Sometimes in learning all the chords we can, we can forget to keep all the strings sounding clean and clear. Here’s a keep video that will help you become smoother at chords.
Lets put our theory and chord skills to the test and learn how to read sheet music and play chords.
Pentatonic scales not only sound brilliant but are really easy to learn there’s only five notes! This is a great way to start experimenting with solo ideas and melodies.
There is such an amazing history to the blues scale, if you have a spare moment please google the history of the blues it is just incredible. Today we are learning just one part of the blues genre the blues scale, this scale has a brilliant unique character to it. Check out the video to learn all the blues scales and when to use them.
By now you are probably itching to start writing your own song. There is nothing more popular in today’s music world, than a four chord song. Why not write your own and inspire a generation!
The flipside of understanding major key signatures, is learning it’s relative minor. This will certainly help when you are learning or writing songs in a minor key.
We have tackled the major pentatonic scale. Now let’s learn the minor pentatonic scale, brilliant for playing melodies or solos over minor chords.
Let’s train our ears! This can often be overlooked by musicians but well trained ears can help you learn and compose songs so much quicker!
Hopefully you had a good practice with the last video, because here is our first test. Goodluck!
In music there are many different time signatures, although most pop songs can be in common time, it’s a great idea to understand all time signatures.
Rhythm can often be overlooked, but it is a vital part to being a great musician. It great if you know what notes to play but staying in time and creating new melodies rhythms is the other half of the picture!