In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a solo version of Jingle Bells on acoustic guitar over a blues shuffle. In addition to learning how to play it note for note, I’ll break down the arrangement and explain my thought process so that you can implement these techniques and create your own […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to incorporate classic pedal steel licks into your leads by bending into harmonized 3rds. To make practicing these licks more fun, you’ll be learning a standalone composition (no jam track needed) to practice these licks. Sounds great all by itself.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn several dominant 7 triads in various positions that you can easily add to your blues rhythm or lead. You’ll learn how to connect these to basic chord shapes so that you can easily find them and play them over any chord / key.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to improvise chords and fill licks around a recognizable melody by playing the song “When The Saints Go Marching In”. This is also a standalone composition (no jam track needed) – and works on acoustic or electric guitar.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a Gospel style blues rhythm with fill licks. This is a great working example of how the CAGED System works and is designed to help you visualize chords in different positions on the guitar neck. This is also a stand-alone composition that sounds great by […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you will learn how to play a slow and easy, melodic lead by visualizing chord shapes in different neck positions. This is a different way of thinking about playing lead, that relies less on scales, instead focusing on the chords themselves.
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, 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.