Tag: chords

Strumming – 1 2 + 3 4

Note: Click on an image to make it bigger Learning to strum properly and consistently is very important to guitar playing. Learning to count a rhythm can be invaluable in learning how to do this. That said though being able to hear and recognise rhythms is more important. A combination of the two will improve […]

Powerchords (5th Chords) – How to figure them out

Powerchords or 5th chords are chords that consist of the root note and the fifth. Typically with distortion added they are a staple of rock and punk. They can be ‘palm muted’, played solely with down strokes or thrashed. The difference between a Power chord and other chords is the missing 3rd hence the name […]

Notes on the ‘A’ string

This article deals with the notes on the guitar and not why you should learn them.  Why learn notes on the guitar? Notes on the ‘A’ string: Sharp notes on the ‘A’ string. Flats on the ‘A’ string. Understanding that: A# = Bb C# = Db D# = Eb F# = Gb G# = Ab […]

Understanding Barre Chords(part 1)

What is a barre chord? The barre chord is a movable chord that uses the first finger to lie across the strings pressing them all down whilst other fingers fret chord shapes. Effectively your first finger becomes the guitar nut or works like a capo. Understanding how a barre chord works can take some real […]

Learning Barre Chords for Guitar Online Dictionary

Learning barre chord positions can be a right royal pain in the harris. It’s something I’ve found to be quite difficult to get across to many students, so here it is. The free online Barre chord dictionary. Every Major and Minor Barre chord covered using the four most common Barre chord shapes. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.untidymusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/barrechords.swf” height=”400″ […]