Major Pentatonic Fretboard Images

How’s that for an exciting title! A while back I posted the five patterns (C, A, G, E and D) that can be used to play pentatonic scales on the guitar. Since then a few people have asked me how these patterns link together and how to work out what key they are in. In response, I […]

An Introduction to Piano Accompaniment

Once you are familiar with the C major family of chords (those made when playing the C major scale with a series of root triads as follows: C major – D minor – E minor – F major – G major – A minor) it’s time to start working on accompaniment. When playing a chord […]

Swing Rhythm Strumming Patterns for Guitar

Swing rhythms aren’t only found in Jazz. They turn up all over the place – from children’s songs like Humpty Dumpty and Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice, through to popular songs like When I’m Sixty-Four and She’s Electric. In fact, they can be found in every genre of music. As such, it’s an important […]