Posts Tagged 'guitar practice'

Which arpeggios should guitarists learn?

Arpeggios are the notes that make up a chord when played in succession, as oppose to at the same time.

They are just as valuable a resource for creating music as scales are, and in a way arpeggios are mini-scales of just three or four notes.

There are as many arpeggios as there are chords but in reality, we only need to learn a moderate number of them in order to meet most requirements.

So, which arpeggios should guitarists learn?


  • Major and minor – ...
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Why learn music theory?

“Why learn music theory? I don’t want to be restricted…”

To the uninitiated, music theory is often thought of as being a set of rules that must be obeyed.

This is not what music theory is about

Music theory is a well-organised system of naming and describing music and how it works. Learning music theory brings meaning to what would otherwise be an anonymous sequence of chords or notes.

Whether a musician plays punk, funk or Paganini, the same names and descriptions apply, and it doesn’t matter ...

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