This is undoubtedly one of the most important lessons I’ve ever recorded and I feel it contains some of the best advice and information I could give you.
We recently ran a very special solo competition and the quality of entries completely blew me away! But there were a few patterns I noticed that I wanted to address. This lesson was originally intended to be posted directly to the players who put themselves forward and entered the competition but the 5 key points are crucial to anyone who plays guitar.
Are you frustrated by unpleasant string noise muddying your guitar playing? It’s time to put an end to that nightmare! In this lesson, I’ll show you how to eliminate those annoying string noises and achieve cleaner, higher-quality pick strokes.
Not only will this improve your overall sound, but I’ll also provide you with some fantastic picking exercises to boost your confidence when improvising on the fretboard. So say goodbye to those moments when your playing falls apart and let’s get started on the path to cleaner, more confident guitar playing.
Everyone loves to play fast, right? But there’s a big difference between sloppy licks and exciting, articulate but blazing fast playing.
In this lesson, I’m going to show you all of my tips and tricks on how to play fast, from how to practice properly right through to how to incorporate your newfound speed into your playing in a tasteful way. Trust me, when we’re done you’re gonna be unstoppable.
Are you looking for some inspiration? In this lesson, I will show how to take boring, tired-sounding octaves and use them to add a uniquely fresh, modern twist to your playing.
From melody insights to techniques and riffs, we’re going to push this humble technique to the limit and have fun while we do it! It might get challenging in places, but trust me – by the end of this lesson you will be a much more creative guitarist. Let’s go!
Many guitarists – even those who have been playing for years – will pick up a guitar and go straight to using fingers one and three (maybe throwing in a pinkie every now and then). That might be fun for a little while, but if you want to feel genuinely confident in your playing you need to get used to using all of your fingers!
In this lesson, I’m going to share some of my best tips and exercises that will allow you to build your finger strength, dexterity and independence – including some ways that you’ve probably never seen before. The results speak for themselves, and by popular demand, this is another live, unedited lesson with mistakes and all, so get ready for a wild ride!
Introducing open strings into your playing can sound fantastic in the right place and this technique is a great way to spice up licks, whether you’re playing Blues, Country or futuristic Shred riffs.
It can also sound downright awful if you get it wrong, so in this lesson, I’m going to show you 5 simple and fun ways to introduce open strings into your playing using patterns and approaches that you already know.
It’s a common challenge we all face as guitarists: nailing those smooth transitions from slow to fast playing. Trust me, we’ve all been there – janky timing and out-of-sync moments can really give us away. But fear not! I have some killer tips to turn your transitions from awkward to awesome.
In this lesson, we’ll explore techniques for making your shifts and position changes seamless, helping you maintain that rhythmic groove. Oh, and don’t think I’ve got it all figured out – I’m human too, and I’ll even share my own moments where I stumble. After all, it’s all part of the learning process. So, let’s work together on mastering these smooth transitions and levelling up your playing.
In this lesson, we’re diving into two exciting tapping licks, one of which we’ll transform into a mind-bending exercise. This lesson is all about applying tapping in real-world scenarios, so if you’re tired of just going through the motions, this lesson will help elevate your playing to new heights.
But this isn’t just about tapping; we’re going to blend in other techniques too. You’ll gain the tools to create captivating melodies, seamlessly integrate hammer-ons for thrilling finishes, and receive some killer exercises to let your tapping creativity soar.
In this lesson, I dive into the concept of selective picking. While it might seem daunting initially, selective picking is an awesome tool for adding dynamic range and sonic versatility to your playing.
Let’s demystify this technique and learn how selective picking isn’t just about flashy moments but is an exciting way to enhance simple note combinations and add unique twists to your licks.
In this lesson, I’m going to teach you the 2nd solo from my track SUDO. This is an incredibly difficult solo to perform, but what’s interesting about it is that it doesn’t take too long for you to learn the notes, and even be able to play along at the pace of the record – it’s all of the additional details that make it so difficult but interesting to play.
So first I’ll break the solo down for you, but then I’m gonna show you every little piece of the puzzle that you need to deliver it with the same attitude and phrasing of the record. It’s a lot of fun, and the impact it has on your finger dexterity is amazing, after playing this solo for a while I felt like my fingers had been taken to the next level!
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