College Music Theory-What's in a name?

My students at various Colleges over the years all used to grouse about their music theory clas...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 25, 2019

Can You HEAR It?

As the years go by I notice the changing of the generations in subtle ways, especially through ...

Posted by Frank on Feb. 12, 2014

Learning the guitar: It’s Complicated

You know the guitar is complicated, and so do I. There are different ways to do everything, and...

Posted by Frank on Feb. 8, 2014

Learn how to play the Minor 7(b5) Chord Lesson

Also called "half diminished," this is the most important chord in jazz because it is used so m...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 24, 2013

Learn how to play the "6/2" Major Scale Lesson

For most students this major scale fingering is the most familiar. Be sure you are familiar wit...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 5, 2013

Learn how to play the "6/4" Major Scale Lesson

This scale is played in several different ways, but learn it like this and you will avoid all k...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 5, 2013

Learn how to play the Diminished 7 Chord Lesson

These fingerings work well with each other and interact with the basic 7th chords in my other v...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 4, 2013

Learn how to play the "5/4" Major Scale Lesson

One of the more common major scale fingerings....

Posted by Frank on Nov. 4, 2013

Learn how to play the "5/2" Major Scale Lesson

All these scale fingerings are important if you want to be able to play through the chord chang...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 4, 2013

Learn how to play the "4/2" Major Scale Lesson

Once learned exactly as shown, these major scale fingerings work well for reading and improvisa...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 4, 2013

Learn how to play the Major 7 Chord Lesson

Begin amassing your vocabulary of chords for jazz with the Major 7. Learn to play it and to go ...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 1, 2013

Learn how to play the Minor 7 Chord Lesson

Minor 7 chords. If they're good enough for Carlos Santana, they're good enough for me and good ...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 1, 2013

Learn how to play the Dominant 7 Chord Lesson

Many play their Dominant 7 chords as a barre chord, and it sounds too muddy. Learn a couple of ...

Posted by Frank on Nov. 1, 2013

The Cycle of 4ths (part 2) Lesson

This second part about practicing the cycle of 4ths involves alternating strings....

Posted by Frank on Oct. 8, 2013

The Cycle of 4ths (part 1) Lesson

If you're interested in learning jazz guitar (or any style of guitar), it's important to learn ...

Posted by Frank on Oct. 7, 2013