Archive for January, 2014

Make Your Own Level In ChordInvaders

January 31, 2014

We have just launched a new feature that allows everyone to create their own level. This way you can practice exactly the chords you need. Also, you can choose how many different chords will you learn during one session and what’s the best feature: you choose the tempo. For example, I took a chance and […]

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Is The F-chord More Difficult Than Others?

January 29, 2014

This is the first post based on actual data from our ChordInvaders game. If you’re impatient and like data, scroll down to the graph. If not, we will start with an intro. The most common chord shapes on the guitar utilize as many open strings as possible (think about G or Em!). Obviously, using open strings […]

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Different Shapes Of A Guitar Chord

January 27, 2014

The guitarist in this video (Bob Marley – Exodus) seems somewhat bored. Is it because he only has to play a single chord during the whole song? Am is probably one of the first chords that a beginner guitarist gets acquainted with. However, even this seemingly quite tough restriction leaves a plethora of possibilites how […]

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Tips on speeding up your chord changes 1

January 24, 2014

The difficult thing about guitar chords is not constructing and remembering them. It’s changing chords that is actually complicated. Chords have to be changed fast and with precision, all fingers moving simultaneously towards their new place while changing chords. You know it anyway. But how to achieve that? Let’s start with these two chords:   The first and the second finger […]

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Combining chords and melody

January 23, 2014

Once you have mastered enough chords to accompany most of the popular songs, you may want to add some melody. Essentially, this needs a bit different approach as you need to pluck bass, melody and chords at the same time. I’d suggest you start with exploring the common chord shapes also a bit higher on […]

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Back from Basel with my theorbo

January 8, 2014

I had a couple of free days in the beginning of the new year and the weather was good (no snow!). So I took a ‘little’ drive – 5000 km from Tartu to Basel and back. Took me about 30 hours to drive to Bern (visited a friend there) and 30 hours back. All because […]

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