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210 Awesome Open Guitar Chords and How to Use Them - A Kings Mercury
Are you bored of the sound of standard chords? Then, using open guitar chords is a way to pimp up your playing and boring chord progressions. There are thousands of open guitar chords and millions of ways to use them creatively. In this post I introduce you to the world of open chords with a brief introduction, a library of 210 open guitar chords and some ideas on how to use them properly. Open chords are chords that have at least one open string like this shape of E-minor x7x087. Within this definition standard chords like C-major x32010 are also open chords because of their open strings.
Dynamic Optical Illusions - GROW ILLUSION.
Stare at the center of the below illusion for about a minute. The longer the better. Then look away and watch you world melt! Press F11 to see the illusion full screen for a stronger effect! (press F11 again to return to normal browser view afterwards)
Top 50 Youtube Guitar Channels
The Top 50 Youtube Guitar Channels covers lessons, magazines, manufacturers, guitar stores, reviews, guitarists, and pretty much everything guitar centric. All of the channels below had reached at least 2 million total views by March of 2012. Our focus was on channels producing high quality guitar videos at regular intervals. 1.
Jamey Aebersold - Jazz Play-A-Long COMPLETE - Free download @ Gitara1.com
5800 pages | PDF + MP3 Possession of this collection will enable any musician, independently of level and experience in jazz improvisation mastery , learn the basic styles and genres of jazz, and eventually become a true expert in this. Information for reference (for those who do not know): Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long - the world's best collections of exercises for jazz musicians. Volume 1: How To Play Jazz & Improvise
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Scales and emotions
See also a post about making chords from scales. So maybe you want to write a song or an instrumental in a particular mood or style, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the scales. Here’s a handy guide to the commonly used scales in Western pop, rock, jazz, blues and so on.
Smiths On Guitar: Frankly Mr. Shankly
"If we needed some songs fast, then Morrissey would come round to my place and I'd sit there with an acoustic guitar and a cassette recorder. 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' was done that way, and so was 'Frankly Mr Shankly'." "Another talking point is the lyric for 'Frankly, Mr Shankly.' At the time Morrissey didn't say anything about it being a dig at Geoff Travis and his bad poetry, but even if he had done, I wouldn't have cared. As I recall, a couple of people at the label said, 'Tut! Tut!
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Try them yourself. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
Sight Reading Practice - Piano Music Sight-Reading Practice
Piano Music Sight-Reading Practice IntroductionThis free online electronic flashcard (flash card) trains you to instantly read notes written in standard musical notation on a grand staff and play the corresponding keys on a piano (or other musical keyboard) correctly, the first time, without practice or rehearsal. This skill is known as "sight reading ." Unlike other sight-reading practice programs, you don't need to purchase, download, or install software. You can use our online sight-reading practice software for free without registering or disclosing any personal information.
Greatest Guitar Books – BLOG
What to expect from the blog. Here you will find news updates about The 50 Greatest Guitar Books; lessons; articles and essays regarding the latest guitar methods (and more); and recommendations of books I am personally fond of, as well as others of historical note. There will also be guest contributions every now and then.