Melody Guitar Book 3: Free Video Lessons
Melody Guitar Books 1-4 focus on learning to read and play melody lines in standard music notation. Melody Guitar 1 starts you off learning notes on the first three strings and music reading basics, and Melody Guitar 2 covers strings 4-6. Melody Guitar 3 builds on Melody Guitar Books 1 and 2. Rather than learning any new notes, you'll learn melodies that increasingly challenge your skills, several scale forms, new time signatures, rhythms, and more.
You should start with Melody Guitar 1 if you're a new guitarist or if you're just getting into reading standard notation. It's a short book, and it's free! Click here to download Melody Guitar 1 and watch the videos.
If you're just getting started on guitar, you should also check out my Rhythm Guitar series, which focuses on chords, strumming, and fingerstyle patterns.
Click here for a list of my other videos, which include easy guitar arrangements, technique lessons, chords, scales, and more.
Melody Guitar 3 Videos
Lesson 1: Hammer-Ons (pages 3-4)
After a quick review, covering scales and warm-ups you learned in Melody Guitar 1 and 2, you'll learn the hammer-on technique.
Two new melodies that include the hammer-on technique you learned on pages 3 and 4.
Two more melodies that include hammer-ons. In one of the melodies, you'll hammer from one fingered note to another fingered note.
The Guitar 1 part of this duet includes hammer-ons.
Learn the pull-off technique and how to apply it to the E minor pentatonic scale.
Two melodies that incorporate pull-offs.
Two more melodies to improve your pull-off technique: Long Long Ago, and a Hungarian Folk Song.
A new exercise to add to your warm-up routine for a few weeks. This will prepare you to play pull-offs from one fretted note to another fretted note instead of to an open string.
This new melody includes both hammer-ons and pull-offs.
These two melodies include hammer-ons and pull-offs. You have the option to play "My Luve" in 2nd position.
These two melodies, both of which include hammer-ons and pull-offs, are more challenging than the melodies you've played so far in this book.
Until now, the melodies in this book have been in 1st position, meaning that the 1st finger is placed at the 1st fret. The new melody in this lesson, "The Ash Grove," has you playing in 2nd position, with your first finger at the 2nd fret.
Learn two more chromatic scale forms in addition to the one you already know and add them to your warm-up routine.
Learn the row of sharps, the row of flats, and how to quickly identify major key signatures.