Instantly get everything I make, and then some.
Get all the new music I release, plus bonus items from my back-catalog, subscriber-only specials, and exclusive access to my fan community. more info
You’re a subscriber Thank you!
Now YOU Shred photo

IT'S TIME TO GET OUT OF THE RUT! These tracks are hella fun to shred to, but they're ALSO made to teach you stuff. My goal is to get you to play what you hear in your head, and to get what you hear in your head to go with the chords. This is the way to achieve real confidence in your playing. I won't sugar coat it though, there are no short cuts. Your job is to PRACTICE. Learn the material that comes with each of these tracks and then jam, jam jam! I tell my students 25 minutes of focused practice a day will get to the point where you can play what you hear, and you will be STOKED. But obviously, the more the better!

All the following will be available with a standard subscription:

* ALL THE TRACKS: STREAMING OR DOWNLOAD, AND ALL THE FUTURE TRACKS AS I UPLOAD THEM (1-3 NEW ONES A WEEK)

*SEPARATE STEREO TRACKS OF ALL THE INSTRUMENTS SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN MIX IF YOU WANT. USE THEM IN YOUR PROJECTS OR LET THE JAM TRACK BE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR OWN RECORDING PROJECT.

*CHORD CHARTS WITH ALL THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TIME SIGNATURE, HITS, REPEATS SECTIONS ETC.

*SCALE CHARTS TO STUDY AND MEMORIZE THE SCALE PATTERNS.

*EXPLANATORY VIDEOS DETAILING EACH TRACK, DISCUSSING THEORY, SCALES AND GIVING YOU IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE TIPS.

*SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL, MANY TRACKS and MOST VIDEOS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP.

*AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, this stuff takes a lot of time to produce, so you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are making all this possible. I don't have any other job (there's no way I could and still have enough time to do this) and I ain't rich! But I do love to teach, and I am extremely passionate about getting more people to play music, and play it well, Because a world with more shredding musicians is a world I want to live in! How about you?

How do you use this material?

1. LEARN THE CHORDS. There's a chord chart provided for most of the tracks here. Learn the chords. To play melody (AKA a guitar solo, it's good to know the harmony!

2. STUDY THE SCALES. There's also a scale chart provided for most of these tracks. The best way to learn each scale in 1 octave bits, starting and ending on a root. This way you will be able to recognize the recurring patterns they form. Sometimes you will have to change the scales to go with the chords, another reason why you should learn the chords!

3. WATCH THE VIDEO FOR SPECIFIC JAMMING TIPS. I've started to include a video with the latest tracks. They will give you some insights that are specific to the track you are about to jam to.

4. JAM! Play along with the tracks, using the correct chords and scales. DON'T ZONE OUT. Pay attention. Be deliberate. Try to play what you hear, not what your fingers want to do. Do it a lot!

5. I know what the next question is: WHAT DO I PLAY? Musical styles are like different languages. So you have to go learn some of the basic licks for each style. I'll tell you that most rock licks come from the blues, so you should definitely learn some blues licks! Luckily there are only like 10 blues licks you need to know. GO LEARN THEM. You'll be happy you did. I'm going to put up a lick library too, I promise, but in the meantime, there are 1000 places you can go to learn some basic blues licks. MASTER THEM, AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO PLAY THEM IN ANY KEY. You will find that there ain't much difference between B.B King, Jimmy Page and Kirk Hammet!

5. BE OBSERVANT! Listen to what you are playing and be critical (in a positive way). Notice problems in your playing and FIX THEM. One by one. Invent exercises. You can be your best teacher. Don't crush yourself with unrealistic expectations. Getting good at anything is about perseverance. Find the problems and fix them one by one and eventually, you won't have many. They say 10,000 hours will make anyone a master! They also say a journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step. Anyway, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY, SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL HAVE FUN!


CLICK HERE FOR 5 BASIC STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU ARE STARTING FROM NOTHING: nowyoushred.com

NOW GO GET GOOD!

Thanks so much for your support, I couldn't do it without you guys!

All music is produced at Neverland Studios in Oakland, Ca.

What you get:

You’re a subscriberThank you!
* Downloads are DRM-free and available in MP3, FLAC and more.

Thank you for subscribing!

  • You can now listen to your music via the free Bandcamp app for Android and iOS and/or you can download your music by clicking the link in the receipt email from your computer.
  • You now have access to subscriber-exclusive merchandise.