Root 5 and Root 6 Barre Chords

August 29, 2011 No Comments

You’ve seen root 6 and root 5 barre chords individually, but now it’s time to combine them! In this lesson we’ll break down the movement and offer you some advice.

Play It All With Root 4 Melody Chords

August 16, 2011 1 Comment

In smaller jazz combos, it’s important for every member to step it up to fill out the space. For guitar players, sometimes it means playing chords and the melody together. We’ll show you how!

Chords With a Jazz Twist

August 16, 2011 No Comments

Jazz players think about music very differently than other players, and chords are no different. They have specific ways of playing 7th chords that we’ll show you today!

Root 6 Piggy Back Chords

August 12, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re going to learn about piggy back chords – cool shapes you can add to any chord to spice it up and create a dynamic, funky chord riff.

Root 5 Piggy Back Chords

August 12, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got another piggy back lesson, this time built off of the root 5 barre chords. This will teach you to funk and groove out and create dynamic chord riffs.

The Hendrix Style – “Thumb Chords”

August 11, 2011 1 Comment

Hendrix had a unique way to play barre chords which freed up fingers to play his classic embellishments. We’ll show you his patented thumb chords in this lesson!

The Hendrix Style – “The Hendrix Chord”

August 11, 2011 1 Comment

One of Hendrix’s favorite tricks was his use of the #9 chord, later dubbed the Hendrix chord because of its association with the guitarist. Today we’ll show you this magical chord.

Tricks of the Trade – The b5 Chord

August 5, 2011 No Comments

The b5 is a chord that can serve as a silky smooth transition between other chords in our blues and can really add that swagger to our playing.

Must Know Blues Chords – #9 and 13 Chords

August 4, 2011 1 Comment

We’ve got a pair of must know blues chords that will actually bridge you into the world of jazz blues.

The Dreaded F Chord

August 3, 2011 1 Comment

Ok guys, here comes the toughest lesson yet. It’s time for the dreaded F chord, which involves a new technique called barring. It’s hard, but we know you guys can do it!

Bonus Chords – C, C7, G, G7, B7

August 3, 2011 3 Comments

We’ve got a new batch of chords today to check out today, including C, C7, G, G7, B7. With these, you’re well on your way to having a great handle on the open chords.

F Shape Reggae Chords

July 28, 2011 1 Comment

We’re checking the F shape reggae chords today, a super common shape that all guitar players need to know!

D Shape Reggae Chords

July 27, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re checking out the D shape reggae chords, one of the most popular shapes to play for reggae, rock, and many other styles.

Same Chord Different Shape Exercise

July 27, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a great exercise that will really reinforce those new CAGED shapes. Get ready to flex those mental muscles!


July 27, 2011 2 Comments

Welcome to the CAGED system! This fairly advanced concept will open up your chord vocabulary many times over and truly expand your musical mind. Let’s get started.

‘A’ Shape Reggae Chords

July 26, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got another batch of reggae chords for you guys, this time they are derived from an open A. So grab your guitar mon and let’s go!

Root 6 Sus Chords

July 26, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’ll be checking out the root 6 7th chords. Get ready to inject some serious pizazz into your rhythm guitar playing!

Barred 7th Sus Chords

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Time for the barred sus7 chords! Few chords will draw you and leave you wanting more than the sus7 chords. Learn the shapes then we’ll check out some riffs!

Root 6 7th Chords

July 26, 2011 2 Comments

In this lesson we’re going to learn about the root 6 7th chords. These smooth chords are a must know for any jazz player but essential for any guitarist regardless of style.

Root 5 Sus Chords

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Sus chords are a great way to spice up a standard chord progression. You see them all the time, and the root 5 chords are easy and sound awesome.

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