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Watch the Lesson 2 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles

Lesson 2 - Irregular Standard Tuning is a video guitar lesson presented by Howard Morgen and is sourced from Fingerboard Breakthrough.

Let's look at a major impediment to harmonic understanding that all guitarists encounter from the moment we first pick up a guitar. That obstacle (which is also a two edged sword since it has advantages as well as disadvantages) is the guitars irregular, unequal Standard tuning system. It has evolved independently of other instruments and their notational systems, and is based largely on pattern recognition, tablature and fingering considerations. Unlike the piano, with its musically accessible and repetitive pattern of symmetrically spaced black and white keys that graphically depict the musical alphabet, the guitar fingerboard is... > Continued in manual (click Chart button above).