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Guitar - Exercises & Warm-ups

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Major 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…]

Practice Exercises for Playing Guitar in Position

One of the giveaways of beginning players is that they can play only down the neck, in open position, and that they play only single-string melodies. As you improve your skills at playing guitar in position [more…]

Guitar Practice Exercise for Playing Barre Chords Based on E Major

When playing a barre chord based on E, you'll use your barre finger as a sort of movable nut or capo and your remaining fingers as playing certain open-position chord forms directly above it. This position [more…]

Chord Warm-up Exercises for Guitar

Chords are a big part of guitar playing, but the motion involved is somewhat different from playing single notes. If you’re going to practice chords, it makes sense to warm up with chord-based exercises [more…]

Single-Note Guitar Warm-up Exercises

The point of a warm-up is to get your hands and fingers moving on the guitar from a cold start. Physically, you’re simply stretching the muscles (or muscle-tendon units) and enabling blood to flow more [more…]

Practice Exercise for Playing the Major Scale Pattern #2 on Guitar

You can play a lot of guitar music by simply 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 scale [more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Guitar Neck Diagrams for Major and Minor Scales

When practicing guitar, use these miniature neck diagrams to remind yourself exactly where to position your left-hand fingers. The headings include the scale formulas; use them to help you understand the [more…]

Playing Notes on Your Guitar's Neck

Use this 12-fret neck diagram when practicing guitar to show you the notes in letter names for all the frets on all six guitar strings up to and including the 12th fret. It can help you move any scale, [more…]

Guitar Exercise For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you’re practicing guitar, use these diagrams to show the finger positions to play major and minor scales, as well as the notes on the neck of your guitar. The latter will help you change starting [more…]

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