Wild Thing – The Troggs

Hey everybody! In today's lesson I'm going to show you how to play "Wild Thing" by The Troggs. This is one of my favorite songs to teach beginners for a few reasons. First, it's pretty easy to get the whole thing down. The rhythm is simple, and the chords are even simpler. It's also [...]

2018-12-15T21:30:37-08:00 December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Learn A Riff, Resource, technique|Tags: , , |

My Favorite Warmup Exercise for Developing Dexterity

This is a very simple exercise, and if you go through it step-by-step, adding a little bit each time, you'll get the best/fastest results.To start, practice the Descent and Ascent in your own time (no metronome) until you can get through it without mistakes. When you're ready:0) SET METRONOME TO 60 BPM1) Descending (8765) [...]

2018-10-09T17:06:59-08:00 October 9th, 2018|Categories: technique|Tags: , , |

3 Tips For Improving Guitar Posture

If you are having trouble reaching notes (especially on the low string) it's not because your fingers are too small! It's probably because you're not holding the guitar properly. Other problems include wrist and back pain as well as a general lag when changing chord shapes. In this tutorial, we do a diagnostic [...]

2018-09-11T15:50:59-08:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: Discussion, Resource, technique|Tags: , |

Strange Hammer-On Exercise (For Beginners)

Hey everyone! Last week I received a question from Donald, who's having trouble trying to get ANY kind of sound from his hammer-ons! I decided to share this simple trick that I developed while teaching a few years ago. It's been my go-to exercise for people who are having trouble with hammer-ons and today [...]

2018-07-27T09:09:52-08:00 July 27th, 2018|Categories: Resource, technique|Tags: , |