Modes of major scale pt1

Modes are a simple subject that sometimes can be misunderstood. Modes are ‘inversions’ of a scale, a scale ‘within’ a scale that takes life of its own. In this first series of videos about modes I show you the modes from the major scale: these are just 7 other scales, built with the same notes… Continue reading Modes of major scale pt1

Connecting 7th arpeggios with scales

This is a great exercise that not only will improve your articulation, but will better your understanding of 7th arpeggios and how to connect them in a musical manner. Watch the video and download the file, it is pretty much self explanatory. After you have learnt the exercise, there are two things you can do… Continue reading Connecting 7th arpeggios with scales

Interval Color for Soloing

One of the ways to fight ‘patterns’ playing is to explore all the intervals you can find in a scale. It is a really easy concept you can apply to ANY scale. This is also a great exercise for your chops. Try to practice more with your ears than your fingers…enough said. If applied to… Continue reading Interval Color for Soloing

More Advanced Blues stuff (the Miles/Robben thing)

Advanced pentatonic stuff. There are when times you can get bored of playing just the pentatonic on a blues, or maybe you’ve heard more contemporary blues players like Robben Ford, or blues influenced jazz guys like John Scofield and Scott Henderson. Well, here I come to help you out with a couple of tips: first… Continue reading More Advanced Blues stuff (the Miles/Robben thing)

Basic pentatonic major-minor

Basic Pentatonic stuff I will not get too much into pentatonics as you can find stuff all over the net. Too much has been said and done on the famous ‘pentatonic box’…As I say in the video, a major pentatonic is a major scale without the 4thand 7th degree. So C major pentatonic is: C… Continue reading Basic pentatonic major-minor

Intervals Explained

Printable PDF: Intervals explained An interval is the distance between two notes, and it is indicated by ordinal numbers (2nd, 5th , 7th) except when describing the unison (identity of pitch) and the octave (two notes 12 semitones apart). Intervals of a 2nd ,3rd ,6th ,7th are called major. Intervals of a 4th ,5th and… Continue reading Intervals Explained

The Master Plan: Reach your full potential as a Guitarist/Musician

An Introduction – the big picture In this short introduction I will point out what a musician/guitarist should know or should work towards to reach his/her full potential. Many times we get stuck trying to perfect little details, missing out on the bigger picture. This is so that you can be a well rounded musicians,… Continue reading The Master Plan: Reach your full potential as a Guitarist/Musician