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Welcome to Dave's Guitar Planet! Guitar lessons and info for beginners through advanced. Feel free to look around! Click below to see recent posts.... —DP

December 27, 2018: Guitar Stories; Pivoting Primary Chords

Don't you hate guys who brag about their guitars?

Well, because a few people had been asking about my 1959 Guild archtop, a few years ago I made a video about it and was surprised to see it got a lot of views. So, I decided to make videos about my other guitars, as well. So far I've finished six vid's, and may do a few more. I currently have ten guitars in my collection, which range from solid bodies to archtops to acoustics. Heck, you may even learn something! But it's mostly for fun.

I've also finished a pair of video lessons on what I call Pivoting Primary Chords. Basically, this shows the smoothest way to change between the three main chords in a given key. (Example: C, F and G in the key of C.) I think it's something everyone should know (especially if you're playing in a country band). The lesson includes a companion video which shows the concept on the piano keyboard (to make it extra clear).

Enjoy, and have a great 2019!


August 3, 2018: Beginning Soloing: Hum It, Then Play It

Want to start soloing on your electric guitar?

I've just finished a series for beginners on how to do just that. My Intro video tells you what you'll need (slinky strings, a decent ear, etc.). Then forge ahead with one lesson on each of the common modes: Ionian, Aeolian, Mixolydian and Dorian. Don't let the Greek names intimidate you; they are just a convenient way to divide things up into four different musical "feels": bright, dark, bluesy and jazzy. First I'll hum a note (or several), then you hum it. Then we try to find it on the guitar neck and play it to a simple backing track. To me, this is what being a musician is all about: "Singing" through your instrument. (Click here to purchase the backing tracks and PDFs for this series.)

I've also added another Road Lick, this time from the town of Pak Chong near a famous national park in Thailand (where you can sometimes see wild elephants)! It's the funk riff at the beginning of "Cut The Cake" by the Average White Band (1975). More Road Licks will be posted soon, as well.

Be Funky,


May 5, 2018: Introducing "RoadLicks" Minimalist Lessons

Sawat dee ! (That's "greetings!" in Thai.)

A while ago I got the idea to get a minimalist Traveler Guitar (I have no affiliation with them), head out on the road somewhere and make short videos on simple riffs (or "licks").

So, four months ago I put my folding bicycle on the train from Bangkok, where I live, to the resort town of Hua Hin (120 miles south). From there, I rode further down the coast, stopping at four different beach areas. In a sleepy place called Sam Roi Yawt ("300 Peaks"), I made my first two videos on the beach.

Near the last place I stopped, Ban Krut, I made two more. I decided to do little-to-no editing, but just upload them to youtube "as is." These first four videos feature main riffs from the classic tunes, Day Tripper (Beatles), Jenny - 867-5309 (Tommy Tutone), Them Changes (Buddy Miles), and Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison).

I added a "RoadLicks" section in the Intermediate tab of Dave's Guitar Planet. Check them out. Hopefully, I'll be adding more RoadLicks from various other locations in the future.



April 30, 2018: Soloing Section Debuts with "Expressive Techniques"

Hi Friends--Sorry for the long period of silence!

It took me forever to find an amp that had the right sound for my new Soloing section (the winner: Swart AST Pro), but once that was in place, I was able to film the first few videos, which I call "Expressive Techniques."

I figured, if you're new to soloing, it's best to start with all of the things you can do, like Sliding, Bending, Hammer-ons, Harmonics, Vibrato, etc., to add some expression to your soloing attempts.

(I may offer a package of backing tracks and solo transcriptions to go with these in the future.)

Now that these intro videos are done, hopefully I'll move on to some actual soloing suggestions for both beginners and intermediate players.

Not sure if I'll ever give tips for advanced soloists. Heck, if you're already at that level, you can probably teach me a thing or two. ;-)



March 1, 2017: Suspender Chords!

Just Kidding--I meant "suspended" chords, of course

To see what I'm talking about, click here.

You don't have to wear suspenders to enjoy these handy embellishments to your open major chords. Heck, The Byrds used them; The Beatles, too! Kids today even use 'em. They never go out of style. Play 'em fast or play 'em slow. But remember: Moderation in everything (just don't overdo it!).

Happy Pickin',


November 29, 2015: More Charlie; Strum Along With John Fogerty

Howdy People!

