I belong to a couple of musicians’ groups on Facebook. If I had to divulge a dirty little secret, it’s the only thing that keeps me going to Facebook. I really enjoy the sense of camaraderie and helping each other along the path to musical success – however you define that. Anyway, back to the […]
For the last two weeks I had the exact same to-do list up. In those two weeks, I did exactly NOTHING on that list. Why? Well because there was just a lot on that list. Sure I did things. I rehearsed for the upcoming recording sessions. I lined up parts of my upcoming crowdfunding campaign. […]
Wow! I looked at my blog last night and realized that I hadn’t published anything in 6 weeks. Where did the time go? Of course I know the answer to that question. And the answer is “it disappeared.” Or something like that. With all of the work I’ve been doing on the upcoming EP, a […]
Thank you all so much for continuing on this journey with me! There are interesting things afoot, as always. In preparation for those things, you may have noticed that some things have changed. But first – you can download the jam tracks for Diminishing Returns right HERE Have some fun experimenting with the Diminished scale. […]
This is the last in a series answering some questions. I was asked why someone was having issues grabbing a C chord and making it sound clean.
There is more to hearing chords than just being able to pick out the notes. Ideally, you’ll want to be able to create your own chord progressions. A chord progression is more than just stringing a few chords together. There is a lot of rhythm involved. And that rhythm is created with your strumming. Being […]
Now that we have gotten most of the notes in the first position (which is the open position or the area of the guitar that uses open strings) we are going to learn a C major scale. This is what a C major scale looks like: C Octave and Box Start at the lowest note, […]
The new chord we are learning this week will be an E major chord. Looks like this: E And now we are going to mix it up a little and add the rest of our chords in. Adding the E Play in the Key of YOU!
We have worked with down strumming and up strumming. Now we are going to mix them up we are going to go down up, down up, down up – just like we do with notes. Go back over your chord exercises and start off with quarter notes. Play in the Key of YOU!
We are on string number 5. The open string produces an A, the second fret produces a B and the third fret gives us a C. A B C Notice that these three are below the staff so make sure that you spend a lot of time and really get to know these notes well. […]