Guitarists - Should You Learn to Read Sheet Music? // Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Sep 09, 2022

In this video, Hayes tackles an age-old question for guitar players - should you learn to read sheet music?

By the end of the video, you’ll have some interesting points to help you decide whether or not it is worth it for you to invest the time in learning to read standard notation.

If you DO want to read sheet music, you’ll find a handy quick guide to reading standard notation inside of the Guitar Club.

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Luther Perkins Rhythm Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Sep 02, 2022

In this guitar lesson, Hayes teaches you how to sound like those classic early Johnny Cash records by unpacking Luther Perkins' rhythm guitar style. 

By the end of the lesson, you will know how to play three variations of Luther's signature rhythm pattern. Hayes also gives you some tips for how to dial in your amp and pedal board to sound like Johnny's cuts on Sun Records. 

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find: 

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions 

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Right or Wrong // Melody // Western Swing Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Jul 29, 2022

In this video, Hayes shows you how to play the swing standard “Right or Wrong.” "Right or Wrong" was written by Arthur Sizemore and Paul Biese, and Haven Gillespie back in 1921, and was a major hit for Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys in 1936 and George Strait in 1984.

This is a great melody for any jazz or swing guitarist, especially if you are jamming in Western Swing circles.

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find:

• Sheet music/tabs
• Play-a-long track
• How-to-play-instructions

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Major 6 Chromatic Ending Phrase // Jazz and Swing Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Jul 15, 2022

Looking to spice up the ending of your swing and jazz solos? Check out this chromatic Major 6th (or Minor 7th) lick!

By the end of the video, Hayes will show you how to master this lick in the key of F, so you can put it to work straight away on standards like Sweet Georgia Brown and Avalon. 

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find: 

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions 

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3 Finger Major Scale Pattern for Guitar

guitar guitar lesson Jul 08, 2022

In this video, Hayes teaches you how to play a major scale pattern for guitar that uses 3 fingers per string. Most guitarists learn some variation of “CAGED” scale patterns, but this pattern can be a great addition to those other scale patterns for things like quickly amending the guitar neck or fast triplet licks. 

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find: 

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions  

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Ultimate Right Hand Workout // Rhythmic Subdivisions // Guitar Technique Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Jul 01, 2022

In this lesson, Hayes shows you a great workout to improve your ability to switch between different rhythmic subdivisions like quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, sixteenth notes, and even odd subdivisions like 5 and 7!

Add this to your daily routine and you’ll improve the strength and fluidity of your right hand in no time.

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find:

• Sheet music/tabs
• Play-a-long track
• How-to-play-instructions

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How to Construct ANY Major Scale on Guitar // Beginner Music Theory Lesson

In this lesson, Hayes teaches you the secret formula to the foundation of most Western styles of music - The Major Scale!

By the end of the video, you will know how to use simple intervals like the whole step and half step to construct linear, single-string major scales on your guitar.

If you want a PDF visual reference for the major scale or access to our monthly Q&A Calls, check out Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club.

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The Note Name Fixer - Guitar Fretboard Mapping Exercise

guitar guitar lesson Jun 10, 2022

In this video, instructor Hayes Griffin shows you a great exercise to memorize all of the notes on your guitar. This one was originally created by Magnus for the mandolin, but works great on the guitar!

After watching this video, you will have a clear method for mapping your guitar fretboard using just your index finger, the musical alphabet (chromatic scale), and the Circle of 5ths. 

Inside Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club, you will find:

  • TAB
  • Sheet Music
  • Backing Tracks

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Boston Boy // Melody // Intermediate Bluegrass Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson May 06, 2022

In this video, I show you how to play the bluegrass fiddle tune “Boston Boy.” This one was made famous by the shoutout Bill Monroe gives this tune in “Uncle Pen” and has since been recorded by pros like Ricky Skaggs, David Grisman, and Bearfoot. 

By the end of this video, you will know how to play a basic version of the melody that you can use to make variations or melodic improvisations of your own. 

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find: 

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions 

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Over the Waterfall Chords // Walking Bass Rhythm // Bluegrass Guitar Lesson

guitar guitar lesson Apr 08, 2022

In this video, Hayes Griffin shows you how to play the chords to the tune “Over the Waterfall.” This tune is played in bluegrass and old time circles, and is a great example of “modal mixture,” switching between D major and D mixolydian modes. 

By the end of this video, you will know how to play the chords to Over the Waterfall using a bass-strum rhythm pattern with walking bass line notes.

In Mandolin Secrets Guitar Club you’ll find: 

  • Sheet music/tabs
  • Play-a-long track
  • How-to-play-instructions 

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