Thursday, September 19, 2019

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How to play Johnny Marr-style chords (Part Two)

Following on from part one of our Johnny Marr chord sequence workout, we take a look at the arpeggios that form such an essential part of his guitar style.

How to play Johnny Marr-style chords (Part One)

35 years on from The Smiths’ 1984 debut album, the influence of Johnny Marr’s guitar playing is hard to exaggerate. We take a look at the chords that make up his captivating chime and jangle.
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Chord Clinic: How to play Queen-style chords (Part Two)

Some of Queen’s classic recordings seem to hark back to the era of hot jazz, ragtime and vaudeville. We take a look at fitting these unusual, often-piano-led chord sequences on the guitar…
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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Four: Turnarounds

In the fourth part of his essential guide to the blues, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge gets turned around…
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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Three: Chord Extensions

In the third part of his essential guide to the blues, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge gets a shuffle…
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Chord Clinic: How to play Queen-style chords (Part One)

For a rock band, Queen came out with some outlandish chord sequences – but they were often played on piano. Let’s see if we can adapt them for the guitar…
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Essential Blues Lessons Part Two: The Shuffle

In the second part of our new tuition series designed to teach you how to become a better blues player from the ground up, we add some rhythmic flavour to the 12-bar blues chord progression that we learned in part one. Meet the blues shuffle…

Chord Clinic: Play like Joni Mitchell in Open D (Part Two)

Joni Mitchell often uses conventional altered tunings, such as the open D tuning in Part One, but she’s also developed some which are uniquely her own. Digital tuners at the ready…

Essential Blues Lessons Part One: The 12-bar

Our brand-new tuition series will teach you how to become a better blues-guitar player, but you won’t get anywhere without an understanding of the basics. Join us as we teach you how to truly get to grips with that most essential of blues concepts: the 12-bar…
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Chord Clinic: Play like Joni Mitchell in Open D (Part One)

Joni Mitchell pioneered altered tunings in folk, rock and jazz, using open D extensively in her early career.
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