March 9th Theory – Dorian Riffing

Last week we expanded on C Major pattern #2, and how it being played with the tonic (root) note starting at the first note of the scale makes it a mode called Dorian. This week we’re taking a look at some Dorian sounds, which can be thought of as being smooth and...

March 5th Featured Gear – Gibson Flying V!

This week's featured piece of gear is the Gibson Flying V! An electric guitar model introduced by Gibson in 1958, the Flying V offered a radical, "futuristic" body design, much like its sibling, the Explorer. These designs were meant to add a more futuristic aspect to...

March 4th Featured Artist – Nancy Wilson!

This week's featured artist is Nancy Wilson! Born March 16 1954, she is an American who rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974. Wilson has been lauded for her...

March 3rd Theory – Intro to Dorian Mode!

Today we're continuing and expanding our series on the C Major Scale! For this lesson we're going to take a look back at the second C Major pattern. By adjusting our tonic notes, what we have here is the second of seven "diatonic scales", and in this case it is a...

February 27th Featured Gear – microKORG!

Let's try something totally different for this week's featured piece of gear. As musicians, it's important to be aware of the different instruments out there... So without further adieu, we present to you the microKORG! An analog synthesizer (an electronic instrument...

February 25th Theory – Intro to Ionian Mode!

Today we're continuing and expanding our series on the C Major Scale! For this lesson we're going to take a look back at the first C Major pattern. This pattern is what's called the Major Scale. There are many major scales but this is THE one. What we actually have...

February 19th Featured Artist – Tony Iommi!

This week's featured artist is Tony Iommi, who today celebrates his 72nd birthday! Born February 19th 1948, he is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer best known as lead guitarist and one of the four founding members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He...

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