Guess what? I've put together a little something special – a playlist on YouTube featuring all the songs we've been exploring in our lessons during November.
🎵 Joe Moreg's Lessons Playlist 🎵
I love teaching different styles, and I'm stoked to say this playlist has a bit of everything – from Classical and Folk to Pop, Rock, Indie, Blues, Jazz, and even a sprinkle of Hip Hop. It's the kind of mishmash that keeps things interesting.
One cool thing about our lessons is that I let students choose what they want to learn. So, this playlist is kind of like a musical potluck, reflecting all the varied tastes that make our learning journey unique.
Feel free to share the vibe with anyone who might dig it.
Cheers to the joy of making music,
I'm excited to share a new addition to my YouTube channel. In this video, I'm joined by my dedicated online student, Adrián, for a special duet performance. Since Adrián became my student in October 2022, he has made remarkable progress, and this duet is a testament to his dedication and growth.
Our performance features an instrumental adaptation I created for the song "Bones," originally by Imagine Dragons. In this rendition, Adrián takes on the instrumental adaptation of the vocal melody, while I provide the accompaniment.
One of my teaching philosophies is to adapt and play the melodies of songs with my students. This approach not only enhances their musical abilities but also imparts essential knowledge about the song's tonality as well as the scales involved. Understanding the song at this level is invaluable, whether you want to create unique arrangements or venture into the world of musical improvisation.
We hope you enjoy our performance. If you'd like to see more duets with my talented students, please don't hesitate to check out the following link:
The Rolling Stones released a new single, and naturally, it has sparked the interest of a couple of my students with whom I've been learning and transcribing the main riffs and the solo.
Yesterday, I had an incredible time recreating the main solo from 'Angry,' which I've shared as a YouTube short, featuring both my performance and the Guitar TAB. While it's still my first draft, I believe it is accurate and can be a helpful resource if you're keen on learning Keith Richards' licks and vocabulary.
Click on the image if you want to watch it.
Thank you for reading!.
Have I shared with you my Instagram page yet? It's an excellent resource to delve into the world of my lessons. Most of my posts showcase videos where I perform and demonstrate various musical pieces. These clips serve as a visual representation of the material we've covered in our lessons, providing valuable insight and inspiration for your musical journey. You'll find a diverse array of content there, ranging from a guitar solo rendition of "Let It Be" to the intricate main melody of the jazz classic "Donna Lee." I've even put together a finger-style arrangement of "All Star" by Smash Mouth, tailored for the ukulele, and collaborated in a delightful duet with several of my students, just to name a few highlights.
But that's not all; you'll also stumble upon improvisations, snippets from my electric bass lessons, and much more. Although my uploads may not be frequent, there are a whopping 90 posts waiting for your exploration. So, why not give it a visit and consider hitting that 'Follow' button to stay updated on all the exciting content coming your way?
I'm thrilled to announce that I've just uploaded a brand new transcription to ArrangeMe.com, hosted by the prestigious music books company, Hal Leonard. This latest addition features my adaptation of 'On Broadway' by The Drifters, with the full vocal melody carefully arranged for guitar, along with the accompanying chords. In just two pages, you'll find the complete melody, harmony, and structure, offering a fantastic opportunity to explore this timeless classic. While George Benson's version is undoubtedly famous, my student Jose Antonio and I were captivated by The Drifters' original recording, prompting us to delve into this piece and share it with you. Feel free to explore my other transcriptions on this platform, and don't hesitate to request any specific pieces to add this growing catalogue.
Here's a song I had the pleasure of teaching Quique today: 'Sunflower' by Post Malone.
Interestingly, we hadn't planned to learn this song during our practice session for Quique's Grade 3 exam. However, in a brief break from our regular practice, we listened to this song and spontaneously decided to play along and transcribe it.
My transcription is inspired by Post Malone's acoustic performance at the Tiny Desk concert. This track is perfect for honing your strumming technique and chord transitions, as it revolves around a straightforward 3-chord progression across a 4-bar sequence, maintaining the same progression throughout the entire song. Give it a try and I'm confident you'll find it both enjoyable and rewarding to play along!.
Presenting my transcription of a timeless classic solo performed by George Harrison in The Beatles' iconic song 'Let It Be.' This week, I've been guiding my student Hugh through this solo, which serves as an exceptional illustration of a solo in a major key—specifically, C Major in this instance. It also stands as a valuable reference for crafting solos using the Major Pentatonic Scale.
As part of my guidance for students interested in soloing and improvisation, I often recommend the memorization of at least 10 solos from musicians they admire. This progression—from easier to more challenging solos—provides a comprehensive arsenal of techniques and skills needed to become an accomplished lead player. In this process, I take an active role in selecting the most suitable solos that align with each student's skill level. This ensures a harmonious blend of mastering existing skills while embracing new melodic ideas and techniques.
Here you are a screen cast video of my own transcription using Guitar Pro 8.
Feel free to check it out and explore the nuances of this captivating solo!.
Here is a video I recorded yesterday, playing along with the backing track I uploaded to the private Students' Playlist on YouTube.
First, I play and connect the 5 scale positions, then the triads based on the harmony, and finally, a little improvisation.
I hope it is inspiring.
This is the first part of a video lesson where I've recorded a practice session for Dan. We'll be exploring Miles Davis' iconic solo in 'So What,' one of the most influential and famous jazz pieces ever.
I've adapted the trumpet part for the guitar, and in the video, you'll find me playing each lick and phrase several times, starting from slow to the actual speed. This lesson serves as an excellent introduction to Jazz playing and promises a lot of fun.
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