Category Archives: Guitar Lesson

Three Claws

I got my hands on a new toy this weekend – a Martin 00-28G. This one has a nice fat round neck – it feels like a baseball bat Tele. This video compares the sound of three nylon string guitars: … Continue reading

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Destined For Nada?

Somewhere in France, two unknowns are fretting over the Great American Songbook: h/t Sippican Cottage

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Can you say “Longhorn Bass”?

…I mean, Bass Guitar – Check it ~2:00: HT:sippican

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Want Some Puddin?

Nice live version of Georgy Porgy by Toto:  

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Boom Boom Out Go The Lights vs The Harmonica

How many of you knew that Boom, Boom, Out Go The Lights was originally a Little Walter tune? For all you rockers, here’s the Pat Travers version: I played this with a harmonica player the other night. It seemed he … Continue reading

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The Happiest Metallica Song Evr!

Someone has figured out how to auto tune songs from minor to major. I can picture a happy girl guitar strummer singing Metallica at an open mic:  

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Chords Over Lyrics & Working with Chords and Lyrics on iPad

Stop trying to use Word to get the chords to display over the words. It’s a pain. If you like the chords over words song format for lyrics, do yourself a favor and download Songpress. Songpress is an invaluable tool for displaying … Continue reading

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Good tune for testing driving Phrygian or Phrygian #3

Used to play this one at the Wheelhorse Roller Rink in Sachse TX, back when I was a teenager (a few photos NSFW!): The 7#9 tonic and riff ending on b2 are just begging for the 5th mode of harmonic minor, IMO… … Continue reading

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Major or Minor? Songs in the key of #9

Too Rolling Stoned – Robin Trower – Verses minor, choruses major. First guitar solo starts with 5-b7-M3 dominant 7 chord, then to a minor mode for single notes. I Need You Tonight – INXS – Chords major, with single notes … Continue reading

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1 + 1 > 2, or how Italians give a lesson on singing harmony

Via Sippican Cottage: This is very cool: Some things that stand out to me: * They sound better harmonizing than singing by themselves. * The Italian way of phrasing speech: “…I will sing for you the part by Paul…”   “,,,it goes … Continue reading

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