With critics and listeners seemingly already in their corner, San Diego classic space/prog five-piece Astra make a Moog-heavy sophomore outing in the form of "The Black Chord". Astra won many ears to their side with 2009’s Rise Above debut, "The Weirding", on which they offset retro King Crimson-style melodies with a sense of modern urgency that indeed also shows up throughout the six tracks of the second album. It’s Astra’s balance of old and new that makes their recorded output so fascinating, and as the US has become even more enamored of all things taggable as progressive and/or psychedelic in the last three years - at least in an underground sense - The Black Chord arrives at just the right time and in just the right place for the band to be able to make the most of their songwriting…
Mark Stefani, a top-notch solo guitar player with a pedigree a mile long, is also one of the most prolific and well-rounded guitar instructors we have the pleasure of working with. Mark's recent TrueFire course, Jazzed Blues, remains at the top of our charts and his monthly lessons always rank in the top ten. Chord Melody Cafe, an interactive video course, focuses solely on chord melody for intermediate to advanced and pro players.
Learn everything you need to know about 7th chords and how to use and remember them. Lessons by Levi Clay In this follow up to volume 1, Levi Clay expands on the vast amount of triad study with a look into 7th chords. From common chords such as major 7s, minor 7s and dominant 7s, to more adventurous sounds like maj7#5s and 7b5s. In this course you'll cover various approaches to memorizing these voicings all over the neck using both video and the downloadable tab booklet. Between the CAGED system, drop 2, drop 3, guide tones and more, this course will present voicings that number into the hundreds. This course is one of the most effective methods to expand your understanding of the fretboard.
Guitar: Learn 5 Must Know Christmas Chord Progressions For Guitar In Time For Christmas.