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
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
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
Kids benefit from involvement in the arts, particularly kids that are right-brained and gifted in the more creative and idealistic areas of study. Even my one and half year old son, who has no artistic ambition, loves making noise with a musical instrument. Somehow, he knows there's more to it … 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
First, it's important to be clear that I believe Fender is a fantastic company that has done more for the arts and the guitar playing community than one could ever truly appreciate. Often imitated, their instruments are enviably well-built, designed with originality and have been played by many of the … Read More