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In the resource section that I painstakingly created for you (ok it wasn’t that hard I put this site up for fun anyway), you will find a bunch of pentatonic, blues, guitar chords and fretboard notes. A lot more material is coming too, so check back often!

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What is this site about?

Good question, this is just my own blog about my journey to learning how to play lead guitar. My background is graphic design and web development so I used my “skill” to slap together this site in the hopes of motivating me to continue learning guitar and provide some free posters and wallpapers for people to download.

Am Pentatonic is A C D E G. Why?

When I first started learning to play lead, I did like many people do and memorized the first pentatonic box shape in Am, I probably was worse than the average guitar newbie, I didn’t even know what a “root note” was. I obviously didn’t know the fretboard notes and thought any amount of theory was best left for physicists.

Am Pentatonic is A C D E G, the 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 of the A natural minor scale… What the $#&^* does this mean?

Turns out theory isn’t too bad, at least when you’re testing the waters, getting your toes wet – My post here outlines some very basic understandings of the makings of the Pentatonic Am. Still I wouldn’t make any wild claim that I know much about theory, my knowledge is still very limited but if you’re anything like I was, you’d appreciate reading this post.

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September 9, 2015 0 Comments

Where did summer go? Where did my guitar go?

It’s October 2015, and I haven’t really touched the guitar a while or even this website. Well summer hibernation is done and I’m ready to get back into the game. I picked up the guitar and forgot most songs I spent so much time learning. :( Learning guitar is all about dedication and I am lacking in that regard obviously. Oh well, time to continue I guess.  Continue reading →

October 7, 2015 -

Gibson 2014 SGJ

Despite what people will say about Gibson’s quality and price, the 2014 SGJ is great value and extremely comfortable, light and versatile. Looks are subjective but the plain no-frills finish on this guitar makes it all go and no show. Some will argue it sounds better without the fancy finishes.  You may still find these in stores and you should check them out, because USA made Gibsons are certainly not going to be this cost-effective again.

The SGJ started in 2012 as part of a Les Paul celebration, the 2014 has the 120th Anniversary badge on the 12 fret marker. Unfortunately discontinued for 2015. Also it should be said that the J does not stand for “Junior”, an SG Junior was discontinued in 1971 and I believe some reissues in 2003 and 2011. The Junior SG is known for the single soap-bar P90 pickup and large pickup guard. At least, it’s not a Jr. in the traditional sense.

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October 4, 2014 0 Comments