Steven Andrew Merchant Alexander

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Learn All Seven Major Modes the Easy Way

90<p>SHARES<p>When learning how to play the seven major modes on the guitar, most of us begin with the Ionian mode then move on to Dorian and progress up …

Typical Chord and Scale Combinations

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”]<p>Which scales work best with which chords?<p>With so many scales out there it can be confusing trying to figure out which ones …

Blues Boomerangs: 12 Classic Blues Turnarounds

0<p>SHARES<p>Are your blues a little tired? Crave some fresh sounds?<p>Nothing rejuvenates a 12-bar groove faster than a fancy turnaround, and we’ve got a …

Electric Guitar

Learn Something, Dimwit: Here's a Super Easy Trick to Write Chord Progressions in Every Key

Gypsy Jazz Harmonics In The Style Of Django Reinhardt [Lessons]

<b>Chords</b>: A look at the chords, harmonies and changes of Gypsy Jazz to the likes of Django Reinhardt. Learn what makes up the feel and drive of this …

Jazz

How the heck do you know what scale you’re supposed to use for lead guitar?

There’s a broad diversity of harmonic practices being used out there in the world of blues-based popular music, rock in particular. While a given …

Electric Guitar

Arpeggios in the Pentatonics

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”] <br>Pentatonic scales may be the best scales in the world. At least I feel that they are.<p>They sound great in so many musical …

Electric Guitar

Beyond Blues: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Arpeggios

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to map out the neck with five CAGED shapes.<br>• Create melodic lines by targeting …

Electric Guitar

SONGWRITING: Major Scale Melodies

Spinal Tap Discusses Jazz

Eddie Van Halen Plays and Speaks at the Smithsonian

0<p>SHARES<p>Here’s the full video of Eddie Van Halen’s presentation at the Smithsonian on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Shell Jazz Guitar Chords (For Beginners)

Shell Chords (aka guide tone chords) are the most basic jazz guitar chords and are essential knowledge for every jazz guitarist. The following chord …

Fierce Guitar: Intervallic Arpeggios

When I dig into a burning solo, I like to combine different techniques that can give my lines an interesting feel. In this lesson, we’re going to …

Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt. 2

Last month we began exploring the fine art of tweaking a Stratocaster’s pickups [“Adjusting Stratocaster Pickup Height, Pt.1,” June 2011]. If you …

Guitar

Future Rock: Country Shred

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Advanced Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Create flowing lines by using hybrid picking.<br>• Learn how to combine ringing open …

Electric Guitar

Pluck ’Em! A Crash Course in Country Guitar

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to “chicken pick” single-note licks, double-stops, and open-string cascades.<br>• …

Rhythm & Grooves: Hybrid-Picking Pals

Beloved by hot-rod country and rock guitarists alike, hybrid picking combines the power and speed of flatpicking with some benefits of a purely …

Chord Inversions

In this <b>guitar theory lesson</b> you are going to work with a type of chords called triads. Triads are guitar chords that contain 3 different notes, the …

A major pentatonic scales for guitar

<b>A major pentatonic</b> guitar scales.<p>Here are the 5 basic fingerings, all box patterns on guitar fretboard.<br>The dots indicate the frets to press. The …

A minor pentatonic scales for guitar

<b>A minor pentatonic</b> guitar scales.<p>Here are the 5 basic fingerings.<br>The dots indicate the frets to press. The number indicates the finger to use on that …

A natural minor scales for guitar

<b>A natural minor</b> guitar scales.<p>Here are the 5 basic fingerings.<br>The dots indicate the frets to press. The number indicates the finger to use on that …

Guitar

A Major scales for guitar

<b>A Major</b> guitar scales.<p>Here are the 5 basic fingerings.<br>The dots indicate the frets to press. The number indicates the finger to use on that fret.<br>The …

Electric Etudes: Jason Becker

The track kicks off with a very melodic, clean-toned solo based around the B Aeolian (B-C#-D-E-F#-G-A-B) mode with a first inversion B minor …

Electric Etudes: Jimmy Page

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn about riffs that use movable triads.<br>• Understand how to combine pentatonic and blues …

Fretboard Workshop: Recycling Pentatonics

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to recycle your stock pentatonic licks.<br>• Delve into the world of the dominant …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Shop 101: How to Install an Onboard Buffer System in a Strat

<b>Photo 1</b><p>A client recently asked me to install an onboard buffer in his Fender Strat, which he affectionately calls “the Zombie Caster” because of its …