Thursday, January 17, 2019


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.
Beginner Music Theory Keys

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

An introduction to sharps and flats, keys, and dealing with key changes.
Lessons Theory Introduction to Scales

Music Theory for Beginners 1: Introduction to scales

An introduction to intervals, major and minor scales, and box shapes.
Fretboard patterns and shortcuts

Beginner Music Theory: 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.
How to find notes on fretboard

Beginner Music Theory: Finding your way across the fretboard

Learning how to identify the notes on a guitar is like having a map of a city you’re visiting—you shouldn’t do without one.

Beginner Music Theory: Learn the five essential chord shapes

Once you pick up the shapes of the famous five—C, A, G, E and D—you’ll be able to play almost any chord.

Chord Clinic: Chord Sequences

This month, we look at ways to get creative with just a guitar and chord sequences. Rod Fogg steers the ship of harmony through the dark waters of dissonance.

Chord Clinic: Powerchords – Two note tricks

Remove the third from your chords and you get the appropriately named powerchord, a staple of rock, punk and pop music. Here's how to beef up your playing using only two notes. 

Chord Clinic: Slash Chords – Descending Basslines

Introducing a few new progressions with descending basslines that will bring a Motown feel to your chord sequences.

Chord Clinic Part Four – Root Manoeuvres & Slash Chords

So far, we’ve looked at adding interesting notes to chords – suspended seconds and fourths, sevenths and added ninths. Here, we move on to altering the bass note of a chord to something other than the root.