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Title: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: justinguitar on December 03, 2010, 02:12:12 pm
Questions and suggested songs for this level...

Lesson Link: http://www.justinguitar.com/en/IM-127-Songs-IF2.php
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: alexmdac on January 03, 2011, 05:20:14 pm
I've been looking at the Etudes, and I have a bunch of questions. :)
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Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: Kenny Andres on January 04, 2011, 08:36:59 pm
I have new suggestion for reading, is on the same webpage that Justin give us, but I think this could be easier because in the first pages tells you on what fret to play the note , I think this would be better for those starting out

http://www.guitarpress.com/images/Aguado_GuitarMethod1.pdf

Hope that helps
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: Laertes on January 08, 2011, 03:10:00 pm
@alexmdac, If I am right the answers to your questions are:

- The 1 with the bracket means you have to barre with your first (index) finger
- The numbers above or below some notes show which finger to use for fretting those notes. They don't show the fret number, though. That's something you have to guess.
- The roman numerals show in which position you have to play.

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: Oatmeel on June 14, 2011, 03:44:57 am
So in order to play the etudes, you have to fingerpick... what are the general rules for fingerpicking? Does one alternate between index and thumb for eight and sixteenth notes, or is one finger assigned to a specific string?
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: Kuolema on July 17, 2011, 05:11:24 pm
@Kenny: it's a nice songbook indeed - one just hast to be aware, that not all of the songs are in C major. So you have to think about the sharps and flats as well...
Title: A song suggestion
Post by: tupple on August 09, 2011, 06:04:13 pm
If anyone is looking for some songs that use E shape maj7 and min7 maybe this will help.  I was noodling around at the weekend with the Amy Winehouse version of 'Valerie' (as I'm sure many people are these days).  I noticed that there are various ways of playing it including one where the verses are almost nothing but E shape maj7 and min7.  I've tried it in various places up and down the neck to find a key that works for me.  I would suggest listening to the original and trying the same thing (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/valerie-live/id323892897?i=323892959).  It really is a great practise song for this stage.

Cheers,

tupple
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: Bug on December 11, 2012, 09:50:53 pm
Just wondering of anyone has any recommendations for which are the easy pieces from Justin's links (guitarpress and Guiliani's 24 Etudes)?

Ta.
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: filiped on January 22, 2013, 03:04:45 am

- The roman numerals show in which position you have to play.


excuse me, what do you mean by "position"?
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: shadowscott007 on January 22, 2013, 10:39:49 am
I'm this sense position means fret.  So III would mean play at the third fret.  V would mean play at the fifth fret.

Shadow
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: TheCasual on March 06, 2014, 11:31:38 pm
Does anyone have suggestions for electric guitar songs that use E shaped(any of them) Barre chords and open chords. I currently learning Don't Look Back In Anger, but are there any others?
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: stitch101 on March 07, 2014, 01:16:10 am
You can play any song you want using E shape barre chords. Just substitute the barre chord for the open
or A shaped barre chord. This will also help you learn all the notes on the E strings.
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: Joerfe on March 07, 2014, 05:53:39 am

Does anyone have suggestions for electric guitar songs that use E shaped(any of them) Barre chords and open chords. I currently learning Don't Look Back In Anger, but are there any others?

I am currently working on Better Be Home Soon by Crowded House which is in the Beginners Songbook. It is good for mixing bar and open chords.
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: deadeye_ag on September 30, 2016, 04:10:47 pm
I am currently working on Better Be Home Soon by Crowded House which is in the Beginners Songbook. It is good for mixing bar and open chords.

Another great one by Crowded House that is right up the alley of with IM-2 songs is "Don't Dream It's Over". Such an awesome one and it has E-shaped barre major, minor and 7th chords. Can't wait to tackle it.
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: Rossco01 on September 30, 2016, 07:39:06 pm
As stitch says a really good way to practice is to take a song you may have learnt as part of the BC and replace it with barre chords instead.
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: nephisto2 on January 15, 2018, 12:44:20 am
Hey, there. Just to let whoever it may concern know, the easy notation songs links are not there anymore. :(

Cheers!
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: BCDC on April 05, 2018, 08:46:44 pm
I too am struggling to find songs to play. I have tried the suggestion to simply take songs learned from the BC and play them using barre chords, BUT, I haven't found this particularly helpful.

For example, I love playing 'Last Kiss' by Pearl Jam. The Chord progression is G Em C D. So, if I am to play this song using E-shaped Barre chords, I am going from fret 3 to 12 to 8 to 10. It doesn't sound very good at all. Playing Em and D seems impossible to me too, and these chords are in the wrong octave.

Alternatively, I have also tried songs that do not use chords above the 8th fret. For example, "Home" by Philips Philips that have the following chords -- C F G Am. Again, the C and Am chords are in the wrong octave, and it sounds horrible.

What am I doing wrong? Am I missing something?
 
 
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: jono on April 05, 2018, 08:57:58 pm
If you haven't done the A shape barre yet you can mix the E shape barre with open chords. So with last kiss only use the  barre   for the G chord.


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Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: BCDC on April 05, 2018, 09:01:12 pm
Ahhhhh. The penny just dropped!
So, only use barre chords for the BC songs for those chords that make sense (i.e., in the same octave!).
Right!!!!!!! that makes perfect sense! THANK YOU!!!!!!
Title: Re: IM-127 • Songs for Foundation 2
Post by: plywood on June 04, 2018, 04:24:20 pm
For revisiting old songs, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of The Bay" from Stage 4 of the BC is a good one. It has G B7 C A in that first part, all barre chords including the B7 for some proper Foundation 2 goodness. The rest of the song is G E A, with C D and F added in the bridge, perhaps a bit too easy with no minor chords or 7ths, but for me it was a confidence builder, not full of fancy stuff to demoralize me ;D