Guitar Lessons by Christopher Sung

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Basic Scale Patterns
Using scale patterns helps to create some nice variations in your single-note solos. Here's a few basic ideas that you can use to make your solos more interesting.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 205964 Hits · 4.31/5 (218 ratings) · Last modified: 6/7/1999
 
Using the Dim7 Chord and Scale
Here are a few ways in which you can incorporate both the diminished chord and its related scale into your own playing, with some different solo and chording ideas.
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 22798 Hits · 4.30/5 (20 ratings) · Last modified: 5/17/1999
 
Diminished Licks Over an E7 Groove
Time for some cool, slurred licks over a static E7 groove, drawing heavily from the E diminished scale. It's a little bit of Scofield, a little bit of Scott Henderson, and some "out" type of playing, in general.
Jazz · Advanced · 87021 Hits · 4.28/5 (78 ratings) · Last modified: 5/22/1999
 
Blackbird Fingerpicking
Let's play a nice little fingerpicking thing using a pattern like "Blackbird" by the Beatles. We'll learn the tune and then break down the patterns and the harmony...
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 227302 Hits · 4.27/5 (194 ratings) · Last modified: 10/14/1999
 
Using the E Phrygian Scale
Here's how to use that very Spanish sounding mode of the major scale - Phrygian. Don't let the name fool you. It's easier to use than to pronounce...
Theory/Reference · Beginner · 47056 Hits · 4.27/5 (33 ratings) · Last modified: 8/30/1999
 
Easy Winners
Here is an arrangement of the first two sections of Scott Joplin's The Easy Winners. There's some nice alternating bass and a really memorable melody line. Enjoy.
Acoustic/Folk · Advanced · 43949 Hits · 4.26/5 (46 ratings) · Last modified: 5/31/1999
 
Stevie Ray Vaughan Type Licks I
Here are a few licks in the style of the blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. There's a few choice bends and some long triplet runs that sound a bit like something Stevie would play.
Blues · Advanced · 297624 Hits · 4.26/5 (351 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
 
Different II-V-I Licks
These licks are based on piano-like patterns, which can often create more interesting intervals and lines. A little bit more difficult to finger, but that makes them sound a bit more unique.
Jazz · Advanced · 122343 Hits · 4.24/5 (94 ratings) · Last modified: 5/19/1999
 
Eric Johnson-type Licks
Here are a few licks in the style of Eric Johnson. There's some emphasis on the way he skips strings at high velocity, and his incredible sense of timing.
Rock/Pop · Expert · 266482 Hits · 4.24/5 (304 ratings) · Last modified: 5/13/1999
 
The G MinMaj7 and Harmonic Minor Scale
What is this thing called the MinorMajor 7 chord and what does it have to do with that evil scale, the Harmonic Minor? Find out in this stirring lesson.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 23986 Hits · 4.23/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 6/14/1999
 
Using the Dsus4 Chord
Here's a great chord - the Dsus4 - and how you can use it and other sus4 chords to create your own cool chordal licks and progressions.
Rock/Pop · Beginner · 54236 Hits · 4.23/5 (61 ratings) · Last modified: 9/8/1999
 
Scott Henderson Type Licks
Here are a few licks over a static C groove in the style of Scott Henderson. Emphasis is placed on his phrasing and his use of superimposition to create killer lines.
Jazz · Advanced · 84094 Hits · 4.23/5 (124 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
 
A Sampling of Fast Rock Licks
I was young, brash, and full of notes, and these were some of the things I played to assert my manhood in the rock arena of my high school...
Rock/Pop · Advanced · 114148 Hits · 4.21/5 (107 ratings) · Last modified: 4/27/2000
 
Funk Comping Patterns in E
Sometimes you play sparse lines, and sometimes you play a bit more, but it's all in the name of funk and the rhythm. Here's a few ideas to help get the funk out.
Funk/R&B · Intermediate · 167032 Hits · 4.21/5 (170 ratings) · Last modified: 5/18/1999
 
Wes Montgomery Type Blues Licks
Here's a few blues licks in the style of Wes Montgomery, who many consider the father of modern jazz guitar. There's some nice double-stop runs, and bluesy lines over changes.
Jazz · Intermediate · 160628 Hits · 4.20/5 (108 ratings) · Last modified: 8/27/1999
 
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Get festive with this reflective yet triumphant Holiday classic in 3/4 time. Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit in no time at all.
Other · Intermediate · 8465 Hits · 4.20/5 (15 ratings) · Last modified: 12/21/1999
 
Bach's Invention No. 8
This is a duet arrangement of JS Bach's two-part invention in F Major, originally written for harpsichord. Play along with either part. It's great for building speed and dexterity as well as knowledge of the fingerboard.
Classical · Intermediate · 238927 Hits · 4.18/5 (290 ratings) · Last modified: 5/13/1999
 
Using the C Major 9 Chord
Here's a few different ways to use the pensive C major 9 chord to create some nice voice leading
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 12268 Hits · 4.17/5 (6 ratings) · Last modified: 9/26/1999
 
Basic Bends
There are a couple of choice bends that are mandatory for any good blues guitarist to have under their fingers. Here's some of the best in the context of a 12-bar blues in E.
Blues · Intermediate · 162286 Hits · 4.16/5 (211 ratings) · Last modified: 5/18/1999
 
Basic Inversions of Major Chords
Here are a few ideas about using inversions of major chords to create more interesting ways to play common chord progressions.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 131604 Hits · 4.14/5 (137 ratings) · Last modified: 5/23/1999