The song “Greensleeves” is very familiar and very old. Its origins have been traced back more than 300 years.. Here it is for you aspiring guitar players. For different keys and notation for various parts go to Practice Tracks.
It’s not that complicated. If you want to go from zero to hero on the guitar following these 4 steps is a good way to do it. 1. Learn some basic note positions, scales and chords. 2. Play along with some basic songs. Learn melodies and chords. 3. Play along with more songs. 4. Play
The other day I was working on a revised arrangement of the Beatles’ song “Let It Be”. I was thinking we might get the family together on Xmas to play it. But the reference to “Mother Mary” has a Catholic sound to it, and since none of our family is Catholic I thought some might
When we were in Charlottetown recently with Jack and Liam we went to see the movie “Yesterday”. If you aren’t familiar with the story, a struggling (Indian) singer in England gets knocked unconscious and when he wakes up find himself in a parallel universe where there is no Coca Cola, no “cigarettes”, and no Beatles.
When you join MuzicTrain you get to use hundreds of practice tracks for free. Practice Tracks are play along songs that are a great source of practice material. Practice Tracks play in the browser of any device with access to the internet: phones, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, and smart TVs are all perfect for
Bruno Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was born in Hawaii in 1985. As far back as his early childhood his entire family was involved in the music business. His mother was a singer and a dancer, his father did Little Richard impersonations, and his uncle was an Elvis impersonator. They all encouraged
When I work with a new student who is learning guitar from scratch we start out playing 4 string versions of G, C and D because they are a bit easier to play. It is also good to learn to be disciplined enough to start your strum on the correct string. In the case of
As I have said elsewhere, learning the fretboard is difficult when it is divorced from playing songs and exercises actually using the fretboard positions you are trying the learn. So playing the notes in question is very important. That’s why learning the fretboard goes hand in hand with knowing how to read traditional music, at
Lyin’ Eyes was written by Eagles band members Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded in 1975 by the Eagles. Frey sang lead vocals. It was the second single from their album One of These Nights. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Country chart. The