Lies Illusions & Mysteries

Guitar specials for Lara

    Lesson 1. Guitar physical layout ( Strings, Frets, Keys, Pickups )

PRACTICE: Learning the basic 5 Keys

Play each of the 3 chords in each key. Start slow and get the correct finger position. Then increase the speed changing chords.

KEY D . . . . . . D, G, A7

KEY A . . . . . . A, D, E7

KEY E . . . . . . E, A, B7

KEY C . . . . . . C, F, G7

KEY G . . . . . . G, C, D7

    Lesson 2. Picking technique. Visualize the strings and the tip of the pick


PRACTICE: Picking excersise

With your picking hand comfortable hold your pick. Starting on the 6th string ( the base string ) pick downward with the tip. As you pick the string say the name of the string E.

Then the 5th string saying A.

Continue with all the strings ending with the first string saying the name of the string as you go.

    Lesson 3. Playing Chord progressions or patterns.


PRACTICE: Basic Rock n Roll 3 chord progression

Play the basic pattern in each of the 5 Keys. Start slow and get the correct finger position. Then increase the speed changing chords. Remember each bar gets 4 counts. ( Bars are indicated by the vertical lines)

KEY D . . | D | D | G | D | A7 | G | D | A7
KEY A . . | A | A | D | A | E7 | D | A | E7
KEY E . . | E | E | A | E | B7 | A | E | B7
KEY C . . | C | C | F | C | G7 | F | C | G7
KEY G . . | G | G | C | G | D7 | C | G | D7

    Lesson 4. Walking Bass.


PRACTICE: Picking On the top 4 strings ... Pick the 6th E, 5th A, 4th D, and 3rd G in the folowing pattern

String        FRET

 6          0, 2, 4
 5          0, 2, 4
 4          0, 2, 4
 3          0, 2, 4

    Lesson 5. Struming Am,G,D,Am

PRACTICE: Struming the E and Am ( minor )

PRACTICE: Struming the following progression ( pattern ) Am : G : D : Am