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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 […]

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 […]

Scales Part 6 – Playing The Major Scale In All Positions Using The Minor Scale

Scales – Part 6

Take a look at the two scale diagrams below. At first glance, the G minor and G major scales at first look completely different from one another.

Look at the pattern of notes between frets 1 and 6 of the minor scale, and compare them […]

Scales Part 5 – Playing Relative Major & Minor Scales Easily In All Keys

Scales – Part 5

Now you can handle the natural or pure minor scale in all twelve keys, by simply learning the Gm, as shown in parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this no nonsense guide. It’s time to use these minor scales to play all twelve keys of the […]

Scales Part 4 – How To Easily Transpose & Play The Minor Scale In Every Key

Ok, by now you should be completely familiar with the 7 overlapping patterns of the G natural or pure minor scale, as shown in parts 1, 2, and 3 of this no nonsense guide.

If you’ve been practicing them for 20 – 30 mins on a daily basis for a couple of […]

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 […]

Scales Part 3 – No Nonsense Guide, Tutorials & Lessons

Part 3

Having made it through our no nonsense guides parts 1 and 2, you should now be well on your way and have a firm grip on the first 5 positions of the natural minor scale.

You should see now just why I divide the scale up into 7 easy over lapping parts as […]

Scales Part 2 – No Nonsense Guide, Tutorials & Lessons

Part 2

By now, if you have been following the first part of our no-nonsense guide to scales, you should be very familiar with positions 1 and 2 of the natural or pure minor scale. You should have spent at least two days learning the first two positions and should be able to move […]

Scales – No Nonsense Guide, Tutorials & Lessons

This guide may not be 100 % theoretically correct, but it will be everything you need to know to get you through the theoretical nightmare of scales that’s been haunting you for years.

Scales represent a huge barrier to many musicians and dealing with the mass of information that comes with them […]