Sunday, August 25, 2019

Beginner

Robert Johnson Crossroads Highway 61 blues guitar

Music Theory for Beginners 4: Introduction to blues scales

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.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Two: The Shuffle

In the second part of our exclusive new tuition series, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge adds some rhythm to the 12-bar blues format that we learned last time…
pentatonic scale guitar solo

Music Theory for Beginners 3: Introduction to pentatonic scales

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

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part One: The 12-Bar Blues

In this first lesson in our exclusive new tuition series, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge explains the classic 12-bar blues and shows you how you can take three chords and get your blues playing kick started…
Flea Red Hot Chili Peppers

Learn To Play… Under The Bridge Verse

Learn to play the verse section of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Under The Bridge in our second John Frusciante-based tutorial.
CAGED system guitar chords

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.
Bridge

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.
CAGED guitar

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.
Essential Blues Pt. 6: Combining Basic Rhythm and Lead

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Six: Combining Basic Rhythm and Lead

In Lesson Five we discussed the Minor Pentatonic Scale in it’s first shape. This scale will be used to start forming our lead guitar lines.
Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 5: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Five: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Now that you’ve got your 12 bar rhythms nailed and you’ve started to learn about turnarounds, the next step is to start to integrate the idea of some lead guitar into what we do.
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