If you’re stuck in the pentatonic box and struggling to find a useful way to make any musical sense of the five pentatonic positions then do yourself a favour and try something new … Pack your virtual suitcase with a few simple ideas, cut off all contact, and lock away everything you know about the five pentatonic positions. Take a thirty day break from them and when you come back you’ll see them in a completely new (and usable) light. Suitcase ready, here’s your packing list!
What is the CAGED system? In my opinion it’s something that gets too much attention for the wrong reasons and not enough attention for the right ones. [Read more…]
Barre chords (or bar chords or whatever way you prefer to spell them) should be mastered by all guitarists. If you know how to find the notes on the fifth and sixth strings then you’ll have instant ability to play any major, minor, major seventh, minor seventh and dominant seventh chord, in any key and two positions of the guitar fretboard with just a few shapes to learn.,,,