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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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D add9 add11 Chord

D add9 add11 Guitar Chord Diagram

D add9 add11 Guitar Chord Diagram

For a change, this week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is an open-position chord… sort of. It isn’t played in open position (i.e. the first 3 frets), but because it contains open strings, the D add9 add11 chord almost qualifies.

This is a beautiful but ambiguous-sounding chord that has inspired many songs. Continue reading

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Fingerstyle Guitar Study

Practice your fingerstyle technique by playing this arpeggio-based piece for solo guitar. Although not overly challenging, this fingerstyle guitar study is perhaps best attempted by ‘advanced beginner’ or intermediate players. TAB is included, and the music can be played on acoustic, classical or even electric guitar.

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Martin Taylor: Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician Review

Martin Taylor Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician Review

Martin Taylor: Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician Review

Martin Taylor is one of the world’s greatest living jazz guitarists. He is known for his solo jazz guitar playing and for his numerous collaborations with other musicians. In ‘Martin Taylor: Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician‘, (originally published with the additional title ‘Kiss And Tell’), Taylor documents his life and career so far. Continue reading

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Dominant 7th Sharp 5 Flat 9 Chord

Dominant 7th Sharp 5 Flat 9 Chord Shape

Dominant 7th Sharp 5 Flat 9 Chord Shape

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a dominant 7th Sharp 5 Flat 9 (7#9b5) chord. The chord name is a bit of a mouthful and it’s quite a tricky chord to play, but it’s a good chord to know, particularly if you play jazz.

Get used to the sound of this chord by playing the example progressions provided at the end of the article…
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Learning Classical Guitar

Welcome to Guitar Command’s complete guide to learning classical guitar. This article sets out to answer any questions you may have about taking up the instrument. It is aimed both at those who are completely new to guitar playing, and at those who already play electric or acoustic guitar. We explain how the classical guitar differs from the other types of guitar, what music you will be playing and what is involved in learning the instrument.

Learning Classical Guitar

A Guide To Learning Classical Guitar

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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.

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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

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.