Play Guitar Podcast

By Lee Anderson

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R Drummond
 Mar 7, 2020
As a guitar player and an avid podcast listener I've come to the guitar oriented podcast extremely late. Now that I have this is the best one out there, hands down. In half an hour Lee explained modes clearing up years of misunderstanding.

Description

Have you been struggling with the guitar? You are not alone! For the past 30 years I have been helping beginner, intermediate, and advanced guitarists get out of the guitar rut and find their voice on the guitar. These FREE, FUN, and EASY guitar lessons give you the right mindset for guitar success, and keep you moving forward on the guitar. No matter if you are just starting out or have been playing for years, this is the show that will help you become the guitarist that you always wanted to be! For more lessons, or to just stop by and say hi, come on over to www.playguitarpodcast.com.

Episode Date
What's One of My Favorite Guitar Books? - 281
15:18

What are some things that you've bought that actually made a difference in your guitar playing?

Today, I share a book that made and continues to make playing guitar a joy for me.

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Sep 28, 2022
Guitar Mythbusting – Playing to the Key/Chord – 280
12:00

Guitar Mythbusting for Intermediate guitarists: Is it better to play to the Key or the chord?

Let's save you a ton of frustration by knocking out this crutch.

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Sep 21, 2022
My Experience With Humbuckers - 279
16:13

Getting just the right tone from an electric guitar can be frustrating and overwhelming.

Today, I share my decades-long struggle with humbucker pickup tone so that you don't have to.

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Sep 14, 2022
Guitar Talk #1 - 278
13:24

Let's take a break from the regularly scheduled program, have some fun, recharge our batteries, and talk guitar.


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Sep 07, 2022
Discouraged With Your Guitar Playing? - 277
13:45

Are you discouraged with your guitar playing?

Let's figure this problem out together and get you back to where you can see yourself moving forward again.

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Aug 31, 2022
How To Make Your Guitar Solos More Interesting – 276
16:55

Do your guitar solos leave a lot to be desired?

Today, I show you how to keep your solos interesting by building intensity and using surprise.

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01:32 Starting To Perform Solos

02:24 The Audience Matters

03:41 Play Memorable Guitar Solos

04:46 Make Your Solos Stand Out

05:54 The Guitar Solo Trick

08:53 Extra Set Of Ears

09:55 Intensity & Surprise

Aug 24, 2022
What’s the Easiest Way To Fix Your Guitar Solos? – 275
15:31

Want to fix your guitar solos?

Don't play so much.

In this episode, You will learn how to use the easiest tool in your arsenal - silence.

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Aug 17, 2022
EASY Ways to 10X Your Guitar Licks Right Now! – 274
13:15

Creating awesome guitar solos doesn't just come from thin air.

Today, I show you how to 10X your guitar licks and make something incredible!

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Aug 10, 2022
Improv: Targeting Chord Tones – 273
13:16

Aimless guitar improvisation is a tough hurdle to overcome. By targeting chord tones, you can ensure that your note choices will be strong and appropriate for the music that you are playing.

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Aug 03, 2022
Improvise Within a Structure - 272
11:38

Making some decisions before you start your improvised guitar solo can make all of the difference.

Join me today as I help you practice and prepare for your next time in the spotlight.

 

Jul 27, 2022
Why Improvise? - 271
13:15

Find out why incorporating an element of Improvisation into your daily practice can help build skills in all areas of music.

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Jul 20, 2022
Reminder - The One String a Day Exercise - 270
02:06

Don't forget to submit your practice experience for the "One String a Day Exercise".

Jul 18, 2022
The One String a Day Exercise - 269
18:19

Players, I need your help!

Practice my One String a Day Exercise and Help prove my theory...

...that by limiting what you practice you can achieve better and faster results on the guitar.

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Jul 13, 2022
Getting Tones From the Boss IR-200 - 268
22:57

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Share my New Gear Holiday with me this week as I upgrade my direct guitar tones and take a good look at the Boss IR-200

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Jul 06, 2022
How To Stay Consistent With the Guitar? - 267
17:07

You tried to buckle down and stay consistent with the guitar, but it didn't last.

Today, I help you understand the value of consistency and make it something you rely on instead of something that you struggle with.


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Jun 29, 2022
Intense Focus on Guitar - Master of One - 266
22:15

Do you know exactly what kind of guitarist you want to be?

Today I help super-focused guitar players plan their path ahead.

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Jun 22, 2022
Well-rounded Guitarist - 265
15:57

Are you, or do you want to be a Jack of all trades guitarist?

Today, we take a look at the well-rounded guitar player.

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Jun 15, 2022
Big Guitar Results Are Only a Few Basics Away – 264
17:48

I'm seeing some alarming trends lately and I want to fix them.

If you make these basic skills a priority you will progress faster than ever before.

Jun 08, 2022
Who You Are as a Guitarist - 263
16:02

If I asked you who you are as a guitarist, what would you say?

Today, I help you put into words something you may have never thought about but will give laser focus to your progress.

Jun 01, 2022
Where Do You Fit In? - 262
17:17

Did you ever feel like you just didn't fit in?

Today, I'll talk about how your unique take on the guitar should guide your path.

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May 25, 2022
Update - 261
02:57

Just a quick update on what happened to the show this week.

May 17, 2022
Finding Your Musical Path on Guitar – 260
15:09

I talk a lot about your journey with the guitar.

Today we take the first step by finding your musical path.

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May 11, 2022
Putting On the Blinders - Practice Tactics #7 - 259
13:47

Do you want to learn a lot but nothing is getting done?

Today's Practice tactics show how simplicity in your practice simply speeds up your progress.

May 10, 2022
Filling In the Cracks - Practice Tactics #6 - 258
14:20

Spinning your wheels? There's a reason that you are full steam ahead with no results.

Today's Practice Tactics show how taking a step back can set you free.

May 09, 2022
Performance - Practice Tactics #5 - 257
17:08

Want to give your practice instant focus and determination? Get a gig!

Today, I'll show you how to set your practice sessions on fire, with even the smallest planned performance.

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May 08, 2022
Sharing - Practice Tactics #4 - 256
14:06

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Are you trying to get the most out of your practice time, but you keep failing?

Maybe going it alone might not be the winning formula for you.

In today's Practice Tactics, I show how a little company can supercharge your progress.

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May 07, 2022
The Atmosphere - Practice Tactics #3 - 255
15:34

Nothing can rip you out of a winning streak like a bad atmosphere.

Today's Practice Tactics deal with the effect your surroundings and feelings have on your progress. 

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May 06, 2022
The Forgotten - Practice Tactics #2 - 254
15:03

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Forget all of the cool stuff that you used to play?

There's a lot to be learned by revisiting your old songs.

Today's Practice Tactics remembers the forgotten.

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May 05, 2022
Goals - Practice Tactics #1 - 253
15:40

Let's get started this week with my new series: Practice Tactics.

I'm getting to what really delivers in your practice and leaving the rest behind.

Today I'm starting with the most important: Goals.

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May 04, 2022
Strong and Weak Note Choices – Academy Days #30 – 252
14:10

Do your melodies, basslines, licks, solos, and improvisations sound aimless?

Are you just running scales up and down with a few sour notes thrown in?

Today is your day to change all of that and become intentional with your note choices.

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May 03, 2022
How To Analyze Chord Progressions – Academy Days #29 – 251
16:50

Chords don't just magically sound good together.

There is a definite reason and it's not difficult at all to understand.

Today, I show you how I help students in the Academy make sense and take control of chord progressions.

 

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May 02, 2022
Fretboard Recognition - Academy Days #28 - 250
14:02

Have you unlocked the fretboard?

Today, I show the way I help my students make sense of their instruments with fretboard recognition.

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May 01, 2022
Major Pentatonic Patterns Across the Whole Guitar – Academy Days #27 – 249
14:04

Major pentatonic scales don't get the attention like minor pentatonic scales, but you will use them just as much.

Today, I give you the inside information you need to use major pentatonic scales like a pro.

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Apr 30, 2022
Diatonic Improvisation - Academy Days #26 - 248
14:56

Playing melodies over chord progressions is my kind of fun. It's not effortless though.

Today I share the knowledge you need to make great melodies over common chords.

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Apr 29, 2022
Diatonic Bar Chords Based Off of the A String - Academy Days #25 – 247
17:13

Let's take the next step, start using the A shape bar chords all over the fretboard, and get past the problems that A shape bar chords can cause.

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Apr 28, 2022
Diatonic Bar Chords Based Off of the E String – Academy Days #24 – 246
14:23

You've heard them before: Diatonic chords.

How do you incorporate them into your practice and playing?

Well, let's put them to use today as bar chords.

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Apr 27, 2022
The Basics Of Chord Theory - Academy Days #23 - 245
14:05

Playing your chords is one thing, but understanding how to use them is the next step.

Knowing the basics of chord theory can boost your progress as a musician.

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Apr 26, 2022
Intro to Diatonic Chords - Academy Days #22 – 244
18:34

We all ask ourselves these questions at some point: "What chords sound good together and why do they?"

Well, today I explain diatonic chords to answer those questions.

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Apr 25, 2022
Major Scale All Patterns All Keys – Academy Days #21 - 243
14:34

Mastering the Major scale is a big step towards being an advanced guitarist.

Today, I give you your workflow to make all the patterns and all keys of the Major scale your own.

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Apr 24, 2022
Blues Improv All Patterns All Keys – Academy Days #20 – 242
17:02

Blues improvisation is very fun and easy to get into. But, really mastering improv is more involved than you would think.

Today, I give you the necessary tools and show you how to use them to get the most out of your blues improv.

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Apr 23, 2022
Rhythm ideas for 12 Bar Blues - Academy Days #19 - 241
15:36

"OK, I know the chords for Blues. What do I do with them?"

Today, I show you the strategy for making interesting blues rhythm guitar figures.

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Apr 22, 2022
Bar Chord Blues Progressions - Academy Days #18 - 240
15:52

Playing Blues rhythm guitar doesn't have to be limited to open position.

Today, I show you how to blues up your bar chords for some great sounds.

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Apr 21, 2022
The Blues Scale - Academy Days #17 - 239
13:16

A big confusion point to intermediate guitar players is the Blues Scale.

