In this guitar tip we’re going to learn how to transfer patterns – including chords, scales, whatever – across strings.
Learn About Guitar Chords
Learning about guitar chords, how they are made, what notes they contain and why you should learn the notes is an important step for beginners. As you move beyond the beginner level you’ll want to improve at changing chords smoothly and start making barre chords without too much fuss. Check out our handy guitar chord dictionary for help with the most common guitar chords.
This is a chord you see a lot of before going to a minor key, and that’s one of the reasons it sounds dangerous when we hear it.
What is it about the dominant flat nine that makes a chord sound so dangerous? If you’ve been following this series it shouldn’t be too big a surprise.
We’re looking at ninth chords. We’ve reached the dominant 9 chord and want to find out what scales we can play over D9 and where can to use this chord.
Second part in a series of short lessons on ninth chords. When exactly do you use the major ninth and related chords?
Here’s a tip is about the major 9, major add 9, and 6/9 chords. We’re going to get into ninth chords over the next several tips.
Guitarists should take the time and trouble to break out of playing in a single position. This helps with improvisation as well as playing melodies.
Understanding chords makes learning tunes, melodies, improvising and licks much easier. Here are some practical facts about chords that will help.