This lesson on songwriting investigates the motive behind writing a song. Why do you write a song? Do you have something to say?
Guitar Columns by David Hodge
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This lesson looks at song structure. More specifically we’re looking at the bridge, which has been around almost as long as the study of music.
More than anything else, melody defines a song for us. Join us on a tour through the music theory basics of melody.
This music theory lesson delves into musical phrases and introduces a couple common types of cadences. We’ll try several well-known songs as examples.
The key signature of a song can be considered its home. We’re going to use a few familiar and easy examples to simplify key signatures and tonality.
There’s a huge difference between practicing and playing guitar. Let’s do a run down of good practice tips for guitar.
If a good guitar solo is the result of planning, how do you plan for the spontaneous, spur of the moment solo? Here are some ways to prepare for that moment.
The trick to becoming a better guitarist is you have to be able to work both inside and outside of the box. Your imagination will play an important part.