Complete Beginner's Practice Guide 

Beginner's Class Practice Guide

Class 1

Warm-Up Exercises

  • Hopping







    - Maintain gentle contact between your thumb and the back of the neck.
    - Allow your thumb to move across the back of the neck as you change strings
    - Engage the string very close to the fret, but not on top of it.
    - Keep the active fingertip bent.

Focus on
one thing at a time!

Melodic Practice

  • Blues in A



    - Improvise a guitar solo over the provided backing track
     

  • Box #1 (Part 1)






    - Use the note A [string (4), fret 7, finger 3] to improvise a catchy rhythm over the ‘Blues in A’ backing track.
    - Think of a sentence, and use the natural flow of the syllables in the sentence to help with developing your catchy    
      rhythm.

Blues in A - Long Beach Guitar School
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Harmonic Practice

  • D-chord build-up
    - Play the “5x in a row” game: first with the guide finger, then each subsequent finger, starting from lowest sounding  
       string to highest sounding string.
    - D-chord build-up: start with finger 1, then 1 & 2, then 1, 2, & 3.
































     








 

  • G-chord build up
    - Play the “5x in a row” game: first with the guide finger, then each subsequent finger, starting from lowest sounding
      string to highest sounding string.

    - G-chord build-up: start with finger 2, then 2 and 1, then 2, 1, and 3.








































     

  • chord changing game
    -Play the chord changing game on level 1 between G-chord and D- chord

D-Chord Build up

D-chord build up 1 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord build up 1.2 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord build up 1.3 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord build up 1.4 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord build up 2.1 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord build up 2.2 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord build up 2.3 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord build up 2.4 - Long Beach Guitar School
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1.1 - finger 1 at easy


 

1.2 - finger 1 at medium

 


 

1.3 - finger 1 at difficult


 

1.4 - finger 1 at expert



 

2.1 - fingers 1 and 3, at easy


2.2 - fingers 1 and 3, at medium


 

2.3 - fingers 1 and 3 at difficult


 

 

2.4 - fingers 1 and 3 at expert

D-Chord Complete

D-chord complete 1 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord complete 2 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord complete 3 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-chord complete 4 - Long Beach Guitar School
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1 - all three fingers at easy


 

 

2 - all three fingers at medium



 

3 - all three fingers at difficult



 

4 - all three fingers at expert

G-Chord Build up

G-chord build up 1 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord build up 1.2 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord build up 1.3 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord build up 1.4 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord build up 2.1 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord build up 2.2 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord build up 2.3 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord build up 2.4 - Unknown Artist
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1.1 - finger 2 at easy


 

1.2 - finger 2 at medium


 

1.3 - finger 2 at difficult


 

1.4 - finger 2 at expert



 

2.1 - fingers 2 and 1, at easy


2.2 - fingers 2 and 1, at medium


 

2.3 - fingers 2 and 1 at difficult


 

 

2.4 - fingers 1 and 3 at expert

G-Chord Complete

G-chord Complete 1 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord Complete 2 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord complete 3 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-chord complete 4 - Long Beach Guitar School
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1 - all three fingers at easy


 

 

2 - all three fingers at medium



 

3 - all three fingers at difficult



 

4 - all three fingers at expert

D-G Chord Changing Game

D-G Changing 1 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-G Changing 2 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-G Changing 3 - Long Beach Guitar School
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D-G Changing 4 - Long Beach Guitar School
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1 - easy


 

2 - medium


 

3 - difficult


 

4 - expert

G-D Chord Changing Game

G-D Changing 1 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-D Changing 2 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-D Changing 3 - Long Beach Guitar School
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G-D Changing 4 - Long Beach Guitar School
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1 - easy


 

2 - medium


 

3 - difficult


 

4 - expert

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