First licks #3

by Griff

Well not much to say about this one, it’s more of the same. But I got a question via email the other day that was sort of a “where are we going with this stuff?” email. So here’s what this is all about in a nutshell:

1. You have to play one note at a time before you can play many (which would be chords.) It just makes sense, first of all, and I’ve seen it time and again that it’s just too hard to play chords on the first lesson. It usually takes at least 3-6 before that is appropriate. So you’ll notice that so far we’ve only played one note at a time.

2. Nobody wants to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” anymore than I want to teach it. This is blues, after all, so the single note lines that I’ve made up have a point. They are bluesy sounding, and can be used to play a real song, not something you wouldn’t want the dog to hear.

3. You need to play a song of some sort, soon. Obviously it won’t be a hard one, but I think it’s important to learn to play something that sounds like music, and play it from start to finish. There’s an important sense of accomplishment in that, and it gives you a good idea of what is to come.

These are the basic foundations of this whole Beginning Blues Guitar course. Actually, I’ll let Steve from Cambridge tell it for me… I received this email from him and he allowed me to share it with you….

“Hi Griff,
just a note to tell you that I received my Beginning Blues Guitar package last week and I am very impressed. I have been ‘noodling’ on the guitar on and off for a number of years, making little headway. During that time I have purchased many blues guitar tutor books & DVD’s and they have all fallen into two basic categories.
1. Try and teach music theory alongside some pretty boring play along songs that were never even close to being a blues song so that boredom soon set in.
2. Try and teach recognisable classic blues songs that are so advanced/difficult that after a short while of making absolutely no progress, I have given up totally frustrated.

Your course however is not only far easier to play as a beginner ( I have managed to get through the first licks/second licks and ‘sitting easy blues’ without any major problems ) even though I am learning new skills. More importantly all the lessons (which I guess must be really basic for more experienced players) sound and feel like REAL blues music even in their simplicity. Even better played along with the great backing tracks on the DVD’s etc. I just wish I had this course about 10 years ago !!
A very professional package.


Steve Manning

Cambridge, UK.”

Well that tells it much better than I could have… so moving on.

This is the 3rd lick, and there will be one more after this. Then we’ll do some simple chords, and then we’ll put that all together into a simple blues song. When you’re done I think you’ll feel like you’ve learned something substantial. That is my hope anyway.

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duração do curso de medicina Citações inspiradoras de vida para ajudá-lo a viver
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A vida é para ser apreciado. E não só
quando ‘coisas boas’ está acontecendo com você.
A vida é uma viagem de fluxo e refluxo, de altos e baixos.
Ainda é possível aproveitar os momentos
que a vida traz, um de cada vez – quem quer que

Deve convencer-te desta ‘verdade’ – Espero – através
de algumas citações inspiradoras cuidadosamente escolhidas.

E fá-lo apesar de que aquele homem britânico verde, um pouco brutal com a
propensão para Martini que você acredite: só se vive duas
vezes. Não, só se vive uma vez, James. Ainda, como Joe Louis disse,

“Só se vive uma vez, mas se você trabalhar direito, uma vez é suficiente.” – Joe Lewis

E Joe Lewis deve saber como ele conseguiu se tornar um dos
maiores pugilistas da história. Ele não fez o que
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E aqui está outra citação para você viver a vida agora!

“O que não é iniciado hoje nunca é terminado amanhã.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe tem razão, não acha?

Ontem, por exemplo, eu não comecei este artigo que você está lendo agora (chamado inspiradora vida citações para ajudar você viver sua vida agora!).
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de terminá-lo.

Felizmente, eu comecei a escrever o artigo * hoje * – mesmo que eu tenho que parar de procrastinar em algum momento – e tenho certeza que, por
conseguinte, que vai ter acabado amanhã. (Espero que
você ainda está me seguindo!) Tive melhor, caso contrário você nunca vai conseguir ler estas palavras.

