Music Theory Lesson – What Makes a Song in a Mode

New YouTube Music Theory Lesson – What Makes a Song in a Mode Nate Richards talks about what makes a song in a mode in this music theory lesson.  So, what exactly is a mode? Let’s start with the Major Scale – which is the overarching parent scale in all Western music. To be brief, … Continue reading “Music Theory Lesson – What Makes a Song in a Mode”


Drill #48 – Alternate Picking Exercise

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate from Richards Guitar Studio and Richards Rock Academy shows you a great alternate picking exercise on guitar that helps increase speed, endurance, and synchronization between the picking and frethand fingers. When practicing an alternate picking exercise on guitar, you want to start slowly, playing evenly and controlled, and only begin … Continue reading “Drill #48 – Alternate Picking Exercise”


How to Play Shut Up and Dance on Guitar

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate Richards shows you how to play Shut Up and Dance on Guitar – FOR REAL! Linked above is a 5-page guitar tab and a YouTube video lesson tutorial on how to play everything in the song, including chords, power chords, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, intro, verse, chorus, bridge, guitar solo, picking and … Continue reading “How to Play Shut Up and Dance on Guitar”


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 of the Week #45 – Satriani Find the Note Pt.2

CLICK HERE for Tabs for Satriani Find the Note Pt. 2. Nate shows you another Joe Satriani Find the Note lesson, this time on the notes A, D, and Bb. We will locate all of the A’s, D’s, and Bb’s on the fretboard. Music theory and guitar fretboard theory needs practice and drilling, just like technique, … Continue reading “Drill of the Week #45 – Satriani Find the Note Pt.2”


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