The Modes are viewed as this big, scary thing and it certainly took me some years to get my head around them. What have for you today is exactly what I wish someone had told me years ago.
What is tempo? What is an ensemble? What is pitch? These questions are all answered in this LTGuitarist Beginner's Dictionary for Musicians. Not understading commonly-used terms is one of the biggest barriers to progessing in music, especially as a beginner. There's loads of great music tutorials online, but not many of them take the time … Continue reading Beginner’s Music Composition Dictionary
Not understading commonly-used terms is one of the biggest barriers to progessing in music, especially as a beginner.
Througout April I challenged myself to write a new set of chords every day, posting them up on Twitter. Now, I know what you're thinking: "Liam, you're a musician. Surely you're writing music all the time?" Yeah, sure, but I don't usually have the time to actively improve on my craft. Working on something will … Continue reading Month of Chords
Here's something to distract all you guitarists during this weird lockdown. Every Monday I'm going to post a new weekly challenge for you to beat - it goes out to YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok. You can't escape it. https://youtu.be/6cVsTj1OcrY Who knows, this could go on for some time...
https://youtu.be/YCJf0Wwgb-Q Starting improvise or write guitar solos is really tricky and super awkward, but there's not a lot of actionable advice about how to get started effectively. This video explains Question & Answer soloing which takes ques from how we form conversations in real life. Here's the example tab - the above part is the … Continue reading Question & Answer Guitar Soloing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ5h7WZn8Pw Exploring Phasing through traditional music score and digital audio manipulation. Phasing as a super cool composition technique which is used to great effect in minimalism and abstract pieces of music but can be equally useful and intriguing in modern music too. The scoring software is Guitar Pro 7 and the DAW is Cubase 8.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9N3dF96UyQ What is a Line Cliché and how can you use them in your compositions? Video includes guitar tab, chords and notation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p9YQ3jTyIo Answering the most searched-for questions about guitar on YouTube: quick-fire, unscripted and honest! Including: Do guitarists get carpal tunnel? Why do guitarists wear wristbands? Why do guitarists make faces? Why do guitarists hate Wonderwall? Should guitarist learn to read music? Should guitar strings be tight or loose? Should guitar strings be the same height? … Continue reading Answering YouTube Auto-Complete Questions About Guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaFnYgXp-c4 Today we're talking about modesty, ensemble and context.