You’re Mighty by J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise on Guitar

This is the latest song I have gotten down since starting at the Rock Church in Birmingham this year.

This song has alot going on but once I actually started picking all the parts out, I found that it was easier than I thought, at least for guitar.

Even though there are a few mess up in the beginning you get the just of what is going on.

For guitar, the part starts off with a pretty heavy distortion and sustains that same tone generally throughout. For this one I am playing directly out of a Fender Mustang and using its onboard effects.


I mostly play all the licks off of Eb Minor. If the minor scale has been troubling you, this may help as well.

There are some odd timing licks that feel weird on the breakdown but once you get a feel for it, you just know when its coming.

For a breakdown of this song leave a comment and I will make another video for some of the trouble spots.

My church is doing alot of J.J. Hairstons, stuff so get ready for some more coming soon

For more free content on taking your guitar playing to the NEXT LEVEL check out some of my other video breakdowns.

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Metronome Exercises for Guitar

These are more exercises to increase finger strength. Some may seem boring but it really works. If you are sitting down watching TV, this would be a great time to do this exercise however, focused practice will create best results quicker. Do you want to be a virtuoso?

That may be the route you should go.


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Minor Arpeggios Exercise

Get this under your fingers and you will never be disappointed with your playing. Arpeggios will add so much color to your playing and allow you freedom to move a great distance across the fretboard easily and elegantly. Couple this with some scales and chords and you are a triple threat in any scenario.

These exercises have allowed my to get see the fretboard in a totally different light and rediscover my guitar playing. Songs ideas and progressions just come out of nowhere and my tone actually improves when I play because I want the cleanest sound possible.

Try it for yourself and let me know how it works for you.

Have some killer ideas you want me to reverse engineer?

Leave it in the comment section

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Dominant Pentatonic Scale

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You can get so creative with this scale its unbelievable.

Try it out and tell me what you think. You will automatically become a better player just by knowing how to use this scale. Way better than just doing a Mixolydian scale.

Add color to your solos and improvise like a true professional.

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Chord Melody Exercise for Guitar

The grand daddy of guitar playing. Chord soloing, is you can master chord soloing coupled with a bit of marketing, you can write your own ticket to going full time as a musician. This exercise is design to get you familiar with playing chords and single line notes at the same time.

Many guitarists struggle to get a grasp just on chords or just on soloing in general, the two together will make one a virtuoso, to accomplish virtuosity commitment and discipline is required to make that happen.

This is a great place to start, because you now can piggy back off my ideas and develop your own unique sound.

Leave you comments questions and suggestions and let’s continue the journey together.


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Fluid Pentatonics Challenge #5 of 84

I am really seeing the fluidity of the instrument as a whole. I stretch a bit when playing the minor 3rd’s on the lower strings but it is fun. You feel as if you are conquering a mountain.

I plan on learning these licks in different keys through the circle of 5th’s and 4th’s to see even more insights of the fretboard and the sound.

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