The Easiest Way to Go from Rock to Jazz

There comes a time in every rock/blues guitarist’s life when they feel the urge to get into jazz or go from being a guitarist to becoming a real musician that happens to play guitar. As you know, jazz guitar is a bitch to master but most guitarists’ good intentions to move beyond mediocrity are usually … Read moreThe Easiest Way to Go from Rock to Jazz

The Reason Guitarists Play Too Many Notes

I’ll get straight to the point – the reason guitarists play too many notes is due to what I like to call ‘rhythmic deficiency’, which basically means that they have a seriously underdeveloped ability to play rhythm. You’ll find this is true among self-proclaimed lead guitarists that can’t play chords for shit because they are … Read moreThe Reason Guitarists Play Too Many Notes

3 Ways to Study at Berklee for a Fraction of the Cost

As you may already know, the Guitar Faculty at the Berklee College of Music is famous for churning out some incredible guitarists called John: John Petrucci, John Scofield, John Mayer, John Abercrombie, and many others who aren’t called John, but are equally as talented. With this kind of alumni Berklee can and do charge a … Read more3 Ways to Study at Berklee for a Fraction of the Cost

Singing and Playing Guitar at the Same Time – Debunked

A lot of guitarists bitch and moan about not being able to sing and play at the same time. This is largely because they tried it once, discovered they couldn’t do it instantly, then went on the internet to bitch and moan about it. Truth is, playing and singing at the same time requires practice, … Read moreSinging and Playing Guitar at the Same Time – Debunked

The Mother of All Guitar Scales (Not the Major Scale)

If you’re a lazy ass guitarist like me, at some point in time you’re going to need a multi-purpose scale that you can whip out when you have to do hard stuff like playing over changes, or god forbid, you run out of minor pentatonic licks. Now, if only there were a scale you could … Read moreThe Mother of All Guitar Scales (Not the Major Scale)