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Week Two: Learning Josh Ritter’s “Wolves”

Wow! After only a week in #introguitar, I am pleased to share today’s recording of Josh Ritter’s “Wolves,” a song we’ve kicked around in the class going back now a few years (you can see a collection of prior recordings… Continue Reading →

Asynchronous Jam: Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”

Ok, here’s a potential project / assignment / lark for those of you looking to experiment with a new chord and potentially a new way to collaborate musically across space and time. Allow me to introduce the Asynchronous Jam, and… Continue Reading →

Josh Ritter’s “Wolves” (2014 Edition)

Beginning with the same chords, we find ourselves in a similar situation to last year: In class over the next few days, to build on our initial knowledge of D major and E minor, we’ll be playing Josh Ritter‘s song “Wolves,” from… Continue Reading →

From the Request Line: Amoreena by Elton John

From #IntroGuitar’s Request Line, where you can submit songs for participants or the class to learn or cover, we have Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s Tumbleweed Connection classic, “Amoreena.” The 1971 song is accurately chorded by Mark van Gerven of the Netherlands (via… Continue Reading →

Van Morrison – Wild Night

Here are the chords, and a brief description of the song via Wikipedia: Tom Maginnis in Allmusic describes it as: “an effusive three and a half minutes of Stax-inspired R&B, buoyed by a sweet guitar lick from Ronnie Montrose of such quality that would make Steve Cropperproud.”[3]… Continue Reading →

Comeback Kid by Brett

First Rehearsal: Comeback Kid (Brett Dennen cover)

  Jeff Huggins dropped by today to help us get Brett Dennen’s “Comeback Kid” off the ground as a possible class song in the next few weeks. Here is the tab if you’re looking to learn along with us!

Post Spring Break: Working the kinks out of “Let it Be”

  We’ll be putting the finishing touches on ‘Let it Be’ early next week before heading back into more individualized study.

Aura and The Rubs

This is the official post for the largest performance group, which was originally two groups. There was a life changing event that caused Aura and The Rubs to come together. We will be showing the class how to play two… Continue Reading →

3b4g – Let it be

For our group lesson we chose to do Let it be by the Beatles. Here’s the song: We’re  following this chord progression, but when it gets to the faster bit with the lyrics “let it be” (you’ll know it when… Continue Reading →

CALIFORNICATION CHORDS

  HEY, this is for the Californication group’s presentation project purpose. I basically went through the song. On the video, I’m using bar chord to play chord ‘F’, but you have a choice to do in your own way whichever… Continue Reading →

Class Song Introductions

Following last week’s rocking first performances, we’ll begin looking this week at putting together a repertoire of class songs through which we’ll begin to learn how to wield the awesome power of the Thirty Person Rock Band explored in block… Continue Reading →

Melissa’s Asynchronous Jam

Asynchronous Jam D/Em/G for Wolves by Josh Ritter. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/78940330″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Sore fingers, some speeding, and a little bit of playing with strum style. It was great to “jam” practice with other participants yesterday, maybe… Continue Reading →

Class Song: Josh Ritter’s “Wolves”

  In class over the next few days, to build on our initial knowledge of D major and E minor, we’ll be playing Josh Ritter‘s song “Wolves,” from his stellar fourth album, Animal Years. In what could be called an AAA… Continue Reading →

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