Guitar Major scales
Before I begin with how to construct a guitar major scales, know this as a constant, there are only twelve notes in existence. C C#/Db, D, D#/ Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A, A#/Bb, B, C. This is called a chromatic scale which includes every note known. Because a chromatic scales consists entirely of half steps. Finally, just take note that there isn’t an E# or Fb, B# or Cb.
For example: In ascending order, C to C# is a half step, C# to D is a half step, D to D# is a half step, etc. And also in reverse descending order, C to B is a half step (note that there isn’t a Cb or B#), B to Bb is a half step, Bb to A is a half step, etc. Continue reading
How to read guitar tabs?
What is tablature and how to read guitar tabs? Tablature, the tab for short, is a form of musical notation with an emphasis on fingerings rather than traditional notation. Tablature is commonly used for fretted instruments. How to read guitar tab, tablature?
Tablature reading is used most often by novice musicians. The problem with tab is that it doesn’t indicate note length and duration. This is where understanding note values will help as most tablature is written below standard notation. Continue reading
Guitar power chords
Guitar power chords are very similar to barre chords. As you learned by now. Barre chords (and other chord formations) are comprised of R-3-5. Power chords are simply R-5. Power chords are not recognize as true chords, like other chords. Because they don’t have the 3rd tone and they are call dyads. It makes sense, dy meaning 2. Continue reading
Caged system for barre chords
This system is very simple. The five positions bellow are considered movable.
Minor 7th open chords
A minor 7th open chords are just like the major 7th only with the minor chord formation formula. Let’s take a look at what this looks like. A C minor scale is C D Eb F G Ab Bb C, Root = C, 3rd = Eb, 5th = G, and 7th = Bb. The formula for this chord construct is R-3b-5-7. Just like the major 7th chord. Standard triad consist out of the R-3b-5 and the 7th tone is added in.
Find here some of the common ways how these chords and notes are going to be referred to. Cm7, Dm7, Em7, Fm7, Gm7, Am7, Bm7, Cmin7, Dmin7, Emin7, Fmin7, Gmin7, Amin7, Bmin7.
Major 7th open chords
The Bmaj chord is actually Bmaj7. Continue reading
Dominant 7th major open chords
Dominant 7th major open chords formations are a little different. The principles are still the same as a standard major chord formation but the 7th note is added Continue reading
MINOR OPEN CHORDS
With minor open chords everything is like with the major chords, Solid dots represent finger positions. Diamonds represent played notes. X es represent a string or note not played (muted).
Each of the minor chords consists of a triad in notation. The formula for a minor triad is as follows: R- (flatted) 3- 5. This means if your C minor scale is: C D Eb F G Ab Bb C, Root = C, 3rd = Eb, 5th = G. Notice that it is exactly the same as a minor triad except for the flatted (b) 3rd. Also, the only notes played will be the R-3-5.
Here are some of the common ways that these chords and notes will be referred to. Cm, Dm, Em, Fm, Gm, Am, Bm, Cmin, Dmin, Emin, Fmin, Gmin, Amin, Bmin.
Let’s start with the open chords guitar, major open chords. Open chords are basic chord formations that all guitar players learn how to play first.
Open Chords Guitar, Major open chords
About the major open chords: Continue reading
Posture for playing guitar
Correct posture for playing guitar is important because as a guitar player, you want to eliminate any excess tension or straining on your body. You need to sit up straight and make sure you have a flat back. Do not lean over the front of your guitar to see what you’re doing with your fingerings. Instead of looking over your guitar, use your fret dots to know where your fingers are. Ultimately you will play without looking at your instrument and fingers.
A lot of novice guitar players will sit anywhere; place the guitar on their right thigh and play. Why this is a problem? When your posture for playing guitar is completely Continue reading