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!
Manhattan by Eric Johnson
Hey Everyone, So I’ve been learning the song “Manhattan” by Eric Johnson and I wanted to create a video to show you my progress and give you some tips on learning technical songs such as this one. Check out the video below and feel free to leave a comment!
Learning To Play Songs Using Guitar Tabs
The main goal for writing this article is to give you some tips for making it easier when learning other peoples songs using guitar tabs. But first, a little background on what it is to be an emotional player…. As a teacher, I always have students asking me to teach them how to play songs by such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Slash and many other really famous guitarists. Many of these great guitar players are what I like to call “Emotional Players”. When they write and play music, they do so without much thinking or understanding of…
Guitar Tablature – Pros and Cons
When I start working with a new student I have a huge responsibility on how I am going to train them to read music so that they can play the songs that they want to play. There are two main options for any student to work with; reading real sheet music or reading guitar tablature. The biggest factor that I consider when deciding what path to lead my students down is their age. Basically if they are 12 or younger, I start them off on site reading and teaching them how to read real music. If they are a teenager…