Below is a video sample showing the kind of lessons you can expect on Jamplay. Lessons covering a huge amount of material – from the basics of explaining about the guitar, it’s strings, tuning and hand positions for beginners in phase 1, to some of the more advanced fingerstyle techniques found in phase 2 genre/skill building.
It shows some of the techniques used in guitar playing such as hammer-ons, pull-offs and vibrato – a must for most styles of guitar playing including blues and rock.
.Scales and chords are introduced early on – especially the blues scale which is a great place to start for improvising.
Exercises for improving technique include warmups – well if you want to play fast you gotta start slow!
Strumming, theory, thinking in numbers and the cycle of 5ths are also shown in the video. When you get your head around the number system, you’ll be able to transpose songs into every key – immediately!
There’s a lot to see in the video but it is just a tiny amount compared to the huge amount of material, videos, songs, techniques and teachers in the Jamplay members area.
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Nashville Number System
Here’s a quick introduction to thinking in numbers using the Nashville number system.
Every key has its own series of chords from 1 to 8 based on the scale of the key.
In the key of C major, C = 1, F = 4 and G = 5.
Most songs include chords 1,4 and 5 and the pic right, shows 1, 4 and 5 in their keys.
Chords 1, 4 and 5 are major chords.
Chords 2, 3 and 6 are minor chords.
Chords 7 is a little different to the others – the small circle sign means diminished.