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Eddie’s Guitar Choice For His Tribute?
2022-12-19 19:44
Eddie’s guitar choice for his tribute? As we patiently wait to find out if a tribute to Eddie Van Halen happens, I thought it would be a fun little video to make on the subject of wh… Read More
Rock Guitar Techniques – Part 4
2022-10-22 19:56
Rock Guitar Techniques – Part 4 Hey everyone, back for the 4th and final installment of rock guitar techniques. Today I will show you a few techniques that guys like Eddie Van Halen… Read More
Rock Guitar Techniques – Part 3
2022-09-18 22:09
Rock Guitar Techniques – Part 3 Hey everyone, back for the 3rd installment of rock guitar techniques. In this lesson I go a little more in depth. Today I will show you several techniq… Read More
Rock Guitar Techniques – Part 2
2022-08-13 19:44
Rock Guitar Techniques – Part 2 Hey everyone, today I am going through part 2 of a 3 part series on rock guitar techniques. I’ll go through everyday techniques along with some… Read More
Rock Guitar Techniques – Part 1
2022-07-23 17:12
Rock Guitar Techniques – Part 1 Hey everyone, today I am going through part 1 of a 3 part series on rock guitar techniques. I’ll be going through everyday techniques along with… Read More
Blues Guitar Soloing Techniques – Part 1
2022-04-07 17:26
Blues Guitar Soloing Techniques – part 1 Hey all, thanks for joining me again. This time I am showing you some must see blues techniques to take the expression of your soloing to anoth… Read More
The Modes Of Randy Rhoads
2022-01-07 21:41
The Modes Of Randy Rhoads Hey everyone, today I am going through 4 of Randy Rhoads most iconic solos. Rhoads was Ozzy Osbourne’s original guitarist from 1980 to 1982 and he produced 2… Read More
Randy Rhoads’ Rolling Scales
2021-10-20 19:41
Randy Rhoads’ Rolling Scales Hey everyone, today I am going over “Randy Rhoads’ Rolling Scales.” In case you didn’t know, Randy Rhoads was a very influential gu… Read More
2021-09-29 22:14
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2021-09-28 21:59
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4 Reasons You Suck At Pick Harmonics!
2021-06-17 07:34
4 Reasons You Suck At Pick Harmonics Hey everyone, back again this time to help you get those pesky pick harmonics happening. So what is a pick harmonic? Well, if you don’t know, it i… Read More
When Did Eddie Van Halen Find His Style?
2021-03-20 18:46
When did Eddie Van Halen find his style? Hey all, today I am discussing when Eddie found his individual style on the guitar. It isn’t what you think either. When the question was pose… Read More
The Most Melodic Guitar Interval?
2021-01-30 08:33
The Most Melodic Guitar Interval? Hey everyone, today I am going through “The Most Melodic Guitar Interval.” Okay, so this is definitely subjective, but in my mind, the sound of… Read More
How To Stretch Like A Guitar God!
2020-11-12 19:38
How To Stretch Like A Guitar God! Hi everyone, today I am going to teach you “How To Stretch Like A Guitar God!” So before grabbing your guitar, I suggest you do some physical s… Read More
2020-10-26 17:37
RIP Eddie Van Halen Eddie Van Halen has passed away from a long battle with cancer. His contributions to modern rock music go unchallenged. I will run down just a few of his innovations off… Read More
2020-09-25 17:44
How To Play The Solo To Tom Sawyer By Rush Hey everyone, today we are looking at the awesome solo to Tom Sawyer by Rush. With the passing of Neil Peart, I decided to throw down some Rush f… Read More
2020-08-16 05:12
#1 Way To Improve Your Guitar Groove! Hey everyone, today I am going to show you the number one way to improve your guitar groove. What I mean by groove is, your ability to play in time. Gu… Read More
2020-08-14 05:02
Ozzy’s Top 3 Guitarists and Riffs! Hey everyone, today I am going to teach you 3 riffs, one from each of Ozzy’s 3 most legendary guitarists. First up I am going to show you a swe… Read More
2020-08-02 18:09
Van Halen Vs Vai, Live Guitar Solos In this lesson I go through a section or two of live solos by Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen. For those that are unaware, Steve Vai is the guy that replac… Read More
2020-07-20 22:43
Eddie Van Halen Hates Copycats! It’s true, Eddie Van Halen hates copycats. Back in 1979, Eddie did an interview with a well known guitar magazine , just as his band Van Halen was maki… Read More
2020-06-21 20:57
I’ll Be Bach – Guitar lesson Hey, today I we are going over a partita for violin on the guitar. Doing this kind of thing is great for getting new ideas into your guitar playing… Read More
The Brian May Harmony Delay Trick
2020-05-16 17:42
Hi everyone, this week we are talking Brian May and his wonderful live unaccompanied solo from Brighton Rock during the live in Montreal recording from 1981. Back in the 80s seems like ever… Read More
You’re In Love Solo Lesson
2020-05-10 06:21
You’re In Love Solo Lesson Hi everyone, I hope you are having a guitar-riffic day! In this lesson I go through one of Warren Demartini’s greatest solos. Demartini is the iconic… Read More
2020-05-06 07:58
Hey everyone, in this lesson I run through 6 devilish riffs from Malcolm Young and Angus Young from ACDC and I teach you how to count and play to improve your ability to play in time. ACDC r… Read More
2020-03-11 07:59
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Was Yngwie Better At Guitar Pre-Accident?
