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This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a 7sharp9 shape.
7sharp9 Guitar Chord
At its heart is a simple dominant 7th chord, but with the added sharp 9 it sounds instantly ‘hip’. It’s a very jazzy-sounding chord, and one you can use to give standard chord progressions a jazz sound.
Let’s learn more about this cool chord…
If you want to hear great guitar playing — for free, whenever you want — then YouTube is the place to go. There are many places that guitarists can hang out online, but if you want to get your music out there, and in front of other players and fans, then YouTube is the best place to do it.
In this article, we look at some of the best guitarists youtube has to offer. We’ll also provide tips on how you can start your own YouTube guitar career… Continue reading
This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a nice, big, open-sounding, minor 11th chord. It has quite an ambiguous sound, and is very effective in slow moving chord progressions.
‘Big’ Minor 11th Chord Diagram
Guitar Chord Of The Week: Big Minor 11th
Try the chord to hear how it sounds, then continue reading to learn more about it. An example chord progression is included, so you can hear the chord in context… Continue reading
How To Record Acoustic Guitar: A Complete Guide.
The following article provides information, hints and tips on how to record acoustic guitar. It covers microphone types, mic placement, effects, eq, mixing tips and more, giving you everything you need to create professional-sounding acoustic guitar recordings.
Let’s get started… Continue reading
Guitar Chord Of The Week
Welcome to another series of Guitar Chord Of The Week.
In this series we are going to explore a wide range of chord shapes, all of which go beyond the basic guitar chords that most guitarists know.
The chords that we are going to look at can be used in a wide range of musical styles, so whether you’re a shredder or a jazzer there will be something here for you.
So, without further ado, let’s introduce this week’s chord… Continue reading
Guitar Command caters for guitarists of all abilities. Our articles cover everything from basic guitar lessons to jazz improvisation – there is something here for you whatever style of music you play.
Guitar Command started life as a guitar scales reference site for lead guitarists. Needless to say, our comprehensive reference section is one of the most visited areas of the site. Learn new guitar scales, arpeggios and chords and improve your playing. Start exploring here: Guitar Scales.
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Our popular guitar backing tracks are used by thousands of guitarists and bassists all around the world. Guitar Command Backing Tracks are available from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and many other online stores. You can also download tracks directly from this site. Find out more about our guitar and bass backing tracks here: Guitar Backing Tracks. You can also listen to samples and play along yourself!
About Guitar Command Guitar Magazine
Our aim is to make Guitar Command the no.1 guitar magazine. We create guitar products to inspire and educate. GuitarCommand.com is a complete reference for all guitarists. Our contributors are jazz, classical, acoustic and electric guitarists who want to pass on their knowledge and love of the instrument and its music. So look around. Learn to command the guitar. Get ready to master the fretboard and be able to pull out a great solo or performance whenever you need to. It is our hope to inspire the next Bream, Williams, Metheny, Martino, Vai, Satriani, Jansch, Emmanuel, Zappa, Hammett, Hendrix, Clapton or Page.