Lesson 14: Slash, Hit & Consolidate!
In this last lesson of Grade 2, we got plenty of fun stuff and we'll also get into what you should consolidate and where to move onto from here! We'll be checking out:
- Slash Chords (nothing to do with Guns 'n' Roses!)
- Playing without looking at your hands
- Muting with your thumb
- Adding a percussive hit on 2 and 4
- More awesome and fun riffs
- How to record yourself (and become your own teacher!)
Essential Slash Chords
Slash chords are variations on the chords you already know. You’re simply changing the bass note of the chord. Tons to get into here!
Playing Without Looking
It seems like such a simple thing to avoid, but most beginners struggle with looking up while playing, rather than staring at their hands the whole time!
Your thumb is for so much more than just chilling behind your guitar neck! It’s got potential and we’re going to explore it.
Jamming For Beginners
Jamming with a buddy can feel a little awkward at first, but it’s truly one of the greatest things you can do to improve as a musician.
The Backbeat Hit
A percussive hit added on the backbeat (beats 2 and 4) can add a super cool groove to your rhythm playing, especially when you are playing on your own!
It always helps to have a set of songs in your back pocket. Here’s why you should develop a repertoire.
What's so hard about standing up? Here we explore why it's different and some tips to get used to it!
There are a ton of reasons why you should record yourself playing. Here’s your quick-start guide to why you should and how to start.