An inversion can refer to several different aspects of music and music theory. In this article, we're focusing on notation conventions for inversions in the context of triadic chords and their inversions. This means we'll be looking at ways to properly notate a chord's root position and its own two … Read More
I remember when I was about 11 or 12 really wanting to play the “Sweet Child O’ Mine” solo.
Guns N' Roses was my favorite group at the time and if there was one thing I wanted to do before I died, it was master that solo. The sweet bends, … Read More
Nearly all of the music we listen to is based on third intervals. If that terminology is foreign to you, I'd recommend reading through the following pieces on intervals and diatonic scales, as prerequisites, before moving any further into this piece.
- Total Guide to Guitar Intervals
- A Diatonic Scale Guitar
Perhaps you've been playing jazz for awhile and you're finally getting your major scale modes together.
But you notice as you play, that although you're making the changes OK, there is still something missing. Maybe your favorite guitarists have some cool harmonic things happening in their playing that you want … Read More
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In this advanced rhythm lesson we're going to … Read More
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Learning guitar and becoming a good musician is, in many respects, tied to your knowledge of music theory.
That’s not to say (necessarily) that you must ace college-level theory classes. or constantly pour through music theory worksheets.
But you’ve at least got to learn - and become comfortable with - … Read More
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ~ Maya Angelou
I often mention guitar intervals in my writing and find myself wanting to link to a kind of info-hub to explain them.
That hub should be simple.
Because … Read More