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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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Learning More Advanced Guitar Chords

Many guitarists learn a few major, minor and dominant 7th chords and consider their ‘chord learning’ stage to be over – don’t be one of them!

In this lesson in our How To Get Better At Guitar series, we are going to look at learning some slightly more advanced guitar chords.

If you want to get better at guitar – and that is what this series is all about – then it is time to resume your chord studies!

Major Guitar Chord Barre E Shape

Go Beyond Major Chords & Bring New Sounds To Your Songs

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Minor 9 Chord Shape Guitar Chord Of The Week

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a minor 9 chord.

Minor 9 Chord Shape

Minor 9 Chord Shape

Minor 9 Chord

We’ve looked at a minor 9 chord shape before in this series (see the articles here and here).

This week’s shape is a slightly more unusual way of playing a minor 9 chord. Read on to find out how to play it. Continue reading

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Guitars On The Beach 2014

Want to get together with other guitarists, make musical history, visit a beautiful part of the world and raise money for good causes while doing so?

Guitars On The Beach

If the answer to all of these questions is yes, then get down to Guitars On The Beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset (England) on Saturday, 6th September 2014. Continue reading

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Diminished 7 Chord Theory

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This article is an introduction to the diminished 7th chord.

For many guitarists it’s a relatively unusual chord, standing apart from the usual major, minor and seventh chords.

Jazz guitarists are more likely to use it regularly. It is found in many jazz chord progressions, and is commonly used as a chord substitution (i.e. it is used in place of another chord to change the harmony). More details on substitutions later in the lesson.

This article covers diminished 7 chord theory, how to play these chords on the guitar and how to use them in your own compositions.
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Diminished 7th Guitar Chord Shape

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a diminished 7th shape. This particular chord shape is played on the top four strings, and is very easy to play.

Gsharp Diminished 7 Chord Guitar

G# Diminished 7 Chord Guitar

An example chord progression is provided at the end of the article, allowing you to try out the chord and hear how it sounds.

Audio examples are also included. 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.

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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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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. 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.