I use harmonic minor in a lot of my playing and I love the sound it provides, but it can also sound very corny if you overuse it so I’ve developed a lot of techniques to blend it with other complementary scales so that it sounds unique and different, without being too distinctive.
In this lesson I’ll teach you exactly how I use harmonic minor and go into detail on some my favourite scale positions (with tabs) to show you the best fingering options available.
In this lesson I’m going to break down the chord progression from one of my tracks – Square Dreamz.
But we’re going to go deeper than that… much deeper! I’m going to show you exactly how I wrote this track by using melody to lead the chords without thinking too much about theory! I’ll teach you this method so you can use it to write awesome sounding chord progressions yourself.
This lesson is all about getting you really comfortable playing everywhere on the neck – without learning any scale positions at all!
This is one of the first things I learned on guitar and is actually how I was able to shred from a very young age. It’s based on a very simple method that is really easy to learn and will make a huge difference to you when it comes to visualising the fretboard.
In this lesson, I’m going to guide you through how you can use outside/passing notes to bring a fresh new sound to your playing – the type of thing that will take people by surprise and make their ears perk up and listen!
These approaches will allow you to come up with cool and interesting new ways to deliver sequences and phrasing, as well as help you generate new ideas and riffs that you can use within your playing.
One of the questions I get asked a lot is – what tuning are you in? I always play in standard tuning, but the way you approach chords and phrasing in different keys can completely transform the way they sound.
This lesson gives you all the insights into my approach to playing in my favourite keys. I’ll show you how to re-train your fingers to come up with some amazing sounds based on familiar shapes and how to layer harmonics onto chords to create epic soundscapes.
Pentatonic scales are extremely useful but it’s very important to understand what they are and what you can do with them, or else your playing can easily become very boxed in.
In this lesson I’m going to teach you all about pentatonic concepts and how I approach using them in my own playing. I’ll show you how you can keep your licks sounding fresh by jumping in and out of pentatonics and adding additional notes as well as contrasting them with additional arpeggios and scales – which is something I do all of the time!
Do you find yourself stuck playing the same scales and patterns all the time?
In this lesson we’re going to pick a few different keys to improvise in but we’re going to completely ban the obvious and comfortable scale positions you’re used to! Instead I’ll show you some cool new shapes and patterns to use which will force you into using new note choices and phrasing options to help you break out of your habits and breath new life into your playing!
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!
In this very special lesson, we’re going to dive into the world of rockabilly, which is always such a fun style of guitar to play no matter what genre you’re into!
I’m going to show you a few of the licks and approaches that are close to my heart and have stuck with me from the jam sessions I had with my old guitar teacher “Wild Bill” so many years ago.
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