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)
How to Play Guitar
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)
Here are the basic chords you should learn first. They are often called “cowboys chords” because they are used in many songs.