Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chords 101 pt.1

This video is an introduction to understanding and playing basic guitar chords. I cover C, F, and G, or, I - IV - V in the key of C Major. This is a very basic chord progression that should be understood inside and out. I briefly discuss the C major scale, and how some of the notes are used in a typical song.

Understanding what, where, when, why, and how should be routine goals as your take your musical journey... and every other journey for that matter!

I hope this introductory video will help remove the mysteries behind chords, and inspire you to start making music! Leave any questions and I will answer them. God bless!

Colossians 3:16

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Three-Note Chord Voicings

If you are into jazz, improvisation, and even writing arrangements with your guitar, being able to implement creative three-note chord voicings is a great skill to keep in your mental toolbox.

Travis Picking 101

Travis picking involves alternating bass lines played with the thumb, while playing syncopating chords and lines with the fingers. This is an invaluable skill that will revolutionize your playing. As I mention in the video, understanding, utilizing Travis picking in combination with classical technique and modern music like jazz can open the doors to many exciting paths of musical expression.

Colossians 3:16

Monday, April 6, 2015

Books for Guitarists

Many guitarists think that a book is going to make them a better player. The truth is, many hours of study and practice is needed to be a skilled guitarist. However, having the right books is essential to moving forward.

This video is basically an overview of most of my collection of books. Some of them are recommended more than others. I hope that this presentation will provide some help with book shopping.

Josh Garrett

Some history behind the guitar.

In this presentation I am giving a very general historical background behind the modern six-string guitar. I then point out the main parts of it's construction.

Josh Garrett