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Matthias Young

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From Bach to Rock: Using Diatonic Power Chords and Inverted Borrowed Chords to Create More Musical Riffs

This riff-writing exercise will demonstrate how to create diatonic and borrowed chords based on a chromatic bass line while staying in key. For this example, I’m going to use the key of A minor and the harmonic minor scale as my guide for chord construction.

From Bach to Rock: Are You Learning to Play Songs or Learning to Play Guitar?

Many students have come to me over years with the same problem; they can play a few songs (and perhaps quite well), but they have no understanding of what they are doing and they feel like they’ve hit a brick wall. This is a very common plateau I believe many “self-taught” guitarists hit.