Foundation - Technique

Foundation - Technique

FT01. Grip, Strap, Holding the Guitar
FT19 (008) How to Change Strings
FT03. Learning the Fretboard: 2020 Version
FT04. Ear Training, Part 1
FT05. Ear Training, Part 2
FT24 (012-1) Practice Tips: Tone Secrets
FT25 (012-2) Fingering Exercises
FT26 (012-3) How to Practice
FT27 (012-4) Practice Routine to Improve Technique
FT08. String Bending Practice Tips
FT String Bending 2022
FT Practicing with a Metronome
FT35 (040) Focus on Rhythm

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Foundation - Technique
  • FT01 (003) Grip & Strap

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

  • FT19 (008) Changing Strings

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

  • FT03 (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.

  • FT04 (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.

  • FT05 (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.

  • FT24 (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.

  • FT25 (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.

  • FT26 (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.

  • FT27 (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.

  • FT08 String Bending Practice Tips

    String Bending Practice Tips. Guitar: Kanji Hard Tail. Amp: Tweed Champ by StewMac. Vintage Tubes (special thanks to Keith, a subscriber) JAN6V6GTY dated !2/1969 and JAN12AX7WA dated 3/1975. D’Addario Strings EXL110 (.010 - .046). Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FT String Bending 2022

    How to practice string bending for good technique. Maintaining pitch and control. Palm Muting. Left-Hand Muting. Guitar: Kanji Hard Tail. Fender Musicmaster Bass Amp. D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046) Strings. Providence E205TF Cables. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FT Practicing with a Metronome

    Blues Shuffle Groove. Slow Blues. Click on every beat. Click on Beats 2 and 4. Different tempos for practice. Guitar: Fender 1978 Mustang. Fender Pro Reverb Amps (2). Lehle P-Split. D’Addario EXL110 (.010-.046) Strings. Providence E205TF Cables. Pickboy TF Signature.

  • FT35 (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!