The Importance Of Warming Up On Guitar

I chose to write about this topic because in the past I have sustained a pretty nasty injury. The actual injury was a result of a combination of things but it has given me a very good reason to remember the importance of warming up before playing and practicing because, due to my injury, I have not been able to play my guitar for over a month! Not cool to say the least. I’ll first give you a quick recap on what happened and then I talk about some exercises and warm up routines that you can do to prevent…

Giving Your Guitar A Routine Checkup

It’s currently the beginning of spring as I write this post and that prompted me to write about a really important topic and that is why it’s important to give your guitar a little checkup. So just like you would give your car an oil change every 3000 miles, It’s important to give your guitar some routine maintenance as well. This is important for both acoustic and electric guitars. Acoustic guitars will sometimes need it more though because they are effected more by climate change. Whenever a new season comes in, the climate and weather change. You also change the…

What Kind Of Guitar Should I Buy

This is certainly one of the most common questions that I hear from people who are interested in learning to play the guitar. My answer to this is simple but I will go into detail so that you can make a well-informed decision when it comes time to pick up your first axe. So the quick and easy answer is……. “Buy a guitar that is going to make you want to Play and Practice!” This sounds simple enough and to be honest, it is as easy as it sounds. Now let me elaborate on this idea and give you some…

How To Write A 16 Bar Guitar Solo

I have a really cool lesson to show you today where we are going to go over how you can write a 16 bar guitar solo! We are going to use some familiar backing tracks and dig into how you can sculpt out your lead playing to be more interested and fun to play! New Jam Track With Bass Line! This is the main jam track you hear in the video. The track is in the key of B minor and the tempo is set at 110 Bpm. If your just starting out, try using the Minor Pentatonic Scale starting…

Asturias Guitar Lesson – Metronome and Melody Practice

In this video I show you the intro to a classical piece called “Asturias” by Issac Albeniz. I use this song to create a lesson about focusing on melody and using a metronome. This is an Awesome piece of music that I have committed learning. Check it out and I’ll keep you up to date on the progress. There are many classical guitarists who play and perform this piece but my favorite is John Williams. Go here to see an amazing performance of it: http://youtu.be/wDAHl54V0CU

Outside Jam Session and Lesson

In this video I am going show you 3 really awesome rhythms that I am working on writing that are awesome to jam to. I’ve included the Jam Tracks below so be sure to check them out and use them to practice your leads and soloing! Jam Tracks! These tracks are in the key of B minor and the tempo is set at 110 Bpm: Jam Track #1: http://rgpvideos.s3.amazonaws.com/Extras/Jamtrack1.mp3 Jam Track #2 http://rgpvideos.s3.amazonaws.com/Extras/Jamtrack2.mp3 Jam Track #3 http://rgpvideos.s3.amazonaws.com/Extras/Jamtrack3.mp3

Back Pocket Band Review

In this video I give a review of Back Pocket Band by Hearandplay.com. This is an awesome new software that is going to make practicing a ton of fun! Click on the following video to see me using Back Pocket Band and show you all the cool things it can do! To check out Back Pocket Band, click on the following link: https://www.rockguitarpower.com/go/backpocketband

Manhattan Part 2 – Solo And Speed Lesson

It’s Time To Shred! I’ve been cranking away at learning the solo to Manhattan and have it down pretty good. Because this is such a cool solo to play and because the solo lines in it are a great example to use for teaching how to play fast intricate lines, I create a new video showing my progress but also giving you an in-depth lesson on how to learn very fast solo lines! Enjoy!