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Get Your Guitar Ready To Play | Parts Of The Guitar | Guitar Strings | Tuning The Guitar
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Excited to play your new guitar! We're excited too, but there are a few things we should know before jumping right in. Evan is going to help get your guitar ready to play! In this lesson, you'll learn the parts of the guitar, what the guitar strings are, how to tune your guitar, and how to figure out the notes on the guitar. So grab your guitar & let's get your guitar ready to play!

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Setting Up Your Electric Guitar & Amp
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So you got an electric guitar and you're ready to rock! Well... maybe not quite ready. You need to learn how to set up your electric guitar and amp. What do the nobs do on the electric guitar? What are all the knobs on the amp? Evan is going to teach you about all the knobs, what they are, and how they affect the sound the electric guitar produces.

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How To Hold Your Guitar In Playing Position
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In order to avoid discomfort or pain, and to get the best playing ability, it's important to hold your guitar a certain way for playing. Let's take a look at how to hold your guitar in the playing position.

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Guitar Strings, Frets, And Notes
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Today, Evan is going to be teaching us what the guitar strings are (note and numbered), and what the notes are using the frets. We're covering a lot in this lesson and it's a lot of music theory stuff, so if you feel a little overwhelmed, it's okay, we'll be learning more and things will make a little more sense as we go along. We're covering open strings and the notes they are. The main notes and where they land on the fretboard, and learning sharps and flats and where they are using the frets as well.

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How To Play Popular Chords on Guitar
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Today, Evan is going to be teaching us how to play the most popular chords used in many songs. This is the intro to guitar chords. There's a rumor going around that many popular songs use a lot of the same chords on the guitar. Well... for the most part, those rumors are true! Very popular chords used the CAGED system. Those are the guitar chords that are most commonly used! Today, we are going to show how to play each one of these chords. These may take a little time to practice and get a clean sound, but once you got them, you'll be able to play a lot more songs than you realize!

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Guitar Chords CAGED - C Major, A minor, G Major, E Major, D minor
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Today, Evan is going to be teaching us how to play the most popular chords used in many songs. This is part of the CAGED system and today, we're looking at C Major, A minor, G Major, E Major, and D minor chords on guitar. There's a rumor going around that many popular songs use a lot of the same chords on the guitar. Well... for the most part, those rumors are true! Very popular chords used the CAGED system. Those are the guitar chords that are most commonly used! Today, we are going to show how to play each one of these chords. These may take a little time to practice and get a clean sound, but once you got them, you'll be able to play a lot more songs than you realize!

Check out some chord tablatures and get extra resources here: https://music.tutsplus.com/caged-chord-workout--audio-13980t

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Tabs Vs Sheet Music
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Playing guitar is a little different than other instruments, especially when it comes to reading the music. Tabs vs sheet music. Guitar players generally read tabs instead of regular sheet music. Why is that? Is reading tabs really that much better? Why do only guitar players read tabs?

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Reading Chord Boxes On Guitar
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hord Boxes help guide us in playing the chord, but how to we read these and how do we know what to do with them? Today, Evan is going to teach us reading chord boxes on guitar. We'll know which chord we are playing and where to place our fingers.

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Notes On The Top String Of The Guitar
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Now as fun as it is playing chords and jamming out, there's going to be a great advantage of knowing individual notes too. Guitar solos and riffs require knowing individual notes. Good news is there are different ways of reading these notes, so you can read it as sheets, tabs, or even as a chord box. Bad news is, playing this by yourself when learning can be a little boring. But trust me, knowing what your doing when it comes to soloing won't be boring. So grab your guitar and lets learn the notes on the top (High E) String!

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Notes On the Guitar B String
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Now as fun as it is playing chords and jamming out, there's going to be a great advantage of knowing individual notes too. Guitar solos and riffs require knowing individual notes. Good news is there are different ways of reading these notes, so you can read it as sheets, tabs, or even as a chord box. Bad news is, playing this by yourself when learning can be a little boring. But trust me, knowing what you're doing when it comes to soloing won't be boring. So grab your guitar and lets learn the notes on the B String!

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How To Play Ode To Joy on Guitar (Single Notes)
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Today, Evan is going to teach how to play Ode To Joy on Guitar, for single notes. Guitar is more likely known to play chords, but if you really want to master the guitar, you'll know how to solo too. Solos are generally played with single notes, so it's important to practice and play with single notes as well. So we thought a good, easy practice for single notes is to play Beethoven's 'Ode To Joy' on guitar, single notes. So grab you guitar and come practice with me!

