2016 Jan 30 - Open Q&A
Topics Covered - Open Q&A Session
00:05 Today’s theme: Working out chord melody arrangements.
04:00 “In My Life” (Beatles): Finding the melody by ear/ how to play the melody along with the chords/ moving chords around the fretboard/ substituting chords/ alternative bass notes.
16:30 Notes over a chord- e.g. can you hear if it’s a 3rd or a 5th?
18:10 Strumming too hard- how to tone it down.
19:00 Staying disciplined with a practice routine.
19:50 Masterclasses in the UK – any plans?
20:30 Guitar players Justin would like to meet in person.
21:10 Transcribing Melodies.
22:10 Banjo – can Justin play one?
22:15 Female guitar players Justin would like to meet.
23:45 “Under the bridge”- finding the melody.
25:40 Fretbuzz on my A string.
26:25 Ana Vidovic (amazing classical player)
26:55 AC/DC –has Justin seen them live?
27:30 How to become a guitar god :)
29:00 Rolling Stones- possible lessons?
29:40 Henry Wayne Shepherd.
30:15 Pentatonic rut- how to break out of it.
33:35 Australian songbook- what’s in it?
34:20 Justin’s assistant.
34:37 The Guitar Institute- does Justin still teach there?
35:00 Derek Trucks (slide guitar player).
36:00 How long till things started “to click” for Justin?
37:45 String gauges- what does Justin use?
39:00 Would Justin have rather been a star?
41:08 Why are lessons not on Guitar Pro?
41:22 “From Katie’s Window” Justin’s song- who is Katie?
42:15 How to meet other guitar players?
42:32 Swing feel and how to play it.
44:08 What’s the longest time Justin has gone without playing?
44:30 PRS guitars/ graphite/ carbon guitars.
44:45 Diminished bar chords- how to play.
46:05 Walking bass notes and Jazz chord progressions.
47:50 Justin’s new hat :)
48:10 Travis picking.
49:10 Bass lessons.
49:50 Strumming without a pick.
50:55 Alternate picking- how to improve.
51:58 Effects pedal- Justin’s favourite.
52:10 Possible future meet ups.
52:42 Modal licks.
53:15 Pedals/ pedalboard lesson.
53:40 Justin’s favourite guitar solo.
54:15 Improvising solos with scales.
55:05 Top guitars Justin can’t live without.
55:55 A few random quick questions…
58:40 Widdly licks (to be continued next week…)
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