Friday, August 23, 2019

Tag: Composition

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 Two)

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 Two)

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 Three: 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 One)

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 Two)

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 One)

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 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…

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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