The distance between two notes is actually something quite important… it’s called an interval. Kristian H shows you how to play each one on the guitar.
Our newest teacher, Claire Finley, a.k.a. Lady B, welcomes fresh bass students to the instrument with a look at how to play the major scale on the bass.
Part Deux: More shapes and patterns. Jayo covers another arpeggio exercise aimed at dexterity and knowledge of the fretboard.
More shapes and patterns. Jayo covers another arpeggio exercise aimed at dexterity and knowledge of the fretboard.
Arpeggios are to bass players as chords are to guitarists. Jayo covers the concept of arpeggios, particularly the maj7 and min7 varieties, and how to use them for dexterity exercises on the bass.
If you’re a beginning guitarist, and you’ve never heard of a scale, this is where to start. Kristian H explains a little bit about what scales are used for…
Before you can start shredding and melting faces you have to learn the fundamentals. Jayo covers intervals on bass guitar.
Do you know the Minor Pentatonic Scale? If you don’t, you’re not a guitar player yet. But if you’d like to be one, have a peek at this quick introduction to the scale…
The Young Professor covers some basic drum rudiments that are essential to drumming in any style. This is the first of many rudiment lessons from the Young Professor.
A look at jazz harmony and how to properly follow along and outline chord progressions with your solos while you improvise.
If you don’t know what Modes are, then you’re not taking full advantage of scales you probably already know. Steve Gregory breaks down what Modes are and how they work.
Let’s face it, if you want real progress on the guitar, you don’t need to practice, you need a workout routine. Steve Gregory shows you his Guitar Workout.
An examination of harmony that goes beyond your typical I-Iv-V chord progression, Steve Gregory’s Advanced Diatonic Harmony will show you how to push your understanding of theory even further.
The Young Professor’s third installment of lessons covering the basic building blocks of drumming: Rudiments. Rudiments are important for drummers regardless of style, so be sure to check this lesson out.
Piano is such an important instrument, musicians often times will learn to play basic chords and scales on the keyboard just to augment their abilities as a musician, no matter what instrument they play.
You can’t rock without the Rock Beat. Jim Leadbetter shows you the most important thing any young John Bonham must know to properly rock.
From Bob Marley to the Police to No Doubt, rock music and reggae music have an intertwined history. Check out Jim Leadbetter’s lesson on some reggae drum grooves to spice up your playing.
Jim Leadbetter demonstrates the basic paradiddle and shows you how to use it around the kit to create interesting grooves.
Hip-Hop was once an art of samples, but more and more bands are beginning to create hip-hop sounds with live instruments, especially drummers. To get you started, Jim Leadbetter shows you the basic Hip-Hop style groove.
Jim Leadbetter gives you some techniques and tips for playing swung blues-style shuffles on the drum kit.
Jim Leadbetter is back with a look at 16th notes, and how to use them as the basis for 16th note grooves on the drums.
The Young Professor explains the nuances and intricacies of playing authentic jazz patterns on the ride cymbal.
Often an overlooked subject, The Young Professor talks about getting the best sound out of the drums possible, by examining issues including stick placement and arm strength.
If you’ve never played drums before, start here. If you’ve been playing for decades, watch this anyway. Jim Leadbetter covers the basics of proper posture and stick grip for drummers.
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