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. Christian Drobik
    December 10th, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Dear David,
    I love this series of yours, but I just don’t manage to download the MP3-files on my mac. Have you got any hint for me?

    • David Hodge
      December 12th, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

      Hi Chris

      Send me an email (to me at dhodgeguitar@aol.com) and I’ll send you MP3s through email. Hopefully that will do the trick.

      Be chatting with you soon.



  2. Greg
    September 20th, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    Dear David,

    could you please post a tab of how exactly you are playing the chords to which you are soloing?

    Thank you!

  3. Sam
    January 27th, 2016 @ 2:27 pm

    hey david
    I really like the series here.
    Just wanted to ask if soloing on the Cmajor chord progression ( either blues or any other genre ) with Am should be fine right?
    And one another thing that is confusing me is …..when we use Cm pentatonic to solo over a Cmajor chord progression isn’t it like playing D#major?

  4. Rob
    March 23rd, 2016 @ 9:33 am

    Hi David,

    Just wanted to say how helpful this series and this lesson in particular has been.

    I’ve been playing around with pentatonic and major scales for years. I’ve also seen loads of lessons that tell you to mix up the major and minor scale, but none of them explain why it works.

    This lesson has been a real ‘lightbulb’ moment for me and I think it has unlocked something fundamental in my playing.

    Thanks again and I look forward to working more in this area.

  5. Tivohely RASAMIMANANA
    May 31st, 2016 @ 1:59 am

    Hi David,

    I have downloaded many PDF and videos in order to cross the bridge linkin scales and solo but the way you show it here is the most appropriate for me. I never thought there is such simple way to UNDERSTAND the way I have to go from scales to solo and such a comfortable method to apply it.
    One thing I want to know is “when can I move on to next step or lesson”. If you say when I really feel comfortable, I will tell you I am never sure that I feel comfortable.

    Thanks a lot again