Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tag: Composition

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.

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.

Music Composition for Beginners 4: Popular chord progressions

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

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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