Update for the Community – 150

podcast Nov 11, 2020

Today's podcast is for the community!

I'll update you on what's been going on here, what's coming up, and the ways you can get involved!

I'll be back to guitar content next week, but today I'd like to do a little catching up with you.

In earlier episodes, I would keep you up to date on things at...

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Guitar Licks Around Chord Shapes - 149

podcast Nov 04, 2020

How do you approach your chords and scales?

If you are like most of us, you start out separating the two.

Chords are chords, and they are over here. And... scales are scales, and they are over here.
Even as you progress with the guitar and realize that chords come from scales, (they are the...

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Holding Yourself Accountable With Guitar - 148

podcast Oct 28, 2020

Being accountable to yourself and others is a huge part of success as a guitarist.

Today, I help you reach the next step of success and supercharge your progress by changing the way you think about practice.

 Most likely, you never took the time to think: that how you approach practicing...

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Using a Metronome - Making the Most of Your Practice Time - 147

podcast Oct 20, 2020

What's the best habit you can take on right now to speed up your progress on guitar?

It's practicing with a metronome. Join me today and find out why a metronome could radically change your progress on the guitar.

Have you ever said: "I hate practicing with the metronome. It feels cold,...

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Small Guitar Goals – Making the Most of Your Practice Time – 146

podcast Oct 14, 2020

Do you want to get better at guitar? Today, let's go over the number one thing you can do to start seeing results.. fast. Start making small goals in your practice.

Thanks for joining me for this miniseries on the podcast: all about making the most of your practice time.

For the next few weeks...

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Should I Upgrade My Guitar or Buy New? – 145

podcast Oct 07, 2020

Should I upgrade my guitar or should I buy a new or used one?

Well, that depends on two things.

1. The guitar you already have
2. What your current situation is.

Taking both of these into account is the trick to making the right decision and getting the most out of your money. And we will do...

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Finding the Time for Guitar - 144

podcast Sep 30, 2020

You dream of playing your guitar but you don't have the time.

Sound familiar? Today, I give you three tips to find the time you need to get great at guitar

Another week goes by and you didn't touch your guitar.
Or, maybe, you got a few minutes here or there but nothing that's enough to move you...

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Lydian Licks for Guitar - 143

podcast Sep 23, 2020

In this podcast, I've got five licks that show different ways you can use the Lydian mode in rock music. I'll also show you how they are constructed and how you can take these ideas and use them in your own solos.

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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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