If you want to grow as a musician and be a better improviser, you have to train your ears. There's no shortcut. That's why I designed this lesson especially for guitarists.
Music theory tips follow
Are you talented enough to learn how to play the guitar? How do you know that all this practice and hard work will actually help you to improve? Do you fear that there is a limit to your growth as a musician?.
Articles saying music theory is difficult and not worth learning are penned every day, but is there really any truth to them? Or are they keeping you from reaching your potential?
How to Build Chords (Triads) in a Key.
Learning music theory can be overwhelming, here are five tips that will help you in the process!
Here are 5 reasons why I think you should study music theory.
This lesson sets up a practice schedule for learning fundamentals of guitar playing and theory so that you can greatly improve your ability to improvise over tunes. The lesson does not focus on scales in the aspect of improvisation.
If you're a guitarist who wants to become more known, you'll have to market yourself. That said, it's not always easy to know where to start with marketing, especially as there are so many options available to you.
What is the best - tabs or music notation?
Many are unaware of the huge simplification that a mastery of intervals offers, not to mention they are critical to controlling the emotional content of music. Here we start looking at these benefits. They can cut your learning time to at least 1/12th compared to using pitch names or tab.
Modulation within music is a powerful tool that can take the listener from one place to another. In this article, we are going to cover the three most common types of modulation and how you can use them within your songwriting.
Many beginners have trouble playing and understanding barre chords. Read this article for a detailed explanation of exactly what barre chords are, and a look at some of the common difficulties people have when first learning them.
OK, this one's going to be controversial. People are going to be disturbed. And some are even going to get upset. Why? Because today, I'm going to kill a sacred cow: Guitar Exercises. Should you do them? When? And how?
This is a follow up to my article, 'To Practice Or Not To Practice'. In it I hope to share some more recent thoughts on practising which can be of benefit to anyone who is willing to search deep within themselves for the answers.
The guitar was not designed to make learning the notes of music easy. Despite the difficulties, it is important that you learn to recognize where the notes are on your guitar in order to grow both as a guitarist and as a musician. Here are 7 reasons why you should know the notes on your fretboard.
Here are some of the major roadblocks that can delay or completely stop your understanding of music theory, together with some suggestion on how to get rid of them.
An exploration into Music Theory from a "different point of view." Focusing on alternate views on how Music Theory affects a musician and their composition choices.
Music Theory can be a divisive topic for some guitar players. But in this article, I'll explore how applying music theory can successfully improve upon you initial ideas and enhance your creativity.
In this article, I will attempt to summarize a crisis in popular music at this time: the lack of advancement in harmony utilized within the music of every single current major genre.
How I write snare music. It can also fit with other instruments I suppose.
An improvement to the picking hand support has been made.