Techniques Series: Lesson 2: Legato

Legato is Italian for “tied together” and it means pretty much just that! Legato notes are played smoothly with a seamless connection – there is no silence between two notes. On guitar this translates to two separate techniques: Hammer-ons and Pull-offs (not to be confused with popular artist “MC Hammer” or winter clothing “pullover”!) Legato…

Lesson 5: The Humble Powerchord

A power chord is a two note chord consisting of a root & a fifth. Examples of popular songs that can be played with primarily power chords: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Wake Me Up When September Ends, All The Small Things, Wild Thing. How to play a Power Chord A power chord is played by…