Robert Callus

The Lydian Mode Across the Fretboard (with guitar lick examples)

The Lydian mode is used in various genres of music such as Jazz, Fusion, Folk, Rock and Classical. Guitar virtuosos known for their use of the Lydian mode include Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. The sound of the Lydian mode can be described as bright, happy, optimistic and heavenly.  In this lesson you will learn …

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Intermediate Guitar Lesson: How to Integrate Your Skills

When you’re a beginner on the guitar you spend most of your practice time learning new skills. You start from knowing nothing and you have to figure out how to place your fingers, hold the pick, strum, read guitar tabs and play your first chords and songs, among many other things. As you reach an …

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How To Learn (and use) Guitar Scales On One String

Guitar scales are usually taught using either the CAGED system or 3 note per string patterns. 3 note per string scale patterns are much more efficient than CAGED. Tommaso Zillio explains perfectly why this is the case. Click here if you’re undecided which system to use to learn scales. Guitar scales on one string are …

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Diatonic chord progressions for the guitarist-songwriter

In this lesson I gave you a step by step process you can use to start writing songs with the guitar. In today’s lesson we’ll delve deeper on an important topic for songwriters: Diatonic chord progressions. A chord progression is a series of two or more chords played in an order. Diatonic chords are chords …

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