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Guitar Minor Chord Images

Guitar minor chord images. These chords are only second to the major chords in popular use. They have a mellow almost lonely sound when used as the home chord.

The only difference between the major and minor is a lowered 3rd in the minor chord.

Like the three major chords there are three minor chords in every major scale.

A Minor Guitar Chord Images

The notes for this chord are A, C and E. They can be played in any order or combination. Experiment, explore the guitar fretboard and find some.

You can find this chord in the keys of C, F and G.

D Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are D, F and A.

You can find this chord in the keys of F, B flat and C.

G Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are G, B Flat and D.

You can find this chord in the keys of B flat, E flat and F.

C Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are C, E flat and G.

These chords are found in the E flat, A flat and B flat scales.

F Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are F, A flat and C.

These chords are found in the A flat, D flat and E flat scales.

B Flat Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are B flat, D flat and F.

These chords are found in the D flat, G flat and A flat scales.

E Flat Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are E flat, G flat and B flat.

These chords are found in the G flat, C flat and D flat scales

D Sharp Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are D sharp, F sharp and A sharp.

These chords are found in the F Sharp, B and C Sharp scales

G Sharp Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are G sharp, B and D sharp.

These chords are found in the B, E and F Sharp scales

C Sharp Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are C sharp, E and G sharp.

These chords are found in the E, A and B scales

F Sharp Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are F sharp, A and C sharp.

These chords are found in the A, D and E scales

B Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are B, D and F Sharp.

These chords are found in the D, G and A scales

E Minor Guitar Chord Images

The Notes for this chord are E, G and B.

These chords are found in the G, C and D scales

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Event TicketsTickets for any Event

Getting event tickets is easier than ever. The internet can save you hours of standing in line unless you like that. That used to be the thing to do for a concert people would get in line the day before so they could get a ticket.

I’ve put together some links to a website that I have used for concert tickets before and found them to have good prices and service.

It’s also good for sports events, theater and Las Vegas shows in case you get the urge to go lose some money and have some fun.

An elder gentleman told me in my youth that you can’t put a price on pleasure and I believe that to be true. If I ever hit the lottery I’ll let you know for sure.

There are search boxes at the bottom of each section to help you find what you want.

Concert Event Tickets

Whatever kind of music you like you can find what you want here in the way of live music.

There are concerts for everyone’s taste in music and also for the kids and family.

Children and Family Tickets

Festivals and Tour Tickets

Hard Rock and Metal Tickets

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Theater Event Tickets

If you like going to the theater you can find a lot of choices.

You can find tickets for all these events.

Sporting Events

Las Vegas Events

You can get tickets for Las Vegas shows before you get there. This way you can’t blow that money in a casino.

Vegas has tons and tons of shows to go to if you’re going there check them out before hand you might find your favorite entertainer is booked for the same time you’re going to be there.

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Here is a search box to take care of miscellaneous events that may be happening. This might have some of the Vegas events in it too.

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Open A Guitar Tuning

Discover open A guitar tuning. This tuning has a Banjo like sound like open G. It’s a good slide Blues scale. It’s a little harder on the guitar neck.

It’s good for Blues slide work and traditional Bottleneck slide.

This tuning is the same as fretting the 2nd position strings 2,3 and 4 and the rest open. Your basic open position A chord.

Here are the tuning notes for the Open A tuning.

  • E string(heavy) = E
  • A string = A
  • D string = E
  • G string = A
  • B string = C♯
  • E string = E

Tuning to Open A

The 6,5 and 1 strings stay tuned as standard pitch.

Have your guitar tuned to concert pitch first.

Next tune the open 4th string to the 6th string. You will hear it blend into the octave as you tune down

Then tune the 3rd string to the 5th string one octave higher. You will hear it blend as you tune.

Last tune the 2nd string to the 3rd string 4th fret.

You will get used to hearing the octaves match up after that tuning is fairly easy.

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Discover all the Different Types of Guitar Strings

There are different types of guitar strings for every different type of guitar and different playing style of music.

Most strings today come in a variety of gauges so you can get the right feel for your type of playing. For fingerpicking you want a heavier gauge than for playing blues with a lot of string stretching.

The different metals used in some strings won’t let you use them on an electric with conventional pickups because they need steel for the pickups to work right.

As far as I know you can use any string on an acoustic with a transducer type of pickup located under the saddle. I’ll have to experiment on that a little bit.

