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 […]

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.

Learning from the Theme to Peter Gunn

Learning from the Theme to Peter Gunn

Peter Gunn Theme – making the major more bluesy

Learning from Recordings with the Arctic Monkeys

Learning from Recordings with the Arctic Monkeys

A suggestion for intermediate players to cop a solo off a recording