Good Day Acoustic Version
This is from an acoustic album that I did with my boys in Luce. The tuning is open G and I’m playing slide all over it. I think that I used Wayne Skeen’s Martin and the a Gibson J185 that Gibson loaned me for the session.
DJ Got Us Falling In Love for Guitar!
Here is a version the Usher song “DJ Got Us Falling In Love.” One of the things that I really love about this song is that it introduces two notes to the guitar student: The Bb and the Eb. The Bb is played on the 3rd fret of the 3rd string(G) and the Eb is played on the 1st fret of the 4th string(D).
I’ve also put the riff in 3 different levels: Level One is a single note version of the song; Level Two introduces the student to an interval that is repeated and prepares the student for the final Usher version…enjoy and feed back is always appreciated!
PS-To get the tab just click on the link below.
Forget You by Cee Lo Green (for Guitar)
One of my favorite teaching methods is asking my students what they want to learn on the guitar. I find this to be a completely useful tool because in my experience students will practice songs that THEY love and want to learn. Once I learn what style of music the student loves to listen to than it’s a lot easier for me to make music suggestions for them.
This leads me to talk about the Cee Lo Green song “Forget You.” I like this song on guitar for a couple of reasons. The song is incredibly catchy, the rhythms are pretty easy to play and for guitar it helps young beginner students learn the F chord!
The chord progression is |C///|D7///|F///|C///| and than you repeat it FOREVER! Just kidding but that is the progression for the Verse and Chorus of the song. On the guitar your first finger is going to stay on the 1st fret of the b string (c note) for ALL of the chords in the song. A great way to get used to this is to just strum the C chord and than count four beats. Than strum the D7 chord count four beats. Finally strum the F chord and count four beats (notice that the second finger stayed on the 2nd fret of the third string!). Thank finally go back to the original C chord. Also the C chord that I’ve put on this PDF is for early beginners. Thus it is only a three-note version of the C chord.