In this lesson we will learn the classic Eric Clapton tune Wonderful Tonight. This tune has several guitar parts including a relatively simple lead line that is great for students just learning how to bend strings. The Wonderful Tonight chords are primarily G, C and D major. There are several different layered guitar parts in the recording that arpeggiate the chords. One of the guitars use open chords and the other uses a form of barre chords.
You and Tequila is a relatively simple tune with mainly open chords based in the key of G. Tune down 1/2 step to be in tune with the original recording. Kenny Chesney uses the chords G, Csus2, G/B, D, Bm, and A7 to build the chord progressions in the song.
In this lesson we will be learning Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. This tune is fairly simple using just 4 open chords throughout. Heart of Gold chords are Em, G, C, and D. He also uses a variation on Em called Em7 by adding the pinky to the 3rd fret of the B string. There are basically 3 sections to the tune, an intro, verse, and chorus.
In this free guitar lesson we will be learning Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. This popular tune is a great song for beginners. This lesson also includes a tab sheet that you can download to follow along with the video. Thinking Out Loud chords are A, D, Em, Bm, and G. There are also A7 and D/F# used in the song. In the verse of the song Ed uses a quick hammer on lick over the A chord going into the D chord. This short melodic lick leads us back the the beginning of the phrase.
In this lesson we will start learning the Flamenco strumming technique called the Rasqueado. We will start with a very basic one finger rasqueado strum. The rasqueado strumming technique allows for the complex, subdivided rhythms that we find in Flamenco music. The strum involves flicking your finger over the strings. Using all for fingers of your strum hand you can create and play very interesting rhythm patterns
In this lesson we will cover a Clapton style blues lick in the key of A. The excerpt is from the first solo of a live version of Crossroads. The lick combines several positions of the pentatonic scale and showcases his use of vibrato and quick hammer on and pull off techniques.
Youtube version of Crossroads – Eric Clapton Crossroads video