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This page contains articles and excerpts from my lessons, provided here to give you an idea of my teaching style. Please note that the material presented here is not to be intended as an in-depth all inclusive study of the topic treated. You are free to download, print, redistribute this material as long as you don't modify it and do not remove the copyright notice and the website address. To access one article, simply click on its title.

First of all let me state that, as the title says, this is just an introduction to using arpeggios in Blues and it's by no means  a comprehensive guide (that would require a book or two). My aim is to show how to break out of the pentatonic scale to the ones among you who never used arpeggios, and maybe to give a couple of new ideas to people who already know something about arpeggios...
Second part on my phrasing and creativity article. Learn how to make any single idea you have like a thousand ideas, and really leverage your creativity.
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This is a video lesson for intermediate and advanced guitar players. This is a method to play scales on a single strings that gives "flashy" phrases yet it's easy enough (after some exercise) to be used while improvising.
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This is a video lesson for beginner guitar players. One of the greatest frustrations as a beginners is not being able to switch between one chord and the next in time. Here are 4 tricks that will help you doing it effortlessly: 1) "rapid fire" 2) fingers in order 3) blind practice 4) finger sliding.
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Wouldn't it be nice if for every musical idea we have we were able to find a thousand different ways of using it? Here I will show you ways of multiplying your ideas and make them more musical. A must read if you are a lead player or aspire to be one.
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Dorian and Phrygian scales with their exotic sound at the tip of your fingers! An intermediate lesson that builds on the knowledge of the minor pentatonic scale that every bluesman and rocker know. It's part of a series of lessons on fretboard visualization.
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A handy reference chart for the harmonization of all the modes of the Major, Melodic Minor and Harmonic Minor scales. Instructions included. I give this chart to my advanced students as an aid in composition. NOTE: not for the faint of heart. Contains dangerous conceps such as flat ninths, tritones, scale harmonizations and pitch axis theory. :-)
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