Short videos, divided into 4 categories, made in response to members' questions about a variety of guitar playing subjects
A simple exercise you can do to become more aware of your timing and add a bit of class and economy to your blues playing
No theory knowledge required to use this simple method of determining the key of any piece of music
In part 5 of the converting to bass guitar mini series, learn how to build 12-bar blues bass lines framed by Ascending and Descending Octaves
In part 4 of the converting to bass guitar mini series, learn how to build 12-bar blues bass lines using arpeggios
In part 3 of the converting to bass guitar mini series, get a better grasp of music theory by playing a great 12 bar blues riff on bass (or six string guitar!) and see how interval names work in two dimensions of music.
In this second lesson on the subject; learn how to further apply simple guitar music theory knowledge to the bass guitar.
Learn how to apply your skills as a lead guitar player to the bass!
Nick was asked how to play a song in 3/4 time and what the difference between 3/4 and 6/8 is. Here he shows how to play in these time signatures and how to identify the differences.
Learn the challenging but great fun second half of Slim Gaillard’s solo from A-Well-A-Take-Em-A-Joe.
Learn the first half of the guitar solo by Slim Gaillard from the fun jazz tune A- Well- a- Take- 'em- a -Joe and gain some insight into how simple Jazz solos are constructed.
Nick was asked to create a tutorial on a fan's favourite Jazz guitar piece, A Well A Take 'Em a Joe, by Slim Gaillard.
Nick demonstrates the importance of adjusting the licks you play to chord changes.
Nick shows you how to take basic lead guitar playing skills to the next level by combining technique and variation.
Modes - a different look
Diatonic Series of Seventh Chords
Comparing different types of Minor Scales
How to put together a musical sounding chord sequence
See how to control the flow of music using cadences - and what that means!
In this episode, Nick gives a brief introduction to how chords and scales interact with each other to form the foundations of musical construction.
Understand how Chord Formulas work and learn how to find chords on the fret board using the CAGED system.
Nick explains what key signatures are and what their purpose is. He goes on to demonstrate some of the ways that understanding key signatures can help you as a guitar player.
Nick explains briefly how learning standard notation can help you SEE the way that musical elements (chords, scales and arpeggios) fit together to make music.
Learn all about Tones and Semitones in the third part of the Powering Your Way Up the Pyramid series.
Find out how to put theory into practice and learn string names and chromatic scales easily.
Nick introduces basic concepts of guitar music theory using his popular pyramid method.
Why and how you should aim to converge the technique you use to play lead and rhythm guitar
A little-known trick that makes a big difference to how good your lead playing sounds
An unusual use of harmonics - a look at which scales we can play with them
A brief look at the technique used to play natural harmonics on the guitar
Using a classic 8 bar blues tune, Nick demonstrates how to put into practice chromatic bass note linking.
Learn how to improve your guitar playing technique by emphasising bass notes and adding depth to songs.
Using the intro to Wonderwall by Oasis as an example, learn how to find the underlying strumming pattern to a song.
Watch as Nick shows how to use the muscles in your hands, relax your wrist and master the technique.
Nick explains how to master the palm muting and pinch harmonics techniques to elevate your guitar playing.
Learn to play a guitar version of the great opening riff to Stevie Wonder's Superstition.
Nick shows how to master open chord muting by using slightly different techniques to adapt to each individual chord shape.
Nick shows how to apply the technique of muting chords specifically to playing barre chords.
Nick explains why muting is such an important technique and how to introduce it into your playing.
Nick covers the part played by the legendary Luther Perkins
Nick goes into the detail of the Intro Lick and then goes on to demonstrate how to play the rest of the song
A nice easy way to learn this set of riffs without the danger of inducing self-hypnosis!
Nick continues his lick-by-lick analysis of this blues-rock classic.
Learn the fantastic guitar riffs and licks played by Johnny Winter on his classic blues rock version of Memory Pain.
Learn the classic intro guitar solo to Baby Please Don't Go.
Due to popular demand, here's how to play the iconic intro and verse to Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker!
Learn the classic guitar parts of Neil Young’s 1972 hit, Heart of Gold.
Learn George Harrison’s classic riff and other lead guitar parts from Day Tripper.
Learn how to play the rhythm guitar parts of Day Tripper by The Beatles.
Learn the classic guitar riff that's been covered and sampled by everyone from the Sugarhill Gang to Swedish jazz guitarist Jorgen Ingmann.
Nick teaches all the guitar parts so you can play as Brian Jones and Keith Richards!.