Tag Archives: modes

How To Play Guitar part 4

How To Play Guitar video series part 4! In this final part of the How To Play Guitar video series I take a super simple I – VI – II – V progression and apply the modes accordingly. The I chord would have Ionian, the VI chord Aeolian, the II chord Dorian and the V [...]

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Music Theory Lessons

Music Theory Lessons – Intro As a guitar player you might have learned open position chords, the minor pentatonic and maybe even the major pentatonic scale shapes. If so, you are at the classic next barrier of starting to practice the modes and arpeggios. Up until now you didn’t really need music theory at any [...]

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Picking Technique

Picking Technique Dilemmas I get a lot of private messages that turn into long, interesting discussion through Spy Tunes Ask A Question. These discussions can be anything from: what guitar to buy, to modes, arpeggios to practice routine recommendations. These discussions has led both my products in new directions and some rewriting of blogs since [...]

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Scott Henderson Melodic Phrasing

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 [...]

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Jazz Improvisation: Tonal and Rhythmic Principles

7 years ago the seed to Spytunes and The Guitar Conspiracy was sown. I had just arrived in the U.K, signed up to a music college and decided that this time I was gonna “lock myself in the shed” as they say and stay there until I got it. I was struggling understanding music as [...]

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