Foundation & Technique II

Foundation & Technique II

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU STUDY THE LESSONS IN THIS SECTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE "THEORY I" SECTION ABOVE, ALTERNATING BETWEEN THESE TWO SECTIONS AS NEEDED.

07. Applying Triads. G Major. How to Practice.
08. How to Change Strings.
09. Triads and Playing Bb Blues.
10. Triads and Melody: Twinkle.
11. R 3 7 Chords, Muting Technique, A Blues, Bb Blues.
12. Setting up your amp. Three things to practice daily.
12-1 Practice Tips: Tone Secrets.
12-2 Practice Tips: Fingering Exercises.
12-3 How to Practice.
12-4 Practice Routine to Improve Technique.
14. Four-Note Chord Voicings. Key of F. A Blues.
14-1 Play Blues with 4-Note Dom 7 Chords.
14-2 Dominant 7th Chords: 4-Note Voicings.
14-3 C7(9), v minor and vi minor triads.
14-4 Four-Note Maj7 Chords on Top 4 Strings.
14-5 Four-Note min7 Chords on Top 4 Strings.
32. Reviewing C & F Triads.
40. Rhythm Skills. No Guitar in this Lesson!
55. E Blues Shuffle. Rhythm, Muting, Loop Pedal Tips.
55-1 E Blues Shuffle Groove: 12-Bar Blues Riff.
55-2 E Blues Turnarounds: Learn by ear and by degree.
60. Fingerpicking: Lightnin' Hopkins Style Blues

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Foundation & Technique II
  • TF Lesson 007 Applying Triads, Loop Station Tips

    Applying triads in music, using a VI IV I V progression in G Major. How to practice and make your own backing tracks with BOSS RC-1 Loop Station.

  • TF Lesson 008 Changing Strings

    How to change strings. Tomo also recommends various strings for guitar players to try.

  • TF Lesson 009 Triads + Bb Blues

    From Triads to Bb Blues.

  • TF Lesson 010 Twinkle Twinkle

    Choosing the right inversions of triads to play a melody: Twinkle Twinkle.

  • TF Lesson 011 Learn R 3 7 Chords

    Learn R 3 7 Chords: Muting Technique, Playing A Blues, Playing Bb Blues, Practicing with a Metronome. Guitar: 1965 Fender Stratocaster. Amp: Nolatone Club Master.

  • TF Lesson 012 Practice Ideas, Gear Settings

    Three things to practice daily: chromatic scales, triads and playing R 3 7 groove with a metronome. Also: setting up your amp to get the most out of your practice time. This lesson features a classic Fender 1965 Stratocaster and a Nolatone Club Master amp.

  • TF Lesson 012-1 Setting up Tone to Improve Playing

    Practice Tips: Tone secrets that will help you to improve your technique, every time you practice! Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Fender Musicmaster Bass Amp. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 012-2 Fingering Exercises

    Practice Tips: Fingering Exercises, including Crazy Chromatics. Guitar: Kanji Hard Tail. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 012-3 (057) How to Practice

    How to Practice. Amp Settings. Guitar Settings. Use a Strap. Chromatic Scale Fingering Exercises. Triads and R 3 7 Swing. Try New Ideas. Guitar: Ibanez AZ 2204 Custom.

  • TF Lesson 012-4 Practice Routine

    Practice Routine to Improve Technique. Two fingering exercises. Two Root 3rd 7th Grooves. Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 014 Four-Note Chord Voicings

    Learning four-note chord voicings. Using these to play A Blues. Guitar: Ibanez AZ 2204 Custom. Fender Pro Reverb Amp. IMPORTANT: The "top" note, in each column on the sheet that Tomo displays in this lesson, is the "top" (highest) note of the chord, which is on the first string. So, if you read e...

  • TF Lesson 014-1 4-Note Chords in Blues

    Learn 4-Note Dominant 7th Chords in Blues: Four Voicings on Strings 1, 2, 3 and 4. Ear Training: Learn by Degree, not by Shape! See Lesson 14 on 4-Note Chord Voicings. Remember, the “Top Note” is the highest note (by pitch) in the chord. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split. Two Fender Pro R...

  • TF Lesson 014-2 Dominant 7th Chords - 4 Note Voicings

    Dominant 7th Chords: 4-Note Voicings (R M3 5 b7). Play C Blues. “Hearing” the I IV V progression. Connecting the voicings. Guitar: Gibson 1967 ES-335. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 014-3 C7(9) - v minor, vi minor triads

    C7(9), v minor and vi minor triads. G minor triad = (C) b7 9 5. A minor triad = (C) R M3 6. Voice leading with the top note. Guitar: Gibson 1967 ES-335. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 014-4 Four-Note Maj7 Chords on Top 4 Strings

    Four-Note Maj7 Chords on Top 4 Strings. Melodic playing: CMaj7 and FMaj7. Kanji Hard Tail. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 014-5 Four-Note min7 Chords on Top 4 Strings

    Four-Note min7 Chords on Top 4 Strings. Simple Groove with C-7 and F-7. Improvise around these chords. Kanji Hard Tail. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 032 Triads Review + Triads in Bb Blues

    Reviewing (1) Triads in C and F and (2) Triads in Bb Blues. PRS Silver Sky. Lehle P-Split. Fender Pro Reverb Amps.

  • TF Lesson 040 Focus on Rhythm

    Focus on Rhythm. This Lesson will be especially helpful to players who struggle with Sixteenth Notes, Alternate Picking, and Playing a Funk Groove. No guitar in this lesson!

  • TF Lesson 055 E Blues Shuffle

    E Blues Shuffle. Simple Rhythm Playing. Muting Technique. Tips for improvisation with BOSS RC-1 Loop Station. Guitar: Kanji TF Signature. Lehle P-Split High-Impedance Signal Splitter. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature Pick.

  • Tf Lesson 055-1 E Blues Shuffle Groove

    E Blues Shuffle Groove: Play a 12-Bar Blues Riff with or without Turnarounds. Triplet Feel. Technique: Picking, Palm Muting, Left-Hand Muting. Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 055-2 E Blues Turnarounds

    E Blues Turnarounds. Learn by ear and by degree. See previous lesson on E Blues Shuffle/Riff. Picking. Left-Hand Muting. Grip. Thumb Position. Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 060 Fingerpicking - Lightnin' Hopkins Blues

    Fingerpicking: Lightnin’ Hopkins Style E Blues with Turnarounds. Guitar: Harmony acoustic with pickup. Boss Katana 50 Amp. D’Addario Strings.