Rocking Wedding March for Electric Guitar Lesson

Hear the full performance here: https://youtu.be/4r-NfzNmM6A Free tabs and backing track here: https://goo.gl/FdBJ5L 


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So if your guitar player like me, it is a struggle to make any money off of your guitar. But one of the Surefire things you can do is play weddings wedding gigs are usually pretty good money, and they're usually pretty fun this last weekend. I had a bride and groom that wanted to do a version of The Wedding March, but Wanted like a heavier rocking version of it. So what I did is I arranged it for lead guitar and then I set up a backing track that I was able to play over and it turned out pretty cool. So I figured what I do here in this video is teach you how to play The Wedding March also teach you how you can embellish this in kind of boost it up to your own skill level because you might be a beginner you might be Advanced but there's still a lot of room to inject your own style into something very simple like this.

And in this video, I also have the tablatures and the cords and everything you need to play along and I'm also including the tracks. So you could go perform your own wedding and set this up and be a hero at somebody else's wedding as well. All right, so let's get right into it every one of these sections. I'm going to play it for you first at a normal speed then I'll play it very slow and then I'll talk you through a little bit of the things going on there. All right. So our first section is the intro and it sounds like this 1 2 3 4 triplet 1 2 3 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 4 triplet 1 2 triple 3 4 here A little slower 1 2 3 4 triplet 1 2 3 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 so all I'm doing there is I'm playing the notes of the c major chord. All right, these three notes are the notes to see e and G and if you played a c bar chord you to actually see those notes in there. So I'm just palm muting the the triplet part of that and I'm letting it ring out on the route and then on the E and then on the G, so one more time 1 1 2 3 4 triplet 1 2 3 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 now that will only happen once we have something that's like that coming up but it is a little different. So let's talk about the main theme of this song. This is going to happen quite a bunch.

I have I think in the version I have I have it happening four times total. So here's what it sounds like one, two, three four and one two three.

One two three four and one let's take that all on its own now and slow it down a little bit.

One, two, three four and one two, three, four, one, two, three, four and one so it's pretty self-explanatory. As long as you can read the tabs and lose the right fingers. This is going to be very simple to work your way through there is a little bit of position shifting in there. So you're free to rearrange this and and place it, you know, Change some of these notes and where you're playing them. I just think this is very convenient for my fingers. Not a lot of stretching pretty simple to do. There is an arpeggio coming up though, and that I want to take a look at all on its own. Here's what it looks like going all the way up the arpeggio.

All right, and that will end up going all the way to the first string that is a C major arpeggio. That just means I'm playing the notes of a c chord just one at a time the notes of a see quarter ceg.

And that's all I'm doing here.

It's very uplifting and Grand when Yuan Ascend through an arpeggio like that. There's a few ways we could play this arpeggio, but I want you to do it like this. So that's our first finger on eight our pinky on 12 then our ring finger comes in a place 10 when on a 10 on the D9 on the G8 on the B string and then eight on the Eastern that arpeggios going to come up a bunch in the song even little parts of that arpeggio are going to come up a lot in the song. So I do recommend you practice that all on its own and I also recommend you add this extra 12th fret to it when you're practicing it the arpeggio.

All right now our theme repeats but this time it has a slightly different ending.

Here we're going to just jump up to 9 and end like that.

So if I play the theme all the way through the second time, it's going to go one two, three four and one two, three.

One, two, three, four a one two three right now. I want to talk a little bit about the Rhythm here because you can go in and out of a shuffle. You can hear sometimes I'm going to do one, two, three, four, one, two, three, like a bouncing swing feel.

To pump bottom and I don't know in my opinion your freedom switch between a straight eighth note feel and a bouncy swinging eighth note feel whenever you want. I think as long as you use your best judgment, you'll find out that actually the swing works really well sometimes and the straight eighth note works really well. Sometimes you might hear me bounce and give my eighth notes a little bit of a shuffle there. Alright, so we've done the intro we've done the main theme and we've ended the theme a different way the second time. Here's the second ending.

And now we have a revision of our intro. So here's what it sounds like all on its own. It goes 1 2 triplet 3 4 triplet 1 triplet 3 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 4 triplet 1 triplet 3 so you can hear the ending of that. You already know how to do the beginning though starts on this C note from my arpeggio and all I do is one and then I do two triplet three all the way up that arpeggio triplet 3 1 2 3 then 4 triplet 1 and then I continued the arpeggio from the third string 2 triplet 3 so 1 2 3 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 then it's back to what you already know 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 4 triplet 1 2 triplet 3 then back to the main theme bom bom bom ended with Both handing. So there's the first ending and now here's the second ending.

