Guitar Lessons

Double Stop Chops

I play approximately 200 solo performer gigs a year with an acoustic/ electric guitar, percussion loops, vocals and a looper. Physically it’s a challenge to pla...

All About D7

So here's a D7 chord. No. Not all the inversions. Just this one for now. Here's an arpeggio fingering that goes with it. Now, here's the D mixolyd...

The Wizard of Odd

You know as guitar players we are often obsessed with learning new scales. We think if we can just master Hungarian Minor or the Dominant Pentatonic scale that ...

Rock and Roll

Early Rockabilly can be boiled down to just a marriage of rock and hillbilly music. Some of it can be thought of as the orchestration of boogie piano. The other...

Rock Funk

The role of the bass player in a rock setting is critical -- you’ve got to lock up with the drummer rhythmically to establish the groove, and at the same time, ...

Slide Study

Slide guitar would not be slide guitar without Elmore James. He played in open D tuning a lot and that is what we are using on this tune as well. I love open D ...

Petite Tournesol

Fast tempos, instrumental virtuosity, ear-bending improvisations, advanced harmonies, complex syncopation, altered chords, chord substitutions, asymmetrical phr...

Memphis Moves

Being a phenom lead player is all well and good, but it’s one’s rhythm chops that keep the phone ringing off the hook. Rhythm Mojo’s musical focus is in the swe...

North Carolina

Years ago Steely Dan recorded Aja, and the opening song is called “Black Cow.” Larry Carlton is one of the guitarists featured on the record. The riff he used i...

Country Train

In this study, we’ll be focusing on behind the nut bending phrases along with some lines using harmonics, while playing over the familiar progression of E, A7, ...