The I, IV and V chords are the three most common and arguably the most important harmonic elements in the musical universe. Built off of the first, fourth and fifth notes of any major or minor scale, these three chords form the basis for much of the music found in... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 42 minutes ago
Autore: Vinnie DeMasi
How borrowing chords from parallel minor keys can refresh your songwriting... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 hours ago
Switching between these scales is an essential part of blues soloing... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Jefferson Airplane took flight with its trademark brand of psychedelic folk-rock on the band’s 1967 debut, Surrealistic Pillow. For many an acoustic guitarist, the album’s highlight is the lush instrumental “Embryonic Journey,” which one of the group’s founding members, Jorma Kaukonen, originally wrote for a guitar workshop. The composition, in... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 3 days ago
Autore: Greg Cahill
Excerpted from Country Blues Guitar Basics Listening to players like Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, and John Fahey will get your ear accustomed to fingerpicking blues. In this lesson, you’ll apply the techniques they’re known for to a 12-bar blues, but you can also use them to play ragtime,... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
Posted by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Excerpted from Songwriting Basics for Guitarists One good way to defamiliarize a familiar song is to switch the key, putting it into a different register and zone on the guitar—which in turn can inspire ideas for changing the rhythmic feel. Example 1 uses the chords... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
From the March/April 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY MICHAEL CHAPDELAINE Download the sheet music for this lesson here. THE PROBLEM You’re uncertain about how to embark on playing a somewhat challenging piece, in a way that makes it likely that you’ll play it really well—and that people will want to hear it. THE... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
Got a 3-hour gig? Swapping instruments with a bandmate onstage? Feeling tonight’s three sets in your back? Now you can adjust the height of your guitar in seconds.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
How long are guitar lessons when you have a tutor? What about online guitar lessons? We find the answers from 14 real-world examples. The post 14 Guitar Lesson Length Examples: How long are guitar lessons? appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
List of items that help you get more out of in-person guitar lesssons, which you'll want to consider throwing in your guitar case. The post 6 Must-Haves for Taking Guitar Lessons appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 days ago
Autore: Guitar Chalk Editorial
Rounding up four of the best guitar lessons for 7-year old kids, focusing on beginner concepts and fun, motivating guitar websites. The post Guitar Lessons for 7-Year Old Kids: 4 Best Options appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Autore: Danielle Kittleberger
From the March/April 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Jane Miller Download the sheet music for this lesson here. The first few chords that most acoustic guitar players learn are triads—the usual open-position chords like C major and A minor, G major and E minor, etc. Barre chords offer moveable forms of these chords,... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
From the March/April 2020 issue of Acoustic Guitar | By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Download the notation for this lesson here. In the 1970s, the music of John Denver seemed to be everywhere. Denver scored seven Top 10 singles within a few years, from “Take Me Home, Country Roads” in 1971 to “I’m Sorry” in ’75.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 12 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
What I would consider three of the best guitar lessons for 5 year old kids, namely because they're what my own kids have used. The post Guitar Lessons for 5 Year Old: Best 3 Options appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
If you're paying for guitar lessons for the first time, what do you need to know? Checkout our buying guide to find out. The post Buyers Guide for First Time Guitar Lesson Purchase appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
A roundup of the four best classical guitar lessons online, covering specific courses and programs that we recommend most. The post Classical Guitar Lessons Online: 4 Best Options appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 14 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
Between guitar lessons VS self taught solutions, which one is better? Realistically, we often strike a balance between the two. The post Guitar Lessons VS Self Taught: Which one is better? appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 15 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
The best free online guitar lessons, including free trials, YouTube channels, and open source material you can access now. The post 6 Places to Find the Best Free Online Guitar Lessons appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 16 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
Posted by Sean McGowan Excerpted from Weekly Workouts: Patterns in Thirds Most guitarists are accustomed to playing scales to warm up or improve their overall technical proficiency, but many restrict their practice to one particular scale or pattern, ascending and descending from root to root. While this has benefits, players... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 18 days ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
This is our full ChordBuddy review conducted after buying and testing the device in-house with our own acoustic and electric guitars. The post ChordBuddy Review: Bought and Tested appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 19 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
Does ChordBuddy work with ukulele like it does a regular guitar? What about other instruments? The simple answer. The post Does ChordBuddy Work on Ukulele? appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 19 days ago
Autore: Danielle Kittleberger
In this lesson, courtesy of our friends at Elixir Strings, guitarist Marc Seal demonstrates an exercise to spice up your chord progressions with pick leading and arpeggios.  For more, head over to Elixir Strings. ... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 19 days ago
Autore: GP Editors
While arguments about who is “the best” in music are generally unhelpful and meaningless, Allan Holdsworth ranks as a guitarist who was among the most universally respected by his fellow players.  He received superlative praise from masters of the guitar of every style, including Frank Zappa ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
Autore: Milton Mermikides
These licks go from easy to advanced – can you nail them all in 30 minutes?... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
From classic Purple Haze to hip Superlocrian fusion, the E7#9 fits a host of soloing situations... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
This true analog effect serves up distortion and tremolo—including optical—using a digital helping hand. The PG Mattoverse TremStortion Review... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
Want guitar lessons like Guitar Hero that teach you the real instrument? These alternatives help you transition to real guitar playing. The post 4 Guitar Lesson Resources Like Guitar Hero appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
This simple chord system will transform your rhythm playing and get you playing across the neck... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 21 days ago
A list of five rhythm guitar lessons available online that we recommend for beginners, intermediate, and advanced guitar players. The post Rhythm Guitar Lessons: Best for Improved Timing appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 21 days ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger
Get ready for some fast, hot picking, because we’re about to take a crash course in bluegrass guitar. Be forewarned, though: this is no sit­ around-the-campfire strum-fest. It’s a true guitar workout. So grab your guitar - an acoustic is traditional, but these licks sound great on electric ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 23 days ago
Autore: GP Editors