Benjamin Lucas

Born in Poole in Dorset UK, Benjamin Lucas didn't pick the guitar up until he was sixteen. But then he started catching up with fervour. After only a month or so playing he started performing in church (the fear of going wrong in front of over a hundred people certainly inspired his practise), eventually taking on the role of music coordinator. After a couple of years, Ben studied guitar at BIMM (Brighton Institute Of Modern Music), where he really got his chops together and learnt theory. Ben still leads the music at church and also serves part time as youth worker there. He currently plays in two bands: Benjamin and Punch The DJ. He also has solo material at teaches guitar both privately and at a music school.

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  1. Moses
    February 19th, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

    This is great. I’ve hung around a lot of guitar sites. This is straightforward, and informative. I needed something other than standard tuning. Now I have something to play with. Thanks.

  2. Halen
    May 21st, 2015 @ 7:25 pm

    Fantastic, very easy to follow, I have been playing open C major now for a year but this has extended my knowledge further. Capital.

  3. Rob
    July 19th, 2016 @ 5:46 pm

    So… After listening to John Butler play… What!? Lol..I’m done playing. How can I pick up my guitar after hearing that beautiful piece! I just wrote something with open C and wanted to research it a bit more.. I was pretty stoked about it.. Was… Been humbled by John. That was awesome. Back to the drawing board.. Time. To add some pieces. Thanks for the article.

  4. Bas
    December 31st, 2016 @ 12:47 pm

    Hi, I think the last note in the C minor pentatonic scale example should be the 8th fret on the E-string and not the 7th.
    The 7th would be a B, which doesn’t belong in the C minor pentatonic (C – Eb – F – G – Bb).

    But still, thanks for the lesson!