Quick tip for songwriters and composers, especially ones wanting to create memorable, popular music. The idea is that trying to re-create your song using memory alone will highlight the elements that are most memorable and allow you to reconsider the … Continue Reading
Let’s clear something up before watching the video. There’s been some confusion in the video comments which, I think, stems from the fact that there’s 2 things often referred to as “Neck Positions”, but only one of these is relevant here. The first is Scale Position – the note of the scale you begin on, (“starting on the … Continue reading Neck Positions Are Dumb, Discuss. Continue Reading
Today I’m excited to present you with this new guitar lick, in E Diminished. The pattern takes advantage of the symmetry within the Diminished Chromatic scale, and can be used to add some spice to your playing. In the example at the start of the video, I’m improvising over 2 bars of Em, then playing … Continue reading E Diminished Lick Continue Reading
What is the future of guitar? Whilst some of the biggest brands are failing because they’re not giving players what they want and others are focusing on making viral online content, what should us players do to stand out? All this effort going into sounding like guitars did “back in the day” when barely anybody … Continue reading The Future of Guitar? Continue Reading
Where do I go to learn about music theory, guitar, gear, and other instruments? These are my top 10 channels for learning music.
Adam Neely https://www.youtube.com/user/havic5
Loudon Stearns https://www.youtube.com/user/LoudonYukon
Stephen Taylor htt… Continue Reading
Changing chords is pretty hard, and is one of the things that puts people off of playing guitar past their first few lessons. It’s true that you’ve got to put the time in, but there is something we can do to make things easier.
Being able to vary the dynamics in your guitar playing is an essential skill if you want to stand out. It’s also integral to successful songwriting. Today’s video is looking at the various ways you can vary the dynamics in your guitar playing, aside from just playing hard or soft. This guitar is the M600t … Continue reading Dynamics for Guitar Continue Reading
Hammer-claw finger-picking is a technique used in country, jazz and sometimes blues music where the guitarist plays with their fingers rather than a pick. In this style your thumb is the “hammer” and your fingers are the “claw”. Your “hammer” is… Continue Reading