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
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
In this series, we’re taking a look at what I like to call, ‘fretboard motion’, which is ways of moving around the fretboard that create musical motion and avoid obvious sounding scale patterns, licks and runs. In Part 1, we … Read more
It’s no secret that the guitar lends itself well to creating visual information such as chord shapes, scale boxes and arpeggio patterns, and even riffs. In fact, pretty much anything on the guitar can be reduced to a shape, box … Read more
Transitioning from blowing up and down pentatonic scales to purposely crafting your solos by taking the chord changes into account can be frustrating for guitarists. It’s also a blow to the ego as you basically have to suck it up, … Read more
Chords and Language Learning
You’ve probably heard the phrase, ‘learning music is like learning a language’, bandied around by musicians, and while most just repeat the phrase for effect, it is very true. The process for learning chords is a … Read more