2020-03-11 00:16
Was Yngwie Better At Guitar Pre-Accident? This time the subject is the once infamous guitar god Yngwie J. Malmsteen who, back in the mid 80s, revolutionized guitar technique and was basical… Read More
Van Halen Vs Randy Rhoads Guitar Lesson
2020-02-17 20:38
Van Halen Vs Randy Rhoads Guitar Lesson Hey everyone, today we are looking at two riffs from the live guitar solos of Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. Both of these runs are great and will… Read More
6 Sweet Blues Rock Guitar Ideas
2020-02-17 20:28
6 Sweet Blues Rock Guitar Ideas Today I am teaching you 6 classic blues rock guitar cliche ideas in the styles of Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy etc. The tabs are all… Read More
Amazing Fret Hand Guitar Exercise
2020-02-03 19:32
Amazing Fret Hand Guitar Exercise Hi everyone, today I am going to help you get your fretting hand into great shape with an amazing workout by a less than famous but nonetheless amazing gui… Read More
2020-01-08 20:06
Double Rock Guitar Ideas Hey readers, today we are looking at how to spice up arrangements for two rock guitars. Nothing is more boring than seeing two guitar players playing the exact same… Read More
2019-12-18 18:57
Top Gun Maverick Guitar Lesson Hey everyone, back again and today I am presenting you with some neat riffs from an 80s classic song from the movie Top Gun. This is song that was performed b… Read More
2019-12-18 18:49
CAGED – The Swiss Army Knife Of Guitar So today I am talking about what is known as the CAGED system. This is a way of taking the 5 essential open chord shapes (we use major to start… Read More
Learn The Fretboard Part 2
2019-09-09 05:40
Learn The Fretboard Part 2 Hey, back again to continue helping you learn the fretboard! So last time we were naming all the natural notes on the guitar neck using the intervals of half step… Read More
Acoustic Fingerstyle For Beginners
2019-08-26 06:06
Acoustic Fingerstyle For Beginners Hey everyone, this week I go through a couple of very simple fingerpicking exercises in the key of G. The chords being used are as follows: The first pa… Read More
Learn The Guitar Fretboard – Part 1
2019-06-02 19:44
Learn The Guitar Fretboard – Part 1 Today we are looking at the first step in learning the guitar fretboard.  To do that we need to understand what intervals are. Intervals are th… Read More
5 Legendary Blues Guitarists Riffs
2019-05-09 19:06
5 Legendary Blues Guitarists Riffs Today I am discussing some of the many legendary blues guitarists I have been blessed to hear over the years. These 5 guitarists are some of the most influ… Read More
5 Guitarists That Changed Rock Music
2019-04-20 08:01
5 Guitarists That Changed Rock Music Today I have some great music for you and some comments on these guitarists! 5. Chuck Berry Chuck is thought of by many influencial classic rock musicia… Read More
2019-03-19 03:34
3 arpeggio blues guitar lesson Today we are going to learn how to solo over a good old, I, IV, V blues progressions using dominant 7 arpeggios rather than the standard minor or major pentato… Read More
2019-03-12 19:08
Hey everyone, this week I dissect a lick from the Joe Bonamassa live performance of the intro to “I Gave Up Everything For You Except The Blues” which you can find on Youtube. Th… Read More
I Wanna Be Sedated Guitar Lesson
2019-02-06 07:52
I Wanna Be Sedated Guitar Lesson Hey everyone, this week I am teaching you the punk rock classic “I Wanna Be Sedated.”  If you are a beginner rock guitarist, this is a grea… Read More
David Gilmour Guitar Style Lesson Part 2
2019-01-23 07:18
David Gilmour Guitar Style Lesson Part 2 Hey everyone, back again with the 2nd and final installment of “David Gilmour Guitar Style Lesson Part 2.” Today we are going over severa… Read More
Jingle Bell Rock Solo Guitar Lesson Part 2
2018-12-23 18:47
Jingle Bell Rock Solo Guitar Lesson Part 2 Hey everyone, today I finish up what we got started last week.  In Jingle Bell Rock Solo Guitar Lesson Part 2, I go through the rest of my arr… Read More
Jingle Bell Rock Guitar Lesson
2018-12-15 19:51
Jingle Bell Rock Guitar Lesson Hi all, today we are looking at the first half of an arrangement I made for solo guitar for the song ‘Jingle Bell Rock.’ Below is the t… Read More
Bohemian Rhapsody Guitar Riff Lesson
2018-12-02 00:47
Bohemian Rhapsody Guitar Riff Lesson Hey everyone, today in Bohemian Rhapsody Guitar Riff Lesson, we are going over the quarter note, triplet based guitar riff that enters just after the op… Read More
Guitar Riffs Or Pick Exercises?