Sorry for the long dry spell since the last update...I've had to deal with some family issues and move to a new apartment. With all that finally over, I've recently been able to get back to making a couple lessons.

First, since many seemed to like my Charlie Christian solo lessons, I did one on "Blues in B," which had been requested by a number of folks. Instead of an actual song, "Blues in B" is just an impromptu studio jam between Charlie and pianist Johnny Guarnieri. It's got some classic early bebop licks, plus a couple of what in jazz are called "clams." Again, the Bonus Package includes backing tracks and PDF score/TAB--for just $3.99!

Then, to help learners who are trying to master strumming, I did a lesson on the Credence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty) classic, "Proud Mary." Most strumming involves keeping your picking hand swinging up and down. This tune features some syncopation (strumming on the up beats). If you can get this down, most other strumming should be a cinch! The Proud Mary Bonus Package also includes backing tracks and a PDF, but also has two Play & Sing Along videos at two different speeds--all for just 99¢!

Happy Pickin',


June 6, 2014: Exercises Up The Yang-Yang; Jazz Chords; Open Scales

Hey there,

Ever since I did the series on the Five CAGED Scale Shapes three years ago, I've wanted to add some exercises to make practicing them fun and rewarding. (Wink.) Well, though doing exercises is not always fun, they can be rewarding as you start to see the benefits. In brief, they can help you morph from the sniveling, wimpy excuse of a guitar player you are currently, into a handsome and machismo ultra-shredder; all it takes is time and effort.

But seriously, I only show the exercises that I actually use. They're both classic and great (at the same time). Most are excellent for both your fretting and picking technique, and can also help develop your ear. Here they are (not in alphabetical order):

4-Notes-At-Time Scale Exercise (more or less self explanatory)
Play CAGED Scales in Thirds (1-3, 2-4, 3-5, etc.)
Play All 12 Keys With Five Shapes (move through "cycle of 4ths")
Play Simple Melodies Using Five Shapes (super way to start making music with the Shapes)
Five CAGED Chords Exercise (the 5 chords that go with the 5 shapes)

I also made a couple scale lessons for beginners:

Open C Major Scale and All "Named Notes" (your first scale)
Open A Minor Scale--Darker Sound (your second scale?)

Last, I did a lesson by request on common jazz chords. (Well, there are a zillion chords used in jazz, so I decided to focus on "extended" chords.)

Jazz Chords: 9th, 11th and 13th

While music theory and exercise lessons are not as popular as those on songs and licks, I think it's important to include them on my site for people who want to become better musicians and players. And I know some folks have gotten something out of them. As usual, I've included graphics to try to make the concepts easy to understand. Let me know how you like 'em! But rest assured, next up will be more lessons on popular songs.



April 16, 2014: "Screaming" Lick, Boppin' Country, 12-Bar Rock


It's great to learn songs and improve your understanding of music with the modes, etc. But sometimes you want something short, sweet and fun. While a lot of guitar teachers discourage the learning of "licks," it's certainly the way many of us started out, myself included.
So, I decided to add a few fun "lick" lessons to DGP. One is perhaps more of a technique than a lick. I call it the Screaming Stretch to Unison, because it's a way to make a very sharp, "screaming" sound on your guitar. (You will need skinny strings for this one.)

I also show how to play a couple country-sounding licks that work well over major chords. One is a cute and simple Country Bop riff with descending and ascending (down and up), lines. The other is a bit more advanced, since it uses some fancy "hybrid" picking, plus "Slippery" Major and Minor Sixth intervals.

Last, I made a lesson on Basic Boogie Rock in a 12-Bar Blues format, ala Chuck Berry. This is a staple of rock technique, so if you're not sure you know it, then you'd better check it out!

Happy Screamin', Boppin' and Rockin'!


February 18, 2014: Airmail; Musical Personalities; 2ble-Stop Lick


Airmail From Charlie
My Charlie Christian lessons have been some of the most popular (i.e., Seven Come Eleven, Rose Room). I emailed those who purchased the Bonus Packages for those lessons and asked which others they might be interesed in. One that got the most votes was Airmail Special. So, I figured out that solo and made a lesson on it. Needless to say, the guy was a freaking prodigy! (I'll try to get to another one in a month or two.)

The Twelve Cool Dudes
I'd been wanting to make a lesson like this for a while and finally got to it. I guess some people are a bit intimidated by "music theory," but, to me, it's the only way to think about music. This lesson introduces you to how each of the twelve notes (or "intervals"), has it's own "personality," or feeling that doesn't change, no matter what key you're in. It's about the most useful way I know of to think about sound.

