September 22, 2015
A-String-Based-Guitar-Chords

How to Play A String Based Guitar Chords

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] All of these chords use the notes on the “A” string as their root. For example, if you wanted to play […]
September 22, 2015
E-String-Based-Chords

How to Play E String Based Guitar Chords

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] All of these chords use the notes of the top “E” string as their root. For example, if you wanted to […]
September 22, 2015
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Suspended Chords

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] A suspended (sus) chord is a chord that has no major or minor third. The third is replaced with either a major […]
September 22, 2015
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Open Chords

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”]Here are some chords every guitarist should know. Open Chords are played within the first few frets on the guitar and include […]
September 22, 2015
Diatonic-Chords

Diatonic Chords

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] When we create music using only notes and chords from one scale we call it Diatonic music. Let’s take a look at […]
September 22, 2015
Triads

Triads: A Closer Look

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] Triads are chords made of three notes. There are only four types of triads that appear in western music. The four types of […]
September 22, 2015
Constructing-Chords-From-Scales

Constructing Chords from Scales

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] Triads are chords made of three separate notes. These notes are chosen from the scale of whatever key you’re writing in. Select any […]
September 19, 2015
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Using a Capo

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] The Capo is a popular device used to shorten the strings of a guitar in order to raise their pitch. Using […]
September 19, 2015
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Natural Harmonics

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] Another way to play notes on the guitar is by using natural harmonics. These bell like tones are created by placing […]