Intermediate

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #1 - G Major 2 5 1

In today’s jazz guitar chord lick lesson, we’ll be taking a look at a ii V I chord lick in the key of G major that uses different Drop 2, rootless and 3rd and 7th voicings to harmonize a fun and easy to play melody line.

Guitar Exercises – Permutations 2

Below you can see all 24 possible permutations of the four notes. Practicing these will challenge both your fingers and your mind as you try to navigate your way through all the different groupings.

Guitar Exercises – Permutations 1

Guitar permutations are simply exercises designed to build dexterity and cooperation between the hands. I’ve often thought of them as tongue twisters for the fingers.

Guitar Exercises - Finger Streches

As we continue our series on guitar exercises we’re going to take a look at ways to increase the flexability of your fingers using stretches!

The Blues Progression

The 12-bar blues may be the most popular chord progression there is.

It is named after the number of bars in the progression and not the number of local bars it has been played in which far exceeds twelve.

Video Lesson: Every Rose has its Thorn Solos

In today's post I'd like to mix things up and share a video lesson with you that I created in 2008 for the solos from "Every Rose has its Thorn" from Poison. It's not perfect but I hope that you like it.

Fundamentals Lesson Seven (GAB on all Strings)

This lesson covers all of your natural notes on the neck and teaches you how to quickly find them with almost no hesitation. By breaking these notes into three smaller groups you will be able to move directly to any note within a second or two.

Diminished Arpeggio Exercise

This is an exercise that I often use as a warmup, but also serves as a nice way to practice diminished arpeggio shapes and chromatic runs together.

Fundamentals Six (Note Groups)

Let’s now begin to organize all our notes into more manageable groups. This will allow us to find specific notes much quicker. In this lesson we will begin with separating our notes into two groups. We’ll find these groups on all the strings.

Keep in mind this is only the first step! In the upcoming lessons we will break these groups down even more. Let’s begin here first though. This is an important step that will help a great deal later on down the line. So let’s get to it!

Fundamentals/Lesson four (Enharmonics)

In this lesson we are going to talk about enharmonics! An enharmonic is one note that has two different names. What the heck am I talking about you may be asking? Don't worry I'll explain this all for you!

Up until now now we have learned what the natural notes are. All of these sets of natural notes have whole steps between them except for what two sets? Correct B to C and E to F. What are those notes in the frets between? These are enharmonics!