In week #3, we reviewed everything we learned thus far and each student asked questions are we addressed them. In particular, we discussed the musical alphabet, the major scales, chord structure, and chord progressions. I also diagrammed and started to explain how to read tablature.
We played the open chords and practiced strumming in class, while strumming the bottom three strings.
Now, here are the important questions to help with a chord diagram and a chord progression. I would like one of you to be so bold to answer the questions below:
1. How do you define a Major Scale?
2. What is a Major chord and how does it related to the Major Scale?
3. What is a common and basic chord progression using three Major chords and how does that chord progression relate to the Major scale?
4. How do we use the Major scale when playing music ?
5. What is a I, IV, V progression and how do we use it?
6. What is the Key of the song.
Remember, be careful of your position of your picking hand and don't look at you strumming or picking hand.
you should be working on the following chords C, A, G, E and D. You should also be practicing the I, IV, V progressions for the Keys of G, A and D
See you next week. We ill begin talking about the songs Simple Gifts and Silent Night. So please print these out. Simple Gifts can be found in the STORE/ Library and then once signed in, you can download it. Also, go to my Youtube page (search fretmentor on youtube and watch my guitar strumming lesson.