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Guitar Command features regular guitar articles, lessons, gear reviews and everything else you need to stay up to date with the guitar world. Don’t forget to subscribe using the box to the right of the page. Browse our latest articles below:

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2 5 1 Progression Explained

This lesson provides an introduction to the 2 5 1 progression. Even if you don’t play jazz the 2 5 1 is a very important sequence of chords. This lesson explains what ‘2 5 1′ actually means, and provides example chord progressions so you can play it for yourself.

2 5 1 Progression Explained

2 5 1 Progression Explained

Quick test: can you tell where the 2 5 1s are in the progression below? Continue reading

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Guitar Keys

Guitar music is written in quite a narrow range of keys. This is due to the nature of the instrument and how it is tuned: some keys are just naturally more suited to the guitar.

Guitar Keys Writing Music For Guitar

In this lesson, I identify these keys, and also list the chords in each of these keys. This is useful for composers and songwriters intending to write music for the guitar, whether or not they are guitarists themselves. Continue reading

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2 5 1 Progression Trick

2 5 1 Progression Trick

In this lesson I’m going to show you how to play 2 5 1 progressions using a nice little trick based around chord synonyms. Useful not only for jazz guitarists, but also for songwriters who want a nice way of introducing key changes.

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Pink Floyd The Endless River Review

The Endless River is Pink Floyd’s 15th studio album. With a back catalogue featuring masterpieces such as The Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall, the band have set the bar high. How does The Endless River fare against such classic albums? Read the Guitar Command review to find out…

Pink Floyd The Endless River Review

Pink Floyd – The Endless River

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Best Bass Players List

Best Bass Players

A list of the best bass players of all time. This list includes some of the best bass guitarists from many different musical styles and eras. It includes bass pioneers, melodic masters and technical giants. Who did we choose? Who did we leave out? Read on to find out… Continue reading

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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 Scales

Guitar Scales

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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Guitar Backing Tracks By Guitar Command

Guitar Backing Tracks By Guitar Command

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.