Tag Archives: Guitar
In this video, we'll discuss the underlying structure and philosophy of the blues, as well as cover a great exercise for helping you navigate the fret board.

SMG Guitar Tips: Blues Philosophy and Basics!

In this video, we’ll discuss the underlying structure and philosophy of the blues, as well as cover a great exercise for helping you navigate the fret board.

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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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The Mixolydian mode that we know today is very different than that of the Greeks. Modern day Mixolydian mode didn't begin to take shape until around the middle ages through various translations, mistranslations, and alterations at the dawn of Gregorian chant.

SMG Guitar Lesson #16: Mixolydian Mode

The Mixolydian mode that we know today is very different than that of the Greeks. Modern day Mixolydian mode didn’t begin to take shape until around the middle ages through various translations, mistranslations, and alterations at the dawn of Gregorian chant.

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The fourth mode of the major key is the Lydian mode, and is named after the ancient lydians who were at their height of power around 600 B.C. The Lydians were the first people to use gold and silver coins as a form of currency, so it's no wonder that this mode sounds so rich and exotic.

SMG Guitar Lesson #15: Lydian Mode

The fourth mode of the major key is the Lydian mode, and is named after the ancient lydians who were at their height of power around 600 B.C. The Lydians were the first people to use gold and silver coins as a form of currency, so it’s no wonder that this mode sounds so rich […]

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The Phrygian scale  is named after the ancient Kingdom of Phrygia in what is now part of modern day Turkey. Phrygian mode tends to sound somewhat exotic due to it’s unique scale structure. Let’s say we’re in the key of G Major, which contains the notes G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#....

SMG Guitar Lesson #14: Phrygian Mode

The Phrygian scale is named after the ancient Kingdom of Phrygia in what is now part of modern day Turkey. Phrygian mode tends to sound somewhat exotic due to it’s unique scale structure. Let’s say we’re in the key of G Major, which contains the notes G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#….

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