The circle of fifths is an invaluable tool that reveals important relationships between pitches and organizes them in a way that’s very useful to understanding diatonic harmony.
If you’ve been exposed to at least a bit of guitar theory, you’ve most likely heard of the CAGED system. It’s a system that allows you to visualize the guitar fretboard by using common major chord shapes.
In this lesson we’re going to take a look at how to read scale diagrams. Scale diagrams are used all throughout this site to visually represent scale shapes and patterns on the guitar.
In this lesson we’re going to dive into the ever popular C major scale. This scale is very common and is used as the key center of countless songs. It’s happy sounding scale and typically one of the first scales guitar players learn.
When it comes to the guitar fretboard, there are many different ways to view its structure and layout. The more we explore it the more complete picture we can get of how these structures are interconnected.
Nothing keeps you motivated to play the guitar quite like learning new songs, particularly when you’re first starting out. So, in this lesson I’ve compiled a list of 52 easy songs with guitar chords for beginners.
In this lesson we’re going to take a look at the Little Wing intro and see how Jimi Hendrix turns basic barre chords into classic rhythm and blues licks.
In this lesson we’re going to take a look at the major 7th, minor 7th, and dominant 7th arpeggios. These arpeggios are very similar to the major and minor arpeggios, but with an added 7th interval.
Learning to apply the guitar number system to chord progressions will literally kick down the door to mastering the guitar fretboard.