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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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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?