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Cracking the (Steve) Morse Arpeggio Code

Take a crack at identifying the elusive ingredients of Steve Morse's arpeggio code<p>176<p>SHARES<p>Steve Morse's almost mythical musical capabilities need no …

Electric Guitar

Lesson: Expanding Your Harmonic Palette

Bill EvansDecember 14, 2017<p><b>From the February 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JIM JOSSELYN</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>You know the basic open chords but want to …

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

Top 44 Guitar Blogs You Must Follow Right Now

There are few things in this world as satisfying as listening to an awesome guitar player, and if you are here you probably are or want to become one.<p>…

Youthquake 2017: Ten Mind-Blowing Young Guitarists

There has been a tumult of concern over the younger generation and its commitment to the guitar. For our part, the dearth of guitar in much of …

Guitar

Guitar String Guide | C.F. Martin & Co.

Action<p>Action refers to the amount of space between the string and the fretboard of a guitar. String tension pulls a neck forward from a straight line …

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Lead Guitar Techniques: How to Be More Melodic | Guitar Control

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Incorporating the Major Third Across Multiple Octaves in a Blues-Based Solo

Last month we explored the concept of interjecting the major third into solo lines based primarily on the minor pentatonic and blues scales. This …

Electric Guitar

Scales for Guitar: Explore New Sounds with Guitar Modes | Guitar Control

Master the modes with this in-depth guitar lesson

<b>The subject of modes crops up time and again among guitarists wishing to inject new flavours into their solos.</b><p>The main challenge is learning a bunch …

Revolutionise your songwriting with these 9 alternate guitar tunings

Introduction<p><b>WORLD GUITAR DAY 2017:</b> <b>There’s so much music to be discovered simply by retuning your guitar. Here’s a guide to some great open and</b> …

Every Blues Guitar MUST KNOW (How to mix major & minor) pentatonic scales

10 Tips for Effective EQ during Mastering

In this article, we’ll look at the top ten tips for applying equalization during mastering – the final stage music passes through before being …

Ableton built a free browser playground to teach how music works

I think there’s a common myth that music production tools somehow take away from the need to understand music theory. I’d say exactly the opposite: …

Music Production

Learn The Major Scale Twice As Fast Using 'The Octave Trick' [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: Bored with learning box patterns? Want an easier way to visualise the fretboard? In this lesson you’ll find out how to use …

Learning

How Learning Music Theory The Right Way Will Change Your Life [Lessons]

<b>Music Theory Tips</b>: On the left, you have people saying you need music theory, and on the right, there's people telling you it'll make things worse. …

Learning

Improvise Over Anything Without Knowing The Key [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: Would you like to play over any backing track regardless of knowing the key?

Why CAGED For Guitar Doesn't Work Part 6: Automatic Lead Harmonies [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: How often do you look at a guitar player in awe and think to yourself "Wow, they are amazing. What is their secret?" Well, …

Guitar

What You Don't Know About The 'BB King Scale' [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: This little trick could save your life on-stage when you need that authentic Blues sound...

Using Chord Positions As a Springboard for Soloing

Over the last two columns, we’ve focused on applying various approaches to two-chord vamps for both rhythm guitar and soloing.Many players have a …

Electric Guitar

The Half-Whole Truth: How to Solo Over a 7#9 Chord with the Half-Whole Diminished Scale

PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead Ever find yourself improvising over a static (unchanging) dominant-seven sharp-nine (7#9) chord? In this scenario, most …

Guitar

Soloing Over Chord Changes: Are You Missing the Point?

<b>Thrill is Gone</b><br>The late, great B.B. King’s interpretation of, ‘The Thrill Is Gone’, is a great tune to start experimenting with soloing over chord …

Electric Guitar

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 …

Electric Guitar

50 Profound Quotes by Buddha That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<p>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

Spirituality

How To Create Guitar Modes Backing Tracks [Lessons]

<b>Songwriting</b>: Guitar players have been asking me how to write chord progressions using modes. This video lesson will show you how to do it!

Songwriting

The Chord That Changes Everything

11<p>SHARES<p>Writing music happens in many different ways. Inspiration from your favorite artists, an emotional life experience, and a simple noodling …

The Circle of 5ths Explained, Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

1<p>SHARES<p>The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale.<p>It’s a central aspect of music theory, …

A Zen Master Reveals 5 Mindfulness Strategies to Improve Your Personal Relationships

3) Be kind to each other<p><i>“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can</i> …

Meditation

The Key to Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale

3<p>SHARES<p>The minor pentatonic scale is quite possibly the most used and, suffice it to say, over-used scale on the guitar. The open strings themselves …