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Major vs. Minor Scale

January 27th, 2017 by

Understanding the distinction between a major and minor scale can be a bit confusing for a beginner guitarist. In this lesson, I discuss how to easily (more…)

Pentatonic Chord Soloing

January 20th, 2017 by

This week, I had a student ask about how to add chords to his soloing for jazz band. I showed him a fun trick that uses the pentatonic scales (more…)

January Rain Chord Study

January 13th, 2017 by

In the previous lesson, I composed a simple lead sheet for beginner musicians called January Rain. This week, let’s take a closer look at the chords (harmony) that were used for the song. By analyzing chord progressions, you can gain a better (more…)

January Rain

January 6th, 2017 by

This week’s lesson is an entry-level song for the beginner guitarist. I’ve written it in the form of a lead sheet to make the learning process easier. If you’re not familiar with what a lead sheet is, it is music that’s written with just (more…)