Turning heads in a music store
  You know how it is, you walk into a music store and there’s this goofy looking guy playing a guitar when suddenly he bursts into an absolute monsterlick. All heads in the store turn his way and before you know what has hit you the guy puts the guitar back in the rack and walks out of the store, leaving everybody there in a complete state of admiration and envy. By now you’re afraid to pick up an axe yourself, so you buy a set of strings you don’t really need and return home, thinking that it’s about time you came up with the definitive "turnheadsinmusicstorelick" yourself. Well, here it is!!  read on ..


Into the whole tone zone
  One of my favourite scales is the whole tone zone. The name pretty much says it all; it’s a scale using only whole note, or whole step, intervals.  read on ..


Tapping made cool again
  By the late seventies a Dutch-born guitar player by the name of Eddie van Halen revolutionised heavy rock guitar playing by introducing an exciting guitar technique called “tapping”. Although I’m not really sure he invented it (just listen to Ace Frehely’s guitar solo on Alive II, recorded more than a year before Van Halen’s debut album) he definitely made it his trademark.  read on ..


Extending sweeps with right hand taps
   As far as I’m concerned sweeping arpeggios is one of the most exciting guitar techniques out there. If you have this technique down, you’ll be able to play a group of notes (an arpeggio) very fast, even if the notes are situated relatively far from each other. read on ..


Shapes and figures
  There’s nothing wrong with having a good grasp of theory, especially when you’re able to apply your knowledge to your guitar playing without sounding to “schooled”. read on .. 
 6.  Breaking out of the box
  For 99% of all guitar players the pentatonic scale (most likely in the key of A) is the first scale they ever learn, and I know I’m not an exception to the rule. Although the pentatonic scale is a very sensible scale to start with it does however teaches us to look at scales as a sequence of notes played in a certain position on the fretboard, containing no more than three notes on each string. These patterns are often referred to as boxes. read on ..
 7. The power of predictability

I’m a great believer in the element of surprise when it comes to entertaining an audience. Changes in rhythm, key or guitar sound certainly can grab the listener’s attention, but sometimes it’s good to take a short break from throwing them curveballs and play something with a highly predictable ending. Just think of it as luring them into a false sense of security, before you pull their leg again. read on ..