The Path to True Guitar Mastery


How do you currently practise the guitar? Do you have a set routine? WARNING: In this article, I’m going to share with you some of the secrets behind a balanced, and effective guitar practise routine. This is what I use, myself, and it really gets results. I’ll also show you … Continue reading

Minor Pentatonic Scale for Guitar


The following lesson is an excerpt from my book “Awesome Lead Guitar”. This book contains many more lessons like this one, including: Full Scale Diagrams Example solos and Backing Tracks Easy to understand explanations of music theory Which notes to play over each chord, and which to avoid For more … Continue reading

Blues Modes and the Pentatonic Scale


The blues modes are usually the 2nd and 3rd modes of the major scale…but that isn’t what’s important. What’s important is how they sound, and what notes they contain, as I explain in the video. Notes of the Blues Modes As I explain in the video, everything you play in … Continue reading

Pentatonic Substitution Soloing Lesson


Pentatonic substitution…it’s two pretty long words…that means it’s something super complicated, right? Well, yes and no. As I explain in the video, it’s a pretty confusing concept at first, but once you get it, it makes things easier. The basic idea is that we’re using different pentatonic scales over the … Continue reading

Metal Guitar Harmonies Lesson


Metal guitar harmonies are really just like any other harmonies. So, it might have been more accurate to call this one ‘guitar harmony lines’…but it’s just that these ideas get used a lot in metal and heavy rock music! Think of bands like: Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden or Metallica and … Continue reading

Learn a Lick 7- The pentatonic Box


So, here’s a lick that’s great for soloing with over blues-rock or metal tracks and it fits really well into the infamous ‘pentatonic box’. In fact, I used to use it all the time with my old band. It goes well over powerchords, or full minor chords. You could also … Continue reading

Scale Runs for Guitar


One of the very first answers to the question “How can I improve my soloing?” would be “Learn your scales“. While this probably isn’t amazingly helpful advice in itself, scale knowledge can really help when it comes to playing better solos. It’s not amazingly helpful because a scale- by itself- … Continue reading