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How to Play D String Based Guitar Chords

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”]<br>All of these chords use the notes on the “D” string as their root. For example, if you wanted to play a C major chord …

30-day guitar challenge, day 22: Nail pentatonic scale runs

<b>30-day guitar challenge: Used in every style of music from blues to soul and metal, the minor pentatonic scale is one of the most common scales.</b><p>Most …

30-day guitar challenge, day 11: How to bend in tune every time

<b>30-day guitar challenge: Bending in tune separates the novice guitarist from the pro.</b><p>It takes a combination of strength, control, feel and a lot of …

Electric Guitar

Conquering The Fretboard - Part 2 [Lessons]

<b>The Basics</b>: You can use a small handful of (interval) shapes to map out the fretboard, in conjunction with knowledge of how to find the octaves and …

Conquering the Fretboard - Part 1 | Guitar Lesson

This lesson shows how the guitar tuning dictates shapes we get on the guitar, and shows how we arrive at the various octave shapes, which in turn …

Guitar Lessons

30-day guitar challenge, day 7: Play lead across the fretboard

Introduction<p>Put simply, major scales sound good over major chords and minor scales sound good over minor chords. Here, we map out the major and minor …

Electric Guitar

30-day guitar challenge, day 10: Use Paul Gilbert's 4th-less blues scale

<b>30-day guitar challenge: After the last two days, strength and dexterity workouts, here's an easy tweak to the blues scale, tipped to us by Paul</b> …

Guitar

Diminished And Augmented Chords

In my last article, I touched on two basic chords: the Major and Minor chord. This time, I’d like to add two more chords and show you the rules …

The Day the Rolling Stones Played Their First Show

In the early '60s, the Marquee Club in London was the center of the universe for British devotees to electric blues music. Early progenitors like …

5 Great Songs to Learn

While writing your own music is certainly a driving force behind learning how to play guitar, the ability to play some of your favorite hits can also …

The Gypsy Minor Scale

In this lesson you will learn a theme based on the gypsy minor scale. The gypsy minor scale is prominently used in Romani (gypsy) music. Exotic …

Electric Guitar

Shredmental: Hell-Bent for Rhythm!

<b>Chops:</b> Advanced <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn an essential gallop rhythm pattern.<br>• Build your picking-hand stamina.<br>• Move between basic …

How to Teach Guitar in Order: Beginner Topics

Ordering lesson topics is one of the more ambiguous areas of teaching guitar or - for that matter - any instrument.<p>Part of that ambiguity occurs …

Beginner Guitar Chord Switching Exercises

Learn three different exercises to help you practice switching between the C Major, G Major, C7 and G7 chords. This beginner guitar lesson will get …

7 “Easy-To-Play” Songs To Add To Your Guitar Repertoire

Perhaps Robert Tepper said it best in his song for the film Rocky IV: “There’s no easy way out/There’s no short cut home” For guitar players, most of …

Guitar

How To Play Over Dominant Chords For Guitar

Dominant 7th chords are one of the most commonly used harmonic devices in jazz guitar, and learning how to solo over them with confidence is …

Electric Guitar

Jazz Guitar Corner: How to Swing Guitar Scales Like a Horn Player

0<p>SHARES<p>When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the hardest things to do is take all of the scales you’ve been practicing and make them swing …

Guitar Chalk Sessions: Building Control from Basic Pentatonic Patterns

1<p>SHARES<p>If you’re a guitar player who’s steeped in American jazz, blues, folk or rock, you’re using pentatonic scales pretty much all the time. …

Apple could give old iPhones and iPads new life with iOS 9

The next versions of iOS and OS X are supposed to focus on performance and stability instead of new features, and that focus on performance could extend all the way back to devices that Apple released three and four years ago. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, a focus of iOS 9 has been optimizing the OS for old …

Deep Blues: The “B.B. King” Box

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Create simple and meaningful blues phrases in the style of B.B. King.<br>• Understand how to …

Electric Guitar