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Rock in D Backing Track

April 21st, 2017 by

This week’s backing track has an interesting twist. The song can easily be played in the key of D, but the chords being used are 5 chords, which means (more…)

Boogie Blues in E

April 14th, 2017 by

This week, I received a request for another backing track so I decided to prepare a blues song with a boogie feel. If you’ve never played over a blues progression before, all you (more…)

C Minor Double Note Riff

April 7th, 2017 by

Using double notes not only works for soloing, but they can also create unique rhythm parts for your songs. In today’s guitar lesson, we’ll explore this topic so you can try it out on your own songs (more…)

G Major Guitar Backing Track

March 31st, 2017 by

This week I thought I would post another back track for you to practice your soloing. This melodic song is (more…)

C Minor Rock Riff

March 24th, 2017 by

In this week’s lesson, you’ll learn how to create a melodic rhythm with a simple power chord. Not only will you build stronger playing technique, but it could (more…)

Gm Rock Backing Track

March 17th, 2017 by

Let’s take a break from having a “lesson” this week and, instead, just jam and have some fun playing guitar. I’ve created a backing track for you to (more…)

Better Picking Part 3

March 10th, 2017 by

As mentioned in prior blog posts, developing your picking skills will always make learning guitar easier. This time around, I explain how to improve your picking technique using a (more…)

Dorian vs. Natural Minor Scale

March 3rd, 2017 by

In this week’s lesson, I compare the difference between a Dorian and an Aeolian (natural minor) scale. You’ll discover that a small alteration to a scale can (more…)

Dm Solo Riff

February 24th, 2017 by

This week, you’ll learn a fun and easy solo riff in D minor. We’ll also explore some ways to play this riff using (more…)

Power Chords

February 17th, 2017 by

What are the 4 power chords that guitarists commonly use? That’s the topic I cover in this week’s lesson. (more…)