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Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 14: The minor pentatonic scale – Shapes 4 & 5

We round-up our year-long exploration of the basics of blue by finishing off the five basic shapes of the pentatonic scale.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 13: The minor pentatonic scale – Shape 3

Continuing our look at the essential tools for the budding blues guitarist, here we take a deep dive into another shape of the humble minor pentatonic.

Chord Clinic: How to play chords like Eagles

Throughout their long and incredibly successful career, Eagles have shifted a staggering 150 million albums… and you don’t do that without knowing a fair thing about how to write a compelling chord progression.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 12: Combining rhythm with basic licks

The latest part of our essential guide to blues guitars sees us start to put it all together, as we combine rhythm with the basic lead lines we’ve learned so far.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 11: Combining rhythm with basic licks

Our Essential Blues Lessons are heating up! Here, we look at ways to combine what we’ve been learning so far into the basis for our own licks.

How to play chords like Noel Gallagher

Oasis’ Noel Gallagher was a man who knew a thing or two about penning a hit, and the bedrock of it all was his clever approach to chords and songwriting…

How To Play Killers-style chords

The Killers are one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century and guitarist Dave Keuning is a founder member. In this Chord Clinic we take a look at his guitar style and chord choices.

How to play Red Hot Chili Peppers-style chords Part 2

This time around we examine John Frusciante's chord voicings and sequences.

How to play Red Hot Chili Peppers-style chords Part 1

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have had several hot-shot guitar players in their long career, but none has been as influential as John Frusciante. Here, we take a look at his approach to fingerpicked chords.

Chord Clinic: How to play Arctic Monkeys-style chords

We take a look at chord sequences inspired by Alex Turner and Jamie Cook, and find that they tend to be anything but predictable.
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