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Chord Voicings for Guitar

Chord voicings open up a whole new world when it comes to guitar chords. The individual notes of the chord, although played together, play a big role in how chords sound and flow from one to the next in a progression. In this lesson we’ll explore chord voicings on the guitar to understand what they are, how voicings are created, and how they influence a chord progression.

Minor 7th Chords

In this lesson we’re going to take a look at minor 7th chords, including the chord formula, how they’re built and common chord shapes on the fretboard.

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Major 7th Chords

In this lesson we’re going to take a look at major 7th chords, including the chord formula, how they’re built and common chord shapes on the fretboard.

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How to Practice the CAGED System

The CAGED system is invaluable for learning the guitar fretboard. It breaks down the fretboard into memorable shapes and patterns that make it easy to learn. In this lesson we’re going to go through some ways to practice the CAGED system to get these shapes under your fingers and enable you to visualize them across the entire fretboard.

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Guy playing scales on an electric guitar

Learning Guitar Scales: 4 Steps to Effective Practice

Learning scales is quite a task and how you go about practicing guitar scales makes all the difference. No doubt it’s challenging, but learning to play them fluidly up and down the fretboard is so rewarding. While it takes time and effort to achieve, it can be simplified with a four step process that can make your practice much more effective.

5 Scales Beginner Guitar Players Should Know

As a beginner guitar player, or even a relatively seasoned guitar player for that matter, you’re always looking to make the best use of your time. Therefore, it’s important to be efficient with what you’re learning to make sure it has the most value to improving your playing. When it comes to scales, there are five main scales to focus your attention on to get the most bang for your buck.

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Sus4 Triads on Guitar

In a previous lesson we dove into the sus2 triad, which gave us another option when In this lesson, we’re going to wrap up the suspended triads with a look at sus4 triads.

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Sus2 Triads on Guitar

To me, triads are the lifeblood of the guitar. They’re so integral in everything you play, from rhythm to lead. Additionally, they help you map out the fretboard and connect chord tones to larger musical structures such as pentatonic and diatonic scales. In this lesson, we’re going to expand our triad repertoire and dive into sus2 triads.

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Major Blues Scale

While the minor blues scale may be synonymous with the blues scale, the major blues scale has its place in the genre as well. In this lesson we take a look at what makes up the major blues scale and map it to the guitar fretboard.