BIG DAWG Guitar Library                                     

Learn how to add riffs, fills, slides and transitions in with the chords to just about any song you play on acoustic guitar!

 

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Your BIG DAWG Toolbox of Basic Skills

I filled the BIG DAWG Guitar Toolbox with basic “how-to” tutorials, just in case you need to get refreshed along your guitar journey. 

Tutorials highlighted in blue are available to SHOWCASE Hall-PASS 12 Members to enjoy today as “soft-release” versions (see definition of “soft release” in “TERMS OF USE“).

      • ToolBox Skill 1: Using Your Pick Like a BIG DAWG
      • ToolBox Skill 2: Using Palm Muting Like a BIG DAWG
      • ToolBox Skill 3: Using Hammer On’s & Pull-Offs Like a BIG DAWG
      • ToolBox Skill 4: Using Bends on Acoustic Strings Like a BIG DAWG
      • ToolBox Skill 5: Using “Chimes” (Harmonics) Like a BIG DAWG
      • ToolBox Skill 6: How to Read TABS (The Basics)
      • ToolBox Skill 7: The Secret to Creating Slides Like a BIG DAWG
      • ToolBox Skill 8: How to Play Chords and Notes Crisp, Clean and Clear
      • ToolBox Skill 9: Finger Stretching Warm-up Exerciser
      • ToolBox Skill 10: Finger Dexterity Exercise – Spider Walk #1
      • ToolBox Skill 11: Finger Dexterity Exercise – Spider Walk #2
      • ToolBox Skill 12: Finger Dexterity Exercise – Spider Walk #3
      • ToolBox Skill 13: Ear Training – Learning to Play from Your Heart
Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 1  Basic Chord Skills

      • BD 101: The 16 MUST KNOW Big Dawg Chord Shapes
      • BD 102: Tips for Forming and Changing EVERY Chord – Part 1
      • BD 103: Tips for Forming and Changing EVERY Chord – Part 2
      • BD 104 : The Secrets to Accent Strumming

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 2  Advanced Chord Skills

      • BD 201: The 8 Chords in 8 Seconds Challenge
      • BD 202: Ideas for ACCENT STRUMMING 
      • BD 203: The 15 in 30 Chord Challenge 

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 3 – Basic Fretboard & Finger Skills

      • BD 301: 16 Basic Notes Used for Riffs, Fills and  Transitions 
      • BD 302: Using Multiple Fingers to Play a Riff
      • BD 303: Building Riff Skills Using Basic Notes Part 1
      • BD 304: Building Riff Skills Using Basic Notes Part 2
      • BD 305: Five Tips for Playing Riffs Between Chords
      • BD 306: 4 MUST KNOW Arpeggio Picking Patterns

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 4 – Advanced Fretboard Challenges

      • BD 401: Advanced Riff Skills Using Basic Notes
      • BD 402: The 30 Seconds Riff Challenge
      • BD 403:  The One Minute Accent Strumming & Riffs Challenge

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 5 – The “WOW!Factor” in  Em

      • BD 501: Chords in the Key of “Em”
      • BD 502: The Fretboard Notes for C
      • BD 503: BONUS LESSON – Learning to Use Riffs, Fills & Muscle Memory in “Em”
      • BD 504: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs to Use for Fills & Transitions in “Em”
      • BD 505: BONUS LESSON – Weaving THREE MORE Riffs & Transitions in “Em”
      • BD 506: Using Accent Strumming to Change Chords in “Em”
      • BD 504: Backtracking Practice in “Em”

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 6  The “WOW!Factor” in Am

      • BD 601: Chords in the Key of  “Am”
      • BD 602: The Fretboard Notes for “Am
      • BD 603: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs to Use as Fills & Transitions in “Am”
      • BD 604: BONUS LESSON: Weaving Fretboard Notes into Base Fills in “Am”
      • BD 605: BONUS LESSON: 3 Ideas for Seasoning Your Chords with Riffs & Fills  “Am” 
      • BD 606: The 1 Minute Accent Strumming & Riff Challenge
      • BD 607: Backtracking Practice in “Am”

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 7  The “WOW!Factor” in C

      • BD 701: Chords in the Key of “C”
      • BD 702: The Fretboard Notes for “C”   
      • BD 703: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs & Fills in “C”
      • BD 704: Backtracking Practice in “Em”
      • BD 705: Your 4-Chord Accent Strumming Challenge – (C-Am-Dm-G)
      • BD 706: The 30 Seconds Riffs & Chords Challenge

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 8   The 5 Places to Create “WOW!Factor” in a Song

      • BD 801: The Intro
      • BD 802: The Verses
      • BD 803: The Bridge
      • BD 804: The Chorus
      • BD 805: The Ending
      • BD 806: Song Challenge #1 “Happy Birthday”
      • BD 806: Song Challenge #2 “They’ll Know W Are Christians”

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 9  The “WOW!Factor”™  G chord

      • BD 901: Chords that go with G”
      • BD 902: The Fretboard Notes for “G” 
      • BD 503: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs & Fills in “G” 
      • BD 504: Backtracking Practice “G” 
      • BD 904: The 4-Chord Accent Strumming Challenge (G-Em-Am-C)

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 10 The “WOW!Factor”™ D chord 

      • BD 1001: Chords that go with D”
      • BD 1002: The Fretboard Notes forD”
      • BD 1003: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs & Fills in “D” 
      • BD 1004: Backtracking Practice “D” 
      • BD 1005: Song Challenge – “Ring of Fire”

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 11 The “WOW!Factor”™  “DROP D” chord 

