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Blues Guitar Rig Rundown

Published on September 8th, 2014 | by Sam

Share! Tweet Premier Guitar has created a video series giving an insight into the equipment used by some of the world’s greatest guitarist.  Here is a roundup of all of the blues guitar rig rundowns.  Check out ... Read More


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Music Theory

Music Theory – 7th Chords

Published on June 23rd, 2014 | by Sam

Share! Tweet Most of jazz uses 4 note chords that are commonly called “7th chords.”  In order to spell these we are simply going to add a 4th note to the triads we’ve already figured out ... Read More


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Johnny Smith I Can’t Get Started Chord Melody

Published on June 17th, 2014 | by Sam

Share! Tweet Johnny Smith’s chord melody arrangements are amazing.  He bridges a gap from almost classical style guitar with elegant, voice led, arpeggiated figures and a classic jazz esthetic.  This transcription of Johnny Smith’s intro and ... Read More


Music Theory

Music Theory

Key Signatures and the Circle of Fourths

Published on June 2nd, 2014 | by Sam

Share! Tweet Each scale (aka key) has its own unique set of sharps and flats.  This is called its “key signature.” The only way to figure these out from scratch is to build each scale individually ... Read More


Music Theory

Music Theory

Music Theory – Triads

Published on June 2nd, 2014 | by Sam

Share! Tweet Now that you have the major scales down, you can start to create triads.  (Note that you can spell these using intervals of major and minor thirds as well). Triads are the building blocks ... Read More


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