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John Frusciante Guitar Lesson – Under The Bridge

Here’s a couple of great guitar lessons I found from the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante.

In these lessons he gives us a demonstration of how to play Under The Bridge from the album Blood Sugar Sex Magic.

John Frusciante

He also talks a bit about his youth and how […]

The Blues Scale In 5 Positions

Scales – Part 8

Probably the most widely used scale in the whole of modern day music. The blues scale is used extensively in rock, jazz, blues, metal, funk, country and almost every other type of music you can think of.

The most obvious feature of the blues scale is that – you […]

Minor Scale Runs : Different Root Notes, Octaves & Key Positions

Now we are going to take our previous run highlighted here in blue, and play it in various other G root note positions and at different octaves on the fret board, indicated in yellow and red.

The tab shows pretty much the same run (with slight alterations at the endings) […]

Major & Minor Scale Runs : Build Speed, Skill & Knowledge Of The Fret board

Below is a full scale diagram of the G minor scale. We are going to work on some runs from one end of the fret board right the way to the other and back again.

First we’re going to take an easy minor scale run on strings 5 and 6. […]

Easy Major & Minor Scale Runs To Build Speed & Fret Board Knowledge

In Parts 5 and 6 of our easy guide to scales, we learned that the major and minor scales are closely related and that they also contain the same notes. This means each one can easily be changed into the other and any key you choose can be easily transposed to a different […]

Killer Guitar Warm Up Exercises – Hammer On's & Pull Off's

These next few exercises are really good for building your finger strength, stamina and stretching abilities. As always, they are best performed using some form of metronome as this will help to improve your sense of timing. If you don’t have a real one, then try the internet as there are many available […]

Guitar Warm Up Exercises – Hammer On's & Pull Off's

Playing the guitar places an enormous amount of strain on the muscles, fingers and tendons in a player’s hands and also requires a great deal of finger strength. It is for this reason that it is vitally important that all guitarists, from beginners to expert, should perform some form of warm up routine […]

Chromatic Scales 2 – Exercises To Build Finger Strength, Speed, Agility, Timing & Co-ordination

Now you’ve got the hang of the first few exercises, here are some more combinations that start with your 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers.

Keep practicing these with your metronome, or on-line metronome and remember to improvise with your own techniques such as string skipping, hammer on’s and pull offs […]

Chromatic Scales – Exercises To Build Finger Strength, Speed, Agility, Timing & Co-ordination

Chromatic scales play a huge part in building a guitarists finger strength, speed, agility and co-ordination and their importance should not be underestimated.

The chromatic scale consists of 12 half step or semi tone intervals and comprises of every note in the common musical scale.

The Chromatic Scale

As you […]

Pink Floyd – Is There Anybody Out There – Guitar Lesson, Video, Tab, Pdf

This song from Pink Floyd’s – The Wall, was once described by Roger Waters as a ‘mood piece’ and is the second track on CD 2 of the album. It is an extremely emotional and moving piece of music and the solo classical guitar playing provides us with a great finger picking exercise […]

Guitar Chords Made Easy

Any beginner guitarist has to face the daunting task of learning a huge bunch of chords in order to familiarise themselves with the guitar, help them play their favourite tunes and enable them to write and play their own compositions.

But as there are tens of thousands of songs out there all […]

Guitar Vocal Warm Up Scales For Singers & Guitarists

The problem with being a singer and a guitarist is you have to do two jobs at once. This means that before you practice or perform, you have to warm up both your fingers and your vocal chords.

I used to get frustrated when going into practice as doing my vocal warm […]

Bar Chords – Learning, Using & Implementing Them In Your Guitar Playing

Most new guitarists begin their training by learning and practicing the usual standard 10 – 20 open chords such as E,D,G,A, Am,F,Dm etc.

Once proficient with these, many players tend to stay within the confines of these open chords at the lower end of the fret board and never venture past the […]

How To Strum A Guitar Like The Pro's & Improve Your Playing

Ok, you’ve got your guitar, you’ve got your books, you know the song, but you’re sick of learning twenty different strumming patterns for every verse of every song you want to learn.

When you see an experienced guitarist strumming away on the acoustic, they look good, sound great and never seem to […]