Guitar Lesson: Intervals Part 1

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Lesson 1: Intervals

I would like to take this brief moment to cordially invite you to partake in these video guitar lessons with which we, Guitar-Muse: The Muses of Guitar, have produced for your educational benefits.  So bust out your guitars, tune them up, and buckle your seat belts because we’re gonna talk turkey.  Today (and for a few upcoming weeks) this metaphorical turkey is the interval.  Enjoy.

Lesson 1: Intervals
Lesson 1: Intervals

Quick recap on some of the important nuances mentioned.

For the most part everything is consistent and straight forward. The only hiccup to things is the B string being tuned a bit differently. Because of that shapes like the D string’s octave as well as all three of the G string’s intervals are one fret higher than the rest. Understanding how these shapes are formed on the neck will translate to other positions.

Also, play it at a comfortable speed. Just consider this a reference. Unless you’re really amped to play everything at some insane speed I’d recommend reserving that energy for something more interesting to play.*

*Most of this of this is out the window if you use some abstract tuning.


Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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