FMP Quick Notes - "In My Life" by The Beatles

"In My Life" by The Beatles

 

Intro:
e|----5----------4-|
B|--2---2-3-5------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|--0---0----------|
E|---------------0-|  2x
Verse:
A E F#m A7/G  D Dm A

Chorus/Bridge:
F#m D G A  F#m B Dm7 A

Strumming Pattern:
All downstrums (watch Justin's lesson for more practice)
1 2 3 and 4   1 2 and (Silent 3) and 4

YouTube Lessons for "In My Life":
Justin Sandercoe (most accurate, in my opinion)
Marty Schwartz

Song Link:
YouTube Video

Lyrics (Karaoke):
YouTube Video

Questions or comments about "In My Life"?  Feel free to leave a message below.

Review of Mustang Sally Lesson DVD from Marty Schwartz and GuitarJamz

Mustang Sally Lesson DVD
Instructor - Marty Schwartz
Website - GuitarJamz.com

Pros - Approximately 1.5 hours of guitar instruction - blues lessons within the context of Mustang Sally, Marty talks about how he sets up his electric guitar and amp. breaks the song down into three parts - chords (if you're playing solo), alternative rhythm (for another player) and then melody/licks, briefly discusses theory and 1-4-5 chords, shows substitution chords for C7, F7 and G7 - example would be 9th chords (C9, F9, G9), forming chords on the E root versus on the A root string, arpeggios and picking out notes of the chord, how to combine shapes from Part I and Part II while playing Mustang Sally - really useful exercise for all types of rock and rock/blues songs, octaves - how they work for this song using bass notes, licks from the pentatonic scale, long jam track to practice everything you learned.

Cons - Would have been nice to hear the complete original song to practice along with on the DVD versus the jam track, Marty used an electric guitar and I played along with an acoustic - some of the lick bends were a little difficult on my acoustic, so I would suggest using an electric guitar for this lesson, if possible.

The Mustang Sally Lesson DVD was included in my purchase of Marty's Guitar Coaching Club. It's one DVD and focuses solely on playing the song Mustang Sally, however the principles learned can certainly be applied to other songs. I enjoyed how Marty broke down each part of the song slowly. I found it interesting that the E root power chords used (C7, F7 and G7) can sound so different depending on the rhythm used. I also liked that Marty took the time to go over his electric guitar settings to help players achieve the same type of tone on their instrument - even though I used an acoustic guitar. This attention to detail is why I like Marty's lessons so much. I also liked his message of playing with other musicians to help you improve. I can see someone learning from the Mustang Sally DVD and then teaching another player or two the others parts in order to all jam together - especially since it's such a catchy tune.

Overall, I enjoyed learning this classic song with Marty! Mustang Sally was first written in 1965 by Mack Rice and gained greater popularity through Wilson Pickett, recorded a year later. It was a huge R&B hit that is still played all over the world today. It was fun to see how Marty breaks it down with his style of teaching. I really liked the 1-4-5 chord substitutions as well as the licks taught in this lesson. Finally, it was fun practicing it all together with Marty playing the jam track.

If anyone has any questions about Marty's Mustang Sally DVD Lesson, leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Are you ready to learn Mustang Sally with Marty?
Click here to order the Mustang Sally DVD Song Lesson with Marty Schwartz


Marty offers other programs as either Value Bundle sets or as individual DVD's and CD's.

* Note: All of Marty's DVD's come with a full 12 Month No Questions asked return policy.

Value Bundle DVD and CD Sets:


Individual DVD's and CD's:

GuitarJamz.com Digital Downloads:

Marty's Guitar Coaching Club:
  • Lifetime membership to GuitarJamz.com (which currently has over 1,500 online video lessons)!
  • Every DVD that Marty has produced from GuitarJamz will be sent to you by mail!
  • All future DVD's from GuitarJamz will automatically be mailed to you!
    Join Marty's Guitar Coaching Club!
    (BEST VALUE!)
Free 3-Day Access to GuitarJamz.com Members Only Site:

Check out Marty's Guitar Video Lessons for 3 Full Days on GuitarJamz.com!
Click on the yellow "Order Now" button, no credit card is needed to take a free test drive.  You'll receive premium access to over 1,500 videos from GuitarJamz for 3 days!

