Hi, thanks for visiting my website, great to see you.

Simon Morel

I’m a Sydney (inner west) based musician with two solo CDs released, ‘Songs from the City’ and ‘Record #2’, check them out at The Shop.  Head over to my Music Page to check out tunes from my first two releases.

In addition to the solo stuff, I’ve been working with a number of Sydney original artists as a guitar player and arranger.  The projects range from rock through indie all the way to jazz and back to soul. For a taste of that stuff check out my Gigs & Sessions page.

In addition to playing guitar for other music artists I also offer Guitar Lessons at my inner west home studio in Leichhardt, NSW. It’s something that I have been doing now for more than 25 years and I love doing it.  For more info on that, click the Lessons tab in the menu bar.  I offer private and group lessons, plus I have YouTube channel featuring hundreds of free lessons.  I also run something called RockStar for a Day, where students have the opportunity to record in a pro recording studio… the ideal Xmas/birthday gift for the budding RockStar.

As well as the music writing, making, recording and teaching, I write a couple of irregular Blogs. Simon Loves Guitars is an irregular blog about guitars; how to get better at playing; tips on buying guitars; simple gear maintenance; fun things to play and of course pics and articles on guitar gear.  The Record Factory covers music industry info for original artists, speaking of which….

The Record Factory aims to provide free advice and contacts to music artists looking to record, master, manufacture and promote their own release. If that sounds like you, I’d be happy to hear from you…

Like everyone, I’ve got a few social media sites.  The first one is YouTube, where I publish a bunch of free video guitar lessons and also showcase my live performances.  The second is a Facebook group where together with students we post a bunch of guitar related hysteria.  A selection of this content appears below and around my site.

So, go explore… see you somewhere soon!


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In this animated video made by the awesome Mark Newman, you are going to learn all you need to know about the Circle of Fifths. The trainer demonstrates some of its many uses in music composition. "The Circle of Fifths is a visual representation of the relationships between the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. It was invented by the Greek philosopher Pythagoras and is so called as it takes the form of a circle around which each of the 12 tones are laid out. As you move around the circle in a clockwise direction, the next tone you encounter will be a 5th above the tone before it. The Circle of Fifths lies at the very foundation of western music theory and is therefore extremely useful as you can refer to it to help you find out things like, what key you are in. If you are in a major key it helps you find the relative minor key and visa versa. It tells you which chords are available in which key. It can even help you to transpose your music into a different key and move between keys within a song." (source : Mark Newman) Hope it helps ! If you find this tutorial useful, feel free to support Communicasound by liking the Facebook page and sharing it with your musician friends. CommunicaSOUND selects only the best free tutorials for learning music production, how to play instruments and music theory. PEACE Support the Creator : Mark Newman Youtube channel : www.youtube.com/channel/UCqc030Z2EAyi_NEkxNiTWIg ALL THE BEST FREE TUTORIALS FOR LEARNING MUSIC PRODUCTION AND MUSIC THEORY 👉 www.communicasound.com 👉 Support us ➡ www.patreon.com/communicasound 👉 Twitter : twitter.com/communicasound_ 👉 Youtube : www.youtube.com/channel/UCYA8Z_LdbJtAZKHFI6OuXKg/featured?sub_confirmation=1 👉 Instagram : www.instagram.com/communicasound

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