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Alfred Scoggins's Guitar Lessons

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Understanding The Tritone Substitution
How to use and play tritones.
Jazz · Beginner · 18320 Hits · 5.00/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 5/3/2012
 
Belgian Fluffiness
Play this tune NOW - no theory necessary (although it's included)
Jazz · Intermediate · 6967 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 9/18/2013
 
The Rights Of Man
Nice Irish hornpipe
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 1228 Hits · 5.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 10/22/2012
 
Handling A Tricky Solo
An improvisational idea for playing over difficult changes
Jazz · Advanced · 6206 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 6/12/2010
 
Soloing Over A Ballad
Putting together a solo over ballad changes.
Jazz · Intermediate · 3896 Hits · 5.00/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 11/18/2010
 
Playing The Pilgrim Song
Good licks from live performance.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 1682 Hits · 5.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 7/22/2012
 
Wildwood Flower
NOT the usual Clarence White version!
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 14078 Hits · 4.13/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 6/28/2012
 
Bluegrass Licks
A compendium of bluegrass licks.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 97163 Hits · 4.91/5 (88 ratings) · Last modified: 10/8/2007
 
Soloing Over A Jazz Blues
Just what it says :)
Jazz · Intermediate · 8848 Hits · 4.83/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 7/27/2012
 
Banks Of The Ohio
Carter-style picking, beginner to advanced.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 28835 Hits · 4.82/5 (22 ratings) · Last modified: 7/25/2012
 
Beaumont Rag
If you ever learn one rag (apart from Black Mountain) let it be this one!
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 17237 Hits · 4.82/5 (11 ratings) · Last modified: 3/8/2007
 
Playing From Chord Shapes
A simple guide to using chord shapes as a basis for improvisation.
Jazz · Intermediate · 7975 Hits · 4.80/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 10/8/2007
 
Soloing Over Bossa Chords
How to put together a solo over tricky bossa chords
Jazz · Advanced · 4798 Hits · 4.80/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 11/29/2008
 
Bossa Nova And Samba Rhythm
At last! How to get that Bossa sound. It's easy (seriously).
Jazz · Intermediate · 20256 Hits · 4.78/5 (18 ratings) · Last modified: 10/8/2007
 
Basic Chord Substitution
Understand the basic principles of chord substitution. No theory involved! But you'll still get a headache...
Jazz · Beginner · 16565 Hits · 4.69/5 (16 ratings) · Last modified: 1/25/2008
 
Dusty Miller
This is my version of an old fiddle tune.
Bluegrass · Advanced · 6623 Hits · 4.62/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 9/22/2008
 
Floating
What 'floating' is.
Bluegrass · Beginner · 8197 Hits · 4.60/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 10/10/2008
 
Where Are You Now?
Composing a tune on guitar.
Jazz · Intermediate · 9271 Hits · 4.50/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 8/1/2012
 
Charlie Christian...
Or how to do arpeggios
Jazz · Beginner · 2016 Hits · 4.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/15/2011
 
Jazzing Minor Pentatonics
This lesson demonstrates the use of minor pentatonics in jazz soloing.
Jazz · Intermediate · 10731 Hits · 4.38/5 (8 ratings) · Last modified: 10/8/2007
 
Boys Of Bluehill
A nice Irish hornpipe, and good to play.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 4098 Hits · 4.33/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 10/8/2007
 
Playing 'Outside' - Major And Minor 3rds
Coltrane and Parker explained (simply).
Jazz · Advanced · 9261 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 8/23/2008
 
The Minor 2-5-1
How to play it.
Jazz · Advanced · 3505 Hits · 4.33/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 1/4/2014
 
Jazz Lines For Beginners
How to play jazz lines for the complete beginner
Jazz · Beginner · 14038 Hits · 4.20/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 7/8/2008
 
'Professional' Jazz Lines
How the greats did it.
Jazz · Advanced · 4938 Hits · 4.11/5 (9 ratings) · Last modified: 11/7/2010
 
The Nine Pound Hammer
Here's how.
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 2273 Hits · 4.00/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 3/4/2011
 
Improvising Over Tritones
Here's how.
Jazz · Intermediate · 4027 Hits · 3.86/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 11/6/2011
 
IMPROVISATION!
A brief guide. Seriously.
Jazz · Beginner · 2607 Hits · 3.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 3/15/2011
 
Floating 2 - Goodbye Liza Jane
A tune to practice floating skills - not that easy.
Bluegrass · Advanced · 3546 Hits · 3.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 8/10/2008
 
A Substitute For The Diminished Scale
A good trick if you need one :)
Jazz · Intermediate · 1323 Hits · 2.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 11/9/2011
 
Alabama Jubilee (Public Domain)
Here's how...
Bluegrass · Intermediate · 1656 Hits · 2.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 5/3/2010
 
All The Chords You Know
Improvising over a well known tune with several key changes
Jazz · Intermediate · 2571 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 3/20/2010
 
Nice Bossa Tune
Melody and chordal accompaniment.
Jazz · Intermediate · 932 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 7/4/2012
 
The Tao Of Playing
Some thoughts on learning
Basics · Beginner · 1847 Hits · 4.67/5 (3 ratings) · Last modified: 9/6/2013
 
Alf's Brilliant Guitar Tuner
I do it my way!
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 1581 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 6/23/2010
 
Chord Melody
The basics of chord melody playing from beginner up.
Jazz · Beginner · 230 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 5/6/2013
 
Rhythm Changes
The challenge of playing Rhythm Changes
Jazz · Intermediate · 133 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 5/29/2013
 
Walking Bass
How to.
Jazz · Beginner · 120 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 5/11/2013
 
Definitely Not Wintertime
Variations of this classic from beginner level onwards.
Jazz · Beginner · 90 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 7/2/2013
 
The M7b5 Chord
How this chord is used and soloed over.
Jazz · Beginner · 94 Hits · No rating · Last modified: 1/6/2014