Category: Lesson

How To Harmonize A Guitar Solo

I bet you love the unmistakable sound of two distorted guitars playing a harmonized guitar solo. In this guitar harmony tutorial, you’ll find the advice you need to create your very own dual guitar harmony (in diatonic thirds).

I’ve broken this guitar tutorial down in 3 steps. I’ll use a harmonized solo in B minor that I wrote over a classic heavy metal backing track. On my YouTube channel, you can find the video (see below) that accompanies this lesson, as well as a performance of the harmonized solo AND the backing track (in a separate video).

I hope this free guitar harmony tutorial will help you a few steps forward on your guitar journey. May your guitar harmonies be inspiring & powerful!

Update (18/04). I’ve added the B minor scale that I used in the lesson as a seperate PDF that you can now download from my ‘diagrams’ page. Check out some of the guitar-related material (diagrams for guitar lessons and guitar tutorials) I’m developing over there

B Natural Minor Scale (7th position)
B minor scale (7th pos.)

If you have a suggestion for a future lesson or tutorial, you can e-mail me at maarten@guitar-inspiration.com

How To Make Your Blues Licks More Interesting

In this blues guitar lesson , I demonstrate a cool technique that can make your blues licks more interesting.

In the image below, you can see a preview of this blues technique. The first staff shows a basic blues lick (in E) without the micro pull-off, while the second staff shows the technique added. 

What do you think? I am very fond of this small concept, as it helps to make blues licks more interesting. You can practice this technique on a blues backing track in E here.

Enjoy!

Maarten

How To Play E7 Chord Workshop

Today, I posted a series of 4 videos, all about how to play E7, the dominant E seventh chord. 

The inspiration for this workshop arose after a student asked me about the E7 chord and how to play it on the guitar. 

The videos have an ascending difficulty from the basic level (video 1, how to play E7) to intermediate (video 2, my favorite voicings) to advanced (video 3: funk comping on one chord). The 4th video is the backing track for video 3. PDF’s below the video.

I hope you have fun with this chord workshop and funk guitar videos!

Practice these voicings on the E7 funk backing track in the video or this E shuffle blues backing track in E:

Download this jam track (FREE)

You can download this one chord jam track (E7) (in WAV format )  FREE  from my sellfy webshop here

More funk

If you like funky music, check out my bluesy funk soul track and solo here.