Thursday, 28 May 2015

Guitar Lessons for Beginners - How to Play Guitar for Beginners in 21 Days

A brilliant video for the beginner guitarist answering all the questions people ask before they start learning to play

Guitar Lessons for Beginners | Learn Guitar in 21 Days
Someone ask me a best guitar for beginners, so I recommend this blog to choose the best guitar suit you:
Do you want to learn how to play guitar? This guitar lesson for beginners is the first in a series of twelve videos called the Beginner Guitar Quick-Start Series. Each of the twelve guitar lessons covers essential information that will provide you with a solid foundation for playing the guitar. It is recommended that you go through each video in the order they are presented.

1. Songs:
2. Chordchart:

♫ Guitar Lessons for Beginners #2: Day 11 - 21

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♫ Curriculum
00:06 Day 1: Introduction | Holding the Guitar | Tuning the Guitar | Song Keys 
12:30 Day 2: A Major Chord | Basic Strums | Songs - 1 Chord
19:00 Day 3: Strum Practice | E Major Chord | Strum A & E Chords | Songs - 2 Chords
28:30 Day 4: Strum A & E Chords | Rhythms | Rock/Blues Rhythm A & E Chords
35:23 Day 5: Strum A & E Chords | D Major Chord | Strum D & A Chords | Songs - 2 out of 3 Chords 
41:45 Day 6: Strum D & A Chords | Folk/Country Rhythm D & A Chords | Reggae Rhythm A & E Chords | Songs - 2 and 3 Chords
46:32 Day 7: Strum A, D, & E Chords | I-IV-V Progression | Play New Songs 
51:06 Day 8: Classic Pop/Rock Rhythm A-D-E | Play All Songs
52:27 Day 9: G Major Chord | Strum D & G Chords | Songs - 2 Chords | Strum D, A & G Chords | Songs - 3 Chords | Play All Songs
1:00:19 Day 10: Folk/Pop Rhythm D-A-G | Rock/Blues Rhythm A-D-E | Play All Songs

This series of guitar lessons for beginners covers topics like: tuning your guitar, how to hold your guitar, parts of the guitar, technique for both hands, how to strum, how to play your first chords, and even how to play your first song on the guitar.

Most beginners think that you need to know thousands of chords to play thousands of songs. NOT SO! You really only need to know a handful of chords and a few strumming patterns to play thousands of rock, folks, blues and pop songs.

The reason guitar is the most popular instrument on the planet is because it's the quickest and easiest instrument to learn how to play guitar. You do NOT need to read music. You do NOT need to learn music theory. You do NOT need to struggle through exercises, or practice scales, or learn how to play Mary Had A Little Lamb.

Fact is that thousands of popular songs can be played with 8 simple chords or less. Learn just the A chord, D chord and E chord and you'll be able to play hundreds of blues, folk, pop and rock songs. Why is this so? Because rock, pop, folk and blues songwriters all use the same handful of chords - it's their melodies and arrangements that make their songs distinctive, NOT the chords they are using in the song.

So, if you learn that handful of chords, and learn those few strumming patterns, along with the basics of holding and tuning a guitar, then you too will be able to play thousands of songs. And that's the simple truth.

World renowned guitar educator Ravi has taught thousands of people to play their favorite songs on guitar with his breakthrough 21-day course. The "trick" behind this course is really no trick at all; over the 21 days you'll learn how to hold and tune the guitar, how to play eight simple chords, how to strum, and how to keep a beat.

No gimmicks. No "magic" formula. No nonsense.

You will need to set 20 minutes a day aside for your practice sessions. No more and no less. And you are asked to do this for 21 days straight. Yes, you can skip a day or two but the daily repetition and practice regiment is the key to your success.

Ravi has also included additional lessons for you to work with beyond the 21 days. You'll learn more open position chords, the moveable barre chord system (worth the price of admission alone!), how to read chord charts, and how to easily and quickly learn songs from sheet music, song books and lyric sheets that you download from the internet.

Ravi will step you through the course and each of your practice sessions on the video lessons. Follow the course for those 21 days and beyond and we guarantee that you'll be prepared to start playing and building your own repertoire of favorite songs to accompany yourself or play in a band setting.

No, you will not be an Eric Clapton in 21 days and we wouldn't suggest you book your first gig on the 22nd day BUT you will be a guitar player and you will be well equipped to learn ALL of your favorite songs.

If you've always wanted to learn to play guitar so that you can strum along and sing your favorite songs, Learn Guitar in 21 Days is likely the answer you've been seeking.

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7 Mistakes Guitar Players Make

Excellent video highlighting seven mistakes both beginners and advanced guitarists make.

Rock Licks Guitar Tuition in South Shields  

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues (Guitar Recorded Versions)

The finest effort yet from Gary Moore includes: Still Got The Blues · That Kind Of Woman · All Your Love · Texas Strut · and many more. Includes color photos and a special introduction section. Eleven songs in all.