      • BD 1101: Ideas for Creating Cool Riffs in “DROP D” Part 1
      • BD 1102: Ideas for Creating Cool Riffs in “DROP D” Part 2
      • BD 1103: Ideas for Creating Cool Riffs in “DROP D” Part 3
      • BD 1104: Ideas for Creating Cool Riffs in “DROP D” Part 4

 

Level of Difficulty

Skill Set 12 Advanced Chord & Fretboard Exercises

      • BD 1201The 30 Second Accent Strumming Challenge #1  (D, A, Bm, G, Em, F#m, G, A)
      • BD 1202: The 30 Second Accent Strumming Challenge #2  (D, F#, G, B7, Em, F#m, G, A)
      • BD 1203: Riffs, Fills and Accent Strumming Practice in D Part 1 D C G
      • BD 1204: Riffs, Fills and Accent Strumming Practice in D Part 2 D G D G C#m Bm Em F#m G A D

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THE BELOW SKILL SETS AND VIDEOS ARE STILL BEING DEVELOPED

Skill Set 13  – “WOW!Factor”™ Song Challenges

      • BD 1101: Song Challenge – “Sweet Home Alabama” (in D)
      • BD 1102: Song Challenge – “I’m Your’s  (in G)
      • BD 1103: Song Challenge – “Cecilia”  (in G)
      • BD 1104: Song Challenge – “Drunken Sailor” (Em-D-G   very challenging)
      • BD 1105: Song Challenge – “Wonderful Tonight– (in G)
      • BD 1106: Song Challenge – “Wagon Wheel” – (in G)

Skill Set 14 –  The “WOW!Factor”™ F chord

      • BD 1201: Chords the Go With “F”
      • BD 1202: The Fretboard Notes for “F” 
      • BD 1203: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs & Fills in “F” 
      • BD 1204: Backtracking Practice “F”

Skill Set 15 –  Song Challenges in Using the F Chord

      • BD 1301: Song Challenge – “House of the Rising Sun” (in F)
      • BD 1302: Song Challenge – “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”  (in C)
      • BD 1303: Song Challenge – “Around the Bend”

Skill Set 15 –  The “WOW!Factor”™ Gm chord

      • BD 1401: Chords the Go With “Gm”
      • BD 1402: The Fretboard Notes for  “Gm”
      • BD 1403: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs & Fills in “Gm” 
      • BD 1404: Backtracking Practice “Gm”

Skill Set 16 –  The “WOW!Factor”™  chord

      • BD 1501: Chords the Go With “”
      • BD 1502: The Fretboard Notes for “” 
      • BD 1503: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs & Fills in “” 
      • BD 1504: Backtracking Practice “” 

Skill Set 18 – “WOW!Factor”™ Song Tutorial in D

      • Song Challenge – “Bad Moon Rising” –  (in D)
      • Song Challenge – “When you Say Nothing At All” – (in D)

Skill Set 19 – “WOW!Factor”™ Song Tutorial in A

      • Song Tutorial – “Blowin’ in the Wind” –  (in A)
      • Song Tutorial – “Keep You Hands to Yourself” –  (in A)

Skill Set 18 –  The “WOW!Factor”™ Bm chord

      • BD 1801: Chords the Go With “Bm”
      • BD 1802: The Fretboard Notes for “Bm” 
      • BD 1803: Weaving Fretboard Notes into “WOW!Factor” Riffs in  “Bm”  

Skill Set 20 –  The “WOW!Factor”™ E chord

      • BD 1901: Chords the Go With “E”
      • BD 1902: The Fretboard Notes for “E” 
      • BD 1903: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs & Fills in “E” 
      • BD 1904: Backtracking Practice “E” 

Skill Set 21 –  The “WOW!Factor”™ F#m chord

      • BD 2001: Chords the Go With “F#m”
      • BD 2002: The Fretboard Notes for “F#m” 
      • BD 2003: FIVE “WOW!Factor”™  Riffs & Fills in “F#m” 
      • BD 2004: Backtracking Practice “F#m” 

Skill Set 22 – “WOW!Factor”™ Song Tutorials

      • Song Challenge – “Stand By Me”  (in A)
      • Song Challenge – “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”  (in A)

Skill Set 23 – “WOW!Factor”™ Song Tutorials

      • Song Challenge – “I Fought the Law” –  (in D)
      • Song Challenge – “Hurt So Good” –  (in A)

Skill Set 24 –  The “WOW!Factor”™ B7 chord

      • BD 2301: Chords the Go With “B7”
      • BD 2302: The Fretboard Notes for “B7” 
      • BD 2303: Weaving Fretboard Notes into “WOW!Factor” Riffs in  “B7”  

Skill Set 25 –  The “WOW!Factor”™ C#m chord

      • BD 2401: Chords the Go With “C#m”
      • BD 2402: The Fretboard Notes for “C#m” 
      • BD 2403: Weaving Fretboard Notes into “WOW!Factor” Riffs in “C#m”  

Skill Set 26– The “WOW!Factor”™ Ddim7,  D#dim7,  Edim7  chords

      • BD 2501: How to Form Diminished Chords
      • BD 2502: Song Challenge – My Sweet Lord” – (in G)

Skill Set 27 – “WOW!Factor”™ Song Tutorial 

      •  BD 2601: Song Challenge – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” – (in D)

Skill Set 28 – “WOW!Factor”™ Song Tutorial 

      • BD 2701: Song Challenge – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” –  (in D)
      • BD 2701: How to Transpose a song for “WOW!Factor“™
      • BD 2701: Song Tutorial – Hotel California (Acoustic Style) –  (in Bm)