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Knight Moves A little concept I came up with as a visualisation for the fretboard to help you quickly determine the Major and minor chords for any key of the Major Scale. There is a blog post on the FretRoom website an a link to a video where I go over it briefly. In it I play a riff and forget to explain why I played it... The riff is based up on the Knight Move shapes, one part of the riff is for the Major Chords. The other part of the riff is for the minor chords. You can play the riff to quickly get the Major and minor chords. Nice! #fretroom #guitar #guitarlesson #guitarlessons #fremantle #guitartabs #guitartranscriptions #guitartheory #knightrider #michaelknight #knightmoves #chess
Theory can only help! 1. Communication with other musicians while playing becomes easier. 2. Understanding and building chords will make more sense during the learning process. 3. Being proficient at playing scales improves your ear and your technique. 4. Knowing theory can open doors to playing with the right musicians. 5. Theory can greatly improve improvisation skills which are a necessity for becoming accomplished. . What are your thoughts on these? Theory or no theory?...or some theory? . . . #musictheory #guitartheory #guitartips #guitaristsofinstagram #musiciansofinstagram #electricguitar #musician #guitarlesson #musiclessons #musictheorynerd
The major pentatonic scale is a staple. It's the original "happy" scale. Perfectly useful for a major blues sound or a mixolydian jam! Intertwine it with some minor pentatonic licks for a colorful and tasteful sound. . Save and share if you found helpful! As always I appreciate any and all feedback. Thanks! . . . #guitarscales #majorpentatonic #guitartheory #musictheory #guitartips #guitarlessons #electricguitar #acousticguitar #guitaristsofinstagram #musiciansofinstagram
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I was compelled to actually play and record something tonight so (taking inspiration from the D mixolydian key chart) here’s what I came up with. Keeping the tonic in the bass of a chord progression really helps to establish the sound of the mode so I wrote a basic progression of D-Am-G-D but played them as triads over the open D string. This then creates a series of slash chords. They were embellished a little with some sus chords and a little bonus C/D in the Am measure. The improvised solo was trying to hit the chord tones, especially the C note over the Am chord to further establish us clearly in D mixolydian, the C note (the b7) being the characteristic colour tone of the mixolydian mode. I’m determined to keep working on my writing and recording and use IG as a way to d ocument my own progress on the guitar. I still have a LONG way to go. Hope you like it 🙏🏻
Another key chart derived from the G major scale. From the 5th degree of the major scale we form the Mixolydian mode. Here are the notes and chords of D Mixolydian. You can think of this as being derived from the G major scale, or a D major scale with a flattened 7th. Share with a tag and leave any questions in the comments 👇🏻👍🏻🙏🏻
Power chords have become a staple of rock, punk, alternative and metal. They’re easy to play and sound great through a cranked up amp. Most guitarists will be aware of the commonly used fifth chords. There are however variations on these fifth chords like this slashed fifth chord. Here the chord is a C5 power chord with the bass note B substituted for the C bass note which would normally be played in a C5 chord. Because the root note (C) has been substituted with a B, this is an implied chord. A nice progression change can be made by switching between the C5 power chord (x35xxx) and the C5/B chord (x25xxx). An example of a progression using this change would be as follows: G5 - C5/B - C5 - D5/C#. Note that only the A and the D strings are played in this chord, all the other strings are muted. You can move this shape up and down the neck to play this chord in other keys. That’s today’s chord. For more daily chords please follow our hashtag at #mydailychord . See you next time. #guitartheory #musictheory #guitar #guitarlessons #guitarlesson #electricguitar #playguitar #electricguitars #guitarist #guitarnerds #guitarplayer #chords #teachguitar #leadguitar #guitarscales #rhythmguitar #scales #guitartutor #musiclesson #music #GuitarTheory #guitars #pentatonicscale #musicteacher #musician #guitaristsofinstagram #TheGuitarGenius #guitartutorial #learningguitar
Today’s chord is a B minor seventh with a flatted fifth. This chord consists of the root note (B), flatted third (D), flatted fifth (F) and the flatted seventh (A). This chord is similar to the dominant minor seventh chord but has the flatted fifth (half diminished), so it can be used in place of a minor seventh or minor chord. This chord is commonly used in blues and jazz. Interestingly, the four notes that make up this chord are also used in the Dmin6 chord. Because this chord is played using only the 4 strings, this chord can be moved up and down the neck to change the key. Tablature for this particular chord would be x2323x. This chord is often used as a linking chord in progressions. A typical progression example would be as follows: Am7 - Bm7b5 - E7. The flatted fifth chord links the minor seventh and the seventh. There’s today’s chord. For more chords please follow our hashtag #mydailychord . See you next time. #guitartheory #musictheory #guitar #guitarlessons #guitarlesson #electricguitar #playguitar #electricguitars #guitarist #guitarnerds #guitarplayer #chords #teachguitar #leadguitar #guitarscales #rhythmguitar #scales #guitartutor #musiclesson #music #GuitarTheory #guitars #pentatonicscale #musicteacher #musician #guitaristsofinstagram #TheGuitarGenius #guitartutorial #learningguitar
