Monthly Archives: April 2013

The best way to learn how to play Sultan of Swings by Dire Straits


Here you go, a great lesson again of an awesome tune! Really cool to play. I give you the first part of the lesson here and one of the best cover I could possibly find on the net. I invite you to search for pt2,3,4… on Youtube directly 🙂 Enjoy!

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April 30, 2013 · 4:50 pm

Gretsch!

Gretsch!

The Great Gretsch Sound! My first picture of a Gretsch on this blog (and I play with one…, I know) the most beautiful guitars made.
(Notice the Orange head and the massive Marshall amplifier)

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April 29, 2013 · 5:11 pm

Fender Total Tone

Hi everyone, click on the title to access to the video. It’s not a secret I’m a big strat guy. And this new Total Tone serie by Fender grabbed my attention. I wanted to share it with you. Look at the really cool descriptive video by ProGuitarShop.

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April 19, 2013 · 8:27 am

Blues Guitar Lesson by Joe Bonamassa

This is a nice blues lesson, press pause and listen to what he plays in order to copy his style. You will have to use your ear on this one 🙂 Enjoy!

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April 9, 2013 · 2:30 pm

6 Ways to Dress Up a Simple Chord Progression

A very nice lesson from a fellow bloger:

The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog

Here’s how to make a simple progression more interesting, while leaving the original progression intact.

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GuitaristI’m a big fan of keeping things relatively simple with regard to chord progressions in the pop genre. That’s certainly not to say that I don’t like complexity – I do! But more often than not, songwriters think they’re writing a complex chord progression when in fact they’re simply using those chords incorrectly.

Keeping things simple doesn’t mean that you can’t use some very interesting chord substitutes. Today, I want to focus on what could arguably be called the simplest (yet harmonically strongest) 3-chord progression we can use: I-IV-V-I (C-F-G-C)

One simple way to dress this progression up is to insert interesting chords between the ones that make up the backbone of the progression…

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