Guitar Tips & Tricks

Practical tips and tricks for aspiring professional musicians. Seldom-taught but crucial to help you improve playing quickly, and start booking more gigs.

Step by Step Breakdown - Using a Looper to Create Great Practice Loops

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

 

Learn the step by step method I use to make easy little loops to practice over.

Guitar Phrasing Lesson | The Power of the Rhythmic Sequence

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

 

In guitar phrasing, the rhythmic sequence can be a very powerful device to create a sense of structure and coherence in your solos.

 

A crucial skill to master for any improviser.

Multiply Your Lick Vocabulary 10x With This Simple Technique

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

 

Learn a very simple technique of taking a simple 3 note phrase and altering it slightly to create a ton of fresh new licks. A great way to multiply your lick vocabulary 10x quickly

The Dark Side of the Fourth

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

 

The most sinister interval in the galaxy, the augmented fourth/diminished fifth or tritone, is a super useful interval to imply a dominant 7th chord with just two notes. This is a MUST HAVE skill in comping blues and jazz.

Skill Level:

Beginning

Summary:

Frustration during practice time is a guitarist's biggest obstacle to becoming a better player.

 

Follow these 6 common sense tips to beat it once and for all and start making steady progress.

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

The use of space in improvising, especially over blues, is a crucial skill every guitarist MUST have and a key ingredient in being a tasty player.

 

Here is an quick and easy technique that shows you LESS IS MORE.

Skill Level:

N/A

Summary:

Ever wanted to do a cruise gig or just curious about what being a musician on a ship is like?

 

I've done about 35 contracts over the last 20 years or so(with at least one contract a year in 15 of those years) and in this vid I share with you the pros and cons of playing on a ship, the kinds of gigs available to guitarists and how to get(and keep)the gig if you want it.

Skill Level:

N/A

Summary:

In this video I let you in on a big secret every practicing musician should be doing, but very few do.

You will never guess what it is!