All guitar chords, regardless of difficulty, can be broken down one note at a time and built back up in the same way. In other words, chords can be as full (complex) or as simple as you want them to be. When you see a B flat chord in its … Read More
Category: Guitar Lessons & Education
Here you'll find all of Guitar Chalk's educational content which focuses on thorough, long-form articles that are useful to all skill levels. Material is applicable both for self-study and as a teaching resource in a tutorial or classroom environment.
Online guitar lessons, instructional content and teaching resources are all posted in this category.
Topics focus heavily on music theory, chords, scales and the more nuanced technique involved with a variance of different guitar styles. Content is largely curated by Bobby Kittleberger and Mark Whetzel.
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There are a few different ways for guitar players to approach sheet music. The primary method is to ignore it, which for many is a viable and sensible option.
For those in the more academic-heavy areas of music, perhaps classical study or formal music classes, sheet music - and an … Read More
To understand and play the G7 chord, you need to grasp the following aspects of music theory and chord composition:
- Chord extensions
While the term "triads" can refer to any group of three notes played together, it is more formally defined as a chord with the following components:
Education has moved online. There's a massive amount of information you can learn from a computer or device. Why? Because there are people online who can teach, and the guitar - perhaps music in general - is an area where this has been highly applicable in recent years. Whether online … Read More
It's hard to have Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang in your banner photo and then write anything that comes close to doing them justice. Guy, in particular, is one of the most underrated guitar minds. His work with blues chord progressions and melody has inspired many guitarists that have come … Read More
In this primer lesson we're going to look at the D minor chord, starting with the root D positions on the fretboard and building all the way up to the chord's fullest forms. We structure chord primer lessons by building one interval at a time, meaning the chords can be as … Read More
Before we start looking at specific flamenco guitar lessons, let's talk about a broader understanding of the playing style. First, flamenco guitar refers to both a specific type of a guitar and a specific genre of playing, largely derived from southern Spain and Andalusia. While a flamenco guitar is slightly … Read More
Every difficult guitar chord can be broken down to its root note and built back up in a manner that gives you a variety of ways to play it. It can be as complex or as simple as you want. The E chord, particularly in its common open form, is … Read More
Every difficult guitar chord can be broken down and built back up in a way that gives you a ton of different ways to play the pattern. It can be as complex or as dead clean simple as you want it to be. When you come across the F sharp … Read More
In this guitar lesson we're going to look at the C sharp minor chord in four basic steps. We'll start with the root note and end with four different flavors of the full form C sharp minor chord, covering interval-by-interval steps along the way.
The first thing to considering, is … Read More