Broken Triads Position 2

Broken Triads for guitar position 2! This is a very technical exercise and gets your fingers moving through the scale in a different way. Practicing this expands your understanding of the fretboard and ability to visualize the locations of notes. It’s also great...

As It Was – Harry Styles

From the Desk of John (Head Transcriber) “Being basically a keyboard song, I made up some of the guitar parts when there was no part (based on keyboards). And for the keyboards – I concentrated on the main parts.” Drums Intro Break Down For the most part its a...

Bones – Imagine Dragons

From the Desk of John (Head Transcriber) “Being basically a keyboard/drum sample song, I took a few liberties with the parts. The guitar covers some of the more guitar sounding parts, and the keyboards cover as many key parts as I could put in there without growing a...

Broken Triads Position 1

Broken Triads on guitar… what are they? Broken triads is the idea of playing a triad (a 3-note chord) as individual notes instead of together. This is also commonly called an arpeggio. In this exercise, though, we will only play the 3 notes that make up the...

Minor Chords

Minor Chords, what are they? If you’ve already looked through this article about major chords, understanding minor chords will be a breeze. At least, understanding how they are constructed. There can be a lot of complexity to how chords of any tonality (major, minor,...

What are Major Chords?

How to build major chords All basic, major triad* chords are built using a root note plus the major 3rd and perfect 5th above that note.  Major 3rd = 4 half steps above root Perfect 5th = 7 half steps above root A half step is simply a measurement that means the next...

Major Arpeggios for Guitar

Let’s check out major arpeggios for guitar. For this post, I’m assuming basic music theory knowledge. You should understand scale degrees, the difference between major and minor chords and keys, and have an idea of what the CAGED system is. We’ll use C Major as...
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