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Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Navigating The Fretboard For Beginners
By approaching the guitar with different systems and patterns, you’ll be able to make sense of the guitar’s fretboard.

Nate Savage  /  Lessons
The 5 Most Important Guitar Chords
In this guitar lesson, we’ll be diving into the 5 most important chords you’ll learn on the guitar. We’ll also talk a bit about why they’re superior to the other chords you’ll learn. As we go through this lesson, we’ll cover the ways to make each chord and also the notes in each chord. So […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
6 Iconic Jimi Hendrix Chords
Ayla Tesler-Mabe joins us to talk about her favorite Hendrix chords.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
How To Quickly Learn A Full Song On Guitar
Sometimes, you’re required to learn a song quickly, with no prior knowledge of the song. Ayla Tesler-Mabe goes through her process of learning a full song on guitar on the spot.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
10 Tips For Guitar Chord Transitions
A list of ten different ways to get better at changing between guitar chords faster and smoother.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Prince Funk Essentials
Ayla Tesler-Mabe goes over the funk guitar essentials of Prince’s popular songs.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
The 7 Chord Progressions That Changed Music History
In this lesson, Ayla Tesler-Mabe discusses seven chord progressions that changed musical history. Understanding how these progressions were put together is a great exercise in your guitar playing.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
How To Play Guitar & Sing At The Same Time
Playing guitar and singing at the same time doesn’t come naturally. Ayla Tesler-Mabe and Lisa Witt provide helpful advice to get you playing and singing together.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
The 6 Levels Of Guitar Solos
Learn how to improvise freely on the guitar and create your own melodic licks through these six levels of soloing on guitar.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Left-Handed Guitar Challenge
To simulate what it’s like to be a beginner guitarist, Ayla Tesler-Mabe plays her guitar left-handed and goes through Rob Scallon’s Song In An Hour Challenge.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
How To Make Catchy Guitar Riffs That Stick In Your Head
There are as many riffs in the world as there are people -- and in this lesson, we're going to show you how to make your own catchy riffs that stick in your head with FOUR simple tricks.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Unlocking The Pentatonic Scale
A new approach to the pentatonic scale to help you understand the guitar better. By using only two positions of the scale, you'll internalize the scale and will be able to add new colors and notes.

Nate Savage  /  Lessons
Quick & Easy Guitar Warm-Ups For Beginners
Warming up is just as essential to having a productive practice session and avoiding injury as stretching. In this lesson, I’ll show you some warm up exercises that you can do. A few of them are more focused on lead guitar, and a few are focused on rhythm guitar. Pick a couple that are appropriate […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
What Makes These Guitar Intros So Iconic?
What makes these four guitar intros iconic? Find out how to play these intros and the techniques used that warranted their fame.

Nate Savage  /  Lessons
Play 12 Songs With 2 Chords
With all the chords, strumming patterns, and hundreds of other things there are to learn on the guitar it can seem like playing your favorite songs is a lifetime away. In this beginner guitar lesson, we’re going to take some time to focus on playing the easiest popular songs on the guitar. The songs we’ll […]

Nate Savage  /  Lessons
“Hey Joe” Solo – Jimi Hendrix
In this episode of Riffin’ Through Time, we’ll be taking a look at the guitar solo from “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix. This solo is fairly challenging, so breaking it down into smaller chunks is recommended. We’ll start by listening to the solo at full speed, and then at a slower speed. After that, we’ll […]

Nate Savage  /  Lessons
Effective Tips For The C Guitar Chord
The dreaded C chord… For beginner guitarists, it can be one of the first major roadblocks they encounter. So we’re going to go over a bunch of tips that you can implement today so you can nail that C chord! Bring your neck higher The first thing you can do is bring the neck of […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
How To Master Bar Chords
Tips and exercises to make playing bar chords less difficult and painful.

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
3 Ways to Fake Amazing Guitar Solos
In this quick lesson, Ayla Tesler-Mabe provides three guidelines on how to play amazing solos.

Nate Savage  /  Lessons
“Slow Dancing In A Burning Room” – John Mayer
Download PDF In this episode of Riffin’ Through Time, we’ll be taking a look at “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room” by John Mayer. The part we’ll be focusing on is the main lick played in the intro. This lick combines double-stops, sliding, and hammer-ons, so be prepared to employ those techniques. There are a […]

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