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

How to deploy CAGED and our PIRII technique to add variation to the I-IV-V and I-vi chord progressions.
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Learn To Play… Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Under The Bridge Intro

In our latest tuition video from our friends at Your Guitar Academy, Dion delves into the world of John Frusciante, with a lesson on how to play the intro to the 1991 classic, Under The Bridge.
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Music Composition for Beginners 5: Breaking out of CAGED (Part 1)

With our ‘PIRII’ system, you’ll be able to unlock all the basic major and minor chords along the fretboard in a snap.
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Music Composition for Beginners 4: Popular chord progressions

How chords color their progressions, and four iconic examples from pop music.
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Guitar Technique for Beginners 2: Left-hand techniques

Dress up your playing style with hammer-ons, slides, bends and other fundamental fretboard techniques.
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Guitar Technique for Beginners 1: Hands, fingers and strengthening exercises

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 beginner major minor dominant seventh chords

Music Composition for Beginners 2: Major, minor and 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.
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