Lessons

For those of you who are looking for the free online lessons – the links to a number of them can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Private Lessons

If you’re serious about developing your individual sound as a player – I can help you.  As a teacher, I have a lot more I can help individual students with than I can in the confines of the one-room schoolhouse approach taken here.

I currently offer online lessons via Skype.  Please e-mail me at guitar.blueprint (at) gmail.com for rates and availability.

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The GuitArchitecture books

One goal I have had in helping students self-study has been realized in the development of my GuitArchitecture books.  The books are designed to offer some basic instruction (or a LOT of instruction in the case of the Chord Scale book) and then provide the reader with a VAST set of material (much of which they’ve never heard before).  For the adventerous student, the pdfs of the books are a fraction of the cost of private lesson with me and provide years of study.  You can find out all about the book series here.

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Online Guitar Lessons

Practicing Advice and Tips

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An important note:

You’re free to download and distribute any of the lessons here but I maintain the copyright on the material (so it doesn’t show up in someone else’s website uncredited (or worse – their book) which happens more often than you might think.)

These online lessons are sorted  by subject in chronological order (newest to oldest).  There may be multiple listings if things cross categories.

Modes:

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GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 17 – Makin’ Mu-Sick with Not-Peggios

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 16 – Not-Peggios Positional Approach

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 15 – Not-peggios: Harmonic Minor 

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 14 – Not-Peggios: Melodic Minor 

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 13 – Not-Peggios 

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Hot Rodding Your Minor Arpeggios – Or A Little Theory Goes A Long Ways

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 12 – Getting Into Modal Arpeggios – Superimposition

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 11 – Getting Into Modal Arpeggios – 7th Chords

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 10 – Getting Into Modal Arpeggios Part 1

The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 9 – Visualizing Melodic And Harmonic Minor

The Modal Microscope And A Sequenced Arpeggio Approach

Slash and Burn – Creating More Complex Sounds With Slash Chords

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The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Modes Part 8 – Major Positional Modal Interchange and Complimenting Modes with Chords

The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 7 – Minor Positional Modal Interchange And Complimenting Modes With Chords

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The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 6 – The Circle Of 5ths And Modal Interchange

The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 5 – Making The Most Of One Pattern

The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 4 – Modes and Chords

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The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 3B – Seeing The Six-String Major Scale

The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 3A – Seeing The Six-String Major Scale

The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 2 – Seeing The Two String Major Scale

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The GuitArchitecture Guide To Modes Part 1 – Seeing The Single String Major Scale

Making Music Out Of Scales

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Pentatonics:

Pentatonic Short Lick #3

Pentatonic Short Lick #2

Pentatonic Short Lick #1

Sweep Away Those Blues Or Some Useful Ways To Sweep Pick A Blues Scale

Making Sense Of The Pentatonic Scale – Diagonal Forms – Part Two

Making Sense Of The Pentatonic Scale – Diagonal Forms – Part One

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The Baker’s Dozen Approach To Pentatonic Scales

 GuitArchitecture, Sonic Visualization And A Pentatonic Approach For The Holidays

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Chords/ Triads/ Superimposition/ Arpeggios:

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An Unusual Capo Variation And Milking A Vamp

Augment Your Knowledge: Sonic Shapes And Getting More From Augmented Chords

Creating Chords And Lines From Any Scale – A Harmonic Combinatorics / Spread Voicings Lesson

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GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 17 – Makin’ Mu-Sick with Not-Peggios

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 16 – Not-Peggios Positional Approach

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 15 – Not-peggios: Harmonic Minor 

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 14 – Not-Peggios: Melodic Minor 

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 13 – Not-Peggios 

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Hot Rodding Your Minor Arpeggios – Or A Little Theory Goes A Long Ways

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 12 – Getting Into Modal Arpeggios – Superimposition

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 11 – Getting Into Modal Arpeggios – 7th Chords

GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 10 – Getting Into Modal Arpeggios

Slash and Burn – Creating More Complex Sounds With Slash Chords

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Getting Hipness From A Major Triad Or Chord Recycling Part 3

Getting Hipness From A Major Triad Or More Chord Recycling Part 2

Getting Hipness From A Major Triad Or Chord Recycling Part 1

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Getting Through The Gig – Negotiating A Chord Chart Part 3

Getting Through The Gig – Negotiating A Chord Chart Part 2

Getting Through The Gig – Negotiating A Chord Chart Part 1

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Recycling Chords Part II: Triad Transformation

Recycling Chords Part I Or Where’s The Root? 

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Favored Curry Or Spicing Up Chord Scales And Triads Part 2

Favord Curry or Spicing Up Chord Scales And Triads Part 1 

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Modal Arpeggios For Fun And Profit

Glass Noodles : Adapting A Philip Glass Arpeggio Approach

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Practicing:

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Melville, Madness And Practicing Or Finding The Deeper Lesson Part  2

Some Useful Online Practice Tools

Possession Is 9/10s Of The Law But Perception Is Everything Or Practicing Part VII

Testing Your Vocabulary Or Practicing Part VI

Practice What You Play Or Practicing Part V

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Definitions and Documents Or Practicing Part IV

Tension And The Soda Can Or Practicing Part III

Proper Posture…Proper Performance Practicing Part II

Practice Makes Better AKA Practicing Part I

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Misc:

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Lessons Learned From Relentless: A Memoir By Yngwie J. Malmsteen

The Ballad Of Cigar Boy – A Unison Tapping Lesson

Jason Becker And A Lesson In Adaptation

Two Black and Bluegrass Licks To Get You Out Of A Session 

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Visualizing Video Game Licks Or An Intro To Symmetrical 12-Tone Patterns

Inspiration Vs Intimidation

What’s wrong with playing “Flight of the Bumblebee” for a world speed record?

Keeping Your Ego Out Of The Song’s Way

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Surviving The Gig

A Lesson In Improvisation And Jargon From A Cooking Show

Warming Up: Finger Exercises, The 3 T’S And The Necessity Of Mistakes 

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A Quick Lick And A  Rig Du Jour Update From Ho Chi Minh City

“The Limits Of My Language Are The Limits Of My World”

A Brief Though About Music Theory

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Guitar-Muse Player Profiles and Lessons

While the series I write for Guitar-Muse.com that typically features interviews with players and builders, I’ve also had a number of online lessons posted there.

Melodic Minor Pentatonic Lesson

Lessons Learned From Relentless: A Memoir By Yngwie J. Malmsteen

The Ballad Of Cigar Boy – A Unison Tapping Lesson

Making Sense Of The Pentatonic Minor Scale

Guitar Notes From The Underground: eX-Girl

A Lesson On Getting Out With Twelve-Tone Patterns

Guitar Lesson On Hendrix’s “New” Track: “Somewhere”

Guitar Notes From The Underground: Jimmy Rosenberg

Guitar Notes From The Underground: Alex Masi Player Profile

Guitar Notes From The Underground: Vinnie Vincent

A Rhythmic Ear Training Lesson With Steve Vai’s “Velorum”

Tales From Video Game Recording Sessions (And Some Tips On Breaking Into The Scene)

Pragmatic Guitar Soloing: Tips That Are Actually Useful

A Farewell To Exercises And A Warm-Up Lick

9 Music Business Books Every Guitarist Needs To Read (If Not Own)

For Your Musical Book Shelf: 7 Books For Learning and Self Discovery

13 “Jazz” Books Every Guitarist Should Read (And Own)

Playing With Spiders Or Getting More From The 1-2-3-4

 

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