Brian May Star Licks Guitar Video - with on screen guitar tab Star Licks Brian May booklet PDF download

The original video came with a guitar tab booklet. As a teenager I found the way the tab was written difficult to follow. So Ive written the tab out as standard and added it to the screen. With the exception of Love Of My Life which the booklet has in normal guitar tab.

Plus I didnt want to blank out Brian's right picking hand

 The video has explanation of Brian May's gear as well as how to play solo's Bohemian Rhapsody Somebody To Love Crazy Little Thing Called Love March Of The Black Queen and many more 

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

B.B. King - Dies 14th May 2015

With the sad passing of B.B. King of 14th May 2015 I decided to take a look at the guitarist rated as the most influential blues guitarist of all time  

B.B King with his famous guitar named Lucille

Check out the best of album

wiki info

Rolling Stone ranked King number 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time (previously ranked number 3 in the 2003 edition of the same list). He was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed."  King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He was considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues", and one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with Albert King and Freddie King). King was also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s.  In 1956, he reportedly appeared at 342 shows

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Queen - Greatest Hits Off The Record - Book

Queen Greatest Hits Off The Record book released in the early 1990's is now out of print.

It contains all the scores for the songs from the 1980 Greatest Hits album

1."Bohemian Rhapsody(from A Night at the Opera, 1975)

2."Another One Bites the Dust(from The Game, 1980)

3."Killer Queen(from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)

4."Fat Bottomed Girls(single version, from Jazz, 1978)

5."Bicycle Race(from Jazz, 1978)

6."You're My Best Friend(from A Night at the Opera, 1975)

7."Don't Stop Me Now(from Jazz, 1978)

8."Save Me(Single Version on 1981 Release only, from The Game, 1980)

9."Crazy Little Thing Called Love(from The Game, 1980)

10."Somebody to Love(from A Day at the Races, 1976)

11."Now I'm Here(from Sheer Heart Attack, 1974)

12."Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy(from A Day at the Races, 1976)

13."Play the Game(from The Game, 1980)

14."Flash(single version, from Flash Gordon, 1980)

15."Seven Seas of Rhye(from Queen II, 1974)

16."We Will Rock You(from News of the World, 1977)

17."We Are the Champions(from News of the World, 1977)

Hofner CT Club Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar - Review

Hofner CT Club Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

Lovely guitar with a Beatlesque retro look see below for spec

Quality tonewoods, great playing feel, and superb tone.
The Hofner CT Club is a semi-hollow electric guitar that provides warm, full tone and the brightness to make individual notes sing. The CT Club has a spruce top and eye-popping flamed maple back and sides. A strong, set maple neck is carved in a comfortable C shape, so you can play the CT Club guitar all night long. Two Hofner mini humbucker pickups kick out plenty of volume and sparkle, whether you're wowing a jazz crowd or getting a little funky with your wah-wah pedal.

Hofner has a real affinity with the archtop acoustic jazz guitar. From the early '50s, Hofner set standards for archtop design and manufacture with many famous guitar models such as the Senator, President and Golden Hofner, all of which are now collectors' items.

The Hofner tradition is carried forward today with their current range of jazz guitars and the Verythin family of guitar models.

• Body Type: Single-cut semi-hollowbody
• Body Wood: Flamed maple
• Top wood: Spruce
• Scale Length: 25"
• Neck Joint: Set
• Neck Wood: Maple
• Fretboard: Rosewood
• Neck Shape: C
• Frets: 22
• Nut Width: 1-11/16"
• Fretboard Radius: 12"
• Bridge: Ebony
• Pickup Bridge: Hofner mini-humbucker
• Pickup Neck: Hofner mini-humbucker
• Controls: panel
• Hardware color: Chrome

by James Rundle of Rock Licks Guitar Tuition in South Shields
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

How To Play Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade (guitar tutorial) - Rock Licks Guitar Tuition South Shields

How to play Cum On Feel the Noize by Slade on acoustic guitar

"Cum On Feel the Noize" is a rock song originally released by Slade in 1973.
Written by Jim Lea and Noddy Holder and produced by Chas Chandler, "Cum On Feel the Noize" was Slade's fourth number-one single in the UK and their first to enter straight at number one. As a single from Slade, it was a follow-up to "Gudbuy T' Jane", a #2-hit in the UK.
The title is also often spelled as "Come on Feel the Noise", due to common spelling or censorship reasons (due to the sexual meaning of the word cum).
The single's b-side "I'm Mee, I'm Now, and That's Orl" was voted #3 of the top three Slade b-sides in the Slade Fan Club Poll of 1979

played by James Rundle of Rock Licks Guitar Tuition in South Shields

Michael Kelly Patriot Les Paul EMG 81 85 Pickups - Review - Rock Licks Guitar Tuition South Shields

