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Scarborough Fair Duet

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Here is a very simple version to the folk song "Scarborough Fair."  
Guitar One is playing the melody.  Most of the notes are played at the first three frets.  Use finger one, two and three on frets one, two and three respectively.  Use the third finger on the notes played at the fifth fret as well.  Just slide between the third and fifth frets with your third finger.
Guitar Two is strumming the chords.  The chords used for the accompaniment are Am, Em, D and G. the strumming pattern goes like this - Bass - Strum - Strum.  The Bass note is the lowest note for each chord.

Ode to Joy Duet

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Here is a simple duet version to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." 
Guitar one is playing the main melody.  It is only using the notes on the first two strings.  In fact, the only notes are C, D, E, F and G.  Notice how the first finger plays the notes on the first fret and the third finger plays the notes on the third fret.
Guitar two is playing the harmony part.  It is a little more involved.  It starts by playing notes very close to the melody and then moves to playing a bass line on the second half of the song.
Have a friend play along!

Breakdown by Tom Petty - Acoustic Solo

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Here is an acoustic version of the solo to Tom Petty's "Breakdown."

The first two measures of the solo repeats the main riff to the song.  You will hear this intro, here in the solo, and again at the end of song as the song fades.

The riff is followed by two guitar licks.  The first lick is played in the A minor pentatonic scale at the fifth fret.  I am playing a quick slide from fret 7 to 8, and then back to fret 8 instead of playing a bend like you hear in the Tom Petty recording.  The slide is a little easier than bending on the acoustic.

The final climactic lick is played starting with a slide from fret three to five.  I am playing double stops (two strings at a time).  The rhythm is all triplets.  This lick ends with a few slides along the second string alternating with the open first string.


Bollywood - Socha Hai

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Here is an acoustic cover of the main parts to "Socha Hai"  from the Bollywood Movie 'Rock On!"

This song is played on electric guitar, but I decided to play the parts on an acoustic.  The chord progression is D - G - Bm - A.  I am playing simple two string power chords.   The progression is the same throughout the video.

For the lead parts, I am first playing the opening riff, then going to the main intro melody (which comes back at the end of the guitar solo), and then I am playing the guitar solo.

At the beginning of the video I forgot to put the song title.  Oh well, you know what song it is!



Michelle by The Beatles - Finger Style Solo

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Here is a finger style solo of "Michelle" by The Beatles.  It is a classical style solo, which means I am basically playing all the bass notes with my thumb and string one with my ring finger, string two with the middle, and string three with the index.  There are a few exceptions.  On the intro I like to play the note that is moving on the third string with my thumb, and the other two strings with my index and middle.  Hope you enjoy working on this one!

Feel free to post your questions or comments.






Bollywood - Aye Mere Humsafa

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At the beginning of Aye Mere Humsafa there is a short guitar solo, just before the verse.  It is played in the key of G minor over the chords Gm, F, Eb, D7.  Better yet, put a capo on if you're strumming the chords and strum Em, D, C and B7.  Hope that makes it a little easier.
I do not have a capo on as I play this solo, slowly.  It is in the 10th position, meaning I play the 10th fret with my 1st finger, the 11th fret with my 2nd, the 12th fret with my 3rd finger, got it?  Notice the quick slide from fret 8 to 10 on the first string to start the solo off.  The solo ends with a Gm triad.  Give it a quick strum and slide it down the neck.  I am using alternate picking on some of the fast notes.