Acoustic Guitar

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Orbel Babayan
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Orbel Babayan is an experienced musician and teacher with over 15 years of industry expertise.

A seasoned multi-instrumentalist, Orbel has toured and performed with top artists like Scars on Broadway led by System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian. As a committed and passionate LA-based teacher, Orbel brings his unique style and know-how to students, helping them tap into their musical potential.

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#1 Introduction (meet Orbel Babayan)

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#2 What instrument you'll need & guitar layout

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#3 How to tune a guitar

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#4 How to hold a guitar

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#5 How to strum a guitar

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#6 How to read guitar chords

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#7 Learning E & A chords

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#8 Switching between chords: practice

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#9 First song: "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield

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#10 Introducing the D chord and exercise with blues backing track

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#11 How to play blues: 12-bar blues pattern on 2 strings

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#12 From blues to rock n' roll: "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry

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#13 Understanding a new rhythm - practice with new chords G, Am

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#14 Using a guitar capo to change key (Dm and Em5) - "Tennesee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton

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#15 Playing to the backing track - D and Em shape with capo on 5th fret (G and Am)

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#16 Fmaj7 & Gmaj7 chords & strumming near the bridge

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#17 Playing along to "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac:

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#18 Right-hand muting: riff from "In da Club" by 50 Cent

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#19 What is a powerchord?

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#20 Moving powerchords around - "Brain Stew" by Green Day

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#21 Muting and powerchords with a string bend

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#22 How to palm mute guitar

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#23 How to fingerpick on guitar

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#24 Practicing fingerpicking to Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E."

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#25 "Sweet Home Alabama": picking with 4 fingers

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#26 Using a pick for alternate picking

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#27 Practicing alternate picking - "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes

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#28 "Hurt" by Johny Cash - chord breakdown (Am, C, D)

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#29 What is a barre chord on the guitar? Simple F barre chord

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#30 Using barre chords on "Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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#31 Final words

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#32 Understanding rhythm

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#33 4 downstrokes on the beat

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#34 Downstroke on downbeat / upstroke on upbeat

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#35 Same as 3 without the upstroke on 1st and 3rd beat

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#36 Ultimate strum pattern

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#37 Country pattern

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#38 The 3/4 beat

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#39 Red Hot Chili Pepper pattern

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#40 How to read tabs

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