Lesson 10: Weak G Bamba
Hi-dee-ho my friends
Hope you are enjoying the course so far and are having fun with your F Chord :) Plenty more fun stuff coming up.
This lesson we're going to learn:
- alternate fingerings for G and A
- F chord changes
- How to feel the frets (playing with your eyes closed)
- C Major Alternate Picking
- IMPROVISING :) making up your own solos!! it's super fun!
- Beginner Hammer-Ons
- The Rhythm Push
- La Bamba Riff :)
And plenty more fun stuff besides :) let's go!
Also note that the Nitsuj sessions for Grade 10 are coming too - he didn't give up - just late to get edited - coming asap!
Weak Finger G
We’ve seen a two-finger G chord before, but here we explore one using just fingers 3 and 4. It comes in handy more often than you’d think!
First Finger A Chord
You should all have the A chord firmly under your fingers by now, so here’s an alternative fingering using just one finger - a mini-barre A!
F Chord Changes
Even if it doesn’t sound great 100% of the time yet, it's time to start working on changing to and from the F chord.
Feeling The Frets
Paying attention to feeling the frets beneath your fingers so you can ultimately play without looking at the fretboard.
Alternate Picking C Major
Now that you’ve (hopefully!) mastered and memorized the C major scale using all down picks, we’re going to use it to practice our alternate picking.
Major Scale Improvisation
You’ve been working hard on scales and picking, now let’s put it to good use and have some fun making up your own solos!
The Rhythm Push
This rhythm push involves changing chords a bit earlier than you’d normally expect to keep the song moving forward.
Hammer-ons are when you pick one note and then hammer a second finger down onto the same string to get a second note - without picking a second time!
La Bamba Riff
“La Bamba” is a classic tune that’s always a hit at parties, and this riff nearly perfectly encapsulates the concepts we’ve learned in Lesson 10!
5 Common Chord Progressions
Paying attention to patterns in chord progressions is a great way to get into songwriting, or even just music appreciation!
Songs For Lesson 10
This week the new chords are the weak finger G (particularly good for using in songs with C, Am and F) and the A mini barre. I would suggest trying to incorporate t...