Chord Inversions for Solos and Improvisation

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: How-to, Technique, Theory|

Chord Inversions for Solos and Improvisation In my last post, I covered "What are Chord Inversions and Triads?" Now let's apply that knowledge to soloing and improvising. We all get stuck in various ruts - the pentatonic box, starting on the root/tonic key, etc. Knowing where the chord inversions are for the key you're playing in [...]

Pentatonic Minor vs Pentatonic Major

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Guitar Solos, How-to, Technique|

Pentatonic Minor vs. Pentatonic Major So what's the difference between Pentatonic Minor and Pentatonic Major? Well, simplistically speaking, 3 frets! For example, if you're playing in the key of A (minor or major), you can utilize either scale based solely on your preference. Here they are, diagrammed out: A minor Pentatonic           [...]

All My Love Synthesizer Solo – For Guitar

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: Guitar Solos, How-to|

All My Love Synthesizer Solo - For Guitar In 1979, Led Zeppelin released their "In Through The Out Door" album. This album was pretty soft compared with their earlier works. John Paul Jones had a bigger influence on the songwriting on this album. As a matter of fact, the only two original Zeppelin songs to not [...]

Phrasing Techniques

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: How-to, Technique, Videos|Tags: , , |

Phrasing Techniques One of the things I love most about the guitar is that there are many ways to play a given phrase / melody line. i first really started appreciating this when I first started listening to and watching Steve Vai. Specifically the "For the Love of God" solo. Watching the way he plays the [...]

Just What I Needed Guitar Solo

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: Guitar Solos, How-to|Tags: , , |

Just What I Needed Guitar Solo Here is a run-through of the guitar solo from the classic Cars song "Just What I Needed". Elliot Easton is a fantastic guitar player and always played catchy, memorable solos. This is one of my favorites of his. I hope you enjoy! Download the tab here. Full speed: 0:22 Slow [...]