Triads are easy 3-note guitar chords that are useful in both rhythm and lead playing. This article explores how to play them and what the best practices are when using them.
An explanation of the chords that belong in each key.
There is one guitar rhythm pattern that is is synonymous with blues and rock & roll from the 50's through the 70's. It is still used to this day by many retro type acts.
Hendrix popularized the two-note chord hammer on and pull off rhythm fills in songs such as Little Wing and Castles Made of Sand.
Premise: Fame for skills is after the fact, in other words after they were famous, fans raved about the talents of many great artists but the only way they got popular was because of their hit songs. Rock guitar is dying because there are no new Clapton's and Hendrix's out there writing hit songs.
Learning blues guitar involves very few simple elements to create a classic blues sound and this article will put the aspiring blues guitarist on the right path.
An in-depth look of how the notes are laid out on the guitar neck.
An instructional overview on many of the nust-know strumming rhythm patterns for electric and acoustic guitar.
This article covers the basics of learning power chords, one the most used chord in the history of rock music.
There seems to be a lot of mystery and confusion surrounding the much lauded "CAGED" bar chord (barre chord anyone?) system on the guitar. There's nothing to it as you will see.
The problem with traditional piano education is that it doesn't teach you how to play in a band. This simplified approach will get you playing chords right away.
One of the most effective way to learn scales and solo on the guitar is to learn the scale on one string. This article discusses some of the techniques that lend themselves to single string soloing.
One of the most recognizable cool blues rhythm riffage sounds are the alternating minor triads superimposed over a dominant 7th chord.. This article demonstrates how to use these must know patterns.
The minor pentatonic scale on the guitar, and particularily the E minor pentatonic scale is a blues and rock guitar staple. There have been so many guitar driven songs in this key that one could easily make a case for E being the starting place to learn about blues and rock soloing.
This is the absolute bottom line of how to start playing guitar. The information given here is in small chunks, easy to digest and will give the student a solid foundation to begin the journey guitar mastery.
Modern Dance Music Composer Mark Fitchett discusses his work with The Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (RKDC)
How to approach learning beginning jazz guitar
Basic Easy Access jazz chords for guitar that support 9ths, 11th and 13ths.
Although aimed at guitarists, all musicians should learn how to solo or improvise using a single note. Otherwise why go on?
Comparison of French and Italian Opera in the Baroque Period
How chromatic notes work in improvisation
All about intervals on fretted instruments guitar ukulele mandolin banjo
The intervallic formulas for some very useful scales jazz rock blues composition and improvisation
A simplified explanation of how the modes in music work and some practical applications.
An overview of concepts applied to improvisation and composition. This article gives someone a better idea of some of the elments involved in learning how to approach this.
This article will show you the best method ever of how to efficiently learn and memorize the notes on a guitar neck in the shortest amount of time.
A summary of the integral elements used in creating bass lines.
Mark Fitchett discussing from his perspective how to survive playing guitar and the pro and cons of university education for guitar.