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Music School Online is pleased to present guitar teacher JJ Boogie. JJ is the world-touring guitarist for Grammy award-winning hip hop group Arrested Development, co-writing, producing, and mixing for the band (including two Top 10 hits in Asia). He has performed and toured with such legendary blues acts as Taj Mahal, Charles Musselwhite, Sean Costello, Tinsley Ellis and The Holmes Brothers on guitar and drums. His studio prowess is on display in the song “Don’t Front” from Eminem’s double platinum album MMLP2 Deluxe, 2015 Grammy Award winner for Best Rap Album. JJ has built a career from his knowledge and passion for music, and his MSO guitar tutorials do a great job of passing that wisdom on to you. JJ’s advice to aspiring musicians is to “always strive to learn, practice, experiment, and HAVE FUN!!!” JJ Boogie endorses Mesa Boogie and Goodsell amplifiers, Ernie Ball strings, Pedaltrain boards, Greer Amps pedals, Dunlop pedals, Talkovich guitars, and Truetone pedals.
 
 
Ain't it Fun by Paramore
Riffs & Chords
 

In this guitar video tutorial, JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you how to play the riffs and chords to the song.

 
 
00:11:23
Intermediate
 
American Kids - Lead Guitar Part
Pentatonic Scales
 

JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem), teaches you how to play the lead guitar part of this song - the lead lines, filler riffs, and the solo - utilizing the minor pentatonic scale.

 
 
00:08:38
Advanced
 
Am I Wrong by Nico and Vinz
Arpeggios
 

JJ Boogie teaches you how to play the song which has the same arpeggiated chords playing throughout. To be able to play this song, you will need to know how to play bar chords first.

 
 
00:06:36
Intermediate
 
Counting Stars by OneRepublic
Finger Picking
 

JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) shows you how to play this song explaining the interesting finger picking techniques featured in it. 

 
 
00:06:31
Intermediate
 
Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys
Minor Scale
 

JJ Boogie teaches you how to play this rock tune taking you though the riff in sections and explaining the techniques needed to play it effectively including staccato, hammer on, vibrato, and more. 

 
 
00:06:09
Intermediate
 
Domino by Jessie J
Chords and Song Form
 

JJ Boogie (Arrested Development), teaches you this fun, funky guitar line to this catchy pop tune. This particular song relies on playing partial chords to get the right tones.

 
 
00:08:11
Advanced
 
Don't by Ed Sheeran
Power Chords
 

JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you how to play this song using partial chords and offers alternative playing techniques. 

 
 
00:07:42
Intermediate
 
Let it Be by The Beatles
Chords and Song Form
 

JJ Boogie teaches you this song at a beginner level since it only requires a few basic chords offering suggestions for playing the guitar to keep your hands from tiring easily.

 
 
00:07:36
Beginner
 
Redemption Song by Bob Marley
Open Chords
 

JJ Boogie (Eminem) teaches you how to play this beginner level lesson with some basic guitar chords and some  playing techniques like hammer ons.

 
 
00:09:55
Beginner
 
Toolkit | 12-Bar Blues
Blues
 

JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you how to play 12 bar blues, otherwise known as the 145 blues or blues progression.

 
 
00:09:15
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Amplifiers
Essentials
 

This is a MUST for anyone who plays the electric guitar. JJ Boogie guides you through the basic functions of the guitar amplifier, using volume and effects and offers practical advice.

 
 
00:16:45
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Arpeggio Exercise
Arpeggios
 

JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) shows you an arpeggio exercise to build finger dexterity, unlock melodic ideas, and develop coordination between the left and right hands.

 
 
00:05:56
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Diatonic Thirds
Dexterity Exercises
 

Learn how to create and play diatonic thirds, or triads, using the C Major scale. JJ Boogie teaches you this technique to improve the speed of your guitar chord changes to help you create melodic runs.

 
 
00:04:54
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Four Note Run
Arpeggios
 

JJ Boogie demonstrates a four note run guitar exercise that helps open your ears to different melodies, improves finger dexterity on your left hand and increases your speed on your right hand.

 
 
00:04:36
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Intro to Guitar Part 1 - Playing Your First Notes
Basics
 

JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) shows you how to play some basic notes and rhythmic patterns to allow you to play basic melodies. 

 
 
00:15:53
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Intro to Guitar Part 2 - Playing Your First Chords
Basic Chords
 

Learn to play your first chords on the guitar. JJ Boogie continues your introduction to the guitar by teaching you how to play basic guitar chords and offers playing techniques.

 
 
00:18:31
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Major 7th Chords
Major 7th Chords
 

Learn to play major 7th chords on the guitar as JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you the formation of these versatile chords and offers suggestions for playing them.

 
 
00:09:23
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Major Pentatonic Scale
Pentatonic
 

JJ Boogie teaches you how to play the familiar sound of the major pentatonic scale on guitar, the most prominent in southern rock, classic rock, country, and jazz.

 
 
00:08:18
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Major Scale
Major Scale
 

JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you finger placement and picking for playing the major scale. 

 
 
00:07:56
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Minor 7th Chords
Minor 7th chords
 

JJ Boogie (Eminem) teaches you how to play minor 7th chords on the guitar and provides you with various playing techniques. 

 
 
00:07:38
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Minor Pentatonic Scale
Pentatonic
 

JJ Boogie shows you how to play the minor pentatonic scale on guitar, a five note scale, which is often the first scale guitar players learn as it is used in all genres of music. 

 
 
00:08:18
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Minor Scale
Minor Scales
 

JJ Boogie shows you how to play the minor scale, which has a darker, more mysterious, exotic sound, teaching you the pattern and finger placement for playing it.

 
 
00:07:30
Beginner
 
Toolkit | Pedals & Pedal Boards
Essentials
 

JJ Boogie discusses the uses and types of guitar special effects and pedal boards, showing you his pedal board and explaining which pedal effects he uses and why.

 
 
00:19:24
Beginner
 
Toolkit | The Centipede
Dexterity Exercises
 

JJ Boogie teaches you how to practice the centipede exercise, an exercise focused on developing finger dexterity and strength and getting you familiar with the feel of the guitar neck. 

 
 
00:05:18
Intermediate
 
Toolkit | Triplet Exercise
Dexterity Exercises
 

JJ Boogie demonstrates a triplet exercise, based on the minor pentatonic scale, designed to improve your guitar solo skills by focusing on developing rhythmic changes when playing.

 
 
00:05:06
Beginner
 
Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker - Lead Guitar Part
Guitar Solo
 

In Part 1, JJ Boogie teaches you how to play the lead guitar part with a focus on showing you how to play the solo and the main chorus riffs. 

 
 
00:10:45
Intermediate
 
Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker - Rhythm Guitar Part
Using a Capo
 

In Part 2, JJ Boogie shows you how to play the rhythm guitar part, which basically loops throughout the song. He uses a capo, but demonstrates how to play without one.

 
 
00:08:28
Beginner
 
 
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