Guitar Lessons

Playing Chords "In Key" - Harmonizing the Major Scale

• Author: @peskypolak
This is a lesson about the major scale and what chords are “in key” with the scale. You can use this information to build your own progressions, ensuring each chord harmonizes properly to the key you've chosen. You can also use this knowledge to dissect a tune’s key, taking the song’s chords and working backwards to determine which key you can use to solo/improvise over it.

Simple Progression Examples You Can Use All Day Long

• Author: @michaelsocarras
Lesson for songwriters and players who want to create their own songs.

Mixing The Major & Minor Pentatonic Scales

• Author: @gsinker
This lesson we learn how to mix both the Major & Minor pentatonic scales to get that classic 70'2 - 80's solo style.

Why guitarist struggle with aural skills - Part two

• Author: @janus-buch
A continuation of part one

Unlocking the Diminished Scale

• Author: @pauljones
Learn how the diminished scale is constructed, about its modes, and how and when to use them when improvising on both dominant and diminished chords.

Chord/melody guitar arrangement to the tune Dolphin Dance by Herbie Hancock

• Author: @thomas-berglund
It´s good to learn the chords in context to the melody when one see them from another point of view. To make it work one must change the chord voicings so it fits well to the melody. 

Why guitarists struggle with aural skills - part one

• Author: @janus-buch
An article on some of the reasons why guitarist struggle with aural skills and and exercise to get started on ear training the right way.

Eight ways to play Power Chords that'll blow everyone away

• Author: @maxtpg
I'll show you 8 ways in which you can play power chords to bring more life to your riffs and blow some heads off with such Power! Perfect for rockers.

Your First Chord

• Author: @ivo
Learn to play your first guitar chord. It’s gonna be the easiest of all chords – and yes, it is really simple! It will take you 5 or 10 minutes to learn. You only need to use two fingers for this chord. All beginners start with it: this is probably the most used chord in guitar playing.

How to change Strings, step by step

• Author: @maxtpg
If you haven't changed the strings in your guitar yet, or have not been able to do it before, I'll teach you how to do it. I'll show you how to change strings on my two electrics and electroacoustic guitars.
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