In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to incorporate diminished chords, scales, and arpeggios into your blues lead (or rhythm). Not only will you learn to play them, but you’ll learn WHEN to play them, which is just as critical.
In this week’s guitar lesson you’ll learn several classic R&B style rhythm fill licks (with harmonized 3rds and harmonized 6ths). Slow and easy to play, and full of useful “takeaways”.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn several useful embellishments and fill licks to play over basic chords in first position. You’ll also be learning a stand-alone bluegrass style composition that is the perfect exercise for practicing synchronization between left and right hand.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a solo blues composition that is full of rhythm and lead “takeaways”. This sounds great on acoustic or electric guitar and requires no jam track.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a blues lead response using the “Call & Response”. The jam track and the “Call” lead part are provided by Quist. The goal of this lesson is to learn how to play the response in a typical blues jam like this.
Blending Mixolydian scale with the Minor Pentatonic scale to play chord changes – Bluegrass Guitar Lead Lesson – EP391
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to easily find the Mixolydian scale by connecting it to the chord shapes from CAGED. You’ll also learn how to blend it with the minor pentatonic scale to create a bluesy lead that works well over just about anything. Your practice song for this will be a […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play the major scale in all 5 positions up the neck by connecting it to the 5 chord shapes used in the CAGED System. You’ll also learn how to take a basic melody (Happy Birthday) and learn how to first play the melody straight, and then […]
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 how to play a slow blues lead in the key of G (on electric guitar). This one is full of classic blues licks (Albert King, B.B. King, etc.) and will be played over a jam track that was written by Quist!
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 improvise rhythm while in a minor key by playing through the minor chord progression triads and using notes from the minor pentatonic scale as fill licks.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a jump blues rhythm with chord substitutions and blues fill licks in the key of A. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to jazz up your blues, this would be a great lesson for you.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a 2 step system of combining arpeggios and the major scale to create a melodic country lead. This lesson comes with tablature, MP3 jam tracks, and a PDF file that illustrates the 2 most common arpeggio shapes.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a Dave Rawlings inspired acoustic lead that is played with a 2nd guitar on rhythm. Learn how to accompany another rhythm guitarist using a combination of dissonance and slow bluegrass licks. Here’s a Spotify playlist that I put together with 6 songs of Dave and Gillian on guitar […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll be playing in the key of the song (so no worrying about following chord changes). You’ll be playing everything out of 2 basic shapes (a triangle and a square) – and you’ll be going back and forth between major and minor pentatonic scales using those shapes. A fun and […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a soulful blues lead, full of dynamics and phrasing ideas, all played over a jam track in A minor. We’ll be looking at both the pentatonic scales and targeting chord tones.
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.