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Lydian Mode - 142

podcast Sep 15, 2020

Today, I introduce what Lydian is, where you would play it, and how to play the Lydian mode.

 

Lydian is not an easy mode to demonstrate. There aren't tons of popular songs that use Lydian exclusively. But, the sound of Lydian (the raised 4th sound) can be heard in a lot of...

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Low Gain Lead Tones - 141

podcast Sep 09, 2020

Today I go over how to build and use three awesome low gain lead tones.

 

When you think of lead guitar, distortion comes to mind. But, some of the most popular lead guitar solos have used clean to very light gain tones.


Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, David Gilmour, Stevie Ray Vaughn.... The...

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Mixolydian Licks - 140

podcast Sep 01, 2020

Are you learning Mixolydian mode on guitar but it just doesn't sound right yet?

Check out these seven Mixolydian licks for a guideline to incorporating this awesome sound into your guitar playing.

Last week, we spent a whole podcast checking out the mixolydian mode. It was time well spent.


We...

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What's the Mixolydian Mode? - 139

blog podcast Aug 25, 2020

Getting into modes can be difficult to wrap your head around. Today, I get you started with the what, where, and how of the easiest mode to learn: The Mixolydian mode.


I've talked about modes in the past, But if you haven't checked out those podcasts yet, here is a quick explanation of what...

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How Do Scale Patterns Work? - 138

podcast Aug 19, 2020

On guitar, we learn scales visually without any idea what the notes are and what their function is.

Today, I'm going to show a different way of starting to play scale patterns that makes sense and gives much better results.


"Why do my solos always sound like I'm practicing scales?" If I had a...

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Getting Your Head Right - 137

podcast Aug 11, 2020

 

 

Let's get our heads on straight by really understanding why we play guitar and why it's so easy to get off course, and what we can do to relax and achieve at the same time.


Getting your head right... or getting your head on straight. It's a term used when we need to course...

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Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs - 136

podcast Aug 05, 2020


Being able to use Hammer-ons and Pull-offs effectively can take your lead playing to the next level.

***Don't forget to grab your FREE copy of my Hammer-On and Pull-Off practice workout here:

https://www.playguitaracademy.com/hammer

 

Today, I show you how to use them, the different uses...

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If You Listen to Only One Episode... This Is the One – 135

podcast Jul 28, 2020

Today, I share with you the two most powerful things I've found that will get you out of your guitar rut and help you to experience consistent progress, and I'm pretty sure they aren't what you would think.


Hello and Welcome friends to episode 135 of the Play Guitar podcast.
I'm Lee and this is...

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How to Get Into Recording - 134

podcast Jul 22, 2020

Have you thought about getting into recording but were unsure where to start?

 

Things are changing. A lot of the things that we were used to are not part of our lives anymore.


We don't know what the future holds but we hope that at some point we can get back to having fun, and in our case...

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Using Delay and Reverb - 133

podcast Jul 15, 2020

Delay and reverb are the finishing touches for your guitar tone.

Today, we finish off our tone challenge by understanding what they are and how to use them effectively.

Most of us have used reverb or delay at one time or another for the sole reason of making our tone sound better. You put it on...

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