Guitar Music Theory Articles

How Metallica Creates Unsettling Sounds In Their Clean Arpeggios

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
What Metallica has in common with the X-Files theme? They both use the same kind of chords and arpeggios to get a spooky and mysterious sound. Learn here what those are and how you can use them too!

3 Ways You Can Use Chords In An Open G Tuning To Create Mouthwatering Music On Your Guitar

• Author: @simon
Check out these awesome, lush sounding chords you can create with an open G tuning on your guitar. Open tunings provide all sorts of opportunities for your guitar playing that you just cannot get with standard tuning. Learn how to not only get these great sounding chords but how to create great sounding music with them too.

How To Use Arpeggio Superimposition In Your Guitar Solos

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
In this article I am going to explain to you a super fun technique to add into your next guitar solo. It's called Arpeggio Superimposition. And don't worry, it's not nearly as complicated as it sounds.

Writing Music Without Music Theory - Can You Do It?

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Lots of people who have never taken the time to properly learn theory will try to argue that you don't actually need it to compose music. I know this because I receive these kind of comments on my posts every couple weeks. So I thought we should take some time to break down if there is any merit to this statement.

Can Someone Be Too Old To Learn Music Theory?

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
After you've been playing music for a little while, it's easy to feel like you don't need theory to help you at all. Or that perhaps you are too old to start taking on something new. Is there any truth in this? Or are you only holding yourself back by putting it off?

How to recognize notes of the chords on the guitar

• Author: @pasha-bocharov
How to find out quickly, which notes a chord contains? How this knowledge could help you to make chords sound more interesting? And, after all, why learning this skill is so necessary for a good musician? This column is for those, who are already familiar with the notes, chords, triads and how they are made.

Are These Three False Ideas About Music Theory Keeping You From Learning Guitar?

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Articles saying music theory is difficult and not worth learning are penned every day, but is there really any truth to them? Or are they keeping you from reaching your potential?

Advanced Sounding Guitar Chords That Are Easy To Play

• Author: @simon
Get out of the open chord/bar chord rut many players find themselves in. Learn these advanced sounding, yet easy to play guitar chords that can be used all over the neck of the guitar. These chords can be used in any style and are very useful in both a soloing and rhythm context.

Pedal Points: How A Simple Technique Can Revolutionize Your Guitar Playing

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
When you pick up your guitar, do you find that your fingers instinctively move to the same progressions you've heard over and over? Do you ever wonder how professional musicians always seem to freshen up their sound? If you've found yourself in this place before, then this simple technique might help you out.

Unlocking From The CAGED Guitar Theory Part 3: Dividing Your Fretboard In 5 is Holding You Back

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Do you break your guitar scales into multiple positions on the fretboard? How many? Do you feel that you need to learn more of these, or do you already know too many?
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