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.
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
https://youtu.be/RxfXCdSMDO4 Interview with musican and YouTuber Martin Keary AKA Tantacrul. We chat about content creation for YouTube, learning from failure, the dark art of Reddit, Martin's journey as a musician, (so far), and how he ended up on YouTube. This chat actually got me thinking about the music I write and the videos I upload … Continue reading Interview with Tantacrul
https://youtu.be/qp39XSxgouo Some people feel overwhelmed by music theory while others are eager to learn as much as they can. But, why? What good is music theory if it's not applied directly to music creation or music performance? Alternate title: People Are Dumb. This video features snippets of my interview with 12Tone Videos - here is … Continue reading Music Theory Is Dumb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICB-rVdqFTY Exploring the idea of Chord Voicings for guitar, piano and answering the question of whether guitar chords and piano chords are the same thing? UPDATE: There's been some odd questions about this video so wanted to make a few points. Firstly, yes, this is a question that people are asking. Sometimes I choose a … Continue reading Are Guitar Chords and Piano Chords the same?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9b9PEd44D4 I sit down with 12Tone Videos to talk about their journey towards becoming a YouTube content creator and share advice for musicians and composers. 12Tone's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/12tonevideos You can also listen to this interview as a podcast - check out ep2 of the LTGuitarist podcast: Spotify Google Podcasts Breaker Anchor Overcast
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFF9SXWtiBA Music theory lesson covering everything you need to know about note duration or note length. Specifically aimed at beginner guitarists and bedroom producers who have little to no understanding of rhythm or note values. Try to ignore the layer of sweat on my face. This has been the warmest day of my entire life. … Continue reading Note Durations
https://youtu.be/5WGc4GheNRo This is a fun, (well, fun for a specific kind of person), exercise which will help familiarise you with chords and scales and how some of the more complex chords can be constructed. Essentially we're adding a Common Tone to a sequence of chords and seeing how that note affects each chord.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4lOYESPdG4 Musical terms defined, including Interval, The Modes, Orchestra, Inversion, Lyrical, Cadence.