Beginner

Overview of the Electric Guitar – Lesson 1

In this video, we explain how the electric guitar works as well as explaining each individual part and its function.

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How to Hold The Guitar Properly – Lesson 2

In this lesson, we explain correct posture, the proper way to hold the guitar, as well as correct right and left hand placement.

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How To Tune Your Guitar – Lesson 3

In this lesson, we explain how to tune your guitar to the standard A440 pitch.

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How To Hold The Pick – Lesson 4

In this lesson, we show you the proper technique for holding the pick. Let me just say that this is the way that MOST great guitar players, (including Syn), hold the pick. However – I held the pick “wrong” for 40 years and still managed to play...

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The Guitar Fretboard Layout – Lesson 6

An explanation of how the guitar fretboard is setup in relationship to the chromatic scale.

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The Major Scale – Lesson 7

Our first look at how to build a Major scale.

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Overview of The Major Chord – Lesson 8

In this lesson, we explain how the Major triad is constructed from a Major scale.

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The C Major Scale – Lesson 9

A look at the notes that make up a Major scale in the key of C. (C D E F G A B)

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Just For Fun – Six Magic Notes For Soloing – Lesson 10

Six notes in a simple pattern that will get you started soloing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New and Old – G D & A – Lesson 14

In this lesson we introduce you to the D Major Chord and the A Major Chord.

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

In this lesson we add Dm & E7 with new strumming patterns.

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Adding The C Chord with New Strumming Patterns – Lesson 16

In this lesson we add the C Major chord to our repertoire.

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

In this lesson, we lengthen our pattern and show you how to put five chords together.

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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.

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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.

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Overview of The Pentatonic Scale – Lesson 20

In this lesson we introduce you to the Holy Grail of rock soloing – the Pentatonic scale.

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Overview of The C Chord Family – Lesson 21

In this lesson we introduce you to the C Major chord family; C Dm Em F G Am & Bdim.

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Pentatonic Picking Exercise – (Hammer-ons & Pull-offs) – Lesson 22

In this lesson we show some simple Pentatonic picking exercises.

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Overview of The CAGED System – Lesson 23

In this lesson we introduce you to the CAGED system.

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CAGED System – The C Shape – Lesson 24

In this lesson we tackle the parent shape of the CAGED system; its correlating major chord, arpeggio, pentatonic & major scales.

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CAGED System – The A Shape – Lesson 25

In this lesson we tackle the “A shape” of the CAGED system; its correlating major chord, arpeggio, pentatonic & major scales.

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CAGED System – The G Shape – Lesson 26

In this lesson we tackle the “G shape” of the CAGED system; its correlating major chord, arpeggio, pentatonic & major scales.

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CAGED System – The E Shape – Lesson 27

In this lesson we tackle the “E shape” of the CAGED system; its correlating major chord, arpeggio, pentatonic & major scales.

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CAGED System – The D Shape – Lesson 28

In this lesson we tackle the “D shape” of the CAGED system; its correlating major chord, arpeggio, pentatonic & major scales.

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CAGED System – Changing Pentatonic Scales – Two Chords – D & C – Lesson 29

In this lesson we show you how to change between two different pentatonic scales over their correlating chords.

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CAGED System – Playing Over Three Chords – D C & G – Lesson 30

In this lesson we show you how to change between three different pentatonic scales over their correlating chords.

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CAGED System – Playing Over Four Chords – D C G & F – Lesson 31

In this lesson we up the stakes and show you how to play four different Pentatonic scales over their correlating chords.

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CAGED System – Variations & Embellishments Over Two Chords – Lesson 32

In this lesson we show you how to mix up techniques to create embellishments over two chord shapes.

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CAGED System Pentatonic Exercise – Lesson 33

In this lesson we show you two Pentatonic exercises over four chord changes that cover the entire fretboard.

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Overview Of EDCAG – The Minor Version of The CAGED System – Lesson 34

In this lesson we show how the CAGED system works in over minor chords, arpeggios & scales.

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Pentatonic Minor – Bm – Lesson 35

In this lesson we show you how to find the “relative minor” of a major key and how to use the Pentatonic scale in minor.

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EDCAG – Playing Over Two Minor Chords – Lesson 36

In this lesson we show you how to change between two different Pentatonic scales over their correlating chords in minor.

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