GuitarJamz.com Coupon Codes and Discounts:


The Value DVD bundle and CD sets seen above are typically discounted and many include extra bonuses. However, I have rarely come across any special GuitarJamz coupon or promo codes, with the exception of free access for 3 days to the premium video lessons on Marty's Members Only site (see above). If you are aware of any extra discounts, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Disclosure: Please note that I use an affiliate link to GuitarJamz.com and I will earn a commission if you purchase Marty's material through my link (at no extra cost to you). My advice is to start with his free YouTube video lessons (there are hours and hours of free content here!). If you do decide to purchase Marty's material I would really appreciate it if you can click through this affiliate link.

Review of Acoustic Blues 5-DVD Set from Marty Schwartz and GuitarJamz

Acoustic Blues 5-DVD Set Review
Instructor - Marty Schwartz
Website - GuitarJamz.com

Pros - Learned lots of new blues techniques - Land of E7 (and refresher on the Land of A7), use of open strings of acoustic blues, how to practice scales in triplets, alternate ways to play chords on the fretboard, Open D tuning examples, Open G tuning examples, exercises with Drop D tuning, practicing licks in another key, Marty takes his time to slowly go over great sounding blues licks, then works on speeding it up, blues fingerpicking, slide guitar basics using a different tuning, fun exercises with playing octaves, turnaround licks, double stops, lots of additional jam tracks to practice these techniques, additional DVD's (Mustang Sally and Country Guitar Lessons) and other bonus materials.

Cons - it took many attempts for one of the DVD's in the set to play on my laptop, a small number of  videos looked like they came from a different source (perhaps Marty's YouTube channel), but the content was still very good.

I purchased Marty's Acoustic Blues 5-DVD Set through my Guitar Coaching Club membership. With this membership, comes a TON of DVD's and CD's, so unfortunately, it took me a couple of years to finally go through this set. However, my timing worked out OK as I am now starting to get more into riffs and licks, versus general guitar chords, strumming and theory.

Lots of great information is packed into this DVD set! Marty has his friends Tony Bruco and Ben Powell help with teaching some of the content. However, the vast majority of lessons are with Marty and I definitely prefer his teaching style - he takes lots of time to slow things down and makes the learning process fun. Marty also has a great sense of humor in this set.

Overall, my experience with the Acoustic Blues DVD set was terrific and I really enjoyed learning so many new techniques to help with my playing. From a guitar music theory perspective, it was interesting to see how most of the blues licks presented fit into the pentatonic scale (major/minor) and also seeing how the same licks can be played in different parts of the guitar neck. Some of the bends were a little tricky for me, but with practice and time, I think they will be great additions to incorporate into my playing.

If anyone has any questions about Marty's Acoustic Blues set, leave a comment to my review and I'll get back to you.

Are you ready to learn Acoustic Blues with Marty?
Click here to order Marty's 5-DVD Acoustic Blues Set along with Jam Tracks and Bonuses

Marty offers other programs as either Value Bundle sets or as individual DVD's and CD's.

* Note: All of Marty's DVD's come with a full 12 Month No Questions asked return policy.

Value Bundle DVD and CD Sets:

Individual DVD's and CD's:

GuitarJamz.com Digital Downloads:

Marty's Guitar Coaching Club:
  • Lifetime membership to GuitarJamz.com (which currently has over 1,500 online video lessons)!
  • Every DVD that Marty has produced from GuitarJamz will be sent to you by mail!
  • All future DVD's from GuitarJamz will automatically be mailed to you!
    Join Marty's Guitar Coaching Club!
    (BEST VALUE!)
Free 3-Day Access to GuitarJamz.com Members Only Site:

Check out Marty's Guitar Video Lessons for 3 Full Days on GuitarJamz.com!
Click on the yellow "Order Now" button, no credit card is needed to take a free test drive.  You'll receive premium access to over 1,500 videos from GuitarJamz for 3 days!

GuitarJamz.com Coupon Codes and Discounts:


The Value DVD bundle and CD sets seen above are typically discounted and many include extra bonuses. However, I have rarely come across any special GuitarJamz coupon or promo codes, with the exception of free access for 3 days to the premium video lessons on Marty's Members Only site (see above). If you are aware of any extra discounts, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Disclosure: Please note that I use an affiliate link to GuitarJamz.com and I will earn a commission if you purchase Marty's material through my link (at no extra cost to you). My advice is to start with his free YouTube video lessons (there are hours and hours of free content here!). If you do decide to purchase Marty's material I would really appreciate it if you can click through this affiliate link.