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

Randall KH120RHS Review

The Randall KH120RHS is one of the more recent Kirk Hammett signature stacks from Randall Amplifiers. Now, you may be wondering why Randall would be making a signature stack amp for Kirk Hammett. I mean, aren’t Metallica more associated with Mesa Boogie amps? Which Amps does Kirk really use? Well, … Continue reading

ESP LTD KH-330 Kirk Hammett Review

Today we’re reviewing the ESP LTD KH-330 Kirk Hammett signature guitar, which is one of the many Kirk Hammett signature guitars available. The KH-330 is a medium priced, affordable guitar. There is also the KH-602 which features an alder body, neck through body design, and EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG … 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

Dragonheart Guitar Picks (review)

Dragonsheart Guitar Picks were invented by guitarist Corey W. Bell, and are made from a compound called ‘polyamide-imide’. These plastics are also used in aerospace applications as replacements for metallic alloys, and have a very low friction co-efficient (which should make for less drag on the pick). These picks definitely … 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

Davison Electric Guitar Beginner Starter Package

The Davison Electric Guitar Beginner Starter Package from Davison Guitars comes with an amp, soft case, and various accessories that you’ll need as a beginner guitarist. The guitar is a full-size (39 inch) electric with a maple fretboard and neck, and features a single humbucking pickup in the bridge position. … Continue reading

Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Review

The Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster is the latest Yngwie Malmsteen signature guitar from Fender Guitars. If you haven’t heard of either Fender or Yngwie, where have you been? This is one of the top guitar makers creating a guitar for one of the most influential neoclassical shredders on the planet! … Continue reading