Tag Archives: Share My Guitar
In my previous posts on Taking Inventory and Cleaning House I spoke about digging through your old gear and also opening those dusty jars filled with your techniques and how taking inventory of what you have could lead to some really cool new discoveries in your sound and over-all playing ability.

Take Inventory and Clean House! part 3

In my previous posts on Taking Inventory and Cleaning House I spoke about digging through your old gear and also opening those dusty jars filled with your techniques and how taking inventory of what you have could lead to some really cool new discoveries in your sound and over-all playing ability.

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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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Knowing what key you are in has it's advantages. If you play lead, you'll be more aware of which scales you can use when improvising. And if you're a songwriter, you'll be better able to arrange and transpose a song to suit your needs. But knowing which key you're in isn't always an easy task...

SMG Guitar Lesson #10: What Key Are You In?

Knowing what key you are in has it’s advantages. If you play lead, you’ll be more aware of which scales you can use when improvising. And if you’re a songwriter, you’ll be better able to arrange and transpose a song to suit your needs. But knowing which key you’re in isn’t always an easy task…

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We're all familiar with the fact that major chords sound happy while minor chords sound darker. In fact, major chords and minor chords are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of types of chords, and they have all their own distinct sound! But what is it that makes them sound the way they do?

SMG Guitar Lesson #9: Why Chords Sound the Way They Do

We’re all familiar with the fact that major chords sound happy while minor chords sound darker. In fact, major chords and minor chords are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of types of chords, and they have all their own distinct sound! But what is it that makes them sound the way […]

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If you've been following my lessons here for the past couple of weeks, you're familiar with the musical compass and that it can be used to figure out the notes in any major scale, as well as other useful stuff. I've even provided you with a kit to make one at home. So be sure and do this if you haven't already!

SMG Guitar Lesson #8: How to Harmonize a Scale

If you’ve been following my lessons here for the past couple of weeks, you’re familiar with the musical compass and that it can be used to figure out the notes in any major scale, as well as other useful stuff. I’ve even provided you with a kit to make one at home. So be sure […]

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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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