Category: Lead Guitar

How to Play the Blues Scale on a Guitar with Boxes

Here’s a short video explaining how to use the “Box” concept for playing blues scales on the guitar. Blues scales are used extensively in solos in rock guitar, as well as, of course, the blues.

The diagrams of the box forms are shown starting at about the 25 second mark.

Now,  pick up your guitar and practice these blues scale techniques.Continue reading How to Play the Blues Scale on a Guitar with Boxes

7 Great Way To Learn Guitar Scales Like A Pro

Learn Guitar Scales Using The Crabwise Method

Crabwise scales are a great way to learn numerous guitar scales in a single lesson. This is how you can play guitar scales ‘Crabwise.’ Lets look at the E major scale as an example. Start off on the E major scale and play it on the first 3 frets from the 6th string down to the first. When you reach the last note play back the F major scale back up the strings. When you reach the 6th string play the G major scales down the strings.
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Learn Guitar Scales on The Entire Fretboard

When most people learn scales they learn one position, then the next, then the next. Learning guitar scales this way can make your playing sound very ‘boxy.’ Instead of learning scales by potions try learning them in string pairs right up and down the neck. This will program into your mind that the scale is over the entire fretboard and will have a remarkable effect on your playing.

Play With Repetition in Mind

Repetition is what makes music great. When you first learn scales you may be tempted to avoid repetition but this is a mistake. Repetition lets the listener get the feel for the song and makes your playing more entertaining.Continue reading 7 Great Way To Learn Guitar Scales Like A Pro

3 Tips For Lead Guitar Success

I couldn’t play lead guitar even after I learned all the guitar scales, modes and theory.

I found it so hard to make any connection between all the theory and scales I was learning and actually playing lead guitar.

I searched everywhere but nobody could tell me what I needed to know:

    • How do lead guitarists figure out where a solo is going and what note to play next?
    • Is there any method at all to learning lead guitar or do great guitarists just play “what sounds good”?
    • Does one note just randomly follow another when you learn lead guitar or is there a method to the madness?

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