Tag: Guitar Chords

Guitar Chord Values

Guitar Chord Values

Andy | January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we first begin learning guitar, we usually start by learning the basic major and minor chords – made up of root, third (or flat third) and fifth degrees – and these form the basis of our chord vocabulary as we progress. I remember when one of my friends first showed me how to play […]

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Guitar Chord of the Month: E7#9

Guitar Chord of the Month: E7#9

Andy | December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

I can’t believe we are already 4 issues to the good, and, therefore, by definition, discussing our 4th chord of the month. It was only a matter of time before we added the “Jimi” chord, E7#9 into the mix. Before we go on to look at why this is commonly a Hendrix specialty, let’s look […]

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Dominant Chord Tricks

Dominant Chord Tricks

Andy | December 3, 2013 | 5 Comments

Dominant Chord Tricks: How to Make Chords Interesting. A chord symbol is the starting point, not the final destination for your rhythm playing. A few tricks can make your performance much more fun and interesting.!   Let’s focus on dominant chords. They’re frequently found in blues, jazz and funk pieces. They are usually presented with […]

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Mastering the F Chord

Mastering the F Chord

Andy | September 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Dreaded F Chord! One of the most common stumbling blocks I see beginner guitarists struggle with is the F chord. This is because it is usually the first time they have encountered the challenging technique of playing several strings with one finger (a ‘barre’). I remember being stuck on the F chord for some […]

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Guitar Tricks & Funky Grooves

Guitar Tricks & Funky Grooves

Andy | August 5, 2013 | 4 Comments

Chord Tricks & Funky Grooves: How to make chords interesting! There are a variety of tricks we can use to make even the most basic chords interesting; Sometimes, one chord can last for several bars and it needs to be kept alive. In a funky groove there may be only one chord for the duration of […]

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Chord Of The Month: D9

Chord Of The Month: D9

Andy | May 14, 2013

It’s strage isn’t it? A few days ago we were thinking what weird, perhaps complex, unusual chord should feature for this month. Should it have a long name? Should you have to use 4 fingers and a thumb to be able play it? Could we find one that had featured in some far out wacky […]

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