Student’s Video Resource Library

These videos are designed to be viewed in any order.

Use them to get started on a new technique, troubleshoot an issue in between your lessons and to make sure your technique is correct.

Come back to them often for ideas and inspiration…

I have arranged the lessons in to the following categories:

  • SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS

  • GENRAL IDEAS

  • RHYTHM IDEAS

  • LEAD IDEAS

 

Welcome to the Video Lesson Series

Welcome to this series of lessons, tips and advice to enhance your paying and give you useable ideas to enhance your playing and your musical understanding of the essential elements of playing guitar. These lessons are the result of many asked for tips and they are also some of the most used ideas by working guitarists today. You can take the lessons in this series in any order you like. They are designed to be used as you need them and for future reference.


LESSONS SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS….


HOLDING THE PICK

This lesson will help you understand how to hold the pick in the most efficient way. No more slipping or dropping the pick!


Holding The Guitar -
FRETTING HAND

Make sure you understand the best way to play chords, scales, solos. Learn how to navigate our way through a new piece of music in the strongest and slickest way.


THE RULES OF STRUMMING

Understanding the fundamentals to a song and how it’s rhythm is constructed is the key to your whole musicianship. Make sure you are playing your rhythm parts with the correct understanding. Richard explains the absolute principles to rhythm you must be following.


UNDERSTANDING YOUR PICK UPS

The most profound thing you can do to alter the sound of your guitar and to create the tones you want is making sure you are using the most appropriate pick ups. Richard demonstrates how you can set your guitar for the tones you want.


Getting The Sounds You Want From The AMP


TOGGLE SWITCH EFFECT

A fun effect you can use for riffs, rhythm and soloing. People will have no idea how you are creating this sound. You will sound like a guitar hero!


TUNING

A thorough guide to the most essential technique you’ll ever need!!!


LESSONS FOR INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PLAYERS


GENERAL IDEAS


VOLUME POT GAIN CONTROL

If you don’t know this technique already, you’re world is about to get blown! Every wondered why you’re not getting the amount of gain or distortion you deserve from your amp? Ever wondered if there is a way to control your amount of distortion without stamping on pedals? There is and it holds more tonal possibilities then you ever thought possible!


KNOWING WHAT KEY YOU ARE IN

Here are the shortcuts yo’ve been looking for!


MINDSET

With the right approach to your playing and practicing, you can achieve any goal you set for yourself. Understanding and using this principal is a MUST for every player.


RHYTHM IDEAS


ADDING FILLS AND INTEREST TO YOUR RHYTHM PLAYING

“How can i make my chords sound more interesting by adding lead fills between the changes?” This is the most asked for lesson a guitar teacher gets asked - here is your answer...


Adding Open Strings to Barre Chords

Exploring ways to expand your chords vocabulary and your creative playfulness.


12 BAR BLUES IDEAS

Let’s expand the basic idea of the 12 bar blues rhythm section with an array of ideas you can instantly add in to your playing.


PICK OR FINGERS?

You must be able to play with both your pick and your fingers (not at the same time!) so when you decide your preference, you are making an informed decision and not an excuses to opt for the easier technique for you! Let’s look at some interesting ways to incorporate both techniques....


RHYTHM DYNAMICS AND CHORD PATTERNS

Control of your sound and your volume levels when you play rather than relying on your gear is a sign of a top player. Let’s make sure you are!


PERCUSSIVE RHYTHM

Here is an awesome technique you can use to add excitement and vitality to simple, uninspired licks.


LEAD AND SOLOING IDEAS


SOLO PHRASING - Q’s and A’s

Richard shows you some fun and simple ways to create a lyrical, fluid feel to your solos. Phrasing and understanding what they do is the essential ingredient of all music.


Blues Soloing Using MAJOR and MINOR Pentatonic

You’re not a true bluesman until you’ve learned how to change your solos from MAJOR to MINOR scales in the same lick! This technique alone can transform your blues playing and create a quantum leap in your playing.


BENDING and VIBRATO

Done right and with control, bending and vibrato adds life, expression and maturity to your playing. Make sure your technique is strong, accurate and most importantly, not going to cause you tendon damage!!!


PICK SQUEALS

Fire up the amp, roll the gain up to 10 and let’s raaaaaawwwwwwk... Pick squeals are a must have tool in any serious shredders toolkit.


TAPPING IDEAS

Simple and highly effective ways to tap through the scales you use everyday. With this idea, you can even improvise through an ultra fast, tapping solo as easy as you would jam a blues solo!


FASTER PENTATONICS

Every wanted to add speed to your pentatonic licks you use all the time? Here’s how…


…more videos coming soon…


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