Chords, Scales, Arpeggios and Chord Progressions

Thats guitar in a nutshell. Those are the building blocks of songs. The bricks to a building.

Let me begin with a short story…

When I first started learning guitar I didn’t know jack. But I figured it out. I put that thing in my hands day in day out. To this day I can’t get enough of this thing called a guitar. Ive written songs with lyrics, riffs galore and instrumental tracks. Ive composed many melodies so that I can play them on the guitar.

In my life the guitar rules.

If you want to play the guitar you have to learn about it as much as you can. Why? Because you do not know what you do not know. One day you might be bored but this should never happen because you have to keep on hunting. You have to keep on hunting for inspiration and you have to be open to it.

It won’t just happen and it won’t just fall on your lap. There are so many cool things about the guitar that you might not even be aware of.

For example the same progression in B flat major as in C Major might be much cooler because of the position on the neck, open strings or simply something might happen that sounds cool.

If you have a progression in B flat major you can solo using the g string only and using the G Minor scale. The notes are G A Bb C D Eb F – these same notes are in B flat major. They are relative keys.

Another thing you can do is write one section in B flat major and use G Minor, the relative minor key for the chorus. Or vice versa.

There are many cool things that you can learn about guitar and music theory. There are many fingerings to a chord or a scale. There are chord inversions, chord extensions and broken chords known as arpeggios.

Lots and lots of cool stuff. The more you learn the more you earn. In this case, you will earn ability and skill to navigate the neck and express yourself as freely as possible. The more you know the more accurate you can express yourself.

I know a lot of us hear things in our head and we want to play it right away but something happens. We don’t know how.

This is remedied by learning and studying the guitar. There is no other way around it.

You want it, go and get it.

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Chords, Scales, Arpeggios and Chord Progressions

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Just like the corridor in the picture above, music is a never ending journey of bliss. If you’re bored with the guitar, its because you haven’t explored enough. Do some research. Get your hands on these ebooks. They’re only a few books and you will learn a lot. In fact, you’ll be able to write entire songs from the ebooks below.

 

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Scales and Arpeggios