Piano Chords and Scales made easy - StumbleUpon. Tab & Scores. Create. Music Magic. Music Theory. Studio Software. Guitar Tuner. Click a Note on the guitar tuner above. Make sure your computer speakers are on. Play a Note on your guitar. Hear the difference between your guitar's sound and that coming from our guitar tuner Adjust your guitar string accordingly. You can wait to hear our guitar tuner repeat the sound, or click on any other note to test out a different string! Want to tune your guitar, but don't want to spend $20 down at the music store? 123Guitar Tuner.com is your #1 place to go whenever your instrument needs tuning. Best of all--this app is free. 5 Beautiful Ways to Play a II-V-I Jazz Chord Progression.
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. In the meantime it’s just fun to play some beautiful jazz chord progressions and it will certainly contribute to your playing skills and creativity as well. There are also more advanced II-V-I’s than the ones I show here but these are really nice to start out with and get your feet in the dirt. The II-V-I is one of the most used chord progressions in jazz standards, so it is an important progression for jazz players to learn. Check out these 5 beauties and memorize each one by heart.
For an explanation of how the read the chords below check out 10 Ways to Play the Most Beautiful Open Chord Shapes Enjoy and have fun! / Em9 / A13 / Dmaj9 / Dmaj9 / 6 Basic Major Scale Sequences / Melodic Patterns. 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.
Once I really got the hang of it I came to learn the benefits of mastering sequences Sequences will improve your technique and ability to improvise and create melody on the spot. Your playing becomes more flexible, creative and it’ll keep you from sounding like someone who is playing scales all the time. :-) In other words… Want to improve your technique or want to improve your improvising skills? Go ahead and work hard on these assignments. Enjoy! Assignment #1: Memorize the G Major scale and play it using alternate picking. Assignment #2: Memorize the 6 sequences below (ascending and descending) and play them through the cycle of fourths. These assignments will keep you busy for a while.
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Jacmuse music theory. 21 Cool 3 Notes-Per-String Exercises to Rock On! 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. 3 notes per string licks and scales are generally used for speed picking. Whenever you hear a guitar player playing these really fast terrifying licks, it’s probably a 3 notes per string lick. If you practice these exercises properly and often enough you will increase your speed. The 3 notes per string exercises are played using the alternate picking technique.
Once you get the hang of it, it can become quite addictive, but be careful though. The one and only reason why these monster guitar players become so incredibly fast is that they practice long hours for days, weeks, months and years. Finding Solid Confidence on Stage. 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. Sometimes I could be totally the opposite but many times I was just a wreck because of a lack of confidence.
I usually wasn’t at ease. Through the years I discovered with trial and error why I always felt this nerve racking. Here are the keys to find solid confidence on stage: Know your material Make sure you know your songs by heart. Choose the right material Pick songs within your skill level or easier. The show must go on If you make a mistake, don’t draw any attention to it. Lighten up Don’t take yourself damn seriously. Focus Concentrate and totally live in the moment with your music. If you’re truly one with the music, your instrument and let it sweep you away, people will hear it, see it and feel it instantly. Prepare your performance Know what to do on stage from beginning to end. Acoustics/How an Acoustic Guitar Works. 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. The guitar controls the length and tension of six differently weighted strings to cover a very wide range of frequencies. Second, there is the body of the guitar. The strings The strings of the guitar vary in linear density, length, and tension. With = string tension, = linear density, = string length The string length, L, in the equation is what changes when a player presses on a string at a certain fret. . = spacing between frets, = length from previous fret to bridge When a string is plucked, a disturbance is formed and travels in both directions away from point where the string was plucked.
. = wave speed, = linear density Plucked String @ www.phys.unsw.edu The body Collections/Acoustics. The Chord Guide: Pt I – Chord Progressions. 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. Chord Progression Guide Major Chord Chart Above is a chord chart for the 7 most used keys.