A Linear Approach To Intervals

Intervals are the most important tool you can use on the guitar.They can help you create your songs by using chords and scales.It is a good idea to understand the sound of each interval.I view the notes in music by 5 different levels or rather 5 different tools. I...

Guide Tones & Seventh Chords

Over the weekend I was reading a book on Jazz harmony and I stumbled upon on a very interesting and useful topic-guide tones. You probably have never heard of them before. I found that this little piece of knowledge is extremely useful when you are writing a...

How To Transpose With The FretDeck

The FretDeck can help guitarists to think quickly and more efficiently. There are many different ways to use the FretDeck. Today we are going to talk about how to transpose with the FretDeck. Transposing  is the process in which, you take the chords or melody of a...

Chords and Melody

The other day I was watching musical performances at a recital. It was fun watching all these people express themselves with music. It takes a lot of guts to get up in front of your friends and family and play your musical instrument. I noticed as each kid played...

Arpeggios On The Guitar

Arpeggios are chords that are played one note at a time. They can help guitarist create melodic solos or riffs. Arpeggios will help you to develop a feel for each individual note in a given chord. Your ears will “tune in” to each note and they will start...