Lesson 54

In this lesson we go over the second scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Now would be a good time to shift positions at different times like we did with the pentatonic shapes in series of lessons for The…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Fourth Position – Lesson 55

In this lesson we go over the fourth scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Again, apply all of your techniques, any embellishments that work, and position shifts to this stuff once you have the patterns memorized. This will really…
Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – Fifth Position – Lesson 56

In this lesson we go over the fifth scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Now try adding in the arpeggios from lessons 50 and 51 to all of the positions you’ve learned so far. Integrate these together when playing…
In this lesson we teach you how to play "pinch harmonics" with precision and ease.
Syn’s Tips: The only part of the mechanics of this technique I have to add is this- right after you hit the string with the pick, you…
In this lesson we teach you how to construct chords.
Syn’s Tips: Papa Gates mentions “inversions” towards the end of the lesson. An inversion is a chord that doesn’t start on it’s “root” note. For example, if…
In this lesson we show you how to construct more complicated "extended" chords.
Syn’s Tips: I utilize this SO much with Avenged Sevenfold. I’m constantly finding those unique chord shapes or chord ”voicings” and either strumming them or even “arpeggiating”…
In this lesson we teach you how to play arpeggios from a single chord family in one position.
Syn’s Tips: This concept is great for you to begin to understand how powerful a single scale can be. There is so much music to be found…
In this lesson we show you how to play more complex arpeggios in a single position.
Syn’s Tips: It’s important to remember that these chords are all part of a family or “tonal center”. In this case, G major is our tonal center…
In this lesson we go over the first scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: After you get this memorized, try applying all of the techniques you’ve learned thus far like string skipping, bending, groups of three and four, etc.…
In this lesson we go over the second scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.  
Syn’s Tips: As I said in my previous tips, apply all of the techniques you have learned so far and if any of them are a little…
In this lesson we go over the second scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Now would be a good time to shift positions at different times like we did with the pentatonic shapes in series of lessons for The…
In this lesson we go over the fourth scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Again, apply all of your techniques, any embellishments that work, and position shifts to this stuff once you have the patterns memorized. This will really…
In this lesson we go over the fifth scale position of the Major scale - 3 notes per string.
Syn’s Tips: Now try adding in the arpeggios from lessons 50 and 51 to all of the positions you’ve learned so far. Integrate these together when playing…