Podcast 2: Solo Tips, 'String Grouping', Strumming Patterns, Chord Construction and Minor Pentatonic Diagonals

Episode 2 · April 24th, 2017 · 31 mins 23 secs

About this Episode

Welcome to the Learn Guitar podcast from the National Guitar Academy. We SIMPLIFY the guitar world so you can make music and have fun as quickly as possible

In this episode you will learn:

  • 5 tips for killer solos & left hand techniques (string-bending, vibrato, alternate picking, etc)
  • The no#1 way to make your strumming come alive: String-Grouping
  • 4 tips for making your chords sound more musical
  • The pros and cons of strumming patterns
  • A rare and very cool type of A minor chord: Am9
  • How to blend minor pentatonic patterns to sound like a guitar god
  • A vital (and EASY) piece of music theory - what major and minor chords are made of

Show Segments
00:32 - Lead Lines (Solo Tips, Lead Guitar Basics)
07:11 - Quick Chords (Am9 & String Grouping)
10:50 - Tips & Advice (Blending Minor Pentatonic Boxes)
19:20 - Rhythm Section (The Pros and Cons of Strumming Patterns)
23:29 - Theory Tips (Major & Minor Chord Construction)
26:05 - One Last Thing (Alternate Tuning, Snarky Puppy, Tinariwen)

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