Melodic Soloing

Hey, guys. Claude Johnson here. I want to give you a little lesson on melodic soloing. The first thing is there’s a difference between the condensed scales, like this C pattern like this and the three-note for string patterns, like this. In my DVD, “Killer Guitar Control Secrets”, I go over the advantages of each… Click to continue »

Vertical Winding Diatonics

Try out this pattern. It is an example of how you can be musical even with zero rhythmic varation (all 16th notes) and only using stepwise motion (only going up or down the scale, not skipping any notes). It also should give you some ideas of your own on how to create endless, winding licks…. Click to continue »

Wailing with Doublestops

Hey, what’s up? I’m Claude Johnson and today’s topic is double stops. So a double stop is a two-note chord, instead of a full triad, three-note chord. You’re just going to have a small chord with just two notes. So one easy way — I always like to start with the pentatonic scale. We’re up… Click to continue »

4 notes per string + visualization – Derryl Gabel Lesson

If you’re into tapping or if you’ve got monster hands, you know, four notes per string. Like with the tapping thing, you can do five notes. But just look at the scale. You want to try to visualize the whole scale all over the neck. One way to start to tackle that is to do… Click to continue »

Pentatonic Lesson with Derryl Gabel

Derryl teaches us the “3-1-3” concept. I HIGHLY recommend Derryls DVDs… CLICK HERE TO CHECK THEM OUT !!! Derryl: First of all, I just want to say hey to everybody out there in guitar land. The 3-1-3 concept, how that came about was I first seen that in the Frank and Bali [phonetic] video. He… Click to continue »

Exotic Pentatonics

Hey, what’s up? It’s Claude Johnson here and I just came up with a really cool pentatonic idea that I want to share with you. Check it out. So I want to show you this new way of using pentatonic scales. Normally we kind of tend to go up and down the scale, like A… Click to continue »

2 string winding legato lick

Here’s a cool lick that you can try out… Sounds best when played pretty fast. Of interest is how we can get from one position to another by sliding around… Also notice how we start in a G mixolydian tonality (using the F natural) but end up using the F# (G major tonality) at the… Click to continue »