Today, I take a look at this very important scale and clear up any confusion.

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Apr 20, 2022
Minor Pentatonic Across the Whole Guitar - Academy Days #16 - 238
16:59

There is so much more to the minor pentatonic scale than just one box scale you learn in the beginning.

Today I take a closer look at the minor pentatonic scale. 

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Apr 19, 2022
Power Chords on the E, A, and D Strings – Academy Days #15 – 237
25:09

If you have learned any rock music at all, you have probably come across power chords.

Today, I take a look at power chords and ways to play them using the E, A, and D strings.

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Apr 18, 2022
Bar Chord Boogie Patterns - Academy Days #14 - 236
13:33

It's day 14 of Academy Days and today I'm bringing out my inner Marty McFly and looking at the difficulties of Bar chord boogie patterns.

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Apr 17, 2022
Open Position Boogie Patterns - Academy Days #13 - 235
15:38

One of the most fun things you can do on guitar is playing open position boogie patterns.

I'll show you what it is and the challenges that guitarists have when learning them.

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Apr 16, 2022
Triplet feel - Academy Days #12 - 234
13:19

A super-easy way of adding rhythmic complexity to your songwriting and lead melodies is to use some sort of triplet feel. Today, I help you get your triplets sorted.

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Apr 15, 2022
Open Position Scales - Academy Days #11 - 233
13:53

Those first scales that you learn in open position usually get left to the wayside.

Today, I'll share how powerful and important they are to your playing.

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Apr 14, 2022
Scale theory - Academy Days #10 - 232
14:23

Today I show how understanding scales and how they are created can boost your progress on the guitar and help you to better understand chords, melody, and harmony. 

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Apr 13, 2022
Improvisation skills - Academy Days #9 - 231
14:57

Has improvisation left you feeling unprepared?

Today, I look at the path to being a great improviser and some tips along the way. 

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Apr 12, 2022
Why Learn the 12 Bar Blues? – Academy Days #8 – 230
20:06

The Blues is a big part of learning popular guitar.

Today, I show you why you need to have a knowledge of the Blues, even if it's not the style of music you want to play.

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Apr 11, 2022
Playing Bar Chords Correctly - Academy Days #7 - 229
16:59

Could your bar chords be better? Today, on this 7th episode of Academy Days, I go over the three main reasons that make your bar chords sound bad.

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Apr 10, 2022
When Strumming Chord Progressions Seems Complicated - AD#6 – 228
20:40

On this 6th episode of Academy Days, I help you make sense of complicated strumming patterns over chord progressions.

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Apr 09, 2022
Getting Ideas for Strum Patterns – Academy Days #5 – 227
13:43

Don't know what strumming pattern to use? In this 5th episode of Academy Days, I give some tips for coming up with your own ideas.

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Apr 08, 2022
Strumming Issues - Academy Days #4 - 226
16:33

Strumming bad habits can stick with you for years. On this 4th episode of Academy Days, I show how to break down strumming and how you can clean it up in your playing.

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Apr 07, 2022
Open Position Chords and the Bigger Picture – Academy Days #3 - 225
13:27

On this third episode of Academy Days, I help you get the most out of open position chords.

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Apr 06, 2022
Should You Make Theory a Priority? – Academy Days #2 – 224
15:43

On the 2nd day of Academy Days, I answer the question: What do you do when you want to make music theory part of your guitar journey?

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Apr 05, 2022
Tips for Using Tab – Academy Days #1 – 223
17:19

It's the grand opening of Academy Days!

We start off with some great tips for getting the most out of tablature.

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Apr 04, 2022
Letting the Cat Out of the Bag – Academy Days - 222
11:49
Mar 30, 2022
Using Music Theory in Your Guitar Playing – 221
24:29

In our last episode in this music theory mini-series, I pull it all together and show you why (and how) to use music theory in your own playing.

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Mar 23, 2022
Adding Music Theory to Your Practice – 220
19:04

Let's take our first step towards mastery of the guitar.

Today, I share how to add music theory to your practice.

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Mar 16, 2022
Why Is Music Theory Difficult for Guitar? – 219
18:51

So many guitarists have avoided learning music theory because it seems difficult.

Today, I check out the real reasons why music theory can be a struggle for guitarists, and then I share the reasons why I find it my most valuable resource.

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Mar 09, 2022
Not All Music Theory Is the Same - 218
15:57

Today we are going to look at the similarities and differences between classical, jazz, and popular music theory (and how we can use this to our advantage).

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Mar 02, 2022
What Music Theory for Guitar Is and What It Isn’t – 217
18:20

The sooner you start using Music Theory for Guitar as a tool, the sooner you reap the rewards of what just a little knowledge can do for your playing.

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Feb 23, 2022
What Do You Do When You Stop Moving Forward? – 216
14:13

It's just me and you today!

Let's talk about what to do when everything breaks down and how you start moving forward again.

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Feb 16, 2022
Getting Un-Stuck - Guitar Motivation - 215
34:37

Getting stuck SUCKS!

If you find yourself getting stuck and frustrated with the guitar, I'm sharing my easy system that pulls you out of the mud... every time.

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Feb 09, 2022
The Guitar Learning Process - Get Better Series - 214
26:32

Do you want to get better at guitar but you feel lost?

Today, I share the four pillars of a successful guitar learning process and some tips for speeding up the process. 

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Feb 02, 2022
Setting Up Fender Style Clean Tones on the Spark Amp - 213
30:52

The Fender Clean sound has been the foundation for many of our favorite legendary guitar tones.

Today, I'll show you how to use some of the best and get them easily with the Spark Amplifier. 

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Jan 26, 2022
How To Use Music Theory on Guitar – 212
46:59

Does the thought of music theory turn you off? Today, I go over the main reasons why knowing a little about music theory can make your guitar playing great. 

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Jan 19, 2022
Guitar Motivation - 211
37:21

What's the next step after you get your practicing right. It's staying motivated.

Today, I help those players who ride the "motivation roller coaster" stay on an even and level track.

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Jan 12, 2022
Stop Wasting Time While Practicing Guitar - 210
37:03

Have you been wasting time while practicing guitar? Today, I blow up the biggest time-wasters and help you get the best results from your guitar practice.

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Jan 05, 2022
Buckle Up Guitar Players. Your Best Year Is Coming! – 209
20:09

2021 is in the books. Let's prepare ourselves for big things to come in 2022

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Dec 29, 2021
VIPs' Most Requested Guitar Topics - 208
26:12

The VIPs take over!

Today I address guitar topics that the members of my VIP program sent in for this week's show.

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Dec 22, 2021
Career Beginners - Change Your Guitar Life Today - 207
26:00

Career beginner guitarists... let's tackle this terrible problem head-on and see exactly what to do to move forward.

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Dec 15, 2021
How To Improve Your Acoustic Guitar Tone - 206
33:01

Is your acoustic guitar tone sounding its best? Today, we share our secrets to getting the best tone possible out of the guitar you already have.

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Dec 08, 2021
Chord Tone Lead Guitar Licks - 205
17:58

Do you know your arpeggios enough to really use them? Today, we ditch the scales and build five licks based on chord tones.

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Dec 01, 2021
2021 Holiday Electric Guitar Gifts - 204
37:40

It's that time of the year! Holiday shopping for electric guitarists can be tricky. Listen in for my 2021 guitarist holiday shopping guide.

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Nov 24, 2021
Don’t Do This if You Want To Be Successful – 203
30:56

Here are the five things that will slow (or stop) your growth as a guitarist. Let's guard our progress by avoiding these pitfalls.

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Nov 17, 2021
Spoil Yourself - Your Ultimate Guitar Wishlist - 202
42:11

Caution! Gear episode ahead. Today, Scott and I answer the question: What guitar gear would you acquire if money was no object?

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Nov 10, 2021
Symmetrical Scales EVH Style - 201
31:08

Today I'm getting creative with Lead guitar symmetrical scale patterns that are easy, they sound great, and they are inspired by the playing of EVH!

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Nov 03, 2021
Celebrating 200 and VIP Private Podcast - 200
26:56

Today, I'm celebrating a big goal, looking back at what we have accomplished, and introducing my VIP program and private podcast.

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Oct 27, 2021
Your Electric Guitar Arsenal - 199
27:09

Filling out your electric guitar collection doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. Today, I'm going over some inexpensive utility guitars to round out your arsenal.

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Oct 20, 2021
Arranging Songs for Guitar - 198
27:11

Arranging songs for solo guitar. It's a steep learning curve. Today, we will share our secrets for full and memorable solo guitar arrangements.

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Oct 13, 2021
Warm-Up Licks - 197
19:13

Today, I'll take a look at and give you new ideas for one of the smartest things you can do with your practice time - warm-up licks.

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Oct 06, 2021
What Makes a Riff Interesting? - 196
22:59

Guitar Riffs are hands down the coolest thing a new guitarist plays.

Today, let's take a look at how riffs are constructed and the things that make a Riff great.

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Sep 29, 2021
Stratocaster Bridge Pickup Problems with Lindy Fralin - 195
25:17

Problems with your Stratocaster bridge pickup?

You are not alone.

Today, Lindy Fralin joins me to help you get the bridge position in your Strat just right.

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Sep 22, 2021
The Style of Fingerstyle Guitar - 194
23:27

Fingerstyle guitar has a lot of different styles and techniques.

Today, I take a look at the many different styles, their main techniques, and what’s the big similarities and differences between them.

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Sep 15, 2021
3NPS Guitar Licks - 193
16:06

Using 3NPS scale patterns is the best choice for smooth and fast licks.

In today's lick episode, I'll show how to use 3nps in a solo.

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Sep 08, 2021
Career Beginner Guitarist Questions - 192
20:09

Have you been playing guitar for a long time and feel like you are not getting better at all?

Today, I answer the most frequent questions I get from "Career" beginner guitarists.

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Sep 01, 2021
Building Momentum - Get Moving Guitar - Week 6 - 191
24:44

Let's put the "moving" in "Get moving guitar"! Today, I'll show you how to gain momentum in your practice so you can take everything we've learned and experience continued success.

