1. Rob
    July 4th, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    This is a very well written lesson. I can see it helping lots of people! I have found that- unfortunately- one of the best ways to start getting solos together is to…well…start soloing.

    You don’t really know what interesting (or uninteresting) noises you will make unless you actually do it. Sometimes convincing students to make that leap of faith is the biggest step.


  2. Midax
    August 31st, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Amazing – I just started taking guitar lessons (after playing for over 40 years) and this is exactly what my instructor was teaching me last time. Work the C major scale over the chord changes rather than the basic pentatonic.

    David’s presentation is excellent and the examples and backing track are very helpful. Just gotta do it.


  3. Chris
    December 23rd, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    That was probably the most useful lesson that I have ever had. I studied classical guitar in college and can read quite well. I learned my triads from book so I could play with the Jazz group, but I could never improvise. Now I can a little. Thank you very much.


  4. Bobby Kittleberger
    February 13th, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    David — Great lesson man…lots of detail and a full explanation. Applied scales is a difficult topic to grasp and teach, and I don’t think I got the hang of it until my 3rd or 4th year of playing.


  5. Roger
    February 17th, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    Great series of lessons! I like the way you break it down to bite size chunks, which makes it easier for us older fellers to digest! Other instructors always want to throw as much as they can at you in a short period of time. This just leaves me bewildered and frustrated. The only issue I have is technical. I can’t seem to download the MP3 files onto my computer, which would be really helpful to enable me to play them directly through my G-DEC amp. Can you include an easy to use link?

    Thanks a ton!



  6. koollucian2012
    March 1st, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    I would like to download the mp3s that are embedded in your lessons. Any tip how I can do that? Do I need to download an mp3 downloader program? Would appreciate your kind response. Thanks.


  7. Guitar Noise
    March 4th, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    Finally, you can download the MP3s again. I’ve been trying to make it so the examples work on as many devices as possible, whether it be a phone, a tablet, or a computer. After a bit of trial and error I see there are still some things to work out. Let us know here in the comments if you have any trouble downloading the MP3s.

    -Paul H.


  8. Roger
    March 4th, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Thanks Paul!

    I right clicked on the download mp3 link and selected “save link as” and it plays no problem in my G-DEC amp.

    Looking forward to continuing the lessons so I can hear it other than on a laptop.



  9. koollucian2012
    March 6th, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    Got the download working now. The “Save Link As” was not working before. Many thanks.


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