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Best of 2019: MusicRadar's review of the year

Guitars

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Video Lesson: My number one favourite pentatonic shape of all time
These easy-to-learn 'two notes per string' patterns can open up any number of musical options when soloing

10 chords every beginner guitarist should know
If you're new to guitar playing, start with these essential shapes

5 ways to improve your guitar recordings
Pro tips and useful tricks you can use at home and in the studio

Learn to play guitar and keyboards: easy lessons for beginners
School was in session for Learn to Play Day

Tech

Circle of fifths

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What is the circle of fifths, and how can it help with your music theory?
We spin the wheel and come up with creative gold

10 things that every music producer needs to know about chords
From simple triads to extended and diminished chords, this is how it works

10 ‘intelligent’ mixing plugins that will make your life easier and save you time
Super-smart processors for your DAW

The easy guide to music theory: how to find the right chords to fit a melody
Learn the art of harmonisation

Learn to play guitar and keyboards: easy lessons for beginners
Start here!