A Brief Guide to the Ukulele for Guitarists

So you play the guitar and fancy having a shot at the ukulele? Of course you do! Who wouldn’t? Ukuleles are great. Not only that, but if you’re a guitarist, the transition is fairly straightforward. In fact, the most tricky crossover is learning to hold the ukulele. Unlike the guitar, the ukulele doesn’t rest on your… [MORE]

Five Major & Minor Pentatonic Patterns for Guitar

Soon after you start learning the guitar, you’ll come across the term ‘Pentatonic’. It’s one of those things guitarists spend a lot of time working on and talking about. The word literally means five tones, so it won’t surprise you to find out that pentatonic scale (both major and minor) consist of five notes. For the… [MORE]

Scales, Arpeggios and Triads for Piano

While scales, arpeggios and triads may not sound like the most trilling of subjects, if you’re serious about learning the piano, they’re essential. Not convinced? Let me try to persuade you with a few handy bullet points: Playing scales is a great work out for your fingers – especially if played with a firm steady action rather than raced through,… [MORE]