Understanding the relationship between guitar notes, intervals, scales and chords Guitar theory on scales, chords and the smaller elements of music, intervals and notes

One thing that used to confuse me when I started learning guitar was the relationship between the notes on the neck. Looking at guitar notes on the fretboard, they seemed like a bunch of notes thrown there together with no relationship with each other. I used to think, that good guitar players could pick notes […]

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Power Chord Guitar Riffs More Interesting Power Chords on Guitar May Get Boring After A While. This Will Show You How To Spice Them Up

Have you just started writing your first power chord guitar riffs? Power chords are cool aren’t they? And they seem to fit in everywhere. Well, there’s a reason for that, something I explain detail in this lesson on power chord theory. The short answer to why power chords fit in easily more than major and […]

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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 […]

How to play jazz guitar for beginners

One of the first things every aspiring jazz guitarist quickly realizes is that jazz is hard. Really hard. And once they realize what they’ve gotten themselves into they inevitably start looking for ‘​The Secret’. That one scale, arpeggio or II-V-I that will make them a seasoned jazz man or jazz girl overnight. Well, I’m afraid […]

How to Use Palm Muting to Write Great Electric Guitar Riffs Palm muting technique is an option you can't do without if you're writing riffs

If string bending and vibrato are the techniques the lead guitar player can’t get enough of, palm muting technique is the one rhythm guitar players cannot do without. For good reason. As we’ll explore below, palm muting technique gives a different sound to the same note/chord you’re strumming, thus it gives you an infinite amount […]

How to Use Guitar Scale Sequences to Create Licks and Riffs Using guitar scale sequences creatively, can turn a boring exercise into real music

If you are learning scales on guitar, you have probably encountered guitar scale sequence exercises like this: Or this:   These exercise are just two examples of guitar scale sequences you may use on the A minor pentatonic scale. The purpose behind these exercises is that the scale gets ingrained in your head, that you […]