Tips & Techniques
Patreon Q&A (August 2021)
Hey there friends! Here’s a Q&A video for August 2021, where I’ll be answering questions sent in by you all, my fine supporters over on my Patreon page.
- 0:45 Playing G with only 2 fingers
- 1:44 Strumming & rhythm in Ring of Fire
- 3:21 Light Brushes When Strumming
- 6:57 Practice Routines & How I Learn Songs
- 10:21 How to print color PDFs in black-and-white mode
- 12:31 Meaning of parentheses in tabs & chord sheets
- 16:35 Do you need to memorize the notes on the fretboard?
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📝 My "song" PDFs are now individually purcasheable! I've arranged a licensing agreement with Musicnotes, a service that lets you buy sheet music. Patreon suppoters get 50% off each purchase. Get the latest info here » (last updated July 1, 2021)
September 12, 2021
A deep-dive into the common positions of the major scale, and how they each relate to the CAGED chord shapes... which makes it all easier to understand!
August 29, 2021
I recently got my 1st electric guitar, and was surprised how many things immediately confused me. Here's a quick inventory, in case it helps anyone else starting out!
August 25, 2021
An overview to the CAGED chord shapes! I'll show how they repeat on the fretboard, no matter which key you're playing in.
August 20, 2021
A deep-dive into common stretches within the D-major chord -- and whether it's better to use your left-pinky vs. left-ring finger to reach these 4th fret notes.
August 13, 2021
In which I answer questions sent in my by Patreon supporters! Playing G with 2 fingers, my practice routine, memorizing the fretboard, the secret to light & brushy strums, and more.
July 31, 2021
Watch as I explore a handful of different ways to play a single riff (Key of E), using different positions on the fretboard -- but always playing the same notes.
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