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"!
November 12, 2019

Why do so many fail?

Most people who pursue a worthy goal, such as mastering guitar, do so with only a vague idea of where they're headed.   It may seem like enough to simply try to be like your favorite guitarists, or become determined to be "good enough" to play an impressive technique, but these alone won't lead to success.
November 5, 2019

The Number One Reason You’re Not Getting Better at Guitar

When students aren't seeing the results they want I ask them to consider the time and quality of their practice sessions. When they really think about it, something becomes clear - most of their practice time, wasn't spent practicing at all!
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 8, 2019

Learn How to Sweep Like a Pro

I've just begun a series of short compositions for the solo electric guitar. I just released the second one today - "Micro Caprice no. 2 in C# minor." This one focuses heavily on sweep picking and is a great example of what you can do with sweep picking beyond the standard patterns and uses. I highly recommend checking out that video before you read the rest of this.
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!