We've covered so much material, I can't emphasize enough the importance
of going back over old lessons, to be sure you remember how to play everything
we've learned. Here are some things you'll want to focus on:
If you're feeling confident with everything we've learned
so far, I suggest trying to find a few songs you're interested in, and
learn them on your own. You can use the easy
song tabs archive, or the guitar
tab area of the site to hunt down the music that you'd enjoy learning
the most. Try memorizing some of these songs, rather than always looking
at the music to play them.
First, make sure
your guitar is in tune.
Warm up by playing
a blues scale, making
sure you're using alternate picking.
Then, see if you
can play it using a slide technique.
Practice all barre
chords we've covered, making sure you also review note
names on the sixth and fifth strings. By this point, you
should know these quite well. If not... review, review, review.
Play the new strumming
patterns using a combination of single notes and chords. We'll be
building on these in future lessons, so get them sounding perfect!
Every time you pick
up the guitar, play a few string bends. You'll get the hang of them
Review slash chord
theory, and make sure you understand it. Try playing a few slash
chords of your own choosing.
Try the fingerpicking
patterns, and the two songs above that utilize fingerpicking.
Try to play all
of the songs above, plus keep playing those from previous lessons.
In lesson nine, we tackle
some more advanced strumming techniques, more advanced bending techniques,
new chords, new songs, and much more.
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