2018-11-11 06:37
Guitar Riffs or Pick Exercises Hey everyone, this week we tackle some really neat intros to songs.  These riffs not only sound great, but they are great exercises to master alternate p… Read More
5 Awesome Van Halen Guitar Endings!
2018-10-31 19:35
5 Awesome Van Halen Guitar Endings! Hey everyone, today we are tackling 5 Awesome Van Halen Endings for guitar.  Video portion of lesson is at the bottom. Fig. 1 Ice Cream Man First u… Read More
How To Hold A Guitar Pick & MORE!
2018-10-19 16:57
How To Hold A Guitar Pick & MORE! Today I am discussing how to hold a guitar pick, as well as where does the fret hand thumb belong when playing guitar. So like anything, holding a pick… Read More
5 Iconic Rock Guitar Riffs Lesson
2018-10-03 06:52
5 Iconic Rock Guitar Riffs Lesson Hey everyone, today I am taking it in a lighter direction and will be teaching you 5 iconic guitar riffs that every guitarist ought to learn and be able to… Read More
10 Hacks To Play Like Yngwie Malmsteen
2018-09-18 01:15
10 Hacks To Play Like Yngwie Thanks for joining me, this time we are talking all things Yngwie Malmsteen! Below you will find 19 musical examples, explanations on Yngwie’s technique, t… Read More
Minor Scales Over Major Chords? WTF?
2018-03-18 04:57
Hey everyone, thanks for checking in. Today I am going to discuss why seemingly minor scales work over major chords, and show you 3 licks that blur the lines between major and minor. Let&r&hell…Read More
Easiest Guitar Riffs Ever!
2018-03-03 18:40
Easiest Guitar Riffs Ever! Hey everyone, I figured we would go easy on you this week with some simple, one finger easy guitar riffs. The tab and a lesson video are below. The takeaway from p… Read More
Silent Night Beginner Guitar Lesson
2017-12-17 19:59
Hi everyone, I am back with a quick installment of “Silent Night” for those beginner guitarists wanting to entertain themselves over the holidays. Not a lot to this one. This s… Read More
Funk Guitar Technique Lesson
2017-11-02 18:26
Hi all, today we tackle funk guitar technique and rhythms. The number one thing in funk music is great rhythm. How do we get great rhythm to happen?  If we keep our picking hand doing… Read More
Guitar Is Easy – 7 Must See Tips
2017-10-12 10:24
Guitar Is Easy – 7 Must See Tips Hello again everyone, today we are dealing with practice tips for beginners or intermediate guitarists. I remember being a kid practicing away and by… Read More
10 Guitar Hacks To Play Like Slash
2017-09-30 01:32
10 Guitar Hacks To Play Like Slash Hi everyone, I am back and this time we are going to look into the stylistic practices of the one, the only, Saul Hudson, better known as Slash to music… Read More
3 Guitar Arpeggios You Need To Learn Now!
2017-07-27 19:58
Hey everyone, sorry for the long layoff, I got busy doing some other things. This time we are looking at 3 octave arpeggios (Bmaj7, Bm7, and Bm7b5) that will help us traverse 3 positions on… Read More
#1 Scale For Rock Guitar Lesson
2017-04-24 21:07
#1 Scale For Rock Guitar Lesson Hi there, this week we will be tackling the #1 scale for rock guitar solos.  You have heard it everywhere, from Led Zeppelin’s music, right up to… Read More
5 Warmups All Guitarists Should Use!
2017-01-19 21:00
5 Warmups Every Guitarist Should Practice! Today you are going to learn some warmups that I have seen in guitar magazines or on guitar lesson videos over the years, and a couple that I actu… Read More
2017-01-11 10:27
Separate Ways Guitar Solo Lesson Hi everyone, thanks for joining me! Today we are learning “Separate Ways” by the band “Journey,” who are about to be inducted into t… Read More
2016-12-22 10:44
This lesson is dedicated to tasty guitar solo ideas and embellishments; AKA 8 Hacks For Playing Tasty Guitar Solos. I have always enjoyed listening to guys like Jimmy Vaughan, David Gilmour… Read More
2016-12-04 00:45
Hey, long time no see everyone. This lesson is dedicated to hybrid picking. This technique involves using a pick and one or more fingers to pick the guitar. This technique can be used for ch… Read More

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