Category: Music Styles

How to Play the Blues Scale on a Guitar with Boxes

Here’s a short video explaining how to use the “Box” concept for playing blues scales on the guitar. Blues scales are used extensively in solos in rock guitar, as well as, of course, the blues.

The diagrams of the box forms are shown starting at about the 25 second mark.

Now,  pick up your guitar and practice these blues scale techniques.Continue reading How to Play the Blues Scale on a Guitar with Boxes

Use Vibrato to Make Your Classical Guitar Music Come Alive

Author: Emre Sabuncuoglu

Would you like to make your music vibrate with the pulse of life? In order to move the soul, music must reflect life itself, celebrating life’s joys and mourning life’s sorrows.

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Vibrato, a method of slightly varying the pitch of your guitar, brings your music to life by employing specialized left-hand techniques to cause a string or strings to vibrate at a varied pitch.Continue reading Use Vibrato to Make Your Classical Guitar Music Come Alive

You Can Learn How To Play The Blues

by Ed Haas

The blues has influenced almost every genre of music. All the great guitar players of our time have been influenced to some degree by the blues. The music theory involved in playing the blues is rather simple, but the feeling that can be applied to playing the blues is what makes it so popular.

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The 12 bar blues progression:

If you want to learn how to play blues, you need to know the 12 bar blues progression. Just as its’ name implies, it is made up of 12 bars (measures) of music. the 12 bars just keep repeating. The most common chord progression would be the I, IV, and V chords of the key that you want to play in.Continue reading You Can Learn How To Play The Blues

Learn Blues Guitar Online

Taking blues guitar lessons online can improve your playing

No matter how many bands there are in the world, there always appear to be new acts — which means the amount of people picking up the guitar is always on the increase.
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With so many people wanting to learn how to play blues guitar, it looks as though the number of new bands and solo musicians will continue to rise. As they influence more budding musicians, it doesn’t look as though the number of guitarists will ever dip.

Discover your hidden potential with online blues guitar lessons

There are obviously many different styles of music that appeal to listeners, but one of the most popular styles is electrified music that makes people want to dance, sing or shout. Rock ‘n roll may be the most popular of these styles, but there are many other great styles. One of the best genres of electric guitar music is “the blues.” Continue reading Learn Blues Guitar Online

The Secret To Mastering Guitar Power Chords

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If you have any interest in modern rock, heavy metal or all the other forms of ‘power’ music then you have definitely heard guitar power chords in action.

They have been used almost exclusively by punk and grunge bands for years.

It’s a curious fact that in musical terms a power chord is not actually a chord.

Chords are made up of 3 or more notes while a power only has 2 notes. Despite this fact they have become a staple of modern rock and heavy metal music.Continue reading The Secret To Mastering Guitar Power Chords