Deck the Halls Guitar Chords
Christmas songs are not only fun to sing with friends and family, they’re great to work out on the guitar. There’s something comforting about sitting around the fireplace, having a glass of eggnog (OK maybe not that), and singing carols with friends and family. To help keep the guitar in your hands this holiday season,
Guitar triads are probably the first thing you learned how to play. C, G, Dm, Am, are all triads that guitarists learn in the first few days of picking up the instrument. But, while learning open-position chords is essential, the mistake guitarists make is to stop their study of triads at that point. By doing
Learning jazz guitar licks is essential for anyone studying the genre. By working jazz guitar licks, you increase your fretboard knowledge and build a strong connection to the jazz tradition at the same time. While you may know that it’s important to practice jazz guitar licks, finding the right lines to work on can be

60 Essential Guitar Scale Patterns

Scale patterns are an essential guitar technique that builds chops, expands fretboard knowledge, and gives you inspiration in your guitar solos. Though they benefit every guitarist, you might not know how to get the most out of this guitar technique in your practicing. This article shows you how to play over 60 different scale patterns,
I think you’ll agree that learning how to play guitar scales and modes is essential for any modern musician. Learning scales and applying these patterns to soloing situations greatly improves your ability to improvise on guitar. Because they’re important tools, you may have started to learn how to play scales and modes already. You may
I think you’ll agree, that the most direct way to solo over chord progressions is to use guitar arpeggios. By using arpeggios, you target chord tones for each change in the progression. While you can use arpeggios to hit every chord in your solos, that’s easier said than done. You often need to change arpeggios with
One of the first soloing concepts you encounter when learning how to play guitar is the major scale. This scale is used to solo over major family chords, especially tonic major chords, such as major, maj7, maj9, 6, and 6/9 chords. Though it’s called the major scale, it’s also referred to as the Ionian mode,
The blues scale, whether it’s major or minor, is one of the most widely used scales in modern music. Minor and major blues scales are also the first scales that guitarists learn when exploring lead guitar. Because they’re probably the first scales you learned, you might have studied them for a bit, got the shapes