AP-013 What are your Favorite Exotic Chords?

March 30, 2017

Question What are your personal favorite 3 “exotic” or less commonly known guitar chords that you recommend for intermediate/advanced guitarists? Answer Exotic chords usually require a special rule to use it well. I don’t recommend […]

LRT-033 Double-Stop Riff

March 20, 2017

Learn a fun two-bar double-stop blues riff. This one is all about a blues rhythm with a swing feel.  You’ll notice that the open-string double-stops in the first measure use staccato to give a short, noticeable sound. In […]

LRT-032 ii-V-I Modal Lick

February 28, 2017

Learn some modal Jazz guitar licks over the ii-V-I progression. This lick is played over a standard ii-V-I Jazz chord progression in the key of C.  The lick uses modes of the C major scale. […]

Ex-022 Octave Scale

February 8, 2017

Practice your Octaves in unison with this simple exercise!  Octaves help you become more mobile on the fretboard and aware of what you’re playing.  I believe they are one of the most beneficial fretboard concepts […]

LRT-031 Bending Rock Riff

January 23, 2017

This rock riff starts with a slow bend that catches your attention followed by a droning droning open E with a melody played over top.  I love how it has a 90’s feel. I want […]

Ex-021 Alternate Picking Sixteenth Notes

January 18, 2017

Practice your alternate picking over sixteenth notes with this exercise. Sixteenth notes are great for alternate picking because they must be played quickly and alternate picking helps you play faster!  This one focuses on four […]

LRT-030 Palm Muting Solo

January 1, 2017

Learn another rock solo from Francesco Cagnacci.  This one uses several different techniques, but it starts with a palm-muting lick followed by some nice runs.  Enjoy this one.