One of the most effective methods I use to improve the speed and smoothness of guitar licks is to take a step back and explore different ways to optimise what I’m playing.
This can feel uncomfortable at first as you need to retrain your brain – and fingers – to approach things in a different way, but once you begin applying this simple concept to your playing you’ll begin to open up new ways to play licks faster and more fluently, whilst saving literally hours and hours of practice time!
In this lesson we’re going to take a few nice sounding chords and use them to build a chord progression packed full of groove, flow and all of the details that make it sound absolutely popping.
As we move forward step-by-step I’ll show you all of the subtle tips and tricks I use to turn simple chords into something amazing. Even better, you’ll be able to use the techniques I show you to instantly transform your old riffs and song ideas by injecting them with extra detail and expression!
Do you ever wonder how you can take a guitar solo from simple to mind-blowing? In this lesson I’m going to show you 5 different levels of soloing that will gradually get more advanced as you progress through.
Starting at Level 1 we’ll focus on your timing and groove before adding embellishments such as slides, bends and vibrato. As we move up through each level I’ll show you how to incorporate techniques such as sweeping, hybrid picking and tapping whilst also working on fundamentals such as note choice, dynamics and phrasing to build up all of the elements you need for an awesome solo!
Today I’m going to teach you a really cool melodic rock lick that you can use to improve your improvisation and overall lead game.
I’ll break down the full lick for you and explain how it is constructed as well as some of the theory behind it, followed by some awesome exercises which will help you improve the legato techniques required to play these types of licks.
Do you know what makes a great solo? In this lesson I break down the entire process of how you can construct an effective guitar solo from scratch.
I start at the very beginning and teach you what you should think about before you play your first note, guiding you through the process of developing your initial ideas over time and refining them into an amazing solo. I’ve also made sure to pack in tons of practical tips along the way to give you inspiration and make sure that you never get stuck throughout the process.
If you’ve been wanting to up your improv game or just get familiar with playing all around the neck with different sounds, then this is the lesson for you!
Let me guide you through my entire thought process when it comes to improv playing, from first hearing a track through to identifying which scales, arpeggios and notes I think will work over it. I also show you how to use this information to solo and improvise in any position on the fretboard, with plenty of tips and insights along the way!
When you think of harmonics you probably imagine squealing dive bombs, but they are also an amazing tool to use when improvising to add an extra dimension to your playing.
In this lesson we’re going to explore harmonics in three different keys, and the multiple ways that you can use them to add sustain, create tension and explore new sounds! If you’ve been feeling stuck for ideas or are looking to inject some new sounds into your playing then this lesson is exactly what you’ve been waiting for!
This lesson is all about how you can use your the controls on your guitar to add expression and dynamics to your playing. I’m going to share all of the techniques I use along with real-world examples of how they fit into my playing style.
As well as explaining how using your guitar controls will make your playing sound more interesting I’m also going to walk you through the specific movements I use to quickly and accurately adjust my guitar controls whilst playing so that you can use these techniques in your own playing.
If you feel like your solos aren’t saying as much as they could then this is for you! In this lesson I’m going to share five of my best tips for more melodic and emotional sounding solos.
As well as breaking down these approaches step by step, I’m going to give you loads of tips and ideas on how you can apply them to your own playing in order to add more drama and excitement to melodic passages.