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June-July 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Decide to choose modal harmony in your solos.

June-July 2020
James Rosocha

Resolving to the 3rd of the chords in a chromatic fashion.

June-July 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Don't spend more cash on guitars, effect pedals, and ampsm - better tone for free.

April-May 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Hit the 'EASY' button - ear training ideas for the rest of us.

April-May 2020
Tommaso Zillio

What we are being told by traditional music theory, is a load of crap.

April-May 2020
Tommaso Zillio

A basic skill you need to have - here's how to get it.

April-May 2020
Alex Bruce

If you're going to record with your band, or play live, then it's nothing short of vital.

April-May 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Learning a tune by heart - where to begin and how to make it sound natural.

April-May 2020
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Stuck inside? Take advantage of the time and challenge yourself to get to the next level.

February-March 2020
Tommaso Zillio

The more you get to know chords the better time you will having using them.

February-March 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Control your dynamics by controlling the force of your picking.

February-March 2020
Tommaso Zillio

You'll sound “outside” once you have mastered the “inside sound”.

February-March 2020
James Rosocha

When used correctly, guide tones outline the flavor of the chords you’re improvising over.

February-March 2020
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Creative ways to move around the fretboard at a blazing fast speed.

February-March 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Creating unlimited licks using the pentatonic scale.

December-January 2019
Tommaso Zillio

The pentatonic scale contains 5 notes; the melodic combinations you have to work with are endless.

December-January 2019
Andy Martin

A complete primer on these amazing scales.

December-January 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Creativity takes practice, just like anything else.

December-January 2019
Vlad De Briansky

Learn the essence of blues, in the key of G.

December-January 2019
Tommaso Zillio

It’s really not about how fast technically advanced it is, but rather how it is phrased.

December-January 2019
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

This scale is most common in jazz, but can be applied to any style of music.

October-November 2019
Andy Martin

How does anybody know what key they’re in? Let's find out.

October-November 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Let's get those creative wheels turning, shall we?

October-November 2019
Tim Mavers-Chance

Mavers-Chance catches up with Andy James at Tech Fest.

October-November 2019
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Taking the diminished scale and incorporating it with a basic blues scale box.

October-November 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Answering yes to this question may be a little deceiving.

August-September 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Koto on guitar - let's get exotic, shall we?

August-September 2019
James Rosocha

More about the chords, triads, and arpeggios that are built from the major scale.

August-September 2019
Simon Dupree

Some rare studio gems which can be found for under $500.

August-September 2019
Andy Martin

Systems and ways to organize large clumps of knowledge in the area of chord construction.

August-September 2019
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Even more ideas to spice up your arpeggio sequences by altering the order of the notes.

June-July 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Let's see what we can do to overcome our hand's size.

June-July 2019
Tommaso Zillio

If you know scales and chords, then you are ready to start learning music theory.

June-July 2019
Just Rijna

How ear training helps you develop skills that are at the core of your musicianship.

June-July 2019
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Time to build technique and spice up your arpeggio sequences by altering the order of the notes.

June-July 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Is it possible to get by as a musician without learning to read music?

April-May 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Think outside the box when it feels like you've already played everything of which you feel capable.

April-May 2019
Roland Nipp

A collection of quotations to inspire and motivate.

April-May 2019
Tommaso Zillio

This article is a great place to start if you are ready to learn music theory in a more useful and effective way.

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