When I first started taking guitar lessons, I was anxious to understand the explanations provided in the different guitar magazines I was reading at the time. There was a language being used that I did not comprehend. You probably hear it thrown around by musicians all the time:
"It's a 1-4-5 progression in G."
"His solo uses the flat 6th."
"Sing a 3rd above the melody ... View Lesson
When I started playing guitar and first learned barre chords, I thought using a capo was "cheating". "Shouldn't everyone learn how to play an F chord or C# minor?", I thought. While this is surely true, I now realize that the sound you get by using open strings is such a beautiful tone that understanding and ... View Lesson
Note: A PDF document for the Major Scale Chord Chart in this lesson can be found here
In a previous post, I presented a Guitar Harmony Chart for twelve major keys
. In teaching guitar I find that there are five keys that are far and away the most common. In fact, any one of these five might be used more than the remaining ones ... View Lesson
Note: A PDF document for the Harmony Chart in this lesson can be found here
There is quite a lot of information given by the phrase "in the key of ...". A key describes the notes used in the melody and, importantly, the chords that you can expect to play for the harmony. The following harmony chart will hopefully help you learn this information.
Now this ... View Lesson