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3 tried-and-tested chord progression templates that you can rely on

<b>Pop music’s broad appeal lies in the fact that the songs are memorable, and therefore easy to sing along to. And the easiest way to make a song</b> …

Video Lesson: Learn to Play Your Favorite Songs in Any Keys

Bill EvansSeptember 10, 2017<p><b>From the November 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY TIM BERTSCH</b><p>Weekly Workout lessons usually involve techniques that …

Electric Guitar

24 Easy Jazz Chords Every Guitar Player Should Know

PHOTO: Edwin van Buuringen | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped) If you know your open and barre chords and are looking for something more interesting …

Seven Amazing Chord Progressions to Inspire You

Inspiration can take many forms. Our favorite bands and artists are usually good for a spark (or a lightning bolt) that jumpstart our creative juices.<p>…

Guitar

This Is the Chord That Changes Everything

0<p>SHARES<p>Who doesn’t want to learn new chords? And if a new chord has the possibility of dramatically changing your sound, so much the better.<p>In this …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Three Hot Country Guitar Licks for Rockers

0<p>SHARES<p>We’ve talked here before about country licks—about how they’ve been used by rock guitarists like Jimmy Page, David Gilmour and Steve Howe, and …

The Minor Jazz-Blues Progression

2<p>SHARES<p>A favorite progression of mine, and many jazz musicians, to solo over is what’s known as the minor jazz-blues progression, featured on such …

How to See Music Theory on the Guitar Fretboard

For the most part I taught myself to play guitar. I spent a year at Music College, and had a teacher for the year or so prior to going there, which …

Guitar Rhythm Workshop: How to Create Beautiful Chord Progressions

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Pexels.com</b><p>What is your first instinct when somebody asks you to play a C chord? Depending on your knowledge of music theory, you might …

The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s

The 1970s was arguably the single decade of the 20th century when recorded music was most central to culture. There were, of course, fewer kinds of media competing for the average consumer’s time—television meant just a handful of channels, video games were the size of refrigerators and could be …

Building Guitar Interval Exercises from Stacked Thirds

0<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson, we’ll look to build guitar exercises based off patterns we’re likely to play when we’re not just working on strength and …

Slide Guitar: Get the Most Out of Open E Tuning

3<p>SHARES<p>Slide guitar is one of the most nuanced and expressive techniques available to guitarists for the performance of melodic lines and solos.<p>Using …

5 Tips For Working With Logic Pro X’s Flex Pitch

Logic Pro X’s Flex Pitch is an excellent implementation of what’s now become a familiar and ubiquitous editing tool in modern production. It can be …

How to turn a basic chord progression into an arrangement

<b>Musical arranging isn't the easiest of concepts for the novice producer to get their heads round, so let's strip everything right back in order to</b> …

How to record your band, part 10: 10 top tips

<b>For the rest of this 10-part weekly series, in association with Steinberg, keep checking the hub page.</b><p><b>For our final episode we're going to look back</b> …

The Logic Pros: 3 helpful tricks to streamline your MIDI/audio editing

In this week’s episode of <i>The Logic Pros</i>, we will be continuing our look at some of Logic Pro X’s underused features and key commands with some helpful editing tricks. We are also going start our master Solo Jedi training with some interesting uses for the various Solo modes, locks and more.<p>The Solo …

Music Theory : 5 Ways to Use Theory to Enhance Your Electronic Tracks

Music Theory : 5 Ways to Use Theory to Enhance Your Electronic Music …

Captain Beefheart's 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing

1. <b>Listen to the birds</b>.<br>That's where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. …

Guitar Essentials: Six Required Techniques for Rhythm Guitarists

4<p>SHARES<p>Angus Young has said his brother Malcolm was a better guitarist, because although Angus could solo, it was Malcolm whose rhythm playing held …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Hidden gems of 2015: great records you may have missed

Pop and rock,Electronic music,Hip-hop,Indie,Americana,Blues,R&B,Classical music,Philip Glass,Nico Muhly,Jazz,Music,Culture,2015 in review<p>From the thrill of Brittany Howard’s alter ego to joy on the Wirral, modern rockabilly and Nico Muhly’s homage to Philip Glass, our critics pick some of this …

The Ultimate Best Albums Of 2015 List – We Crunched 12 Publications’ End-Of-Year Polls Into One

It’s that time of year when all the major music mags and newspapers have ranked the best of the year’s albums. We’ve crunched together the lists …

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

Albums

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2015

This is how we listen: Take 12 months, a few thousand albums and pan for gold. We sift for works that are definitive and for sounds or songs that cross boundaries, make connections, teach us something new. We allow ourselves to be swept away, to be seduced, to be fooled by a good new trick or an …

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