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Minor chords are a common type of chord in three part harmony consisting of a root, a minor 3rd, and 5th interval. Minor chords are popular for their distinctively moody, melancholic, and somewhat darker sound.

SMG Guitar Lesson #32: Minor Chord Inversions

Minor chords are a common type of chord in three part harmony consisting of a root, a minor 3rd, and 5th interval. Minor chords are popular for their distinctively moody, melancholic, and somewhat darker sound.

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Test your ability by seeing if you can take the riff from 'Wild Thing' (which is pretty much the same as "Louie Louie) and invert it up the fret board!

SMG Guitar Lesson #31: Major Chord Inversions

Test your ability by seeing if you can take the riff from ‘Wild Thing’ (which is pretty much the same as “Louie Louie) and invert it up the fret board!

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Power chords became an integral part of popular music in the 1950′s and 60′s with artists such as Howlin’ Wolf, Link Wray, and The Kinks...

SMG Guitar Lesson #30: How To Invert Power Chords!

Power chords became an integral part of popular music in the 1950′s and 60′s with artists such as Howlin’ Wolf, Link Wray, and The Kinks…

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In the next series of lessons, we're going to cover the basics of chord inversions; multiple ways to play a given chord using alternate voicing.

SMG Guitar Lesson #29: Understanding Chord Inversions

In the next series of lessons, we’re going to cover the basics of chord inversions; multiple ways to play a given chord using alternate voicing.

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Since I was a teenager, long before I'd seen footage of Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen doing it, and a few years before YouTube came about, I'd dreamed of performing my compositions on electric guitar with an orchestra.

SMG Experience: Classical Rocks with Robert Johnston

Since I was a teenager, long before I’d seen footage of Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen doing it, and a few years before YouTube came about, I’d dreamed of performing my compositions on electric guitar with an orchestra.

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As with all scale patterns, it's important to learn it in a way that is musical, so that you'll have some ideas to branch off from while improvising. Here's an easy beginner exercise using only the notes in this scale pattern.

SMG Guitar Lesson #28: Blues Scale in 5th Octave Position

As with all scale patterns, it’s important to learn it in a way that is musical, so that you’ll have some ideas to branch off from while improvising. Here’s an easy beginner exercise using only the notes in this scale pattern.

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