Tag Archive: Chord progression

Quick Practice Tips – Daily Blog – Day 5

May 22, 2015 2:02 pm Published by
Welcome to part 5, Friday’s final instalment in our daily blog series offering you a professional practice tip each day. Tip 5:  Don’t Always Play With Songs For some guitarists, this advice should be “Start Playing With Songs” but for most of us, it’s don’t always play with songs! Especially if you’re preparing for a… View Article

Lead Guitar Phrasing – Part 3 – Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits

December 11, 2014 6:10 pm Published by
Welcome to Part 3 in our series on Lead Guitar Phrasing.  The subject of today’s study is the Mark Knopfler‘s playing on Brothers In Arms.  First, here’s the track: So here are 5 key points we can take from this, to apply to our own Phrasing when soloing: 1) Leaving Space.   We’ve discussed leaving… View Article

Music Theory Part 9 – Minor Scale 4 Note Chords

June 2, 2014 9:46 am Published by
Welcome to Part 9 in our series on Music Theory.  This time it’s about Forming 4 note chords in a minor key. This is where we refer back to the post about Relative Major/minor scales and keys, and 3 note chord formation: Major and minor. In exactly the same way that we would jump to… View Article

Music Theory Part 8 – Major Key 4 Note Chords

May 29, 2014 2:25 pm Published by
We learned in parts 1-6 about Major Scales, Minor scales, Chord formation, Keys and Relative Keys.  Revisit these earlier posts if you need to, as from now on in our Music Theory series we’ll be presuming these things to be known. Today’s post is about the 4-note chords that can be formed from the Major and… View Article

Using Technology To Your Guitar-playing Advantage

October 18, 2013 4:55 pm Published by
I’m going to tell you about a few ways to practice, progress, and be creative by recording yourself play Firstly, “Recording” here means just about anything – whether it’s recording software, a loop pedal, your phone’s voice record function, or a dodgy old relative’s dodgy old twin cassette deck.  Anything 1) Testing Out A Multi-Part… View Article

Lead Guitar Improvisation – Part 4

September 11, 2013 10:42 am Published by
This is the 4th and final part in Bruce Music‘s Improvisation mini-series.  It’s about Listening.   “‎Listening is the key to everything good in music” – Pat Metheny Listening is a huge part of your improvising process as a Guitarist.  Listening to recorded and live music, and listening to the rest of your band while… View Article

Lead Guitar Improvisation – Part 2

September 2, 2013 4:56 pm Published by
Welcome to part 2 of Bruce Music‘s mini series on improvisation.  (Click here for part 1) Today’s topic is Improvisation Exercises.  The exercises are designed to stop you getting stuck in a rut with your playing.  (Or help you out of a rut you’re already in!)  They’re also good for general practice, and you should… View Article