Guitar Comping Lesson: Using Triads to Enhance Comping and Improvisation

March 9, 2014 by Blog, Technique No Comments

Open Up Your Mind, Fingers and Ears to Improve Your Comping and Improvisation Using Guitar Triads Over the years, I have had quite a few students come to me knowing how to play chords and scales but having little knowledge of how to play different chord positions or organize the […]

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2 Techniques to Make Your Pentatonic Lines More Sophisticated

March 6, 2014 by Blog, Technique No Comments

Let’s face it. Pentatonic’s, whether used in blues or rock can sound pretty tired. Regardless of the speed or patterns being played, Pentatonics can sound like the “same old, same old”. Here is a quick trick, I usually teach when I am giving jazz guitar lessons, that will add a […]

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Master the Tone You Produce with Your Guitar | Right Hand Technique Guitar

February 13, 2014 by Blog, Technique No Comments

There are many factors that affect the tone of your guitar. Most guitarists and guitar teachers point to the right-hand, and rightly so! However, specifics of the right-hand technique greatly impact acoustic instruments such as flat top steel string guitars and nylon string guitars or unamplified arch tops. Once a guitar […]

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Guitar Technique is As Much Right Hand as it is Left

December 5, 2013 by Blog, Technique No Comments

Build your chops by focusing on your right hand technique. When guitarists think about building “chops”, they are so often focused on building their left hand. But think about it…the right hand is responsible for nearly all guitar activity! Over the next few weeks I will be writing about right […]