Joe Scott

Joe Scott

From New Christie Minstrels (formerly), Wind Machine (formerly), Acoustic Eidolon



Joe currently offers 26 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 26 beginner lessons.

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Folk Americana Guitar for Beginners

Are you a beginner at guitar but want something a little more than the basics? Joe Scott's Folk Americana for beginners is a course that will not only introduce you to your guitar and the fundamentals of beginning guitar playing but also introduce you to two Folk songs, 'Comin' Around the Mountain' and 'Wayfaring Stranger'!

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Introduction to 'Folk Americana for Beginners'

Joe Scott introduces us to 'Folk Americana for Beginners'!

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Ground Floor - Getting to Know Your Guitar

Before we jump into our beginning Folk Americana lessons let's get started with some ground floor fundamentals featuring Trevor Gordon Hall! In this lesson, Trevor discusses the name and purpose of various parts of the acoustic guitar.

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Ground Floor - String Names and Tuning

Let's continue with our ground floor skills. Here, Trevor will discuss each of the strings and how to tune them properly using a digital tuner.

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Ground Floor - Putting Your Hands on the Guitar

Continuing on the ground floor, in this lesson, Trevor will discuss the importance of proper and ergonomic posture while playing.

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Ground Floor - Reading Tablature and Basic Notation

One more ground floor skill before we join Joe for our beginner Folk Americana lessons. Here, Trevor will break down the basic building blocks of guitar notation and provide us with the tools to help read the notation included with each lesson.

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Getting Comfortable

Let's grab our guitar and get comfortable as Joe Scott takes us through some basic strumming techniques.

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Strumming with a Metronome

Now let's build on the strumming techniques we just learned. Here, Joe incorporates a flat pick as we begin to play with a metronome.

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Our First Strum Pattern

Now that we have a few of the basic techniques under our fingers, let's put them all together with our first strum pattern!

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Learning Techniques and Patterns

In this lesson, Joe gives us some further tips to lock in and remember our strumming techniques.

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Left Hand Fretting Techniques

We have focused on our strumming hand in the last few lessons. Now, let's move on to our fretting hand so we can take steps to start making some music!

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Chords and Chord Blocks

Joe breaks down the fundamentals of what makes up a chord before diving into our first chord, the G chord!

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Two More Chords - C and D

Let's kick it into high gear by getting two more chords under our fingers in this lesson with the C and D chords.

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Smooth Transitions

Joe adds another musical tool to our toolbox with smooth transitions to help us transition between chords.

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Putting it All Together

Now that we have quite a bit under our fingers let's shift our focus to learning a more complicated strum pattern!

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Chord Progression for 'Comin' Around the Mountain'

In this lesson, we jump into our first song and learn the chord progression for 'Comin' Around the Mountain'.

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Strumming Through the Song

Now that we have the chord progression for 'Comin' Around the Mountain', we'll incorporate the strum pattern in this lesson.

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Playing the Single-Note Melody

In this lesson, Joe gives us some techniques surrounding single-note melody for 'Comin' Round the Mountain'.

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Fingerpicking Over 'She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain'

We add a new tool to our toolbox in this lesson, Joe gives some insight on fingerpicking an alternative to strumming.

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Playing and Singing 'Comin' Around the Mountain'

Alright ready to test your vocal talents? In this lesson, Joe helps us incorporate vocals with strumming 'Comin' Around the Mountain'.

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Four New Chords

We have our first song under our fingers, now let's move on to learning four new chords; A minor, D minor, F and E7.

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Smooth Transitions with our New Chords

Joe talks us through the smooth transition techniques with our four new chords.

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Putting Together our New Chords

Now that we have our new chords firmly under our fingers, Joe walks us through putting everything together with a strum pattern.

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Chord Progression for 'Wayfaring Stranger'

Ready for the next song? In this next lesson, Joe breaks down the chord progression for the haunting piece 'Wayfaring Stranger'.

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Playing the Single-Note Melody

In this lesson, we learn the melody of the 'Wayfaring Stranger'.

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Fingerpicking Over 'Wayfaring Stranger'

Now it's time that we learn a finger picking pattern to be used over the four chords used in 'Wayfaring Stranger'.

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Playing and Singing 'Wayfaring Stranger'

For the last lesson in this series we continue working on 'Wayfaring Stranger' by incorporating the vocals!

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