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Intermediate

7th Chord Voicings

Learn 8 new 7th shapes, playing G7 & B7
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Intermediate

Two Chord Jams: Dorian Minor

Learn chords, scales, and arpeggios to express the Dorian tonality
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Intermediate

Two Chord Jams: Harmonic Minor

Learn chords, scales, and arpeggios to express the Harmonic Minor tonality
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Fundamentals

Triads in C pt. 1

This progression in the key of C uses triads on strings 1-3
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Fundamentals

Triads in Am pt. 1

This progression in the key of Am uses triads on strings 1-3
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Fundamentals

G Major (I Chord)

Learn the open G chord.
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Fundamentals

Cadd9 (IV Chord)

Learn the Cadd9 chord and switch from G to Cadd9.
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Fundamentals

D Major (V Chord)

Learn the D chord and switch from G to D.
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Fundamentals

Em (vi Chord)

Learn the Em chord and switch from G to Em.
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Fundamentals

Am (ii Chord)

Learn the Em chord and switch from G to Em.
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Fundamentals

Open Chords in A

Learn the fingerings for A, D, and E—the major chords in the key of A.
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Fundamentals

12 Bar Blues in E

The basic 12 bar blues played with powerchords and a swung 8th note feel.
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Fundamentals

First Fingerpicking

Get started with basic fingerpicking using simplified G and D chord shapes.
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Fundamentals

Triads in Am pt. 2

This progression in the key of Am uses triads on strings 2-4
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Fundamentals

Triads G to F pt. 1

Here's a common two-chord progression using triads on two string sets
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Fundamentals

Triads Progression 102

Combine basic triads to play this chord progression in the key of C
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Fundamentals

Triads G to F pt. 2

Here's a common two-chord progression using triads on the lower string sets
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Fundamentals

Open Chord Progressions in G

Play 4 common chord progressions using open chords in G.
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Fundamentals

Best Part

Try this beginner R&B progression by Daniel Cesar & H.E.R.
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Fundamentals

Intro to 1-6-2-5

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Fundamentals

12 Bar Blues - Shell Voicings in E

The basic 12 bar blues played with shell voicings. Includes a turnaround in bars 11-12.
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Intermediate

V7 to I Cadence

An exercise exploring the V7 to I cadence, highlighting the voice leading in the top voice of each chord.
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Intermediate

7th Chord Scale (C)

Play all the 7th chords in the key of C—using ascending 6th-string root voicings
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Intermediate

7th Chord Scale (G)

Play all the 7th chords in the key of G—using ascending 6th-string root voicings
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Intermediate

2-5-1-6 Voicings in D

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Intermediate

2-5-1 Shell Voicings in 12 Keys

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Intermediate

Jazz Blues Chord Voicings in G

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Intermediate

Don't Think Twice

A simplified version of "Don't Think Twice"—great for working on your fingerpicking.
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Intermediate

Tumbao Guitar Groove in A

This is a guitar groove with two voices (bassline and chord hits) played over a typical Afro-Cuban tumbao rhythm on congas.
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Intermediate

Pink & White Studies

Chord & arpeggio studies for this memorable Frank Ocean song.
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Intermediate

Just the Two of Us

Learn chord voicings for this classic minor progression—popular in soul, R&B, and jazz: VI - V7 - i - III7
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Advanced

Nardis Chord Study

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Advanced

Walking Bass 101 in G

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Intermediate

maj7 Voicings

Learn 8 new maj7 shapes, playing Cmaj7 & Emaj7
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Intermediate

m7 Voicings

Learn 8 new m7 shapes, playing Dm7 & F#m7
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Intermediate

m7b5 Voicings

Learn 8 new m7b5 shapes, playing G7 & B7
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Advanced

Passing Chord Concepts: Diminished

This exercise shows how you can create passing chords by adding a diminished 7th chord to each chromatic passing tone. We go through the keys of G & C creating a chromatic walkup in the bass, going up chromatically in each of the two keys.
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