Circle Of Fifths Part 1: Creation

In this lesson I examine how the Circle Of Fifths is created, and offer some ways to commit it to memory. Below is a printable image of the Co5s, I strongly encourage you to print it out and put it somewhere you spend ages looking - above your bed, next to a bathroom mirror, etc. … Continue reading Circle Of Fifths Part 1: Creation

Intermediate String Bends

This is a staple blues / rock / metal trick that you will have heard at some point as a listener. If you need to, refresh your memory on the Bm scale and the ideas outlined in my first String Bending lesson. For the first bend you’ll want your first finger fretting the target pitch, which … Continue reading Intermediate String Bends

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