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.

Music Composition for Beginners 1: Minor, major and power chords (Part 2)

The formulas behind major and minor chords, and how to use CAGED to play them.

Music Composition for Beginners 1: Major, minor and power chords (Part 1)

An introduction to chord formulas and how to form power chords, major chords, and minor chords.

Music Theory for Beginners 2: Sharps, flats and key changes

Beginner Music Theory Keys
An introduction to sharps and flats, keys, and dealing with key changes.

Music Theory for Beginners 1: Introduction to scales

Lessons Theory Introduction to Scales
An introduction to intervals, major and minor scales, and box shapes.

Beginner Music Theory: Fretboard patterns and shortcuts

Fretboard patterns and shortcuts
Once you understand how patterns on the fretboard work, you can use them as shortcuts to find other notes and new ways to play your favorite riffs.