Monday, February 18, 2019

Beginner

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…
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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.
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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.
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.
Acoustic guitar strumming

Music Composition for Beginners 4: Popular chord progressions

How chords color their progressions, and four iconic examples from pop music.
Ibanez JEM

Guitar Technique for Beginners 2: Left-hand techniques

Dress up your playing style with hammer-ons, slides, bends and other fundamental fretboard techniques.
Guitar technique finger strengthening exercise

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.
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