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  • How to Play the Major Scale on Guitar

    How to Play the Major Scale on Guitar

    I’m not sure why I took so long to write a guide on the major scale, considering it’s easily the most important bit of music theory that you can learn, and knowing it is essential in order to learn other scales and chord theory. I even wrote my guide on modes of the major scale…

  • Guide to Barre Chords

    Guide to Barre Chords

    Barre chords are the most valuable weapon to have in any guitarists arsenal. This is because they are moveable, which means you only have to learn a few positions and you can move them around the entire fretboard. Of course, it is absolutely essential that you know the notes on all the strings, and at…

  • Guide to Open Chords

    Guide to Open Chords

    Many musicians consider open chords to be nothing more than an initial learning hurdle for beginning guitarists. Often when a new guitarist has learnt how to finger and strum the basic open chords, they will quickly dump them for the more mobile barre chords. While barre chords sure are cool, they also lack the certain…

  • Guide to Chord Progressions

    Guide to Chord Progressions

    Chord progressions are the canvas on which musicians paint their masterpieces, and it’s a canvas which is a piece of art in itself. A chord progression┬ácan be simple and catchy, or it can be technical and complex, it can stay in one key or it can change like the seasons. Either way, a┬áchord progression is…

  • Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale

    Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale

    This is a continuation from my previous guide: Modes of the Major Scale Explained! The main difference between the major scale and the melodic minor is its flat 3rd as opposed to the major scales regular third. Therefore the seven modes of the melodic minor scale share only one note difference to the modes of…

  • Modes of the Major Scale Explained!

    Modes of the Major Scale Explained!

    A lot of guitarists have trouble coming to understand the modes of the major scale, I know it took me many moons to come to grips with it, but once I finally unravelled its mysteries, I realised how simple it really is. The word mode sounds so ambiguous and lame, I prefer to use the word mood, as…