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 […]
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.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn a blues lead that’s played over a B flat shuffle which includes several “out of the box” type licks, designed to make your lead sound more sophisticated. This is perfect for those of you that are looking to add a little more jazz to your blues leads.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a ragtime blues composition by yourself on guitar (no jam track). As you play through the chords, you’ll learn a fill lick that corresponds with each chord. This sounds great at any tempo and works on acoustic or electric guitar.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play an Alt-Country (Alternative Country) style lead with a lot of open space. The first half is very slow and easy to play, basically strumming arpeggiating chords. The second half has more of a country, blues style lead.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to improvise a slow and soulful lead over a non-conventional jam track (this is not your typical 1, 4, 5 chord format). You’ll be using the G minor scale to play over the entire jam track track and will be playing this fingerstyle to slow things down […]
Ragtime Blues Lead That You Can Play By Yourself – Playing the Changes Solo – Blues Lead Guitar Lesson EP348
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a ragtime blues lead by targeting chord tones and playing arpeggios. This lesson is designed to give you a more sophisticated sounding lead when improvising. This is a standalone composition that you can play by yourself, no jam track is needed.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a rock blues rhythm along with all of the details for the strum pattern. This is really designed to help those of you that struggle with timing – knowing when to come in, and how to stay on the beat.
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to actually USE the CAGED system (in a practical sense) to play a country blues composition that requires no accompaniment. You’ll be killing 2 birds with one stone by playing a really fun song, while learning the CAGED chord positions. All played using triads. This will be […]
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a slow blues lead on electric guitar (although you could also do this on acoustic), that doesn’t need a jam track. You’ll be playing in the key of the song for this one, as opposed to “playing the chord changes”.
Connecting Chord Shapes to the Pentatonic Scales – Useful when playing the changes – Guitar Lesson EP344
In this week’s guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to visualize the chord changes when playing lead, by connecting pentatonic patterns to chord shapes. This uses the same jam track from last week (EP343)