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Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate

via LinkedIn Learning


If you're an acoustic guitar player looking for a challenge, then this course is for you. Learn about suspended chords, altered tuning, soloing patterns, and more.


  • Welcome
  • Reading music and tablature (TAB)
1. New Colors and Textures
  • Flatpicking arpeggios
  • Suspended chords
  • Add9 chords
  • Movable dominant 7th chords
  • Harmonics
  • Tuning with harmonics
  • Slides
  • Bending strings and vibrato
2. New Grooves and Styles
  • Acoustic funk strumming
  • Acoustic funk split strumming
  • Creating a monster funk groove
  • A taste of swing
  • The grooves of New Orleans
  • Modern celtic rhythm guitar
  • Old-time guitar: The roots of bluegrass
  • Bluegrass part 1: Flatpicking a fiddle tune
  • Bluegrass part 2: Backup and lead
  • Delta blues
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
  • Rule the fretboard in five Notes—the major pentatonic scale sliding fingering
  • Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
  • The minor pentatonic sliding fingering
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
  • The five positions of the minor pentatonic scale
  • The five positions of the major pentatonic scale
  • Using the pentatonic scales to play the 8-bar blues
5. Harmony
  • Major triads up the neck
  • Minor triads up the neck
  • Triads in reggae
  • The five major triad block forms
  • Harmony for writing and arranging
  • Double stops
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
  • Getting creative with open strings
  • Drop D tuning
  • Double drop D tuning
  • Open G tuning
  • Open D tuning
  • Conclusion and credits

Taught by

Jared Meeker


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