David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews here. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory.

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  1. Chris
    December 23rd, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Again. I actually feel a little dumb. I always thought that I had to play the whole scale and switch to different modes and use arpeggios. The countless hours I spent playing scales and arpeggios, trying to memorize them. Now I am improvizing using only 4 notes. And it actually sounds pretty good. That never happened before. Thank you so very much.

    • kuldeep
      September 19th, 2016 @ 1:45 pm

      This lesson is awesome.. Really
      This help me alot in creating my music sense

  2. David Hodge
    December 23rd, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    You’re welcome.
    And you shouldn’t feel “a little dumb.” There are as many ways to learn how to solo as there are to play a solo. But the coolest thing is that as you grow and evolve as a guitar player, your soloing will grow and evolve, too. Find and develop your own voice. And above all, have fun and enjoy yourself.
    Looking forward to hearing how things are progressing with you.

  3. Keltie Bruce Kennedy
    January 9th, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

    David, I am truly in amour by your teaching style, the content and presentation of your knowledge. I am 63 and just returned to music after a far too long hiatus. I have kept his article series as a book mark for quick reference when I need inspiration. This opens a who;e new level and knowledge in an more fun approach to scales chords styles and tool box skills that is invaluable in the pursuit of one own creativity. I thank you so very much. I am using this as a basis for practice and skill development that has helped tremendously. I too have followed the other viewer, the same track of learning and have been bogged down with information overflow and practice stagnation. This has help break us free.
    Looking forward to all you can conger up and give with much anticipation.
    Respectfully, Keltie

  4. Matheus Meirelles
    February 5th, 2016 @ 9:52 pm

    Hello David,

    I’ve been playing guitar for a couple years but I had never studied theory. Now I’m going to the theory part because I realized that I was not able to make my solos to be nice when playing. I have a question that I think is a silly but it is very important to me. When I’m soloing in a C major, what notes can I hit while a C major chord is played? or a D minor chord is played.

    Thanks a lot.

  5. Thompson Blessed
    August 30th, 2016 @ 1:11 pm

    I have never had a guitar lesson like this before