Tag Archives: Scales
In this lesson, we'll discuss the history of Aeolian mode, it's significance, study the scale pattern most closely associated with Aeolian mode, as well as learn a cool Aeolian chord progression.

SMG Guitar Lesson #17: Aeolian Mode

In this lesson, we’ll discuss the history of Aeolian mode, it’s significance, study the scale pattern most closely associated with Aeolian mode, as well as learn a cool Aeolian chord progression.

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In This Featured Lesson, we cover Ionian mode, the first of the seven modes of a major key. Ionian mode is the name assigned by Heinrich Glarean in 1547 to his new authentic mode on C, which uses the diatonic octave species from C to the C an octave higher, divided at G.

SMG Guitar Lesson #12: Ionian Mode

In This Featured Lesson, we cover Ionian mode, the first of the seven modes of a major key. Ionian mode is the name assigned by Heinrich Glarean in 1547 to his new authentic mode on C, which uses the diatonic octave species from C to the C an octave higher, divided at G.

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SMG Guitar Lesson #7: The Holy Grail of Guitar Mastery!

SMG Guitar Lesson #7: The Holy Grail of Guitar Mastery!

If there is such a thing as a “Holy Grail” of great guitar playing, it lies within mastering the five octave positions and how they correlate with intervals. THE HOLY GRAIL OF GUITAR MASTERY In a previous lesson, I shared with you a kit for making your own musical compass, which is a handy little […]

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In the last lesson, I introduced the note wheel and showed you how it can be used to label all the notes on the guitar. Now I want to show you how something called “intervals” relate to the note wheel to create what I call the “Musical Compass” Intervals are kind of like the inch markers on a ruler. They allow you to measure the distance between notes.

SMG Guitar Lesson #5: The Musical Compass

In the last lesson, I introduced the note wheel and showed you how it can be used to label all the notes on the guitar. Now I want to show you how something called “intervals” relate to the note wheel to create what I call the “Musical Compass” Intervals are kind of like the inch […]

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Today we'll be talking about practicing, what I like to do is practice scales & modes.

I Can’t Believe We’re Talking About (Guitar) Practice!

Today we’ll be talking about practicing, what I like to do is practice scales & modes.

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In Theory

In Theory

Guest Post by Max Pheiffer Utter the words “music theory” in that big “guitar mega-mart” and about half of the people in there will mock you. There is a reason for their verbal beatings: many people ignore this aspect of musicianship. Starting guitar players usually jump head-first into tabs (which, contrary to popular belief, is […]

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