Hindu Pentatonic Scale Today’s Hindu Pentatonic lesson is a chapter from my new book ‘Exotic Pentatonic Soloing‘. The Hindu Pentatonic scale has a slightly Eastern flavour, and Eric Johnson and Jeff Beck are big fans of this sound. In blues guitar, the Minor Pentatonic scale is often used over both minor and dominant 7th-type chords. The clash…Read more
Pop/Rock Acoustic Capo Chords on Guitar In today’s lesson we explore how using a capo can bring life to open chords and allow you to play in any key. All of todays examples are played on an acoustic with the capo placed at the 3rd fret, however feel free to experiment with using an electric and moving…Read more
Sight Reading Part 7 – Playing up an octave on guitar By Rob Thorpe Over the last two columns we’ve explored the challenge of reading chords on guitar, but this week we’re changing tack to develop the ability to transpose written parts quickly for playing up an octave. Although, simple to understand, this can take…Read more
Raga Amritavarsini Pentatonic Scale Part 1 Today’s Eastern Pentatonic lesson is a part one of a special bonus chapter from the brand new book ‘Exotic Pentatonic Soloing‘. The Raga Amritavarsini Eastern Pentatonic scale has similar musical sounds to the last two chapters, with a emphasis on other notes. In Western music, this Eastern Pentatonic scale…Read more
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