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Electric Guitar Articles and Lessons to help the Budding Guitarist Turn Pro.

Shredding Dorian Blues – How to Play Blues Using the Dorian Mode

Dorian Blues In this lesson you will learn: Dorian Blues progression and Chords Scales You can use to solo over the chords Techniques you can employ to compose a solo Improvising Ideas Chords Try playing a shuffle rhythm with these chords for one measure each. This is basic 12 bar blues progression. You can play it… Read more Shredding Dorian Blues – How to Play Blues Using the Dorian Mode

The Madness of Many Tour – Alluvial, Veil of Maya and Animals as Leaders

The Madness of Many Tour Last night I was at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale for The Madness of Many Tour featuring 3 kickass bands. As soon as I saw Animals as Leaders was coming to Fort Lauderdale I immediately decided I was going. No hesitations. I had never been to an instrumental show… Read more The Madness of Many Tour – Alluvial, Veil of Maya and Animals as Leaders

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Guitar Player Affirmations To Really Kick Ass When You’re Practicing and Rehearsing

Guitar Player Affirmations I thought I’d put this out there since I use these and it totally 100 percent empowers my practice sessions. I wanted to put it on a canvas in nice big, bold letters to put it up in my room but I’ve been a lazy ass about that. I just pick up… Read more Guitar Player Affirmations To Really Kick Ass When You’re Practicing and Rehearsing

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Its All About the Blood, the Sweat and the Tears When it Comes to Shred

Its All About the Blood, the Sweat and the Tears When it Comes to Shred Guitar Its more like the blood, the sweat and the years. It takes years upon years upon years and then some. If you’re not bleeding, or you’re not sweating or you’re not crying or whining about the fucking shit that… Read more Its All About the Blood, the Sweat and the Tears When it Comes to Shred

Shredding with Single String Major Scales

Single String Scales  Single String Scales – Major Keys. Single string scales are highly overlooked when improvising, learning scales and creating solos. Yet they are highly effective for all 3. I wanted to shed some light on how to practice these scales so that you can improvise freely and perhaps in a new way that… Read more Shredding with Single String Major Scales

How to Record Yourself Playing Your Guitar for Maximum Results

How to record yourself 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… Read more How to Record Yourself Playing Your Guitar for Maximum Results

4 Devastating Thoughts Guitar Players Want to Stay Away From

4 Devastating Thoughts you want to stay away from. Knowing what no to think may help you with how you should think. THEORY IS NOT IMPORTANT This thought CRUSHES your options. Theory can ONLY enhance your playing not diminish it. If you want proof, listen to your favorite players and ask yourself if they went… Read more 4 Devastating Thoughts Guitar Players Want to Stay Away From

3 Reasons Why Guitar Playing Goals Are Important and How They Will Make You Feel

Guitar Playing Goals When you are learning to play guitar, setting goals is extremely important. Regardless of what style you want to play or even whether you plan on playing acoustic or electric guitar, having goals that you can strive toward will ultimately make you a better player and help speed up your learning. Below are… Read more 3 Reasons Why Guitar Playing Goals Are Important and How They Will Make You Feel

5 Minutes of Guitar Fury

Out of Time? Go for 5 Minutes of Guitar Fury

“FIVE MINUTES OF FURY guitar lesson” This is a lesson on how to be In and Out.. How To Bust Yourself Right Out of A Guitar Practicing Rut Especially if You’re pressed for Time.  Put on a stopwatch on your phone, on a watch, or just look at the clock….and Pick an exercise. From arpeggios, chords, scales… Read more Out of Time? Go for 5 Minutes of Guitar Fury

How to Start Improvising on the Guitar for Beginners and Sound Really Really Good

Improvisation Part One. In order to sound really good over a progression it is a really good idea that you start with  a SINGLE chord. The G Chord. Go ahead and try your best to record a G chord for two minutes. Choose any strumming pattern you like. Once you’ve done this, play it back so… Read more How to Start Improvising on the Guitar for Beginners and Sound Really Really Good

How to Beat Resentment Against Other Guitar Players

How to Beat Resentment Are you experiencing resentment? Do you constantly compare yourself to other guitar players? Could it be that this resentment is holding you back from truly expressing yourself the way you want to? Not to worry, youre not alone. This has plagued me and countless other players throughout the ages. I specifically… Read more How to Beat Resentment Against Other Guitar Players

How to Figure Out What Guitar Chords are In a Key…Every Time

Chords in a Key In order to start your songwriting journey you must have a desire to start songwriting. Without this it will be very hard. That being said, Songwriting can be, and is, a very rewarding thing to take on. The 2nd thing you must do is to know your guitar chords. Resolve today to… Read more How to Figure Out What Guitar Chords are In a Key…Every Time

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

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