In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to create a James Taylor inspired guitar composition. In addition to explaining how the chords are put together, I’ll also show you how to use this percussive fingerstyle technique which adds both bass and rhythm to your chords. You can use this technique both while singing and […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, we’ll continue our look at Secondary Dominant Chords (from last week, EP370), and add the minor 2 chord, so that we can now play a 2-5-1 chord combination for any of the chords in the chord family of the key we’re in. You’ll learn how all of this applies to […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn what secondary dominant chords are and how they can be used when writing chord arrangements or when improvising lead. I’ll also show you how to easily identify them by connecting them to basic chord shapes that you already know.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a more melodic sounding blues lead by targeting notes within the chords… “playing the changes”. This jam track is just 2 guitars (rhythm and lead) and I’ll show you how to play both parts so you can play this with another guitarist.
In this week’s guitar lesson, I’ll explain how to easily find the minor and major pentatonic scales, and how to connect those scales to basic chord shapes. You’ll then learn a stand-alone blues composition that uses both of these scales so you can understand how they relate to the blues.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to take a simple chord progression with 3 chords, and make it sound more interesting by learning several must-know embellishments around those chord shapes. You can use these embellishments when jamming with others, or for when playing by yourself.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a fingerstyle blues in a minor key. In addition to showing you how to play it note for note, I’ll also explain how it was put together so that you can use these concepts when you write and improvise.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a Jimi Hendrix style rhythm and lead over a stripped down jam track (just bass and drums). Incorporate some of these classic Hendrix licks into your playing when you improvise.
In this week’s guitar lesson, I’ll give you some ideas for rhythm fills that you can incorporate into your rhythm playing. You’ll be playing the chord changes over a slow and soulful jam track by adding bluesy fill licks.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play both the major scale and a bluesy version of the major scale (mixolydian mode) by using harmonized 3rd and harmonized 6th intervals. You’ll be able to not only understand where these harmonies come from, but how to connect them back to familiar chord shapes that […]