Intro to Improvisation - 043

podcast Oct 23, 2018

Today, it’s my intro for guitar improvisation! Is this just something only a few are able to do, or, is this a skill we can learn and perfect over time?

Improvising.

Coming up with great musical ideas right on the spot, is a huge part of the appeal of playing guitar.

 

We have...

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How to Do Guitar Exercises That Build Speed and Open up the Fretboard

blog Oct 22, 2018

Technique exercises, and why they are so effective…

 

Being able to play what you want at the speed you want is an issue that ALL guitar players have struggled with for years.

What is the point of learning all of these chord and scale patterns if you can’t play them well.

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Different Guitar Tones for Different Styles of Music - 042

podcast Oct 17, 2018

Today it’s all about finding different guitar tones for different styles of music. I’m tackling two different styles Blues and Rock with two different rigs.

 

 

How do you find tones for different styles of music?

It’s a tough one. I remember when I first started...

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How do I learn guitar notes on the fretboard?

blog Oct 09, 2018

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 the fretboard works can...

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Ten Minute ULTIMATE Practice Routine - 041

podcast Oct 09, 2018

How do you keep moving forward on the guitar when you are strapped for time? I’ll show you how you can turn ten minutes of your day into a super effective practice routine.

 

 

Practice, practice, practice.

 

For musicians, it’s been this way forever....

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How to Build Chords and Arpeggios

blog Oct 09, 2018

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 at what I feel is the most...

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Licks and Riffs - 040

podcast Oct 02, 2018

Today,  I show the importance of, the difference between, and how to use guitar licks and riffs effectively.

 

 

Guitar licks and riffs are so cool, and so much fun! You grab your guitar, learn a few notes and you are playing your favorite songs or your favorite parts of...

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Start Playing Advanced Guitar Chords - 039

podcast Sep 25, 2018

Today, I take the first step with you toward playing advanced guitar chords. We’ll leave open and bar chords in the dust and start playing something special!

 

 

What chords to use


For this exercise we are only going to use chords that use four different notes. If...

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Set Up Your Perfect Guitar Practice Space - 038

podcast Sep 18, 2018

Today I’m talking about creating a super effective and fun practice space. I help you create your home base where you can start moving forward with the guitar.

 

 

Keeping a steady practice routine is tough! We’ve all been there. You start out with the best of...

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How to Play Over Minor Chords and Sound AWESOME! - 037

podcast Sep 12, 2018

Today, I’m playing solos over minor chords! I show you how and what to play to make you sound awesome!

 

 

So let’s work our way, from easiest to the most challenging scales that you can use to sound awesome playing over minor chords. They are:

 

  1. Minor...
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