The music blog
Reviews of and opinions on musical equipment.
If you can read Swedish, I have posted my second novel in the corresponding section of my website.
Why you should (or shouldn't) learn music theory.
The basic building blocks of music.
How notes relate to each other.
How notes can be arranged after each other.
How notes can be arranged on top of each other.
Which notes you are allowed to play. Or?
Learn why C7−5 does not equal C2.
What are overtones and are they a threat to the environment?
A history of out-of-tune guitars and pianos.
When what you see is not what you get.
An introduction to dots and squiggles.
For whom are these articles intended?
How to Practice
Maximum effect from minimum effort.
How notes are separated and/or joined together.
How I write it on this site.
Another form of shorthand.
Diatonic Scale Patterns
Major and minor scales. Church modes.
Non-diatonic Scale Patterns
The harmonic minor scale and modes, plus extra.
Penta-/Hexa-/Octatonic Scale Patterns
Five, six or eight notes.
Before you start for real.
Coordination and picking technique.
Fretting-hand strength and dexterity.
Play it again, Sam.
Simple, but effective.
Using two hands on the fretboard.
Playing chords one note at a time—fast!
Using classical technique in guitar playing.
Breaking Out of the Box
Do not get stuck in one place.
Album of the Week
Albums that have been influential on my musical development.