AP-013 What are your Favorite Exotic Chords?

March 30, 2017

Question What are your personal favorite 3 “exotic” or less commonly known guitar chords that you recommend for intermediate/advanced guitarists? Answer Exotic chords usually require a special rule to use it well. I don’t recommend […]

AP-007 Why are chords major or minor?

August 11, 2016

Question Why are chords called major chords or minor chords? ~Tony Answer Major and minor chords have a difference in one particular note, the third.  Let’s look at how it gets that name through a […]

Chord Construction

February 17, 2016

This is a complete guide to chord contruction with simple rules that broke me out of my playing rut.  You’ll learn how to construct chords using two methods, how to name chords, how chords relate […]

Drop 2 Chords

December 20, 2015

Drop 2 chord voicings are formed by taking a chord and then dropping the next to the highest note, or voice, to the lowest note of the chord. Similarly, there are drop 1, drop 3, […]

Transposing

December 20, 2015

Learn how to transpose songs using three different methods.  Transposing is an essential skill for any musician.  This lesson will tell you why you need to know it and provide step-by-step guidance on  how to do […]

Chord to Scale Relationships

December 20, 2015

If you know your chords, and you know your patterns, then this lesson will benefit your playing immensely. Knowing how chords and scales relate to each other helps you to find them more easily than […]

Chord to Chord Relationships

December 20, 2015

In this lesson, I am going to show you how to find and form chords easily from the basic chords that most guitarists know. This lesson will show where chords are in relation to each […]

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 […]

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 […]