Chord of the Day™️ number 2 from yesterday’s video lesson. Remember that any pattern in the hand (chords or scales) can be moved vertically across the string sets as long as we adjust for the major 3rd between strings 3(G) and 2(B). This is essentially the same chord as yesterday, but now rooted in A. 👍🏻🙏🏻
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A new chord grip that came to me this morning whilst I was working through some triad shapes. Chords in the key of E major are always fun because they allow you to let the open B and E strings ring out, creating gorgeous chord voicings.
Thanks to your encouragement, I'm going to put a little more effort into recording my #loopsferdays posts and put some of them on YouTube going forward. You can hear this whole 6 minute improvisation at the link in my profile description. 🔊 The loop is a 6/8 chord progression I came up with that uses borrowed chords to hover between D major, B major and B minor in the first half, and E major and minor in the second half. 🎼 For the improvisation, I tried first to play from chord to chord, but that didn't produce the fluid feel that the music was demanding so in this, the second take, I tried to play longer lines from the related scales while being mindful to hit the more prominent chord tones to accentuate the implied changes in tonality and I'm really happy with the result. 🎹 And just a friendly reminder that I'm available for guitar, bass and ukulele lessons at @keynotemusicstudio in #Waterdown as well as The FUN School of Music in #Grimsby and in my home studio in #HamOnt . 🎸 . . #guitar #guitarsolo #guitarimprov #guitartheory #guitarlesson #guitarimprovisation #guitarlooping #jazzguitar #jazzchords #jazzmusic #originalmusic #musictheory #musiclesson #relaxingmusic #músicainstrumental #instrumentalmusic #gibsonsg #fendersuperreverb #tubeamplifier @gibsonguitar @gibsonguitaruk @gibson_guitars @vintagefenderamps
A new Chord of the Day for you (chord boxes to follow). You can find the chord boxes and the full video on my website blog and IGTV. Link in bio 🙏🏻
Today’s chord is a D11sus2. Suspended chords are neither major or minor because they lack the third (in the case of a major chord) or the flatted third (in the case of a minor chord). Therefore suspended chords can be used as a substitute for either major or minor chords. This D11sus2 can be used in place of the D11 which is a dominant chord. This particular chord consists of the the root note (D), the second (E), the flatted seventh (C) and the eleventh (G). Dominant Eleventh chords normally consists of the root, the fifth, the flatted seventh, the ninth and the eleventh. Eleventh chords are commonly used in Jazz and can be used as a substitute for the D7 chord (which is also dominant thanks to the flatted seventh). You can use this chord as a barre chord if you barre the D, G, B and E strings with your index finger and fret the note directly below the barre on the B string. In tablature this chord would be xx0010. If you move down to the next fret it would be xx1121 and so on. That’s today’s chord. Follow #mydailychord for more chords. #guitartheory #musictheory #guitar #guitarlessons #guitarlesson #electricguitar #playguitar #electricguitars #guitarist #guitarnerds #guitarplayer #chords #teachguitar #leadguitar #guitarscales #rhythmguitar #scales #guitartutor #musiclesson #music #GuitarTheory #guitars #pentatonicscale #musicteacher #musician #guitaristsofinstagram #TheGuitarGenius #guitartutorial #learningguitar
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It's up! The brand new episode of Another Guitar Show is now up on the site, which you can see here: http://bit.ly/ags-14 This show is all about ear training, so get your guitars ready and join in the fun! #eartraining #guitartheory #yourguitaracademy #anotherguitarshow
Following on from the major scale chart, here is how the minor scale compares. This is E natural minor (or E aeolian) which shares the notes (and therefore the chords) of the G major scale. Notice how the intervals change and flat symbols are added to the scale degrees and chords to show that the notes are flattened when compared to the E MAJOR SCALE. You can get more insight in my Essential Theory course. Link in bio 🙏🏻👍🏻
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WAY overdue but it’s time to fill in the gaps and teach myself the things I missed. Using some great info from @rynaylorguitar and re-writing everything so it sinks in a little deeper. What tools or knowledge helped you learn guitar theory? . . If you’re in Duluth and you want to play, I can offer beer and a 70’s style basement.
