Impart a touch of sadness or melancholy to an otherwise happy and predictable-sounding progression
A rundown of the explosive playing styles of Mark Tremonti, Tosin Abasi, Gary Clark Jr. and Nita Strauss
In the spirit of the Axemas season, we’ve compiled a handful of select solo guitar arrangements of popular Christmas songs
Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, George Harrison, Tom Petty and many more have done this in their music, so why shouldn't you?
In this lesson, learn some cool, musically effective things to play over a rather dark, intriguing set of chord changes
Learn some interesting applications of this harmonic enigma, and a few ways to get more musical mileage out of it.
This historic 1936 recording by Robert Johnson of one of his classic songs showcases the pioneering Delta bluesman’s trademark funky, aggressive fingerstyle attack and rhythmically free and quirky phrasing style.
Learn some cool variations of this progression that feature added chord changes and spicier harmony and voice-leading.
Learn about the major diatonic drop, and how you can use it to great effect in your own songwriting.
A comprehensive primer on the topic of intervals, designed to give guitarists from any stylistic background a solid grasp on one of the foundational cornerstones of music.
A few examples from the rock and pop catalog of how famous composers have successfully harnessed this enigmatic chord to great effect.
Look at a few examples of fairly well-known songs from the modern era that utilize the dim7 chord in interesting, effective ways.