Getting Over Stage Fright

You know, a lot of people get stage fright when they first get up on stage; even if they have played a thousand gigs before.  You start to want to hide; to put up a [...]

Pick Hand Harmonics 2

Grab your electric guitar and turn on your favorite distortion for leads!  A great technique to add to your bag of tricks is playing a note, and then touching the same string twelve frets higher.  [...]

Exploring Chords

A great way to explore your chords is to take their shape and move them around.  What do I mean by this?  Say you finger a D chord.  You’ve got covered the 2nd fret of [...]

Pick Hand Harmonics

To create a harmonic with your pick hand, allow part of your thumb to touch the string as you pick it.  This is done while holding the pick.  As you pick the string, turn your [...]


When it comes to soloing, creativity, flexibility, and dynamic ability are paramount.  You may solo fast over a melody with a fast tempo, matching or even increasing the speed.  You can also do the opposite [...]

What Rules?

As guitar players, many people tend to just carry around their lessons and play what they know (they’re setting up walls in their mind by doing that); eventually you have to go beyond all that [...]

Playing to Timing

As a guitarist your intent should be focused on playing with perfect timing.  When playing music, timing and rhythm should be foremost in your mind.  As you progress, this will come naturally; but it takes [...]

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was one of the most unique players in that he was constantly going way beyond all the boundaries.  Anyone trying to play Jimi is basically haunted by every note he played, because when [...]

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