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 how it can work for (read more…)

Written by Rob

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 information, click here now and (read more…)

Written by Rob

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 a solo is heard relative (read more…)

Written by Rob

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 same set of chords (i.e. (read more…)

Written by Rob

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 one of the things that (read more…)

Written by Rob

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 try it with minor 7ths, (read more…)

Written by Rob

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- wont make a great solo. (read more…)

Written by Rob

Sounding Metal in a Major Key

Don’t you just hate it how major keys always sound so overly happy? OK, maybe not! But, if you want to sound really metal when your song is in a major key…what do you do? Well, there are a few things, actually! One of which I’ll explain in the video below. First, a Little Theory… (read more…)

Written by Rob

Theory for Idiots: Chord Inversions

In this episode of ‘Theory for Idiots’, we take a look at chord inversions. If you feel like a bit of an idiot when it comes to music theory, then keep reading! So, hopefully you’ve followed this series and already read up on what makes a chord (or you already know that part). In this (read more…)

Written by Rob

The Proven Guitar Method

So, if you’ve read the previous post, you’ll already know who I am, and how I learnt the guitar. If not, then feel free to go back and read it! Today, I’m going to talk to you about my proven guitar method for learning the guitar. Remember how, in the last post, I said that (read more…)

Written by Rob

How I Learnt the Guitar

Hey guys, Well, I thought that as you’re on my website, I should probably introduce myself! My name is Rob and I’m the man behind ‘Chainsaw Guitar Tuition’. As well as running this website, and the YouTube channel, I also teach private lessons (either in person, or via Skype or webcam). In fact, I have (read more…)

Written by Rob