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 […]

The Pentatonic Scale. A Swiss Army Knife For Guitarists?

pentatonic scale guitar playing explained

Here’s the truth about the pentatonic scale guitar playing and soloing….. Breaking out of the box is not a great idea for most of you, and by doing so, you’re neglecting one of the most useful musical tools available.  The pentatonic scale is not just the instant gateway to blues and rock music, but also […]

7 Reasons Most Of You Will Never Learn The Guitar


7 Reasons Why Most Of You Will Never Learn The Guitar Some typical questions many beginner guitarists ask when they first start: “What chords should I learn?” “How do you play metallica songs?” “What’s a good guitar book?” “How do I get good at guitar?” “What songs should I learn first?” And I believe these […]

The 4 Worst Beginner Guitar Mistakes

It was a year and a half before I found out I was playing the guitar wrong in lots of ways. There I was thinking I was a hot shot for learning jimmy page solos in 6 months and ripping a minor pentatonic scale in similar ways to SRV and Clapton. But I was making […]

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 […]