Learning the Fretboard Tip

Learning the Fretboard Tip

One way to help you learn the guitar fretboard is via two shapes. These shapes are the first position minor pentatonic shape and the second is the associated major pentatonic shape.     These two shapes are shown in the diagram below. The minor pentatonic is shown in the left box The major pentatonic is […]

Diads for Dominant 7 Blues

Diads for Dominant 7 Blues

When playing a 12 bar blues progression using dominant 7 chords (e.g. A7 (I), D7 (IV), E7 (V)), guitarists often use a single minor pentatonic scale over the progression. However some of  the chord tones for the IV and V chords do not always fall within the scale chosen. Extra colour can be gained by […]

Stand and Deliver!

Stand and Deliver!

Learn how to play Stand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants – a number 1 record from 1981. It also has an iconic fun video to go with it!

2-4-6-8 Motorway and triad inversions

2-4-6-8 Motorway and triad inversions

A nice simple chord progression that is made to sound awesome, just by the choice of chord voicing.

You are never alone … with a Drone!

You are never alone … with a Drone!

A Drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece. So now you know.

The BB King “Blues Box”

The BB King “Blues Box”

An intermediate lesson outlining the BB KIng Blues box – sophisticated blues soloing! With YouTube backing tracks.

Chord Ornaments 2 – The Sus 2 chord

Chord Ornaments 2 – The Sus 2 chord

Sus2 chords compliment sus4 chords as chord ornaments, but are also fun chords in their own right!

Chord Ornaments – The Sus 4 Chord

Chord Ornaments – The Sus 4 Chord

Using the Sus4 chord as an ornament is an easy way to spice up a rhythm part.

12 Bar Blues with Diads

12 Bar Blues with Diads

How to play a 12 bar blues with just 6 notes!

Fun with Minor Triads

Fun with Minor Triads

The minor triads on the 3 lightest strings are lots of fun to play when mixed and matched with major triads in particular.