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Learn how to build technique

 
Learn how to build technique in this course with guitar teachers Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher)and JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem). The guitar lessons in this course focus on the technical aspects of guitar playing. Here, you will find tons of exercises that will give you more tools, scales and sounds to express yourself on the guitar. These exercises will also help you recognize notes, patterns and scales on the guitar much faster, allowing you to move up and down the neck of the guitar effortlessly. Music School Online offers individual, on demand guitar tutorials and guitar courses for you to learn how to play the guitar at your own pace, any time, anywhere.
 
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Duration: 00:08:06
Learn the basic parts of the guitar including the body, the strings, the frets, and more. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you each piece and explains basic playing techniques for brand new players.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:15:53
Learn to play your first notes on the guitar. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) shows you how to play some basic notes and rhythmic patterns to allow you to play basic melodies. This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and a few classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:18:31
Learn to play your first chords on the guitar. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) continues your introduction to the guitar by teaching you how to play basic guitar chords and offers playing techniques. This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and a few classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:12:55
Learn to play the seven (7) essential open chords on the guitar. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you how to play these guitar chords and offers techniques to create the best tones.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:10:43
Learn to play the major scale on the guitar. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) begins by defining what is a major scale. He explains the spacing between the frets in the major scale so that you can learn to play them and teaches you playing techniques.This guitar lesson is part 1 of 2 in the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.  
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:08:56
Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) gives you a basic lesson on guitar picks. He explains how they are weighted differently and how to hold a pick. Ken demonstrates how to comfortably position your arms, and where to rest your hand on the guitar while picking. He gives you practical tips for playing with a pick and explains the alternate picking technique, aka alternating picking.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.   
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:06:19
Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you a picking exercise to increase your speed and proficiency playing guitar with a pick.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.   
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:07:56
Learn the major scale and playing techniques on the guitar. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you finger placement and picking for playing the major scale.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:04:45
Learn 2 different major scale picking exercises on the guitar. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you a two octave exercise up and down the guitar neck utilizing alternate picking and then he demonstrates a more difficult interval exercise, still playing the scale, but skipping some of the notes. These exercises are designed to increase your familiarity with the major scales, as well as, improve your speed, dexterity, muscle memory and alternate picking technique. This guitar lesson is part 2 of 2 in the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and a few classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.  
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:11:56
Learn how to create and play basic major and minor bar chords. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you the theory and the technique to forming these bar chords. Be sure to learn open chords first before tackling these more difficult chords.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:08:56
Learn to practice "The Spider" exercise on the guitar. Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you this challenging picking pattern exercise which focuses on developing finger dexterity and improving your alternate picking skills. This guitar lesson is one you will want to spend time practicing.It is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.  
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:05:18
Learn to practice the centipede exercise on the guitar. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches this exercise which focuses on developing finger dexterity and strength and gets you familiar with the feel of the guitar neck. This exercise is also useful for practicing alternate finger picking. This guitar lesson is one you will want to spend time practicing.It is part of the guitar toolkit for the intermediate level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:04:54
Learn how to create and play diatonic thirds, or triads, using the C Major scale. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you this technique to improve the speed of your guitar chord changes to help you create melodic runs.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the intermediate level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:04:36
JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) demonstrates a four note run guitar exercise based upon the major scale. Four note runs help to open your ears to different melodies, to improve finger dexterity with your left hand and to increase your speed on your right hand when alternate picking.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the intermediate level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.  
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:05:56
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.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the intermediate level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.  
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:07:30
Learn the minor scale and playing techniques on the guitar. The minor scale has a darker, more mysterious, exotic sound. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you the pattern and finger placement for playing the minor scale.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:08:18
Learn to play the minor pentatonic scale on guitar. The minor pentatonic scale, a five note scale, is often the first scale guitar players learn as it is used in all genres of music. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you how to play this familiar sound in this on demand video tutorial.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:08:18
Learn to play the major pentatonic scale on guitar. The major pentatonic scale is most prominent in southern rock, classic rock, country, and jazz. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you how to play this familiar sound in this on demand video tutorial.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:07:03
Ken Lewis (Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Usher) teaches you 2 different challenging arpeggiated picking exercises on the guitar designed to improve your ability to skip strings and to enhance your alternate picking skills.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the intermediate level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconi classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.   
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:09:23
Learn to play major seventh (7th) chords on the guitar. In this guitar tutorial, JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you the formation of these versatile chords and offers suggestions for playing them. Be sure to check out the beginner video tutorials on open chords and bar chords before tackling these.This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:07:38
Learn to play minor seventh (7th) chords on the guitar. In this guitar tutorial, JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you the formation of these versatile chords found in all styles of music including jazz, rock, and hip hop and provides you with various playing techniques. JJ suggests checking out the beginner video tutorials on open chords and bar chords before tackling these. This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and a few classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:05:06
Learn to play triplets on the guitar. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) demonstrates a triplet exercise based on the minor pentatonic scale. It is designed to improve your guitar solo skills by focusing on developing rhythmic changes when playing. This exercise also focuses on developing hand coordination. This guitar lesson is one you will want to spend time practicing.It is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner level guitar player and is just one of many available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. 
 
 

 
 

 
Duration: 00:09:15
This guitar lesson is part of the guitar toolkit for the beginner guitar player. JJ Boogie (Arrested Development, Eminem) teaches you how to play twelve (12) bar blues, otherwise known as the 145 blues or blues progression. Knowledge of how to play bar chords is a must to be able to practice this technique.Be sure to check out our other essential guitar toolkit tutorials. Learn how to play guitar at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.   
 
 
 
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