Dan Varner

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How to Play Outside the Chord Changes

When I was working with the great saxophonist Michael Brecker and he would play something outside of the chord changes, I would occasionally ask him, …

Lesson: Get to Know Your Fretboard

Bill EvansMarch 13, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY RON JACKSON</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>Your knowledge of the fretboard is weak and you’d like …

Open String Soloing On Guitar Part 2 - How To Create Unique And Amazing Sounding Blues Guitar Solos [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: In this second of a three part video series, learn how to spice up your blues guitar soloing and get totally unique and refreshing blues …

Learn to choose the right scale for your guitar solo with these 5 cunning blues licks

<b>Choose the scale for the sound you’re after with these five licks written specially to give a certain sound...</b><p>Minor pentatonic scale over dominant …

Guitar Gravitas is the only guitar scale and chord app you’ll ever need

Guitar Gravitas is yet another iOS chords-and-scales app for guitar players, but this one’s worth a look because the layout is so damned useful. Unlike many other scale and chord apps, Guitar Gravitas presents exactly the information you need when you have the guitar in your hands and are ready to …

App Store

The Simplest Way To Play Complex Chords! [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Chords</b>: The goal of this lesson is to learn how to build chords that sound rich, complex and beautiful without having to memorize new …

The Blues in Jazz: Using the Classic 12-bar Form to Learn Bebop Improv

Bill EvansJanuary 13, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY SEAN MCGOWAN</b><p>In a sense, the genres of jazz and blues grew up together …

WA's Encyclopedia of Alternate Guitar Tunings

WA's Encyclopedia of Alternate Guitar Tunings<p>© Warren Allen, 30 Dec 1997. Last edited 22 Sept 2011.<p>Many, but not all, of the following are 'open' …

Improve your acoustic fingerpicking in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>Put down your pick and give your chord playing a new lease of life with our fingerstyle workout.</b><p>Don't Miss<p>Fingerstyle is a fantastically useful …

Learn John Lennon's Versatile Clawhammer Technique | TAB

In our August 2014 issue, folk singer Donovan revealed how, during their famous trip to India in 1968, he taught John Lennon and Paul McCartney “the …

Guitar

How to Add Some Mixolydian Flavor to Pentatonics

I would like to show you some ideas I use to add some flavor to my solos when I'm using a pentatonic scale.<p>While I feel the pentatonic scale is …

15 easy blues guitar chords every guitarist needs to know

A7 (open)<p>To avoid sounding the idle sixth string when you play this chord, bring your thumb around the back of the neck so that the tip of it just …

The Mixolydian Mode: Essential Guitar Scales - Fundamental Changes Music Book Publishing

Today’s Mixolydian Mode lesson follows on from the previous Dorian lesson and dissects the Mixolydian mode into it’s most important scale shapes, …

On a guitar, what keys correspond to different capo postions?

I've long had this question. I know some music theory, but I can only get a vague idea as to the progression of keys when moving the capo down a …

Guitar basics: how to solo over a 12-bar blues chord progression

<b>Whether you’re a seasoned improviser or a jam-session novice, you can always refresh those 12-bar blues licks. We get jamming over the staple</b> …

Electric Guitar

How To Learn Scales So That You Become A Creative Guitar Player With Musical Freedom [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: Make learning new scales more fun and more effective with these 6 steps!

How to plug your guitar into your iPhone and rock out

Short of learning air guitar, hooking a guitar up to your iPhone is just about the easiest way to get started playing music. But it’s not just for practice, or goofing around at home. You can record and edit serious music with an iOS device, and even produce whole records.<p>But we’re already getting …

IPhone 7

Avoid Fingerpicking Your Guitar The Wrong Way And Save Yourself Precious Time And Endless Frustration [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Learn exactly how to train this great technique into your guitar playing with this lesson.

Learn 60 guitar chords in 20 minutes with this easy lesson

<b>WORLD GUITAR DAY 2017: Ever felt you didn’t know enough chords? We look at the technique that will take your chord vocabulary into double and even</b> …

Six Guitar Effects Every Guitarist Should Know—with Songs and Tab

Hear each effect demoed with a classic song, tab included.

How to Find the Key of Any Song

How do you find what key a song is in?<p>If you were reading standard notation, you would look at the key signature located at the beginning of the …

Electric Guitar

Easy (Addictive) Chords You'll Love [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Chords</b>: When you listen to certain guitar players, some will just seem to have that unique open crystalline sound that creates an attractive …

Guitar Essentials: 10 Must-Know Movable Open Chords

Open chords have two key advantages over barre chords: they’re easy to play and—thanks to the ringing open strings—they sound great.<p>In this video, …

Three Essential Blues Scales Every Guitarist Should Know

Everyone loves to play the blues, but if you only know the minor pentatonic scale, your playing—not to mention your audience’s attention span—might …

Chord Progressions For Minor Pentatonic Soloing

The minor pentatonic scale is the most used scale for soloing and it is used in a wide variety of music styles like pop, rock, country, metal, blues …

Why (and How) We Should Learn Slash's Guitar Habits

A crown is not always made of gold. Sometimes it’s made of black, majestic leather and sits atop a frazzled mane hiding a face we mere mortals are …

Jimi Hendrix

p>The CAGED guitar system is a way to visualise and link the 5 ‘positional’ scale patterns (one for each chord shape) to span the fretboard. The idea is based on the relationship between common major chord and major scale shapes.There’s literally thousands of different kinds of chords and chord shapes that can be played on […]</p

The CAGED guitar system is a way to visualise and link the 5 ‘positional’ scale patterns (one for each chord shape) to span the fretboard. The idea …

Guitar Chalk Sessions: Power Chords, Perfect Fifths and the Consonant Interval

For those who might not be familiar with intervals, we’ll start by reviewing the core concept.The term sounds kind of advanced, but an “interval” …

Beyond Blues: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Arpeggios

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to map out the neck with five CAGED shapes.<br>• Create melodic lines by targeting …