Guitar scales are incredibly important. But they’re also a little overwhelming. Why are there so many? Why is it all complicated? Does it have to be?
This episode is all about a acoustic guitar scale that I think simplifies a lot of things. To illustrate this, we’ll start by learning a lick in the key of E. I’ll continue by illustrating how and why this lick works.
You’ll see what the lick teaches about the horizontal scales, how to apply the lick in your playing, and so much more. Think of the lick as the creative launching pad and the lesson behind it as the secret sauce that makes everything work.
The episode is part of a new series called Lesson Behind the Lick. I hope you like this format and find that it helps contextualize the licks. If you enjoy this and want to see more, be sure to leave a comment and let me know!
Also featured in this episode…
- The Nashville Predators
- The North American Guitar
- Carter Vintage Guitars
- Avril Lavigne
- John Lee Hooker Official
- Music is Win
- Hofner Guitars