Now I have my bridge section. Okay, the bridge sections very easy. Here's what it sounds like all on its own one. Two, one, two, three, four.

One, two, three four one more time very slowly.

One two three and one two, three, four.

One, two, three four. Oh one two, three four.

So I don't think that takes too much explaining. It's pretty simple. I'm using my middle finger on the 10th fret there for that little shape. And then the only thing that's weird here is right here. I end up doing a lot of motion just on the third string.

So here I'm in ninth position and then I jump back to seventh position then instantly I jump back to sixth position. I'm gonna jump back to 7 so that can be a little hard sliding around on one string, but I still think it's fairly easy after that bridge section. You do go back to your main theme with both and Once again, and then after that we're going to go back to the bridge section now in the backing track, I gave you here's where I slow things down just to give it a little more weight at the end and it's the exact same thing one last time with both endings except the second. Ending I just end like this.

I don't even give them the satisfaction of actually completing the theme I just end up going into this band up to the ninth fret and back.

So what I want to talk to you about here now that you got all the basic ideas of how this actually sounds someone to talk about. How do you embellish this? Right? How do you make it sound less boring right now? We're just doing one note at a time. And the answer to that is always simple just stop picking everything start bending things start sliding two things sliding up sliding down literally anything but picking the note will make things sound good. So the first thing I think about is what are some notes that are already in this little box that I'm using that I can start adding in more of what we need. So for example, like I go from this node to this, Couldn't I just add a Trill onto those notes take a listen?

Right, so I didn't even add in a new note from the song. I just said hey, there's no turning this song. Let's try trilling on it.

Let's hear how that sounds right? So that sounds kind of nice or I could do what if I found another note from the scale, right the other note from the c major scale is this denote right here, so I could do like a hammer-on and pull-off.

And then pull off back to that note.

Okay, let's look at this part of the second string right here.

Those three notes dum dum bum.

What I could do is I could just slide up to that note and then come back and I think that's a little bit more. I think that sounds nicer or try it with a band instead. One, two, three four.

And that's a little more Soulful right? It's a little less guitar E.

And then let's work our way down to the third string. What could we do here to make things interesting this note to this note to that note. Well, how about I play my pinky note and then I play my first finger and then I do like another Trill hammer-on pull-off thing and then slide down. So I've got one two, three four and one two, three, four, one two, Right vibrato to adding vibrato in on the notes that are going to ring out and you know giving them a little bit of Wiggle so they don't just found out they're dead that makes a big difference in how something sounds. So the version I recorded that I linked to in the description. I didn't really plan out where I was going to do a Trill where I was going to do a hammer on where I was going to do is slide as a guitar player you're going to put those things in when you feel like putting them in but I definitely did work through a few different options. What actually works here. Because it's easy to get lost. So I did prepare a few little of those moves when I actually recorded it. That way I could kind of pick and choose I'll do the bad move. I'll do the slide move, but I'll be honest with you. I can't think that fast I get in a lot of trouble when I try to bend and slide when I'm improvising because it takes a little planning. Sometimes your finger might end up in a spot where you can't get to the next note. So I advise you to a little homework ahead of time prepare yourself a few bags of you know, a few tricks for your bag and then you can kind of pull out of that bag of tricks whenever you're doing something like this. So very traditional guitar lesson here for Or you I don't do a lot of these on my channel, but I did figure this is something that you could download take to a gig make a few hundred dollars off of it and really have like an impressive performance. I mean everybody loved this they didn't really think it's not very traditional, you know, you expect the church organ or the classical guitar, but this was cool. I mean, they really enjoyed it and the kids like them the old people liked it. So, you know putting a new spin on something very very very old. I think it sounds kind of cool. Now as far as the chords are concerned. I'm not going to go into detail as far as you know, what are the was the chord Fury for this but I haven't Who did the chords with the tablature and if you wanted to have somebody back you up on this you could play the full chords, but in the track that I've given you here, it's just power chords. So you can see instead of an A minor chord.

I'm just playing in a power cord and instead of a b power chord instead of a B7. I'm playing just to be powerful.

Okay, so you can use that if you want to play with another musician, or you can play just along on your own.

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