Blog


Amazing Fret Hand Guitar Exercise Hi everyone, today I am going to help you get your fretting hand into great shape with an amazing workout by a less than famous but nonetheless amazing guitarist named Vinnie Moore. I first came across this exercise in 1988 when I scored a lesson video from a local music[…]

Read More

Double Rock Guitar Ideas Hey readers, today we are looking at how to spice up arrangements for two rock guitars. Nothing is more boring than seeing two guitar players playing the exact same chords, arpeggios etc. the entire song, perfectly in time.  Early rock bands never thought about this, but by the time the late[…]

Read More

This week we are looking at an excerpt from a song called “Little Savage,” from the Yngwie Malmsteen album “Rising Force,” from way back in the 80s. This piece has some really great technically executed lines that will take deft left and right hand ability to pull off. The main takeaway from this is Yngwie’s[…]

Read More

Top Gun Maverick Guitar Lesson   Hey everyone, back again and today I am presenting you with some neat riffs from an 80s classic song from the movie Top Gun. This is song that was performed by Steve Stevens, the man behind Billy Idol’s music and a virtuoso rock guitarist. There is plenty to be[…]

Read More

Learn The Fretboard Part 2 Hey, back again to continue helping you learn the fretboard! So last time we were naming all the natural notes on the guitar neck using the intervals of half steps and whole steps. If you missed that lesson, here it is https://vancouverguitarlessons.net/2019/06/02/learn-the-guitar-fretboard-part-1/ This time we are going to take 3[…]

Read More

Acoustic Fingerstyle For Beginners Hey everyone, this week I go through a couple of very simple fingerpicking exercises in the key of G. The chords being used are as follows:   The first pattern is in 6/8 time (count 123456) and uses a thumb, index, middle, ring, middle, index finger order for the picking hand.[…]

Read More

Learn The Guitar Fretboard – Part 1 Today we are looking at the first step in learning the guitar fretboard.  To do that we need to understand what intervals are. Intervals are the distance between two notes.  Knowing this, we can start with the smallest interval which is called a “half step.”  A half step[…]

Read More