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How to Read Music
This course is a great place for beginners to start or if you want to learn how to read standard notation and tab, there are a lot of easy step by step exercises to get your fingers moving. It also covers the following:
- Rudiments of Music
Explanation of standard notation, the lines and spaces of the staff, different types of notes, rests and time signatures.
- How to Read TAB
Explanation of TAB and how it’s used with standard notation.
- Basic Technique
Seven very important videos which cover how to sit with an acoustic or electric guitar, how to hold a pick, picking a single string and things to avoid.
- The Fretboard
Learn how the fretboard works with the seven natural notes in music, no sharps or flats yet.
- Free Tutorials
Subscription content is also available for $10 U.S. for a subscription period of 30 days. Please be advised that instant access is not available at this time. Once you subscribe and your payment is confirmed you will be sent a user name and password allowing you complete access to the subscriber side of the site. I do not have an automated system at this time so you will receive your user name and password within 24 hours.
Once you receive your user name and password click on the “Subscriber Login” link in the top menu bar or the page footer and a pop up box will prompt you to enter your user name and password.
Hundreds of videos are now available for subscribers in the following 4 categories:
- How I Play It Videos
Written music and tabs are included with detailed instructional videos which will show you the most important points for learning the arrangements that I play on YouTube.
- Techniques to Master the Guitar
Contains detailed videos which will give you the material and exercises needed to develop the technique required to play the type arrangements in the “How I Play It Videos.”
- Complete Basic Rhythm Course for the Guitar
Contains detailed videos that teach the most basic technique of strumming and reading rhythmic notation.
- Classical for Beginner to Intermediate
Learning classical is a great way to develop the best technique for finger style guitar.
This is also the next step after the course How to Read Music.
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