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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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Reverend Guitars and SMG are giving away this Limited Edition Rick Vito Signature Series Guitar. ENTER NOW!

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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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Let's face it, when we look at our tone we dig deep into things like: the specific model of guitar, type of wood, the pickups, wiring, tone pots, patch cables, effects, amps, speakers, strings, bridge and on and on in constant analysis with the hopes of achieving that ever precious perfect tone!

SMG Review: Tone Manual – Discovering Your Ultimate Electric Guitar Sound!

Let’s face it, when we look at our tone we dig deep into things like: the specific model of guitar, type of wood, the pickups, wiring, tone pots, patch cables, effects, amps, speakers, strings, bridge and on and on in constant analysis with the hopes of achieving that ever precious perfect tone!

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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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