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Twang 101: Bending Through a Scale

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to bend strings throughout a specific scale.<br>• Play double-stops that involve both …

How to Play Rootless Jazz Blues Chords For Guitar

Learning how to play jazz blues chords is an essential skill for any jazz guitarist to work through as they develop their comping skills in the …

Beyond Blues: Dorian vs. Aeolian

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Understand the difference between the Dorian and Aeolian modes.<br>• Create modal vamps to …

5 life lessons learned from changing a guitar string

If you look hard enough, you can find a philosophy in anything. So, while we torture a metaphor to within an inch of its life, here are some life …

141 Jazz Guitar Licks - Essential Lines and Patterns

Learning jazz guitar licks is essential for anyone studying the genre.<p>By working jazz guitar licks, you increase your fretboard knowledge and build a …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Basics: How to Use Your Amp

For most budding guitarists, the big attraction of the electric guitar is that it lets you rock out, and rock out loud. However, it's no good …

Guitar

5 Essential Jazz Guitar Soloing Patterns

Learning how to play jazz guitar means building up a well rounded improvisational vocabulary, and one way this can be achieved is by learning …

Electric Guitar

How to Learn New Chords and Create Your Own Chord Melodies by Shawn Persinger | Taylor Guitars

When I was less experienced player and I wanted to add some new chords to my playing I would learn twelve new chords, find a use for one of them and …

Electric Guitar

Fingerstyle Guitar - Patterns, Exercises and Technique

I think you’ll agree that fingerstyle guitar is a technique that sounds great, but is also intimidating to the beginner player.<p>There seems to be …

Electric Guitar

7 Secrets to Learning Jazz Guitar

By Bruce Arnold To learn more from the professor of jazz, Bruce Arnold, check out his TrueFire courses: Total Modal and Jazz Guitar for Beginners. …

DO YOU REALLY NEED A TEACHER?

by Tom Hess<p>If you really want to learn music well, you will do so much faster with a good teacher. Imagine an 8th grader saying he doesn't need to go …

Teaching

Emily Remler Jazz Guitar Licks

There are not a lot of <b>female jazz guitarists</b>. Emily Remler was one of them, but unfortunately she died much too soon after a heart attack at the age …

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 …

Electric Guitar

Why Musicians Are Being Warned About Upgrading To Apple's iOS 7

However, as millions of iOS users the world over keep checking iTunes and their devices for Wednesday’s iOS 7 upgrade to appear, audio app developer …

MUSIC THEORY: System for Fingerboard Association

8 Most Common Guitar Tuning Mistakes (that you may not even know you're making)

Dominant Diminished Scale Pattern For Jazz Guitar

When learning how to play jazz guitar, many of us explore the Dominant Diminished Scale during our learning process.<p>While this scale is a must-know …

Electric Guitar

Lydian scale for guitar

The Lydian scale, or mode, is the fourth of the seven musical modes. It is similar to the major scale except for the raised fourth. The Lydian scale …

Electric Guitar

9th chords for guitar

The 9th chords are chords made up of a major triad plus a seventh and a ninth. A full 9th chord consists of five notes, but sometimes the fifth or …

Minor triad chords for guitar

Triads are chords containing three notes: the root, third and fifth. Minor triads are similar to major triads except for a minor third. E.g. C minor …

10 Tips for the Songwriting Guitarist

For most accomplished guitar players, songwriting is the final frontier – far more difficult that getting up in front of an audience and wailing out …

Guitar

Learn to Play Dorian Chords For Guitar Today

When learning how to build chord solos on guitar, we sometimes feel like we have to learn complex, hard to finger chords and shapes all over the neck …

Electric Guitar

Understanding the Minor ii V I Progression

Playing the minor ii V i progression is an essential skill for any jazz guitarist to have, and this progression is often seen by jazz guitarists as …

MusicRadar Basics: how to re-string an electric guitar

Electric Guitar

Fretboard Workshop: 10 Essential Turnarounds

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Advanced <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Create jazzy-sounding turnarounds by using altered harmonies.<br>• Develop progressions with the …

Electric Guitar