September 2015 Posts

Advanced Rhythm Guitar Techniques: Adding Crosspicking!

Guitar- Crosspicking Rhythm
Click the link below to listen! We're going to learn how to incorporate crosspicking into our guitar rhythm with three different exercises. First, we'll learn a hybrid guitar strum. Then, we'll learn some crosspicking patterns, and finally combine the two

Exploring Mandolin Backup- Ballads in G!

Exploring Mandolin Backup- Ballads in G
Click on the link below to hear the preview! First we'll take three pick patterns and learn to play them over the standard chords in the key of G. Then, we'll add scale licks between them in a mock progression to practice making pretty noise with our mand

Waltz Rhythm Guitar– Patterns, Walks, and Licks!

Guitar- Waltz Rhythm, Walks, & Runs
Click the link below to hear my intro and approach to waltz guitar rhythm! In this lesson you'll learn four strum patterns for basic waltz timing, walks between typical chords in the key of G, and six different phrase-ending licks/runs. Once again, what I

Temperance Reel for Banjo!

Banjo- Temperance Reel
Click on the link below to hear my melodic version! This is a great old Celtic tune played in melodic style. Plus, we introduce some single-string picking that lends itself to the Celtic style.
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