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”


How to Play Hey Hey My My by Neil Young

CLICK HERE for Tabs In this lessons, Nate shows you how to play Hey Hey My My by Neil Young. This song is one of the greatest acoustic singer/songwriter songs of all time, in my humble opinion. I’ve heard Neil Young play this one tuned a half step down, as well as a whole step … Continue reading “How to Play Hey Hey My My by Neil Young”


How to Play Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

No tabs for this song! Watch this video tutorial on how to play Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. This easy guitar song consists of various chords, as well as finger picking technique. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for lessons on this song, and the guitar work is interesting in his use of finger … Continue reading “How to Play Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran”


Drill of the Week #43 – Single String Pentatonic Guitar Scale

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate shows you how to play a single string pentatonic guitar scale. If you haven’t learned the pentatonic scale yet – and you should right away as it is the bread and butter of rock guitar playing – go to this post here.┬áThe pentatonic “boxes,” especially the classic root position box, … Continue reading “Drill of the Week #43 – Single String Pentatonic Guitar Scale”


Drill of the Week #41 – Jazz 7th Chords Root Position 6432

CLICK HERE for Tabs Even rock guitar players should want to expand their chord knowledge into the realm of jazz guitar by learning jazz 7th chords. Jazz offers us a huge library of chords that can spice up our songs, improve chord technique, and add interest to songwriting. Also, jazz 7th chords have an interesting … Continue reading “Drill of the Week #41 – Jazz 7th Chords Root Position 6432”


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