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The Guitar & Amp10:40
In this video, Adam Traum discusses his guitar and amp.
String Names & Tuning8:31
Adam explores the names of the guitar strings and their tuning.
Frets, Notes, Scales, & Using the Pick9:00
In this video, Adam dives into the guitar frets, notes, scales, and how to use the pick.
Exercises, the E Chord, & the A Chord10:54
Adam shows some useful exercises and explores the E & A chords.
E to A Lick, Right Hand/Picking Patterns, & Adding the D Chord10:42
In this video, Adam shows the E to A lick, right hand picking patterns, as well as adding the the D chord into the mix.
String Damping, the B7 Chord, and a Movable B7 Lick6:24
Adam discusses string dampening, B7 chord, and the moveable B7 lick.
Putting it All Together & Riffs in E10:11
Adam talks about putting it all together and shows some riffs in E.
Riffs Up the Neck and a Rock Progression in A6:46
In this video, Adam plays some riffs up the neck and a rock progression in A.
Rock Progression Broken Down & Play Along9:31
Adam breaks down the rock progression and does a play along.
Get started playing electric guitar and have fun doing it! The key to success on a new instrument is motivation, and this lesson has you making cool music immediately - inspiring you (or your kids) to practice and improve quickly.
After introducing you to the parts of the instrument and demonstrating how to tune up, get good tone, hold the pick properly and play your first chords, Adam Traum gets beginners playing a groovy lick that will take you through an entire blues/rock chord progression in the key of E.
You'll learn the basics of soloing and simple improvisation on single and double strings using bluesy riffs that you can "mix and match."
Adam and Martin Keith provide rhythm backup for practicing your newly learned licks. Then it's on to the key of A and a standard "Chuck Berry" rock 'n' roll rhythm pattern using one-finger chords and a right-hand damping effect.
By the time you finish this starter lesson you'll be playing bluesy grooves and will be ready to move on to more skills and techniques. Start your electric guitar journey today!
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