Week 2 Barre Chords! Getting into some guitar theory and they’re still smiling 😉
A basic theory fundamental, but important to keep in mind when flying up and down the fretboard! Tag a music theory nerd! #musictheory #guitartheory . Who loves music theory? . . . #guitar #electricguitar #acousticguitar #guitartips #musicislife #guitarislife #musician #bassguitar #guitaristsofinstagram #musiciansofinstagram #musicnotes #infographic
TBT to this post which follows on nicely from the G major key chart posted earlier in the week. Here’s a little insight into the mixolydian mode. This breaks down where the scale derives from, and a couple of ways to play it. I always recommend playing and learning a scale horizontally up and down a string so as not to limit yourself to a box pattern. Playing across the strings can be useful too though so the second fretboard diagram is one way you can play the mode across the strings. I think upon this pattern as the E-shape (from the CAGED clarity series). To the major pentatonic pattern we have added the 4 and b7. Any questions in the comments below 👇🏻🙏🏻
25% off ‘Guitar Rut Busters: Essential Theory’ this Valentine’s Day weekend (until midnight Eastern on Sunday February 17th). Here’s a lesson on the kind of insight you can expect in the course. A nice continuation from yesterday’s post, here’s how you can effortlessly find all the chords of any major key using a scale pattern and barre chord shapes. Use coupon code ‘THEORY25’ at checkout for your seat in class. You don’t want to miss out! Link in bio 🙏🏻
Something I deal with frequently as both a guitar teacher and an arranger is a student or client’s unwillingness to branch out and explore deeper chords due to a belief that such chords are used only in jazz. While it’s true that jazz, in its many varieties, makes heavy use of extended chords such as 9ths, 11ths, and 13ths, these chords can be (and frequently are) used in rock, blues, and other genres. At heart, these chords are merely triads (“regular” chords) with one or more “extra” notes added. For example, an A minor 9 is simply an A minor chord with a G note and a B note added. These extra notes give the A minor 9 a deeper, more nuanced feel, but at heart, it’s still an A minor. There are plenty of examples of extended chords in popular music. From “Play That Funky Music,” to “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” to “Stormy Monday Blues” (and countless other bluesy songs) to many rock and pop songs by artists from Santana to Sting to Hall and Oates to many “progressive” rock acts. Extended chords give songs a level of depth without sacrificing groove and hook. To get started, take a simple chord pattern such as A minor to F, and try adding notes on top such a G, a B, and/or a D to the A minor, and perhaps add an E, a G, and/or a B to the F chord. You’ll find yourself breathing new life into a fairly cliché chord sequence. In fact, this is exactly what I did for my song, “The Endless Highway.” Here’s a video explaining how I voiced the chords, and how the whole thing ended up sounding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYrutoiyVy0 So, again, you can play deeper, more sophisticated chords in just about all genres of music. The key is to experiment with different textures, and always look for more creative voicings. So get started, and remember: “jazz” chords are NOT just for jazz. If you are looking to move forward in your playing, please contact me here on Facebook or through my website (www.StudioProMusica.com), and ask about the personalized, interactive independent study program I can create for you.
