This is an original instrumental rock piece with harmonized Stratocasters.


Also on Spotify!

Building a Blues Arrangement

I did a brief demo on using dynamics & variety in a dramatic way to build and release tension over the course of many repeated passes at a 12 bar blues form.


Then I did a whole GT tutorial teaching the ideas & skills involved in building a blues arrangement.


More Funky Originals

Work continues on the funky original tunes!  I’ve got one with funny, freaky vocals and two instrumentals.  I have lyrics for these.  Maybe I’ll get around to recording them eventually!  Enjoy!



Funky Original Songs

I’ve been working on some original songs.  I spent some time last year covering a bunch of old funky tunes.  One of my goals with this project was to learn about songwriting, arranging, recording & production by having to completely rebuild these great tunes, learning & playing all the parts.

It was also a great way to prime my creativity to write some funky originals of my own!  Enjoy!


Hey, Hey, it’s the Monkees!

One of the reasons I play guitar is that I was inspired by watching the Monkees TV show.  I can still remember being 7 years old, tuning into those reruns & thinking it would be the greatest thing in the world to live in a beach house with bandmates, play music & have zany adventures every day.


Covering Old Pop Tunes

I’ve been having fun doing covers of old pop tunes.  Here are a couple of them!

Kalamazoo Amp

This was my first amplifier!  I got it with the matching electric guitar (which I sadly no longer have) when I was 12 years old.  It’s been stored in disrepair for decades.  It’s up & running again just like new.


Recently I also got an old Fender Bronco amp.  So, I also made some demos using it!  Enjoy!


Boss Katana Amp Demos

I got a Boss Katana 50W amp!  I made some demos of the various tones, settings, effects.  All the way from clean jazz.

To funky blues.

To crunch tone rock.

Here’s the whole playlist.  Enjoy!


Athena Symphony 5 in G-Sharp Minor

My “Athena” Symphony 5 in G# Minor is now available on CDBaby, iTunes & Spotify.  It’s a 4 movement traditionally tonal symphonic work rendered with virtual orchestral software.








Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic

I’ve been working on updating this series of GT tutorials on spicing up blues licks.  The central idea is to use the minor pentatonic boxes we know and love as guitarists, but to target chord tones.  This means that you can use those familiar pentatonic boxes as a visual reference, but to add spice by targeting major chord tones from the dominant seventh chords in the standard 12 bar blues changes.

This works well because it’s one of the reasons “blues” sounds like it does: the use of minor notes in a primarily major harmonic context.  So, in order to make our blues sound better, we should incorporate major notes into the minor scales when we play melodic lines!

Notice that if you play the major third of the A major chord along with the A minor pentatonic scale, then you immediately get an distinctly “bluesy” sound.

GT recently made some of the lessons in this first tutorial free to view!

Here’s a demo of the play along!  Enjoy!