November 22, 2019

Arpeggio Inversions – Free Lesson

It's easy to get stuck at beginning all of our arpeggios on the root, but then we miss a lot of great sounds!  In this lesson we use first and second inversions to play along with a  chord progression, or harmonic sequence.
November 15, 2019

Arpeggios for Rock Guitar – Free Lesson

Just learning a few simple arpeggios and how to use them can make a huge difference in your musicianship and confidence on your instrument. Get started for free with this lesson on diminished triads from "Arpeggios for Rock Guitar"!
October 30, 2019

“Halloween” Riff by Helloween

Learn this great riff from "Halloween" by Helloween in this free lesson from "100 Metal Riffs"!
October 25, 2019

Free Krokus Riff from “100 Metal Riffs”

Learn this great riff from "Out of Control by Krokus in this free lesson from "100 Metal Riffs"!
October 5, 2019

Riffing in Second Position- Free Lesson

With the index at the second fret we play E and A power chords, so this is a great position for riffing! In E minor pentatonic this will be “Box Two” and in A minor pentatonic we’ll have “Box Four”. We can move the pattern up a whole step from A to play the same notes in B minor.
October 1, 2019

Metal Message

Before the internet Doug was showing up in mailboxes every month with his original newsletter. It was packed with great advice for guitarists and metal heads. Sign up here and get the complete original “Metal Message” PDF sent to your inbox right now!
August 27, 2019

Improvisation Series – Part 1

I've decided to put together a series here on a method that will help you to truly master improvisation on the guitar.  I spoke a bit about this method in a previous e-mail and it seemed like it was a subject a lot of you are especially interested in.  It's possible I might make a lesson or course on this method later, but this series will be entirely free.
August 15, 2019

Krokus Riff – Free Lesson

Learn this great intro riff from "Out of Control" by Krokus!