27 November 2021

MODAL HARMONIZATION

Modal Harmonization Harmonic Principles of the Present Day In a very generic way, “harmonizing” means stacking sounds together to create harmony. If we speak about modern […]
11 September 2020
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SUSPENDED TRIADS (FINGERINGS)

Suspended Triads (Fingerings) In another lesson I’ve introduced suspended chords in the context of the major scale. Now let’s see how these chords can be played […]
15 March 2019

PHRASES AND MOTIVES

Elements of Musical Rhythm Last time I talked about what in a very general way we refer as rhythm. I made a distinction between time, rhythm […]
8 March 2019

RHYTHM, BEAT, MEASURE, DIVISION

Let’s Talk About Rhythm So, right now we’ve talked about the tonal system from a melodic and harmonic point of view (major and minore scales; Tonic, Subdominant and […]
1 March 2019

THE MINOR MODE

Welcome back! Up to this point we’ve talked about major tonality, and I showed some of the many possible fingerings for the major scale and for […]
21 November 2018
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TONAL FUNCTIONS IN THE MAJOR SCALE

After speaking about major scale and how the fingerings can be organized on the guitar, I’d like to talk a little bit about harmony. I’ll try […]
20 November 2018

HOW SCALES ARE TAUGHT ON GUITAR?

Hi everybody! Today I’d like to talk a little bit about a subject both elementary and extremely complex: the major scale. It is elementary in the […]
22 August 2015

DOMINANT CHORDS WITH ALTERED 9TH

Dominant 9th Chords The Dominant chord, with its inner tension to resolve to the tonic, is the real core of the tonal system. The reason for […]