Smooth Lead: Major and Minor Scales

Smashing Pumpkins Style Root 6 Major Scale Riff

July 26, 2011 No Comments

We’re getting our 90′s alternative on in this riff inspired by the great Smashing Pumpkins.

Get Shredding – Skipping Thirds

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Most shredding starts with learning a few patterns and sequences slowly enough that you can drill it into your head, and then slowly bumping the speed. We’ve got a classic for you today!

Root 6 Major Scale – Lead Essentials

July 26, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’re learning the other most important scale you’ll need for lead guitar – the major scale. This scale will be melodic, smooth, and super tasty.

Root 5 Major Scale

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Now it’s time for the other most common major scale we’ll need – the root 5 shape. This pattern will let us explore other places on the neck and open up new opportunities for riffing.

Pat Metheny Style Root 5 Major Scale Riff

July 25, 2011 No Comments

Major scales are super smooth and super melodic – perfect for jazz. We’ll show you a classic Pat Matheny style lick to demonstrate!

Ozzy Style Root 5 Major Scale Riff

July 25, 2011 1 Comment

To get his signature dark sound, the Prince of Darkness will often use minor scales. We’ll show a super heavy riff to illustrate a common approach.

Metallica Style Root 6 Major Scale Riff

July 25, 2011 No Comments

Everyone needs to know the major scale, including metal heads like Metallica. We’ll show you how they might use this versatile scale.

Journey Style Root 5 Major Scale Riff

July 9, 2011 No Comments

Who can honestly resist a Journey sing a long? No one! That’s why today we’re looking at a root 5 major scale riff in the style of this legendary 80′s band.

Bryan Adams Style Major Scale Riff

July 9, 2011 1 Comment

A trip back to the 80′s is always a good one! We’ll be looking into the Bryan Adams style for this riff on major scale double stops.

Four Note Major Scale Sequence

July 8, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got another technique developing sequence here, this time we’ve got a pattern based off of groups of four. Hope you like it!

3 Up 1 Down Pattern

July 8, 2011 1 Comment

Sequences are one of the best ways to get faster and develop good technique, so we’re going to learn a 3 up 1 down major scale pattern in this lesson.