Man playing triads on the guitar

Triad Chord Scales

In this lesson we’re going to learn about triad chord scales. While it’s a pretty basic concept, it’s really useful for applying triads to the fretboard in a way that also provides some musical benefit.

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Soloing Over Chord Changes

There are many ways to go about soloing over chord changes, but it essentially comes down to outlining the chords in the progression to highlight the changes. In this lesson we’ll take a look at some simple options for playing over chord changes that work in a writing setting as well as for improvisation.

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Positional playing on guitar

Positional Playing on Guitar

As guitarists, once we learn the pentatonic boxes we seem to immediately strive to get “out of the box” and extend our playing up and down the fretboard. However, what if instead of trying to get out of the box, we seek to maximize what each box position has to offer?

Learning guitar with notes

How to Get More Out of Learning Songs on Guitar

Learning songs on guitar provides a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills beyond what’s required to just “play” the song. However, it’s easy to get stuck in a pattern of learning songs chord for chord and note for note without putting much thought into what you’re actually playing. 

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