Performing

Using Songs To Develop Your Guitar Technique Skills

Using Songs To Develop Your Guitar Technique Skills Today’s blog is about using songs as technique exercises. There are a couple of really good songs, that will greatly improve your dexterity, speed, accuracy, and anything technical facility. Most guitar players who want to develop those skills, do technique exercises. However: it is really fun to
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The History of Distortion

A History Of Overdrive and Distortion. Students very often ask me about overdrive and distortion. They oftentimes wonder what the difference is, how to use these effects, and if one is “better” than the other. This following video is a bit lengthy at 23 minutes, but it’s a super fun to watch and very informative.
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Pedal Point in A Minor

What is “Pedal Point”? In order to be able to apply today’s lesson, you need to know the info covered in following blogs: Major Triads in C on strings 123 Major Triads in C on strings 234. Minor Triads in C on strings 123 Minor Triads in C on strings 234 Bdim Triads on 123
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Jazzing Up The 12-Bar Blues

Jazzing Up The 12-Bar Blues When blues guys play the blues, they usually play following progression: I | IV | I | I | IV | IV | I | I | V | IV | I | V || In the key of C for example, this would give you following chords C |
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Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 3)

Soloing Over a Minor Blues With m7 Arpeggios (part 3) This is a continuation from last week’s blogs: In Position m7 Arpeggio soloing Am root, Dm 5th & Em b3rd. In Position m7 Arpeggio soloing Am b3rd, Dm b7th & Em 5th. We’ll cover the remaining 2 positions in today’s blog. Starting from Am 2nd
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