Category Archives: Guitar Talk

Fun with Arpeggios Part 2

Hello again everyone. In my last blog, I discussed and demonstrated a cool exercise to add some zest to your lead work and to help you to learn the fretboard by using arpeggios derived from the major scale. In this … Continue reading

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How to Get and Keep the Gig.. and Get More of Them

Happy New Year! I hope that the year has started off on a good and positive note, pardon the pun, for all of my readers and I wish you all nothing but success and happiness in 2013. ┬áThe one thing … Continue reading

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The Art of Phrasing: How to Make Your Leads Sing

When one of my guitar students wants to learn lead guitar I usually show them the minor pentatonic first. Once that scale is down in all keys, I play different and familiar chord progressions and have my students solo over … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: How To Be A Better Student

Before I go any further I would like to say I am sorry to my all my past teachers and instructors. After writing this blog I realized how for the first 15 years of my career I never really followed … Continue reading

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Surviving The Gig: How To Make It Through The Nightmare Show

The following are true stories. No names have been changed to protect the guilty. Have you ever played a gig in which your gear inexplicably went dead in the middle of a face blistering lead? Have you ever been on … Continue reading

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