Solidwalnut's Lesson Guide...find It Here!
Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:22 AM
Here's a guide to my lessons here at GfB&B. This will be helpful so all lesson titles can be viewed on one page and in their categories. If you can't find a particular lesson, just send me a message here at GfB&B. Note that if there isn't a link on a lesson, then it isn't published yet but is in process. I'll keep this list updated. Let me know if you find a missing or broken link.
The first lesson to view is Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond. I've broken down the learning process into five different areas. My reason for this is so you might have a roadmap to follow. This lesson contains specific suggestions to practice specific skills -- not just suggestions on my lessons but suggestions of lessons that will help you in each of these areas from every instructor here at GfB&B. All of the Area lessons below follow in the footsteps of this roadmap.
The five areas are:
Area 1...The mechanics of making chords
Area 2...The basic chord formation layout of the neck of the guitar
Area 3...Learn basic rhythm and strumming (or fingerstyle) techniques
Area 4...Learn basic music theory
Area 5...Add musicianship to your playing
Musicianship skills are built in each of the 5 areas. A guitarist really needs to begin learning about and adding musicianship skills to their toolbox every day. And it begins with the most important skill of all: listen.
Be sure to check out the special lesson/article for Area 5 Playbook for Beginners and Beyond: Adding Musicianship.
If you need some tips on learning how to play your favorite songs, be sure to check out the article Learn to Play Any Song.
For tips on audio mixing, be sure to check out the Tips for Audio Mixdown series. It can give you ideas on how to listen to songs critically and so you can make them sound as you intend to in the final product.
All the best,
Form Chords and Switch Between them Quickly
Barre Chords for the Beginner and Beyond
The Intro to CAGED
Much Ado About Rhythm: Part 1
Much Ado About Rhythm: Part 2
Much Ado About Rhythm: Part 3
Fingerpicking Patterns Part 1
Fingerpicking Patterns Part 2
Fingerpicking Patterns Part 3
Fingerpicking Patterns Part 4 (in progress)
The Major Scale Chart: Part 1
The Major Scale Chart: Part 2
The Major Scale Chart: Part 3
The Major Scale Chart: Part 4
An Intro to Modes
Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond: Adding Musicianship
Learn to Play Any Song
Riffs, Licks and Technique
Hammer on and Pull off Set #1
Bluegrass Lick #1
Riffs in the Style of Slash
Pick Control Challenge
Straight, Vibrato and Slide
Switch from Flatpick to Fingerstyle
Should I Copyright My Tunes?
Get Your CD Project Duplicated
Submitting Your Demo
What You Need to Record in a Studio
Guitar Amp Tubes -- They Can Really Make a Difference in your Sound
Tips for Audio Mixdown: Overview
Tips for Audio Mixdown: Stereo Pan Space
Tips for Audio Mixdown: Volume Space
Tips for Audio Mixdown: Mix Space
Tips for Audio Mixdown: EQ Space
Tips for Audio Mixdown: Sub-ranges of the Audio Spectrum
Tips for Audio Mixdown: Effects Space
Tips for Audio Mixdown: Find the Groove
Tips for Audio Mixdown: The Groove
Tips for Audio Mixdown: Build the House
Tips for Audio Mixdown: References
Solid Walnut Music/ASCAP
Becoming a great guitarist has less to do with fancy moves than it does becoming a master of the basics and learning musicianship.
It's not what you can't do. It's how you play what you already know.
"Rhythm guitar is a trip that alot of people miss" -- Tom Petty
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