No-Brainer Modern Rock Soloing

August 28, 2011 No Comments

Learn a super simple strategy for lead guitar that bands like Paramore and Hillsong have used that you could literally play in your sleep!

Alternative Soloing Using Chromatics

August 23, 2011 2 Comments

In alternative rock, it’s important to sound different while at the same time sounding a little harsh and off. Today we’ll show you how to use chromatics to get this effect.

“I’ve Created A Monster!” – Using Hybrid Scales

August 18, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’ll be using multiple scales and modes to create exotic, advanced metal sounds.

Jazz Soloing Made Easy With Chord Tones

August 17, 2011 No Comments

Soloing doesn’t have to difficult! We’ll show you a super simple way to construct a solo using chord tones that will make even a jazz newbie sound awesome!

Out of the Box Soloing

August 16, 2011 No Comments

Jazz is known for having some out there sounds and changes, and this can be awkward to solo over. In this lesson we’ll break down an example and show how to play lead over it.

Ugly-Beautiful Chord Soloing

August 16, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got a super cool trick to make you play with swing and swagger of Brian Setzer! It all uses minor 7 b5′s so it sounds a little off, but still awesome!

Soloing Strategies – Mixolydian over 7ths

August 12, 2011 2 Comments

7th chords are essential to classic rock guitar, so knowing how to solo over them is integral to playing in the style. We’ll show you how in this lesson.

Easy Soloing With Major Pentatonics

August 12, 2011 1 Comment

Soloing can be super easy, and we’ll show you a pattern that is simple to memorize and execute. Guys like The Allman Brothers, Skynyrd, and Boston have even used it!

Blues Soloing Essentials – Moving Pentatonics

August 9, 2011 1 Comment

Occasionally, a player will have to change which pentatonic scale he uses to solo depending on what chord is being played. Today we’ll show you the easiest way to do it.

Sultry Blues Lead – Mixing Major and Minor Pent

August 9, 2011 6 Comments

One of the most important concepts a blues guitarist needs to understand is how to mix major and minor pentatonics to make a solo. Today, we’ll break it down and make it easy.

Adding Soul to Solos – Call and Response

August 8, 2011 No Comments

Call and response is an ancient technique built into our subconscious but really comes to life in blues lead playing. This is one of the best ways to put soul in your solos.

The Blues Group – Blue Note

August 6, 2011 1 Comment

You couldn’t have the blues group without the blue note! By just adding one note you can infuse some serious soul into your solos. We’ll show you how.

The Blues Group – Black Dog Note

August 6, 2011 1 Comment

Next up in our blues group is the black dog note. This note creates a smooth flow back to our root note and has been used by Zeppelin, Kiss, Black Sabbath, and more.

Playing With the King: Major Pentatonics

August 5, 2011 3 Comments

One key to BB King’s soloing style is his use of major penatonics. In this lesson we’ll break down his scale choice so we too can get his smooth sound!