Category Archives: Scales

2 Tasty Major Pentatonic Licks

In my book 50 Blues Rock Licks https://mccormickguitarlessons.com/50-blues-rock-licks-for-the-guitar/
I included a few licks that sound particularly sweet in a major key. In this video, I break down those licks and how to use them properly.

Enjoy these tasty major pentatonic guitar licks and be sure to try them out on a major backtrack!

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Sus Chords 101 | Guitar Lesson

If sus aka suspended chords are a mystery to you as a guitar player, then fret no more (pun intended). Suspended chords are not difficult to understand nor play so with this video, a little patience and practice, you’ll be mastering them in no time and creating a magical sound that can only be achieved by the suspended chord.

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How to Write a Hit Song (in Less Than 7 Minutes)

This is a video heavily based on music theory principles.

To fully understand this video, you should know basic theory.

Notes in music: A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G#
Major Scale Formula: W W H W W W H
C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C
C Major Scale Chords: C Dm Em F G Am Bdim

Here is a great resource I use often for teaching my students basic music theory: http://www.guitar-chords.org.uk/chords-key-c.html

To understand how I was playing the chords and choosing strum patterns, look into my eBook How To Play Any Song on Guitar here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BCOGXJY/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

 

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Watch Me Be a Little Show Off! (You Can Do it Too)

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“This is the best book if you want to play lead guitar and shred on solos. It takes all the guess work out and helps you get to the next level.” -Happy Amazon Customer

 

“Read this book through Kindle Unlimited. This is a great book for those who want to get into lead guitar. Each exercise is set up in nice small chunks which one will find less intimidating.

I recommend that you become familiar with all the positions of the A Minor Pentatonic Scale first as these licks are built around that scale.

Take your time and Enjoy!”

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“The licks in this ebook are easy and fun to learn and have allowed me to expand and improve my guitar soloing skills.” -Another Happy Amazon Customer

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One Cool Blues Lick You Probably Didn’t Know

For 49 more awesome licks like this one, check out 50 Blues Rock Licks HERE!

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Ukulele Lesson | How to Apply the C Major Scale in 3 Ways!

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To put this scale into action, check out Fun and Easy Ukulele Riffs 2 while it’s reduced in price!

https://amzn.com/B01HDV7LFU ¬†— Fun and Easy Ukulele Riffs 2

 

 

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