Just trialing a new idea. What do you think? Let me know👇🏻 Use this as a barometer to measure your understanding. If you can’t easily name the notes of any major scale or the triads in a key you should definitely check out my ‘Essential Theory’ course. Seventh chords and modes will be in the next instalment coming at some point later in the year. There’s more explanation of this graphic on my website blog so go and check it out, Link in bio 👍🏻🙏🏻
Can you see what’s special about the augmented triad? Not found in major scale harmony, but essential learning none the less. The special characteristic of the augmented triad makes learning the inversion SO much easier…because they’re the same up the strings! The augmented triad is symmetrical. There is an equal distance (a major third) between each note. You get the next inversion by simply taking the shape up four frets. As the triad is symmetrical, any of the three notes it contains could be considered the Root. More on this on my website blog 🙏🏻
The Mixolydian mode, Yeah Baby, Yeah! . Obviously modes can be used many different ways, but the Mixolydian mode is iconic to the bright, happy sound of Brit Pop and Classic Rock. I even busted out the fuzz box for full effect. . Mixolydian is the "5th" mode in a scale and I'm playing F# Mixolydian, with the chords being F#maj , Emaj, Bmaj. A 5th down is B natural major, which is the first scale I play. The second scale is G# natural minor. Then I noodle a bit, playing some super standard guitar riffs for the style. It's not easy either! One might be able to easily "shred" on a Jackson with high gain, but grab a Danelectro with light fuzz and see if you can do the same! #guitar #guitarplayer #guitarist #guitarlessons #music #musician #musiclessons #guitarmodes #musicmodes #guitarteacher #musicteacher #musicproducer #singer #songwriter #producer #instrumentalist #mixolydian #musictheory #guitartheory #performer #musicianlife #inthestudio #musicartist
Do you have your copy? If yes, I’d love to hear how it helped you in the comments 👇🏻🙏🏻 If you don’t have it yet, you can get your FREE ’Fretboard Mastery’ eBook when you join my mailing list, and get your fretboard learnt in days. I really should be selling this, but I wanted it to be available to help anyone that’s motivated enough to want to learn and grow. You really should. It helps everything that follows. Links in my bio 👍🏻🙏🏻
Triad Number 3 of 4, the diminished triad. We find this in major scale harmony when forming a triad from the major 7th (check out my ‘Essential Theory’ course for more on that!) Here, once again, are the different inversions rooted on C. You can get more insight on this when you enrol in my new course, ‘TRIADS: Inside Out’. Module 2 drops tomorrow. Links in bio yo 👍🏻🙏🏻
Here's the latest "The Story Behind the Song": Yesterday, I wrote about the concept of modal songwriting. Here's a pretty good example from my album, "The Endless Highway." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JtpizLOq1I
New Slice over on my @soundslice_music profile. This is the first exercise from module 1 of TRIADS: Inside Out, my latest video course, now open for enrolment. Get free tabs and the Soundslice link on my website blog. Link in bio 🙏🏻
I knew going in this was going to be a fun lesson to track. This mode is always sexy and exotic sounding. The backing track is crushing... if I do say so myself. I'll give this one away. This is Phrygian Dominant. Phrygian is the "3rd" mode in a scale. So the backing track is Cmin - Bbmin - Dbmin (guitar is Drop C tuned). There's no 3rd being played so it could be traditional Phrygian or Phrygian Dominant, which means... In the Dominant version the 3rd is major "natural" (whole step). It's the same scale Yngwie Malmsteen plays. It's relative major is Abmaj (with a sharp 5) and the relative minor (in this case Harmonic Minor) is Fmin (with a sharp 6). So the first scale I play is Cmin with a flat 2 and sharp/natural 3. Then I play Fmin with a sharp 6. Then back to the Cmin up an octave. Then noodling. Then back to the riff. The "Dominant" aspect makes it a bit trickier. If I did traditional Phrygian, you would simply play Abmaj and Fmin. Paying a super cool Jackson that was only on a the market a short period through my Rivera Knucklehead Reverb I've owned for something like 20years? Still kicks ass. And the EMGs are in "Single Coil" mode with their booster engaged. No other effects! Cable straight into amp! @officialjacksonguitars @riveraamps @emgpickups #guitar #guitarplayer #guitarplaying #guitarshredding #guitarlessons #musiclessons #metal #metalmusic #heavymetal #progmetal #music #musicislife #musicproducer #musician #guitarist #artist #performer #multitalented #singer #songwriter #lalife #losangelesguitar #losangelesmusic #phrygian #phrygiandominant #harmonicminor #guitartheory #musictheory
