Symmetrical Scales And Chords

What Are Symmetrical Scales And Chords? Most music schools teach there are 2 requirements for a scale or chord to be symmetrical: All the notes in the chord or scale need to be equal distance from one another. (For example: C D E F# G# A#/Bb C) The note distances need to divide the octaveRead More »

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 10:34 am

The Harmonic Major Scale

Making a Guitar Out of Plywood Before we get into the harmonic major scale, this is something fun to check out: how to make a guitar out of plywood. This was posted on this fun website www.instructables.com, where people can post instruction videos on how to make things, like for example in this case, aRead More »

Posted on: 13 January 2017 | 11:01 am

Improvising Over Major Blues With Dominant 7 Arpeggios.

Improvising Over Major Blues With Dominant 7 Arpeggios. We covered all the fingerings for G7, C7 and D7 arpeggios in past weeks. Let’s put it all together now and play some great blues solos with all that info. In today’s lesson we’ll cover 2 things: 1) Blues soloing with only root position arpeggio fingerings. 2)Read More »

Posted on: 6 January 2017 | 10:42 am

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We’ll take a little break from free lessons and blogging, and will be back early January 2017 We’re looking forward to our further interactions in the new year. 2016 has been a heck of an amazing year, 2017 is going to be even better. Thank you all for suchRead More »

Posted on: 22 December 2016 | 10:58 am

The Ultimate Top 50 Guitar Mastery Songs

The Ultimate Top 50 Guitar Mastery Songs In search for new guitar challenges, I pondered the question: “What would be the list of THE 50 instrumental guitar songs that, if I mastered them, would make me one the .001% best guitar players on the planet?” The criteria I set for compiling this list were: SinceRead More »

Posted on: 16 December 2016 | 10:33 am

THE Best Practice Approach For Musicians

THE Best Practice Approach For Musicians One of my students, Keith England, shared this following article with me a while ago. He was excited about sharing this with me, because he recognized my teaching approach as described in that article. I’ve been using the educational principles this professor at the prestigious Manhattan School of MusicRead More »

Posted on: 9 December 2016 | 11:03 am

My Top 10 Favorite Guitar Riffs.

My Top 10 Favorite Guitar Riffs. These are in no particular order: just 10 of my favorite riffs. Beat It (Michael Jackson) Pretty amazing that this song features Steve Lukather (Toto) playing bass and lead guitar, and Eddie Van Halen playing the solo. Ending riff Black Dog (Led Zeppelin) The rhythm guitar part at 1:36Read More »

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 10:51 am

Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals on Lessons

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!! Have more fun with music: Become much better at guitar in no time!!!Extra Special Deals on Lessons now thru Cyber Monday!!! 4 Lessons = $300 $270 (You SAVE $30) 10 Lessons = $675 $590 (You SAVE $75 $160) 20 Lessons = $1250 $1049 (You SAVE $250 $501) Save even more on the bigRead More »

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 4:14 pm

Funny Guitar and Musician Memes

Funny Guitarist and Musician Memes In Closing… Hit me up anytime in the comments section below. If you like this blog: give it a rating and feel free to also give me any feedback. I believe everything can always be improved. I’d gladly implement your suggestions and ideas in this blog or the next. BeRead More »

Posted on: 18 November 2016 | 10:53 am

My New Band Automatik Eden & Playing Shows Again.

A New Album I’m Playing On. Automatik Eden released their album “Madland” on 9/9/16 and I’m happy to inform that I play guitar and bass on the album. Dave Crocco and Cela Scott asked me to join their band on guitar a couple of months ago. 4 weeks later, on Sept 9th, we released theRead More »

Posted on: 11 November 2016 | 10:51 am