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Posted January 18, 2019

Essential Pentatonic Scale Guitar Lesson

The pentatonic scale is one of the most popular guitar scales due to its simplicity and versatility. It’s called the pentatonic scale because there are only five notes in the scale, as opposed to the usual 7 notes in most others. “Penta” means five and “tonic” means notes. Read on to find out why this scale is so popular! 

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Posted November 16, 2018

Mastering Bm Chords with Songs

When first learning how to play guitar, it’s important to apply what you learned to actual music, or songs. Guitartricks has a huge song library you can browse, all featuring varied chord progressions, barre chords, and more. In this article, let’s focus on a couple of songs that feature the Bm chord. 

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Posted September 24, 2017

Practical Applications of Music Theory

Aural skills are a crucial part of any musician's skill set.  Aural means related to to sense of hearing or the anatomy and physiology of the ear.  So, aural training is sometimes called ear training, an important foundation when learning music theory.  Aural skills training is the process by which musicians identify and mentally organize the sounds that happen in music.

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Posted April 26, 2017

Chord Melody Style

Chord melody style is a way of playing a song as a completely self-contained solo arrangement.  It's essentially a classical guitar approach.

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