A new Chord of the Day for you (chord boxes to follow) but now with added video insight. You can find the chord boxes and the full video on my website blog. Would love your thoughts on the new format. Link in bio 🙏🏻
Here’s a chord for all of you funksters out there. This 13th chord is commonly used in funk, along with 9th chords. You will notice that this chord does not have a root note. Normally, the root note (which in this position is the B) will denote what the chord is. Because the root note is missing in this B13 chord, it fragments the chord tone. The B note in this case is normally played by the bassist. This chord type is called a voicing. This chord can be moved up and down the neck to play it in other keys, with the bass root note changed accordingly. This particular 13th chord is made up of the flatted 7th (A), the 9th (C#) and the 13th (G#). Normally a dominant 13th chord would also include the root (B), the third (D#) and the fifth (F#). Which is why this chord is ambiguous. This voiced version of the 13th chord can be substituted for the full dominant 13th. The tablature notation for this chord would be xxx224. A nice funk progression can be made by simply switching between the 9th and 13th voicings. The 9th chord in this case would be notated xxx222. If you barre the G, B and E strings with your index finger at the second fret and then hammer onto the G# with your ring finger, you’ll get a nice little change. Funk is commonly played with repeated muting of the strings with the fretting hand. You can do this in time with the rhythm. There’s today’s chord. Now play that funky music. #mydailychord #guitartheory #musictheory #guitar #guitarlessons #guitarlesson #electricguitar #playguitar #electricguitars #guitarist #guitarnerds #guitarplayer #chords #teachguitar #leadguitar #guitarscales #rhythmguitar #scales #guitartutor #musiclesson #music #GuitarTheory #guitars #pentatonicscale #musicteacher #musician #guitaristsofinstagram #TheGuitarGenius #guitartutorial #learningguitar
Often, intermediate-level musicians get excited to begin writing melodies or soloing using modes. But what many players often fail to keep in mind is that when we alter a note of a major or minor scale, resulting in a certain mode (for example, raising the 4th scale degree of a major scale gives us the Lydian mode), we also are altering what chords will be available in that given key/mode. Continuing with our Lydian example, in C Lydian, the notes will be C – D – E – F# - G – A – B. (In C major, by contrast, the F note is natural.) In order to make the most of the texture and personality of the mode, we need our chord changes to reflect the mode, not just our melodies. I have encountered many players who run scales featuring altered notes over standard diatonic chord changes, and the result, most often, is bland or worse. On the other hand, if our chord changes reflect the given mode, the result is much deeper, a more profound expression of the mode’s character. So how do we create modal chord changes? There are different ways to think about it, but in a nutshell, we need to build triads and/or 7th chords from the scale degrees of the given mode. This is a very deep topic, but here’s an example. In C Lydian, our chords would be C major (or C major 7, or even more colorful, C major 7 sharp 11); D major (I’d avoid D7, as it will sound like a dominant 7/V chord); E minor (add 9 will add a nice touch); F# minor 7 flat 5; G major (or major 7); A minor (or A minor 7; I really like A minor 13 here); and B minor (I avoid this; it tends to pull the tonal center away from C, much as a D7 chord would). If you are uncomfortable with modes, don’t worry. As I said, it’s a deep topic, but for a great foundation, see my videos “Getting Started with Modes,” and “Modes: A Deeper Understanding,” as well as my video “Which Chord for Which Key,” all of which are available on the Studio Pro Musica YouTube channel. If you are looking to move forward in your playing, please contact me here on Facebook or through my website (www.StudioProMusica.com), and ask about the personalized, interactive independent study program I can create for you.
When you look back at your notes and say, "What the fuck does that mean?!?"
Hope you enjoy this and find the sweet sound of drop chords to use for something of your own ... ... ... #guitarlessons #guitarchords #musiclesson #guitartheory #guitartutorial #electricguitar #electricguitars #tutorialguitar #guitartutorial #playguitar #guitarvideo #guitarvideos #prs #prsguitara #learnguitar #guitarist #guitarplayers #riffoftheday Hope@you also like my new scratchplate from @indra_guitars More on this coming soon!
