Master Content Directory

Guitar Lessons Ithaca

 

Basics

 

How to Tune your Guitar

Basic Mechanics

Basic Mechanics and Playing a G chord

 

Blues

 

Blues, part 1

Blues, part 2

Blues, part 3

Blues, part 4, 2 backing tracks

Blues, 12 bar shuffle riff

 

Chords

 

How to Read Chord Diagrams

Chords, Triads, part 1, all 5 shapes and implementing

Chords, Triads, part 2, embellishing

Chords, Triads, part 3, minor triads

Chords, triads, part 4, voice leading

Chords, Inversions, part 1, Tears in Heaven

Chords, Inversions, part 2, major and minor inversions on E & A strings

Chords, extensions, 6ths & 9ths

Breakdown by Jack Johnson

Chords, CAGED Embellishments, part 1, intro

Chords, CAGED Embellishments, part 2, video demonstration

Chords, CAGED Embellishments, part 3, implementing

Barre Chords

Chord Switching

Chord Switching, basic

Chord Switching, basic, play-alongs, part 1 G, C, D

Chord Switching, basic, play-alongs, part 2 Am plus G, C, D

Chord Switching, basic, play-alongs, part 3, Em plus Am, G, C, D

Chord Switching, basic, play-alongs, part 4: various songs

 

Fingerstyle

 

Fingerstyle, Travis Picking, outer-inner play-alongs

Fingerstyle, Travis Picking, book volume I

 

Fretboard Theory

Fretboard Theory, intro to (audio)

Fretboard Theory – intro to (video)

Fretboard Theory, CAGED system, introduction and overview

Fretboard Theory, Arpeggios, Major and Minor Triads

Fretboard Theory, Arpeggios, 7th chords

Fretboard Theory, Taking CAGED through the Circle of Fifths

Fretboard Theory – 2 ways to streamline the CAGED system

Fretboard Theory – creating a groove with minor CAGED chords 

 

 

Jam Tracks

Jam Tracks, How to Use

Jam Tracks, Famous Songs Part 1

Jam Tracks, Famous Songs Part 2

Jam Tracks, 8 Jam Tracks

Jam Tracks, Guthrie Govan Part 1

Jam Tracks, Guthrie Govan Part 2

Jam Tracks, Guthrie Govan Part 3

 

Jazz

Jazz, Arpeggios

Jazz, Guide Tones

Jazz, Motifs

Jazz, Analyzing Tunes

Jazz, Rhythm

Jazz, Memorizing Tunes

Jazz, Voice Leading

 

Reading

 

Reading, Hal Leonard

Reading, How to Read Music, Part 1

Reading, How to Read Music, Part 2

Reading, How to Read Music, Part 3

Reading, Mel Bay book 1

Reading, Mel Bay book 2

Reading, Supplemental Play-Alongs

 

Rhythm

 

Rhythm, versatility, intro to

Rhythm, for rhythmically challenged

Rhythm, workout for rhythm guitar

Rhythm, versatility workout

Rhythm, secrets of rhythm guitar

Rhythm, Playing Rhythmically video

 

Singing and Playing

 

Singing and Playing, How to Sing and Play at the Same Time

Singing and Playing, Using Capos Effectively

 

Soloing

 

Soloing, minor pentatonics as they fit in with CAGED

 

Soloing, major pentatonics as they fit in with CAGED

Soloing, Mixing Minor and Major Pentatonics, part 1 – intro

Soloing, Mixing Minor and Major Pentatonics, part 2 – licks

Soloing, Mixing Minor and Major Pentatonics, part 3 – implementation and workout

Soloing, Blues Scale

 

Soloing, Pathways, part 1, Minor Pathways

 

Soloing, Pathways, part 2, Major Pathways

 

Soloing, Pathways, part 3, implementing

Soloing, major scales

Soloing, minor scales, part 1: introduction

Soloing, minor scales, part 2: implementation

Soloing, Tension & Release

Soloing, Advanced Guitar Tips

Soloing, Embellishments to the Pentatonics, Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs

Soloing, Embellishments to the Pentatonics, Vibrato

Soloing, Embellishments to the Pentatonics, Double-Stops

Soloing, Embellishments to the Pentatonics, Slides

Soloing, Embellishments to the Pentatonics, Bends

Soloing, Embellishments to the Pentatonics, Combining Embellishments

Soloing, Embellishments to the Pentatonics, Building Solos

Soloing, Licks, Blues

Soloing, Licks, Easy

Soloing, Licks, Repeatable

Soloing, Patterns

Soloing, Phrasing

Soloing, Uses of the Pentatonics, basic

Soloing, Uses of the Pentatonics, advanced

Soloing, single note “CAGED” finale

 

Songwriting

 

Songwriting, Part 1 – Introduction

Songwriting, Part 2 – Using Harmonized Scales

Songwriting, Part 3 – application of harmonized scales, bridges, song form and bass lines

Songwriting, Part 4 – applications

 

Strumming

 

Strumming, basic, packet

Strumming, basic, summary

Strumming, basic, other time signatures and feels

Strumming, advanced

 

 

Tab

How to Read Tablature

Hess TAB Lessons

 

 

Theory

 

Theory, Essentials of

Theory, Circle of Fifths

Theory, Chords, The Intervals of Chords

Theory, for kids

Modes, part 1

Modes, part 2

Modes, part 3

Modes, part 4, dorian and mixolydian workouts

Using Music Theory to Navigate Major and Minor Pentatonics

 

Transcribing

 

Transcribing, chords, beginner level

Transcribing, chords, intermediate level, part 1

Transcribing, chords, intermediate level, part 2

Transcribing, melody

Transcribing, chords and melody, beginner level

Transcribing, chords and melody, intermediate level

Transcribing, chords and melody, advanced level

Putting in the Bar Lines

 

 

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Bonuses

 

Effortless Mastery

How to Teach Yourself to Implement and Integrate

Tom Hess Goals & Planning

Just Being at the Guitar

Dennis Winge Master Class “Practice Geometrically, Progress Exponentially”

 

 

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Commuter Audio

 

Developing Rhythmic Coordination

Ear Training, part 1

Ear Training, part 2

Ear Training, part 3

Fun with the Metronome

More Fun with the Metronome

Music and Life