Bryan Mulford

How To Restring A Nylon String Classical Guitar

Tuesday, 28 September, 2010
Restringing A Nylon String Classical Guitar - Completed

Restringing a nylon string classical guitar is fun! It takes a little extra work than a steel string guitar but it isn’t anywhere near as bad as you think. Let’s look at the steps involved.

How To Make The D Major Scale

Saturday, 28 August, 2010
The D Major Scale With No Key Signature And The Major Scale Pattern

The D Major scale has the F# and C# in it, making the D Major scale have the notes D E F# G A B C# D in it.

A Minor 9th (Am9) Chord For Guitar

Tuesday, 10 August, 2010
Am9 Guitar Chord Chart, Tenth Position

The A Minor 9th chord (Am9) has the notes A, C, E, G, and B it in. Let’s look at how to play these on guitar in a few different voicings at a couple of positions on the guitar.

The F Major Scale

Sunday, 1 August, 2010
F Major

The F Major scale only has the Bb in it, making the F Major scale have the notes F G A Bb C D E F in it.

What Is A Capo For Guitar

Tuesday, 27 July, 2010
G7th Performance Capo

A capo is a clamp that attaches to the neck of the guitar to shorten the string length. By shortening the string length of the strings on the guitar, the pitch of the string is also raised.

The G Major Scale

Friday, 23 July, 2010
G Major Scale With Pattern

The G Major scale only has the F# in it, making the G Major scale have the notes G A B C D E F# G in it.

How Strumming Is Notated In Music

Monday, 19 July, 2010
Strumming Notation

There are only two ways to strum a guitar: a downstroke and an upstroke. Since there are only two types of strokes, there are only two types of symbols you need to know! Let’s find out.

What Is Articulation

Thursday, 15 July, 2010
Three Types of Articulation: Tenuto, Staccato, Staccatissimo

Articulation tells you how to play the written notes, depending on the articulation markings on the page. This gives the composer more flexibility with the music since whole notes and quarter notes are rigid time structures and articulations let you play them differently. There are three main types of timing articulation used. Let’s get to [...]

Parts Of The Music Staff

Tuesday, 13 July, 2010
Parts of the Music Staff

You’ve seen the music staff around and you always wondered what it is. Lucky for you, there are only six parts to know! Let’s take a look at them.

5 Guitar Chords You Probably Never Used Before

Monday, 12 July, 2010
Am9 Guitar Chord Chart, Tenth Position

Here are five different voicings of guitar chords that you probably never used before. Try them out, see if you can fit them anywhere into one of your songs or use them as a different voicing for your lead sheets. They’re sure to add some flavor wherever you use them. Let’s check them out.