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How to easily play fast arpeggios

Most people are familiar with the Yngwie way of playing arpeggios with sweep picking. It’s a cool technique but maybe a bit dated now. It’s also harder to master and requires a lot of practice time. Instead, I use the same approach to playing arpeggios that I do with all my patterns and licks. By combining hammer-ons and pull-offs, hybrid picking, and slides I am able to play fast arpeggios licks with much less effort and strain and perhaps best… Read More »How to easily play fast arpeggios

Where do you want to be in your life?

Pursuing my dream led me to live and play and teach music and guitar in an amazing part of Japan. It took a long time. It was a road filled with failure, mistakes, and setbacks. I had no idea at the time that every failure was preparation for what was coming next. Had I arrived here years before I would not have been ready. It would have been another setback. In fact, I did arrive here years before and I… Read More »Where do you want to be in your life?

What is the best way to practice modes?

I sometimes get asked this by students out of sheer frustrating “should I quit playing the guitar?” At some point, you will question your decision to pursue your dreams. You will wonder if it is worth it. Everyone who sets out to do something big goes through this. The real question is, do you want to learn to play the guitar at a high level and reap the rewards? Leading up to you asking yourself this question, what do you… Read More »What is the best way to practice modes?

Should you quit playing the guitar?

I sometimes get asked this by students out of sheer frustrating “should I quit playing the guitar?” At some point, you will question your decision to pursue your dreams. You will wonder if it is worth it. Everyone who sets out to do something big goes through this. The real question is, do you want to learn to play the guitar at a high level and reap the rewards? Leading up to you asking yourself this question, what do you… Read More »Should you quit playing the guitar?