How to use PEQ

Parametric EQ is fantastic for polishing and fine-tuning guitar tones, but it’s less of a guitar effect and more of a pro-audio tool, which can be confusing. In today’s video I will share with you my personal strategies for using parametric EQ.

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DON'T make this big mistake with modes

Modes are an often confusing topic. Not only do we feel the need to learn them because someone on the internet said we should, but when we do learn them, they are taught in such a way that doesn't make much sense. If your first lessons with modes read "Learn Modes on the Guitar" or was...

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The Secret to Hendrix's Rhythm Style

Jimi Hendrix's style of rhythm playing is one that eludes a lot of us. His balance between rhythm and lead is akin to a master gymnast on a balance beam. In this video I break down his complex mannerisms into a simple concept that can be built upon. The CAGED system is our friend in this case....

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Comfortably Numb (A Closer Look)

Grab the "Chord to Scale Cheat Sheet" here... https://www.mathewdale.com/chords-to-... 

Definitely one of the more iconic guitar solos out there and one we all seem to learn at some point, but have you missed the finer details of David Gilmore's melodic phrasing? Do you know the chords...

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Learn ALL the Pentatonic Shapes Faster

There is a MUCH faster way to learn the pentatonic scale shapes that NOBODY talks about! Arbitrary names- like "shape 1" "shape 4" and so on- don't actually connect to anything musical or, more importantly for learning the guitar, connect with anything we ALREADY KNOW on the guitar. The method I...

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incredible Sounding Pentatonic Scale Hack

Pentatonic scales are an amazing tool for improvising, but we don't have to be limited to only ONE pentatonic scale per key. Let's take a deep dive into what a pentatonic scale actually *is* and cause some mayhem at the musical molecular level!

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The Wind Cries Mary (A Closer Look)

In this new segment, we take *A Closer Look* at guitar solos, riffs, and licks of some of the most notable guitarist who have graced the instrument before us.

If you want to improve, it's not enough to only learn the "tab" of a solo, rather how the solo is connected to the rhythm, harmony, and...

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This Will Confuse Your Hand

You've probably been there... in the lesson room with your teacher saying, "Okay, 1234 on frets 5678 and go up the strings...," I've done the SAME THINGS with my students in the past, BUT have found a fresh approach that can eliminate the predictability of just 1234. Implement this exercise for...

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The Best Way to Practice Triads

This is the most efficient and engaging way (aside from playing tunes) to work on triads. These small 3-note chord shapes are incredibly useful for playing rhythm and lead parts alike, and knowing these across all strings and up and down the fretboard will create visual and physical pathways to...

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Great Chords for Ambient Swells

Here's a great ambient guitar trick to add to your arsenal of textures. Swells can act very "keyboard" or "pad -like" in a mix. These are also great for loops, and part writing for songs. Certain chord shapes can create a pad effect more than the open and barre chord varieties. Join me in this...

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Lights by Journey (a closer look)

Today, we're taking a closer look at Neal Schon's solo on "Lights" by Journey. Schon masterfully links the simple major pentatonic scale with important chord tones to create a memorable, melodic, and bluesy guitar part that makes the song a classic.

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