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Aug 25, 2021
Your Setlist of Songs - Get Moving Guitar - Week 5 - 190
29:46

Today, we are going to kick your progress up a notch by getting your own setlist of songs together here on week five of my FREE podcast course - GET MOVING GUITAR

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Aug 18, 2021
Lead Guitar Kickstart - Get Moving Guitar - Week 4 - 189
40:38

Do you love to play lead guitar but know you have a lot of room for improvement?

Here are the essential lead guitar tools, skills, and solid practice ideas you need, on week four of GET MOVING GUITAR.

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Aug 11, 2021
Serious Rhythm Guitar - GET MOVING GUITAR - WEEK 3 - 188
41:34

Today, I show you how to get serious about RHYTHM guitar and give you solid practice ideas as I continue my free podcast course: GET MOVING GUITAR

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Aug 04, 2021
Daily Routine That Actually Works - Get Moving Guitar - Week 2 -187
41:36

Welcome to week two of my podcast course Get Moving Guitar. This week we dive into one of the biggest things that will speed up your progress on the guitar? A daily practice routine.

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Jul 28, 2021
Set Up For Success - Get Moving Guitar - Week 1 - 186
30:37

Hang on! It's week one of "Get Moving Guitar". I've partnered with Positive Grid to bring you this free six-week course that will get your practicing back on track by setting up a rock-solid practice station.

This week I start off by getting your practice space, your gear, Spark Amp, and all of the tech ready so you can prepare for success with this course.

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Jul 21, 2021
Direct Acoustic Tones With Spark Amp - 185
23:58

Today, we are building great-sounding direct acoustic tones for practice and recording using Positive Grid's Spark Amplifier.

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/direct-acoustic-tones-with-spark-amp-185/

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Jul 14, 2021
Soaring Lead Guitar Licks - 184
30:33

In today's lick episode, I'll go through what makes soaring guitar solos work and give three examples so you can work them out on your own.

Get the Licks: http://freeblueslesson.com/

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/soaring-lead-guitar-licks-184/

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Jul 07, 2021
The Guitar Overview - Where Are You Now? - 183
26:53

It's so easy to forget the big picture and get stuck and frustrated with the guitar. With today's guitar overview, I'll help you bypass future problems and get back on the right path.

FREE practice space checklist: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/the-guitar-overview-where-are-you-now-183/

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Jun 30, 2021
The Fastest Way to Get Better at Guitar - It's Not What You Think - 182
20:14

We try so many different things to speed up getting better at guitar. Today is the day to take a step back and make some changes that actually matter.

FREE Blues Soloing Course: http://freeblueslesson.com/

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/the-fastest-way-to-get-better-at-guitar/

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Jun 23, 2021
Guitar Fretboard Notes - It’s Time To Crack The Code - 181
23:54

There is nothing that pushes your playing forward more than finally spending the time to “crack the code” of the guitar fretboard.

If you are ready to know more, learn more, and play more, Join me for today's podcast.

FREE guide to clear sounding chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/clear-chords

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/guitar-fretboard-notes-its-time-to-crack-the-code/

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Jun 16, 2021
Acoustic Guitar Recording Tips (Easy Ways To Sound Great) - 180
37:58

Have you struggled to get great recorded acoustic sound? Today, we go over the basics of recording Acoustic Guitar and our personal setups for great recordings.

FREE Guide to Clear Sounding Chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/clear-chords

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/acoustic-guitar-recording-tips-easy-ways-to-sound-great-180/

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Jun 09, 2021
Fast Pentatonic Licks - 179
21:03

On today's podcast, I go over five fast pentatonic licks that you can use in several different styles.

Get your FREE copy of the licks at http://freeblueslesson.com/

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/fast-pentatonic-licks-179/

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Jun 02, 2021
Not Getting Better At Guitar? - Here's Why - 178
25:08

Have you been frustrated, stuck, and not progressing at the guitar? Today I do over the main reasons why guitarists stop moving forward and give tips to get you back on the right path.

FREE Practice Space Checklist: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice

Show notes at:  https://playguitarpodcast.com/not-getting-better-at-guitar/

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May 26, 2021
Lightning Round with Evan Raichek - 177
39:14

Join me this week as I introduce Evan Raichek to the community and answer any of his questions before he turns the tables and puts me in the Lightning round.

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/lightning-round-with-evan-raichek-177/

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May 19, 2021
Acoustic Guitar Sizes and shapes Explained - 176
32:17

Getting the right acoustic guitar for you can be very confusing. Today, we get it all straightened out with help from my Co-host: Scott Pallot.

FREE guide to Clear Sounding Chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Show notes: https://playguitarpodcast.com/acoustic-guitar-sizes-and-shapes-explained-176/

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May 12, 2021
Blues Guitar Double Stop Licks - 175
14:14

How do you play those shimmery blues double stop licks? It's easy! Just checkout todays guitar lick episode for double stop licks in every pattern of the minor pentatonic scale.

FREE Tab from this podcast and Blues Guitar soloing course: http://freeblueslesson.com/

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/blues-guitar-double-stop-licks-175/

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May 05, 2021
Why Should I Learn Guitar Scales - The Real Reason - 174
15:44

Today, I uncover the secret weapon of great rhythm guitarists: guitar scales. Join me as I show how learning a little about scales can give you a lot of progress with your chords.

Free Chord Guide: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Show notes at: https://playguitarpodcast.com/why-should-i-learn-guitar-scales-the-real-reason-174/

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Apr 28, 2021
Getting Ready to Play Out - With Evan Wilson - 173
31:11

Taking that big step towards performing live is a huge milestone in a guitar players journey. Join my guest Evan Wilson and I as we discuss making that big step and some ways you can prepare yourself.

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Show notes at: http://playguitarpodcast.com/getting-ready-to-play-out-with-evan-wilson-173/

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Apr 21, 2021
What Acoustic Guitar Accessories Do I Need? - 172
38:49

Today is all about those other things we carry around in our acoustic case!

This podcast answers the question: "What are the most helpful accessories to get you going on the acoustic guitar?"

Show notes at: http://playguitarpodcast.com/what-acoustic-guitar-accessories-do-i-need-172/

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Apr 14, 2021
Minor Third to Major Third Blues Licks - 171
18:24

Join me today for lick episode that deals with one of my most common questions: How to play both Minor and Major thirds in your blue solos.

Get the licks in my FREE blues guitar course: http://freeblueslesson.com/​

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Show notes at: http://playguitarpodcast.com/minor-third-to-major-third-blues-licks-171/

Apr 07, 2021
How Simple Changes to Your Thumb Placement Can Completely Change Your Playing – 170
23:23

How can something so simple as adjusting your thumb placement give exciting results in your playing? Hang out with me today and find out how! 

FREE Guide to Clear Sounding Chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-simple-changes-to-your-thumb-placement-can-completely-change-your-playing-170

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Mar 31, 2021
Home Alone - Getting the Most out of Your Guitar at Home - 169
25:43

Today, I give you an overview of what playing and practicing at home could look like for you. Let's set ourselves up for success right where we are: at home. 

FREE Practice Space Checklist: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/home-alone-getting-the-most-out-of-your-guitar-at-home-169

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Mar 24, 2021
My Story - Introducing the Academy - 168
33:45

It's my turn on the community episode. Today, I'm going to share with you my story and how it ultimately led to the opening of the Academy this week, 

Academy early waiting list: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/early-registration-play-guitar-academy

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/my-story-introducing-the-academy-168

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Mar 17, 2021
Ten Awesome Acoustic Guitar Players You Should Know - 167
27:39

Join Lee and Scott today for a deep dive into must hear acoustic guitar players. We will each give our top five and also ask for your top five as well. Make sure to join in the conversation!

FREE guide to clear sounding chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/ten-awesome-acoustic-guitar-players-you-should-know-167

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Mar 10, 2021
Southern Rock Guitar Licks - 166
17:27

Bring on the Licks! Join me today as I add five new Southern Rock Guitar licks to our lick library.

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Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/southern-rock-guitar-licks-166

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Mar 03, 2021
Stop Being Frustrated With Guitar Today! Let’s Do This! – 165
16:26

Today is the day! Let's work through the four simple steps to keep you on track with the guitar for good.

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/stop-being-frustrated-with-guitar-today-let-s-do-this-165

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Feb 24, 2021
Guitar Questions Answered - Kevin Krause - 164
26:40

Today, on our second Q and A podcast, community member Kevin Krause brings the guitar questions.

Show notes at:

https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-questions-answered-kevin-krause-164

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Feb 17, 2021
Acoustic Guitar Adjustments - 163
43:40

It's acoustic week again! Join us today as we examine all of the acoustic guitars adjustments and give recommendations on how to get your acoustic to play great!

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Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/acoustic-guitar-adjustments-163

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Feb 10, 2021
Basic Funk Guitar Licks - 162
17:45

Guitar Lick week is back! Join me today for five fun funk licks and a mini funk rhythm guitar lesson.

Free tab for this show at: http://freeblueslesson.com/

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/basic-funk-guitar-licks-162

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Feb 03, 2021
Why Do My Guitar Solos Sound Bad? - 161
33:10

Are you frustrated with your lead guitar soloing? Join me today as we learn the not so obvious reasons that your solos may be missing the mark.

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Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/why-do-my-guitar-solos-sound-bad-161

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Jan 27, 2021
Guitar Questions Answered - Episode 1 - Dean York - 160
44:07

Today, you're getting your guitar questions answered in our first community Q&A. The first player up is Play Guitar Community member Dean York.

FREE guide to clear sounding chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-questions-answered-episode-1-dean-york-160

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Jan 20, 2021
Jim Kimball - Electric Vs. Acoustic - 159
37:46

Acoustic show #1! Lee and Scott welcome Jim Kimball (guitarist for Reba McEntire) to the woodshed. Today's topic: Switching between acoustic and electric guitar.. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/jim-kimball-electric-vs-acoustic-159 Copyright ©2021 Play Guitar Academy

Jan 13, 2021
Open String Licks - 158
21:28

Adding open strings to your licks can create very different and interesting sounds. Join me today as I incorporate open strings in five downloadable licks.

