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Applying The Pentatonic Scale
A method for applying the G Major/E Minor Pentatonic Scale.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 28088 Hits · 5.00/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 5/10/2012
 
Warming Up
A lesson that should be viewed and practiced by all.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 33195 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 3/10/2000
 
Using The Composer: First Steps
A Step-by-step Guide to creating your first Composer sequence. Under development.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 12961 Hits · 5.00/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 11/19/2002
 
The Jazzy Christmas Tree
My jazzy take on the homework...
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2667 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 12/4/2001
 
Applying The Extended Pentatonic
Learn to solo in every key, and "outside the box."
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 10927 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 8/9/2005
 
Wide Interval Pentatonics
An introduction to the pentatonic sequence in a new light. Using wide interval stretches and triplets to make strictly Pentatonic soloing more interesting.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 10296 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/26/2002
 
Theory 06: Improvising Over Modes
Going deeper into improvising over modes thing. It's the sequence of my previous theory lesson.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 9209 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/8/2005
 
Pentatonic Sequences
Pentatonic Sequences for Practice or Warm-Up
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 8768 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 9/11/2002
 
A Few Open Pentatonic Scales
Play C/Am, G/Em, and F/Dm open forms of the Pentatonic Scale.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 7219 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/24/2005
 
Shifting Shapes III
The CAGED system.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 5957 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/1/2005
 
Jesu, The Picking Exercise
Taking Bach's classic Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and turning it into a picking exercise. Great little exercise to through in your warm-up.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 4554 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 6/28/2004
 
Disecting Scales #3
Okies, Now you know how to find modes and intervals of scale, and how to use the intervals to find safe chords for the scale, but let's try it with Harmonization.
Theory/Reference · Expert · 2569 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 4/1/2002
 
Sweeping The Floor
A very fast 64th sweep in Gmaj with a catch Try to speed it up to 120bpm if you like thats where it starts to impress the general guitaring fraternity. No distortion and start SLOW ensuring you dont play it sloppy!.Enjoy
Theory/Reference · Expert · 2308 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 2/3/2002
 
Rock Out Dude
A beginner's guide to having fun with the guitar. Contains chords, exercises, familiar songs.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 12398 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 12/23/2004
 
Bossa For Billy... If Your Names Billy
Learn the basics of Bossa, it's not that hard. Plus, I show you the old improvising trick. Remember, this is for beginners.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 7520 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 9/4/2001
 
Learn Polyrhythms On Your Lunch Break
How to understand and execute basic polyrhythms. First pages focus on playing them with your hands and voice, then with your guitar. 100% Guaranteed to disturb your family and friends.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 7613 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/14/2006
 
TRILL DRILL VOL. I
The 36th lesson by Peter Hsieh. Join the man on his trill drills as he crosses off the names on his Shred list five! This lesson is an excercise in playing trills.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 5382 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 9/6/2005
 
Chromatic City
Play the chromatic scale in three different ways. A great workout for any level guitarist, particularly beginner.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 4798 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 4/23/2006
 
Intonation (#3)
Learn how to intonate your instrument and the third part of "Breaking Hand".
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 4279 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 4/8/2004
 
Shifting Shapes II
Plug in the Major Scale around the three shapes.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 3803 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 4/1/2005
 
Triad Arpeggios
More Triads..........
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 3326 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/11/2000
 
B Minor In Thirds
B Minor in Thirds
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2467 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 10/5/2003
 
Major Scale Exercise
Solo with the G Major Scale (G Ionian Mode).
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2382 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 8/15/2005
 
Scalewise Movement Part 1
Here is a lesson on "sequences" also known as scale wise movement. Sequences are a cool way to break out of the linear sounding scale slump and they sound pretty cool too.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2007 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 7/3/2002
 
Harmonic Minor Scale Tune
Here's a little piece I came up with playing around with the harmonic minor scale.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2013 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/27/2002
 
Hold The Shape
Neat little groove to get a bass line while holding the chord shape
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 1723 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 1/26/2006
 
Strange voicing over power chords
A little ditty that sounds alarming like the "Halloween" movie theme. But, and intersting piece by far.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 1698 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 4/14/2001
 
CREATIVE MODERN MUSIC Out Of The BOX #7
This lesson gives a review in comparing the ROWS in the previous lessons, one after the other without having to go back to each lesson.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 8079 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 11/4/2003
 
Using the 7(9,13) Chord
Here's a few different ways to use the 7(9,13) chord. We'll look at it in funk, blues, and jazz contexts.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 7979 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/9/1999
 
Power Chords & Jamming With Them
What are power chords? How can I use them in a jam session?
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 7301 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/27/2005
 
Shifting Shapes
A way to create melodic layers or leads using the fifth string barre chord, F open chord, and D open chord shapes.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 7211 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 2/27/2005
 
SPEED BUILDER
Some warm ups to practice before you start playing. With some licks of famous songs that help to warm up too.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 5251 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/4/2002
 
Extended Pentatonics & Ext. Blues Scale
Beginners start playing the entire neck. Those who don't know the pentatonic cut-throughs should take a gander.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 5239 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/20/2005
 
Melodic Atmospheres On The Fretboard
How to make cool melodies even cooler using relative notes and picking patterns with your chords.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 3690 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/19/2001
 
Playing Triads
First we learned how to harmonize triads now we'll arpeggiate them and get a good workout.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 3598 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/11/2000
 
Moveable dominant 7th arpeggio
Here is a great way to play an arpeggio and get from one position to the next. Can be used in all styles of music.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 3590 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 7/8/1999
 
Scalular Exercises
Yet another installment in the quest for optimal speed and facility on the fretboard. Good Luck!
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 3312 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/10/2000
 
Major Exercises
Some examples of some melodies using E major, 7th position.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2995 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 10/12/2005
 
Picking Chordal Exercises
Getting the basics down is only a small percentage of your journey. This lesson will aid in your quest for the golden fleece.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 2721 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 3/11/2000
 
Non-parallel Harmony Of Scales
A short lesson, explaining a non-parallel alternative to harmonizing scale tones.
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 2433 Hits · 5.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 4/28/2003