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Rock Guitar Lessons: Recap on Strumming, Chords, and Controlling the Electric Guitar

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[MUSIC]
All right.
You did it.
You made it through the first section of
strumming and chords and
getting used to really controlling the
electric guitar.
To me these techniques are so important
and
I want to congratulate you if you're a
beginner and you've made it this far.
And I also want to congratulate you if
you're an intermediate or
advanced player and you believed me that
it was worth it to come through this and
play these parts, because I really think
they are.
I think any level of player can benefit
from the techniques that you learn playing
chords and strumming.
They're really a part of, of so many other
techniques.
Ya know, we're gonna get into some
advanced stuff later on, and
a lot of the things that we learned here
are gonna really pay off as we go.
So thank you for listening to me and my
ideas.
And again, any of these rifts, I could
listen to these all day.
So please send them in.
Check out what other people have sent in.
And what'll happen is that it will really
develop not only your fingers but
your ears.
Those things should, should, should
improve together.
You know, as you play, you're listening.
So you're getting used to the details of
the sound of the guitar riffs and
the sound of the syncopation and the sound
of the scratches and
the sound of the thumps and the chickas.
You're all getting familiar with those
kind of sounds.
How to play them, what happens, you know
when you, when you mute.
[SOUND] Those all become your very
familiar tools to work with.
And they're not only visual tools that you
can see, but
they're tools that you can hear.
It's music after all, so it should be
listened to.
And when you hear other players play them,
you'll hear small variations.
That's one of the great things about
guitar, is no two players sound exactly
alike and guitar is one of the best
instruments to bring out your own style.
You have no choice but to have a style.
That's, you're a guitar player and it's
going to come through naturally
because the guitar has so much potential
for all those small little details.
So one guy's chicka is going to be
different from another person's chicka.
So that's what I wanna hear,
that's what I want you to hear when you
listen to yourself play,
when you listen to the other students who
are sending in their videos.
And when you listen to me.
You'll wanna tune your ears in as well as
your fingers.
So that's my message.
Congratulations once again.
You guys rock and we're ready to move on
to the next section.
All right.
[MUSIC]