After trying different strings you will find a brand that you like better than the others. The brand or type all depends on your playing style and will change as your style changes.

Classical Strings

Nylon strings are used for classical guitars or if you can find ball end nylon strings they can be used on any acoustic. The lead solo in the Beatles song And I Love Her was played on a classical guitar with nylon strings.

They tend to stretch a bit for the first week or so and then settle down.

These strings give a very nice mellow sound usually unless you are listening to a Flaminco style player who combines rhythms on the guitar body along with their playing, a very moving style.

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Acoustic Strings – Silk and Steel

Sounds like a rock group doesn’t. Silk and steel strings are good on an acoustic guitar for fingerpicking, a little easier on the fingers than just steel, brass or bronze, but not as bright sounding. They won’t pickup well on an electric with regular pickups, the silk mutes the steel.

Martin has a set of silk and steel strings. Martin Silk and Steel M-130 Folk Guitar Strings (.011, .047).

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Acoustic Strings – Phosphor Bronze

This is what most acoustic guitar strings are made of today with variations on the basics.These are normally only good on acoustic guitars because of the bronze. They are a little louder and brighter than the silk and steel type.

These strings sound like what used to be called plain brass strings, they have a bright sound. Don’t forget that each guitar is different and will give a different tone for the same string type on another guitar.

Also these string companies are always trying new materials and ways of manufacturing so as I’m writing this a new model might already be on the way to market.

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Elixr Acoustic Strings

This is a fairly new company that uses a technology called nanoweb and polyweb for their strings. I had these on my Ibanez acoustic when I bought it and I liked them. They cost a little more but they keep that new string sound longer so you don’t have to change strings as often.

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Electric Strings

Steel guitar strings are for electric guitars because of their pickups they need ferrous material. The wound strings may be wrapped with nickel. These come in more gauges than the other types from very heavy to very light.

Ernie Ball strings used to be “The” string for electric rock and blues guitarist in the later 1960’s. Eric Clapton used to and probably still does use them although newer players probably use different brands because of how technology have been speeded up by computers.

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Electric Flatwound Strings

These strings are used mostly by Jazz guitarist’s. They have a mellow sound and because they are flatwound they reduce the sliding fretboard sound you get from round wound strings.

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Bass Guitar Strings

I put a link for bass strings here in case you play both. I have a bass guitar and it’s a nice change to play bass. You also learn a new way of listening and playing music.

All 3 images will take you to an Electric Bass Guitar String Page

Basic String – Rule of Thumb

If you want to play blues and rock and bend a lot of notes the lighter gauges are best. If you do play blues vamps you may want a heavier top(Bass) and thinner bottom strings. There are many custom combinations to choose from.

For slide guitar you want a middle to heavy gauge string. For acoustic’s phosphor bronze wound strings have a nice bright sound and are suited for most types of music. These come in a variety of gauges.

There are two types of electric strings; round wound or flat wound. Round wound is what most players use. The flat wound strings suppress the high tones like you get from round wound strings. These are used mostly by Jazz players like George Benson

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Locrian Sharp 6 ModeAnother Improvising Tool

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The locrian sharp 6 mode comes from the 2nd note of the harmonic minor scale

This mode will give you something to play over minor 7th flat five chords. These are usually short time chords.

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These chords also have other names. A Bm7♭5 is also a Dm6 and a G9/no root. So this scale can be used on these chords as well.

Here I’m going to play the B Locrian sharp 6 over a Bm7♭5 chord.

The B Locrian sharp 6 mode played against an A B minor flat 5 chord

Locrian ♯6 Mode

Locrian ♯6 List

The E♭ and D♯ modes are the same pitch just written different. This is where I switched to the sharp keys.

The Formula

1-♭2-♭3-4-♭5-6-♭7

This one isn’t too helpful. Here is the locrian formula.

1-♭2-♭3-4-♭5-♭6-♭7

Make the ♭6 of the Locrian mode a natural(up one fret) and you have it.

Sometimes its just easier to think of this as mode 2. The harmonic minor but start on the 2nd note.

In the key of A minor it’s easy because all you need to remember is the G is sharp and everything else is natural.

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The Lydian augmented mode comes from the 3rd note of the melodic minor scale and is good for improvising over chords with a flat or sharp 5th or a sharp 11 in it.

This is for altered 5th or 11th notes. A flat 5 and an augmented 11th are the same note.

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This is played against an E♭ma7♯5, this chord is mostly used as a passing chord. A chord leading you into a main chord or another passing chord.

