2016 Feb 06 - Beginner Q&A
Another great fun session. Next live session is the end of the month because I've got some other committments the next two Saturdays.
Topics Covered - Beginner Hour
Big thanks to YouTube user Zoe Magesse! much appreciated!
00:05 Justin plays something funky.
01:35 Funk Course info.
03:00 Joe Satriani style chords.
05:45 Justin’s favourite guitarists to play along with.
07:00 “How to save a life”- tips for playing.
09:40 How long has Justin been playing guitar?
09:55 What kinds of music is Justin into?
11:25 Why are some artists songs not in Justin’s songbooks?
14:28 Jazz: Who does Justin listen to?
14:45 Any plans for Justin to visit the USA?
15:35 Courtney Barnett songs that Justin would have liked to put in the songbook.
16:40 Will Justin be going to Poland?
17:55 Why is Justin focusing on beginners songs at the moment?
20:20 Folk or classical guitar – can I use whichever I prefer?
21:12 Transcribing: Hearing the difference between D/ D7 and A/A7
23:28 Muting (chord change noise on an acoustic)
25:34 Chord changes- is it better not to look? Speed/ accuracy tips.
27:22 Palm muting.
28:45 Reading notation- is it important for beginners?
29:12 Most common beginners issue that Justin sees.
30:10 Can I play heavy metal on an acoustic?
30:57 Should I compare myself to other players?
31:45 Finger anchor- does Justin do this?
32:30 Metronome- Is it essential or can I play along to the record instead?
34:20 Strumming patterns- how to transcribe them.
37:20 Sore fingers after 3 months- any tips?
38:15 D chord muted and D/F base – what’s the difference?
41:55 Removing bits of cloth from guitar strings…
43:50 Sore finger when playing barre chords.
44:35 Keeping time- how to practice?
49:10 Singing- how to improve?
51:10 Keeping time (continued…)
53:05 Most important chords for beginners.
53:45 Whammy bars for beginners.
54:55 I only have 20 mins practice time a day- how to progress?
58:00 Playing past 12 frets on a standard shaped guitar.
58:50 Strumming accuracy- how to improve?
1:03:57 Fretting hand- should it be touching the guitar neck?
1:06:00 Playing with other people- getting started.
1:08:10 I can do my one minute changes but have trouble with chord changes in songs. Is this normal?
1:09:45 Tone and selector switches on a Strat- how to use them.