Michael Kelly Patriot Premium Guitar Blood Red

Real Pearl fingerboard inlays and full abaolone binding make this guitar a lot 
o Maple Top
o Mahogany Body
o Ebony Fingerboard
o 24 Medium Jumbo Frets
o 24-3/4” Scale Length
o Tune-o-matic Bridge
o Grover Machine Heads
o EMG 85 and EMG 81 pickups
o 1 Tone and 2 volume Controls
o 3-Way Toggle Switch

Michael Kelly Guitars is an American guitar, bass and mandolin manufacturer, based in Clearwater, Florida. They are a division of Hanser Music Group in Hebron, Kentucky, which also owns Davitt and Hanser Distribution, B.C. Rich Guitars, Rockfield Pickups, Kustom amplifiers, Diezel Amplification, Traebon Bass Company, and Spector Bass. Michael Kelly Guitars was founded in 1999 as a maker of f-hole mandolins and acoustic bass guitars. The company has recently gained popularity, particularly due to the Dragonfly II acoustic bass, which has been used by Duff McKagan (formerly of Guns N' Roses), Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down, Tony Bigley of Souls Harbor

review by James Rundle of Rock Licks Guitar Tuition in South Shields

Neil Young - Heart Of Gold - Guitar Lesson - Rock Licks Guitar Tuition in South Shields

How to play Neil Young - Heart Of Gold acoustic guitar lesson.

Classic Neil Young track with on screen chords.
Intro : Em7 D Em
Verse : Em C D Gx3

Very basic chords but very effective and distinctive crafted song

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Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger - chords and guitar lesson- Rock Licks Guitar Tuition South Shields

How to play Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger on acoustic guitar.

With on screen chord boxes to make strumming the chords to this song easier

Verse C G Am E  F  G  C   Am G  x2
Pre Chorus  F  Fm C x3  G  Abdim  Am G  F  G

chorus same as verse

Wiki Info
"Don't Look Back in Anger" is a song by the English rock band Oasis, released in 1996 as the fifth single from their second studio album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. The song was written by the band's guitarist and main songwriter, Noel Gallagher. The song became the band's second single to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart, where it also went platinum.[1] "Don't Look Back in Anger" was also the first Oasis single to feature Noel, who had provided backing vocals on debut album, Definitely Maybe, on lead vocals instead of his brother, Liam. The song uses the full major system.[2]
It is one of the band's signature songs, and was played at almost every single live show from its release to the dissolution of the band. It was ranked number one on a list of the '50 Most Explosive Choruses' by the NME, and was voted as the fourth most popular single of the last 60 years in the UK by the public in conjunction with The Official Charts Company's 60th anniversary.

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Led Zeppelin - Going To California - Guitar Lesson - Rock Licks Guitar Tuition in South Shields

Learn Going To California under 10 minutes

Using DAD tuning where the bottom and high E strings are tuned down to D.
A lot of explanations of how to play this and live Jimmy Page embellishes the basic structure of the song

This video hopefully gives the basic structure for beginner and intermediate guitarist. then can move on to the embellishments when the song is learned.

Lesson by James Rundle of Rock Licks Guitar Tuition in South Shields

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar - Guitar Tab

The Beatles - Abbey Road - Guitar Tab Book

  • Includes Beatles guitar tab for:
  • Because
  • Carry That Weight
  • Come Together
  • Golden Slumbers
  • Her Majesty
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  • Maxwell's Silver Hammer
  • Mean Mr. Mustard
  • Octopus's Garden
  • Oh! Darling
  • Polythene Pam
  • She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  • Something
  • Sun King
  • The End
  • You Never Give Me Your Money

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The Handy Shop and Jump Records - South Shields Record Shops


Pictures found on Facebook South Shields Old Pictures

In the day's before iTunes and MP3's and even before CD's vinyl records were the order of the day.
Not everyone could afford brand new Albums or Singles.

In the 70's my Dad would by and sell his records to the Handy Shop in Frederick Street. As a little boy it seemed a treasure trove of vinyl records and picture discs hanging on the wall.
An oldish couple owned it and were always so friendly and enthusiastic about music.

As a teenager in the 80's I discovered Jump Records not far from the Customs House. It seemed like the House of Rock. With rock and heavy metal posters and vinyl ranging from AC/DC to ZZ Top.
The original owner was a quiet guy with cork screw curls and a guitar behind the counter. He didn't say much but he looked like he knew everything about music.

In 1991 it was the place I first heard the Guns N Roses Illusion albums being played and discussed by a group of heavy metal fans, Fond memories.

On the counter was bootleg vinyl which cost the grand sum of £20 - £30. The best of which I bought was Queen Live At Knebworth on Wizard Quest records. (wish I still had it)

With introduction of CD's in the early 90's it never quite seemed the same.
It nice to see a renewed interest in vinyl records.