Learning To Expand Your Playing

author: lester2215 date: 10/14/2008 category: for beginners
rating: 5.2 / votes: 6 
Right now I want you to get comfertable with learning chords an all the notes of the neck. First the notes study them.
E    A    D     G   B    E  open strings
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F    A#   D#    G#  C    F   -- 1st fret
F#   B    E     A   C#   F#  -- 2nd fret
G    C    E#    A#  D    G   -- 3rd fret
G#   C#   F     B   D#   G#  -- 4th fret
A    D    F#    C   E    A   -- 5th fret
A#   D@   G     C#  F    A#  -- 6th fret
V    E    A     D   F#   B   -- 7nth fret
C    F    A#    D#  G    C   -- 8th fret
C#   F#   B     E   G#   C#  -- 9nth fret
D    G    C     F   A    D   -- 10nth fret
D#   G#   C#    F#  A#   D#  -- 11th fret
E    A    D     G   V    E   -- 12th fret
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Study it an it can totally help you but now we are moving on. There are many ways to make the same chord an make them sound different. For instance F#
The chord is 
l--2-----l
l--2-----l
l--2-----l  F#
l--4-----l
l--------l
l--------l
Now this is F# you can also make the power chord version of it. Which Is
l-------------l
l-------------l
l-------------l
l--4----------l
l--4----------l
l--2----------l
This also F# just the power chord version. Now the main thing I really want you to get programmed. Is this..
L---------l
l---------l
l---------l
l--4------l  F#   
l--4------l
l--2------l
Move down one from F $ and you get..
l-----------l
l-----------l
l-----------l
l--5--------l G
l--5--------l
l--3--------l
  G
You see we moved down one fret from F# an got G. Just like the notes. You see the notes are just like the chords and power chords. So for instance....
l---2--------l
l---2--------l
l---2--------l
l---4--------l   F#
l------------l
l------------l

l--3---------l
l--3---------l
l--3---------l
l--5---------l G
l------------l
l------------l
Ah starting to see? It easy to know when you get it. So what ever chord you make on the neck its gonna make a note.
l---2----l
l---3----l
l---2----l
l--------l  D
l--------l
l--------l

l----4----l
l----5----l
l----4----l E
l---------l
l---------l
l---------l

l--------------------l
l---2----------------l
l---2----------------l
l---4----------------l  B
l---2----------------l
l--------------------l

l---4----------l
l---4----------l
l---4----------l  A Minor
l---7----------l
l--------------l
l--------------l
Now your gettin pretty good right? Remember anytime you have trouble thinking the notes go to the top. An see the note graph. Now moving on, chords an notes. You can play any chords an play any notes..if they are in key!
l------------------------------l
l------------------------------l
l------------------------------l
l------------------------------l
l------------------------------l
l---4------4------4------------l
l---2--xx--2--x---2------------l
Guitar two :
l----------------------------7h10p7----------------l
l-------------7-----7-----------------7h10p7-------l
l----------------9------9---------------------8----l
l--------------------------------------------------l
l--9---7-9-7h9p7-----------------------------------
l--------------------------------------------------
Thats a basic start off for beginners. If your advanced an you want some more beef in your pot. Then you could do the top then continue the bottom. Continuing:
l-------------------------------------------------------------------l
l-------------------------------------------------------------------l
l-----------------------------------------------7--9-----------7-9--l
l---------7-9--------7-9--------7-9-------7-10-----------7-10-------l
l--7-10--------7--10-----5h10----------10---------------------------l
l-------------------------------------------------------------------l
 Tremelo picking with under tapping Palm mute..................
Then try to explore it with some tapping after that contiuing. Continued :
l-----T12p10p8p7---------------------------l
l-----------------T12p10p8p7---------------l
l-----------------------------7--6*--------l
l------------------------------------------l
l------------------------------------------l
l------------------------------------------l
Maybe add some sweeping?
l----------14h19p14--------------------------l
l------15-------------19p115h19--------------l
l--15-------------------------------T16p14---l
l--------------------------------------------l
l--------------------------------------------l
l--------------------------------------------l
Hope this helped.
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