Anyone can get started playing the electric guitar with this hands-on, user-friendly course. Adam Traum covers all the basics – how to hold the pick, tune up, set up your amp, get good tone, play scales, and more – then launches into a blues/rock progression that will help even beginners play through a chord progression in the key of E.
You’ll learn the basics of soloing and simple improvisation on single and double strings using bluesy riffs that you can ‘mix and match.’ Adam and Martin Keith provide rhythm backup for practicing your newly learned licks. Then it’s on to the key of A and a standard ‘Chuck Berry’ rock’n’roll rhythm pattern using one-finger chords and a right-hand damping effect.
Simple rhythm and lead parts are taught, with plenty of opportunity to jam along. By the time you finish this starter lesson, you’ll be playing bluesy grooves and will be ready to move on to more skills and techniques.