Expand your horizons with alternate tunings! Many of the greatest names in guitardom have broken free from the bonds of standard tuning to create truly memorable music - and so can you! Alternate tunings can take you to new and exotic places, impossible with the 'old familiar.' You can create a variety of new chord and note voicings, emulate the feels of other instruments, make slide guitar that much easier, and just plain blaze new trails in your playing - all with alternate tunings! Inside, you'll find detailed information on how to retune and common scale and chord fingerings, as well as listings of songs that use these tunings.
Designed to motivate and inspire students, Guitar Sherpa's innovative learning systems employ a hands-on, contextual format. Students "play" their way through Guitar Sherpa curriculum rather than working through tedious examples and exercises. Brad Carlton, TrueFire's Educational Director and top session player, presents CAGED Cracked, a unique and highly effective system for fretboard navigation, chord selection and improvisation. The CAGED system goes well beyond alternate chord voicings by also serving as a springboard for comping, soloing and improvising in any key.
“Practice, practice, practice.” Anyone learning to play an instrument has heard that sage advice a hundred times. Yet, more often than not it seems that no matter how hard or how long we practice, we just don’t seem to move the dial. What’s up with that?!
Many of us remember a time when basketball shorts barely covered the gonads, computers were for the birds, and playing ukulele earned you a seat at the cafeteria's misfit table and a backstage pass at the Tiny Tim concert. Today those shorts would get you arrested, computer expertise earns the big bucks, and videos of solid uke playing generates millions of views and accolades on YouTube. Oh yeah, the times they are a-changin'!