Lessons page. Free guitar lessons for all guitarist.
This page contains a series of lessons and ideas that I hope you may find useful and enjoyable.
For private lessons please
. I would be more that happy to hear from you.
I teach from the Seaford area, which encompasses Eastbourne, Lewis, Newhaven and of coarse Seaford.
Music Theory for Guitarists
: A crash course in essential music theory.
Music Theory for Gutarists
Minor Pentatonic Studies
: A series of exercises and phrases in the Minor Penatonic.
Major Pentatonic Studies
: A series of exercises and phrases in the Major Penatonic.
Major pentatonic.pdf (323KB)
Blues Scale Studies
: A series of exercises and phrases in the Blues Scale.
Sweep Picking Studies
: A series of exercises demonstrating sweep picking techniques.
Jazz Part 1: II-V-I studies
: Develop skills playing over II-V-I chord progressions .
II-V-I Midi Files(333KB)
Jazz Part 2: Minor II-V-I studies
: Develop skills playing over Minor II-V-I chord progressions .
Jazz Part 3: Essential Altered Scales
: Learn how to play over those tricky altered dominant chords .
Essential Altered Scales.pdf_(805KB)
: Develop reading skills. Play long Sibelius files in C major.
C Major Position 1.sib
C Major Position 2.sib
C Major Position 3.sib
A set of videos to get you started playing THE BLUES!
Video 1: The blues scale
Video 2: Play the blues using chord tones and arpeggios.
Blues Jam Tracks
Here is a selection of play along jam tracks to well known blues grooves.
Slow 8 bar blues Jam Track
Shuffle blues jam track
G Minor Blues jam track
Slow Blues jam track
Reggae Blues jam track
Cycle of fifths jam track
Jazz Jam Tracks
Here is a selection of play along tracks to well known jazz standards.
Donna Lee jam track
Bb blues jam track
Fly Me To The Moon jam track
Girl From Ipanema jam track
Stella By Starlight jam track
AllThe ThingsYou Are jam track
Sweet Georgia Brown jam track
Yardbird Suite jam track
All Of Me jam track
Bluesy A7th lick
:The blues is a wonderful thing. Here is a nice little lick
to keep all our blues friends happy. It starts on an G# and ends on an A and has nothing
weird in it. It's a little bit jazzy and should work in any kind of A shuffle, bluesy,
turnaround situation that you may find yourself in. It's kind of blues scale, and kind
of Mixolydian (or A7th to the uninitiated).
:This lick is a little country thing that uses open strings to
create a ringy almost pedal steel type of sound. It means you have to jump strings to
catch the open notes which takes a little practice. It's in the key of D but starts with
a run on A7th which resolves to D. This is a very common technique used by country players
to create that Nashville kind of sound.
Lick 1 Noodles in G minor.
PDF File transcript
Sight reading exercises.
Here is a selection of sight reading exercises in different positions on the neck.
Sight reading in C position 1
Sight reading in C position 2
Sight reading in C position 3
Sight reading in C position 4
Sight reading in C position 5
Sight reading in G