https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLXk1xcvQck What is a Picardy Third and how can you use them in your compositions? RE the thumbnail: Yes. I know. That's the joke.
Intervals: The Root Of Feeling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FosUcq1zls4 Pun intended. Intervals are a massively important but often overlooked aspect of music theory, especially for guitar. Knowing what interval you're playing and what impact that has on your listener will make you a powerful composer and improviser.
Basic Chord Theory
In this video is all the basic theory you'll need to understand why chords work and sound as they do. I'm focusing on guitar, but the theory remains the same for all instruments. Learn and enjoy.
Relative Maj & Min Scales
Video lesson focusing on how to use both Major and Minor scales simultaneously.
The Natural Minor Scale
As mentioned in the video here are 2 different methods for playing this scale. They both contain the same notes, but have different methods of reaching a particularly troublesome one. This first tab, which is my preferred one, requires you change the hand position for the first note on the G string. This next tab … Continue reading The Natural Minor Scale
Arpeggios 1 – Maj, Min & Dim Triad Arpeggios
Arpeggios form a neat middle-ground between chords and scales – you’ll be voicing chords in a manner similar to playing a scale. Today we’re going to cover the three different triads that appear in the Major Scale. A Tonic Triad, as you should know, is built by stacking thirds in your given scale, so the … Continue reading Arpeggios 1 – Maj, Min & Dim Triad Arpeggios
The Locrian Mode
(Occasionally spelt “Lochrian” by awkward people) The modern Locrian is interesting. It exists more as a theoretical entity, but derived just the same as the other modes. It’s very seldom used in music, as there’s not much in it that listeners want to hear, but it does exist and can be applied nonetheless. Moreover, if … Continue reading The Locrian Mode
The Dorian Mode
In this lesson I’m going to go over the 2nd mode of the Major Scale: The Dorian Mode. The Dorian mode most closely resembles the Natural Minor Scale, so we’ll start with that, here is the D Natural Minor Scale. R 2 m3 4 5 m6 m7 D E … Continue reading The Dorian Mode
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