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Learn the Note G & A on the 3rd String
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In this tutorial, we'll explore the fundamental techniques of playing notes on the G string. Whether you're a beginner or looking to expand your skills, this lesson is designed to help you master this important aspect of guitar playing. If you're eager to enhance your guitar skills, this lesson is perfect for you. Join us in mastering the G string and unlock a world of musical opportunities. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell so you won't miss any of our upcoming tutorials. Happy playing!

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Guitar Practice: Yankee Doodle & Surf Rock Melodies for Beginners
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n this guitar tutorial, Evan guides you through two beginner-friendly tunes, "Yankee Doodle" and "Surf Rock." You'll learn to play these melodies by practicing on the top three strings of the guitar, switching between them with ease. Evan provides detailed instructions and fingering techniques, making it perfect for guitarists looking to improve their string-switching skills. Whether you're a novice or just want to add some catchy riffs to your repertoire, this lesson is for you. Grab your guitar, follow along, and enhance your musical abilities with Evan's expert guidance.

Download the sheet music here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/102TnXS5k8-h6jZfrOBqq23POJ5cxDQ4b/view?usp=sharing

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Clair De La Lune Duet Tutorial on Guitar
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In this session, we'll be exploring a beautiful duet called "Clair de la Lune" using just the top three strings of our guitars - the high G and B strings. If you've been following my previous lessons, you've been working your way up to mastering these strings, and today, we'll put that knowledge to use. We'll break down the song into two parts, and I'll guide you through each step. It's a four-bar pattern that repeats three times, with a unique section between the second and third repeats. Trust me; it's not too challenging!

Download The Sheet music here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rasv-TQ1G68faD9LVzl8bs9k-1mvWy84/view?usp=sharing

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Exploring the 4th String with D, E, and F Notes - Guitar Lesson for Beginners
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In this tutorial, Evan, your guitar instructor, delves into the world of the fourth string on your guitar. We'll break down the three essential notes every guitarist should add to their repertoire: D, E, and F. So grab your guitar, follow along, and practice playing the fourth string - D, E, and F. As you build your skills, stay tuned for upcoming videos where we'll explore playing across all four strings and see what musical magic we can create. For now, focus on mastering these essential notes, and remember to practice regularly to refine your technique.

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How To Play Worried Man Blues on Guitar | 4th String Practice
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In this quick tutorial, we'll be diving into the classic tune, "Worried Man Blues," incorporating some of the new strings (the 4th String) we've covered in recent lessons. 🎶 Key Learnings: Practicing movement across D, G, and B strings Playing notes on the D string: D, E, G, A, B Introduction to pickups and timing variations 🔗 Tabs and Sheet Music: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ijK6HS_cYRQ0Sb_77sbuZF-U_31y-aH1/view?usp=sharing

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How To Play Feliz Navidad on Guitar (Melody)
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In this guitar tutorial, Evan will guide you through playing the lead melody of "Feliz Navidad" during the holiday season. This tutorial focuses on the verse and chorus sections. Download the tabs here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PJp3yIbg21nJIEU7tebUHSfL3a2AC0sB/view?usp=sharing

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Learn the Notes on the 5th String (A string) on Guitar
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In this session, we've delved into the intricacies of notes on the 5th string, focusing on A, B, and C. These foundational notes are crucial for any guitarist, forming the basis of common chords like A, B, and C. Join me in a practical exercise as we play through these notes, setting the stage for future chord progressions.

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How To Play Greensleeves On Guitar
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In this video, we'll dive into the classic tune "Greensleeves," perfect for practicing melody and moving across the A, D, and G strings. Tabs are provided for easy follow-along. Whether you're a theory enthusiast or just here for the melody, there's something for everyone. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KqxXIfmTCs9Yn1lmyLhrqbunVJhCVGsm/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111706960415223086527&rtpof=true&sd=true

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The Notes On The 6th String (E String) On Guitar
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In today's lesson, we will be learning three new notes which are on the 6th string (E string) on guitar. Those notes are E, F, and G and we'll have an easy exercise to get used to finger placement and reading the notes. Then we'll have a quick review on all the notes we have learned so far.

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6th String Guitar Practice - Learn "Do-Wop" & "Bass Rock" On Guitar
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n this guitar lesson video, Evan guides you through practicing melodies on the lower strings of the guitar. If you've been following our recent videos, you'll know we've covered the common note names on each string, from high E to low E. Today, we'll focus on playing E, F, and G on the low E string, as well as incorporating notes on the A and D strings. In this session, we'll start with a simple practice piece, "Doo Wop," in 3/4 time signature. This exercise helps you practice moving between the E and A strings. Evan provides detailed instructions on each note, making it easy to follow along. Next, we'll move on to a more advanced exercise, incorporating notes on the D string as well. This exercise helps you practice a bassline on the E, A, and D strings, perfect for understanding rhythm and groove in music. Evan breaks down each section of the exercise, providing clear explanations and demonstrations. By the end of the video, you'll have practiced playing E, F, G, A, B, C, D, and E on the lower strings of the guitar, improving your string navigation and note recognition skills. Tabs and sheet music are provided for each exercise, making it easy to follow along. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced guitarist, this lesson offers valuable practice for improving your guitar skills.

