I recorded these videos in 2006-07 when cameras were expensive and not as good as they are today. The nice thing is that the fundamentals of music have not changed in all these years! I believe that every guitarist should be able to read and understand standard music notation at a basic level.
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1) Guitar Anatomy, Tuning, Warm Up, Music Notation Introduction, Notes on the 1st String, Basic Rhythms = Pages 9-15: http://youtu.be/8RAJY2cAxn0
2) Rests, ¾ time, Notes on the 2nd String, Combination Studies = Pages 16- 25: http://youtu.be/89td2fg4l8w
3a) Beamed Eighth Notes, Notes on the 3rd String, Combination Studies = Pages 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34: http://youtu.be/l0I22fmCzWk
3b) Single Eighth Notes, Syncopation = Pages 26, 29, 31, 35: http://youtu.be/DoEP8PCVmfQ
4a) 1-2-3-4 Chromatic Exercises, Ties, Notes on the 4th String, Combination Studies = Pages 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43: http://youtu.be/1rtaC-cdKqE
4b) More Ties, Dotted Quarter Notes = Pages 36, 39, 41, 44, 45: http://youtu.be/rxja5x7O-GE
4c) Sharps and Flats = Pages 46, 47: http://youtu.be/F8Il8VflL3E
5a) 1-2-4 and 4-2-1 Exercise, Notes on the 5th String, Combination Studies = Pages 48, 49, 52, 54, 55: http://youtu.be/-KL6Zzbru18
5b) Eighth Note Rests, Combination Studies = Pages 48, 50, 51, 53, 56, 57: http://youtu.be/SCnJ6xmBrkE
6a) 1-2-4 Shift and 4-2-1 Shift Exercise, Notes on the 6th String, Combination Studies = Pages 58, 59, 62, 64, 65: http://youtu.be/2w8uGN0M75I
6b) Eighth Note Triplets, Combination Studies = Pages 58, 60, 61, 63, 66, 67, 71-96: http://youtu.be/Vlvrq54ecB8
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