Composition

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.

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.

Chord Clinic: How to play David Bowie-style chords Part 2

Following on from Part One of our look at some classic Bowie chord sequences, we add strange intros and adapt some piano parts for guitar.

How to play Johnny Marr-style chords Part 2

Following on from part one of our Johnny Marr chord sequence workout, we take a look at the arpeggios that form such an essential part of his guitar style.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 3: Chord Extensions

In the third part of his essential guide to the blues, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge gets a shuffle…

Chord Clinic: How to play Queen-style chords Part 1

For a rock band, Queen came out with some outlandish chord sequences – but they were often played on piano. Let’s see if we can adapt them for the guitar…

Chord Clinic: Play like Joni Mitchell in open D Part 2

Joni Mitchell often uses conventional altered tunings, such as the open D tuning in Part One, but she’s also developed some which are uniquely her own. Digital tuners at the ready…

Chord Clinic: Play like Joni Mitchell in open D Part 1

Joni Mitchell pioneered altered tunings in folk, rock and jazz, using open D extensively in her early career.

Chord Clinic: Expanding The Sequence

Extending a chord sequence is a great way to come up with new ideas.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 1: 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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