Tag archive for ‘Techniques’
By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Chord Clinic: Chord Sequences

This month, we look at ways to get creative with just a guitar and chord sequences. Rod Fogg steers the ship of harmony through the dark waters of dissonance. Let’s get started with the simple open-string More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Zappa Teaches Zappa: Dweezil Zappa Explores Frank’s Improv Techniques

During a Chicago stop on his Cease and Desist tour, Dweezil Zappa spent some time talking with Reverb.com about his dad’s preference for improvisation over composing solos and performing them note for note. “I More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Chord Clinic: Triads & Pedal Notes

Triads are some of the simplest chords playable on a guitar, but move them around over a pedal note and things start to get really interesting. Rod Fogg explains… Triads, which are three-note chords consisting More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Chord Clinic: Powerchords – Two note tricks

Remove the third from your chords and you get the appropriately named powerchord, a staple of rock, punk and pop music. Rod Fogg shows you how to beef up your playing using only two notes…  Previous Chord Clinics More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Chord Clinic: Slash Chords – Descending Basslines

Following on from our initial lesson on slash chords, Rod Fogg introduces some new progressions with descending basslines that will bring a Motown feel to your chord sequences… This lesson, Chord Clinic carries More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Chord Clinic – Part 4 – Root Manoeuvres & Slash Chords

So far, we’ve looked at adding interesting notes to chords – suspended seconds and fourths, sevenths and added ninths. Here, Rod Fogg moves on to altering the bass note of a chord to something other than the More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Chord Clinic – Part 3 : Seventh chords

Seventh chords can evoke distinctly dreamy or unsettling emotions, as exemplified on George Harrison’s Something or David Bowie’s Life On Mars. Here, Rod Fogg unravels the real value of the seventh… Seventh More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Tuition: Chord Clinic – Part 2: sus Chords

Suspended chords can create an ethereal, hypnotic feel, and are a valuable addition to your chord vocabulary. In the second instalment of this series, Rod Fogg delves into the world of the ‘sus’ shapes… Sus2 More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Tuition: Chord Clinic – part one

Welcome to the first instalment of a new series in which tutor Rod Fogg will help expand your chord vocabulary. No matter what your level of ability, there’s always room to improve. First, let’s go right back More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, September 28th, 2015

How to… Record Bass

Following on from our last tutorial on recording electric guitars, this time John Pickford turns his attention to the bass… Getting a good bass sound is integral to the success of any piece of recorded music More...