Drill of Week #50 – Bach Electric Guitar Excerpt

CLICK HERE for Tabs This post is not a tutorial or lesson. The Bach electric guitar excerpt here is from Invention No. 4 in D minor, and I give you advise in the video about how to approach practicing and performing this piece. You must spend a lot of time diligently practicing the tabs linked … Continue reading “Drill of Week #50 – Bach Electric Guitar Excerpt”


How to Learn Music Theory – Where do I start?

Nate Richards – owner. Undergraduate degree in music theory and composition. Currently pursuing master’s degree (about halfway there!). In this video, I discuss how to learn music theory, and where to start. This is not a music theory┬álesson, it is advice on where to start, what things to focus on , and what constitutes a … Continue reading “How to Learn Music Theory – Where do I start?”


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 #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”


Understanding the Modes – Ionian and Dorian – Drill #44

CLICK HERE for Tabs Nate begins a series on understanding the modes – Ionian and Dorian being the first 2 modes on the list. Learning the modes is important for every guitarist, not just as a guitar scale lesson or technique exercise, but as a music theory lesson on how they work. You will learn … Continue reading “Understanding the Modes – Ionian and Dorian – Drill #44”


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