Acoustic songs with extended chords, modes and arpeggios
Chords, strumming and fingerstyle
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13 advanced acoustic guitar songs
Acoustic Songs from the Advanced Course
The advanced acoustic songs use chord extensions and inversions that may be new to you. A few solos are incorporated into the arrangements as well, sometimes as overdubs, sometimes not.
Take the advanced course and there is complete TAB for every single note played in the videos above but that’s just the beginning. Alongside learning the songs you will also be learning all about modes, arpeggios, and chord extensions.
This will not only teach you how to play them but also how to write similar songs and guitar parts.
Below you find a link to every acoustic song available in the course.
1. Wish You Were Here
This is not a song to jam and improvise over, so legendary are the licks you simply must learn each and every one of them, note for note.
2. Sunshine Of Your Love
Using the main riff as a starting point over this blues progression, the I chord has sometimes been extended to a dom7#9. The solo? We learn it note for note!
3. Take Me To The River
The question is: How do you combine all those strings, horns, keyboards, guitars, and bass lines into just a one acoustic guitar arrangement?
4. I Shot The Sheriff
In later lessons, we play the vocal melody and improvise up parts.
My one guitar arrangement is a combination of these parts. You will need a capo to get it in the right key.
The bridge/pre-chorus employ the II – V – VI progression which set us up for the very common I – IV – V chorus progression.
For example, the first chord of verse 2, a C shaped E major chord, use the low open E to create a big sounding, piano-like chord.
8. Scarborough Fair
It would be impossible to play Scarborough Fair using different shapes as the incorporated open strings give the arrangement its distinctive sound.
9. Over The Rainbow
A replica of Eva Cassidy‘s beautiful one guitar arrangement of this classic song is what is on offer in this lesson.
An open G string is used almost throughout Blackbird. This ties the very clever chord progression together.
Go to Blackbird chords.
11. Tears In Heaven
Tears In Heaven has a genius chord progression that uses small variations and slash chords to keep the harmonic interest on top.
Go to Tears In Heaven chords.
12. Don’t Wait Too Long
The bridge section uses a long cycle of 4th progression, further adding to the 1940s Jazz/Blues vibe.
Go to Don’t Wait Too Long chords.
13. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Sung by Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole & Ella Fitzgerald it has become a jazz standard.
Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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