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Beginner's Corner

About the Beginner's Corner series


Instructor: Bear Rose

Difficulty: 1-2 (of 10)

Focus: Instructor Bear shows you all the secrets behind chords & scales - from a complete beginner perspective. Step by step, you will understand simple concepts that are the foundation of some of the greatest songs in the world.
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    Beginner's Corner 16: Slash Chords

    by Bear Rose

    Expand your chord vocabulary! Venturing out from basic chords, we're going to tackle slash chords and discover how they can improve your chord playing and sounds!

    Tags: slash, chords, strumming, beginner, easy
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    Beginner's Corner 17: Slash Chords 2

    by Bear Rose

    Continuing to diversify our chord knowledge, we are going to learn another way to use slash chords! Today we'll learn how to take a few basic shapes and move them up and down the neck while also utilizing open strings in our slash chords.

    Tags: slash, chords, strumming, beginner, easy
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    Beginner's Corner 18: Slash Chords 3

    by Bear Rose

    Continuing to diversify our chord knowledge, we are going to learn another way to use slash chords! Today we'll learn about how we can use slash chords to form major 7th and minor 7th chords, as well as use some of the other shapes we've already learned.

    Tags: slash, chords, strumming, beginner, easy
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    Beginner's Corner 19: Chords Theory

    by Bear Rose

    Taking a detour from the normal style of lessons here on GMC, we are diving into some deep beginner theory: How chords are formed and why? Come with me as I explain this and answer other questions about chord formations and structure!

    Tags: beginners, corner, chord, formation, theory
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    Beginner's Corner 20: Beginner Solo

    by Bear Rose

    Taking a little detour from usual learning of chords and rhythm techniques, we are going to learn a beginner level solo in D major. We'll be drawing from knowledge of the major scale and focusing on melody!

    Tags: beginner, corner, solo, melody, easy,...
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    Beginner's Corner 21: String Bending

    by Bear Rose

    As we progress through our journey as beginning guitarists, we turn our attention to string bending for this lesson. Keep in mind that even though this lesson is focused on beginners, those who are more advanced would do well to practice this lesson to improve the precision of bending strings to the correct pitch.

    Tags: beginner, corner, solo, melody, string...
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    Beginner's Corner 22: Hammer-On

    by Bear Rose

    Let's look at hammer-ons! If you're interested in learning to play with some killer legato, this is the place to start. Hammer-ons are the first half of legato. We'll progress from absolute beginner to more advanced beginner through this lesson and learn some fun licks along the way!

    Tags: hammer-on, hammer-ons, legato, beginners...
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    Beginner's Corner 23: Pull-Offs

    by Bear Rose

    Let's dive into pull-offs! If you're interested in learning to play with some killer legato, this is the place to start. Pull-offs are the second half of legato (check out my hammer-ons lesson for the first half!). We'll progress from absolute beginner to more advanced beginner through this lesson and learn some fun licks along the way!

    Tags: pull-offs, pull off, legato, beginner
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    Beginner's Corner 24: Beginner Legato

    by Bear Rose

    It's time to take what we've learned from the past 2 lessons and combine them into some smooth legato playing! We've learned about hammer-ons and pull-offs, now we're just going to put them together and get them acquainted with one another.

    Tags: beginner, legato, hammer on, pull off, easy
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    Beginner's Corner 25: Alternate Picking

    by Bear Rose

    Let's take a look at some beginner alternate picking! The past 3 lessons have been about legato, so now we're working on a new technique that is the opposite of legato: alternate picking!

    Tags: alternate picking, beginner
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    Beginner's Corner 26: Beginner Slides

    by Bear Rose

    Today, we learn to slide! Sliding is a very important part of playing lead guitar. It has a very vocal like quality to it and can be used for great expression and emotion in playing, in a similar but different way than bending.

    Tags: slides, beginner, legato, smooth, sliding
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    Beginner's Corner 27: Drop D Tuning

    by Bear Rose

    It's time to get low! Come and join me for a Beginner's lesson on Drop D Tuning and some basics on how to play in Drop D!

    Tags: beginner, drop d, tuning
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    Beginner's Corner 28: The Blues Scale

    by Bear Rose

    It is time to learn some blues lead guitar! We've looked at the major, minor, and minor pentatonic scales in the past, but now it is time to check out the blues scale!

    Tags: beginners, blues, lead, scale
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    Beginner's Corner 29: Palm Muting

    by Bear Rose

    Today we're going to learn how to palm mute! Palm muting will allow us to effectively alter the dynamics in our playing and will improve our skills immensely!

    Tags: palm muting, palm mute, dynamics,...
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    Beginner's Corner 30: Finger Picking

    by Bear Rose

    Let's give our picks a rest for a few moments. That's right! Today's lesson is on Fingerpicking, which is a great alternative to using a conventional pick. Let your fingers do the walking!

    Tags: finger, picking, fingerpicking, folk,...