(PRWEB) August 15, 2013
Two essential skills for the developing guitarist are playing lead and playing rhythm. In another of its popular online guitar lessons, GuitarControl.com founder Claude Johnson demonstrates how to play both together. First, he plays a simple two-chord strumming progression using G and A minor chords. Between each chord strum, he shows how to insert riffs based on the chords.
Next, he superimposes the E minor pentatonic scale. This works well because the chord tones of the G chord are G-B-D and the chord tones of the A minor are A-C-E. These can be sequenced as E-G-A-B-D, forming the E minor pentatonic. The remaining C note can be added as an ornamental flourish. Johnson goes on to show how to move the chords and riffs to different positions on the neck using G and A minor triads (three-note chords).
In another example of how to play guitar riffs around the neck, the guitarist employs a reggae rhythm, accenting the second and fourth beats of the measure, and interspersing licks in the same fashion as above. For more in this vein, visit http://www.guitarcontrol.com/secrets/. For free lessons from all of GuitarControl.com’s expert teachers in every style, visit http://www.youtube.com/guitarcontrol.
GuitarControl.com, a leader in online music education, is the brainchild of Philadelphia guitarist Claude Johnson. Since its launch in 2004, the site has offered lessons taught by virtuosos in styles ranging from rock, metal and blues to jazz, bluegrass and country to classical, flamenco and fingerstyle acoustic. Its many DVD courses include Rock Riffs Made Simple, Larry Coryell Jazz, Wicked Chicken Pickin’ Chops, How to Play Smokin’ Blues Guitar, Killer Lead Guitar Made Simple and Gospel Guitar, as well as courses for singers, drums, bass and keyboard, and music software, song collections and jam tracks.