Lickity Lick
I've also been wanting to do a series of shorter video lessons on licks for solid body guitar players. I tried to come up with a clever name, like "Quck Licks" or "Minit-Lix." But I finally gave up and just starting filming to see what came out. Well, it looks like they are a bit longer than I envisioned. But no matter. I realized I already had a category called "Licks and Lines," which is good enough. The first one is maybe more of a "technique" than a lick (which is hard to define, anyway). I call it the "Dual-Use Double-Stop Stretch!"

As always, donations are greatly appreciated. ;-)

Take care,

December 16, 2013: Seventh Chords; Foundation of Improv/Soloing

Howdy Pickers,

More Tonal Colors
It's fine to play songs made of mostly major and minor chords (triads), but if you want to add more colors to your pallet and start jazzing things up, you have to get into seventh chords. I make it super easy to understand these chords by first showing them on the piano, then on guitar. I also show how you can use the three main types (major 7, minor 7 and dominant 7), to play a common chord progression.

Five Notes To Fame
Have you been wanting to start playing guitar solos, but don't know where to begin? The first thing to do is to get familiar with pentatonic (5-note), scales (see Beginner section). There are two flavors, major and minor. Almost every guitarist starts with these—and some rarely go beyond them! Sometimes we play them across the neck and sometimes up the neck. Once you get these under your belt, you can start making up your own melodies and licks...and start jamming!

Music is Magic,

October 14, 2013: Ear Training, Triads, Adele, EZ Strum Series...
Learn Intervals

Yo Guys and Gals,

I've cleared a lot of my schedule so I can spend more time doing what I like, which is making more lessons for this site! As a result, I've been pretty busy adding content. I made a couple on basic music theory and ear training (Triads, Singing Intervals). Then I decided to do one on Adele's huge hit, Rolling In The Deep. You can almost play the whole song with one 2-note chord shape!

Some of my most popular videos have been on easy classic pop songs which include the lyrics on the screen. So, I decided to create a new series called "EZ Strum & Sing Along." Instead of trying to show how to play something exactly like the record, I tried to make a simple arrangement with one strum pattern that works for pretty much the whole song. Heck, it seems a lot of beginners (and others), mainly want to play a basic version of one of their favorite songs. Plus, you don't even have to look at my head in these videos. ;-) Give 'em a try: Dead Flowers (country-style Rolling Stones song), Let It Be (Beatles), Nowhere Man (Beatles), Route 66 (Nat King Cole), That'll Be The Day (Buddy Holly).

Next, I may try to add a song for intermediate guitarists, and maybe another music theory one. Again, if you benefit from some of this, I'd really appreciate however much you might be able to donate. My dream is to eventually make something of a living from my site. Currently, it only amounts to about seventy dollars a month. As you may have seen, I have a survey you can fill out in case you have some ideas for how I can improve the site.



August 26, 2013: Rose Room, Heart of Gold, For What It's Worth

Howdy Doody,

Well, I thought I might move back to the USA, but after 90 days there in June and July I came back to Bangkok (Thailand), and decided it's cheaper to stay here and work on my guitar videos than in the states. So, false alarm about leaving the 'Land of Smiles' (for now, at least).

Because of the popularity of my first Charlie Christian solo lesson (Seven Come Eleven), I spent a lot of time creating a similar lesson; this time on his Rose Room solo. (Unfortunately, it has not proved as popular, thus far anyway, as the "7-11" lesson. :-| )

One of my best supporters requested a couple songs--Neil Young's "Heart of Gold," and the earlier "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield (also featuring Neil, as well as Stephen Stills). So those are the latest uploads.

For the B. Springfield tune, I tried out a new camera and software setup. The new camera records in high definition and I think you'll agree the image is way better than in my previous videos. (Grin.)



June 30, 2013: Moving Back To USA
Old Glory
Back in the USA!
Howard Roberts
Howie Bob

Hi Friends,

Well, after seven and a half years in Bangkok, Thailand, I'm now back in the good ol' US of A, and it feels like I'll stay here for a while. Because of the turmoil of making this decision, I haven't uploaded a new lesson in a while.

Actually, I've got one that's all done except a few final touches and hope to finish it in the next couple days, so watch for that. I hope to keep adding content, but my life is still in flux and things need to settle down a bit.

