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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wouldn't it be great if you could use the same chords you already know to get fresh new sounds? Taking familiar chords that use open strings and moving them around on the guitar neck creates great sounding new chords. And the best part is you don't need to learn a new chord shape!Download a .pdf here: http://www.learnandmaster.com/email/Creating_New_Sounds.pdfVie [...]

March Video Tip: Creative New Sounds from Familiar Chords

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Don't just learn one new chord! Learn how to manipulate one chord shape to create chords all over the neck. Plus, find some great rock rhythm chord patterns along the way!  

February Video Tip: Chord Shape Magic: The CAGED System

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tone.  It’s the guitar player’s holy grail.  Those who have it are instantly recognizable.  Have you ever listened to a player and say “Man, he sounds so great.  How does he get that tone?”It doesn’t matter whetheryou play acoustic or electric, the sound of a great guitar can turn a few simple notes from blah to amazing. So, getting the best tone from your instru [...]

Achieving Great Tone

Saturday, February 26, 2011

If you are unfamiliar with guitar tablature (most of the time called "TAB"), let's set you straight before moving into the main discussion.TAB is a way to notate musical notes and chords that is specific to guitar.  (There have been tablature schemes invented for other fretted instruments too, but you'll have to find another article for lute TAB.)  Just know that [...]

Guitar Tab vs. Standard Notation

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Music and Math are attached at the hip it seems. Pitch frequencies are certainly expressed in the purest of math terms. And the shorthand system for pitches and their relationships is also expressed by the very simple math of what we call "intervals".There is an entire system called the "Nashville Numbers" that assign the numbers 1 thru 7 to the notes of a major [...]

Thinking in Intervals vs Thinking in Notes

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