Having taught guitar for many, many years (probably too many years) I have always tried to tailor my teaching method to make it as easy as possible for beginner guitarists. I have had great results too. It’s extremely satisfying to watch a students journey from only knowing a couple of chords to being able to improvise blues solos by themselves. It’s about equipping them with the right tools and then letting them discover for themselves what is possible. I’ve always taken a practical approach to theory. There’s nothing worse than having to pour through learning material, trying to memorise and then apply that knowledge to your playing. That’s why I am developing a radically new way to learn how to play the guitar. Over the years there have been many different methods and systems guaranteed to get you playing in no time. The problem is, what if you have never picked up an instrument in your life? What if you look at musical notation and have no idea what you’re looking at? What if you look at guitar tab (which is supposed to be simplified) and you have no idea how to play it? GuitarEvolution will provide beginners with an easy to follow system that will get them playing immediately. Just how we will do this is a closely guarded secret at the moment. We wouldn’t want to give away too much, would we? Through a multiple step program we will get newbies playing sooner, with better comprehension and understanding of guitar theory. We’re not just limiting this system to just guitar either. As with musical theory this will apply to many different instruments. Except perhaps a theremin. Sixstringsnthings.com wants to provide guitarists with everything they need to play. The gear, the tools and the knowledge. Stay tuned. #guitartheory #musictheory #guitar #guitarlessons #guitarlesson #electricguitar #playguitar #electricguitars #guitarist #guitarnerds #guitarplayer #chords #teachguitar #leadguitar #guitarscales #rhythmguitar #scales #guitartutor #musiclesson #music #GuitarTheory #guitars #pentatonicscale #musicteacher #musician #guitaristsofinstagram #TheGuitarGenius #guitartutorial #learningguitar
Today’s chord is F#m6 . This is an Emin6 chord that is barred at the 2nd fret. Minor 6 chords consists of the root (F#), the minor third (A), the fifth (C#), and the sixth (D#). Minor 6 chords can be substituted for minor chords, although they can sound dissonant depending on where they are used. Because this chord is a barre chord it can be moved up and down the neck to play in other keys. The root note will denote what the chord name will be. That’s today’s chord. Keep checking back regularly because we will be adding new chords frequently. If you want to be updated on new chords please follow the hashtag #mydailychord . Enjoy! #guitartheory #musictheory #guitar #guitarlessons #guitarlesson #electricguitar #playguitar #electricguitars #guitarist #guitarnerds #guitarplayer #chords #teachguitar #leadguitar #guitarscales #rhythmguitar #scales #guitartutor #musiclesson #music #GuitarTheory #guitars #pentatonicscale #musicteacher #musician #guitaristsofinstagram #TheGuitarGenius #guitartutorial #learningguitar
When it comes to learning Guitar and Music Theory there is a huge amount to learn. You are only limited by your ability to retain and use that information. I have been playing for over 20 years and have taught for 10+ years and I have still only scratched the surface of what is possible. When you take into account all the different genres of guitar music and their associated techniques and theory, you could learn for a lifetime and still not know everything. It is a journey, and it never hurts to learn new things or brush up on the basics. Being self taught, when I first started playing Music Theory looked extremely daunting. I just wanted to play my favourite songs. So I learnt some chords, a couple of scales and some basic techniques and I was on my way. It wasn’t until I started writing my own songs that I started to learn the theory behind those chords and scales. All of a sudden everything made sense. If you are a beginner guitarist I would recommend that you at least learn the basics of Guitar Theory. It’s never too late to add to your musical knowledge. When my lovely wife came across this collection of Play Guitar magazine series at a recent bookfest she knew I would appreciate them. She picked them up for a bargain, and now I have lots of new reading material. I have to give her a huge shout out. She has always encouraged my dreams and is very supportive of my journey. Thank you Baby @hawthornehealth. #guitartheory #musictheory #guitar #guitarlessons #guitarlesson #electricguitar #playguitar #electricguitars #guitarist #guitarnerds #guitarplayer #chords #teachguitar #leadguitar #guitarscales #rhythmguitar #scales #guitartutor #musiclesson #music #GuitarTheory #guitars #pentatonicscale #musicteacher #musician #guitaristsofinstagram #TheGuitarGenius #guitartutorial #learningguitar