It's been fun to play my 1975 Gibson Howard Roberts again, which has been in storage in New York State for eight years! It's a versatile axe with a beautiful, clear tone. Maybe I'll use it in a lesson someday.

Peace hippies,

March 7, 2013: "My Girl," Double-Stops, and Spicy Thirds
My Girl
Smokey Robinson wrote "My Girl" for his wife, Claudette

Keith & Chuck

Double-stoppers Keith & Chuck
Howdy, howdy, howdy!
(That's cowboy-speak for 'hello.')

It's been a couple months since I wrote in this space. I did manage to post a few more videos over that time....

• News Flash: Please take my SURVEY!

My Girl Is Your Girl
I'd been wanting to do this classic Temptations number for a while, since it's good for beginners and includes a famous example of the major pentatonic scale. I also made a Play-Along video (for a minimal contribution). Be the first on your block to buy it! (Hell, be the first on the planet!)

Stop It! (Twice.)
A "double stop" is when you play two strings at once. Rock and blues are filled with them. I show three fairly easy licks in a Chuck Berry/rockabilly vein. I love all the textures and rhythms you can get out of them. Check 'em out!

Two's Company; Thirds Are Cool
As you may know, what makes a chord sound happy or sad is whether it contains a major 3rd or a minor 3rd. Well, even if you didn't know that, you can probably get something out of this video. You'll not only learn how to play thirds all over the neck, but also get to play them in four different modes. (Watch my series on The Modes of the Major Scale in the intermediate section to bone up on them.) Bonus Package includes four backing tracks and three PDFs.

Be Groovy,

January 7, 2013: Find Notes On Neck, Diatonic Chords
Note Names Diatonic Chords

Happy New Year!

New Lessons
I've uploaded two more lesson videos to YouTube. The first one is about How to Find the Names of Notes on the Neck. This is something you will need to know if you intend on becoming an advanced player. It's actually quite easy--there's a simple trick!

In the second video I teach you about the Diatonic Chords, which are the seven chords in any particular key that make up most pop songs. This is an extremely useful concept in music theory. Again, I use the piano keyboard to explain it, then show it on the guitar. For a lot of people, this is an "Aha!" moment, and things will start to make much more sense after you watch it.

I've been busy here in Bangkok doing other work...and then came the holidays. I've started work on an easy play-along song, so look for that in the next couple weeks.
Music is Magic,

October 24, 2012: Charlie Christian, Modes Page...
Modes Circle Charlie Christian

Howdy Gitpickers!

1) I finally finished my "Seven Come Eleven (Charlie Christian solo)" lesson. This is pretty advanced, but I try to lay it out clearly. I created a Bonus Package (for a paltry fee) that includes 8 backing tracks at various speeds and 2 PDF documents to go along with it. Charlie was one of the first electric guitarists and also one of the best!

2) I also made time to make lesson pages for my series on "The Modes of the Major Scale" (difficulty: intermediate). The first lesson is about finding the modes on the neck, and the second lesson shows how the seven modes can be arranged from brightest to darkest. I used a screen cast of a piano keyboard to make it extremely clear. Learning about the modes is a great way to improve your ear, which is half the battle in becoming a musician!

3) I added a few more music stores, repair shops and an open mic venue to the Links tab.

A friend recently came to Bangkok (where I live), and brought my 1975 Fender Stratocaster with him from Seattle (where I grew up), so I'm thinking it would be fun to now make some lessons on rock and blues licks. I've finally got a guitar I can bend strings on again! If you get some value, please donate.

See you soon.


September 23, 2012: Facebook, Coming soon--Charlie Christian

Hi Friends,

1) Please join me on Facebook at facebook.com/ davesguitarplanet . Click 'Like!'

2) I've been busy here in Bangkok trying to make a living--the company where I was doing IT support is not doing well and had to let me go :-( --but I think I'll be able to add more content soon! Do any of you know Charlie Christian? He played guitar for Benny Goodman (famous clarinet player in the 1940s), but died at the early age of 25 from tuberculosis. He was an amazing player--one of the first electric guitarists! I've always wanted to learn one of his solos, so I should be posting that soon. Stay tuned! --Dave

June 22, 2012: Peg, Modes, Peaceful Easy Feeling; Forum...

DPw/Super400Hi There! Check out the Links tab for BKK stores and venues.

