Monthly Archive: June 2015

Shapes and Patterns for the Major Pentatonic scale

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 use your guitar’s volume knob and switches to change the sound from your amp

  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)

Different options for practicing and playing scales on 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)

3 notes per string patterns for the Major scale

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)