More Octave Patterns on the Guitar Fretboard In a previous post we discussed how various features of the way guitar strings are tuned lead to predictable patterns between the strings. A corollory of the previously mentioned “7 Fret Rule” is what we will now call the “5 Fret Rule”. All this rule says is that
Octave Patterns on the Guitar Fretboard Here are several factors you need to understand about the guitar to appreciate the Octave Patterns on the Guitar Fretboard. First, each fret raises (or lowers) the pitch of a string by a semi-tone. Second, there are 12 semi-tones in an octave. So the 12th fret is the Octave
The song “Perfect” was written and recorded by Ed Sheeran and released in 2017. It is a romantic ballad written about his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, whom he knew from school and reconnected with when she was working in New York. In an interview, Sheeran said that he needed to write the best love song of
“Blame It on Me” is a song by British singer-songwriter George Ezra. It was released as the fourth single from his debut studio album, Wanted on Voyage (2014). The song was released in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 11 August 2014 through Columbia Records. It debuted at number 6 on the UK
If you’ve heard about the CAGED System and you’re having difficulty trying to understand it, well, welcome to the club. The CAGED System is supposed to help guitar players understand the fretboard more completely. The problem is, it is confusing trying to figure out how exactly it is supposed to help you do that. Does
The song “Norwegian Wood” was written mostly by John Lennon in 1965. The lyrics are about an romantic affair Lennon was involved in, as hinted in the opening couplet: “I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me”. Paul McCartney later explained that the term “Norwegian Wood” was a sarcastic reference
There a number of samples available to give you an idea of our PracticeTracks system. Practice Tracks help aspiring musicians learn their instrument within the context of a small band. See them at Practice Tracks samples.
We all know that Elvis was one of the biggest rock and roll stars ever – maybe THE biggest. But do you know that when he was in elementary school music was the only subject he failed, and he was ridiculed by his fellow students for his odd singing style. Before he made it big
This American actor/comedian studied philosophy in college. He was able to turn a successful career as a stand-up comedian into an even more successful career as a star in movies like The Jerk, Three Amigos and Trains, Planes and Automobiles If you guessed Steve Martin you are correct. And yes, he can play the banjo.