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Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/open-string-licks-158

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Jan 06, 2021
Looking Back and Moving Forward - 157
12:43

Join me today to put a fork in 2020 and start to get excited about the cool new things to come.

00:52 Last Episode of the Year.

02:00 Goals Achieved.

03:51 Then It Happened.

06:02 Back On Track.

06:58 New Schedule 2021.

07:41 Acoustic Show.

09:42 Get Involved 2021.

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Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/looking-back-and-moving-forward-157

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Dec 30, 2020
Blues Licks #1 - 156
21:44

Join me today as I start a new series that will get us building up licks and (more importantly) understanding why they work. We start with the blues. 

Enroll at: http://freeblueslesson.com/

Subscribe to: https://www.youtube.com/playguitaracademy

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/blues-licks-1-156

 

01:26 New Guitar Licks Episodes.

02:34 How Do the Licks Episodes Work?

05:37 Blues Lick #1.

08:37 Blues Lick #2.

11:02 Blues Lick #3.

15:00 Blues Lick #4.

17:50 Blues Lick #5.

 

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Dec 23, 2020
The Resurgence of the Guitar – 155
17:47

Did the guitar die like they said? Doesn't look like it to me. Let's take a look at the big guitar bounce back!

02:16 Resurgence of the Guitar.

03:13 Guitar Vs. Electronic Music.

05:27 The Guitar Phenomenon.

06:18 Guitar During the Pandemic.

07:27 Guitar Sales Are Way Up.

08:42 Change in Challenging Times.

09:38 An Orchestra Under Your Fingers.

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-resurgence-of-the-guitar-155

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Dec 16, 2020
How to Stay Away From Guitar Burnout - 154
21:03

Have you ever been burned out on guitar? It happens more than you think. Today, I'm going to tell you how to succeed on guitar with out wearing yourself out.

00:43 Guitar Burnout.

01:53 Keep Guitar Burnout Away.

03:23 Guitar Burnout Step 1.

04:22 Recharge Interest on the Guitar.

05:41 Planned Guitar Breaks.

07:10 Practicing and Jamming.

08:23 Flexible Guitar Practice.

 

FREE Practice Space Checklist: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-stay-away-from-guitar-burnout-154

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Dec 09, 2020
How to Get New Sounds On the Guitar - 153
23:30

On todays podcast, it's all about sounding different. We spend so much time trying to imitate our favorite players. Let's start thinking like them and start to find new sounds that are all our own.

00:46 Find New Tones On the Guitar
05:34 Combining Styles For New Tones
07:40 Using Unusual Gear
11:48 New Tones with Different Gear
13:00 Get New Tones With Your Old Gear
14:54 Using Gear In Different Ways
17:28 Using Pedals In Different Ways

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-get-new-sounds-on-the-guitar-153

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Dec 02, 2020
Do I Need to Learn to Read Music? FAQ - 152
21:51

Is reading music an absolute must for playing guitar?

Today, I give you all of the pros, cons, and also my opinions about reading music on guitar.

00:47 Do I Need to Learn How to Read Music to Play Guitar?


02:28 Do You Recommend Learning to Read Music?


04:28 Is It Easy To Read Music?


05:27 Reading Vs. Sight Reading.


07:04 What Styles Do You Need to Read Music?


09:29 Reading For Jazz and Classical Guitar.


11:21 What Does Standard Notation Do For You?

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/do-i-need-to-learn-to-read-music-faq-152

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Nov 25, 2020
Playing Songs for Career Beginners - 151
15:49

Have you been playing guitar for a while and you're not getting better? Today, I'm going to look at something as simple as the way you approach songs that could be holding you back.

00:48 Incomplete Songs.

01:48 Are you a career beginner?

02:54 Expecting to Get Better at Guitar.

03:51 Why Do You Struggle With Guitar?

04:57 Playing Songs.

06:07 When You Only Know Parts of Songs.

10:19 A New Approach to Learning Songs.

Chord Guide: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/playing-songs-for-career-beginners-151

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Nov 18, 2020
Update for the Community - 150
13:10

Today's podcast is for the community! I'll update you on what's been going on here, what's coming up, and the ways you can get involved! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/update-for-the-community-150 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Nov 11, 2020
Guitar Licks Around Chord Shapes - 149
22:17

Are you struggling for ideas for solos and fills? Today, I'll show you why you don't need to look any further than the chord shapes you're already playing for great sounding melodies.

00:43 Guitar Licks Around Chord Shapes.

02:11 How Scale Patterns and Chords Relate.

04:04 The First Step.

05:22 Build Licks Around Common Chord Shapes.

08:17 Dorian Licks Over A Minor.

11:27 Hendrix Style Easy Licks.

14:28 Bonus Exercises.

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Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-licks-around-chord-shapes-149

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Nov 04, 2020
Holding Yourself Accountable With Guitar - 148
14:04

Being accountable to yourself and others is a huge part of success as a guitarist. Today, I help you reach the next step of success and supercharge your progress by changing the way you think about practice.

01:32 How to Approach Practicing.

02:44 Ownership.

04:20 Holding Yourself Accountable.

07:00 Being Accountable to Other Musicians.

08:04 Benefits of Being Accountable.

09:14 Keeping Up With a Group.

09:57 Bonus Steps.

Free Practice Guide: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/holding-yourself-accountable-with-guitar-148

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Oct 28, 2020
Using a Metronome - Making the Most of Your Practice Time - 147
23:48

What's the best habit you can take on right now to speed up your progress on guitar? It's practicing with a metronome. Join me today and find out why a metronome could radically change your progress on the guitar.

03:30 Why use a metronome?

05:35 Common Timing Problems.  

06:51 Solid Internal Time.  

06:51 Solid Internal Time.

10:22 How to use a metronome in your practice.

12:34 Playing Faster Cleanly and Correctly.

14:08 Practice Playing at Slower Speeds.

Guide to Clear Sounding Chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/using-a-metronome-making-the-most-of-your-practice-time-147

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Oct 21, 2020
Small Guitar Goals – Making the Most of Your Practice Time – 146
18:43

Do you want to get better at guitar? Today, let's go over the number one thing you can do to start seeing results... fast. Start making small goals in your practice.

03:06 The Habit of Achieving

04:33 Take Control of Your Habits

06:11 Break Down Big Goals

08:03 Put Your Problems in Order

10:03 Expect Achievement

11:26 Get Real About Your Playing

13:06 Small Goal Examples.

Free practice space checklist: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/small-guitar-goals-making-the-most-of-your-practice-time-146  Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Oct 14, 2020
Should I Upgrade My Guitar or Buy New? - 145
21:51

Are you on the fence about whether to fix up that old guitar or get a shiny brand spankin' new one? Today I help you make the right decision for the situation you're in.

02:17 My Guitar Doesn't Feel Right

04:10 Guitar is Designed For Other Styles of Music

06:04 Guitar Needs Repair

07:45 Guitar Doesn't Sound Right

09:03 It Needs Different Pickups

10:22 Guitar Needs Adjustment or Repair

16:50 Buying New or Used Guitar Issues

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Oct 07, 2020
Finding the Time For Guitar - 144
11:53

You dream of playing your guitar but you don’t have the time. Sound familiar? Today, I give you three easy tips to find the time you need to get great at guitar!

Make sure to download my FREE Practice Room Checklist: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/finding-the-time-for-guitar-144

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Sep 30, 2020
Lydian Licks for Guitar – 143
14:43

In this podcast, I’ve got five licks that show different ways you can use the Lydian mode in rock music. I’ll also show you how they are constructed and how you can take these ideas and use them in your own solos.

01:36 Lydian Sequences Over E
03:31 E Lydian Over F#
05:14 Lydian in Major Diatonic
08:07 Legato Lydian
09:47 String Skipping Lydian
12:30 ii V I (Lydian)

Get the FREE pdf at http://playguitargroup.com/

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/lydian-licks-for-guitar-143

Sep 23, 2020
Lydian Mode - 142
11:53

Would you like to add cool and airy tones to your lead playing? Would you like to give your major solos a little something extra? Today, I introduce what the Lydian mode is, where you would use the Lydian mode, and the best practices to play the Lydian mode.

0:31 Lydian Mode
1:23 What’s the Lydian mode?
2:46 Approaching the Lydian Mode.
5:36 Where would you use the Lydian mode?
9:04 How would you start to use the Lydian mode?

Make sure to learn the right steps for Successful Blues Lead Guitar with my FREE video course at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/freeblueslesson

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/lydian-mode-142

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Sep 16, 2020
Low Gain Lead Tones - 141
11:05

When you think of lead guitar, distortion comes to mind. But, some of the most popular lead guitar solos have used clean to very light gain tones. Today I go over how to build and use three awesome low gain lead tones. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/low-gain-lead-tones-141 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Sep 09, 2020
Mixolydian Licks - 140
10:25

Are you learning Mixolydian but it just doesn't sound right yet? Check out these seven Mixolydian licks for a guideline to incorporating this awesome sound into your guitar playing.

Join our Facebook group to download the licks: http://playguitargroup.com

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/mixolydian-licks-140

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Sep 02, 2020
What's the Mixolydian Mode? - 139
25:55

Getting into modes can be difficult to wrap your head around. Today, I get you started with the what, where, and how of the easiest mode to learn: The Mixolydian mode. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/what-s-the-mixolydian-mode-139 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Aug 26, 2020
How Do Scale Patterns Work? - 138
37:57

On guitar, we learn scales visually without any idea what the notes are and what their function is.

Today, I'm going to show a different way of starting to play scale patterns that makes sense and gives much better results.

FREE three notes per string download: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/3nps

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-do-scale-patterns-work-138 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Aug 19, 2020
Getting Your Head Right - 137
28:02

Today, I'm going to help you with the most important part of your guitar playing, your head.

So let's get our heads on straight by really understanding why we play guitar, why it's so easy to get off course, and what we can do to relax and achieve at the same time.

