Improving Chord Changes

Improving Chord Changes

Well it has been a while since the last post but we have a few great guest posts coming up and lots happening over here at TMTG. Thank you also to the new subscribers, great to have you on board!   Today we are really going to focus on improving chord changes. This is...
The Nashville Number System

The Nashville Number System

This was inspired by one of my lessons with a student over Skype yesterday where we talked about using the Nashville number system (this student is undertaking learning a lot of repertoire as a guitar-vocalist).   For some of you, this will be very simple, for others...
The Easiest Way To Learn Chord Progressions

The Easiest Way To Learn Chord Progressions

This week we have a very special post from Marc-Andre Seguin, the webmaster brains behind jazzguitarlessons.net. Be sure to go and check them out, there are loads of video lessons, PDFs, blog posts and various resources to help you take guitar and jazz to the next...
Creating a Good Chord-Melody (Advanced)

Creating a Good Chord-Melody (Advanced)

Today we have another more advanced topic (jazz nerds rejoice), all about creating chord melodies. This can be done compositionally, or with any pop/folk song, but today it’s going to be focused on taking that from a jazz standard. Then, of course, if you are...
7th Chord Inversions (Advanced)

7th Chord Inversions (Advanced)

This week’s blog will be relatively short, really aimed at more advanced players looking at delving into jazz, or at least looking to have some jazz influence in their playing.   A lot of the principles for learning these inversions are similar to those which...
Using 3rds and 6ths

Using 3rds and 6ths

3rds and 6th intervals on the guitar are some of my favourite things to use to create riffs or just give a bit more interest to some lead parts. Some great examples of this already include Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl, John Mayer’s Belief Cat...