Ten Songs You Should Play On Your Guitar

We all play guitar to create music. This can be done either through our own original compositions or playing someone else’s songs. If you haven’t been playing for at least two years, it’s important right now to learn your craft through playing other people’s songs. Now there are millions of songs out there already to […]

Minor Pentatonic Scale

How to use the minor pentatonic scale on guitar

The minor pentatonic scale is a big favorite among Rock and Blues guitar players. The reasons for this are rooted in the theory behind the minor pentatonic but in a nutshell, the minor pentatonic scale: Sounds great Is easy to use In fact, though guitar players at all levels use this scale, it is a […]

How does playing an instrument keep your mind sharp?

Needless to say, for different people playing a musical instrument means different things. To some people, it’s simply for fun; to some others, it’s an obligation and a must do – probably because they have made music their career choice; and to some others, it’s for self-gratification (they just want to play). Interestingly, it’s quite […]

The elements of music for songwriting

The elements of music for songwriting

How to apply the basic components of music to writing songs Musicologists have argued for ages as to how many elements of music there are. Some claim there are 5 main elements of music, some 7, some 10, others even more. This debate isn’t really useful for us songwriters and most of the time it […]

guitar strumming patterns and the basics of rhythm

Guitar Strumming Patterns and the Basics of Rhythm

Understand the basic rhythmic components of music and figure out guitar strumming patterns on your own. In this lesson, rather than give you a few common guitar strumming patterns to play, of which you can find many on the Internet, I’ll be showing you the basic rhythmic components of a strumming pattern, so that apart […]