Quick and Dirty Chord Tone Soloing (Part 1)

There’s nothing more time-consuming on guitar than learning to solo over chords, except for sweep-picking if you don’t do it right in the first place, which is why you probably need a couple of quick and dirty ways to get some joy. By far the greatest benefit of having some idea of how to solo … Read moreQuick and Dirty Chord Tone Soloing (Part 1)

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)

The Lazy Ass Guitarist’s Guide to Jazz Chords

For me the word chord is a synonym of the word comfort, meaning that for a chord to gain access to my brain, it must be comfortable to play and extremely easy to finger. While this might sound like the height of laziness, you’re obviously going to remember something that falls as nicely under your … Read moreThe Lazy Ass Guitarist’s Guide to Jazz Chords

Learn Everything All Over the Neck – Debunked

Guitar teachers are always banging on about learning every scale, chord and arpeggio in every position on the neck as if that were the holy grail of guitar virtuosity. As a lazy ass guitarist, you’ll want to question everything, especially stuff repeated mindlessly by guitar teachers that may involve a shit-ton of unnecessary woodshedding. The … Read moreLearn Everything All Over the Neck – Debunked

How to Do the 100 Day Sweep-Picking Challenge in 10 Days

I’m sure you’ve seen videos relating to the cringe-fest that is the 100 Day Sweep-Picking Challenge, and the plethora of bedroom guitarists doing their best to master the holy grail of guitar technique, and for the most part failing spectacularly. 100 days (3 and a half months) to learn a technique is an insane amount … Read moreHow to Do the 100 Day Sweep-Picking Challenge in 10 Days

Top 5 Guitarists that Really Shouldn’t Play Blues But Do It Anyway

Thanks to YouTube et al, there’s more than a few lifetime’s worth of cringe-worthy guitar playing on the internet. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the day YouTube opened its doors to the world was the day we lost our right to quality control over pretty much anything you can … Read moreTop 5 Guitarists that Really Shouldn’t Play Blues But Do It Anyway

How Not to Be a Mediocre Guitarist

Guitar has a reputation for being hard which automatically ascends anyone who’s good at it to god-like status. What most mediocre guitarists don’t realize of course is that these guitar gods have done the unthinkable and actually learned music. By music I mean music theory and the ins and outs of how music works so … Read moreHow Not to Be a Mediocre Guitarist

How to Get Spoon-fed as a Beginner

As you probably know, being a beginner is by far the nastiest stage of learning to play guitar. Your hands, arms and back hurts, you sound like shit (or worse, you think you sound good), friends and relatives are cringing it up all over the place, and you’ve just realized that learning to play guitar, … Read moreHow to Get Spoon-fed as a Beginner