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Archive for January, 2008

Understanding How Chords Relate to Scales

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I have written a post in the guitar forum regarding the relationship between chords and scales.

This relates specifically regarding how chords are built by using the major scale. This is fundamental inforamtion for any musician as well as any guitarist.

The major scale is the building block for everything musical so it is important to try and understand how it works and how it relates to chords.

Get this under your belt and learning anything else to do with the guitar or anything musical will become much clearer and a lot easier to understand.

If there are any aspects that I have not been clear on then please either leave a comment here or feel free to comment in the forum and I, or another member of the forum will be happy to assist you.

How to Restring a Guitar with a Floyd Rose

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Hi

If you have a guitar with a Floyd Rose tremelo system then you may struggle with changing the strings. I have written and article on how to do this over at the Forums

http://forums.ollysguitar.com/viewtopic.php?t=149

Thanks

Private Guitar Lessons

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Just a quick note to say that I am now offering private guitar lessons in the Wimborne / Corfe Mullen  area of Dorset – Lessons are 45 minutes to one hour  and I teach both electric and acoustic guitar. Rates currently are £15 per hour

My main influences are rock based including Satriani, Vai, Queen, GnR and many more.

What are Scales?

Monday, January 14th, 2008

So we have talked about chords and hopefully you are starting to be able to use these chords to play some songs. This is great but there is another vital aspect of guitar playing that you need to know if not master. You probably have already heard of – scales.

So What is a scale. Well very simply it is a chain of single notes
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Happy New Year

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Happy new year to everyone.

I apologise for the lack of lessons recently. I have been extremely busy trying to get the Guitar Forum  up and running. Please feel free to join and contribute here.

Lessons will commence  again very soon. If anyone is struggling with anything so far or would like more information an a specific topic then please feel free to contact me.

Have a great year everyone!

Olly