I recently wrote an article looking at why natural talent on guitar is a myth, and hopefully, debunked several ideas and theories that hold guitar players back. So I thought today, we could look at the other side of the coin, and look at what really determines your ability level on guitar: 1) Daily Time Invested into Practising This is an important principle that affects … [Read more...] about What Determines Your Ability on Guitar?
The Hirajoshi scale has a very eastern sort of sound to it. It is a more exotic scale, and is not as common as say the minor pentatonic scale, or even the harmonic minor scale. But it does have a very cool sound. If you have listened to players like Marty Friedman then you have probably heard it before. This is going to give you a complete guide to using it. I will cover not … [Read more...] about The Hirajoshi Scale on Guitar
One of the best songwriting tools I ever learned was how to build chords from the major scale.This is sometimes called “the harmonised major scale”, because the scale has been harmonised with itself.The harmonised major scale is a must know topic for anyone wanting to start writing their own songs, improvising, or just wanting to learn more about music in … [Read more...] about Chords in the Major Scale
Most guitar players have heard of 3 note per string modes and other systems for scales on guitar, but why should you put the time into learning scale patterns on guitar? Here are 6 reason why: 1. You Will Learn How to Create Different Sounds Different scales will create different sounds, or moods. By learning how to play different scales, you will learn how to create … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons to Learn Scale Patterns on Guitar
3 note per string scale patterns are favoured amongst shred guitar players, but the patterns have caused controversy amongst the online guitar community. Let’s take a look at what 3 note per string patterns are and how they can benefit your playing. What Are Three Note Per String Scale Patterns On Guitar? I always like to spell out things that appear obvious, because … [Read more...] about 3 Note Per String Scale Patterns