REPLAYS OF THE 'TGL LIVE' WORKSHOPS, Q&A AND COACHING SESSIONS EXCLUSIVELY FOR TOTAL GUITAR LAB MEMBERS!

Browse the workshops and topics covered so far in 2021 below!

  • 1

    SEPTEMBER 2021: RHYTHMIC EXERCISES AND CONCEPTS FOR GUITAR PLAYERS (APPS, IMPROVING RHYTHMIC 'FEEL, RHYTHMIC 'GEARS', AND MORE)

    • WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS WORKSHOP

    • WHY I LOVE THE 'DRUM GENIUS' APP!

    • HOW TO 'INTERNALISE' RHYTHMIC FEELS (THIS IS THE SECRET OF GREAT RHYTHM!)

    • EXERCISE 1: FEELING AND SHIFTING BETWEEN DIFFERENT RHYTHMIC GEARS

    • EXERCISE 2: 'POCKET SOLOING' EXERCISE (IMPROVE RHYTHM AND GET TO KNOW ANY SCALE BETTER!)

    • EXERCISE 3: TRAINING YOURSELF TO START ON DIFFERENT BEATS IN THE BAR (POWERFUL CONCEPT!)

    • EXERCISE 4: STARTING THE SAME LICK ON DIFFERENT BEATS

    • DOWNLOAD THE BLUES IN G BACKING USED IN SOME DEMONSTRATIONS HERE!

  • 2

    AUGUST 2021: CIRCLE OF FIFTHS 'SECRETS' YOU NEED TO KNOW!

    • CIRCLE OF FITHS BASICS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED USING THE CIRCLE OF FIFTHS

    • SECRET 1: LEARNING ALL THE NOTES ON THE FRETBOARD WITH ONE SIMPLE SHAPE!

    • SECRET 2: THE BEST PRACTICE TOOL EVER!

    • SECRET 3: LEARN I-IV-V AND 12 BAR BLUES PROGRESSIONS IN EVERY KEY!

    • SECRET 4: FINDING THE RELATIVE MINOR QUICKLY AND EASILY!

    • DOWNLOAD YOUR CIRCLE OF FIFTHS WALL CHART

    • DOWNLOAD YOUR BLANK CIRCLE OF FIFTHS WORKSHEET (DRAW AND WRITE ALL OVER THESE TO AID YOUR UNDERSTANDING!)

  • 3

    JULY 2021 -'ASK ME ANYTHING' Q&A (LEARNING TO MIX MAJOR AND MINOR PENTATONICS AND MODAL CHORD PROGRESSIONS- BACKING TRACKS INCLUDED!)

    • WELCOME: COMING IN THIS SESSION...

    • LEARNING TO MIX UP MAJOR AND MINOR PENTATONICS IN YOUR BLUES SOLOING (LEARN HOW TO GET STARTED)

    • DOWNLOAD THE C9 VAMP AS USED IN THE MIXING PENTATONICS LESSON AND DEMOS HERE!

    • MODAL CHORD PROGRESSIONS: CHOOSING WHICH MODE TO PLAY, MAKING IT SOUND 'RIGHT', THEORY, PATTERNS AND MORE!

    • DOWNLOAD THE MODAL CHORD PROGRESSIONS WORKSHEET AS SHOWN IN THE LESSON HERE!

    • DOWNLOAD THE C IONIAN BACKING TRACK HERE!

    • DOWNLOAD THE D DORIAN BACKING TRACK HERE!

    • DOWNLOAD THE F LYDIAN BACKING TRACK HERE!

  • 4

    JUNE 2021- 'ASK ME ANYTHING' Q&A (WARMING UP, BARRE CHORDS, CHOOSING THE RIGHT PICK, CIRCLE OF FIFTHS AND MORE!)

    • TOM WANTS IDEAS FOR WARMING UP. SHOULD HE USE EXERCISES, LICKS...OR SOMETHING ELSE?

    • BOB WONDERS HOW TO MAKE LICKS FROM ONE STYLE WORK IN A DIFFERENT SETTING OR GROOVE SO HE CAN BECOME A MORE VERSATILE PLAYER

    • ANDY WONDERS: 'SHOULD BARRE CHORDS BE PLAYED USING THE 'STRAIGHT FINGER', THE THUMB...OR BOTH?

