Course: Acoustic Level 1

 

Chapter: 1: It All Starts At The Campfire!

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Down Stroke Strumming Pattern

Anders will show you the basics of the simple acoustic guitar strumming pattern.

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Embellishing The Cowboy Chords

Anders will show you how to embellish the basic open chords.

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Strumming Pattern Tried-and-True

Anders will add another classic strumming pattern to your arsenal.

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Classic Chords With Common Tones

Anders will explore a series of chords where certain notes on the treble strings remain static through all of them. We call these common tones and it's a great sound. The common tones give these chords some wild names, but don't worry too much about that for right now. Just consider them minor or major chords with some extra flavor added.

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Strumming With a Waltz Feel

Anders will show you a different right hand strumming pattern using a 3/4 time signature, or waltz feel.

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The Chords We Love and Hate

Anders will show you helpful tips for dealing with difficult to play chords.

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Chapter: 2: Finger Picking: Poor Man's Piano

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Intro To Finger Picking

Anders will introduce a really simple version of a finger picking pattern, and as always it's really important that you take your time and don't rush ahead with this. And if you're lucky enough that this is easy for you, try to use these lessons to zoom in and perfect your right hand technique.

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Next Level Finger Picking

Anders will show you a slightly more elaborate finger picking pattern. It's a little more complicated than the one we used in the previous tutorial, but it is absolutely worth the hard work. This one uses the concept of inside and outside picking.

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Working In a Simple Melody Embellishments

Anders will show you how to use the basic fingerpicking patterns to weave melodies into your playing and effectively accompany yourself, while also playing the lead.

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Finger Strumming

Anders will show show you a very basic way to strum with your fingers, which is similar to how you hold a pick, but it does have a slightly different sound. This will enable you to switch seamlessly between strumming and fingerpicking, which is good for accompanying a singer, but it'll also enable you to come up with cool hybrid strumming and picking patterns.

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Introducing Alternating Bass Notes

Anders will show you how to incorporate alternating bass notes into the basic fingerpicking techniques learned so far. It inherently has a country sound, which is fun, but if that's not your thing, simply consider it an exercise in right hand independence and overall finger picking technique.

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Finger Picking Practice Tune

Anders will show you a practice tune using the various fingerpicking techniques taught in this chapter.

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Chapter: 3: Look Right, Then Left, Then Right Again

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16th Note Strumming Pattern

Anders will you how to strum using 16th notes. He'll explore a groove using this subdivision and come up with a cool strumming pattern that fits it. You'll recognize the sound of it, as this rhythmic feel is used in a million classic songs.

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Basics Of The Blues

Anders will show you how to explore the most basic tools used to create this classic sound of the blues with dominant 7th chords in a few different keys.

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Open Drony Strings

Anders will show you how to combine fretted notes and open strings in your chord voicings to make your acoustic rhythm playing more interesting.

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Root-Chord & Root-5 Strumming

Anders will show you a strumming technique that separates the main bass note from the rest of the chord. This will strengthen that rhythmic element we explored in previous tutorials.

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Barre Chords With Ghost Notes

Anders will show you how to play barre chords with a strumming and muting technique that will help us get used to these sometimes difficult chords.

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Arpeggiating

Anders will show you how to arpeggiate chords. This means to rhythmically separate the notes of a chord by playing them one after the other instead of all together in one strum. This is a great way to add variety to our chord playing!

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Chapter: 4: Finger Picking Party Tricks

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New Combinations

Anders will show you how to integrate techniques from previous tutorials into your acoustic playing.

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Bass Lines

Anders will show you some basic examples of how you can add some bass lines to lead between, into and out of your different chords.

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Chord Plucking and Back Beat Slapping

Anders will show you how to use a percussive slap technique to create the illusion of your guitar being more than just one instrument, because it sounds like a clap or a snare drum. The combination of the chord plucking and the percussive slaps is an extremely useful sound that can be used for thousands of songs in many different styles of music.

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Travis Picking

Anders will show you an introduction to the finger picking technique known as Travis Picking.

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More Melodies

Anders will show you how to simplify the chords and picking patterns and the focus on the melody notes.

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Next Level Finger Picking Practice Tune

Anders will show you a practice tune that incorporates all the techniques taught in this chapter.

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Chapter: 5: Music Theory In Action

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Chord Anatomy 101

Anders will some basic music theory and look at how it applies to acoustic guitar playing. He starts with how chords are made from a scale and how that translates into basic triads and full chord voicings.

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I, IV and V

Anders will explain and demonstrate the basic concept of I, IV and V chords, and we'll play through a a few examples in different keys, so you can hear and feel the close relationship between these three chords.

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The Minor Chords - II, III and VI

Anders will show you the relative minor chords of the standard I, IV & V chords learned in the previous tutorial.

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Secondary Dominants

Anders will show you the concept of using dominant 7th chords as secondary dominants which are used to spice up many chord progressions.

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Chapter: 6: Songs Without Singers

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Pop Rock Practice Tune

Anders will break down, practice and ultimately play through a practice tune with heavy emphasis on rhythmic elements like strumming, hits and accents and overall groove.

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Moody Country Pop Practice Tune

Anders will show you a practice tune that features elements from a few different styles of music including country, rock and pop.

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Pop Practice Tune

Anders will show you a practice tune in a different stylistic universe. It's a cool pop type sound and it features a lot of extremely useful right and left hand tricks and techniques.

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Finger Picking Practice Tune (Final)

Anders will break down, practice and play through a practice tune that'll create a whole new kind of mood and vibe with our finger picking tools. Most of what we'll use are things you've already learnt, but we will add a few new elements as well.

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