Course: Acoustic Level 2
In Acoustic Style Level 2 we’ll pick up the pace on our fingerpicking. We’ll explore a powerful tool; the capo, which allows you to play in any key. You’ll learn more embellishments on simple campfire chords and we’ll dive into open tunings. There’s a lot to get to in order to master the acoustic guitar, so let’s go!
Chapter: 1: Fingerpicking Up The Pace
In this chapter you’ll learn advanced picking techniques such as hybrid picking, clawhammer style, advanced Travis Picking and fingerpicking in ¾ time.
Anders with show you one of his favorite ways of strumming on an acoustic guitar, which is often referred by the term that banjo players use called "clawhammer" because you alternate between "clawing" the strings on the upstrokes and lightly hammering them on the downstrokes.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Anders will show you how to start out with the most basic pattern of 3/4 time and then we'll build upon that until we end up with quite a few tools to draw from, whenever you run into a song that has this rhythmic feel.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Anders will put together a practice tune with a strong Travis picking country vibe using the skills and ideas in this chapter: Travis picking, clawhammer, hybrid picking.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Chapter: 2: Gear, Equipment and Tone
In chapter 2 we’ll show you all about the capo, various right hand accessories, how to properly amplify an acoustic guitar and recording techniques.
Anders will discuss and demonstrate how to use the capo to change the key of your open chords, how to use a combination of your capo and transposing to play the same chord progression in a higher register and how to use that trick to come up with a complimentary part for when you're lucky enough to play with another guitar player.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Anders will discuss and demonstrate the basics of finding a flatpick that's right for you, and we'll also talk about some of the more alternative tools that people use like metal finger picks as well as both real and fake finger nails. He'll also demonstrate a classic tool called a thumb pick which is quite popular for certain styles of acoustic guitar playing.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Anders discusses and demonstrates different types acoustic guitars. In this tutorial we'll look at some of the most common types of acoustic guitars: dreadnought, nylon string, parlour guitar, resonator and archtop.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Chapter: 3: Killin' It At The Campfire
In this chapter you’ll learn the importance of dynamics and palm muting, advanced arpeggiation, with additional chord embellishments and strumming patterns.
Anders will discuss and demonstrate how to strum with a swing feel, both for 8th and 16th note based strumming patterns. This may seem deceptively simple at first, but behind the basic mechanics there's a whole world of personal expression and important musicianship to be explored.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Anders returns to the technique of arpeggiating but in a different way which is really more of a overall approach than a specific part or pattern. It's a concept that is widely used and can incorporated in many different styles.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Chapter: 4: Open Tunings
Learn the ins and outs of the most common alternate tunings including drop D, open D, DADGAD, classic open G and others.
Chapter: 5: Stripping It All Down
Here we will get to the nitty gritty and show you how to fill between phrases, how to fill with your fingers, how to play with another guitarist and much more.
Anders will explore some useful and fun ways to add embellishments and fills in between the vocal phrases using a pick. These tools can also be used for instrumental sections like intros, outros and solo sections, and it's really fun to explore the gray are between rhythm and lead playing.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Chapter: 6: Fingerpicking Paradise
Finalize your fingerpicking knowledge in the last chapter in Acoustic Style Level 2. You’ll learn how to play with a swing feel, to make open string melodies, harmonics, jazzy voicings and more.
Anders will show you a classic and useful way to play melodies on an acoustic guitar, which uses a combination of open strings and fretted notes to create a piano-like sustain between the notes. This can be a bit confusing to wrap your head around at first, but it's a really cool sound and something you encounter quite frequently when you're learning classic instrumental guitar arrangements in this style.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Anders will break down, practice and ultimately play through a slightly more advanced instrumental guitar arrangement of a melody written to include a lot of classic sounding tension notes.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Anders will show you some of the more jazzy chord voicings that often come in handy, when you want to play instrumental versions of classic songs. This is where country and blues really start to overlap with jazz, and the result is a beautiful and classic sound which is a ton of fun to play.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade
Anders will break down, practice and play through one final practice tune that incorporates most of the techniques taught in this chapter. This will include the swing feel, open string licks, tension notes, a few harmonics and some of the jazzy chord voicings. It's a fun tune for using a thumb pick, but it is completely possible to play the arrangement without one as well.Published: 04/14/2020 Upgrade