Set List:

- Comfortably Numb: Comfortably Numb
- House of the Rising Sun 
- The Wind Cries Mary

- Exercise List

- References to be deleted:

- Create a solo using the 3rd string:
- Guitar violin technique w/ delay:
- Since I've Been Loving You - Ayla


G F#
D C# F# 
A G# C# F#  
E D# G# C# F#   
B A# D# G# C# F#    

Song Notes
- Smoke on the Water Solo
- Bar 7 - C Dorian Blues over the C5 chord
- Bar 11 - G minor blues pentatonic scale with a flat 5 and Dorian
- C Dorian is a mode of the G natural minor

Guitar Tricks Lesson Plan for: Marc Curvin
Skill level: Early Intermediate
Guitar: Electric and Acoustic
Desired Style-Favorite Genre: Blues and Rock
Problem Area: Staying focused on a few things/songs to work on to play near perfectly before moving on

Based on your answers complete ‘Guitar Fundamentals 2’, then complete ‘Blues Level 1’. Skipping around like you mentioned will leave wholes in your playing/technique, so it’s imperative that you complete each course. Consistency and repetitious practice is the only way to learn to play the guitar, so it’s important to spend time every day playing your guitar. An hour every day of systematic practice is excellent, but even if it’s only 15-20 minutes per day, just make sure that it’s every day and that you’re really using the time effectively.

Let’s aim for an hour! Here’s what to do with that time:

Objective 1
Complete ‘Guitar Fundamentals 2’. You may find some of the lessons easy, but at least play through each one to discover areas that need to be addressed. These videos present important building blocks that will make you a strong and confident guitar player, so don’t miss anything! Spend 30 minutes per day on completing this course:

Objective 2
Work on the three songs you mentioned that need ‘touch up work’ – “Let It Be,” “Dust in the Wind,” and “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and be prepared to play one of them for me in the live class. I will help you with playing details and tips if you need. You will always play a song better if you can play it from memory. Learn and memorize the first section of the song before moving on to the next. This will take some work, but that is part of ‘practice’.

Spend about 30 minutes a day working on these three songs. 

Objective 3
It’s very important to play in time and steady with the beat. A great way is to practice with a metronome. If you don’t have one, use the one in the Guitar Tricks ‘Toolbox’:

Practice the Minor Pentatonic scale patterns in the key of ‘A’ with a metronome. I’ll give this to you in the live class or check them out in the Guitar Tricks ‘Toolbox’:

Set the metronome tempo slow enough to play one note per beat and alternate pick: down – up – down – up etc. Start by learning and memorizing ‘pattern #2’ on the print out I’ll give you in class. Your goal is ultimately to have all 5 patterns memorized. We’ll go over these with the metronome in the live Full Access Plus classroom. Spend 15 minutes each day practicing with the metronome. This will help your timing immensely! 

I will help you with everything described here during the Full Access Plus online classes.
Once you feel comfortable with these objectives, let me know and I can work on your next lesson plan. Remember, you can always reach me be email:

Or stop by my Guitar Tricks video office hours which are Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm, Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm, and Fridays 5:00-7:00pm (all times are Pacific Standard/Daylight Time) and ask your questions here live.

Best of success with your guitar!

Your guitar coach,
Dave Celentano

- The 5 scale patterns
- Major scale
- Natural minor
- Melodic minor
- Harmonic minor
- Pentatonic minor

Notes on the neck:
1. The 1/2 way point is fret 12 at 12 3/4 ", total length 25.5 ".
2. The distance from nut to bridge is 25.5 ".
3. Where are there no accidentals ? F5, F10, F12.
4. Where is there 1 accidental ? F3, F7.
5. Where are there 2 accidentals ? F8.
6. Where are there 3 accidentals ? F1, F2.
7. Where are there 4 accidentals ? F9.
8. Where are there 5 accidentals ? F4, F6.
9. Where are there 6 accidentals ? F11.
0. What is the accidental on F3 ? A#
1. What is the accidental on F7 ? F#.

Remember the "WTF" lick from YouTube.

GuitarTricks Magazine:

Telecaster Discussion Page:

Daily Jam: 

GT Organization:
- Rock Level 1
- Rock Level 2
- Rock Lessons (Exercises) RGL
- Favorites (Repertoire): FAV

Good stuff, working through it now (2.8.17)

- blue notes: 3rd, 7th, 5th


The 4 note solo - try it out.

- Consider going through GT and layout tutorials / lessons for a specific genre,
then tie to the genre specific songs of each type. May just be easier to go through
all of the tutorials.
Great "Sing-along" songs per Juliane

She will play rhythm if I play this:

Browned Eyed Girl
Down on the Corner
Wonder Wall
Chasing Cars
Free Falling
Sweet Home Alabama
Hotel California
Tears in Heaven
Country Road
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
3 major chords in every Key


Cmaj, Emaj, Gmaj
Dmaj, Gmaj, Amaj
Gmaj, Cmaj, Dmaj
Amaj, Dmaj, Emaj
Emaj, Amaj, Bmaj
Hotel California Chords
1-chord: Bm
V-chord: F#
Flat VII: A maj
IV Maj:  E maj
Flat VI: G
Flat III: D
IV minor: E minor
V-chord: F#
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nice blues rigs.

The music of the night on guitar ? ALW in general.

Check this out sometime:

Guitar Aerobics - the code is in the book
- I kind of doubt I'll get back to the this one because there is no online version of the book (I don't think).

Here's the guitar patterns PDF from Scott Harris. Maybe I'll find a use for it someday.

Learn to play "Horse with no name".
GarageBand - get all the extra sounds ref Greg Baum x1286 Mac 

Chihaua Amp Reccd by Lou Larson ref

Great Ref Site - ex power chords

D5 - diminished fifth - 6 half-steps
P5 - perfect fifths - 7 half-steps
A5 - augmented fifths - 8 half-steps

Major - W W H W W W H
Minor - W H W W H W W

Major - R 4 3
Minor - R 3 4

Minor chord - Root + minor 3rd + P5
D minor -       D + F + A 

If a chord is in root position, then the chord root
is always the highest of the 4th. If a G7 chord is
not in root, the root is always the upper of an 
interval of a 2nd.

G F#
C# F# 
G# C# F#  
D# G# C# F#   
A# D# G# C# F#    

- how transition from Am to to the 7/5 chord on DITW measure 22.
- how to play the open to Duck and Run

Fender Purchase date: 5.11.16 Return date: June 25, 2016

Guitar Receipts are in "Receipts" folder in Juliane's drawer downstairs.

Lou Larson - guitar teacher from Guitar Center

Scott's amp - Blackstar 20 watt studio

Make people think you are amazing LOL:

Youtube:    Best 80s songs

DGX650 downloads: DGX650 downloads
DGX650 apps: DGX 650 Apps

Major  R  4  3
Minor  R  3  4
Dim    R   3 3
Aug    R   4 4
Dominant 7th R 4 3 3
Major 7th        R 4 3 4

A Guitar with 12 frets has a range of 3 octaves from open E on 6 to E on 12th fret of 1. ref
- Multiply the frequency of any note by 1.0595 (tempered scale) to get to the next note.
- E open 6 is 82.4 Hz
- E fret 12 on 1 is 659.2 Hz
- The human ear hears from 20Hz to 15,000 Hz
- 72 fret positions on a guitar and 37 unique notes.
[Fun fact: a piano has 88 keys stretching through more than 7 octaves. The lowest note on a piano vibrates at 27.5 hertz and the highest vibrates at 4,186 hertz.]

A is on fret 5. 3 frets up find it's relative minor - F#minor

E3, A25
B8, E7,10

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