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/getting-your-head-right-137

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Aug 12, 2020
Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs – 136
26:10

Being able to use Hammer-ons and Pull-offs effectively can take your lead playing to the next level. Today, I show you how to use them, the different uses for them, and some very cool exercises you can do to get that smooth sound into your playing. FREE PDF HERE: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/hammer Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/hammer-ons-and-pull-offs-136 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Aug 05, 2020
If You Only Listen to One Episode… This Is the One – 135
20:10

Today, I share with you the two most powerful things I've found that will keep you out of a guitar rut and help you to experience consistent progress... and I'm pretty sure they aren't what you would think. Get your FREE practice space checklist at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/if-you-listen-to-only-one-episode-this-is-the-one-135 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jul 29, 2020
How to Get Into Recording - 134
57:56

Have you thought about getting into recording but were unsure where to start? Today, I go over the first steps, the gear you need, and some tips to get you started recording without any stress and confusion. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-get-into-recording-134 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jul 22, 2020
Using Delay and Reverb - 133
33:15

Delay and reverb are the finishing touches for your guitar tone. Today, we finish off our tone challenge by understanding what they are and how to use them effectively. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/using-delay-and-reverb-133 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jul 15, 2020
Basic Guitar Tones: Clean, Crunch, and Lead - 132
18:03

How do you build a great guitar tone? You need a starting point. Today I go over three basic core tones you can use as the foundation for tons of different sounds. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/basic-guitar-tones-clean-crunch-and-l

Jul 08, 2020
Summer Guitar Tone Challenge - 131
19:51

How's your guitar tone? Today kicks off our Summer Guitar Tone challenge. It's time to work on our sound and get toned and ready for the summer! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/summer-guitar-tone-challenge-131 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jul 01, 2020
Ninth Chords on Guitar - 130
37:23

Let's take the first step into more colorful chords... using the 9th. Today I'll explain what 9th chords are, how they are constructed, and all of the different types that you can use to fancy up your rhythm guitar. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/ninth-chords-on-guitar-130 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jun 24, 2020
Fun Guitar Chords - 129
32:51

One of my favorite things about learning songs is coming across new and interesting chords. Today I'll go through three of my favorite types of chords and show you how to use them in your own playing. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/fun-guitar-chords-129 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jun 17, 2020
Stuck in a Guitar Rut - 128
34:38

Can't make any progress and losing interest? Putting in more effort and getting less results? Today, I show my proven path to getting back on the road to success on guitar. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/stuck-in-a-guitar-rut-128 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jun 10, 2020
Guitar Arpeggios Explained - 127
36:32

Arpeggios? What are these awesome sounding things? Today, I give an overview of arpeggios and how to use them. They aren't as hard as you think and can make your solos sound great! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-arpeggios-explained-127 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jun 03, 2020
The Frustrated Guitarist - 126
40:30

Are you frustrated? Have you had about enough of not knowing what you are doing and very low results. Join me today as we put this in the past by solving three of the most common frustrations for guitar players. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-frustrated-guitarist-126 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

May 27, 2020
Lick Building Challenge
23:06

►Download the FREE Challenge Worksheet: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/lickbuildingchallenge

It's my first Lick Building Challenge! Join us as we get creative and see what we awesome ideas we can make with a certain set of notes.

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/lick-building-challenge-125

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May 20, 2020
Switching Between Acoustic and Electric - 124
24:03

►►Download FREE guide to clear sounding chords: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Having a hard time making the switch between acoustic and electric guitar. You are not alone. Just because they are musically set up the same, doesn't mean that they are close in feel and play-ability. Join me today as I demonstrate the physical differences between the two and what to look for if you are having trouble.

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/switching-between-acoustic-and-electric-124

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May 13, 2020
Welcome Back to the Guitar - 123
39:43

Welcome back to the guitar! Have you made the commitment to make it work, this time. Today, I give the top 3 tips to make your experience on the guitar much more successful... this time. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/welcome-back-to-the-guitar-123 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

May 06, 2020
Playing Fills In Between Chords - 122
59:53

Today, I show you the things you need to know to play riffs and melodies that lead from one chord to another. If you have ever struggled to come up with ideas for this situation, help is on the way! Show notes at :https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/playing-fills-in-between-chords-122 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Apr 29, 2020
Playing in the Style of David Gilmour – 121
33:10

Today, I take a good look at the style of David Gilmour. Lots of players can play his solos note for note. I look past the tabs and talk about the technique, gear, scale choices, and a few of my own licks that were inspired by his playing. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/playing-in-the-style-of-david-gilmour-121 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Apr 22, 2020
The REAL Way to Learn to Play Guitar – 120
49:15

With so many who are having such a hard time getting results with the guitar, it's hard to know how to move forward. Today I show you the clear path to get real results. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-real-way-to-learn-to-play-guitar-120Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Apr 15, 2020
Playing Chords in the Style of Jimi Hendrix - 119
43:40

Today, I explore the rhythm and chord work of Jimi Hendrix. I'll go over his soul guitar doublestops, advanced chord movement, and use of the 7#9 chord. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/playing-chords-in-the-style-of-jimi-hendrix-119 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Apr 08, 2020
Fun Guitar Practicing Ideas - 118
26:33

There is a lot of practicing going on lately, but how do we make the most of it and not get burned out? Today, I share some great ideas to make your time with the guitar very effective and very fun. Guitar 30 Challenge free calendar and planner at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/ Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/fun-guitar-practicing-ideas-118 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Apr 01, 2020
Getting Better at Chords - 117
24:12

Want to move your chord playing forward, but you’re not sure what to work on. Today as part of the guitar 30 challenge, I’m sharing my roadmap to chord master, from start to finish. Download Guitar 30 Challenge planner and calendar: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/ Show notes at:  https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/getting-better-at-chords-117 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Mar 25, 2020
Return of the Guitar 30 Challenge! - 116
21:02

It’s back! Join me this month for my second annual practice challenge. This may be the perfect time to ramp up your guitar skills and see the benefits of a solid routine. Download your calendar and planner: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/ Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/return-of-the-guitar-30-challenge-116 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Mar 18, 2020
Strategies For Practicing Guitar - 115
21:21

Having a hard time knowing what to practice? You aren't alone. Today, i go over my three practice strategies that will have you covered, no matter what you are going through. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/strategies-for-practicing-guitar-115 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Mar 11, 2020
Interview With Island Styles From Candlebox - 114
36:03

Join me today for this really fun interview with Island Styles - guitarist for Candlebox and Jimmie's Chicken Shack. We talk about being on the road, practicing, gear and whole lot more. http://candleboxrocks.com/ FREE Blues Lead Guitar Course: www.freeblueslesson.com Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/interview-with-island-styles-from-candlebox-114 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Mar 04, 2020
Surround Yourself With the Right People - 113
31:45

Dealing with people can be difficult when playing music. Today I go over the four types of players to surround yourself with to have a happy, calm, and productive musical situation.FREE Blues lead guitar course: http://freeblueslesson.com/ Show notes: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/surround-yourself-with-the-right-people-113 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Feb 26, 2020
Should I Upgrade My Guitar or Buy New? - 112
31:18

Does your guitar leave something to be desired. Does it struggle to keep up with your playing? Today, I’m going to go over the things to consider before you decide whether to upgrade or buy new. Recommended gear: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/recommended-gear Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/should-i-upgrade-my-guitar-or-buy-new-112 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Feb 19, 2020
Know Your Common Chord Progressions on Guitar - 111
32:29

Today, I go over common chord progressions, how to classify them, different styles of progressions, and action steps to get started moving forward. https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/know-your-common-chord-progressions-on-guitar-111 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Feb 12, 2020
Interview With Angela Petrilli - 110
01:04:59

Today, I interview LA guitarist Angela Petrilli. We’re talking about solid rhythm guitar playing, tasteful solos, open tuning, singing and playing and so much more! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/interview-with-angela-petrilli-110 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

 

Feb 05, 2020
Guitar Hand Strength and Flexibility - 109
29:51

► “Guide to Clean Sounding Chords” free download here: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide Are your chords being played as clean as possible? Have you had hand or wrist issues when playing chords?

Today, I talk about how much hand strength you need and about a type of exercise that can help these problems.Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-hand-strength-and-flexibility-109 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jan 29, 2020
Problems Playing Chords - 108
41:00

► “Guide to Clean Sounding Chords” free download here: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide

Are your chords being played as clean as possible? Today I fix the two biggest chord playing problems and give you the steps to take to play them great, every time!

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/problems-playing-chords-108 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jan 22, 2020
When Do You Move On? - 107
25:09

► "Get Your Blues Soloing Under Control" free video course here: http://www.freeblueslesson.com

How do you know when enough is enough? When does practicing the same thing over and over start to have diminishing returns? Today, I go over three big signs to look out for that you might be over practicing, and a new way to practice to fix this situation.

Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/when-do-you-move-on-107

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Jan 15, 2020
Strumming And Rhythm Problems - 106
30:27

Sometimes old problems never get addressed! Today I’m going to help career beginners get past their most common issue: Strumming and Rhythm.  Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/strumming-problems-106 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jan 08, 2020
Happy New Year - 105
14:10

Just a quick episode today to wish you a happy new year and to work out why it’s so difficult to stay on a practice routine. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/happy-new-year-105 Copyright ©2020 Play Guitar Academy

Jan 01, 2020
Take A Step Backward To Start Moving Forward - 104
25:57

Today, I share the most common problem areas I’ve found from frustrated students. Backtracking a bit in these areas can help make 2020 your most productive guitar year yet! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/take-a-step-backward-to-start-moving-forward-104 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Dec 25, 2019
The Benefits Of Using A Roadmap - 103
24:51

The ways we learn guitar may change, but the best way to get solid reliable, results will never change. Today, I show you the three benefits you can bring to your guitar playing from following a time tested process.... The Roadmap. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playguitaracademy Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-benefits-of-using-a-roadmap-103 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Dec 18, 2019
What Guitar Accessories Do You Really Need? - 102
27:15

Guitar accessories...getting extra stuff for your guitar. Today I’m going over what you need, what you don’t and what to consider for the three big stages of guitar playing. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/what-guitar-accessories-do-you-really-need-102 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Dec 11, 2019
Moving From Practicing Scales To Making Melodies - 101
24:50

Are you stuck in practicing mode? Do your solos sound like you're practicing scale patterns. Today I unpack a very common problem to help a founding member of the academy. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/moving-from-practicing-scales-to-making-melodies-101

