Song Study

A category of blogs discussing the art of learning songs efficiently and quickly.

Rhythm Skills: Learn The Doobie Brothers Long Train Running

Rhythm Skills: Learn The Doobie Brothers Long Train Running “Long Train Running” is one of my favorite Doobie Brothers songs. This is one of these songs that will do wonders for your time-feel and rhythm playing skills. There are 3 main parts The main Gm7 chord funky rhythm part This is actually 2-3 overdubbed guitars.
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A Fun Tapping Song: Joe Satriani’s The Forgotten

A Fun Tapping Song: Joe Satriani’s “The Forgotten”. “The Forgotten” is a short 1-minute song that is a ton of fun to play. It’s on Joe’s amazing album “Flying In A Blue Dream”. If you’re crazy about guitar, then you absolutely want that album in your CD collection. You can hear the song here: I
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Using Songs To Develop Your Guitar Technique Skills

Using Songs To Develop Your Guitar Technique Skills Today’s blog is about using songs as technique exercises. There are a couple of really good songs, that will greatly improve your dexterity, speed, accuracy, and anything technical facility. Most guitar players who want to develop those skills, do technique exercises. However: it is really fun to
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Bar Chord Practice: Shania Twain That Don’t Impress Me Much

Bar Chord Practice: Shania Twain That Don’t Impress Me Much In last week’s blog, we covered all the chords in “Ashes To Ashes”. The Chords to Ashes To Ashes This is a great song if you want to get better at playing bar chords. Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” is another great song
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Bar Chord Training: David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes

Bar Chord Training: David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes The best way to get your bar chords down quickly, is playing tons of songs that have a lot of bar chords. One of those such songs is David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes. Here’s the chord chart. Before tackling this, here’s everything you need to know about
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