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Practice Exercise for Playing Major Scale Pattern #3 on Guitar

You can play a lot of music on guitar simply by memorizing five major scale patterns, and the best way to memorize anything is to practice. The following practice exercises will help you to learn major [more…]

Practice Exercise for Playing Major Scale Pattern #4 on Guitar

You can play a lot of music on guitar simply by memorizing five major scale patterns and the best way to memorize anything is to practice. The following practice exercises will help you to learn major [more…]

Practice Exercise for Playing Major Scale Pattern #5 on Guitar

You can play a lot of music on guitar simply by memorizing five major scale patterns, and the best way to memorize anything is to practice. The following guitar practice exercises will help you learn major [more…]

Understanding the Different Kinds of Electric Guitar Effects

Top guitarists understand how to make their tone come alive by adding effects. It’s the reason why a professional guitarist's tone can sound different from an amateur's, even when they are playing the [more…]

Tips for Playing Guitar Barre Chords

Having difficulty at first in creating a barre F is normal (discouraging maybe, but normal). Learning how to fix common guitar barre chord problems can help you nail this vexing chord before you decide [more…]

How Guitar String Bends Are Notated

More than any other type of guitar articulation, the string bend is what makes your guitar talk (or sing or cry), giving the instrument almost voice-like expressive capabilities. Bending is nothing more [more…]

How to Fix Common Electric Guitar Problems

An electric guitar can last many lifetimes; however, they have a variety of electrical parts and connections that, over time, can wear out. When that happens, you need to know how to fix or replace those [more…]

Major Arpeggio Pattern #1 for Guitar

An arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Playing major arpeggios on guitar prepares you for music with major chords [more…]

Major Arpeggio Pattern #2 for Guitar

An arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Playing major arpeggios on guitar prepares you for music with major chords [more…]

Major Arpeggio Pattern #3 for Guitar

An arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Playing major arpeggios on guitar prepares you for music with major chords [more…]

Major Arpeggio Patterns #4 and #5 for Guitar

An arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Playing major arpeggios on guitar prepares you for music with major chords [more…]

Minor Arpeggio Pattern #1 for Guitar

A guitar arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Minor arpeggios can be applied to music in minor keys and in major [more…]

Minor Arpeggio Pattern #2 for Guitar

A guitar arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Minor arpeggios can be applied to music in minor keys and in major [more…]

Minor Arpeggio Pattern #3 for Guitar

An arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Minor arpeggios can be applied to guitar music in minor keys and in major [more…]

Minor Arpeggio Patterns #4 and #5 for Guitar

A guitar arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Minor arpeggios can be applied to music in minor keys and in major [more…]

Dominant Seventh Arpeggio Patterns #1 and #2 for Guitar

A guitar arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Seventh chords sound richer and more complex than basic major and [more…]

Dominant Seventh Arpeggio Patterns #3, #4, and #5 for Guitar

An arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. Seventh chords and arpeggios sound richer and more complex than basic major and minor chords, and they’re prevalent [more…]

Minor Seventh Arpeggio Patterns #1 and #2 for Guitar

A guitar arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Seventh chords sound richer and more complex than basic major and [more…]

Major Seventh Arpeggio Patterns #1 and #2 for Guitar

A guitar arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Seventh chords sound richer and more complex than basic major and [more…]

Adding Effects to Your Electric Guitar Sound

How many times have you heard a professional guitarist’s tone and thought, Why can’t my playing sound like that? One reason that top guitarists are able to make their guitars come alive is by adding effects [more…]

Minor Seventh Arpeggio Patterns #3, #4, and #5 for Guitar

A guitar arpeggio is a chord whose notes are played one at a time instead of simultaneously. It’s sort of the exploded view of a chord. Seventh chords sound richer and more complex than basic major and [more…]

How to Play A-based Seventh Barre Chords on the Guitar

You won’t encounter any weird hand contortions or new techniques when learning to play the A-based 7th barre chord forms on the guitar. Playing the A-based major barre chord on the guitar is quite awkward [more…]

Classical Guitar Notes

This diagram illustrates the guitar’s entire range of notes, including sharps and flats, on the treble clef, using ledger lines below and above the staff. Each of the six string’s 12 frets is shown allowing [more…]

The Circle of 5ths in Classical Guitar

The circle of 5ths (an interval encompassing five notes) is a helpful tool in classical guitar for viewing the 12 major and minor keys by the order of sharps and flats in their key signatures. The key [more…]

Playing Classical Guitar in Free Stroke versus Rest Stroke

How do you know when to use the free stroke or the rest stroke when playing classical guitar? This table notes when you should choose to use the free stroke and when your better option is the rest stroke [more…]

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