Brad Henecke

Brad Henecke

Brad is a Guitar instructor at

Brad Henecke was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 5th of 1963. He has been a fan of music for as long as he & his family can remember. You could always find him running around the farm wailing on his cardboard guitar, pretending to be a member of the rock band KISS. Additional inspiration came during his first concert when he got the chance to see Boston & Sammy Hagar in the early 1970's. This opened up a whole new world of rock and roll music for him; his parents not... (more)

Brad currently offers 100 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 19 beginner lessons, 66 intermediate lessons, 1 song lesson and 14 Lick & Riff Library entries.

Beginner Electric Guitar with Brad Henecke

Brad Henecke starts you on your journey into the world of the electric guitar with this beginner oriented lesson series.


Buying a Guitar

Brad Henecke gives some thoughts on buying a guitar and related accessories. A perfect lesson for an absolute beginner!

10:06 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Hand Stretches

In this lesson, Brad Henecke covers the important topic of hand stretches. Failure to stretch and warm up can lead to injuries including tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

3:30 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Using a Tuner

Brad Henecke talks about different kinds of guitar tuners, including his personal favorites - the clip-on tuner and floor tuner.

10:30 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Fifth Fret Tuning Method

Brad demonstrates how to use a tuning fork and the famous fifth fret tuning method.

5:42 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Single String Picking

Brad Henecke explains how to properly hold the pick. He also provides several single string picking exercises.

10:19 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


The Language of Music

In this lesson, Brad talks about the language of music and introduces the chromatic scale.

6:11 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Learning Chords

In this lesson, Brad Henecke introduces the concept of playing chords. He teaches the A, D, and E chords.

9:54 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


Rhythm Patterns

Now that you have a few chords under your belt, Brad Henecke discusses some relatively easy strumming patterns.

7:05 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Two New Chords

In this lesson, Brad introduces the C major and G major chords. Every guitarist must posses this potent knowledge!

16:01 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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A Minor Chord

Brad introduces the A minor chord and teaches a chord progression to go along with it.

7:24 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


D Minor Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the D minor chord and several chord progressions.

7:06 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


The E Minor Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the E minor chord and teaches several chord progressions that use it.

5:18 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


The A7 Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the A7 chord and teaches three chord progressions that can be used for practice.

4:56 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


The D7 Chord

In this lesson Brad Henecke teaches the D7 chord and several useful chord progressions.

4:49 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


The E7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the E7 chord and teaches several exciting examples to be used as practice.

5:54 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


The G7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the G7 chord as well as several useful chord progressions.

5:07 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


The B7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the B7 chord and several useful chord progressions.

4:42 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


The C7 Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the C7 chord as well as several useful chord progressions.

4:17 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


The F Major Chord

Brad Henecke introduces one of the more difficult beginner chords, F major. He shows how this chord is played and teaches a few chord progressions.

5:18 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

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