A Guide to Writing Instrumental Neoclassical Guitar Songs

Different people learn to play guitar for different reasons. Some people want to learn their favourite songs, some people want to play in bands and play guitar solos… and some people want to be able to compose, record and perform their own songs. This article is going to look at the different topics that you need to study in order to be able to compose neoclassical instrumental guitar songs. So, if you’re into players like Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony McAlpine and Joe Satriani; and you want to write your own instrumental guitar songs, read on!

9 Mistakes Guitarists Make When Learning the Minor Pentatonic Scale

When it comes to learning the minor pentatonic scale on guitar, a lot of guitar players seem to make similar mistakes. If you have ever found yourself feeling bored or frustrated when learning the scale, you are probably making one (or more!) of these mistakes. If you have every found yourself wondering “What’s the point in learning this?” when practising the minor pentatonic scale, then hopefully this article will give you some ideas on how you can have fun learning the minor pentatonic scale and do something musical with it.

13 Tips to Prepare for Your First Time in a Recording Studio

Doing your first studio recording is an incredibly fun experience. At least… if you are prepared for it, it will be fun. If you are not prepared, it will be stressful and embarrassing. After doing 2 professional albums and a handful of EPs with various bands over the years, I’ve (unfortunately) experienced both sides of the spectrum when it comes to recording in a studio. Here are some of the best tips I’ve learned when it comes to preparing for recording in a studio - if you follow these, you will be completely prepared and have a lot of fun in the process.

The Guitarists Guide to Using a Metronome for Effective Practising

Every guitar player knows that they should be using a metronome to practice… and chances are, they (by which I mean you!) are not using them enough. Metronome’s are a vital tool to improving your playing, especially if you are wanting to play more technically advanced pieces of music. However, quite often, even if guitar players are practising with a metronome, they are not using them as effectively as they could be.

A Comparison of Different Methods of Learning Guitar

Modern life is better than any other time in existence, by almost every possible measure. Income, life expectancy, access to information, infant mortality, cost per calorie of food… and of course, access to guitar lessons. As long as you have an internet connection, or live in a town, you are going to have access to some form of guitar lessons. But with so many choices available, how should you go about choosing how to learn guitar?

Minor Key Chord Progressions

Minor key chord progressions are any chord progressions that come from the minor scale. In this article, we’ll look at some common minor chord progressions and also look at a lot of examples on how to play these chord progressions on guitar in the keys of A minor, C minor, D minor and E minor (these keys are quite common!). Let’s quickly recap the chords in the natural minor key:

Chords in Minor Scales

When we talk about chords in minor scales, we are usually thinking about chords from the natural minor scale (sometimes called the Aeolian mode). If we harmonise the natural minor scale, we get the following chords: i (minor), ii˚ (diminished), bIII (major), iv (minor), v (minor), bVI (major) and bVII (major): In this article, we’ll look at how to harmonise the minor scale to get these chords, different minor scale chord progressions and some examples in different minor keys on guitar.

Minor Scales on Guitar

Here’s the fast answer: A minor scale is any scale containing the b3 scale degree. If you’re looking into minor scales for the guitar, you are probably looking for the natural minor scale, sometimes called the Aeolian mode. The natural minor scale has the following intervals: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 And can be played on guitar using the following 3 note per string scale (example in E minor):

How to Write Guitar Harmonies Like Iron Maiden

In this article, we’re going to look at how to write lead guitar harmonies, just like Iron Maiden play. Part of Iron Maiden’s iconic sound is the use of lead guitar harmonies, and we are going to completely unlock how they work, so that you can use them in your own music. In this lesson we will cover: How to understand the basic theory required to write lead guitar harmonies. Examples for writing lead guitar harmonies.

Where Is Middle C On Guitar?

There is a short answer and a long answer to this question. Let’s deal with the quick answer first. There are five ways you can play middle C on guitar: String 2, fret 1. String 3, fret 5. String 4, fret 10. String 5, fret 15. String 6, fret 20. This is the 5 ways you can play middle C on guitar. Now let’s get into what middle C is, some of the confusions around it, how we notate it and how different music software such as Guitar Pro, MuseScore and Logic Pro handle middle C.