Learning Scales

How to Learn and Use Guitar Scales

Learning scales on guitar can either be the most tedious aspect of your musical journey, or a fun aspect you can never get enough of. This all depends on how you learn guitar scales and whether you use them to create music. Before I show you how to learn scales on guitar, I’ll explain how […]

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Power Chord Guitar Riffs More Interesting Power Chords on Guitar May Get Boring After A While. This Will Show You How To Spice Them Up

Have you just started writing your first power chord guitar riffs? Power chords are cool aren’t they? And they seem to fit in everywhere. Well, there’s a reason for that, something I explain detail in this lesson on power chord theory. The short answer to why power chords fit in easily more than major and […]

Guitar riff generator

How to Become a Guitar Riff Generator

There are mainly two reasons why I was never interested in computerized guitar riff generators when I had made it a goal to learn riffs and write them myself. I found it hard to believe that a computer can ever come up with riffs like Crazy Train, Whole Lotta Love or Hell’s Bells. There are […]

connecting scale patterns

How to Connect Guitar Scale Patterns to Write Better Solos

When I came up with my first guitar lick, using the A minor pentatonic scale in its most commonly used position, I was over the moon. It sounded like the real thing, and it was. I went back to my A minor pentatonic and came up with another lick, and another and another. And it […]

How to play jazz guitar for beginners

One of the first things every aspiring jazz guitarist quickly realizes is that jazz is hard. Really hard. And once they realize what they’ve gotten themselves into they inevitably start looking for ‘​The Secret’. That one scale, arpeggio or II-V-I that will make them a seasoned jazz man or jazz girl overnight. Well, I’m afraid […]

How to Use Palm Muting to Write Great Electric Guitar Riffs

If string bending and vibrato are the techniques the lead guitar player can’t get enough of, palm muting is the technique rhythm guitar players cannot do without. For good reason. As we’ll explore below, palm muting technique gives a different sound to the same note/chord you’re strumming, thus it gives you an infinite amount of […]

How to Use Guitar Scale Sequences to Create Licks and Riffs

If you are learning scales on guitar, you have probably encountered exercises like this: Or this:   These exercise are just two examples of guitar scale sequences you may use on the A minor pentatonic scale. The purpose behind these exercises is that the scale gets ingrained in your head, you develop the muscle memory […]