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Nov 4, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Modes Lesson #1 – Ionian

posted by Lewis Turner

Guitar Jar’s very own Lewis Turner takes us through the concepts of soloing in the Ionian mode.

Jun 6, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson – Artist Profile: Yngwie Malmsteen

posted by Lewis Turner

Lewis Turner takes us through the techniques of Yngwie Malmsteen.

Guitar Lesson – Artist Profile: Allan Holdsworth
Apr 18, 2011 Ξ 1 comment

Guitar Lesson – Artist Profile: Allan Holdsworth

posted by Lewis Turner

Lewis Turner takes us through the techniques of the technically gifted guitarist, Allan Holdsworth.

Guitar Lesson: Stuck in a rut? Learn 11 New Licks
Jan 13, 2011 Ξ 1 comment

Guitar Lesson: Stuck in a rut? Learn 11 New Licks

posted by Lewis Turner

Stuck in a rut with your practice regime? Need some inspiration? Lewis Turner takes us through 11 guitar licks, that use 11 different approaches over the same backing track.

Guitar Lesson: Playing Over Changes
Oct 26, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

Guitar Lesson: Playing Over Changes

posted by Lewis Turner

Playing over changes is the term used to describe improvising over various chords that aren’t all contained within the same key. This is often associated with jazz, as many jazz  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Funk, Groove and Rhythm Timing
Sep 14, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Funk, Groove and Rhythm Timing

posted by Lewis Turner

Many years ago I was playing a gig with a great drummer and good friend of mine. I thought I played the gig quite well, but at the end my  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Jazz soloing over the song Blue Bossa
Sep 10, 2010 Ξ 6 comments

Guitar Lesson: Jazz soloing over the song Blue Bossa

posted by Lewis Turner

“Blue Bossa” is a 16 bar bossa nova jazz standard, written by trumpeter Kenny Dorham. The original version can be found on “The Best of Kenny Dorham – Blue note  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Metal Riffs
Sep 9, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Metal Riffs

posted by Lewis Turner

There have been many lessons and study pieces written for lead guitar, and they ‘re normally based around the technical aspects of lead playing such as a sweep picking/legato/tapping etc.  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Progressive Techniques – Alternate Picking Part 1
Sep 8, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Guitar Lesson: Progressive Techniques – Alternate Picking Part 1

posted by Lewis Turner

As a teacher, it is apparent that most player’s primary concern’ when improvising or writing a solo’ is note choice, what scales work over what chord etc. It is very  Full Article »

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