(Welling. Kent)
07919 356980
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Lesson Guides
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These ‘Lesson Guides’ are not lessons in themselves, they are to remind you how the tunes are played according to how you’ve been taught in your ‘one to one’ session. Feel free to experiment and be creative, and if it works make sure to play it to me. That’s what ‘making music’ is all about! Please remember, these tunes/exercises are especially selected and arranged to introduce specific techniques that will add greatly to your guitar playing ‘tool box’. There are so many lessons so I’ll upload more when I get round to recording them or when you ask me to upload the lesson/exercise you are working on. I create a backing track on my Keyboard to accompany some of the video’s. This is so you can practice your ‘timing’ and get a real sense of playing ‘live’ in front of people or in a band. Also, its much more interesting than practicing with a ‘tick tock’ metronome! If the video’s differ from what you have been taught in your ‘one to one’ lesson this is normal. ‘One to one’ lessons are tailored to your abilities. Finally, try to play back the MP3 backing tracks through a HiFi, or if using a P.C through decent speakers.
Where are the notes? Understanding how notes, scales, and chords are positioned on the guitar! A MUST KNOW short theory lesson.
Todays Thought
“Sometimes ‘natural talent’ is really just someone spending more time on something than others do”.
THE ‘MUST KNOW’ chords. Just starting on your guitar journey? Thats great, your heading for a life time of pleasure. Check out these ‘MUST KNOW’ chords, you’ll be using them all the time no matter what style of music you play.
If you want a video of the lesson you are working on let me know.
The dreaded Barre Chords explained! Barre chords, though difficult to master when starting out are really worth the effort to learn. They open up so many ways of playing different chords using the same ‘shape’ up and down the Fret board. Just playing basic ‘open string’ chords within the first 3 Frets limits what you can play - so persevere with Barre chords and you won’t look back!
 Barre Chords
Soloing Techniques - Bends One of the great benefits of the guitar is it’s ability (in the right hands) to imitate the human singing voice! This technique is a ‘must have’ for your guitar techniques tool box.
The power of the Triads How to use Triads to accompany your melodic solo’s! Video
Improvising over chord changes. How is it done? Find out here Video
How to practice.. Some students like to learn all the notes and THEN later learn to play them all musically. Logically, I can see why. It’s nice and sequential and most guitarists are taught this way.…Yet this usually leads to many frustrating months trying to undo mistakes or bad habits formed during the learning experience. Especially when working on challenging arrangements. Instead, when learning a tune, in my experience, it’s far better to learn one phrase at a time and then get to work on perfecting it before learning the next part or phrase. Spending time working on smaller sections, perfecting and refining them, going deep on the details, the movements, the subtle elements that make up musicality, etc is more efficient. It will help you sound more musical, it helps to prevent bad habits, and makes the parts easier to remember (as you are not trying to cram in as many notes into your brain at once). This is why I like to teach a tune a ‘phrase’ at a time rather than the complete piece from start to finish as in traditional methods. There are teachers that will disagree, but my own experience over many years has reinforced my believe that students learn a tune a lot quicker when confronted with only a few notes at a time, and asked to get it as good as they can before moving on.
020 8304 3500
The TWO most common Major scale Patterns Guitarist use. The ‘Nashville system’. Check it out here - it’s so simple!
There are many students practicing the project “Improvising over chord changes”. Here is the backing track, and PDF to help you.
D-G-A backing
Example Solo guitar
improvising over chord changes.
(Welling. Kent)
07919 356980
John Edwards Guitar lesson
Any questions - just ask
Lesson Guides
These ‘Lesson Guides’ are not lessons in themselves they are to remind you how the tunes are played according to how you’ve been taught in your ‘one to one’ session. Feel free to experiment and be creative, and if it works make sure to play it to me. That’s what ‘making music’ is all about! Please remember, these tunes/exercises are especially selected and arranged to introduce specific techniques that will add greatly to your guitar playing ‘tool box’. There are so many lessons so I’ll upload more when I get round to recording them or when you ask me to upload the lesson/exercise you are working on. I create a backing track on my Keyboard to accompany some of the video’s. This is so you can practice your ‘timing’ and get a real sense of playing ‘live’ in front of people or in a band. Also, its much more interesting than practicing with a ‘tick tock’ metronome! If the video’s differ from what you have been taught in your ‘one to one’ lesson this is normal. ‘One to one’ lessons are tailored to your abilities. Finally, try to play back the MP3 backing tracks through a HiFi, or if using a P.C through decent speakers.
Where are the notes? Understanding how notes, scales, and chords are positioned on the guitar! A MUST KNOW short theory lesson.
Todays Thought
“Sometimes ‘natural talent’ is really someone spending more time on something than others do”.
All you need to know about scales and chords! Please print and keep with your guitar documents. This will probably put me out of work!! ….check it out.
The dreaded Barre Chords explained! Barre chords, though difficult to master when starting out are really worth the effort to learn. They open up so many ways of playing different chords using the same ‘shape’ up and down the Fret board. Just playing basic ‘open string’ chords within the first 3 Frets limits what you can play - so persevere with Barre chords and you won’t look back!
Barre Chords
Soloing Techniques - Bends One of the great benefits of the guitar is it’s ability (in the right hands) to imitate the human singing voice! This technique is a ‘must have’ for your guitar techniques tool box.
The power of the Triads How to use Triads to accompany your melodic solo’s! Video
THE ‘MUST KNOW’ chords. Just starting on your guitar journey? Thats great, your heading for a life time of pleasure. Check out these ‘MUST KNOW’ chords, you’ll be using them all the time no matter what style of music you play.
If you want a video of the lesson you are working on let me know.
Improvising over chord changes. How is it done? Find out here. Video
How to practice.. Some students like to learn all the notes and THEN later learn to play them all musically. Logically, I can see why. It’s nice and sequential and most guitarists are taught this way.…Yet this usually leads to many frustrating months trying to undo mistakes or bad habits formed during the learning experience. Especially when working on challenging arrangements. Instead, when learning a tune, in my experience, it’s far better to learn one phrase at a time and then get to work on perfecting it before learning the next part or phrase. Spending time working on smaller sections, perfecting and refining them, going deep on the details, the movements, the subtle elements that make up musicality, etc is more efficient. It will help you sound more musical, it helps to prevent bad habits, and makes the parts easier to remember (as you are not trying to cram in as many notes into your brain at once). This is why I like to teach a tune a ‘phrase’ at a time rather than the complete piece from start to finish as in traditional methods. There are teachers that will disagree, but my own experience over many years has reinforced my believe that students learn a tune a lot quicker when confronted with only a few notes at a time, and asked to get it as good as they can before moving on.
020 8304 3500
The TWO most common Major scale Patterns Guitarist use. The ‘Nashville system’. Check it out here - it’s so simple!
There are many students practicing the project “Improvising over chord changes”. Here is the backing track, and PDF to help you.
D-G-A backing
Example Solo guitar
improvising over chord changes.