Dec 04, 2019
The Big Turning Point In Your Guitar Playing - 100
29:55

If you could name the one single biggest breakthrough in your guitar playing, what would it be? Today I go over the biggest turning point in my own playing and show you why it could be for yours as well. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-big-turning-point-in-your-guitar-playing-100 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Nov 27, 2019
Guitar Amp Software ShootOut - 099
22:05

Today, I compare three computer based amplifier software to get the best sounds with low effort. They are: Bias Amp 2, Scuffham S-gear 2, and Overloud TH3. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-amp-software-shoot-out-099 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Nov 20, 2019
Staying In Touch With The Beginner's Mind - 098
27:31

Do you remember the excitement of first learning guitar? Has that changed for you as you’ve progressed? Today I look back at the beginner’s mind and try to use it to make your playing (no matter what level you are) more fulfilling. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/staying-in-touch-with-the-beginner-s-mind-098 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Nov 13, 2019
Change Your Guitar Playing In 5 Steps - 097
23:52

Are you ready for a big change? Sometimes it takes drastic measures to pull yourself out of a playing rut. Today, I’m outlining the process that I’m putting into place to transform my own guitar playing…Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playguitaracademy Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/change-your-guitar-playing-in-5-steps-097 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Nov 06, 2019
Bringing fresh ideas into your playing - 096
25:27

Are you frustrated that the way you want to sound and the way you actually sound are very different? Today I’m going over the three main areas to focus on to get new fresh ideas into your guitar playing. Practice space checklist: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/practice Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/bringing-fresh-ideas-into-your-playing-096 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Oct 30, 2019
3 Notes Per String Scales (3NPS) - 095
22:01

Faster and smoother lead lines! If you’ve been struggling with playing fast, it might not be your technique that’s holding you back. Today, I will introduce a different system for scale patterns that is guaranteed to speed up your playing Get the scales: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/3nps  Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/3-notes-per-string-scales-3nps-095 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Oct 23, 2019
Getting Positive About Your Playing - 094
27:31

Dealing with the negative parts of learning guitar is something you don’t hear about much. But, when you finally get fed up and deal with the negativity head on, very positive things start to happen.Subscribe on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/playguitaracademy Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/getting-positive-about-your-playing-094 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Oct 16, 2019
Helping Your Hands Work Together - 093
26:39

Have you ever felt that your hands were out of sync? Are your notes cut off or do you play a note and hear only a click? Let's fix this once and for all. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/helping-your-hands-work-together-093 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Oct 09, 2019
Which Guitar Amp Should I Buy? - 092
32:35

Buying a guitar amplifier can test your nerves. Just hoping that the amp will sound good can be a risky business. Today, I will talk about what to look for in an amp and a special announcement. Get your FREE download "Guide to Clear Sounding Chords" at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/chordguide  Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/which-guitar-amp-should-i-buy-092 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Oct 02, 2019
Chords And Scales - 091
26:36

Although we use chords and scales all of the time, not understanding the way they work together can be the thing that’s holding us back. Join me today as I give an overview on the relationship between chords and scales. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/chords-and-scales-091 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Sep 25, 2019
Guitar Practice Schedule - 090
23:33

How’s your practicing going? I hope good, but if you are like the rest of us, it can be a real challenge staying in a good practice routine. Today, I help you make a practice schedule that’s easy to stick with and the perfect fit for you! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-practice-schedule-090 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Academy

Sep 18, 2019
Getting Real Success On The Guitar- 089
25:42

Today, I'm taking you to a place you may not be ready to deal with... Your own playing. Ooh I know it sounds scary but the sooner we get past some things the sooner we can build even stronger skills on the guitar. Show notes at:https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/dialing-in-a-marshall-dsl-50-088 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Sep 11, 2019
Dialing in a Marshall DSL 50 - 088
23:50

Today, I'm cranking up my trusty Marshall DSL 50 and I'll show the process of getting all of your basic gig tones from this relatively inexpensive but awesome workhorse amplifier. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/dialing-in-a-marshall-dsl-50-088 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Sep 04, 2019
Keying Down For Vocals, Blues Turnarounds, Bracing, Fender Amp Demo - 087
26:48

On today's episode, I answer these great questions: How do you key down for vocals?, Any tips for playing blues turnarounds?, Can you help me with bracing?, How do you dial in a Fender amp? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/keying-down-for-vocals-blues-turnarounds-bracing-fender-amp-demo-087 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Aug 28, 2019
Fly Rig 5 Demo, Notes To Use With Tapping - 086
21:03

On today's episode, I went over the tones from the Tech21 Fly Rig 5, and answered the question: How do you know what notes to use when tapping?  Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/fly-rig-5-demo-notes-to-use-with-tapping-086Copyright ©2019

Aug 21, 2019
12 String, Power Chords, Strats, Electrics Similar To Acoustics, Pedal Tones - 085
17:31

On today's episode, I answer these great questions: What is a twelve string guitar?, Are power chords Major or minor?, What's the best quality Fender Stratocaster for the money?, What's the best electric for those who like the feel of acoustic guitars?, What are Pedal tones? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/12-string-power-chords-strats-electrics-similar-to-acoustics-pedal-tones-085 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Aug 14, 2019
Learning Scales, Clean Bends, CAGED Chords And Scales - 084
20:21

On today's episode, I answer these great questions: Do you learn scales by memorizing patterns or notes on the fretboard?, Any tips on not engaging the string above the bended note?, How do you link chords and scales in the CAGED system? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/learning-scales-clean-bends-caged-chords-and-scales-084 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Aug 07, 2019
Playing Fast, Melodies And Chords, Key Changes, Clean Bending - 083
18:37

On today's episode, I answer these great questions: How to create melodies and chords at the same time?, How do you bridge the gap between playing fast and slow?, How do I use the Nashville numbering system with key changes?, Do you have some tips for cutting noise and muting strings when bending? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/playing-fast-melodies-and-chords-key-changes-clean-bending-083 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

Jul 31, 2019
Chords With Modes, Vocabulary, Plugins, My Practice - 082
20:17

On today's episode, I answer these great questions: "Which chords are better with each mode?", "How do I build vocabulary on the guitar?", "What plugins do you use for drums and other effects?", and "Hey Lee, what have you been working on?" Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/chords-with-modes-vocabulary-plugins-my-practice-082 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Jul 24, 2019
Circle Of Fifths, Reggae Guitar, Intonation - 081
19:39

In today's episode, I answer these great questions: What's the basic use of the circle of fifths? What do I need to know to play Reggae guitar? What are the basics of intonation? Is intonation important for slide guitar. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/circle-of-fifths-reggae-guitar-intonation-081 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Jul 17, 2019
Playing Songs, Directional Picking, Scale Relationships, Mixing Scales - 080
24:05

In today's episode, I answer these great questions: What's the best way to play songs without tab or chord charts? Do you have any exercises that could help with directional picking? What are the relationships between the big four scale patterns? Do you have any tips for mixing the major and minor pentatonic together? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/playing-songs-directional-picking-scale-relationships-mixing-scales-080 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

Jul 10, 2019
Does Music Theory Ruin The Feel Of Music?, Melody With Rhythm Guitar - 079
22:02

In today's episode, I answer these great questions: Does knowing music theory take the magic out of music? What's the best way to add melody lines to your rhythm playing? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/does-music-theory-ruin-the-feel-of-music-melody-with-rhythm-guitar-079 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

Jul 03, 2019
F Major Chord, Practice Partner, Keeping Time, Arpeggios In Soloing, Fast Blues Licks - 078
22:23

In today's episode, I answer these great questions: Any tips to improve the F major Bar chord? Any tips on finding someone to practice with? Any tips on keeping time without losing a beat? How are arpeggios used in soloing? How to improv fast blues licks? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/f-major-chord-practice-partner-keeping-time-arpeggios-in-soloing-fast-blues-licks-078 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

Jun 26, 2019
Pinch Harmonics, Pentatonics In Different Keys, Low Level Amps - 077
21:25

In today's episode, I answer these great questions: Do you have any exercises for pinch harmonics? What's a good way to play pentatonic scales in every key? Can you suggest a suitable amp for low level Marshall practice amp? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/pinch-harmonics-pentatonics-in-different-keys-low-level-amps-077 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Jun 19, 2019
Fingerpicking, Switching Chords, Compressors, Gates, and Expanders - 076
27:41

In today's episode, I answer these great questions: 1. Can you tell me a little about fingerpicking and hybrid picking? 2. What's your best advice for a new guitarist who knows basic chords but has trouble switching fast enough? 3. What's the difference between compressors, gates, and expanders? Leave a review: www.playguitarpodcast.com/itunes Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/fingerpicking-switching-chords-compressors-gates-and-expanders-076 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

Jun 12, 2019
Rehearsals, Blues Chords, Arpeggios, Rhythm and Lead Together - 075
24:30

In today's episode, I answer these great questions: 1. How to have a good sounding rehearsal? 2. When you play smaller blues chords, which notes do you leave out? 3. Arpeggios: which ones to start with, and how do you incorporate them into solos? 4. Any tips on playing blues rhythm and lead together? www.playguitarpodcast.com/itunes Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/rehearsals-blues-chords-arpeggios-rhythm-and-lead-together-075 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

Jun 05, 2019
Pentatonic Tips, Next Steps, Ear Training, and Finger Exercises - 074
22:42

In today's episode, I answer four more questions from listeners. They are: 1. Do you have any tips to help to learn the five pentatonic shapes? 2. What's the next step after bar chords to step up my playing? 3. Do you have any tips for fun and effective ear training on the guitar? 4. Any exercises to increase the use of fingers you don't often use. Links: www.freeblueslesson.com and  Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/pentatonic-tips-next-steps-ear-training-finger-exercises-074 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

May 29, 2019
Pedals into Modeling, Capo Keys, Patterns, Creating Licks. QandA #7 - 073
19:38

In episode #7 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer four more questions from listeners. They are 1. Does it make sense to use an overdrive pedal with modeling amps? 2. When you use a capo is there an easy way of knowing what key you are in? 3. What's a good book to learn the correct patterns in order? 4. What's a good way to start creating licks of your own? Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/pedals-into-modeling-capo-keys-patterns-creating-licks-qa-7 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

