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Stevie Wonder Tritone Substitution In the last couple of blogs I’ve been talking about triad substitution and chord substitution, it’s now time for the king of substitutions; the tritone substitution! And who better to learn from about this than Stevie Wonder and his massive hit Sir Duke, a benchmark for many musicians. Sir Duke is [...]
Substitute that chord! In the last blog I spoke about how to substitute triads when composing melodies or improvising. To make a long story short, the trick was to play three different triads off a chord. In G major, G being chord I, we get G B D as our first triad, building a triad [...]
Guthrie talks about scales! Guthrie Govan is an old tutor and colleague of mine, at Bimm we worked along side each other. During 2006 when I wrote the guitar manual for Bimm I designed the course around the pentatonic modes, for exactly the same reasons Guthrie speak about in this video. The course is still [...]
It took over 5 years but Youtube have now finally got their act together and signed a deal with the NMPA and HPA. The deal means that if you record a cover song and upload to Youtube, the artist who wrote it will get paid. You can read the full story here about the youtube [...]
A pentatonic trick from Scott Henderson! Following on from my last Scott Henderson blog, Scott Henderson Melodic Phrasing, let’s take a look at some scale tricks that Scott use. If you are a keen Spy Tunes member you know that I swear by knowing the basics first, avoiding tricks is my philosophy. In fact it [...]
Scott Henderson teach us melodic phrasing! One of the greatest guitar lessons I’ve had came in the form of an instructional video by Scott Henderson called Melodic Phrasing. This is one of those videos that marked a break through in guitar education, Scott Henderson was at the time heavily involved in the legendary GIT in [...]
Practice Guitar Updates Just a quick update that I’ve changed the link structure of Practice Guitar a bit. Been trying to get rid of the huge menu and the first step was to get rid of some sub menus. All modes are now directly off Advanced Guitar under Aeolian, Dorian, Phrygian, Phrygian Dominant, Ionian, Lydian [...]
I have started planning a new instrumental acoustic guitar ebook, it’s gonna be about seriously challenging instrumental guitar by guitar players like; Michael Hedges, Preston Reed, Andy McKee and Raoul Midon. Scotty Watson will be playing, see some testing below. Help me build the next ebook! The video above was a camera angle test, since [...]