Anyone who’s ever made an effort to learn some music theory knows that one of the biggest turn-offs is the sound of the major scale harmonized in triads (three-note chords). But before you dismiss...
In last month’s column, I demonstrated a variety of ways to transform standard A minor pentatonic-based licks into modal runs and patterns using the A Aeolian mode (a.k.a. the A natural minor scale...
In part 4 we covered quarter-note triplets, 16th-note triplets and sextuplets and learned how to create tricked-out hemiola licks by taking a repeating note pattern and changing its rhythm so that...
This month's "In Deep" sees our own Andy Aledort looking at methods for converting minor pentatonic licks into modal phrases and patterns.
This month's "Talkin' Blues" with Musicians Institute instructor Keith Wyatt looks at the legacy of the first star of the electric guitar, Charlie Christian.
In the video below, Janus guitarist Mike Tyranski shows you how to play “In Flames,” a song off Janus' upcoming album, Nox Aeris, which will be released March 27 on REALID Records. Nox Aeris can be...
In this lesson I'm going to show you more slick hemiola tricks that will help expand your phrasing vocabulary.
As promised at the end of our last lesson, we're now going to learn how to count, read and play triplets.
Chords: "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" Brenda Lee
Chords: Frosty the Snowman
Chords: "Holly Jolly Christmas" Burl Ives
Chords: I'll Be Home For Christmas
Tabs: "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" Transiberian Orchestra