May 22, 2019
Minor Diatonic Chords, Recording Guitar, and Guitar Tone. QandA #6 - 072
22:55

In episode #6 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer three more questions from listeners. They are 1. What are the differences between major and minor scales and how are minor diatonic chords created? 2. Do you have any tips on recording your guitar? What kind of software/ equipment would you recommend? 3. How do you decide what guitar tone goes with a particular song? Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/minor-diatonic-chords-recording-guitar-and-guitar-tone-qa-6 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

May 15, 2019
Mixing Pentatonics, Scales, Strumming, Vibrato, and Raking Strings. QandA #5 - 071
19:19

In episode #5 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer five more questions from listeners. They are 1. Best way to mix minor and major pentatonics over 7th chords? 2. Is there an order in which we have to learn scales? 3. How to get started with eighth note strumming? 4. Do you have any tips for vibrato on bends? 5. How to rake across the strings in blues music? Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/mixing-pentatonics-scales-strumming-vibrato-and-raking-strings-qa-5 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

May 08, 2019
Speed, Loop Pedals, Ear Training, and Pedals vs. Modelers. QandA #4 - 070
21:42

In episode #4 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer four more questions from listeners. They are 1. Tips for building speed on legato sections? 2. How to get started with a new loop pedal? 3. How to start applying formal ear training to the guitar? 4. What do you think about getting rid of pedals in favor of a Line6 Helix? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/speed-loop-pedals-ear-training-and-pedals-vs-modelers-qa-4 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast 

May 01, 2019
Playing Solo, Scale Notes, Jamming, Practice, and Riffs QandA#3 - 069
19:47

In episode #3 of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer five more questions from listeners. They are 1. What to do when you have no one to play with? 2. What is a good way of memorizing what notes are in a scale? 3. How do you deal with a bad jamming situation? 4. If you only had 10 min to practice on a busy day, what would you focus on? 5. Any tips on getting started writing riffs and combining them to get songs? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/playing-solo-scale-notes-jamming-practice-and-riffs-qa3 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Apr 24, 2019
Mixing Styles, Palm Mutes, Keys, and YouTube QandA #2 - 068
20:25

In the second episode of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer four more questions from listeners. They are: 1. How do you learn to mix different styles? 2. How to you palm mute? 3. How do you identify the key of a song? 4. I'm confused by learning guitar from youtube. Where do I go from here? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/mixing-styles-palm-mutes-keys-and-youtube-qa-2 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Apr 17, 2019
Solos, Licks, Fretboard, and Songs QandA bonus series #1 - 067
21:04

In this first episode of my spring bonus Q&A series, I answer four questions from listeners. They are 1. How do you make your solos sound less like scales? 2. Do I have any tips for coming up with licks? 3. Any tips for unlocking the fretboard? 4. What's the best order to start off writing a song? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/solos-licks-fretboard-and-songs-spring-qa-1 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Apr 10, 2019
Vibrato for guitar - 066
35:38

Today, I'm taking a hard look at Vibrato. Vibrato is something extremely important that usually gets very little attention. I go over what it is, the different types, and some exercises for you. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/vibrato-for-guitar-066 Copyright ©2019

Apr 03, 2019
Explaining modes for guitar - 065
36:09

If learning to play the modes is the next step in your lead playing, make sure you listen to this episode before you start. Today, I take something that seems complicated and break it down so you can start using modes right away. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/explaining-modes-for-guitar-065 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Mar 27, 2019
How do I make my guitar playing smoother and cleaner? - 064
33:34

Knowing what to look for is the key to curing sloppy playing. If you could stand to tighten up your playing, you don't want to miss this one! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-do-i-make-my-guitar-playing-smoother-and-cleaner-064 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Mar 20, 2019
How to get the most out of your guitar licks - 063
29:19

Today, I demonstrate my five favorite devices that help you get the most mileage out of your guitar licks! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-guitar-licks Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Mar 13, 2019
What Should I Work On Next? - 062
42:05

What should I work on next? It's a question I get all of the time and today I give a surefire system to put your guitar practice back on track! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/what-should-i-work-on-next-062 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Mar 06, 2019
Moving From The Practice Space To The Stage - 061
36:56

Today, I discuss the five big challenges of moving from your practice space to the stage. Once you know what to expect, it makes it so much easier! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/moving-from-the-practice-space-to-the-stage Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Feb 27, 2019
How do you build a guitar solo? - 060
34:42

Today I share my five-part plan to build great guitar solos... every time! If you've ever struggled to come up with a good sounding solo, this one is for you! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-do-you-build-a-guitar-solo Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Feb 20, 2019
Should I learn the CAGED system? - 059
36:23

Today, I unlock the CAGED. The CAGED system. I talk about what it is, my opinions on it, and how you can make the CAGED system work for you. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/should-i-learn-the-caged-system Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Feb 13, 2019
Listener Q&A #2 - 058
47:33

Today, we answer your questions on our second listener Q&A. The questions cover strong and weak beats, determining the key of a song, amp sim software, the dreaded F chord, and moving from electric to acoustic guitar. I'm very excited to be joined by (the Play Guitar Facebook Group Moderator) Chris Ward! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/listener-qa-2 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Feb 06, 2019
The Basics Of Playing A Chord Melody On Guitar - 057
34:29

Today, I present the basics of playing a Jazz chord melody on guitar, and how it relates to fingerstyle. (And, it’s the one year anniversary of the show!) Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-basics-of-playing-a-chord-melody-on-guitar Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Jan 30, 2019
What's The Best Way To Learn Songs? - 056
34:31

Today, I take some well needed time to answer this very common question: "What’s the best way to learn songs?" Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/whats-the-best-way-to-learn-songs Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Jan 23, 2019
Helping The "Career" Beginner Guitarist - 055
33:50

Helping The "Career" Beginner Guitarist. Getting stuck at the beginner stage can last for a really long time. Today, I help you break that cycle and move up to the next level. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/helping-the-career-beginner-guitarist Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Jan 16, 2019
GUITAR 30 CHALLENGE! - 054
27:47

It’s my GUITAR 30 CHALLENGE! Take this 30 minutes a day for 30 days challenge with me to jumpstart your practicing and get the results you need! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/guitar-30-challenge Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Jan 09, 2019
Learning Guitar In 2019 - 053
20:05

Today, it’s 2019! I take a look at what’s changed over the past year and how to make the most with your guitar progress for the year to come! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/learning-guitar-in-2019 Copyright ©2019 Play Guitar Podcast

Jan 02, 2019
Setting Up Your Guitar - 052
29:19

Today, I share my tips on setting up your guitar. Whether your new guitar isn’t playing right or your old one needs a refresh, it’s not as hard as you think (and you already have most of what you need.) Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/setting-up-your-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Dec 26, 2018
Dynamics, Gain, and Volume - 051
37:10

Today, I go over dynamics on the electric guitar. From clean to mean I'll talk about getting our dynamics, gain and volume straight! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/dynamics-gain-and-volume Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Dec 19, 2018
Mixing Major And Minor Pentatonic Scales - 050
44:12

The HOW and WHY of mixing Major and minor pentatonic scales. This could be your next step towards more complex and interesting solo lines! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/mixing-major-and-minor-pentatonic-scales Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Dec 12, 2018
7 Tips To Make Guitar Practice Fun - 049
30:01

How do you keep your guitar practice FUN? I’ve got 7 tips for all levels of guitarists to make your practice fun and effective. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/7-tips-to-make-guitar-practice-fun Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Dec 05, 2018
My Guitar Buyers Guide - 048
41:02

It’s guitar buying season! Today, I help you make the right decisions to save you a ton of time, money, and frustration. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/my-guitar-buyers-guide Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Nov 28, 2018
My First Listener Q&A Episode - 047
47:55

Today, I’m giving thanks! Thanks to you with my first listener Q&A episode! Also, A very special guest! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/my-first-listener-qa-047 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Nov 21, 2018
Streamline Your Progress On The Guitar - 046
37:58

Today, It’s all about Progress! Really making progress on the guitar. I go over Exactly what good progress is, what progress feels like on the guitar, average progress for different levels of guitar players, the common hurdles of guitar progress, and streamlining it all with my guitar progress guide. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/streamline-your-progress-on-the-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Nov 14, 2018
The Rhythm In Rhythm Guitar - 045
41:53

Improving your rhythm guitar. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out or you’re an experienced rhythm player there is always room for improvement. Today I show you how! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/the-rhythm-in-rhythm-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Nov 07, 2018
How To Start Playing Slide Guitar - 044
44:41

Today, I introduce slide guitar. I go over what you need to know to add this bluesy technique to your playing. I also go over a very easy way to get started..using standard tuning! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-start-playing-slide-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Oct 31, 2018
Intro To Guitar Improvisation - 043
42:21

Today, it’s my introduction for GUITAR IMPROVISATION! Is this just something only a few are able to do, or is this a skill we can learn and perfect over time? Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/intro-to-improvisation Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Oct 23, 2018
Different Guitar Tones For Different Styles Of Music
42:25

Today, it’s all about finding different gutiar tones for different styles of music. I’m tackling two different styles (Blues and Rock), with two different rigs. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/different-guitar-tones-for-different-styles-of-music Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Oct 17, 2018
Ten Minute ULTIMATE Practice Routine
36:56

How do you keep moving forward on the guitar when you are strapped for time? I’ll show you how you can turn ten minutes of your day into a super effective practice routine. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/ten-minute-ultimate-practice-routine Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Oct 10, 2018
Licks And Riffs - 040
36:27

Licks And Riffs. Today, it’s all about licks and riffs for the guitar player. I show the importance of and the difference between them and how to use them effectively. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/licks-and-riffs Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Oct 03, 2018
Start Playing Advanced Guitar Chords - 039
37:51

Today on episode 39 of the play guitar podcast I take the first step with you toward playing advanced guitar chords. We’ll leave open and bar chords in the dust and start playing something special!Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/start-playing-advanced-guitar-chords Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Sep 26, 2018
Set Up Your Perfect Practice Space - 038
50:16

I’m talking today about creating a super effective and fun practice space. I help you create your home base where you can start moving forward with the guitar. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/set-up-your-perfect-guitar-practice-space Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Sep 19, 2018
How To Play Over Minor Chords And Sound AWESOME - 037
57:49

