Absolute Basics Electric Guitar Series

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Course Description

In this series, Dangerous Guitar founder Doug Stouffer introduces you to your new best friend, the electric guitar! Whether you’re starting from scratch or just want to brush up on your fundamentals, these lessons will help you ease into life as a guitarist and give you a solid foundation on which to build your musical mansion.

With these lessons, Doug will take you through basic terminology to finger exercises to classic rock riffs, and you’ll be serenading your neighbors in no time.

What is taught in this series?

• Proper posture
• Guitar terminology
• Guitar anatomy
• Explanation of proper technique
• String names and note names
• Basic blues boogie patterns
• Classic riffs to start building your repertoire

Parts of the Electric Guitar 

Doug explains the different parts of the electric guitar.

Holding the Guitar and Hand Position 

Doug teaches you the basics of holding the guitar and hand position.

Guitar Picks 

Doug explains the different types of guitar picks and their applicable use.

String Names and Numbers 

Doug teaches you some key terms and their respective positions on the guitar.

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Frets Explained 

Doug answers a frequently asked question, "what are frets?"

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Fretting Hand Technique and Exercises 

Doug delves deeper into hand position and fretting techniques with exercises to practice.

Finding the Notes on Your Guitar 

Doug explains the note names and their respective positions on the guitar. He uses half and whole steps to find the next note.

First Song: Choose Wisely 

Doug puts things into perspective. This next step is huge because lifelong memory will be forged.

Black Sabbath – “Iron Man” 

Doug reminisces about the second song he learned and teaches a simple single string song, "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath.

Cream – “Sunshine of Your Love” 

Doug teaches a simple single string song, "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream.

Peter Gunn Theme 

Doug teaches a simple single string song, "Peter Gunn Theme"

George Thorogood – “Bad To The Bone” 

Doug teaches a simple single string song, "Bad To The Bone" by George Throgood

The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army” 

Doug teaches a simple single string song, "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes.

Finger Exercise With a Surprise 

Doug introduces a key exercise to master. This is for coordination and jumping strings.

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