Many of us are at a loss when it comes to guitar or any kind of music practice and just how to execute it. That extends to the concept of rehearsal and how we’re to prepare for a live performance in … Read more
You’ve probably seen a ton of stuff on the internet, and particularly on YouTube, about ‘breaking out of the box’, which basically means you’re stuck in a scale pattern and want to somehow break free of it to play more … Read more
The 5 pentatonic shapes are a staple of learning rock or blues guitar, though truth be told most guitarists generally use 3 of them at the most. In our latest book, ‘Woodshedder’s Guide to Guitar Scales‘, we reduced … Read more
Yngwie Malmsteen is somewhat of an enigma in the guitar world. You may love him or hate him, and he certainly has his fair share of critics, but there’s just no denying that he is incredibly good at one thing: … Read more
I’m constantly looking for more practical ways to learn things on guitar, especially the tedious stuff like scales, arpeggios and triads. Triads are a great place to start but as so often happens, the rote learning of shapes doesn’t always … Read more
This is an excerpt from 25 Guitar Scale Hacks, check out the full eBook here.
If you’re getting into blues soloing, you’re probably already familiar with the minor/major pentatonic and blues scales. While these scales are of course … Read more
As you may have already gathered, any chord, arpeggio or scale can be written out as a sequence of intervals. This information is often lost on guitarists in favor of using a movable pattern, but the problem here is that … Read more
If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a huge Allan Holdsworth fan, and have studied his approach to scales, chords and music in general for a number of years. Allan was a unique phenomena in … Read more
By far the quickest way to get stuck in a rut with your guitar playing is the memorization trap. What do I mean by this?
If you peruse any of the well-know guitar forums, you’ll no doubt have seen people … Read more
Apologies for the clickbait title, I couldn’t think of a better one and besides, I believe this post will help you learn guitar fast, or at least at least speed up the process a little.
Everyone seems to be looking … Read more