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Photo by Ava Weintraub I just love figuring out different ways to play a jazz chord progression or just mixing up jazz chords with other styles of music. It can add nice flavors to a song and give it some extra magic. It’s really fun to experiment with that. Learning jazz expands your guitar vocabulary to a whole new level if you are ready for it.
Photo by Gideon When I first learned to play sequences I didn’t know what all the fuzz was about. Why was it so important to learn all these “sequences” or as some prefer to call them “melodic patterns”? Anyhow, I did enjoy playing them because after a while I got into this flow and it sounded kinda cool.
Photo by Jsome1 Playing 3 notes per string exercises is something I do on a regular basis. I use them to warm up, to become a faster guitar player and to spice up my improvisation.
Photo by Niklas Hellerstedt As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ~ William Hazlitt When I first started out playing on stage I was quite a shy person.
What are sound vibrations that contribute to sound production? First of all, there are the strings. Any string that is under tension will vibrate at a certain frequency. The weight and length of the string, the tension in the string, and the compliance of the string determine the frequency at which it vibrates.
Chord progressions are the canvas on which musicians paint their masterpieces, and it’s a canvas which is a piece of art in itself. A chord progression can be subtle and in the background or it can be blatant and up front; it can be simple and catchy, or it can be technical and complex, it can stay in one key or it can change like the seasons. In any of these cases a chord progression is what drives the song as it literally shapes the music that accompanies it. Chord progressions are like a cozy home where melody and rhythm can kick their feet up. All the songwriting giants, like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Bob Dylan, to name a few, have/had a tremendous knowledge of the art of the chord progression. I’m not going to promise you tremendous knowledge, but I will offer you a good head start in the way of making your own music – in an easily digestible chunk to boot.