Category: Lessons

Holding on – Gary Moore

I was sitting here messing with itunes when this tune came on and I thought I would figure out the basics for a posting. Its a nice bluesy ballad with a solo in Am Pentatonic  or C major Pentatonic.  …

The Major Scale and Writing a Song with it!

The Major Scale – The Major Scale is a pattern of 7 notes repeating on the Octave, which is the first note again. To make the major scale use the pattern of WWHWWWH from any note. What that means is…

How to play the Blues Part 2 – Rhythm N’ Riffin’

One of the fun things about a 12 bar is how you can play riffs within the structure. In other words you dont have to just sturm chords. You can find them in dozens of songs from Led Zeppelin and…

How to play the Blues Part 1 – Basic Structure

  How to play the blues- In my first lesson I want to show you how the basic structure of a blues made so you can start playing along in no time! A 12 bar is simply that. Twelve bars or…

How to read the Chart

If you are not familiar with chart reading here is how it works. Otherwise skip ahead. Each “bar” or “measure” is one box in the table. Bar 1 Bar 2 Bar 3 Bar 4 Bar 5 Bar 6 Bar 7…

The Modes

I am trying to relearn the 7 modes since I originally memorized the shapes and not the degrees. Below are the modes in major and minor groups. The actual order is: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian. Since this…

The modes

January 12th, 2006 I am trying to relearn the 7 modes since I originally memorized the shapes and not the degrees. Below are the modes in major and minor groups. The actual order is: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian,…