Download the sheet music here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QMVjSAX8naEcpVgF3JqDvOBKW4Hs0Pf9/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102573612564211217451&rtpof=true&sd=true

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Intro To Barre Chords on Guitar
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Today, we're introducing barre chords. Barre chords are when our index finger holds down all the strings and the other fingers still create the chord (similar to using a capo). This allows us to great all chords on the guitar with 1 fingering, just moving up and down the fret. We're going to take a look at the E Major chord & barre chord, E Minor chord & barre chord, A Major Chord and barre chord, and A Minor chord and barre chord.

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7th Barre Chords on Guitar Tutorial
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In this guitar lesson, Evan guides us through mastering barre chords with 7th chords.  7th chords are versatile and commonly used in jazz, R&B, and soul music, adding color and tension to your chord progressions. Evan demonstrates how to slide your fingers to incorporate barre major 7th and minor 7th chords into your playing, providing a simple yet effective way to enhance your music. Follow along as Evan shows us the E major and E minor shapes, turning them into major 7th and minor 7th chords, respectively. Learn to apply these shapes across the fretboard, allowing you to play any major seventh or minor seventh chord with ease. For those struggling with bar chords, Evan shares a helpful tip to simplify the process, making it easier to play these complex chords quickly and efficiently. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced guitarist looking to expand your chord vocabulary, this lesson is packed with valuable insights and techniques to take your playing to the next level.

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Barre Chord Workaround on Guitar
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In our previous lessons, we have gone over barre chords. Now, barre chords can be pretty difficult for some, so in this lesson, Evan goes over a few extra tips and tricks to help you get those barre chords to sound better and with less pain. BUT if you are still struggling with your barre chords, we do have a workaround where you can still hit the notes needed for the chord and without having to use 1 finger down on all the strings.

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Strumming on Guitar: A Beginner's Guide | How To Read and Strum On Guitar
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Join Evan on Musician's Addition as he introduces the essentials of rhythm and strumming for guitar. In this beginner-friendly tutorial, you'll learn the basics of rhythm, how to read strumming patterns, and practice along with drum tracks to maintain a steady beat. Discover simple and effective strumming patterns to enhance your chord playing, and get tips on transitioning smoothly between chords. Whether you're just starting out or looking to improve your rhythm skills, this video is your guide to mastering the fundamental aspects of guitar strumming. Don't forget to subscribe for more guitar tutorials and tips!

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Guitar Strumming Practice Along
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Join Evan in this guitar tutorial as he continues his popular strumming series. If you haven't checked out the previous video on rhythm and basic strumming techniques, make sure to watch it first as we dive into more complex patterns in this session.

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How to Change Chords With Strumming Patterns on Guitar
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In this lesson, Evan explores easy-to-move chord pairs such as G and E minor, and C and D7, providing you with a solid foundation for building your guitar skills. With detailed demonstrations on finger placement and pivot points, you'll learn how to smoothly switch between chords, speed up your transitions, and develop a robust muscle memory.

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Guitar Chord Progressions
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In today's lesson, we're diving into essential chord progressions on the guitar. We'll focus on the most common chords you encounter and practice transitioning between them seamlessly.

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How To Strum The Root Note Followed By The Rest Of The Chord On Guitar
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In this video, Evan introduces a unique strumming pattern that's slightly different from the usual. Today, we'll dive into a common pattern where you strum the root note of the chord followed by the full chord. We'll focus on a four-chord loop using some of our Caged chords. This video breaks down the strumming pattern, chord changes, and how to put it all together. We start with a G chord, then move through A minor, C major, and E minor, focusing on smooth transitions and consistent rhythm.

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About the course

No book is needed for this course. We'll walk you through the basics and advance as we go along. This course is for both electric & acoustic guitar.

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About the teacher

Evan Klein

Piano & Guitar Instructor

Born and raised in Michigan, Evan is now a Los Angeles based musician, who specializes in piano and guitar. He has been a musician for about 5 years and learned by using Youtube himself. He works as a therapist for children and teaches kids the piano in his free time. He loves R&B, rock, and blues and is excited to share his musical knowledge with you all!

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