How to learn music theory

If you’ve been trying to wrap your head around trying to understand music theory but the process seems complicated or you don’t know where to start, this post will outline different essential music concepts to help you digest this massive topic and set you on the right track. Although this is aimed primarily for guitar … Read more

How to play pentatonic scales on guitar (including charts and examples)

The pentatonic scale is one of the most widely used scales across different genres of music. The word pentatonic comes from the root word “penta”, meaning 5 or having 5 of something. As you may have already guessed, the pentatonic scales has 5 notes. Knowing pentatonic scales helps to you create tasteful and melodic ideas … Read more

How to play diminished chords on guitar

Diminished chords are some of the most often misunderstood chords on guitar. Even diminished chords sound dissonant sound on their own, they make for interesting chords once you understand how they work within a progression. By the end of this post, you will be able to learn three different diminished chord shapes that you can … Read more

How to play power chords on guitar

A power chord is a simplified chord that contains two or three notes, usually a doubled root note and a perfect 5th interval in relation to the root. Power chords are notated with a 5 next to the chord such as C5, D5, G5, or F5. Unlike most chords, power chords don’t include a Major or minor … Read more

How to play Happy Birthday song (guitar chords, melody with tabs and strumming patterns)

If there’s one song you should know on guitar, it’s probably Happy Birthday. Even if you don’t play your guitar as often as you’d like, this is one must know song you can learn to celebrate the people in your life. We’ll first cover the guitar chords and tabs to Happy Birthday in the key … Read more