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
Category: Beginner Rhythm Guitar Lessons
A collection of content focusing on the rhythm aspects of guitar at a beginner to intermediate skill level. Topics covered include basic chords, chord progression structure and intro-level music theory.
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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
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
Particularly in western music, pop, rock and the post-grunge era, chord progressions are simple.
Here's what I mean:
Chord progressions follow or harmonize with bass lines which are often straightforward and easy to decipher. Even in songs that might sound complicated, with tricky rhythms or lengthy melody lines, bass lines will typically be easy … Read More
Guitar Tricks lessons provides over 11,000 instructional videos, properly organized into courses that includes a ton of material on learning chords, chord progressions, rhythm guitar and the applicable theory. They'll even let you try it all out FREE for two weeks →
The mark of a professional, in any context, … Read More
There's more to knowing the D chord than knowing how to play a single open form D chord.
There's the formal version you see in music text books, which is a start. But then there's a world of additional voicings, variations and application that often go unexplained.
In other words:… Read More
Recent Update: October 25, 2017: Changed the open E7 diagram to label the seventh note as a "flatted seventh" so as not to be confused with a natural seventh, which would make it an E major 7th chord.
The E7 chord, or the "Jimi Hendrix chord" as some call it, … Read More
There's more to knowing the C chord than simply knowing how to play a single C chord.
There's the formal version you see in chord books, which is a start but, then there's a world of additional voicings, variations and application that often go unexplained or left out entirely.
In … Read More