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
This was a real eye-opener for me as I’d never been a fan of learning those ‘etude’ style arpeggio shapes, especially if they were based on the CAGED System. Back at Music College, and after learning all my scales in … Read more
The difference between being good at guitar and being great at guitar is a chasm that seems impassable to most. There’s no way around it, you have to put the time and effort in to get there but the critical … Read more
This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but if at some point you want to get into jazz or jazz fusion, and are into the scalar approach, you’ll need a way to learn multiple scale patterns without tearing your … Read more