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Blogs

Me on WordpressThe music blog
Reviews of and opinions on musical equipment.

Me on BloggerPlastic, glass and silicon
Likewise, but for camera and electronics stuff.

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Fiction

If you can read Swedish, I have posted my second novel in the corresponding section of my website.

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Music Theory

Introduction
Why you should (or shouldn't) learn music theory.

Notes
The basic building blocks of music.

Intervals
How notes relate to each other.

Scale Theory
How notes can be arranged after each other.

Chord Theory
How notes can be arranged on top of each other.

Key
Which notes you are allowed to play. Or?

Chord Symbols
Learn why C7−5 does not equal C2.

Overtones
What are overtones and are they a threat to the environment?

Tuning
A history of out-of-tune guitars and pianos.

Transposing Instruments
When what you see is not what you get.

Musical Notation
An introduction to dots and squiggles.

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Guitar School

Introduction
For whom are these articles intended?

How to Practice
Maximum effect from minimum effort.

Articulation
How notes are separated and/or joined together.

Tablature
How I write it on this site.

Chord Boxes
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.

Warmup Exercises
Before you start for real.

Nonlegato Exercises
Coordination and picking technique.

Legato Exercises
Fretting-hand strength and dexterity.

Repetition
Play it again, Sam.

Power Chords
Simple, but effective.

Tapping
Using two hands on the fretboard.

Arpeggios
Playing chords one note at a time—fast!

Classical Music
Using classical technique in guitar playing.

Breaking Out of the Box
Do not get stuck in one place.

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Music

Album of the Week
Albums that have been influential on my musical development.

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