advanced guitar lessons

So, are you getting bored playing smoke on the water yet?

No offense, but it’s probably time that you stepped up a little. We’ve all heard the same songs played over and over and we want you to wow us with something cool!

But here’s the other thing…….

Are there songs you can’t play yet despite how well you can play some of these basic songs?

Well if there are, there’s a few more things you’ve gotta learn about playing guitar.

Here’s seven of them…… [click to continue…]

blues guitar lesson, blues guitar, blues scale

This is an old, tired, and severely beat up subject: blues guitar…….

It’s the guitar style that spawned jazz, rock, country, Kesha, blah blah blah.

You get it. You’re not here to hear a history about it I’m sure.

What I have for you is 3 videos and a short article that’ll give you a solid intro to this guitar style.

Master these three concepts, and you’ll have most of the genre down and you can start making your own sick blues riffs and solos.

Let’s dive in…… [click to continue…]

Remember this scene in Animal House where John Belushi encounters that fruitcake playing guitar surrounded by women? He’s wearing a black sweater, sporting a horrible mustache, and strumming a nylon-stringed guitar all while serenading his fans with a cheesy love lyric that goes “I gave my love a chicken.”

John Belushi’s eyebrows reflect the audience’s perspective in that he’s asking “What is this weirdo doing in my frat house playing this corny love song?”

He breaks his calm demeanor and proceeds to batter the guitar against the wall! All the while this sensitive guy is in shock over why some crazy asshole like him is doing this! Then the women are panicking as the remnants of the acoustic guitar ricochet in their direction.

John Belushi is “Sorry” but we, the audience, are not.

The reason is that the clash between these two characters is a typical occurrence when we find someone who plays the guitar to “score with chicks!”

Let me tell you the truth Beavis. We’re gonna score, finally! [click to continue…]

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jazz guitar lesson, jazz guitar chords

Comping, two five changes, dorian modes, altered scales, and m7b5 chords are a few of the many pieces of jargon you’ll hear when it comes to Jazz guitar. And none of it gets down to the heart of what it really is.

I read an article recently that used words like this, as well as supplying recommendations I study “jazz literature” and see how the “jazz greats” use C7#11 chords. It was all a bunch of bull.

No genre of music comes down to one or two guitar techniques or chords like C7#11. Instead it’s the combination of harmony and rhythm that creates the unique chord progressions and instrumental parts that create Jazz, Country, Rock, or any genre. Once that step is completed you’ll THEN be playing Jazz guitar over all of that.

It’s a whole lot easier to give you a lick, or list a bunch of chord shapes, then send you on your way. But I had to navigate through all of this confusion to get something out of it, and I’m going to help you reap the benefits of this style of music too, without going through the same effort. [click to continue…]

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How To Start Playing The Guitar In 7 Days: The Complete Guide For Absolute Beginners

December 22, 2014

I started playing guitar with a scale book, a few tabs I printed out from the Internet, and an electric guitar with no amp. I didn’t step foot into a Guitar Center for six months. My only friend that I could get advice from was 30 miles away. Plus, all the information I found was […]

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How Stevie Ray Vaughan, Slash, & Chet Atkins All Used Music Theory

December 22, 2014

Admit it, you use chords and scales. That means you use theory, and that you’re probably not using it right……. That’s okay though and it’s because everyone told you to memorize a bunch of BS. The three guys I’ll be talking about in this lesson DIDN’T DO THAT! They learned a few things, then applied […]

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15 Lead Guitar Tips And Tricks That Tells You How To Make Guitar Solos

October 3, 2014

For many guitar players, knowing how to make great guitar solos and use scales, arpeggios, chords, and melody to do that is the holy grail of playing. However there are many obstacles to getting this good at guitar….. Confusing guitar lessons….. Humongous scale books…. And just getting good enough to practice this stuff! So what […]

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Learn How To See The Fretboard Differently In This Marty Friedman Guitar Lesson

September 29, 2014

Marty Friedman’s guitar style is unlike anything other’s in the guitar playing world due to his masterly mixture of melody, exoticism, and good ol rock n roll. And I don’t know about you, but like there to be more to guitar playing than an olympian sprint to finish a tricky, finger-twisting lead solo, which is […]

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The Easiest Way To Start Playing Country Electric Guitar

April 22, 2014

To show you how effectively you can use the fundamentals of music towards any genre, I’m going to giving you the cliff notes version of Country Electric Guitar in 3 EASY STEPS. I’ve always hated the idea of learning licks because I somehow knew that you couldn’t really use them in your own music. Maybe […]

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What Scales Work Over What Chords?

April 22, 2014

One of the most common stumbling blocks every aspiring guitarist encounters is knowing how to choose a scale to solo with. However many of you probably have no idea which scales to use with what chords……. So I wrote this article to give you a couple of examples that’ll not only explain this process, but […]

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