Jack Pearson Guitar Academy

Nashville guitaristĀ Jack Pearson is not nearly as well known as he should be. He was a member of the Allman Brothers Band from 1997-1999 and has played with a host of legends, including Vince Gill, Tommy Emmanuel, Earl Scruggs, Lee Roy Parnell, Jimmy Buffett, Keb Mo', and many more. I had the pleasure of seeing Pearson perform with Double Trouble a few years and really enjoyed … [Read more...]

Jim Campilongo Lessons

Jim Campilongo, who I've mentioned on this blog several times, has been offering mail-order guitar lessons for some time now. The lessons cover many topics, from note-to-note transcriptions of his own songs to chord melodies to soloing concepts. He's recently been converting many of his lessons for online delivery, and he has been offering them at a half-price discount off the … [Read more...]

Steve Vai’s Online Guitar Lesson

As you may have heard, Steve Vai recently attempted to establish the world record for largest guitar lesson. He livestreamed the lesson to people all over the world. He gives some good advice in the lesson, and it has now been made available for those of us that missed it: Click here if you don't see the video above. … [Read more...]

John Mayer on Dynamics in Soloing

This is a video of John Mayer at a Berklee College of Music clinic in 2008 discussing how to build dynamics when soloing, followed by a performance of "Waiting on the World to Change": I like how John compares soloing to singing. You wouldn't start out by yelling to the crowd; you would build up the dynamics in the song to a high point. … [Read more...]