Sep 1st 09
I just got done practicing for the last hour or so. I was mostly practicing the Jazz progression in F I posted last week higher on the neck. I mentioned in that post, I wasn’t doing well with chord positions higher up the neck. It’s frustrating since I can play them fine lower on the neck. Actually, it’s not that I can’t play the cords higher on the neck, it’s that I don’t know the cord locations on the higher frets. Once I have the locations memorized for the particular chord progression, I can play them just fine. But at that point I’m just going through the motions for that progression and don’t REALLY know the chord locations.
Aug 31st 09
If you watch HBO’s True Blood, then you know the opening song, Bad Things by Jace Everett. Actually, if it weren’t for True Blood, I wouldn’t know the song at all. I thought it was a cool sounding guitar song, so I thought I’d give it a try. I thought it might be a bit more advanced than my current level and I was right.
Aug 28th 09
A new feature I’m going to have here is a lesson recap every time I have a lesson with my instructor. These my vary from every week to every two weeks depending on my schedule. In these posts you’ll get to see what I’m learning in my lessons. For me, it will be a great re-cap and force me to get a grasp on what I just learned. My lessons are on Thursday, so I’ll make these posts of Friday.
Aug 25th 09
I’ve been working on a quick Jazz progression in F my instructor gave me to practice. The goal with this progression was to teach me bar chords Major, Minor, Dominant 7th and Minor 7th positions with roots on the 6th and 5th strings.
Aug 24th 09
This is the opening track to Dan Auerbach’s solo album Keep It Hid. Dan of course is the guitarist and lead singer of The Black Keys. It’s a great album and if you like The Black Keys you should check it out. Actually, you should check it out even if you don’t like The Black Keys because it has a different feel.
The song is pretty straight forward. Mostly G and C chords with a few D’s thrown in and a brief appearance by the Am chord. There is a capo on the second fret. You can find the tabs for the song here.