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almoemshawn

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I’m at the lower end of intermediate level for guitar playing. I play accoustic only. I’d like to improve my knowledge of scales, chords, ability to embellish while playing and finger mobility. I'm 51 and had my first solo gigs last year and had so much but want to continue improving. What courses would you suggest I take in guitar tricks.

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I’m at the lower end of intermediate level for guitar playing. I play accoustic only. I’d like to improve my knowledge of scales, chords, ability to embellish while playing and finger mobility. I'm 51 and had my first solo gigs last year and had so much but want to continue improving. What courses would you suggest I take in guitar tricks.

ChristopherSchlegel

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Hey & welcome to GT!

Originally Posted by: almoemshawn

I’m at the lower end of intermediate level for guitar playing. I play accoustic only. I’d like to improve my knowledge of scales, chords, ability to embellish while playing and finger mobility. I'm 51 and had my first solo gigs last year and had so much but want to continue improving. What courses would you suggest I take in guitar tricks.

Thanks for the background info. I suggest you work through the Acoustic courses. They contain a lot of practical skills & ideas to improve your knowledge & playing techniques.

https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=acoustic1

https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=acoustic2

Start on level 1. Some of the material might be below or at your skill level. So, go forward until you find something that challenges you & start working there!

There are plenty of other standalone collections & tutorials that can help dive deeper into specific topics. For example, this tutorial on embellishing basic open chords.

Campfire Chords

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1184

I teach a whole series on triads & inversions that can help open up the entire fretboard. I teach it on electric, but the ideas are fully applicable to acoustic. And they will definitely give your fingers a workout while expanding your knowlegde of chords & fretboard layout.

https://www.guitartricks.com/collection/triads-and-inversions

Learning arrangements for solo guitar is always a great way to build your skills & repertoire.

Doc Watson tunes

https://www.guitartricks.com/search.php?query=doc+watson

Robert Johnson tunes

https://www.guitartricks.com/songs/artist/robert-johnson

Hope that helps! Please ask more if necessary & best of success!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

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Hey & welcome to GT!

Originally Posted by: almoemshawn

I’m at the lower end of intermediate level for guitar playing. I play accoustic only. I’d like to improve my knowledge of scales, chords, ability to embellish while playing and finger mobility. I'm 51 and had my first solo gigs last year and had so much but want to continue improving. What courses would you suggest I take in guitar tricks.

Thanks for the background info. I suggest you work through the Acoustic courses. They contain a lot of practical skills & ideas to improve your knowledge & playing techniques.

https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=acoustic1

https://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=acoustic2

Start on level 1. Some of the material might be below or at your skill level. So, go forward until you find something that challenges you & start working there!

There are plenty of other standalone collections & tutorials that can help dive deeper into specific topics. For example, this tutorial on embellishing basic open chords.

Campfire Chords

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1184

I teach a whole series on triads & inversions that can help open up the entire fretboard. I teach it on electric, but the ideas are fully applicable to acoustic. And they will definitely give your fingers a workout while expanding your knowlegde of chords & fretboard layout.

https://www.guitartricks.com/collection/triads-and-inversions

Learning arrangements for solo guitar is always a great way to build your skills & repertoire.

Doc Watson tunes

https://www.guitartricks.com/search.php?query=doc+watson

Robert Johnson tunes

https://www.guitartricks.com/songs/artist/robert-johnson

Hope that helps! Please ask more if necessary & best of success!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

almoemshawn

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Thank you!!!!

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Thank you!!!!

DraconusJLM

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You might also find some interesting lessons in the acoustic sections of Country 1 and 2.

Six strings, but only four fingers. Twelve simi-tones, but only eight notes to an octive. Part of me thinks mathematicians should steer well clear of guitars.....

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You might also find some interesting lessons in the acoustic sections of Country 1 and 2.

Six strings, but only four fingers. Twelve simi-tones, but only eight notes to an octive. Part of me thinks mathematicians should steer well clear of guitars.....

ChristopherSchlegel

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Posts: 7446

Originally Posted by: almoemshawn

Thank you!!!!

You're welcome!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

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Originally Posted by: almoemshawn

Thank you!!!!

You're welcome!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory