78 episodes

Welcome to our collection of FREE #guitarlessons!! If you ❤️ LOVE GUITAR then you've come to the right place for #guitar tips, chat and ideas. Our #podcast is aimed at every level of guitarist, with some quite advanced ideas. You can listen here on #SoundCloud or via other streaming sites like iTunes or Stitcher. As a podcast you can listen while cooking, cleaning, working, driving, commuting, in the gym or while doing other activities... What a great way to use your time to polish up your guitar knowledge and gain some ideas to look further into and try out when practising!

Listen in to Dan Davies' superb guitar lessons and learn (with me, Gary Shilladay) from an excellent player. Stay tuned for more guitar tricks, tips and advice. Subscribe, follow and comment on our website https://tunein-toneup.com (see for show notes, further research, videos and tabs).

SHARE our playlists and help to spread some free guitar tips. We really appreciate all your help, support and involvement!!
Our playlists: https://soundcloud.com/tunein-toneup/sets/tune-in-tone-up

Write us a review, rate and/or subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tune-in-tone-up!-free-guitar/id1187509288?mt=2
Support us at PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/tuneintoneup

Guitar Lessons with Tune in, Tone up‪!‬ Dan and Gary

    • Music
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to our collection of FREE #guitarlessons!! If you ❤️ LOVE GUITAR then you've come to the right place for #guitar tips, chat and ideas. Our #podcast is aimed at every level of guitarist, with some quite advanced ideas. You can listen here on #SoundCloud or via other streaming sites like iTunes or Stitcher. As a podcast you can listen while cooking, cleaning, working, driving, commuting, in the gym or while doing other activities... What a great way to use your time to polish up your guitar knowledge and gain some ideas to look further into and try out when practising!

Listen in to Dan Davies' superb guitar lessons and learn (with me, Gary Shilladay) from an excellent player. Stay tuned for more guitar tricks, tips and advice. Subscribe, follow and comment on our website https://tunein-toneup.com (see for show notes, further research, videos and tabs).

SHARE our playlists and help to spread some free guitar tips. We really appreciate all your help, support and involvement!!
Our playlists: https://soundcloud.com/tunein-toneup/sets/tune-in-tone-up

Write us a review, rate and/or subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tune-in-tone-up!-free-guitar/id1187509288?mt=2
Support us at PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/tuneintoneup

    Guitar lesson on adding the 6th and the 9th to the pentatonic scale

    Guitar lesson on adding the 6th and the 9th to the pentatonic scale

    It’s really brilliant to be back and we are loving recording and releasing new content for you, our wonderful listeners. This lesson is an extension of the previous one and we aim to continue this into another lesson next time with a focus on the style and techniques that you might use to deliver your lines and package your improvisation.
    This lesson tackles adding the 6th and 9th intervals without huge amounts of theory but, hopefully, immediately usable ideas and a rationale that will help to spice up your solos and motivate and inspire you to perform.
    We use a backing track for our own noodling and improvisations. As always, I apologise for mine and listening back hope to continue working on tightening up the rhythmic motifs and delivery but we hope that you will take something from listening to both of us, warts and all. After all, learning can really take place when mistakes can shine a light on areas for improvement. This is one thing that I always really take from producing these podcasts – the opportunity to record myself in the moment and without preparation time then to listen back and spot the issues and set myself some targets. Dan’s playing, as always, continues to give me a whole plethora of ideas and inspiration. I hope it does for you too.
    You’ll hear our chosen backing track with our improvisations at just after 5 and 25 minutes in today’s lesson. Next lesson, we will focus on some techniques and style.
    The backing track is called: Dirty Blues Rock Guitar Backing Track Jam in Am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p66uR4HAU4

    Timings for the SoundCloud audio version
    00:01:42 Brief recap of last episode
    00:02:42 The first pentatonic shape
    00:02:52 The penatonic shape an octave higher
    00:03:05 Pentatonic with extension up the neck
    00:04:53 A little bit of fire and a little bit of polish
    00:05:11 Dirty Blues Rock Guitar Backing Track Jam in Am
    00:05:43 Start of first backing track
    00:11:45 Adding the 9th B note in A
    00:12:08 Adding in the 6th note or F# in A
    00:14:23 Essentially we now have all the notes of the Dorian mode
    00:15:15 So we can get some nice uses - solo opener is to bend from the 6th up to the 7th
    00:16:30 Carl Verheyen - What is it that makes one player sound so different? It's the line. The way players construct their line
    00:18:26 Key of A in one position - you run out of notes
    00:18:37 Start below the position and work above it my working diagonally
    00:19:42 Little insight on Van Halen - using patterns which might move out of key
    00:20:11 Yngwie Malmstein - Always in key
    00:20:17 Allan Holdsworth and Ollie Halsall (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcCoPmVLwjE)
    00:21:04 Flesh out the Dorian mode in Am
    00:25:30 second jam
    00:32:27 Considering the style, techniques and delivery of the lines: we'll make this the focus for next time
    00:32:49 Homework - look at TrueFire, play over backing tracks and consider your note choice and the techniques you are using
    00:33:49 Make your mistakes in the Woodshed
    00:34:55 Then take your ideas into rehearsal
    00:36:19 Use a metronome while figuring stuff out
    00:36:33 Home is where you get your stuff together, rehearsal and home are where you make mistakes and live is where you make as few mistakes as possible

    • 38 min
    Guitar lesson on opening up the pentatonic scale

    Guitar lesson on opening up the pentatonic scale

    We’re back!! Thank you for sticking with us and waiting patiently, or indeed finding us for the first time. Please look back at our back catalogue and subscribe to our podcast on whatever platform you listen to podcasts on. Tell all your guitar playing friends and perhaps even get directly in touch with us or leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help us more than anything else.
    In this lesson, Dan and I return to look at the Pentatonic scale and how it can be used over a Blues major shuffle or over a minor Blues progression. We look at a couple of notes which can be added for a different ‘flavour’ and be used to change the feel of your improvising. Here we add in first the tritone or flattened fifth note to play the Blues scale. Second we add in the major second or ninth note to play a hexatonic scale or the pedestrian minor scale.
    There are a couple of backing tracks we use around 19 minutes and 29 minutes in. The first is a Chicago Blues Shuffle Backing Track (E) and the latter is called Soulful Chill in Eminor, by Elevated Jam Tracks. Concluding with some cud chewing about rhythm playing, we hope that this lesson has something of value in it, whatever your skill level.
    Timings for the SoundCloud audio version
    00:01:40 Dan's album during lockdown - album on Spotify called Flight
    00:02:26 Introduction to the TrueFire Platform
    00:02:54 We will be hopefully making shorter and concise lessons
    00:03:14 What is the plan for our lesson today?
    00:04:32 How to get slightly away from the position 1 pentatonic box and give yourself a few more options to play
    00:06:00 Start with the pentatonic Em pentatonic in position 1
    00:06:35 Mirror on the octave position
    00:07:03 Change to the Blues scale by adding a Bb (b5)
    00:08:08 Why do people get locked into these patterns?
    00:09:59 Blues playing - minor over major chords
    00:10:07 Greg Koch - TrueFire video on Jeff Beck
    00:11:18 Let's look at neutral notes
    00:13:27 What else is there that we can add to both a major or minor blues scenario?
    00:14:21 The b5 note is already playing outside the key as a deliberate tension or flavour
    00:15:39 Played on it's own it sounds like Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
    00:15:45 Adding the second, F#, works in both a major and a minor scenario
    00:17:09 The octave up position with the F# added in
    00:18:08 This is called the hexitonal scale or the pedestrian minor
    00:19:09 Setting up the first backing track: Chicago Blues Shuffle Backing Track (E) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_BPMCYcl8Y)
    00:19:37 Soloing over the backing track with pentatonic position 5 only
    00:20:40 Now we use the Blues Scale (adding in the Bb note)
    00:21:46 Now the hexitonal - adding the F# or the major second
    00:22:51 Put it all together - Blues and major second
    00:24:11 The added F# changes the vibe quite drastically
    00:24:49 Play through the Blues note quite quickly as an inflection
    00:25:26 Nine Inch Nails use of the b5 and the Ace of Spades
    00:26:35 A standard track in Em rather than the major Blues Shuffle
    00:27:57 Interlocking pentatonic shape like a jigsaw on the fretboard
    00:29:12 Elevated Jam Tracks - Soulful Chill in Eminor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBZepOP0mvI)
    00:32:16 Follow down through the positions and keep your rhythmic intent
    00:33:26 Following rhythmic play through the scales
    00:35:31 A simple way to increase interest in a pentatonic scale by adding the F# note

    • 38 min
    Guitar lesson on harmonies and how best to use them

    Guitar lesson on harmonies and how best to use them

    In this lesson, Dan and I return with an audio only lesson but a really useful lesson on harmonizing guitar parts. In this lesson: Dan defines what it means to harmonize guitar parts, we examine how this is different to pitch shifting when working in a key, we play the C major scale with harmony parts in 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and so on, we harmonize the theme tune for Eastenders (PAAAAT!!) and we try to harmonize a lick with bends in it (I struggle with bending over another part). The lesson ends with some discussion about the issues you may face when harmonizing, Dan gives some practical uses including the riff for Led Zeppelin’s Rock n’ Roll and finally there is a summary of the learning points of the lesson and notable tips.

    00:00:59 Setting up this lesson on guitar harmonies and harmony vocals
    00:05:01 Defining a harmony part
    00:06:53 If you just keep the same distance between the two notes, some notes will fall out of key
    00:08:35 Conclusion: harmonizing is not the same as pitch shifting
    00:10:06 How a harmonizer pedal works
    00:11:16 Harmonizing the C major scale
    00:12:13 Adding a number to each note in the scale
    00:17:46 Dan and I playing the C major in unison
    00:17:58 Discussion around 2nds and our next activity
    00:18:52 Dan and I playing the c major scale a 2nd apart
    00:20:16 Discussion around 3rds
    00:21:03 Dan and I playing the C major scale a 3rd apart
    00:21:45 Discussion around 4ths
    00:22:53 Dan and I playing the c major scale a 4th apart
    00:23:39 2-part harmony vs multiple parts
    00:24:16 Dan and I playing the c major scale a 5th apart
    00:26:07 Dan and I playing the c major scale a 6th apart
    00:27:10 Discussion around 7ths
    00:27:30 Dan and I playing the c major scale a 7th apart
    00:28:17 Dan and I playing the c major scale an octave apart
    00:31:42 9ths
    00:32:31 Practical applications of harmonies
    00:32:37 Practical application 1: harmonising a simple melody (Eastenders)
    00:39:18 Playing harmony 3rds from the B string to the top E string
    00:41:19 Back to the Eastenders theme tune and our harmonisation demonstration
    00:44:26 What are the practical uses for the Eastenders harmonization idea
    00:45:16 Using an idea which the guitar is specifically good at - bending in harmony
    00:50:36 Harmonizing the D major pentatonic scale
    00:53:31 Back to our bending lick and harmonizing using the A dorian scale
    00:55:34 Rock and Roll (Led Zep) - harmonizing rhythm parts
    00:58:05 Summary of lesson and some final points

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Video Guitar Lesson 18b: Which pedals are most useful and what do they all do?

    Video Guitar Lesson 18b: Which pedals are most useful and what do they all do?

    THE TWO VIDEOS FOR THIS ONE WOULD BE HELPFUL:
    https://youtu.be/K7N1TxJm17k
    https://youtu.be/BSAEidhkFcU

    In this lesson, Dan talks pedals and pedalboards.  We take a tour round his board and a small tour round mine too.  Then we examine the question (from the perspective of a beginner) of what pedal someone could start out with.  Dan also gives his wisdom on some ways which you can keep in mind the big picture (perhaps of a pedalboard) and get the pedals which are the most useful.

    There’s a really big section in which Dan walks me through what the different uses of the Strymon Timeline are and also regularly demonstrates a wide range of pedals with examples.

    00:00:33 Start of main lesson
    00:02:11 Using the Timeline - set to Pink Floyd Run Like Hell
    00:03:19 Timeline setting - Reverse Delay
    00:04:30 Timeline setting for Purple Rain
    00:05:12 With a lighter chorus sound
    00:05:29 Ducking delay
    00:05:50 Clean boost
    00:06:27 Different boosts
    00:06:52 Wah wah pedal on
    00:07:19 Sweep Filter
    00:07:43 With compression
    00:08:00 Octave pedal effect
    00:08:28 Delay for Pink Floyd's - Another Brick in the Wall
    00:13:15 Dan playing through my pedalboard
    00:13:30 Corona TC Electronic Chorus
    00:14:11 Increasing the depth
    00:14:26 Delay Boss DSD3
    00:15:21 Sampler?
    00:15:34 Boss compressor CS3
    00:16:34 Using a compressor pedal as a clean boost
    00:17:05 Boss Overdrive OD3
    00:17:32 A little trick is to leave the drive down and use the level as a boost
    00:18:11 Reverb HOF mini
    00:18:47 Boss GE7 Equaliser
    00:20:06 Stripping it back to beginner level
    00:20:29 Running with the question - what pedal ought I buy?
    00:20:40 The 'ice' delay setting - pitch shifted delay
    00:24:09 Srtymon - Timeline
    00:25:22 Timeline: The Wall
    00:25:54 Timeline: Always
    00:26:43 Timeline: Ice
    00:26:49 Timeline: Duck
    00:27:14 Timeline: Purple Rain
    00:28:09 Timeline: Streets have no name
    00:28:52 Timeline: Reverse delay
    00:29:34 Timeline: Tape delay (slapback rock and roll)
    00:30:10 Timeline: multi-tap (run like hell)
    00:30:55 Dan's tips on what pedals to buy
    00:31:18 Tremolo - slapback delay (50s)
    00:31:30 Less delay, wah wah and fuzz (60s)
    00:31:56 Analog delays and chorus (70s)
    00:32:52 Chorus and big delay (80s)
    00:34:50 Into the Great Wide Open through the looper as a basis for a jam track
    00:37:54 First pedal for Dan would be an overdrive
    00:41:01 Explanation of overdrive
    00:44:27 A good idea for a second pedal - a clean boost
    00:44:49 On a clean channel - take into a solo
    00:47:37 On a drive setting - a similar application shows the difference in lift
    00:50:15 Buffered vs true bypass
    00:55:37 Another great pedal is a wah wah
    01:01:18 Next suggestion is a compressor
    01:03:07 Good for Country music
    01:03:46 Using a slight driven sound the compressor sustains the notes
    01:06:11 Next type of pedal we discuss is a phaser
    01:07:18 Using a phaser on Money (Pink Floyd)
    01:08:05 You do something to me - Paul Weller
    01:10:12 Another pedal to consider is a flanger
    01:11:44 Next pedal is a chorus
    01:13:02 Demo - chorus
    01:14:18 Tremolo effect
    01:17:27 Dan explains how he practically uses his board live
    01:20:01 What is delay? Quick rundown
    01:26:30 Tying your cables together and prepping your board for a quick setup

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Video Guitar Lesson 18a - Rundown And Overview Of Our Pedalboards

    Video Guitar Lesson 18a - Rundown And Overview Of Our Pedalboards

    THE TWO VIDEOS FOR THIS ONE WOULD BE HELPFUL:
    https://youtu.be/K7N1TxJm17k
    https://youtu.be/BSAEidhkFcU

    This is the preamble for lesson 18, in which Dan and I take the viewer through our pedalboards, briefly describing what the pedal does and how we put together our pedalboard.

    See lesson 18b for the full lesson

    • 13 min
    Video Guitar Lesson 17, part 2: Solo Acoustic Ideas - Using A Looper Pedal

    Video Guitar Lesson 17, part 2: Solo Acoustic Ideas - Using A Looper Pedal

    In this lesson, Dan helps me out with my acoustic sound for a performance I have been asked to do for my sister-in-law’s wedding. I am performing several songs at the front of their service some of which they have chosen and some of which they have asked me to come up with. As there is a delay on publishing our episodes, this comes after I have actually done the performance and it went very well, particularly because of Dan’s excellent advice and suggestion to use a looper pedal which I followed.
    In the second part of this lesson, we take a look at how to arrange multiple parts for the looper pedal performance, particularly covering “Something” by the Beatles.
    In the end, the performance was of the following songs:
    1) ‘Something’ by the Beatles: Played while the wedding party awaited the arrival of the bride
    2) ‘Textbook’ by We Are Scientists: Played as my sister-in-law walked up the aisle
    3) ‘Pretty Ugly Before’ by Elliott Smith: Played while the register was being signed
    4) ‘I Don’t Want to Know’ by Fleetwood Mac: Played as everyone left
    Most songs were played using my Boss RC30 to create a long loop, then some layers added to this on the fly along with some melodic playing and improvisation. On ‘Textbook’ the Looper was not utilised but I used reverb, chorus and a bit of delay to build the atmosphere. The acoustic amp I use is the Marshall AS100D which is great and has an effects loop with the downside of being very heavy.
    Timings
    00:01:05 Equipment which I have bought to the lesson: Gibson J45, Looper RC30, Marshall AS100D
    00:01:51 Outlining the four songs I'm doing as part of this performance
    00:03:11 Advantages and disadvantages to playing acoustic rather than electric
    00:05:55 An experiment to discover what will happen when I push the AS100D a little harder
    00:06:41 The low "A" note bass response feedback and how to solve using a soundhole cover
    00:11:42 Alternative idea - you could use a volume pedal
    00:12:47 Experimenting with the controls on the AS100D
    00:17:49 Dan demonstrating 'digging in' on an acoustic
    00:19:30 Another thing about the settings on your amp: you want the amp set so you can use "touch" to control the volume and response
    00:21:11 Getting onto the songs with the looper
    00:24:31 Dan's first go with the looper playing “Something” by the Beatles
    00:25:56 Dan's second loop with correct start and end
    00:29:23 Identifying the double stops which Dan was using
    00:32:09 Dan's suggestion to layer the Am section
    00:33:39 Overdubbing the Am section
    00:37:47 Dan harmonising the melody of the singer using guitar loops overdubbed
    00:44:02 Breakdown of the Am part
    00:46:16 Quick discussion about the key change and whether to include it
    00:48:04 Considering other equipment like amps, pedals and different types of guitar instruments to get used to in their own right
    00:51:27 “Textbook” by We are Scientists
    00:52:06 “Pretty Ugly Before” by Elliott Smith
    00:56:11 Dan recording a generic chord progression and the value of double stops on acoustic
    00:56:27 a) using single notes
    00:56:52 b) up an octave
    00:57:33 c) using sixths (interval)
    00:58:00 d) using arpeggios
    00:58:29 e) some more double stops
    00:58:57 f) using arpeggiated triads
    00:59:11 g) playing quicker - e.g. sweep picking
    01:00:01 h) superimposing different chords
    01:00:21 i) octaves played concurrently
    01:05:51 I Don't Wanna Know Fleetwood Mac

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

carlos (uk) ,

Brilliant

Best Guitar show on podcast media. Great balance between practical theory and the “need to know stuff “ that helps aspiring guitar players .

Bedbear92 ,

Tune in tone up review

I have to say that I am not a good guitarist but this is definitely an improvement on the days of Bert Wheedon!

Sheilanz ,

Great playing

I just heard the last lesson on blues and really liked the guitar playing. Very listenable, thanks

You Might Also Like

Desi Serna
Phillip Mcknight
Lee Anderson
Steve Stine
Wampler Pedals
Guitar Nerds