Today I'm playing solos over minor chords! I show you how and what to play to make you sound awesome! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-play-over-minor-chords-and-sound-awesome Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Sep 12, 2018
Getting Back Into Guitar - 036
33:52

Todays show is all about getting back into guitar. Here are the most important things to consider when you are starting up again and want to be successful. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/getting-back-into-guitar-036 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Sep 05, 2018
What It Takes To Get Good At Guitar - 035
42:35

Today, I talk about the ten things you NEED to get good at guitar. It’s not so hard to do if you take take these important steps to heart. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/what-it-takes-to-get-good-at-guitar-035 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Aug 29, 2018
Cool Sounding Chords - 034
52:01

I'm talking about cool chords on today's podcast! Here are some of my favorite chords you can use to spice up your playing and add new textures to your sound. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/cool-sounding-chords-034 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Aug 22, 2018
How To Build Guitar Solos - 033
39:42

Today on episode 33 of the Play Guitar Podcast, it's all about building guitar solos. With just a little planning, you can create melodic, memorable solos every time! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-build-guitar-solos-033 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Aug 15, 2018
How To Choose The Right Microphone For Guitar - 032
44:36

Today on episode 32 of the play guitar podcast, I'm talking microphones for your guitar! With a little bit of knowledge your rig can sound fabulous with the just the right mic. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-microphone-for-guitar-032 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Aug 08, 2018
What's Holding You Back From Getting Better At The Guitar - 031
40:51

Today I answer the question: What's holding you back from getting better at the guitar? It just might be your mindset holding you back. Plus some fun news from this past week! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/whats-holding-you-back-from-getting-better-at-the-guitar-031 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Aug 01, 2018
Basic Gig Setup: Single Amp With Pedals - 030
37:52

Today on episode 30 of the play guitar podcast I talk about how to get the most out of the most basic gig setup.. the single amp with pedals. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/basic-gig-setup-single-amp-with-pedals-030 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Jul 25, 2018
Jumpstart Your Guitar Playing - 029
40:50

Today on episode 29 of the play guitar podcast, I share my 3 tips to jumpstart your guitar playing. Try these out to get your playing back on the right path! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/jumpstart-your-guitar-playing-029 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Jul 18, 2018
Funk Guitar Rhythms - 28
30:09

Today, I share my favorite exercise for funk rhythm guitar. It’s really fun and will make your rhythm playing super focused and super funky! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/funk-rhythm-guitar-28 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Jul 11, 2018
Funk Guitar Chords - 027
40:25

Today on episode 27 of the play guitar podcast I get into funk guitar chords! I start with the basic chords and then show you how to make small changes to get big results! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/funk-guitar-chords-027 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Jul 04, 2018
Double Stops - 026
44:02

It’s Double Stops, those cool 2 note harmonies that are in so many of our favorite songs. It's easy to use the chords and scales you already know to start playing them. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/double-stops-026 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Jun 27, 2018
Learning Legato Guitar - 025
34:38

Today I take a look at legato playing. I go through all of the components of this smooth flowing technique, and how to incorporate it in your own playing! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/learning-legato-guitar-025 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Jun 20, 2018
Speed Up Your Guitar Playing - 024
28:45

Today on episode 24, I talk about speeding up your guitar playing! If you've had a hard time playing faster, this is the show for you! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/speed-up-your-guitar-playing-024 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Jun 13, 2018
Chord Tone Soloing - 023
35:40

Today on episode 23 of Play Guitar Podcast, I introduce Chord Tone Soloing! It's a different approach to soloing that could take your guitar playing to the next level! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/chord-tone-soloing-023 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Jun 06, 2018
Blues Electric Guitar Tone - 022
30:26

On today's show, I continue my blues mini series by talking about blues electric guitar tone. It's all about what gear to get for great blues tone and tips to use it effectively. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/blues-electric-guitar-tone-022 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

May 30, 2018
Best Blues Chords For Guitar Players - 021
42:34

On today's show, I take a look at the Best Blues Chords For Guitar Players! Having a solid knowledge of the blues is essential. So today I’m going to make sure you know the chords you need to play the blues! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/best-blues-chords-for-guitar-players-021 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

May 23, 2018
Understanding Blues Guitar- 020
35:11

On today's show, I take a look at learning the Blues. Just a little knowledge of how to play Blues guitar can help you in so many different ways! I also have listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/020-understanding-blues-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

May 16, 2018
Effects Pedals, The Path To Great Guitar Tone: Part 3 - 019
47:50

On today's show, I continue the path to great guitar tone with effects pedals. I look at the different types of effects and tips on what order to put them in. I also have listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/019-effects-pedals-the-path-to-great-guitar-tone-part-3 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

May 09, 2018
Amplifiers, The Path To Great Guitar Tone: Part 2 - 018
40:16

On today's show, I breakdown the basics of guitar amplifiers. Once you understand how classic amps are used for different styles of music, you will be able to make better decisions with your own gear. I also have listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/018-amplifiers-the-path-to-great-guitar-tone-part-2 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

May 02, 2018
The Path To Great Guitar Tone: Part 1 - 017
41:47

Today, I’m going to start to help players who are unsure of what guitars to use for different styles of music. This is a big topic and there is never an easy answer. But when you take a look at the classic recordings of your favorite style of music, you start to see some similarities in the gear that is used. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/017-the-path-to-great-guitar-tone-part-1 Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Apr 25, 2018
Trapped In The Pentatonic Box - 016
50:57

Today I’m going to share a technique that I use to help guitarists who can’t seem to get past playing pentatonic scales. You know there are different sounds. You can hear them. You want to play them. But, it always seems that you just keep going back to the pentatonic over and over again. This easy approach may be just what's needed to open up new ideas in your guitar playing! Also, I have some listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/016-trapped-in-the-pentatonic-box Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Apr 18, 2018
Bust Out Of Your Guitar Plateau! - 015
37:14

Today, I help players get through the dreaded guitar plateau. I’ll break down the reasons that this might happen and what you can do to bust through your guitar rut! Also, I have some listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/015-bust-out-of-your-guitar-plateau Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Apr 11, 2018
How To Make Your Guitar Solos Sound Better - 014
36:57

On today's episode, I take some time to really understand the things that are holding lead guitarists back. Have you ever struggled with lead guitar? I think we all have. It’s not easy. I breakdown the four main challenges that lead guitar players have and find ways to breakthrough those problems. Also, I have some listener feedback. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/014-how-to-make-your-guitar-solos-sound-better Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Apr 04, 2018
The Minor Pentatonic Scale - You're Already Playing Outside - 013
38:57

Today, I talk about why the minor pentatonic scale works so well... when it shouldn’t! Then I explore some other ways of getting "outside" sounds over 7th chords. Also, I have some listener feedback and another installment of creating the band. Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/013-the-minor-pentatonic-scale-youre-already-playing-outside Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Mar 28, 2018
What Chords Sound Good Together On The Guitar? - 012
37:35

Today, I answer the question: What chords sound good together on the guitar? To do that we are going to start learning all about Diatonic chords. These are the chords with the strongest relationships and the ones that are heard most often in popular music. Also I have some great Listener Feedback! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/012-what-chords-sound-good-together-on-the-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Mar 21, 2018
How Would You Help A Beginning Guitarist Get Started? - 011
46:02

Today, we are going to help new guitar players get started in the right direction. You would think learning guitar would be very simple with all of the resources we have available to us. But, it's very tough to stay on track and not get overwhelmed. This is a resource that will put new players in the right mindset and help them get more out of the guitar right away. Also I have Listener Feedback and some great news! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/011-how-would-you-help-a-beginning-guitarist-get-started Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Mar 14, 2018
How To Avoid Frustration When Learning Guitar - 010
27:18

The steps to take to avoid frustration that could be ahead of you on the guitar. Also I have Listener Feedback and another installment of creating the band! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/010-how-to-avoid-frustration-when-learning-guitar Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Mar 07, 2018
Sliding Guitar Scale Patterns Into New Keys - 009
36:11

Today, I start sliding guitar scale patterns around into different keys. You can get a lot of mileage out of just one scale pattern. Also I have Listener Feedback and another installment of Creating the Band! Show notes at: https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/009-sliding-guitar-scale-patterns-into-new-keys C

Feb 28, 2018
Improvising Over Chords - 008
37:16

Today, I talk about soloing over chords, and the four sticky situations you need to plan for! Also we have some Guitar News and another installment of creating the band! Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/008-improvising-over-chords Copyright ©2018 Play Guitar Podcast

Feb 21, 2018
Getting Into Lead Guitar - 007
25:26

Today, we start getting into lead guitar. What is it all about and what are the tools you need to get started. Show notes at https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/007-getting-lead-guitar

Feb 14, 2018
Really Understanding Guitar Scales - 006
39:28

Today, I unpack guitar scales! It’s not just about memorizing a bunch of patterns. Once you know what they really are and how to use them, you will be unstoppable!

https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/006-really-understanding-guitar-scales

Feb 07, 2018
Really Understanding Chords - 005
33:56

Today I’m talking about Chords and Arpeggios. We can all play them but do we really know what they are and how they are built. Also we have some guitar news and another installment of creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/005-really-understanding-chords

Jan 19, 2018
Technique Exercises for all - 004
42:24

Today, I introduce technique exercises for the guitar and why they are so effective for players of all levels. Also I have guitar news and another installment of creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/004-technique-exercises

Jan 19, 2018
Open up the fretboard - 003
39:19

Today, I talk about the one thing that guitarists of all levels need to work on. How to better open up the fretboard. Also I have some guitar news and another installment of Creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/003-open-fretboard

Jan 19, 2018
Playing and Recording Direct Guitar - 002
45:46

Today, I uncover the ups and downs of recording and playing direct guitar. It’s not as easy as it seems. Also I have guitar news and another installment of creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/002-playing-and-recording-direct-guitar

Jan 19, 2018
Learning Guitar in 2018 - 001
44:13

Today I talk about the ups and downs of learning guitar in 2018. Also an introduction to the podcast, guitar news and the first installment of creating the band! see https://www.playguitaracademy.com/blog/001-learning-guitar-in-2018

Jan 19, 2018