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Musical Alphabet & Notes on the Guitar Neck

The musical alphabet is the most basic building block of theory that you will learn. But, applying it to the guitar neck can get tricky! It’s important you learn and memorize all the notes, on all the strings, up and down the fretboard. Free Printout: Notes on the Guitar Neck The musical alphabet goes A-A#/Bb-B-C-C#/Db-D-D#/Eb-E-F-F#/Gb-G-G#/Ab and then starts over again. Only using sharps, the alphabet looks like this: A-A#-B-C-C#-D-D#-E-F-F#-G-G# Only using flats, the alphabet looks like this: A-Bb-B-C-Db-D-Eb-E-F-Gb-G-Ab When going up, we use sharps. When going down, we use flats. The accidentals (sharps and flats) separated by slashes are called “enharmonic equivalents”....

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Mixing Modes – Guitar Lesson

Signup for the course and get the printable charts for all seven modes here! In this lesson on Modes, you’ll learn the art of mixing modes to add personality to your solos! Mixing Modes Mixing Modes is a great way to add unique sound to your playing. Our 9-part video series will take you through each of the seven modes one at a time, first giving you examples, then teaching you the theory and ways you can apply them to your playing. Join the Master Class! Tips & Tricks Take it from the top! There are seven modes total in music, all coming...

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Power Chords – Guitar Lesson

Power Chords are a staple in rock, metal, and many other genres, and they’re super simple to play! Jared will take you step-by-step through construction and using power chords in this free guitar lesson from Lutz Academy. Power Chords are a staple in rock, metal, and many other genres, and they’re super simple to play! Jared will take you step-by-step through construction and using power chords in this free guitar lesson from Lutz Academy. Are Power Chords Major or Minor? Actually, power chords are made using a perfect fifth interval, which makes them neither major nor minor! You can play two or three...

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How to Play a Single Paradiddle – Drum Rudiments Lesson 16

This lesson will show you how to play a single paradiddle. A Paradiddle has the sticking R L R R L R L L. Get the practice sheet here! Tips & Tricks Make sure to practice with both hands, especially your weaker one! Don’t worry too much about timing when you first try to learn this technique, focus more on keeping just two strokes per hand and making both strokes as even as possible. Don’t speed up this technique (or any other) unit you can play it very confidently at a slow speed. Trying to speed things up too fast will...

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How to Play a Triple Ratamacue – Drum Rudiments Lesson 40

This lesson will show you how to play a Triple Ratamacue. Tips & Tricks Make sure to practice with both hands, especially your weaker one! Don’t worry too much about timing when you first try to learn this technique, focus more on keeping just two strokes per hand and making both strokes as even as possible. Don’t speed up this technique (or any other) unit you can play it very confidently at a slow speed. Trying to speed things up too fast will cause a lot of issues with your technique later on. Double stroke rolls can be used in...

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How to Play a Double Ratamacue – Drum Rudiments Lesson 39

This lesson will show you how to play a Double Ratamacue. Tips & Tricks Make sure to practice with both hands, especially your weaker one! Don’t worry too much about timing when you first try to learn this technique, focus more on keeping just two strokes per hand and making both strokes as even as possible. Don’t speed up this technique (or any other) unit you can play it very confidently at a slow speed. Trying to speed things up too fast will cause a lot of issues with your technique later on. Double stroke rolls can be used in fills...

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