How to Practice Guitar Scales

In this video, I show you how to practice guitar scales with methods and techniques that will help you memorize scales, develop scale speed, and work on articulations such as hammer-ons and pull-offs. Here is a list of instructions covered in the video, and a bit of advice on each element of the practice routine: … Continue reading “How to Practice Guitar Scales”


Drill #47 – CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate shows you the first of 5 scale patterns that are essential to you guitar development – the CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1. The CAGED System is an ordering of bar chords and scales that help you learn how to play chords and scales in any position on the fretboard that … Continue reading “Drill #47 – CAGED Guitar Scale Pattern 1”


Drill #46 – John Petrucci Warm Up Exercise

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate shows you a variation on a great John Petrucci warm up exercise from the book Rock Discipline. This exercise focuses on string skipping, alternate picking, stretch, finger independence, and finger dexterity control. If you only have a few minutes to warm up before playing guitar, this is a great choice … Continue reading “Drill #46 – John Petrucci Warm Up Exercise”


C.P.E. Bach – Solfeggietto on Electric Guitar with Tabs

***TAB EDITS BELOW*** CLICK HERE for Tabs Learning classical music on guitar was one of the best things I’ve ever done to improve my technique. You practice picking, scales, and arpeggios while making some insanely awesome music. Here are a few tips to remember: Follow the picking! You MUST follow the STRICT alternate picking. Not … Continue reading “C.P.E. Bach – Solfeggietto on Electric Guitar with Tabs”


How to Play Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin

CLICK HERE for TABS¬†–¬†Link will open a new blog window. At some point, every guitarist is going to want to learn how to play Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin – even for the sole reason to play and scream “Ah-AH-ahhhhhhhhhhh-AH!” a la Robert Plant. This song has a very challenging guitar riff, but the good … Continue reading “How to Play Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin”


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