So, been an interesting week. I spent most of it working out how I felt about the alterations to the YouTube Partner Program. Not that I'm raking it in with Adsense or anything, but I was able to subsidise spending on camera gear. Also, YouTube are famously shady about their reasoning when making decisions and … Continue reading Novation Circuit & Guitar Improv
Inspire yourself: How to not suck. It can be hard to stay enthused about guitar playing , especially when stuck in a rut or when you feel like you’re just not improving. These are methods I regularly use to make playing enjoyable again.
This is a staple blues / rock / metal trick that you will have heard at some point as a listener. If you need to, refresh your memory on the Bm scale and the ideas outlined in my first String Bending lesson. For the first bend you’ll want your first finger fretting the target pitch, which … Continue reading Intermediate String Bends
The I, IV, V chord pattern is a very common progression, and it is for that reason I will be focusing on it for several lessons. If you have an interest in blues, rock or jazz music, this will form the basis for many songs you will learn, (especially in the case of the blues). … Continue reading Standard Chord Progressions 1: Maj & Min I, IV, V Chord Patterns