Archive Monthly Archives: December 2008

Gear Talk – Line 6 Pod XT Demo

Here’s a video demo of my amp gear – line6 podxt. You can purchase a podxt at zzsounds or Amazon.


For clearer video that you can see full-screen go to my vid at blip.tv

Jazz Guitar Etudes – Irving Park Road

Here’s another jazz guitar etude played by me (Will Kriski).
You can pick up Jazz Guitar Etudes (with Tab) by Greg Fishman at Amazon.

Diminished Scale – Guitar Lesson

A slight break from the CAGED lessons – a lesson on the diminished scale.

You can get more of this diminished scale lesson for guitar here.

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CAGED system – Chromatic notes on each string

This lesson from Expert Village is a very basic introduction to the notes on each string of the guitar, which will lead into the CAGED system.

Please have a look at my blog post on the CAGED shapes and make sure you understand the 5 shapes.
For further study on your own, check out Ernie Hawkins: C-A-G-E-D Guitar System Made Easy, Vol. 1 2 and 3

And/or if you’d like to study the CAGED system with me, check out Online Guitar Coaching

Online Guitar Teacher

Update: After over 248,000 views of my free YouTube guitar lessons, I’ve decided to take my teaching up a notch. I’ve noticed that while there are many excellent video lessons out there for all of us to enjoy, there lacks a real structured approach to learning guitar (especially soloing). There also lacks the valuable experience of interacting with a teacher. A teacher who can see you play and offer feedback, keep you on track, keep you accountable and progressing in your development.

You can now study with me online at Online Guitar Coaching.

All the best,
Will

Wide Intervallic Playing

I’ve recently been getting into wide intervallic playing. This often connects multiple CAGED shapes together (which you can do once you’ve mastered the 5 basic shapes). Here’s a video by Carl Verheyen where I got my inspiration.

I’ve also shown a tab example of how I use wide intervals.

You can find out more about Carl Verheyyen- Intervallic Rock over at Amazon.com.

What do you think? Please add your comments below.

Sell Fans Access to Your Band

I was asked to do a guest post on Artists House Music. You can learn why you should <a href=”http://artistshousemusic.tumblr.com/post/63580455/guest-post-sell-fans-access-to-your-band”>sell your fans access to your band.</a>

Making a Living as a Musician

I’ve tried to sell mp3s and guitar tablature. Selling digital products is a tough business these days. With a small niche following there isn’t a huge following to sell things to. The latest wisdom is pointing towards selling access instead of copies.

If you’re a musician wanting to make a living as a musician, consider starting a simple membership site for your fans. A membership site is a private, members-only area where you can provide behind the scenes videos, photos, song demos, and other content for your fans as soon as you produce it (before you release it to the general public). You sell access to you and your band, and fans form a relationship with you. You can call it your ‘Insiders Club’ or ‘Be a Backstage VIP Member’for example. These are really very simple to set up and allow you to control your following.

Many musicians are overwhelmed by the huge number of music sites out there, which is understandable. You need to have your own website and use these third party sites to generate traffic to your main site.

Selling music, especially digital music, is getting harder and harder these days. So we need to sell things that can’t be copied.

If you would like to learn how to set up your own membership site, check out Membership School.