August Issue

Chords

ARTICLES

Digging Deeper: Crafting Layered Guitar Parts

June 6, 2015
Such studio masters as Jimmy Page and Robert Smith are known for weaving multiple guitar parts into compelling sonic tapestries.
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Digging Deeper: Open-G Tricks

March 14, 2015
Get inside one of the guitar’s most versatile open tunings.
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Jazz Tricks: How to Play Over “Giant Steps”

March 7, 2015
Coltrane’s technical masterpiece offers many challenges—and enormous inspiration.
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The Guitarist's Guide to Writing Charts

November 29, 2014
There’s more than one way to make a quick-and-dirty chart that will get you through the gig.
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Jazz Tricks: How to Play "Blue Bossa"

October 18, 2014
Get inside this jazz standard with a handful of useful concepts.
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Jazz Boot Camp: Quartal Harmony 101

September 6, 2014
Dig into the ambiguously beautiful sound of stacked fourths.
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Deep Cuts: Al Anderson’s “You’re Just Laughin’ Inside”

July 19, 2014
The former NRBQ frontman combines Cornell Dupree double-stops with a dulcet tone and lots of soul.
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Rhythm Rules: Chromatic Quartals

July 12, 2014
Quartal harmony and chromatic approaches can add sophistication and drama to even basic chord progressions.
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Future Rock: Shredding Triads

May 17, 2014
Unlock the fretboard’s geometry through the beauty of the triad.
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Digging Deeper: Pentatonic Chords

April 12, 2014
If you think pentatonics are just for blues-rock riffs, think again.
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