Scales are much more than a run of notes. Learning how they work is useful for all sorts of things, including writing your own guitar riffs.
Guitar Columns by David Hodge
David Hodge has written over a hundred guitar columns and lessons for Guitar Noise. The complete archive of these guitar lessons is available here. Click through to the last page if you want to read everything in the order it was written.
We’re going to take some chord shapes that you know already and start working on moveable chords. These chords sound cool and we’ve thrown in several examples.
A quick guide to reading music notation. This is something that many of you have asked for. It is also something that any and every serious musician needs.
Knowing the little nuances of different musical genres can help you be a more flexible musician. The more styles you can play, the more music you can play.
A popular reader request is a lesson on how to get a Celtic sounding guitar style. This lesson has more than a few ideas to achieve that sound.
This article is full of advice for anyone thinking of buying their next guitar online. David shares some of his experiences in buying instruments from ebay.
Today we’re going to introduce the subject of modulation. Modulation is a great songwriting tool and a key subject to understanding how music is put together.
We are going to dispel some of the mysteries and anxieties surrounding songs written in minor keys. Included in this lesson is a whole bevy on examples.