Not understading commonly-used terms is one of the biggest barriers to progessing in music, especially as a beginner.
https://youtu.be/sIgoHrBIWto Answering the most frequently asked questions about producers according to YouTube's auto-complete search function, including... Do producers own masters? Do producers make money? Do producers use presets? Do producers have to clear samples? I keep screwing up my audio levels, so sorry about that. It's mostly fixed but still crummy in places. Not up … Continue reading Do Producers Earn Money?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICB-rVdqFTY Exploring the idea of Chord Voicings for guitar, piano and answering the question of whether guitar chords and piano chords are the same thing? UPDATE: There's been some odd questions about this video so wanted to make a few points. Firstly, yes, this is a question that people are asking. Sometimes I choose a … Continue reading Are Guitar Chords and Piano Chords the same?
There's 5 uncomfortable truths about guitar culture that we, the players, need to address. Now, please. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIbrt1Ut-Vs&list=PLf_o4hrSq6nRwRoicP83Jt82Y8bSli48I In this 5-part video-essay mini-series, I talk about some of the weird ideas that guitarists have held on to for far to long. Some of them are holding us back and some are just plain dumb. Let's evolve.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FosUcq1zls4 Pun intended. Intervals are a massively important but often overlooked aspect of music theory, especially for guitar. Knowing what interval you're playing and what impact that has on your listener will make you a powerful composer and improviser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xes6wLdhMDU I get a bit bored of receiving messages inviting me to beta test "the next groundbreaking music platform". In this video I talk about why that is and what kind of new websites I'd quite like to see.
Let's clear something up before watching the video. There's been some confusion in the video comments which, I think, stems from the fact that there's 2 things often referred to as "Neck Positions", but only one of these is relevant here. The first is Scale Position - the note of the scale you begin on, ("starting on the … Continue reading Neck Positions Are Dumb, Discuss.
https://youtu.be/K2lZhTjDqbQ Today I'm excited to present you with this new guitar lick, in E Diminished. The pattern takes advantage of the symmetry within the Diminished Chromatic scale, and can be used to add some spice to your playing. In the example at the start of the video, I'm improvising over 2 bars of Em, then … Continue reading E Diminished Lick