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Planet Follywood, 32 Center St, Folly Beach, SC

Hey my friends I'm back at Planet Follywood this Sunday and every Sunday night at 9pm. Might have a few friends stop by to sit in. It's gonna be a good time. Hope to see y'all there


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Lesson 3 - Chords in the Major scale / Intro to basic chord qualities 


 The chords in G major are the same basic concept as the Major scale itself in that we will still only be using the same 7 notes. G A B C D E F# G or “Do, Re, Me, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do” in the key of G.  The major scale is also referred to by number (roman numerals when written usually). I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII. The key of G the “I” being  G, “II” being A and so on. This time instead of playing single notes we are going to play 3 or 4 notes at one time to create a “chord”. Basic chords are formed by…

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Lesson 2 - The Major Scale and Basic Improvisation 

  Basic music theory is based around what is called the “Major Scale”. You may remember singing it with “The Sound Of Music” in grammar school, “Do, Re, Me, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do”. As I said earlier there are twelve notes on the guitar. With the Major scale we are only using seven notes. What I am concentrating on with this lesson is the Major scale in five positions on the neck of the guitar. For this lesson we will play in the key of G. By learning G Major in five positions you will basically know ALL the…

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Lesson 1 - First thing is first 

                                                        First things first

  Hello, I'm Kevin West and this is my first blog. I know a little about a lot of things and a lot about a few. The one thing I think I know best is playing guitar. I am not saying I'm a bad ass or even special in any way. I'm just a guy who has been playing guitar for almost thirty years and trying to do it for a living for about fifteen. The one thing I know now is that I wish I knew a lot more back then. From when I first…

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