The 5 Types of Guitarist- which one are You?

During my time as a teacher, I’ve come across lots and lots of guitar students. I’ve also kinda noticed that the majority of them could fit into five categories- each with their own strengths and weaknesses. As it’s vitally important to recognise your own strengths and weaknesses as a player … Continue reading

Guitar Scales: the Harmonic Major

Guitar Scales The following post talks about scales. If you really want to learn every major, minor and pentatonic scale for guitar (along with the chord-tone arpeggios), you’ll want to get my new ebook ‘Advanced Guitar Basics: Scales and Arpeggios’ (click the link for more!). Haha! Now this is a … Continue reading

Guitar Scales: the Indian Pentatonic

Guitar Scales The following post talks about scales. If you really want to learn every major, minor and pentatonic scale for guitar (along with the chord-tone arpeggios), you’ll want to get my new ebook ‘Advanced Guitar Basics: Scales and Arpeggios’ (click the link for more!). Well…this scale isn’t really Indian, … Continue reading

Finger Weights

You may have heard of ‘speed building’ weights, or ‘grip strengthening’ devices before. The question is: do they work? Is there any benefit to using these things? Well, my first question would be: which muscles are you strengthening with these devices, and are they the same muscles that you use … Continue reading

The Phrygian Dominant Scale

Guitar Scales The following post talks about scales. If you really want to learn every major, minor and pentatonic scale for guitar (along with the chord-tone arpeggios), you’ll want to get my new ebook ‘Advanced Guitar Basics: Scales and Arpeggios’ (click the link for more!). The Phrygian Dominant scale is … Continue reading

Melodic Playing: the Third Dimension

Here is the third instalment in our series on intervals, and this time we’re going to examine the third. Firstly, what is a third? If you read the last article in this series, about “the fifth“, you’ll probably already expect this to be a multi-part definition. You see, every interval … Continue reading