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sound files I've included at this site you will need some sort of midi
player. The Crescendo® is available above. If you have the time and
the bandwidth be sure to download Progressive Networks' RealPlayer®
so you can listen to the audio lessons. I made 'em just for you. And sign
my guest book if you have the time.
New News: This update,
brings you beginners a bonanza of bodacious bounty in Guitar
Basics. You players who consider yourselves more than mere beginners
will have to chew on the old stuff for a few days at least. Oh well, you
can always use that time to practice the stuff you've already been given.
And if that ain't enough, be sure to visit my friends at Tabcrawler
to grab a bundle o' tunes. Be sure to tell 'em I sent ya. Oh, and here's
a Free Guitar Tuner.
It's not a lot, but it's free.
Chord Camp #10: Chord
Camp #9 focused on 3 dominant chord shapes. When I say dominant, I
mean that those chords at least implied the formula 1-3-5-b7. To review
the chords introduced in Chord Camp #9, you'll need to go to the Chord
Camp Archives. With this update, I want to introduce you to 3 more
dominant (1-3-5-b7) chord shapes. In the last "Chord Camp" we played around
with A dominant shapes. In this lesson we'll focus on some shapes that
work well as cool D dominant chord type things. These three note chords
should work well anytime you encounter a D7. Especially, when that D7 is
carried for one or more measures. Here's an example to follow if you don't
exactly see where I'm comin' from. It's called "D Dominant
Way to Play." The first two bars give the count. Click
to see the progression played in "D Dominant Way to Play."
Beginner's Luck #3:
Here's the something for any beginning guitarists out there who want something
cool to play. Listen to the Real Audio file, 'Beginner's
Blues', to get a feel for what you're in for. If you don't know how
to read tab, go to Guitar
Basics to learn. To get yourself up to speed on this lesson series,
visit the Beginner's Luck archives.
And, finally, to get started on this lesson you need to go to Beginner's
Luck #3. Sorry, I couldn't include it here, but it is a graphics heavy
Lesson Archives: I've
organized past "front page" articles into separate pages. Here they are:
Beginner's Luck, Chord
Camp. Make your selection, drop the mouse, and grab a pick cause it's
time to practice. Enjoy thesis help for PhD experts!
Great Bass Guitar Music
Alert: Check out the Jaco Pastorius tune at http://www.jazzpromo.com.
It's well worth the trip. For more mp3 links visit http://www.daddydoodle.com/mp3guide.htm.
Country licks are in demand.
Roger's the latest reader to ask for 'em, so click
here to get to 'em. Listen to Country
Lick #1 or Country
Lick #2 to
see if you want to learn them.
PC Practice Tip #1: To
use your PC as a practice amp/recorder connect a mini plug adapter to a
guitar chord, then plug that adapter into the line input of your sound
card. Most sound cards are equipped with a line input. If this is not your
case then check for a mic input. If you're in Windows you should have all
the software tools you need to get started. First off, call up the Volume
Control app, ensure that the line-in mute is not turned on and that
the volume is up about halfway. Strum your electric guitar to check and
see if you can hear it through your computer speakers. Then start up the
Recorder. The Sound Recorder can be found under Start/Accessories/Entertainment
in Win98 as can the Volume Control. In Win 95 the Sound Recorder and Volume
Control are normally found under Start/Accessories/Multimedia. Start up
the Sound Recorder, push record and you're in business. Now you can record
a chord or a chord progression to practice your soloing. You can also play
and record your favorite licks. .
Playing Lead: If you're
an intermediate player slide (pun, please) on over to the "Scales" link
on the menu to your left. Click here to listen to a tune we call "12
Bar Em Blues." Original, huh. Anyway, I've got the thing tabbed
and ready for your inspection. Go for it.
Please feel free to inject
your input if you see anything that confuses, confounds, or frustrates.
I'll be listening.
, aka Richard Allman
Richard Allman. All rights reserved.