• Dorian mode theory lesson

    Dorian Mode | Theory Lesson

    By Devlon Horne
    In March 10, 2017
    The Dorian scale because of its b3 interval is also a minor scale. so all that we have to do is take our minor pentatonic scale and add the intervals that make up our Dorian scale. They are the major 2nd interval and then for this specific mode’s sound instead...
  • improve guitar tone

    Improve Guitar Tone – 5 Smart Tips

    By Stefan Vos
    In March 10, 2017
    Jeff Owens from Fender offers some cost-effective tips on how you can improve guitar tone, no matter what guitar you play. Check out his five tips below:   HAVE A WELL-ORGANIZED PEDAL BOARD Effects pedals are a terrific way to develop your own tonal identity. One basic thing to...
  • Monster Rock Riff

    Monster Rock Riff | Guitar Lesson

    By Craig Goudge
    In January 10, 2017
    There’s a very popular combination of legato techniques in Rock guitar playing. It starts with a bend-and-release, followed by a pull-off and then a hammer-on a few notes later. This classic combination is clearly displayed multiple times in this monster rock riff. Practice this combination until it’s like second nature...
  • stage fright

    Stage Fright – What It Is & How To Control It

    By Erick Gerber
    In January 10, 2017
    The 21st century has produced what many people call ‘bedroom musicians’. Let me explain – over the years, with guitars becoming so affordable and with all the free guitar lessons online (and the top-class affordable and professional video lessons from Guitar Excellence of course), becoming a guitar prodigy is...
  • Merry Christmas

    We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    By Tyrone Mayer
    In December 8, 2016
    Merry Christmas from all of us here at Guitar Excellence! We’ve found this cool video of this talented kid playing a fingerstyle version of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’, just for you. Whether you’re a Guitar Excellence pupil and want to ask your tutor to teach you this...
  • A minor rock lick

    Rock Lick in A Minor | Guitar Lesson

    By Erick Gerber
    In December 8, 2016
    This rock lick uses two different pentatonic shapes from the previous two licks – Pattern 1 (Major Pentatonic Root 5) and Pattern 5 (Minor Pentatonic Root 5). Like before, we have hammer-ons & pull-offs, slides and bends all combined into one lick. Small details like the tuning of your...