How to use Guitar Chord Progressions to Write Songs

In the article How to find inspiration to write a song anytime you want I have shown you how reaching out to your own emotions is the only source of inspiration you will need every time you want to express yourself in a song. In this lesson, we’ll get into the nuts and bolts of […]

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 […]

How To Compose Your First Planned Guitar Solo

There are different ways you can go about composing a guitar solo. What I’ll show you in this lesson is just one simple method you can use to compose your first planned guitar solo. What do I mean by planning? Starting to improvise on guitar is not hard. If you don’t have a clue how […]

Guitar riff generator

How to Become a Guitar Riff Generator

There are mainly two reasons why I was never interested in computerized guitar riff generators when I had made it a goal to learn riffs and write them myself. I found it hard to believe that a computer can ever come up with riffs like Crazy Train, Whole Lotta Love or Hell’s Bells. There are […]