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10 Basic Chord Progressions with BORROWED Chords

10 Basic Chord Progressions with BORROWED Chords

10 Chord progressions with borrowed chords A borrowed chord is a chord from another key or mode. It’s used to spice things up and make things interesting. You can either ask yourself where you want to borrow from or simply improvise with some chords on your guitar. There are several ways you can do this. We will… Read more 10 Basic Chord Progressions with BORROWED Chords

7 Reasons Why You Should Most Definitely Buy Guitar Pro

7 Reasons Why You Should Most Definitely Buy Guitar Pro

Guitar Pro Well, the title says it all. You can become a pro sounding player by using this AWESOME software. It’s got a nice clean, look to it and its super easy to use. Simply plug in some numbers on the screen and you have tab for your music. Its as simple as that. I… Read more 7 Reasons Why You Should Most Definitely Buy Guitar Pro

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8 Simple Chord Progressions to Help You Master the Key of A Minor

Chord Progressions A Minor In order to shred across the neck you can use many scales, arpeggios and even chords. Did you know that you can use chords in your soloing? Not only can use chords to solo but you want to know what chords you can use to solo over…with all the scales and  arpeggios that… Read more 8 Simple Chord Progressions to Help You Master the Key of A Minor

Shredding on the Guitar – 3 Crucial Steps to a Bullet Proof Mind Set

Shredding on the Guitar – 3 Crucial Steps to a Bullet Proof Mind Set

3 Crucial Steps to a Bullet Proof Mind Set Why am I talking about mindset? Because its a necessity. All the great players have great mindsets. Bullet proof mind sets. Confidence to the maximum. I believe confidence comes from not giving up. From going into the war room as a ritual. A consistency factor rating of… Read more Shredding on the Guitar – 3 Crucial Steps to a Bullet Proof Mind Set

Scale Sequences Rundown – How to Efficiently Practice Scales

Guitar scale sequences. Lesson Notes. Practice one scale in 1 octave. Then you can move to 2 and perhaps even 3 by moving diagonally up to the 24th fret. Practice only one sequence and move it around to other scales you know. Connect the modes. Sequence 1. Double up each string. This means to play… Read more Scale Sequences Rundown – How to Efficiently Practice Scales

How Dylan Madden From Calm and Collected Helped Me With My Blog

How to Get Help with Your Blog if You’re a Newbie This is Mike and I just wanna shout out Dylan Madden from Calm and Collected. Dylan took me on as a client in his coaching program and opened my eyes.  My blog went from Zero to nearly hero in a short period of time. (Coaching… Read more How Dylan Madden From Calm and Collected Helped Me With My Blog

What are You Thinking When You Play Guitar and What to Do About It

What Are You Thinking In this lesson we are going to cover one of the mental aspects of playing guitar. This is simply a read through but do take it very seriously. You may even want to write some crucial things down that are talked about in the final paragraphs. So what is it that you are… Read more What are You Thinking When You Play Guitar and What to Do About It

Cool Guitar Songs We’ve Worked On With Students Throughout the Past 7 Years

This is a Guitar Songs List that you can learn with guitar lessons given by yours truly. There is  link to lessons at the bottom of this post. Learning Songs is a great past time that will forever be a thing as long as you’re alive. Millions of Musicians throughout time spend their time learning… Read more Cool Guitar Songs We’ve Worked On With Students Throughout the Past 7 Years

How to Get Better Immediately with a Guitar Teacher

Learning Songwriting, Technique and Cover Songs from a Guitar Teacher Whether you want to write songs, improve your technique or learn cover songs I’ve got you covered. A guitar teacher will get you where you want to go faster. It’s like driving a Ferrari out to the middle of the country versus waiting for the… Read more How to Get Better Immediately with a Guitar Teacher

Classical Music Masterpieces – Listening Spree in All 24 Keys

Classical Music Masterpieces – Listening Spree in All 24 Keys

Listening Spree You could, for example, spend the holidays listening to these masterpieces from the great composers. Pay attention to what the lower notes do, pay attention to what the higher notes do. Read the scores as you listen. Listen in your car, or while you tidy up. Or while you’re in the gym. There… Read more Classical Music Masterpieces – Listening Spree in All 24 Keys

Learn How to Manipulate All of the Chords in the Key of F Major Right Now

F Major Chords in the Key of F – Same as D Minor (The Relative Minor Key) The Notes in the F Major Scale are as follows: F G A Bb C D E   Below are 8 progressions using the chords of F Major. Notice how all the chords start with an F chord… Read more Learn How to Manipulate All of the Chords in the Key of F Major Right Now

Neoclassical Shredder, Guitar player, Composer and Virtuoso - George Bellas

Neoclassical Shredder, Guitar Player, Composer and Virtuoso – George Bellas

In my humble opinion george bellas is arguably the best player in the world. George Bellas is I believe to be one of the best if not the best guitar player/ composer/ shredder out there. Here’s why I think so: Harmony Use of Odd Meter Use of Key changes Use of Principles from Classical Music… Read more Neoclassical Shredder, Guitar Player, Composer and Virtuoso – George Bellas

Power Chords For Beginners – Mastering Your Power Chords.

Power Chord mayhem Power chords are a big part of playing guitar. Especially if you are into playing heavy metal and want to shred. They are also used in other genres but these chords are known for being played with (high gain distortion) and at high decibel levels. So crank it up! You should start off with… Read more Power Chords For Beginners – Mastering Your Power Chords.

How To Destroy Complication and Simplify Your Guitar Practice

Destroy overly complicated practice routines. You don’t need them. Get rid of them. SIMPLIFY your life. Simplify your guitar routine. They only make you stressed and cause you to do something else versus practice. Even when you know you want to and should, the mind is so preoccupied with things that it’s not clear in your… Read more How To Destroy Complication and Simplify Your Guitar Practice

How Pushing Your Limits Will Make You Better. No One Else Will Do It For You

Pushing Your Limits Examples of each topic are given below. All of the examples are meant to inspire you to learn more. They’re isn’t really an order or one of more importance. Your goals are up to you and no one else. Pushing Your Limits on the guitar should be common and consistent practice tools.… Read more How Pushing Your Limits Will Make You Better. No One Else Will Do It For You

How to Play 5 String Root Position Sweeps to achieve Mastery.

5 String Sweep Picking Arpeggios When I first came across sweep picking I thought it was totally out of my reach and didn’t know that I would later fall in love with sweep picking. It was extremely hard at first. Persevere, persevere, persevere. You WILL be able to sweep at high speeds just like your… Read more How to Play 5 String Root Position Sweeps to achieve Mastery.

Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring – Listen for Some Shred Inspiration

Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Ballet Number 3. The ballet has its origins in a strange vision while he was working on his first ballet “The Firebird.” “I saw in imagination, a solemn pagan rite, wise elders seated in a circle watching a young girl dance herself to death. They were sacrificing her to… Read more Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring – Listen for Some Shred Inspiration

Things To Do If You Cant Afford Guitar Lessons Right Now

This article is for those of you who cannot afford to take lessons at the moment, or if you can’t afford them at all. I once couldn’t afford them and wanted you to know that you too can teach yourself. Before I go any further, I must say that it is my strong belief that… Read more Things To Do If You Cant Afford Guitar Lessons Right Now

How to Record Yourself Playing Your Guitar for Maximum Results

How to Record Yourself Playing How will you know if you sound good or if you’re making any progress? Of if your posture or technique needs some refining? Usually someone will tell you but what if you play by yourself or are practicing by yourself. How do you know if you are actually moving forward with your… Read more How to Record Yourself Playing Your Guitar for Maximum Results