Modes

January 24, 2016

Learn how and why to use the modes in this lesson.  They’re as easy to play as the major scale, but you need to know how they work to play them correctly.  This lesson will […]

Greensleeves

January 23, 2016

Learn my traditional fingerstyle arrangement of Greensleeves in the key of C.  This is a classic that every guitarist can use to impress.  Played in open position, It primarily uses C, G, and Am chord […]

Ex-007 Fretting Combinations Exercise Set

January 21, 2016

The object of these exercises is to work on your fretting hand combinations over all 6 strings.  Each exercise in the set of 6 varies slightly from the previous one. All of the exercises below […]

Beginner Guitar Amp Recommendations

January 18, 2016

Learn about beginner guitar amplifiers and my top recommendations.  Amplifiers can change the sound of the guitar more than the guitar itself.  Today’s beginner amps can model expensive tube amplifiers for pennies on the dollar.  […]

LRT-002 Funky Blues Riff

January 18, 2016

This riff only uses four notes plus a couple 1/2 step bends.  It has a nice funky blues edge to it.   This riff was written and recorded by Charles Gervase.

How to Practice the Guitar

January 17, 2016

When asked, how I practice the guitar, I tell people that the secret is to practice a little each day.  The hardest part is staying motivated and focused.  Practice is all about putting the work […]

12 Bar Blues

January 17, 2016

Learn the 12 Bar Blues in style.  This lesson covers the traditional, quick change, and shuffle blues.  It includes the first chords you should know and some substitutions that you can try.  I even cover […]

New Content for 2016

January 9, 2016

Guitar Lesson World is changing to serve you better!  You probably noticed the brand new look and feel of the site.  What you won’t notice yet is that I am working on more free content […]

Where to Buy Guitar Gear

January 1, 2016

I often get asked where I buy my guitars. I’ve purchased 11 guitars to date. I have purchased them from small local stores, large retail stores, online, and from private parties.  I’m going to give […]

Guitar Tuner Recommendations

January 1, 2016

One of the most important accessories to buy is a digital guitar tuner. Digital Tuners Digital tuners are any type of tuner that uses electronics to tune your guitar.  There are two basic types: a […]

Song Construction

January 1, 2016

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to construct the song, Romance Anonimo.  It is a beginner fingerstyle song that is great for demonstrating how you can construct a fingerstyle song from a simple melody into a harmonized […]