Lessons 1 - 12

Lessons 1 - 12

01. Introduction to this Subscription Site.
02. Lecture on Using a Notebook.
03. Grip, Strap, Holding the Guitar.
03-1 Theory 01 C Major Scale.
04. Learning the Notes on the Fretboard.
04-1 Learning the Fretboard: 2020 Version.
04-2 Ear Training, Part 1.
04-3 Ear Training, Part 2.
05. String Bending: Lecture and Demonstration.
05-1 String Bending Technique & Practice.
06. C Major Triads. Learn Vertically and Horizontally.
06-1 Major Triads in C, F and D + A Blues Demo.
06-2 Power Chords + Demos.
06-3 Barre Chords + Demos.
06-4 Triad Arpeggios on Top 4 Strings.
06-5 Two-Octave Triad Arpeggio.
06-6 Diatonic 2-Octave Arpeggios.
07. Apply Triads: VI IV I V. Practice with a Backing Track.
08. How to Change Strings.
09. Triads & Playing Bb Blues.
10. Triads & Melody: Twinkle.
11. R 3 7 Chords. Muting Technique. A Blues. Bb Blues. Practice with a Metronome.
12. Amp Settings. Practice 3 Things Daily: Chromatic Scales, Triads, R 3 7 Swing Groove.

Lessons 1 - 12
  • TF Lesson 001 Introduction

    Introduction to this subscription series.

  • TF Lesson 002 Notebook

    Learning strategy: use a notebook.

  • TF Lesson 003 Grip & Strap

    Lecture and Demonstration: your fretting-hand grip, and the importance of using a strap to hold the guitar.

  • Theory 01 C Major Scale

    Learning the elements of a Major scale, starting with C Major: degree, whole step and half step, and some attention to intervals and triads.

  • TF Lesson 004 Learn the Notes on the Fretboard

    Learning the Notes on the Fretboard.

  • TF Lesson 004-1 Learning the Fretboard

    Learning the Notes on the Fretboard: 2020 Version. In order to succeed with this lesson, you will need to know the C Major scale. If you are not thoroughly familiar with that scale, please study the Theory 01 video.

  • TF Lesson 004-2 Ear Training, Part 1

    Learning the Fretboard: Ear Training Method, Part 1. Develop your ear and strengthen your knowledge of the notes on the fretboard. Guitar: Squier STRAT. BOSS Katana 50 Amp. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 004-3 Ear Training, Part 2

    Learning the Fretboard: Ear Training Method, Part 2. Guitar: Squier STRAT. BOSS Katana 50 Amp. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 005 String Bending Technique

    String Bending, Blues Style, with reference to the music of B.B. King. Exercises with a focus on pitch to improve your technique.

  • TF Lesson 005-1 String Bending Technique/Practice

    String Bending: Technique and How to Practice. Guitar: PRS Silver Sky. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature.

  • TF Lesson 006 C Major Triads

    Triads. Learning C Major triads, including inversions, horizontally and vertically on the fret board.

  • TF Lesson 006-1 Major Triads + Blues Demo

    Learn and review Major triads in C, F and D, using the ear-training approach. Play A Blues with triads on Strings 3 2 1. In the A Blues Soloing Demo (with a backing track) at the end of the lesson, Tomo demonstrates how to play triads over a blues progression. He teaches that triads can enhance y...

  • TF Lesson 006-2 Power Chords

    Learn to play power chords, and practice playing them with two demos by Tomo. Guitar: PRS Silver Sky. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). BOSS RC-3 Loop Station with BOSS Katana 50 amp. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature. BOSS DS-1 pedal.

  • TF Lesson 006-3 Barre Chords

    Learn Major and minor Barre chords by degree, and understand their relationship to triads. Tomo teaches how Barre chords can help you to learn new songs and to create practice exercises that will reinforce your knowledge of triads and improve your soloing. Guitar: PRS Silver Sky. Fender Pro Reve...

  • TF Lesson 006-4 Triad Arpeggios Top 4 Strings

    Triad Arpeggios on the Top 4 Strings. Learn to play major, minor, diminished and augmented triads on Strings 4 3 2 1. (See the Theory section for more information about minor, diminished and augmented triads.) Guitar: PRS Silver Sky. Fender Pro Reverb (2). D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signa...

  • TF Lesson 006-5 Two-Octave Triad Arpeggio

    Play major, minor, diminished and augmented two-octave triad arpeggios. (See the Theory section for more information about minor, diminished and augmented triads.) Reinforce your knowledge of the fretboard and improve your soloing ability over the long term. Guitar: PRS Silver Sky. Fender Pro Rev...

  • TF Lesson 006-6 Diatonic 2-Octave Arpeggio

    Diatonic 2-Octave Arpeggios: 6th String Root and 5th String Root. Learn these arpeggios by degree and sound, then play Maj7, min7, min7(b5), and Dominant 7 arpeggios in one position, to improve your improvisation. See the Theory section for background information on Diatonic 7th Chords and Diaton...

  • 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.