This week i talk about the iStomp, cigar box guitars (again), some listener feedback, Re-Axe – Axe Handler guitar stand and music theory starter kit – the chromatic scale and building major scales. Listen to it and enjoy!
You have to sit through his introduction and all the subtitles, but it’s worth it. Watch how fast this guy can play! Now pay close attention to how little effort is made in his playing. What can we learn from his technique?
Lessons we can learn from how Tiago Della Vega approaches the guitar, his technique and effortless style. We may not ever come near the speed he attains in this video, but we can improve our playing by taking what we observe.
Rick emails me:
“I know some scales, and can play those scales in the key. I can only improvise using those scales. Vocabulary is limited to those scales I know.
knowing how to use the scales I know well, and learning how to incorporate new scales would be a big help to me. A lot of mid-range guitarists can use help with.
I can memorize new scales, but not sure what to do with them so I fall back on the tried and true. So what one person would call style, I would call boring!”
Scales are the overall map. Licks get you where you want to go…
- Sweet Child O Mine
- November Rain (I hate to subject you to Vevo Ads, but this was the best video I could find)
- Comfortably Numb – perhaps the best example of a solo being a perfect fit for a song & David Gilmore being very melodic. A very soothing solo. A great solo to learn.
By the way, I would not suggest playing G minor pentatonic over G7.