Note Names on the 5th and 6th Strings
This tutorial introduces notes on the 5th and 6th strings with a simple melody to practice what you learn.
Note Names on the 1st and 2nd Strings
This tutorial introduces notes on the 1st and 2nd string with a simple melody to practice what you learn.
Note Names on the 3rd and 4th Strings
This tutorial introduces notes on the 3rd and 4th strings with a simple melody to practice what you learn.
Scales And Chords Relationships
This tutorial explains how scales and chords are related to each other. You will also learn musical examples that show how to combine scales and chords.
Harmony Guitar Series 1 Part 1
This tutorial series is about creating and playing two part harmony guitar lines in rock style music. This is often one guitar part playing a melody, lead or solo part that is...
Playing Songs in the Key of E
The key of E is the last key we will explore in this section. Once again, we'll determine the major and the minor chords, talk about chord-change strategies, and learn a new song...
Playing Songs in the Key of A
The key of A shows up quite commonly in contemporary music, and is a good one to have under your belt. We'll determine the major and the minor chords, talk about chord-change...
Playing Songs in the Key of D
The key of D is another very common key in popular music. Some of the minor chords aren't quite as friendly as in the previous keys we have studied, but don't worry - where there...
Playing Songs in the Key of C
A very common key, you'll find there are millions of songs in the key of C. In this set of lessons, We'll determine the major and the minor chords, talk about chord-change...
Playing Songs in the Key of G
With millions of songs in the key of G, you'll get a ton of mileage out of mastering this key. We'll determine the major and the minor chords, talk about chord-change strategies,...
Understanding the Building Blocks
In this first tutorial in chapter 3, Anders Mouridsen will teach the building blocks of rock harmony. He'll introduce the subject and set a tone for the lessons, then teach the...
Chords That Accompany the Notes in C Major
Whether you want to try your hand at song writing or just want to jam; it's a good idea to understand the relationship between the notes in a scale and the chords that accompany...
How To Read Tablature
How to Read Guitar Tab
How Notes Are Named (Introducing A-G Terminology)
Natural and Accidental Notes
Learning to Read Music: A Quick Reference
This single lesson tutorial provides a simple reference for reading music notation. This chart shows you rhythm symbols, the time duration, and how to count them.
The Secret Power of I, IV, V (and beyond!)
Why can some people just pick up the guitar, and play a song they've never played before in their lives, seemingly by magic? Turns out the 'magic' starts with a very simple...
Triads, Inversions, Arpeggios, and Extensions
In this tutorial, I'm going to introduce you to the world of triads, inversions, arpeggios, and chord extensions. We'll take a very thorough, step-by-step approach working with...
Introduction to Improvisation For Beginners
This tutorial introduces the concepts needed for the beginner to understand and learn how to improvise a single note melody, lead or solo over a major key chord progression. The...
Circle Of Fifths: An Introduction
By the end of this tutorial you should be able to understand the basic idea of the Circle of Fifths and how it is used in actual music.
Practice What You Preach
In these lessons you'll be putting all of our new chords into real time examples. It's time to put these chords into action and find out why country guitar sounds great when using...
Country Style Music Theory
Functional Harmony and the Nashville Number System are the foundations to country songwriting, session work and gigging. Here is a brief look at both.
12 Bar Blues Form
The First Law of the Blues is the 12 Bar Blues Form. By the end of this tutorial you should understand what the 12 Bar Blues Form is and be able to play a simple example of this...
Trick of the Week - September 7, 1998
This is a country style trick based on the extended version of the major pentatonic scale. The major pentatonic generally sounds more "light" or "country" than the minor...
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