In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how easy it is to play rhythm (and lead) by only concentrating on triads (simple 3 note chords). Everything in this lesson is played on the top 3 strings, making it easy to concentrate on learning (less variables). You’ll learn the major, minor, dominant 7, 6 and 9 […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play (and improvise) a slow blues lead over a Gospel style jam track. Pay close attention to the simple phrasing used in this lesson, and the pauses (there are more of them than you realize)
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a simple melody and chord composition while also learning how to create your own stand-alone compositions like this on guitar. I happened to record the genesis of this composition, explaining my thought process as I began to create it and share that in the video.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a funky rhythm and lead over a minor key jam track. This is the same jam track that we used for the April 2020 Site Member Challenge – Check out the consolidated posts from site members and see how they approached it here: (Page 1, […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to incorporate 3 different diminished scales when playing lead over chord changes. There is no jam track needed for this, you’ll be able to play lead by yourself and target chord tones, giving you a lead that works on it’s own.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a non-conventional sounding blues in the key of E by yourself on acoustic guitar. Learn how to take advantage of the open E and B strings when playing in the key of E.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to combine the major and minor pentatonic scales with chord shapes from the CAGED System. You’ll learn how to easily jump from the major to the minor pentatonic scale in three main neck positions AND how to play the 1, 4, 5 chords in those various positions. […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a slow and easy country lead that is full of pedal steel licks (bends) and harmonized 6ths. Even at full tempo this one is easy to follow along with and easy to play. Learn how to use these licks in your lead when you improvise.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn an acoustic blues in Drop D tuning, along with some general tips for playing blues in this tuning. This sounds great on acoustic or electric guitar (especially with a little overdrive and tremolo), and is a solo composition (no jam track needed).
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’re getting two lessons in one. You’ll learn both the rhythm (played fingerstyle) and the lead for this melodic acoustic duet. The jam tracks allow you and I to play this duet together and allow you to accompany me with either the rhythm or lead part.