Top tip: Memorise where the Root note is. May sound obvious but many players will learn shapes with no consideration of the intervals within them. Knowing all the interval shapes unlocks a LOT, but at the very least you should know upon which string the Root note is found. Then, with good fretboard knowledge, you can be more confident in playing any triad inversion. Lots more like this to be found in my latest course, TRIADS: Inside Out, on sale now! Link in bio 🙏🏻
REPOST: The Circle of Fifths is a great tool and has many uses. In this carousel lesson we’re looking at some of its applications. First and foremost you can work around the circle at each practice session when working on note finding exercises or scale work (or even….ahem…working on your TRIADS 😜). The Co5 is most commonly known for identifying key signatures (sharps or flats contained within a scale/key). We can quickly work out key signatures of major scales (and their relative minor). My favourite application of the Co5 (and perhaps less known) is the ability to see in an instant the 6 main chords in a major or minor key. Very cool and super useful. Hope it helps you. 🙏🏻 in the comments if you’re liking it, and I’m here to take any questions 👍🏻
On Tuesday, I wrote about the difference between a pentatonic and a diatonic scale. Here's how to use the two together to add greater nuance and feeling to your leads. Here's the link to the full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HLsHZWyvlI
My first lovely tattoo 💖 . After realising the time demanding part of explaing the signification of this baby, I've just had the idea to explain it over here, and tell people just to read the post 😂 . So.. This is about guitars strings 🎸and intervals 🎼 . First, There are three lines. If you watch them from the elbow to the hand, the are the E, A and D strings of the guitar 🎶 (wich are the strings wich form the roots of the chords in fundamental position).. There are some numbers too. This numbers show the intervals between each string of the guitar in every single fret, starting from the low E string, from A string or D string. . This helps me a lot to understand And cipher chords while playing (as you can see In the second picture) 🤙🙃 @hens_tattoos_y_rastas was the drawer of my arm. If you live in Barcelona and want a tattoo.. Contact him 🕉️ Hens
TRIADS: Inside Out is now open for enrolment! 🍾🎉🤪 Module 1 of my new course is now live, ready and waiting for you. Triads are seen and used in countless songs across vastly different genres, making them essential learning. There will be a new module released every week with new insight and exercises to add to your practice routine to enable you to confidently play through any chord progression anywhere on the neck. Sign up now with the link in my bio or via my website 👍🏻🙏🏻
Started my Book project bout Scales. It will be released when its finished. #musictheory #guitartheory #book #startabook #writers
Today’s chord is a B7sus4. The B7sus4 chord consists of the root (B), the perfect fourth (E), the perfect fifth (F#) and the minor seventh (A). Suspended chords are neither major or minor because of the lack of the third (in Major chords) or a Minor third (in Minor chords). 7sus4 chords are similar to Dominant 7 chords. Suspended chords are commonly used in songwriting because of their open sound. California Dreaming features a 7sus4 chord. That is today’s chord. #mydailychord #guitartheory #musictheory #guitar #guitarlessons #guitarlesson #electricguitar #playguitar #electricguitars #guitarist #guitarnerds #guitarplayer #chords #teachguitar #leadguitar #guitarscales #rhythmguitar #scales #guitartutor #musiclesson #music #GuitarTheory #guitars #pentatonicscale #musicteacher #musician #guitaristsofinstagram #TheGuitarGenius #guitartutorial #learningguitar
Do you have your copy yet? If not, why not?! Get your FREE ’Fretboard Mastery’ eBook when you join my mailing list, and get your fretboard learnt in days. I really should be selling this, but I wanted it to be available to help anyone that’s motivated enough to want to learn and grow. You really should. It helps everything that follows. Links in my bio 👍🏻🙏🏻
Part 1 of my (soon to be released!) course, ‘Triads: Inside Out’ begins with learning all the different triads and their inversions on what I call ‘string set 1’ . When working with closed triad voicing (when the notes all fall within one octave) we split the strings into four sets of three (123, 234, 345, 456). Module 1 starts on the top set of strings. The course will teach you firstly all the triad forms and their inversions and exercises to help with visualisation and memorisation. Doors should be opening before the end of this week! 🙏🏻
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