Mike Hayes is a guitar teacher, author, performing musician and session guitarist with over 30 years of professional experience. Mike's methods are legendary and have earned the praise of top authorities in guitar instruction.
Mastering the modes is the best way to add color to your lead playing. All the great modern guitar players, from Satriani to Hammett to Vai, have a through command of the modes.
Improving sight reading is: Learning to learn faster through memory. Certain rhythms, tone sequences, chord voicings, tend to become standardized. Once you have seen a rhythm pattern of four eighth no...
Scales are NOT music,but a means for making music. They are predictable, orderly, and sequential, but do not contain the life force found in a strong melodic statement.
You have exactly three seconds or less to capture your listenerís attention or you have lost them forever!
So, what's the big deal? Why does everyone suggest that you learn a bunch of music theory? Why is it always a part of your course load, even if you don't plan to be a theorist? Well, it all boils down...
First, define your objectives and determine your approach. These objectives may change as you progress, but a goal is important before starting to play the guitar.
One of the most damaging obstacles to excellence in even the most ambitious students is "lack of practice". It is best to call this inefficiency and see it as a psychological rather than a physical ha...
Most guitar students sincerely desire to learn their instrument. Countless persons, however, inhibit their own progress with useless fears and thought patterns which manifest themselves in a quick dec...
With the coming of the Renaissance, inspired in part by Moslem learning brought home by returning Crusaders, the lute become the favorite instrument of Western Europe.
Compared to some musical instruments, the guitar is a relative newcomer dating from the Middle Ages. Itís origins, go back to long before the beginnings of recorded history.
The secret to becoming a really good guitar player is, start playing and never stop. Thereís only two steps. Decide to do it. Do it.