My Favourite Chord: Stacked 5ths

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkHeKYKZWU8 Today I'd like to introduce you to my favourite chord of all time. Behold: In my mind this chord could actually be any one of 3, depending on which note you decide to be the root: If the deepest pitch is the root then the middle note is it’s 5th, and the higher … Continue reading My Favourite Chord: Stacked 5ths

Basic Song Structure

Simple guide for going about structuring a song. Below are the chord charts accompanying the video. The video does refer to this video as "Tumblr", which it isn't. Try not to freak out... Example 1 Our first example is the simplest kind of song - it’s one set of chords that repeats. Arguably, most 12-bar … Continue reading Basic Song Structure

Standard Chord Progressions 1: Maj & Min I, IV, V Chord Patterns

The I, IV, V chord pattern is a very common progression, and it is for that reason I will be focusing on it for several lessons. If you have an interest in blues, rock or jazz music, this will form the basis for many songs you will learn, (especially in the case of the blues). … Continue reading Standard Chord Progressions 1: Maj & Min I, IV, V Chord Patterns

Barre Chords 2: Root On The D String

There are 2 shapes commonly employed on the D String. I’m only giving you with one shape for each as you should be comfortable, (or getting that way), with the idea of moveable chord shapes. Be aware that these chords are the same collection of notes, but in a slightly different order - This is called a different … Continue reading Barre Chords 2: Root On The D String