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Jars of Clay
As the tape played, an acoustic backdrop of my college days, I started to figure out some of the songs, and it was good music to practice to. Like a Child, Flood, Liquid, and others became familiar, and many more as they produced more albums.
The upbeat rhythms and easy to follow chord progressions are ideal introductory
and even intermediate pieces for the novice guitar player.
Some of their songs do get advanced, but there is a good balance for any skill level. I hope this site provides a resource for learning guitar, and as Jars of Clay does, using that skill to glorify God.
Click here to learn about the parts of the guitar (links to Taylor site)
(If you got about 3 grand and change kicking around, you can buy the Jars of Clay signature series guitar here from Taylor. Thats where the guitar pictures on this site are from.)
I will be using the following chart of the fretboard of a guitar for chords:
This is a view of looking down at your guitar when you are holding it. To the left where it says Chord and theres 2 lines close together, thats the side near where the tuners (keys) are. The dots underneath mark the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th frets, left to right. To the far right we have letters: the one at the bottom of the chart is the one closest to you when holding your guitar, the low E. there is another high E, one octave above the high E at the top of the chart, and will be the string farthest from your face, also will be the lightest string.
On your left hand, look at it with your palm facing you, fingers pointed away. Your poitner finger is 1, middle finger is 2, ring finger is 3, and pinky is 4. When the chord charts show a chord, you will see circles with these numbers, thats to let you know what fingers go on what fret, and on what string.
Most chords are in the first three or four frets, but for barred chords we will go all the way up the fretboard.
Jan. 18, 2004 - added the video of Jars playing Like a Child (link is up on the left top of the page!)
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