• pentatonic

    Using Minor Pentatonic Over Major Chords

    By Darren Powell
    In Sep 11, 2018
    The Minor Pentatonic scale is the all-so-famous scale most guitar players start with. It is almost evident everywhere in music. It is in the main riff of Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple and in Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. ‘Pent’ is the Greek word for ‘five’. So...
  • Jazz guitar lick in C major

    Jazz Guitar Lick | Free Guitar Lesson

    By Darren Powell
    In Sep 5, 2018
    This is a III-VI-II-V-I Jazz Guitar Lick in the key of C Major. The lick utilizes all the “inside notes” of the harmony. It outlines the exact functions of the chords as played in the progression. So, in terms of modes, you will be highlighting Phrygian, Aeolian, Dorian, Mixolydian...
  • boom chick rhythm

    The Boom-Chick Rhythm | Country Guitar Lesson

    By Stefan Vos
    In Jul 10, 2018
    A very popular country guitar technique is a rhythmic device called boom-chick. Click the video below to learn how to play this simple but creatively rewarding technique: ►To get FULL ACCESS to our video lesson library click here: https://www.guitarexcellence.co.za/product/video-membership/ ►For more great lessons and other valuable free content delivered...
  • clarens guitar weekend

    Dan Patlansky – Clarens Guitar Weekend

    By Erick Gerber
    In May 30, 2018
    Date: 8 – 10 June 2018 Venue: Clarens Backpackers and Inn Price: R4350,00* (*Price includes gift bag worth R1000, two nights accommodation in Backpackers, breakfast, dinner and workshops with Dan Patlansky.) Bookings: Email [email protected] BOOK YOUR SPOT TODAY – LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE! The DAN PATLANSKY CLARENS GUITAR WEEKEND is...
  • SA Guitar and Music Expo 2018

    SA Guitar and Music Expo 2018

    By Erick Gerber
    In May 22, 2018
    The SA Guitar and Music Expo is an event held at the Wanderer’s Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. Some say that this is South Africa’s equivalent of the NAMM Show in the U.S. because it’s one of the only events (at least, that we know of) that allow many different...
  • Mother's Day

    5 Songs To Serenade Mom With This Mother’s Day

    By Erick Gerber
    In May 11, 2018
    Do you want to do something extra special for your mom this mother’s day, but you’re running a little low on cash? Or maybe she feels too bad when you spend money on her and appreciates gestures more than gifts (moms for the win!). Well, lucky for you, we’ve...