Tuesday, July 23, 2019



Chord Clinic: Play like Joni Mitchell in Open D (Part One)

Joni Mitchell pioneered altered tunings in folk, rock and jazz, using open D extensively in her early career.
Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner

Learn To Play… Arctic Monkeys’ Do I Wanna Know?

Learn to play the main riff and rhythm guitar parts to Arctic Monkeys' monster 2013 hit, Do I Wanna Know?
Blues guitar string bending

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part 10: Left Hand Techniques – String Bending

Master one of the most fundamental aspects of blues guitar in this lesson.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Nine: The Minor Pentatonic Scale – Shape 2

A deep dive into the second shape of the minor pentatonic scale.
chord clinic

Chord Clinic: Expanding The Sequence

Extending a chord sequence is a great way to come up with new ideas.
Led Zeppelin Robert Plant

Learn To Play… Stairway To Heaven Intro

Learn to play the introduction to Led Zeppelin's iconic 'Stairway To Heaven.'

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Eight: Double Stops

We're taking a look at a concept that will add something new to your lead playing: double stops.

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Seven: Left Hand Technique – Legato

In Lesson Six we talked about using our 12 bar blue pattern and integrating some picked notes from the Minor Pentatonic scale. Now that we’re familiar with some of the notes we can use, it’s time to look at some fretting hand techniques we can start to apply to enhance the notes we are playing.
Essential Blues Pt. 6: Combining Basic Rhythm and Lead

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Six: Combining Basic Rhythm and Lead

In Lesson Five we discussed the Minor Pentatonic Scale in it’s first shape. This scale will be used to start forming our lead guitar lines.
Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 5: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Part Five: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Now that you’ve got your 12 bar rhythms nailed and you’ve started to learn about turnarounds, the next step is to start to integrate the idea of some lead guitar into what we do.

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