Category Archives: Theory

2 Tasty Major Pentatonic Licks

In my book 50 Blues Rock Licks https://mccormickguitarlessons.com/50-blues-rock-licks-for-the-guitar/
I included a few licks that sound particularly sweet in a major key. In this video, I break down those licks and how to use them properly.

Enjoy these tasty major pentatonic guitar licks and be sure to try them out on a major backtrack!

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Sus Chords 101 | Guitar Lesson

If sus aka suspended chords are a mystery to you as a guitar player, then fret no more (pun intended). Suspended chords are not difficult to understand nor play so with this video, a little patience and practice, you’ll be mastering them in no time and creating a magical sound that can only be achieved by the suspended chord.

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How to Write a Hit Song (in Less Than 7 Minutes)

This is a video heavily based on music theory principles.

To fully understand this video, you should know basic theory.

Notes in music: A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G#
Major Scale Formula: W W H W W W H
C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C
C Major Scale Chords: C Dm Em F G Am Bdim

Here is a great resource I use often for teaching my students basic music theory: http://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/chords-key-c.html

To understand how I was playing the chords and choosing strum patterns, look into my eBook How To Play Any Song on Guitar here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BCOGXJY/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

 

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