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

Memorising the Notes on Guitar

Firstly, I don’t really think that learning the notes on guitar from scratch is an essential thing to do for a complete beginner. You’re much better off learning to play chords, scales and songs. I mean, even famous guitarists tend to stick to certain areas of the neck. However, if … Continue reading

Start playing better Guitar Solos today (10 steps)!

There is a lot of advice going around on internet forums and guitar websites that says in order to start playing lead guitar you should ‘learn theory’ or ‘learn scales’. While this can be true, it is very generic and general advice. Yes, scales will help you to play solos, … Continue reading

Guitar Scales: the Harmonic Major

Haha! Now this is a rare scale indeed! Perfect if you’re into pulling sounds out of the guitar that make people turn their heads. The Harmonic Major scale was named by Rimsky-Korsakov, and has also been called the “lydian diminished scale”. Scale Construction There are a few different ways to … Continue reading

Guitar Scales: the Indian Pentatonic

Well…this scale isn’t really Indian, but it’s definitely a variation on the pentatonic scale! The reason it gets called the “Indian Pentatonic” is that the sound you get from it is often reminiscent of Indian Classical music (at least it is to the untrained ear). It could also be called … Continue reading

The Phrygian Dominant Scale

The Phrygian Dominant scale is kinda like the Phrygian mode, only very different… Ok, so I should probably explain that a in a bit more detail (this being a tuition website and everything…). The Phrygian Dominant scale was invented by playing the Harmonic minor scale from the 5th note- so … Continue reading