RE: Forum
I set up the forum (see right side of menu bar), a year ago, but then about 5 'spam robots' per day tried to register. So many I just got in the habit of deleting requests that were sent to me for approval. I just changed the registration process to try and throw off the robots. So, if you tried to register before but unsuccessfully, please try again--especially all you Bangkok folks!

Here's some of the latest stuff I've put on youtube:

How to Play 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' on Guitar
("Play-Along" section starts about 10:00 in.)

How to Play "Stand By Me" on Guitar (with Play-Along)


Learning about "The Modes" (7 different-sounding scales/chord progressions), is a great way to improve your ear and become an intermediate player:

"The Modes" 1: Find On The Neck
"The Modes" 2: Bright to Dark

How to Play "Peg" (by Steely Dan) on Guitar
(Unfortunately, youtube says this is "blocked in some countries.")

Feel free to poke around the various lessons, songs and theory PDFs. If you benefit from something here and you have a few bucks you can spare, I'd very much appreciate your contribution (click the Donate button; it's easy to use your credit card).

Some of my axioms:
Music is something you hear; not see. Seems obvious, doesn't it?
If you can’t sing it, you can’t play it. The best players "sing through their instrument."
If a song doesn't have at least a little blues in it, I'm often not interested.

If you have some feedback on any of my lessons, etc., or you'd like to request a lesson on a certain song or topic, please let me know.


V = Video, B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced, P/A = Play-Along, L = Lyrics,
L&C = Lyrics & Chords, S = Score (TAB, Staff, Lyrics), C/S = Chord Solo
Warm-up Exercise
Great exercise to warm up your fingers at beginning of practice session
Open Chords
Your first job: Learn the basic open chords
Intro to 12-Bar Blues; Dominant 7th Chords
Many, many rock and jazz (and other) tunes are based on 12-bar blues!
Basic Boogie Rock in Open A (12-Bar Blues Format)
Want to start rockin'? This one's for you.
Play a Simple Melody By Ear
Take a song everyone already knows and 'sound it out' on guitar.
Play Major Scale on 1 String
Learn about the basis of most music: The Major Scale
Sing and Play a Blues Lick
Learn to "sing through your instrument" and "play what you hear"
How to Find Note Names On Neck
Some simple techniques for finding the notes up and down the neck
Triads: The Four Most Basic Chords
Learn what Major, Minor, Dimished and Augmented mean and how to play them
Ear Training: Intervals, "Tone Deafness"...
What does a "Minor 3rd" or "Perfect 4th" sound like? Learn to hear (and play) them. What if you can't "match tones?"
Open C Major Scale; All "Named Notes"
Your first scale: C Major in open position. And, you'll learn all the "named notes" on the first 4 frets!
Open A Minor Scale (Darker Sound)
Your second scale(?). Also in open position.
Sus4 & Sus2 Chords For Embellishment
Add color and variety to open chords the easy way!

of Improvisation
Major Pentatonic: Across Neck
The "bright" 5-note scale on one part of the neck
Major Pentatonic: Up Neck
The "bright" 5-note scale going up & down the neck
Minor Pentatonic: Across Neck
The darker/bluesy 5-note scale on one part of the neck
Minor Pentatonic: Up Neck
The darker/bluesy 5-note scale going up & down the neck

Licks & Lines
Screaming Stretch-to-Unison Trick
Piercing bend technique for blues, rock solos
Country Bop Lick
    (Uses Major Pentatonic scale)
Descending, then ascending happy little riff
EZ Strum, Play-Along Songs
Country Roads--John Denver (P/A)
In key of "G," for lower voices and ease of playing
Dead Flowers--Rolling Stones (EZ-Strum, P/A)
An easy country song from the Stones' great Sticky Fingers album
Knockin' On Heaven's Door--Bob Dylan (V, P/A, L&C)
Super popular beginning guitar tune! Good strumming practice.
Let It Be--Beatles (EZ-Strum, V, P/A)
In key of "G," for lower voices. Use capo for higher voices!
My Girl--Temptations (V, P/A, L&C)
"I've got sunshine, on a cloudy day..."
Nowhere Man--Beatles (EZ-Strum, V, P/A)
Great song for harmonizing with your friends!
Peaceful Easy Feeling--Eagles (V, L&C)
"I like the way your sparklin' earrings lay..."
Proud Mary--CCR/John Fogerty (V, P/A)
"Rollin' on the river..." Master the art of strumming!
Route 66--Nat King Cole (EZ-Strum, V, P/A)
"If you ever plan to motor west...get your kicks on Route 66!"
Stand By Me (Various Artists) (EZ-Strum, V, P/A)
Just 4 chords! Easy to play in key of "G."
That'll Be The Day--Buddy Holly (EZ-Strum, V P/A)
Early rock classic. Chords: A, D, E, B

