Thursday, November 14, 2019


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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…

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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Learn To Play… Arctic Monkeys’ Do I Wanna Know?

Learn to play the main riff and rhythm guitar parts to Arctic Monkeys' monster 2013 hit, Do I Wanna Know?
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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 10: Left Hand Techniques – String Bending

Master one of the most fundamental aspects of blues guitar in this lesson.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Nine: The Minor Pentatonic Scale – Shape 2

A deep dive into the second shape of the minor pentatonic scale.
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Chord Clinic: Expanding The Sequence

Extending a chord sequence is a great way to come up with new ideas.

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