The E-flat Lydian augmented played over an E-flat major 7th sharp 5 chord

This is a little rough, this isn’t a very melodic chord to play against.

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The Lydian Augmented Formula

This one goes 1-2-3-♯4-♯5-6-7

This ones not too bad to remember.

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The Ionian ModeThe Major Scale

The major scale and the Ionian mode are the same scale. I included it in the modes just to make them complete or in case you entered the site from a modal keyword.

This mode because it is the major scale can be used for improvising over every chord in the major scale.

Ionian Scale Formula

The formula for the this mode is 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

Here’s what it sounds like.

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How to Play Slide Guitar

Learn how to play slide guitar. This technique will add a whole new sound to your guitar playing even using the same notes as a regular lick, it will sound like a new lick.

Slide guitar will fit into most music styles but it is used in Country, Blues and Rock most often. Slide guitar is often called bottle neck guitar because that’s what they used to use as a guitar slide.

This style started out as a tool for singers to answer their lyrics like background singers or to give that lonesome train whistle sound and mood.

Slide Steel Guitar

Don’t confuse slide guitar with the Steel guitar used in Country music. Steel guitars have more strings and use pedals to change some of the strings pitch. These are usually played sitting down because a Steel guitar is like a guitar neck on a small table some have two necks on one table tuned differently.

Steel guitar players bend notes as they use a slide. We are limited in this area because we can’t bend and slide at the same time however two guitars could get close to this sound with some practice. One sliding and one bending into the same note or notes or harmony notes.

Steel guitars sound really good in Country music. There are some licks we can get on slide guitar that sound like some of the Steel guitar licks.

The Hawaiian slide sound is believed to be the first slide guitar before the Steel and Bottleneck versions.

Dave Mason does a version of his song Every Women using a steel guitar in it.

Slide Guitar Set Up

To be able to play slide guitar you may have to make some changes to your guitar and strings.

You need to use medium to heavy strings to get a good slide sound, thin strings don’t work good.

You might need to adjust the height of your strings so you don’t get fret buzz or banging sounds.

Usually an acoustic guitar can used the way it is without changing things unless you have extra light strings on it.

For electric guitars you need one that can sustain a note which is any guitar nowadays with all the electronic goodies out there.

The preferred guitars by slide players are the National resonator guitar , Gibsons’ Les Paul and the Fenders’ Stratocaster.

Any guitar if set up right will work, the above guitars are preferred by top slide players because they can afford them.

Slide Guitar String Height

If you are going to fret notes as well as play slide you have to set your string height so you can do both.

If you set the strings too high you will have a hard time fretting notes and chords.

If you are going to use the guitar for strictly slide the string height won’t matter. This also limits your playing on this guitar. I like to be able to fret chords and notes as well as play slide.

Another thing you need to check with your strings on electric guitars is that sometimes the strings are set to the curve of the fingerboard. Your strings need to be inline for the slide to hit them all. You can adjust them at the bridge.

Slide Guitar String Gauge

You need to use a medium to heavy gauge string to get clean slide notes. This is true even if you use distortion, you won’t get the right basic sound to distort.

If you are used to extra light strings you may have to get used to this extra pressure you have to use to play notes. Slow down because you won’t be able to play as fast until you get used to them and strengthen your muscles.

You don’t need real heavy strings just heavy enough to give you clean sound on all strings. Every guitar is different so you will have to experiment to get a set you like.

Guitar Slide Types

There are several different types of slides each one gives a different tone.

  • Steel = Loud – Good for Heavy Metal
  • Brass = A little more mellow than Steel
  • Glass = A very Smooth sound
  • Ceramic = A slightly different sound than glass

Glass Slides

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Ceramic Guitar Slides

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Metal Slides

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The best way to find out what you like is to try them. Every guitar is different and will produce different results with various slides.

The slide should be long enough to cover all the strings. It should fit just right, not too tight and not too loose.

Most players use them on the little finger so they can still play chords and notes. This may take a little practice to be able to finger a chord with the slide on your finger. Keep at it and you will get it. Relax your fingers.

How to Hold a Slide

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The picking hand in traditional slide usually plays a steady bass line with the thumb and a melody line with the fingers.

This is a good way to introduce yourself to fingerpicking.

You can use a thumb pick which helps accent the bass notes.

Finger picks are for Steel guitar and Banjo players because the strings are heavier and tuned with more tension.

