Guitar tricks, articles and tips
You'll come to find that the world of guitar education is cluttered with mythology, hype and misinformation.
In these fascinating articles Scotty cuts through the noise to give you a more realistic vision of what it means to be a real musician/guitarist.
You may find that the path to true musicianship is a little longer and more complex than you thought, but the rewards are very real. You could eventually play, compose and improvise as well as or better than your fondest guitar heroes.
What does it take to be a real musician and not merely a guitar player?— Scotty West
The Guitar, To Play or Not To Play?
The guitar has grown to be the most popular instrument in the western world, but is it for you?
— Scotty West
All Hail The Chromatic Scale
If music is a language, then the chromatic scale is the alphabet. If you don't know the alphabet, you don't know nuthin' about the guitar.
— Scotty West
Practice Man, Practice!
It takes real work to be a real guitar player... are you ready?— Scotty West
The Musical Number System
50 pitch patterns, 12 keys, that's 600 combinations to learn... or is it?— Scotty West
Scotty's Secrets of Improvisation
Find out how to solo like a pro. Its all about ear training.— Scotty West
Top 5 Tips For Beginner Guitar Players
Start your guitar playing on the right track for maximum satisfaction.— Scotty West
Getting The Right Guitar
Don't learn guitar with the wrong instrument!— Scotty West
Guitar Is Not NASCAR
Are faster players better players? How guitar lessons, theory and ear training help you become the guitar player you always wanted to be.— Scotty West
Slash Blows It Big Time On National Television
Is Slash really the great guitar player that everyone says?— Scotty West
Power Chord Purgatory
How guitar lessons can help you rise above the Rock n' Roll hype.— Scotty West
Was Jimi Hendrixs' Guitar Playing Really All That Great?
Jimi certainly taught us to take the guitar in a new direction, but in the end he had his limitations.— Scotty West