First there was the ‘Tape Echo’. Then ‘Tremolo’. Then ‘Reverb’. Then ‘Fuzz’. Then came the “Wah Wah’ pedal. Think ‘porn’. No don’t. Think ‘Tales Of Brave Ulysses’, White Room’, ‘All Along The Watchtower’. Art Thompson (Guitar Payer magazine), Brad Plunkett, Del Casher, Dweezil Zappa, Eddie Kramer, Dennis Coffey, Wah-Wah Watson, Charles “Skip” Pitts, Buddy Guy, [...]
February 13, 2011
This pdf article discusses the simple fact that music is based on 3 basic chord types… The 3 chord types are: Major chords Minor chords Dominant 7 chords Click the link below for the PDF. Or, right-click and choose “save as…” to save to your computer. So why is it helpful to know this? Well, [...]
February 10, 2011
This is where I’ll be putting the upcoming FD Newsletter. These will be simple and will focus on one aspect of guitar theory. I’ll also include practice tips and other cool stuff. The purpose is to just provide new ideas and concepts that you’ll find helpful and give you something to think about when playing [...]
January 26, 2011
The great jazz guitarist, Rodney Jones, plays some beautiful music here. The song is ‘The Call of Soul”. And there certainly is a lot of ‘soul’ in this clip, for sure.
I believe it’s great to watch and listen to see how you, too, can express some feeling and emotion with your playing. Check it out.
January 21, 2011
This video shows how to use different pentatonic scale patterns over a minor chord progressions. Am, Dm, Em. This can be seen as in the key of A minor – relative minor of the C major scale. The idea is to use different pentatonic patterns to stay in the same position on the fretboard.