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Part 4 – Transitioning Between Thinking Major and Minor

Part 4 – Transitioning Between Thinking Major and Minor

Ok, so it's probably getting clear that the major and minor scales can really be thought of as the same pattern but with different root note positions within that pattern. Often they will seem to be described as different scales and with different formulas. This is...

Part 3 – The Minor Scale…

Part 3 – The Minor Scale…

The Minor Scale What do you mean "I already know it?"   Now, remember how earlier on we went through the Major Scale and not only memorised where all the Major Root Notes were but also added the Minor Root Notes to our mental labelling? By the end we should have...

Part 2 – How to Use the Major Scale on guitar

Part 2 – How to Use the Major Scale on guitar

HOW to Use the Major Scale on guitar   So by now, you (hopefully) know at least 1 major scale pattern. On guitar there are 5 patterns (often called positions) that make up the major scale between 12 frets. After 12 frets the patterns will start again because the...

Part 1 – Begin with the Parent Scale: The Major Scale

Part 1 – Begin with the Parent Scale: The Major Scale

Begin with the Parent Scale: The Major Scale   This is a 5- step lesson that contains a lot of information so take it slowly and patiently. Try to apply each suggested exercise. By the time you reach the end you should have a very strong foundation on which...

Think Like a Farmer: Planting and Watering Seeds

Think Like a Farmer: Planting and Watering Seeds

Think Like a Farmer: Planting and Watering Seeds I often like to say to students that learning to play guitar should be simple. I'm choosing my words very carefully here- should be simple. I'm not being smarmy! Instead, I'm just trying to...

Remember Your Reasons ‘WHY’

Remember Your Reasons ‘WHY’

When to Recall Your Reasons for Playing Guitar It can be really tough to stick with things, trust me I know! It seems to be almost a curse at times that we desire so many things, behaviours and knowledge. With so many great activities to enjoy, places to see, foods to...

What You See… is What You’ll Be

What You See… is What You’ll Be

What You See... Is What You'll Be   I have talked before about how aspiring to the wise attitude of a seasoned farmer is the way to go with approaching guitar practice (or any other practice really) and how getting ourselves to the skill...