Plead the 5th (just don’t do it too often)!

What Do I means by “Fifth”? Well, for start it’s an interval- so we can guess that it’s a certain distance between notes…but just how far? Here is my definition of a 5th: A Perfect Fifth is an interval of 7 semitones and five letters Now, that definition- although it’s … Continue reading

Slash’s Style

This week on “In the Style of…” we’re looking at Slash from bands such as: Guns’n’Roses and Velvet Revolver. Recently, Slash has been involved in his own solo project too. Scroll down if you would like to see the example piece using Slash’s style (with tab). Slash was born on … Continue reading

The Two Handed Tapping Technique

This week’s lesson is on two handed tapping, which is used by guitarists such as: Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Marty Friedman (Megadeth) or Steve Hackett (Genesis). This technique can sound very impressive and fast when done correctly but really it’s nowhere near as difficult as … Continue reading

Crazy Scales: The Locrian Mode

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 Locrian mode is the … Continue reading

Melodic Minor 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!). This is the third post … Continue reading

The Blues Scales

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 “blues scales” are basically … Continue reading

Harmonic Minor Scale (the scale of metal!)

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 harmonic minor scale could … Continue reading

Minor Scales on Guitar

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!). I kinda mentioned this guitar … Continue reading

Major Pentatonic 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!). So you may have heard … Continue reading