Other Songs
Born To Be Wild--Steppenwolf (L&C)
Lyrics & chords only
For What It's Worth--Buffalo Springfield (B, V, L&C)
"There's something happening here..."—Stephen Stills
Have You Ever Seen The Rain--CCR (L&C)
Lyrics & chords only
Heart of Gold--Neil Young (B, V, L&C)
Classic acoustic guitar sound; just 5 open chords
I Can't Help Falling In Love W/ You--Elvis (V, S)
Practice "arpeggiating" chords (play one note at a time)
Who'll Stop The Rain--CCR (L&C)
Lyrics & chords only
V = Video, B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced, P/A = Play-Along, L = Lyrics,
L&C = Lyrics & Chords, S = Score (TAB, Staff, Lyrics), C/S = Chord Solo
The 5 Scale Shapes (CAGED System)
Intro: "5 Scale Shapes: Why Learn Them?"
The key to mastering the guitar neck!
"C" Shape
Contains the open "C" chord shape
"A" Shape
Contains the open "A" chord shape
"G" Shape
Contains the open "G" chord shape
"E" Shape
Contains the open "E" chord shape
"D" Shape
Contains the open "D" chord shape

CAGED System Exercises
Play Simple Melodies Using Five Shapes
Great way to coordinate your hand and your ear!
4-Notes-At-Time Scale Exercise
Classic exercise to build speed, dexterity, endurance
Play CAGED Scales in Thirds
Another great exercise that also helps your ear!
Five "CAGED Chords" Exercise
A workout for your fretting hand. Moves progressively up neck.
Play All 12 Keys With Five Shapes
Great preparation for changing keys when soloing. Also really strengthens fretting hand for gigging!

"The Modes" of the Major Scale
Modes 1-Find Them On The Neck
Intro to Modes of the Major Scale. Learn why different scales have different "moods."
Modes 2-Bright to Dark
The more "musical" way to think of "the modes." (Comparing each mode to the major scale.)

Licks & Lines
Classic Rock "Double-Stop" Licks
Strum 2 notes at the same time; funky, rockabilly sounds.
"Spy Licks:" James Bond, Peter Gunn,
    Secret Agent Man
Some campy riffs and chords from famous theme songs
Short lick: Bright or Bluesy Double-Stop Stretch
A super useful lick/technique for a 'steel guitar' or 'emotional blues' sound
Descending Sixths Country Lick (Intro?)
Learn about one of my favorite intervals: Sixths! Use in a cute/corny sliding lick.
"Repeating Blues-Riff" Songs
Three tunes from the '50s & '60s made of simple, repeating riffs!

The 12 'Musical Personalities' That Don't Change, No Matter What Key You're In
What feeling/mood does a Major 3rd have? Which are the "bluesy/funky" scale tones? All this and much more!
Diatonic Triads: Understanding the chords
     that make up most songs
There's one chord for each degree of the major scale. Knowing their order makes learning most songs a breeze.
Diatonic Thirds in Four Modes:
    Spice Up Your Soloing
Thirds are probably the most common interval to play while soloing. Learn to use them in the 4 common modes.
All About Seventh Chords
    (and 2-5-1 Chord Progression)
Learn the differences between 7th, Major 7th, Minor 7th and Minor 7b5 chords and where they came from.
Extended Jazz Chords: 9th, 11th and 13th
Add more color and sophistication to your chords...and learn which ones NOT to play!
V = Video, B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced, P/A = Play-Along, L = Lyrics,
L&C = Lyrics & Chords, S = Score (TAB, Staff, Lyrics), C/S = Chord Solo

Hi, I'm Dave Peterson. I used to play in bands around Seattle in the '70s and '80s. I moved to Japan for ten years in the '90s. Then, after five years in Berkeley, California I moved to Bangkok, Thailand in 2006. Now I sometimes sit in with bands and play at open mic events. I'd like to share my knowledge of, and passion for, the guitar with others. And that's why I built the Guitar Planet site. Enjoy!

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