In this week’s guitar lesson you’ll learn several creative rhythm ideas to play over a soulful jam track. I’ll show you several of my “go-to” rhythm fill lick ideas so that you can start using them when you play. I’ve also included a simple B.B. King style lead that uses what I refer to as […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a solo arrangement of the Christmas song, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”. In addition to showing you how to play it, I’ll explain my thought process for creating a solo composition like this so that you can create your own.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a slow and easy fingerstyle blues that has a jazz style turnaround. This composition is a solo composition, so no jam track is required. As always, I’ll show you how to play everything note for note and explain why everything works so that you can start applying this […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll use the 5 notes of the minor pentatonic scale to create a dynamic lead, starting low and building to a crescendo. This approach is about saving the high notes and keeping them in reserve for a dramatic build.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a slow blues rhythm and lead that alternates between a major chord, and it’s relative minor (E and C#m). You can use the same pentatonic scale to play over both of these chords, making it fun and relatively easy to improvise in this style.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a slow and easy country blues lead that works on electric or acoustic guitar. This one is full of classic Western Swing, 6 chord ideas (like the ones Don Helms would play in those original Hank Williams recordings).
In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a rhythmic (percussive) fingerstyle rhythm by using your thumb on the 1 and 3 beat, and “slapping” the 2 and 4 beat – it’s easier than you think! This composition doesn’t require a jam track and works on acoustic or electric guitar.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play both rhythm and lead over a soulful, blues up-tempo jam track. Lots of chords in this one!
This week’s guitar lesson is a good example of the CAGED system in action. You’ll learn how to play chords in multiple positions on the neck and how to connect them to the pentatonic scales so that you can easily create fill licks. This lesson is full of “takeaways”.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a ragtime rhythm (with fill licks) on acoustic guitar by yourself (no accompaniment is required). This is the perfect lesson for those of you who struggle with right-hand strum patterns and how to play interesting rhythms on guitar.