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Lead-Ins and Chord Progressions

Lead-Ins and Chord Progressions

Andy | September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Through the years of giving lessons, I realized students who were developing an accompaniment style really wanted to emulate a piano. When you’re strumming along on the same chord for a number of measures, there isn’t much ‘motion’, like the way piano parts are written. However, you don’t want to totally re-harmonize a song – it […]

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Harmonising the Major Scale

Harmonising the Major Scale

Andy | August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first step to harmonising the major scale is understanding the fundamentals of chords and keys. Every key contains a series of chords, one for each individual note of the scale. For this lesson, we shall use the key of G major to understand which chords and why. What Notes Make Up the G Major Scale? Firstly, we […]

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3 Ideas for Playing Remarkable Guitar Solos

3 Ideas for Playing Remarkable Guitar Solos

Andy | July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I’m playing on other people’s records I’m often asked to come up with an interesting guitar solo, but the person asking doesn’t always know what they actually want. You have to ask and get some reference points. It might be ‘Derek Bailey meets East Bay Ray’ or ‘Bob Mould playing through a broken television’ […]

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The A6 Chord

The A6 Chord

Andy | June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The A6 Chord Right then……we don’t usually dive into too much theory, but we should explain what a 6th chord is, why it is called a 6th and as usual, provide some example songs that use these chords. Much the same as usual then, but with a tad more theory. If this is what you […]

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Pentatonic Substitution

Pentatonic Substitution

Andy | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The minor pentatonic scale is probably the most well known scale to modern guitar players, it’s simple shape is easy to remember and comfortable to navigate across the guitar. For that reason, it is incredibly useful, especially during improvisation. However, we only really scrape the surface on the usefulness of this scale, and this article […]

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