Good morning fellow pickers,
All week we’ve been dedicating our practice hours toward mastering the pentatonic rock scale. Now that we’ve ventured into uncharted territories using our CAGED concept, let’s head back to position one and learn 10 powerful and easy to use licks! This is a free video lesson, exclusively for my newsletter recipients, so get signed up and start receiving my top-secret tips and tricks! https://goo.gl/gh0RuC
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Happy Friday Pickers,
Today I’m very excited to help you take your lead guitar playing to the next level! In my latest instructional video, we’ll learn how to navigate through pentatonic patterns across the fretboard. I’ll demystify of the “CAGED” concept, and break down two useful blues licks for each of our five positions. Let’s get started!
Good morning guitar aficionados!
Today I am extremely excited to share with you one of my favorite songs from the early Beatles catalog entitled “Till There Was You.” This classic tune was written by Meredith Willson for his 1957 musical The Music Man. ‘The fab four’ took it to Abbey Road Studios in the Summer of 1963, and dropped it on the UK release of With the Beatles (vinyl at: http://amzn.to/1TvP9w3.) In part one of this two part guitar lesson, I’ll take you through the jazzy chord changes of the verse and chorus, and share a Spanish style rhythm for extra flavor. Quick shout out to Isaac Gonzales, thanks so much for making this request. Let’s get started!
Hello guitar enthusiast,
So glad to back to making lessons for you all! Today I’m very excited to share with you my latest instructional video, featuring my conversation with English Beat frontman Dave Wakeling. Before I break down how to play “Save it For Later,”Dave will will reveal the story behind this classic tune, while sharing some words of wisdom for aspiring performers.
“Save It For Later” was one of The Beats most popular tunes, and has been covered by many notable artist including Pete Townshend of The Who, and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. The track was originally release on the Special Beat Service LP (1982,) which reached #39 on the U.S Top 200. Let’s get started!
I’m very excited to announce that on Sunday, August 18th, I will be launching another intro to guitar class for the absolute beginner! This four week course features powerful learning resources including my latest instructional videos and comprehensive ebook “The Fast Track Guitar Blueprint.”
Today I’m happy to introduce a new tutorial on Sublimes “Doin’ Time”, a classic tune first released on their 1996, self-titled LP (on vinyl at http://amzn.to/1ejUtA4.) I’ll be adding a bit of a acoustic blues aspect to this rendition, as I take you through the basic changes, and strumming patterns, before dropping some SRV style licks between the verses. Let’s get started!
Good Morning Friends,
I want to take a moment to congratulate you all for taking some amazing strides in your playing over the last few weeks! We tackled some very important concepts, mapping out the pentatonic scale, and learning how to use the chord progression to dictate the content of our guitar licks and solos. Now that we have a strong base, I’ll be posting a guitar “Lick of the Week” every Monday! Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Folk, Country, let’s leave no stone unturned! To get your started, here is a handful of fantastic phrases for you to learn. Always practice challenging licks in sections, take it slow, and allow the pursuit of speed to be a gradual process. Let’s get started!
Today we’re getting a jump on our weekend practice, mapping out the intervals of the Pentatonic “Rock” scale. By comparing each notes position to those in the major scale, we’re able to determine which notes fit best with the chord shapes performed by our rhythm guitarist. This ability to follow a chord progression will provide your solos with a sense of direction and continuity. Jam out with me via the video below, and get on track to creating melodic, and professional sounding solos. Let’s get started!
I’d like to kick off this post by saying thanks to everyone who has taken the time to submit their song request at: https://goo.gl/s6rH26. Today I’m jamming out on a true classic from The Everly Brothers entitled “Bye Bye Love”. This was the groups follow-up single, released in March of 1957 and it took their stardom to new heights! I’ll take you through a tricky little intro section, before breaking down the super beginner-friendly chorus and verse sections. Chords, lyrics and tabs are already included throughout the tutorial. Let’s get started!