Você vai?

Então, obrigado, Johann, obrigado.

“Eu posso aceitar o fracasso..–todo mundo falha em alguma coisa. Mas não posso aceitar não tentar.”- Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan, para aqueles de vocês que não vivem nos
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Ele até pode ter sido o melhor jogador de basquetebol de sempre, mas como meu nome é Steve
Nash (Sim, realmente!) então eu possivelmente não poderia comentar sobre isso.
De qualquer forma, Michael foi um sucesso na quadra de basquete, com
certeza. E ele era um sucesso na vida, também.

E, como Michael coloca, o sucesso é sobre a tentativa de ter sucesso em primeiro lugar.

“Nada no mundo pode tomar o lugar da persistência. Talento será não; Nada é mais comum do que homens sem sucesso com talento. Gênio será não; gênio sem recompensa é quase um provérbio. Educação será não; o mundo está cheio de indigentes educados. Persistência e determinação sozinha são onipotentes. O slogan ‘ imprensa ‘ resolveu e sempre resolverá os problemas da raça humana.”– Calvin Coolidge

Isso é um monte de palavras, Calvin, mais ou menos dizer que Nike tem vindo a defender por um tempo, ou seja: “Just do it”.

Então, sim, se você não tomar o primeiro passo, e se você não continuar,
o que quer que os obstáculos e, em seguida,
você nunca, nunca terá em qualquer lugar vale a
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Pressione, na verdade.

Vamos avançar com esta pergunta: Qual é o significado da vida, o universo e tudo?

Bem Douglas Adams disse-nos, em seu Guia Mochileiro da galáxia, que a resposta era 42.

Agora esta resposta não nos ajuda muito, eu concordo. Então talvez devemos
olhar para alguém mais eminente do que Adams (se for possível!) para uma resposta.

Passo para a frente um Abraham Lincoln – 16º Presidente dos Estados Unidos.
E ele calmamente afirmou um dia:

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Hmm, bem não é vida muito mais significativo se lembramos as palavras de Lincoln.
(Bem, é provavelmente mais significativa do que lembrar o número
42, de qualquer forma).

“Há duas maneiras de viver a sua vida. É como se nada fosse um milagre. O outro é como se tudo fosse um milagre…”- Albert Einstein

Ah, Albert – o homem para sempre com o cabelo cinzento e olhos arregalados!
Como você pode tornar-se famoso por ser o cientista que descobriu a relatividade e ainda assim
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Humildemente milagres estão por toda parte, concordo.
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“Não chore porque acabou, sorria porque aconteceu.”-Dr.

O que significa o Dr. Seuss com estas poucas palavras?
Ele significa que você não sentir nenhuma dor ou remorso para os erros que você
faz, especialmente quando você realmente sabe poderia ter feito melhor se apenas…?

Ou que ele quer dizer que se você perdeu alguma coisa importante para você então você
deve Alegrai-vos no fato de que você arriscou suficiente para algo que importa muito na vida que agora você perdeu ele, dói?

Hmm, talvez você pode ver por que Dr. Seuss tornou-se o famoso autor de vários livros best-selling contendo poucas palavras, e por que nunca fará o mesmo.

Ainda, o que maneira você quer dar uma olhada,
acho que Dr. Seuss é juízo.

“Nós entramos neste mundo chorando enquanto todos ao nosso redor estão sorrindo. Pode então vivemos que nós vamos sair deste mundo sorrindo enquanto todos ao nosso redor está a chorar.”- provérbio persa

Não seria ótimo se pudéssemos viver verdadeiramente vida sabendo que isso é o que deixamos para trás.
Uma lágrima. Um sorriso. Uma recordação.
E, melhor ainda, talvez até de inspiração para alguém tentar e viver sua vida como fez – dando-lhe
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verdadeiros na vida. Eu acho que sim.

E com isso, será obrigado por ler estas citações inspiradoras
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