Monthly Archives: November 2012

Power Chords

A bar chord is a chord that only includes the root (I) and the fifth (V) notes.
Basic Power Chord

 
C5 Power Chord

Common Power Chords

Power Chord Exercise

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Chord Progressions

Chord progressions are the chords, in order, that make up a riff, part or entire song.They are normally indicated using Roman Numerals which signify the chords place in the musical key of the song or piece. For a learning example, we are going to learn about one of the most popular chord progressions in all [...]

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Chord Chart

Now that you’ve become familiar with the chord and scale of C-Major, let’s begin to explore other chords that are within the Key of C. There are 7 of them including C-Major. One for each note in the scale. The following chord chart will show you the fretting and fingering of each chord. Learn how [...]

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Wampler Triple Wreck

The Wampler Triple Wreck distortion pedal is a high end guitar effects pedal that is capable of some very quality distorted tones.  The pedal has a tons of controls to customize the sound, a solid case and more than enough distortion. Picture of the Wampler Triple Wreck Distortion Pedal History of the Wampler Triple Wreck [...]

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Musical Keys

This lesson on the How To Guitar website is on musical keys. Musical keys are a music theory used to understand which chords, notes and scales can be playing during a section of music. Most modern popular songs have one key throughout the entire song however more technical music such as classical may have many [...]

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How To Play Guitar Chords

Welcome back to our How To Guitar lessons. For this lesson, we are going to learn how to play guitar chords. In our last lesson, we learned how to read a guitar chord diagram so for this lesson, we are going to learn how to play those diagrams on the actual guitar. First Chord We [...]

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Chord Diagrams

For this lesson on How To Guitar, we are going to be looking at chord diagrams.  Chord diagrams are a visual representation that shows you the fingering and note placements in order to play chords on the guitar. These are relatively simple diagrams in a form of a box. How To Read Chord Diagrams To [...]

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Notes of the Guitar

For this lesson on How To Guitar, we are going to be looking at the notes of the guitar. The diagram on the right shows every single note on the guitar neck. You don’t have to memorize this right away, we will doing exercises in future lessons that will allow you to memorize all the [...]

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Warming Up

Proper warm up exercises and stretching are necessary to enjoy the playing of guitar in a safe and productive manner. The following exercises are designed to loosen up your fingers and allow you to learn proper technique. If you have problems with any of these exercises or notice any pain in your hands, stop immediately [...]

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How to Pick Notes

For this lesson on How To Guitar, I will be showing you how to pick notes on the guitar.  Picking notes on the guitar involves holding the guitar pick in your right hand, fretting a note with your left, and then simultaneously using the guitar pick to “pluck” a guitar string which responds by producing [...]

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