Play It Loud

Why I Started Play It Loud And Created The PIL Method

Way back in 2010, I started researching the very course I made for Play It Loud (PIL), and looking back now 14 years later…. I can’t believe what I discovered after scouring through hundreds of books, magazines, and courses to make the PIL Method as it is now.  What’s the biggest reason I stuck through […]

How To Use Guitar Scales: A Guide To A Misunderstood Concept

How To Use Guitar Scales: A Guide To A Misunderstood Concept There’s a fairly consistent theme I’ve found when anyone new to scales comes to articles like this one….. Why should you learn scales and what on earth are scales used for? One of the first things I did when I started playing guitar was […]

5 Horrible Guitar Playing Habits I Don’t Want Anyone To Pick Up!

If I had someone to tell me what an ignoramus I was to do something as stupid as play a Marty Friedman solo completely downpicked…I could be at Steve Vai’s level! (haha I wish) Unfortunately I had to lose money to overpriced distortion pedals, thumb through guitar forums for hints of how to play tricky […]

8 Lessons That Every Advanced Guitar Player Has Learned

So, are you getting bored playing smoke on the water yet? No offense, but it’s probably time that you stepped up a little. We’ve all heard the same songs played over and over and we want you to wow us with something cool! But here’s the other thing……. Are there songs you can’t play yet […]

The Best F’in Jazz Guitar Lesson Ever

Comping, two five changes, dorian modes, altered scales, and m7b5 chords are a few of the many pieces of jargon you’ll hear when it comes to Jazz guitar. And none of it gets down to the heart of what it really is. I read an article recently that used words like this, as well as […]