Monday, July 19, 2010

Playing guitar solos using the Minor Scale (part1)

In yet another lesson kindly supplied by Dan Denley from his flagship guitar lessons course -Amazing Guitar Secrets - Dan shows you how to use the notes from the Minor Scale, initially focussing on the 'natural minor' scale, and expanding on this to the 'harmonic minor scale'. Dan explains the constructs of the minor scale, and shows you some examples of playing both natural and harmonic minor scales. Of course this is just a short extract, you will learn much more about minor scales in the course itself.

This is another mini-lesson taken from the Amazing Guitar Secrets multimedia course which uses video, audio and animation, with everything backed up in print on the course handbook, to improve your understanding of the concepts of what you are playing. You learn the actual technique from an expert teacher - one who is always on hand, is focussed on your progression, never gets annoyed at having to repeat things over and over, plus you don't have to travel to lessons, and you learn based on your own schedule and time availability!

This guitar tip is almost 8 minutes long, but learning the minor scales is a vital part of the guitar learning process, well worth taking a few minutes in your day to acquire a new understanding and a new technique to help you on your guitar journey.

If the video above doesn't play, click on Dan Denley - The Minor Scale (part 1)

If you're serious about learning guitar, the link to the course is below:

Amazing Guitar Secrets

Enjoy your music,

P.J. Murphy
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conseils tres interessants. A quand la suite?

1:06 AM  
Blogger Gabriel said...

Hi PJ,
I developed a free software for guitar and bass players, with reference, exercises and various tools. Great to accompany these lessons. I invite you and your readers to check it out at:

Best regards,
Gabriel Fernandez

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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I have a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at

May I use part of the information from this post above if I provide a link back to this site?


1:11 PM  
Blogger P.J. Murphy said...


If you include a prominent link to either www.guitar-tips.blogspot, or the parent site, you can post extracts from this post on your own blog/site.

PJ. Murphy

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source?


8:43 PM  
Blogger P.J. Murphy said...

Just checked the video and it is playing fine.

If you're still having trouble, try this YouTube link to the video:

8:55 AM  
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8:31 AM  
Blogger Jim Studios said...

Hey man

I think your stuff is really great, there are so many lessons that just breeze through the content and you learn nothing. I'd love for something on the dorian mode? It's a scale I suck at when I solo :/

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Jim Studios Blog

1:30 PM  
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12:10 PM  
Blogger Brighton Guitar Academy said...

This was a really nice, clear video lesson. I completely agree that a complete knowledgae of the major scale is required, but once you have that, this makes a lot of sense. Nice amp too!!

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