Resolving

December 20, 2015

Resolving is a way to lead songs back to the tonic or root. It can be applied to single note applications, or it can be applied to chord progressions. If you don’t already know, the […]

Jazz Progressions

December 20, 2015

Jazz Progressions are simply common chord progressions in jazz music. One of the most common progressions is the ii-V-I progression. The ii-V-I sounds at its best when you use seventh chords and their expanded voicings. […]

Flat Five Substitution

December 20, 2015

The flat five substitution is a chord that you can use as a substitute for any dominant chord. It applies very nicely to the 12 Bar Blues, because of the use of Dominant 7th chords. […]

Blues Soloing

December 20, 2015

This lesson is going to familiarize you with the chord tones within the scale patterns. Yes, that’s right now you have to learn the notes instead of blazing trough patterns. Why should you learn them… […]

Blues Scale

December 20, 2015

The Blues Scale is derived from the Minor Pentatonic Scale. It has an added #4th. This note gives the scale a bluesy feel. It is the only difference between the Blues Scale and the Minor […]

Pentatonic Scales

December 20, 2015

Learn the major and minor pentatonic scales, their patterns, when to use them, and why they’re the scale shortcut.

Diminished Chords

December 20, 2015

Learn diminished and diminished seventh chord grips, how they’re constructed, and when to use them.  You’ll learn how dim7 chords form a fun pattern that can be played in many locations.

Slash Chords

December 20, 2015

Learn everything you need to know about slash chords in this quick and easy lesson.

Seventh Chords

December 20, 2015

To understand this method of figuring out seventh chords, you must have a basic knowledge of the degrees of the major scale. I will show you how to find every 7th chord you’ll ever need […]

Power Chords

December 20, 2015

Power chords are used in many musical styles, but Rock music may be the most common.  These chords sound thick and raw.  Power chords are easy to play because they are played using modified versions […]

Barre Chords

December 20, 2015

First let’s define Bar Chords. Bar Chords are chords that have your index finger holding down more than one string and not playing with any open strings. Confused? Well let me clarify things. I’ll show […]

Suspended Chords – No Thirds Apply

December 20, 2015

The neat thing about suspended 4 chords is that they are made up of this formula: I-IV-V. Now you’re asking what this means. I’ll tell you by showing you the degrees for the major scale […]

Circle of Fifths

December 20, 2015

The Circle of Fifths is an easy way to find out the key a song is in. The Circle of Fifths tells you how many sharps or flats are in a given key. C has […]

Soloing Over Chord Progressions

December 20, 2015

Learn several ways to solo over a chord progression by knowing the key or by knowing the chord.  Learn to use several methods of approaching each method.

Chord Progressions

December 20, 2015

This lesson will teach you progressions in several styles so you can learn from known progressions and styles.  This lesson will cover the 50’s progression, the Let It Be progression, jazz progressions, blues progressions, and […]

The Major Scale

December 20, 2015

Learn how to play, form, and use the major scale effectively.  This is arguably the most important scale you can learn.  It is used in improvisation, chord construction, diatonic harmony, and much more.

Intervals

December 19, 2015

Objectives Learn all the intervals. Learn the fretboard patterns for the intervals. Learn both ways to play intervals. The video cannot be played because your browser does not support HTML 5 video. What Are Intervals? […]

Picking Techniques

December 19, 2015

Learn strumming, alternate picking, and sweep picking in this lesson that covers an introduction to each.

Reading Notation and Tablature

December 19, 2015

Although, we love to listen to music, we need to be able to read and write it. This lesson show you how to read (and write) tablature and notation.

Learning the Fretboard

December 19, 2015

Learning the fretboard is a challenge that this lesson will help you tackle efficiently.  Did you know that a 22-fret guitar contains 138 notes?  It is a huge task that challenges both beginner and experienced guitarists. […]

How to Tune a Guitar

December 19, 2015

There are many ways to tune a guitar.  Even if you have an electronic tuner, which I recommend, you should know how to tune a guitar without one.  In this lesson, you’ll learn the most […]

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