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Music Theory for Beginners 5: Key signatures, relative majors and relative minors

Guitarist live semi-hollow guitar
An introduction to the relative majors and minors—the key to songwriting and improvising.

Music Theory for Beginners 4: Introduction to blues scales

Robert Johnson Crossroads Highway 61 blues guitar
Get acquainted with the minor and major blues scales: how to identify the ‘blue notes,’ how they are linked to the pentatonic scales, and simple box patterns.

Music Theory for Beginners 3: Introduction to pentatonic scales

pentatonic scale guitar solo
Learn all about major and minor pentatonic scales: how to identify their notes, how to play them, and easy ‘box patterns’ to remember.

Music Composition for Beginners 5: Breaking out of CAGED (Part 2)

CAGED system guitar chords
How to deploy CAGED and our PIRII technique to add variation to the I-IV-V and I-vi chord progressions.

Music Composition for Beginners 5: Breaking out of CAGED (Part 1)

CAGED guitar
With our ‘PIRII’ system, you’ll be able to unlock all the basic major and minor chords along the fretboard in a snap.

Music Composition for Beginners 4: Popular chord progressions

Acoustic guitar strumming
How chords color their progressions, and four iconic examples from pop music.

Guitar Technique for Beginners 2: Left-hand techniques

Ibanez JEM
Dress up your playing style with hammer-ons, slides, bends and other fundamental fretboard techniques.

Guitar Technique for Beginners 1: Hands, fingers and strengthening exercises

Guitar technique finger strengthening exercise
Finger exercises, the ‘right’ ways to grasp a guitar neck, and other basic techniques new players shouldn’t gloss over.

Music Composition for Beginners 3: The “I-IV-V” chord progression

By understanding the patterns behind this common chord progression, you can play them in other keys, or create your very own ones.

Music Composition for Beginners 2: Major, minor and dominant seventh chords

Music composition beginner major minor dominant seventh chords
An introduction to major seventh, minor seventh and dominant chords, and how to deploy them while you play.

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