Drop D Tuning On The Guitar: What It Is And How To Tune

January 3, 2024

Drop D tuning is a common alternative tuning for the guitar. Standard tuning, from low to high, is E-A-D-G-B-E. The guitar is tuned that way for a few reasons, but it’s not the only way to tune it. While standard tuning has its advantages for being able to easily play chordsĀ and play melodies, sometimes and […]

What Key Is A Guitar In?

October 31, 2023

You’ve probably heard of a “key” as it relates to music and wondered what key a guitar is in. The short answer is that it’s notĀ in a specific key, that’s not really how it works. The longer answer is, like a lot of instruments, the guitar is more suited to certain keys than others. You […]

Chord diagram for an F chord on guitar.

How To Play An F Chord On Guitar

October 24, 2023

If you’re relatively new to guitar and made your way through open guitar chords, you’ve probably tried your hand at barre chords. When first getting started on barre chords, a lot of new players already begin to struggle with the F chord. In this lesson, I’ll tear apart the F chord, as played in the […]

What Are Power Chords

October 3, 2023

So you want to find out about power chords? You’re in the right place. In this guitar lesson, I’ll cover what a power chord is, a bit of music theory behind power chords, and how to play them. Basically this article is a one stop shop for all things power chord related. Before I get […]

Diagram of an C shape major scale on guitar.

How To Play Major Scales On Guitar

August 12, 2023

In Western music, the humble major scale is pretty much the building block of music. Yes, there are musical modes out there, but they’re better understood through major scales. Major scales form the key of a song, and ultimately, chords are built on degrees of a scale. While there are a ton of different scales […]

How To Play Major Pentatonic Scales On Guitar

June 19, 2023

Getting to know your guitar scales is a great step to improvising and writing lead lines. Knowing your scales is also helpful in generally understanding lead lines and riffs from the songs you love. This lesson goes of the major pentatonic scale shapes. As the name would suggest, these are pentatonic scales based on the […]

How To Practice Minor Pentatonic Scales

June 9, 2023

So you’ve read my article on the minor pentatonic shapes for guitar. Great, you know them. Now what? In that article I spent about three sentences on tips for practicing the minor pentatonic scale. This article aims to go into a little bit more depth to get you jamming away on minor pentatonics. Now, this […]