Category: Classroom

Bass Lesson “Give up the Funk” (tear the roof off the sucker) Bootsy Collins with video and tabs

Posted by Guy Capuano - February 2, 2015 - Classroom, Getting Schooled, Tab Archive
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Bootsy Baby This is one of thee funkiest grooves of all time. I noticed the lack of any decent, accurate bass tabs available for this. So I wrote one out by hand and have put the picture up of it. Right click on the picture and download it. Also here is a video of bassist […]

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Ed Sheeran “Make it Rain” guitar lesson SOA theme song

Posted by Guy Capuano - December 19, 2014 - Classroom, Effectology, Getting Schooled, Tab Archive
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Make it Rain I heard this song for the first time on the Voice the other night. I loved it. I have been an Ed Sheeran fan ever since I found out about his live looping skills. That mixed with his genuine lyrics and I was hooked. Apparently this song is not officially released yet, […]

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Stratocaster Tone Woods sound examples with high qualiy audio/video

Posted by Guy Capuano - October 4, 2014 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Choosing the Right Materials I decided to put together a strat demo using 2 different, highly popular types of wood. I kept as many things identical in each example. the same neck, pickguard, amp and settings as well as everything in my DAW (sound card) settings and even mic placement for the amp.   Materials […]

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The Guide to Buying and Trading Used Gear Part 5

Posted by Guy Capuano - September 5, 2014 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Although eBay is not the best place to find extreme deals, it can be one of your most valuable resources for information. Once you have identified a guitar that you think you might be able to get a good price and flip for a profit, time to go to eBay and get some more data. […]

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The Guide to Buying and Trading Used Gear Part 4

Posted by Guy Capuano - September 4, 2014 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Beyond the information that is included in an ad, there is other information available if you look for certain words and phrases. Ads that outright say “Price is Firm” or “Will not consider lower offers” usually mean it. You can try but count yourself lucky if you manage to get them to waver just slightly […]

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The Guide to Buying and Trading Used Gear Part 3

Posted by Guy Capuano - September 3, 2014 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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The first time you start searching through Craigslist, or another site, will be time consuming. In order to simplify things I suggest you set a budget for your first few purchases. When I started my goal was to not spend more than $150 per guitar. This ensures that you don’t have too much invested early […]

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Chronixx bass lesson “Here comes Trouble”

Posted by Guy Capuano - August 8, 2014 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Reggae Bass lines Who does not love a good reggae bass line? This new wave a reggae often has a very funky, thumping, groove to it.  I have never heard of Chronixx until they performed on NBC on one of my favorite shows, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  They sounded excellent on the show […]

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Guitar Lesson “Pokemom Theme Song”

Posted by Guy Capuano - April 3, 2014 - Classroom, Tab Archive
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I had a student come in and request to learn the Pokemon Theme song. I had heard about Pokemon but had no idea about the theme song, or even what the style was. I thought it would be kind of cheesy electronic noises like Mario, but it turned out to be a really fun time. […]

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Kim Walker Alive Guitar lesson TAB

Posted by Guy Capuano - April 1, 2014 - Classroom, Tab Archive
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Hello internet! I am doing a new song at church this weekend, Kim Walker’s “Alive.” It is a great song for Easter as well so I figured I would share this lesson with my notes for the lead guitar part. Hopefully some of you will find this extremely useful. Also big shout out to the […]

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Bass backing track Rockabilly in EM

Posted by Guy Capuano - February 17, 2014 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Bass Practice tool JAM Here is a backing track video to jam with in the key of E minor. There is no bass line so get creative and tighten up your chops. Try adding arpeggios to add flavor and complexity to your playing. I love minor arpeggios and this song is a great chance to […]

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Rockabilly Jam Track Key of Em Backing track lead guitar

Posted by Guy Capuano - February 1, 2014 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Here is a backing track to jam with in the key of E minor. This is a great practice tool. The pentatonic scale works great, also the blues scale will sound good. As always experiment and sharpen your licks. The track is inspired by Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats. Here is a link to […]

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Funk Jam track Key of D (guitar backing track)

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 27, 2014 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Here is a jam track I just put together in the style of Funk R&B. This song is great to help refine your funky guitar leads. It works great with the D minor pentatonic but definitely experiment. The main section is a I  IV vamp. The second progression slides up to the V chord from […]

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Guitar Lesson; Shakira – Can’t Remember To Forget You ft. Rihanna Tutorial

Posted by Guy Capuano - January 20, 2014 - Classroom
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Here is a simple guitar lesson on the new Shakira song featuring Rihanna “Can’t Remember to forget you.” It features two different guitar parts. The intro and verse guitar parts are using a Ska type technique and rhythmic feel. I cant help but live that being a 90’s kid. Mine as well say the chorus […]

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Part 3 “Inversion and alternate chords & voicings” for Praise and Worship, Post Rock and other styles

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 26, 2012 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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“Using our new voicings and adding suspended movement” In the previous lesson we talked about the D hand fingering of the 2nd inversion. I also spent some time on it in the video above. Now lets talk a little about suspending these new voicings. The D suspended chord is a very tasty way to add […]

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Part 2 “Inversion and alternate chords & voicings” for Praise and Worship, Post Rock and other styles

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 25, 2012 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Inversions and alternate chord voicings Some chord construction, and an understanding of triads is recommended to get the most out of this teaching. Technical terminology There is a technical way to identify inversions. Knowing these phrases will not only make you smarter, but it will increase your musical vocabulary, which will make you a more […]

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Inversions and alternate chord voicings For P&W, Post Rock, and ShoeGaze guitar styles

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 20, 2012 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Chord voicings you MUST know! Fill your tool bag! I use these chords constantly with my praise and worship team. They also work great for Post Rock stuff and even Shoegaze styles. The idea here is it gives your guitar a different range to go to other than the low register opened chords, barre chords, […]

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Student Spotlight “July” Phil Critchfield

Posted by Guy Capuano - July 18, 2012 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Student Spotlight for July Phil Critchfield Our student spotlight this month is Phil Critchfield. He is progressing at an excellent speed and is developing his own style. This is an original composition written and performed by Phil Critchfield. I think he is really applying the concepts we have been talking about, while allowing his own […]

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Converting a closed back guitar speaker cabinet into an opened back Cab

Posted by Guy Capuano - October 21, 2011 - Classroom, Gear Reviews
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The difference in tone between an opened back cabinet and a closed back cabinet can be very dramatic. An Opened back cab gives more of an airy, full, opened type of tone, but can lack a strong bass presence. A closed back cab can give a very strong, chunky tone with a strong bass response, […]

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Inversions Explained, Applied, and digested. How and why to use inversions in your guitar playing

Posted by Guy Capuano - August 15, 2011 - Classroom, Getting Schooled
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Inversions When I was a teenager everything I played was either power chord driven, clunking along, or some super flashy shred guitar meant to melt your face off. But now that I am advancing in years and my musical taste is evolving I have ventured in quite a few styles of music that draw heavily […]

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Boss GT-10 Shimmer Effect Lesson

Posted by Guy Capuano - June 2, 2011 - Boss GT-10, Classroom, Delays and reverbs, Effectology
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Is the Boss GT-10 capable of doing Shimmer like tones made famous by Brian Eno and Edge of U2? At first glance it is not. It definitely does not have a dedicated effect that produces this sound like the Line 6 Octo effect. With the quality and selection of effects, as well as the deep […]

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