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Applying Music Theory to Help You Master the Fretboard | Guitar Lesson

In this quick lesson I share with you my approach to knowing which notes I am playing, regardless of a guitar's tuning.

Digging Deeper: Inside the Harmonic Minor Scale

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Discover new and unusual sounds within the harmonic minor scale.<br>• Learn how to apply modal …

Guitar Chalk Sessions: A Clean Guide to Understanding Seventh Chords

<i>This is a compressed version of The Complete Guide to Actually Understanding Seventh Chords, which is published at guitarchalk.com. Both versions</i> …

50 Guitar Playing Techniques: An Improvement Journal

<b>How many times</b> have you read a list post on improving guitar (or anything really) that had a bullet point titled, “Think outside of the box.”<p>Or …

HOW TO PLAY "CALL IT STORMY MONDAY" ON GUITAR

The Most Common Chord Progressions

[lollum_dropcap]T[/lollum_dropcap]he number of chord progressions you can create is virtually endless. However, there are certain ones that keep …

Cocaine by Eric Clapton

Riff Rundown<p><b>Difficulty: Easy</b><p><b>Main Riff</b><p>Here’s what it sounds like looped at the normal tempo of 107 bpm:<p>Video<p>There are two possible ways to finger this …

"Pride And Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughan

<b>Difficulty: Intermediate</b><p>The opening to Pride And Joy is vintage Stevie Ray Vaughan and can be a difficult piece to master, but don’t shy away from it …

The Major Blues Scale For Jazz Guitar

As it is one of the first scales that many guitarists learn when exploring lead playing, the <b>major blues scale</b> is an important melodic device that you …

Top 5 Blues Guitar Riffs

The lessons on this website tend to focus on the technical aspects of guitar playing such as comping, soloing, and repertoire, but sometimes there’s …

More Tips for Improving Your Reading

Here are some short cuts to sight-reading on the guitar.<p>My three main points are:<p>• Positions: Read where the key of the piece occurs under a …

Diatonic Scale Workout: Increase Picking Strength and Produce Great-Sounding Sequences

This lesson takes the same ideas discussed in my last lesson, "Pentatonic Workout: Increase Left-Hand Strength and Produce Great-Sounding Sequences,” …

Guitar Scales Explained in Simple Illustrations

In all likelihood, you can play. You may even be able to play some seriously technical stuff. But, here’s the nagging problem: You don’t fully grasp …

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Basic Guitar Chords: Minor

Along with their major-based cousins, minor type chords are some of the most commonly used in the jazz idiom, as they make up one of the three chords …

Get Smart: Dropped Tuning Do's and Don'ts

<b>As if playing in tune</b> isn’t hard enough on a normal day, try doing it in a lowered or dropped tuning. When your strings are tuned to a lower pitch, …

Marty Schwartz - Easy Songs on Acoustic Guitar - Beatles - Let it Be

[lollum_dropcap]H[/lollum_dropcap]ere’s a great lesson on playing one of my favorite song, ‘Hey Jude’ by one of my favorite guitar teachers, Marty …

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

5 from 4 votes<p>Chinese Hot and Sour Soup<p>Tofu and vegetables are bathed in a delicious vegetable broth flavored with soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili …

7 Rules for Eating Clean When You Eat Out

One Small Change<p>7 Rules for Eating Clean When You Eat Out<p><i>Hello, Vito’s Pizza, can I help you?</i><p><i>Yes, I have a question about your plain pizza. How many</i> …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

New Arrivals<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>19 Photos2 days agoView …

Guitar Strumming 101 - Global Guitar Network

[lollum_dropcap]C[/lollum_dropcap]lear and consistent guitar strumming is an important skill to master for any beginning player. You can have all the …

After 33 Years, Team Wins Human-Powered Flight Contest

The winners of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition will take home $250,000 and some serious bragging rights.<p>Even though scientists have dreamed of human-powered flight since the days of Da Vinci, it's really, really hard to pull off. Case in point: In 1980, the Igor I. …