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Soloing Over Chords

One of the great joys of playing guitar, to me, is improvisation.   Creating new and unique melodies on the guitar can be addictive. Once you get to the point in your guitar journey where playing lead guitar becomes a priority, you are faced with a whole new set of...

Guitar Scales: The Five Pattern System

Learning scale patterns on the guitar can be tough!   Most guitar players who come to me for help already know one or two pentatonic scale patterns. Usually it’s the Minor pentatonic pattern one scale, you know the “blues box” pattern. What started as pure joy when...

Best guitar scales to learn for popular music

Welcome to Part 2 of “my six step plan to learning guitar scales”. In Part 1 we went over all of the steps in my plan to get started with guitar scales. They are: Understand how the fretboard is set up Understand what scales are and how they are built Know the best...

The best way to learn guitar scales

Welcome to part one of my guide on the best way to learn guitar scales!   I've found that most of my new students who come to me already learning scales and lead guitar on their own, are generally frustrated.  Over time, I could see that I kept teaching the same basic...

How to build Chords and Arpeggios

Welcome to my third article on the most important ways to open up the fretboard! In the first two articles I showed how knowing the notes on the fretboard and how practicing technique exercises give you an awesome boost to your guitar playing. This week we will look...

How do I learn guitar notes on the fretboard?

Why learning the notes on the fretboard is so important for guitar players..   It is surprising just how many guitar players really don't know the notes on the guitar. It is the most common problem I deal with in my guitar classes. Having a solid understanding of how...

New podcast/online lesson/recording studio pics!

After a big move and starting a new business, I am finally able to get my podcast and online lesson projects into motion. The first step is getting my studio ready. I am about 80% there with new paint, cabinets and sound treatment. I still have a few acoustic panels...

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