Pick Picking

You can use a pick also especially with electric slide where someone else is playing the rhythm and you are only playing the lead or fill-ins.

You can hybrid pick too. This is where you play a note with the pick and also play another one or two notes with your fingers. This lets you play just the strings you want like finger picking actually because it’s half finger picking.

Slide Guitar Tunings

Standard Tuning

You usually have your guitar tuned to an open chord when playing slide guitar but not always.

George Harrison from the Beatles played slide in the standard tuning. It’s a good way to add a little something to normal playing without changing tunings.

Standard Tuning Open Chords

In standard tuning the 2, 3 and 4 strings are a major G chord and the 3, 2 and 1 strings are an E minor chord.

Open Tunings

There are two open tunings that are used most of the time. The E tuning and the G tuning.

Both of these tuning can be tuned a whole tone away from E and G. The E can be tuned down to a D tuning and the G tuning can be tuned up a whole tone to the A tuning.

The E Tuning

The E tuning is the same as the E major chord. E B E G♯ B E from heavy E to light E.

The D tuning is the same except one whole tone lower. D A D F♯ A D – 6th string to 1st string.

The G Tuning

This tuning is based on another barre chord type. The tuning is one octave lower than this chord.

The 2, 3 and 4 strings stay the same as the standard tuning. Keep track of the 3rd string to know which chord you are on. I find this easier than trying to remember the A is now G.

The A tuning is one whole tone higher than the G tuning. That’s the only difference except it’s harder on the guitar neck.

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Guitar Songs for Beginners

Every great guitar player started out with guitar songs for beginners to learn. You’re going to be surprised by how many top songs you like are easy to play. A lot of songs can be played with two to five chords.

One of the things that make a song popular is simplicity. Most of us don’t like to listen to complicated music patterns.

Music can be complex and simple at the same time. Listen to a country song, simple chord structure but those guitars(steel, regular, dobro, bass) and banjos, fiddles also playing simple music but intertwined into each other make it a challenge to learn on your guitar.

If you just started playing and want to learn more about chords click on the link below to go to the chord section of the site.

Guitar Chords

Listening and Playing Chords

Chord playing will get you to feel the rhythm of the music and how and when to change chords.

Tap your foot with the music. Chords usually change on the one beat for common and 3/4 time.

Most songs are in 4/4 time, this is also called common time. If you want to learn more about music beats check out the time signature page.

Time Signatures Explained – Music Rhythm

You will hear when chords change most of the time but some changes are very subtle and you have to listen carefully.

You’re going to love this new way of listening to music. You’ll listen more carefully to individual instruments and really appreciate music more.

Listen to the bass player in songs. This will help you hear chord changes.

Changing Chords

Chord changes are usually close to each other. For example to change from a C chord C-E-G to an F chord F-A-C, the E note moves up one fret and the G note moves up two frets. The C stays the same.

To change from a C chord to a G G-B-D the C would drop down 1 fret to B and the E would drop down two frets to a D.

The bottom line is that you don’t have to move too far to change chords most of the time.

Really Easy Guitar Songs

These are the easiest to play songs for the absolute beginner who knows nothing about the guitar.

Remember every guitar player was at this point at one time. Everybody starts here even the so called talented musicians.

Here is a link to the really easy songs

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby and Hank Williams – Jambalaya(Also known as On the Bayou).

Beginner Guitar Songs

Easy Acoustic Guitar Songs

Playing acoustic guitar is a little different than electric because open string chords sound better on an acoustic so you try use them as much as possible.

John Lennon from the Beatles used acoustic guitar for a lot of the bands studio recording.

As a matter of fact Gibson has a John Lennon acoustic guitar model that they sell.

Here’s a link to a couple songs good for acoustic guitar. Americas – Horse with No Name and Neil Youngs – Heart of Gold

Easy Acoustic Guitar Songs

Here is a page with some easy songs.

The songs are “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton, “Sympathy for the Devil” – Rolling Stones, “Hey Jude” – The Beatles

More Easy to Learn Guitar Songs

3 Chord Songs

Here are some easy 3 chord songs for you to learn guitar with.

Some Easy 3 Chord Songs

Here is another page with three chord progressions and hit songs that you have heard before.

Three Chord Progressions

4 Chord Songs

Here is a link to the 4 chord progessions. These are more popular songs that you have heard before and these progressions are still used today.

4 Chord Progressions

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