What do you do when the songs you want to play are too difficult to learn? In this article we’ll explore how to break a song down and simplify it so that even a beginner can play the most difficult song.
by. Sebastian Gomez The POWER CHORD is a symbol of the guitar; of it’s character and might above other instruments. It allows anyone to pick up a guitar and star play songs within minutes! The shape of a Power Chord is simple and easy to learn and play. If you’ve never played one, try it… Read more
By. Sebastian Gomez The Pentatonic Scale. The most revered and treasured pattern to all guitarists. Many of us know it… but few really know it’s power. On the guitar, the pentatonic positions are easy to memorize, but too often they lead to robotic and lifeless playing. Today all that changes! There are a lot of… Read more
By. Sebastian Gomez Today I got a story for ya’ll. When I was first learning guitar I remember being envious of piano players. They never had any issue finding notes since they are nicely color coded; natural notes (C – D – E – F – G – A – B ) are white keys,… Read more
RE-HARMONIZATION! – it’s quick and easy way to spice up a piece of music. What is re-harmonization? For simplicity, we can define it as swapping the chords in a song with new ones to create a different sound. This technique is used often in jazz music and can seem overly complicated.
By. Sebastian Gomez Most people when they think of guitar they imagine two different things: shredding solos, or fast Spanish style acoustic! Today’s we’re looking at the latter, and the 3 building blocks that’ll put you on the path to fast Flamenco playing! If you haven’t read my post on the P.i.m.a. naming, check that… Read more
By. Sebastian Gomez Last week we looked mapped out our fingers to the guitar using the P.i.m.a technique. Today’s hacks are geared towards learning the notorious Travis Picking technique. What is Travis Picking you ask?? Think of any Folk tune, specially from the late 60’s and early 70’s; songs like Dust in the Wind or… Read more