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YL26 – Melodic Solo

A bit of a departure from blues this time. We need some variation I think! This solo ties in the chords nicely. If you look at the tab/notation, you’ll see chords there. Pay attention to how the notes fit in with the chords. It’s pretty simple, but it’s powerful.

YL25 – Master The Pentatonic Boxes!

Here is a very POWERFUL approach to mastering a scale. I am saying this from the perspective of a teacher who has seen many students struggling with really knowing the scale all over the neck. I to need make it clear – it’s really important to be able to travel up and down a scale […]

AC/DC style riff lesson

Time for some classic rock riffin! Here’s a fun, fat, greasy and classic rock riff you should know. It’s based on the style of AC/DC and it’s a ton of fun to play! Many of the typical Angus and Malcolm rhythm guitar techniques are in here.

Major Pentatonic Blues Lick Solo – YL23

Many beginners start learning blues lead guitar with the minor pentatonic. However, we also need to know how to use the major pentatonic. In this lesson, you will learn a simple major pentatonic blues lick. You will then move this lick to each of the chords in this tune. It’s easy, and it sounds great!

3 Sweet Blues Licks You Can Use Anywhere

I’ve been experimenting with a more interesting view for my lessons. This is kind of a test, that way. I’m changing it again, with better lighting and backdrop – coming soon. Here are 3 sweet and tasty blues licks for you. They all have interesting phrasing, and you can drop these into pretty much any […]

YL21 – enclosure & chromatic passing tones

Chord tones is something you hear me talk about a lot. That’s because they are so important and useful. Now, it can sometimes be tricky to use them well. In this lesson, I’ll show you two concepts you can use when you are trying to make the most out of chord tones: enclosure and chromatic […]

Minor Blues Solo – YL20 & Live Stream

The new lesson is up – a sweet, easy and pleasant minor blues solo in D minor, the saddest of all keys. This solo consists of 10 easy blues licks, and they are great staple licks that you can use in other songs too. Nothing very difficult here, but these licks provide a strong melody, […]

How to play fast blues rock licks YL19

Playing fast is something a lot guitar players want to do. So how do you do it? Needless to say, you need a lot of practice time, but WHAT should you practice? My answer is the technique. In this lesson, you will learn some common blues rock “runs”, using this techniqu. You can view these […]

YL18 – play a 12 bar blues solo with one lick

In this lesson, we’re going to play a really greasy and sweet blues lick, and it’s fairly long. I recommend thinking of this as a phrase, rather than a lick. It’s really several licks that are connected, which creates this sweet phrase. Give it a try! It works great over any blues.

Some Days I Have The Blues

New B Flat soloing course! This one is inspired by BB King’s “Every Day I Have The Blues”. The solo is loaded with sweet, tasty and reusable licks. The solo 48 bars long. Click the button below to get started.