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JGuitar JGuitar is a set of useful tools for players of stringed instruments. JGuitar's powerful chord and scale calculators replace traditional chord and scale dictionaries by providing dynamic calculation which works for any stringed instrument in any tuning. Users can alter the tunings of the instruments and even the instruments themselves. In fact, JGuitar was designed to work with any number of strings or frets. Our best of breed tools are gaining a reputation as the best on the web. Key Chords Key Chords app generates guitar chord progressions automatically. Use it free online, or get the app for Mac, Windows or iOS (iPad) - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange the chord progression - Tweak the settings to control the playback speed Or role the dice and Key Chords will automatically generate a nice sounding progression.

7 Effective Strategies To Get Your Music Noticed — Echoes - Insight for I... In some music business schools, they still give students assignments that go like this: “Assume that you have one million dollars. Make up a marketing plan on how to promote a band.” Here’s a realistic assignment: “Go to MySpace. Pick a band. You have zero dollars. How to Memorize and Use the Cycle of Fourths The Cycle of Fourths (a.k.a. “Circle of Fifths” or “Cycle of Fifths” or “Circle of Fourths”) is a representation of all 12 notes in the chromatic scale, arranged into a circle. It’s most commonly used to easily find the notes in any major or minor key, but it can also give the student a solid intuition of chord progressions. On top of that, it’s a great exercise tool for learning scales and other concepts in all 12 keys (as I’ll demonstrate in Part 3 of The Mother of All Major Scale Exercises). Constructing the Cycle of Fourths The easiest way to create a cycle of notes is chromatically: half step by half step, fret by fret.

40 Helpful Links for Guitar Players I'm doing my best do save you some room in your bookmarks tab on your browser by compiling the 40 most helpful links and websites I've ever come across for guitar players. These aren't just gear or lesson sites, but sites that I've found to be helpful in other ways that I wouldn't have initially expected. So I'm passing the knowledge on to you. If you play guitar, every link on this page will be worth checking out or at least keeping handy for future use. I've included a quick explanation beside each link.

Proven Lead Guitar Speed Drills: Guitar Finger Exercises For Blazing Through Any Guitar Solo You Want! Home Shred Guitar Lessons Lead Guitar Speed Drills Here are the top lead guitar speed drills for becoming a faster, more impressive lead guitarist! These hand-picked guitar exercises will teach you to effortlessly blaze through any guitar solo you want, having the strength and speed to pull it off like the pros!

47 Sites Every Recording Musician Should Visit In a recent “Open Mic” we asked you, “Which music-related sites do you visit regularly?” This article is a summary of the great suggestions given in the comments to that article. You can make the list even longer by commenting on this article. As you’re reading this article, Audiotuts+ needs no introduction. Several commenters mentioned Audiotuts+ - thanks for the support!

Learn The Guitar Fingerboard Thoroughly in 16 Days Photo by John W. Tuggle If I have to name two things that took my guitar playing to the next level I would say music theory and memorizing the fingerboard. It made me understand the big picture. Combining music theory (understanding scales, modes, chord structure, improvising over chord progressions, etc, etc.) and knowing all the notes on the fingerboard will open up a whole new world. Guitar playing becomes more fun when you know what, when en where to play it on the fingerboard. Pentatonic Scale Shape Exercises Around The Fretboard Photo by Bigstock photo A lot of guitar players use only one pentatonic position / shape: The first position (E shape) it’s because it’s the most comfortable shape to play in. That’s great if you start out with soloing, in fact it’s better to stay with that for a while to explore all the possibilities and to really be able to improvise with that one shape. But after some time it’s good to get out that box and discover more of the world. Wouldn’t it be great to attain the freedom to use the entire fretboard for all your rock, blues, country and heavy metal soloing? It’s the next step to becoming a complete guitarist.

16 Legendary Fingerpicking Patterns For tabs see below. Fingerpicking style is a technique that is used in many famous and legendary songs over the years. The 16 examples in this post are a good source to learn the most common fingerpicking patterns you will ever come across. The fingerpicking patterns can be applied to almost every folk, pop, country or rock song. Try and figure out which pattern suits your favorite song. Songwriting Exercises - Handout Songwriting Exercises by Joel Mabus Scaffolding

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