    • GENE WANT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION ON WHICH TYPES OF PICK ARE BEST IN DIFFERENT MUSICAL SETTINGS. HEAR MY VERY SIMPLE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION!

    • LARRY WANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT USING THE CIRCLE OF FIFTHS TO WORK OUT KEY SIGNATURES AND CHORD SEQUENCES

  • 5

    MAY 2021: NATURAL MINOR SOLOING WORKSHOP (PART 2) - SOLO STUDY, LICKS AND CONCEPTS!

    • DOWNLOAD THE TAB WORKSHEET HERE!

    • WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP: INTRO AND SCALE PATTERN RECAP

    • 'MINOR MOORE' SOLO DEMONSTRATION AND STUDY TIPS

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICK 1

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICK 2

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICK 3

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICK 4

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICK 5

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICK 6

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICK 7

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICKS 8 AND 9

    • SOLO BREAKDOWN: LICK 10

    • COMPLETE SOLO DEMO (WITH AND WITHOUT BACKING TRACK)

    • DOWNLOAD THE BACKING TRACK HERE!

    • DOWNLOAD THE GUITAR PRO FILE (.gp) HERE TO USE WITH YOUR TAB PLAYER APP!

  • 6

    APRIL 2021: NATURAL MINOR SCALE SOLOING WORKSHOP (PART I)- SHAPES, KEYS, LICK IDEAS AND MORE!

    • HERE'S WHAT'S COMING IN THIS SESSION...

    • LEARN THREE MINOR CHORD SHAPES AND THEIR RELATED NATURAL MINOR PATTERNS

    • NATURAL MINOR SCALE THEORY, CHORD PROGRESSIONS AND JAMMING!

    • NATURAL MINOR LICK EXAMPLES (AND HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN LICKS!)

    • DOWNLOAD THE 'MINOR MOORE' BACKING TRACK (KEY OF A MINOR)

    • DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHEET HERE (INCLUDES SCALE SHAPES, CHORD TABLE AND LICK EXAMPLES)

  • 7

    MARCH 2021: TIPS AND EXERCISES FOR GREAT VIBRATO, 'BLUES ARPEGGIO' APPROACHES FOR SOLOING, IMPROVE THE 'GROOVE' OF YOUR SOLOING AND MORE!

    • MASTERING VIBRATO: HOW TO PRACTICE VIBRATO...AND GET IT RIGHT!

    • HAVING PROBLEMS PLAYING IN TIME WHEN YOU SOLO? TRY THIS!

    • WORKING ARPEGGIO IDEAS INTO YOUR BLUES SOLOING...THE EASY WAY!

    • DOWNLOAD THE PDF WORKSHEET FOR THE BLUES ARPEGGIO METHOD HERE (INCLUDES DEMO SOLO TABBED OUT)

    • DOWNLOAD THE 'DEEP BLUE' BACKING TRACK (KEY OF A) FROM THE LESSON HERE!

    • GUITAR PRO FILE FOR BLUES ARPEGGIO METHOD IS HERE [DOWNLOAD]

  • 8

    FEBRUARY 2021: Q&A SESSION (MULTI-POSITION BENDING IDEAS AND POWERFUL 'MICRO PRACTICE' SESSIONS)

    • MULTI POSITION BENDING IDEAS FOR SOLOING

    • DOWNLOAD WORKSHEET FOR THIS LESSON WITH TAB

    • BUILING AN EFFECTIVE 'MICRO PRACTICE' SESSION (A 3 STEP APPROACH)

  • 9

    JANUARY 2021: SETTING PRACTICE GOALS, PRACTICING CHORDS, 'COMPING' AND MORE!

    • SETTING PRACTICE GOALS AND TASKS FOR 2021 (INCLUDING NOTES AND INTERVAL LEARNING TIPSA AND METHODS!)

    • WHAT SHOULD YOU PRACTICE?

    • HOW TO PRACTICE CHORDS (SO THAT YOU CAN USE AND REMEMBER THEM!)

    • 'COMPING'- WHAT IS IT AND TIPS FOR MAKING IT SOUND SUPER COOL!