Here is my video on how to play White Room by Cream. I did not cover the solo but I did show some of the scales you can use.
Ah, yes. The pentatonic scale. So simple yet so powerful. It is probably the most used scale in rock but it is also popular in country, jazz, and other types of music. I guess the reason is because it only… (Read more)
One thing that many people overlook while playing electric guitar is the power you have to control the sound with your volume knob and switches. I didn’t really get a grasp of this for a long time but now… (Read more)
Here is a song from a charity event, Tour de Cure, to raise money for diabetes.
If you going to be playing guitar for very long, you’re going to want to practice your scales. There are several different types of scales but the two main ones would be pentatonic and diatonic. Each of these have major… (Read more)
If you would like to improvise or solo on guitar, it helps to practice scales and sequences. So I thought I would share my method for memorizing, playing and understanding the Major scale using three notes per string patterns. This also… (Read more)
Here is one way to use pentatonic shapes to solo in either a Major or Minor key. These are two simple 5 note shapes, not the 6 string shapes found in 5 positions. I will cover those in a later… (Read more)
Learning the notes on the fretboard is important to be able to locate the correct chords and identify scale patterns. There are many ways to do this. Here is the method I use. First learn the notes on the low… (Read more)
On Friday night (January 30th) I went to see Eric Johnson and Mike Stern at the Harris Center in Folsom, CA. Here are my thoughts on the show: The Harris Center is a nice place to see a show. It… (Read more)
Howdy folks. I got a chance to see two really good bands on Saturday January 17th at Shine in downtown Sacramento. It was the Travis Larson Band and Larry Mitchell trio. I saw Larry play several times in NY about… (Read more)