I'm honoured to announce that I'm now an official Carl Martin FX artist! I've been using their pedals for over a year now and am thrilled to be working with the guys that make some of the best pedals in the business. Click on the image to visit the Carl Martin website
PRACTICE AT RICK'S GUITAR SCHOOL USING THE FREE METRONOME! Click image to get started
RICK'S QUICK BUT SLICK SERIES IS LIVE! Click on the image to get started
NEW LESSON AVAILABLE!
SCALES I USE FOR 12 BAR BLUES: A Contemporary Approach
For this latest lesson I take you through my specific approach to soloing over 12 bar blues progressions. The lesson itself is based around 3 killer solos over 3 different style blues backing tracks (in different keys and at different tempos). I take you through my though processes and discuss every single scale that I use within the example solos . The solos themselves include an awesome array of tasty licks, lines and techniques that you can digest and incorporate into your own playing and contain a wide variety of scales such as modal and altered pentatonics, melodic minor modes and diminished scales.
Brand New Video Lesson - 'Insideout' with extra bonus video and Tab!
In this video lesson I do a complete bar by bar breakdown of the title track from my 2010 album 'Insideout'. This track is full of my trademark licks and lines as well as modern soloing techniques. For a limited time it comes with extra bonus video and tab. The package includes:
2 HD 1080p videos Full performance of 'Insideout' (dual camera angle) Bar by bar breakdown video lesson (dual camera angle) mp3 backing track mp3 track of just drums and solo guitar mp3 'Insideout' album version 2 pdf files Full tab/transcription plus extra pdf
FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY THIS PACK COMES WITH EXTRA BONUS VIDEO AND TAB! Visit the LESSONS PAGE
BRAND NEW VIDEO SERIES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD! J.S.Bach - Goldberg Variations arranged for electric guitar: Variation#1
The first variation in this series is now live and available for you to download. In this lesson I take you through the upper and lower voices of my own arrangement of Variation number 1. It's simply full of beautiful lines which are a fine example of tension and resolution and can serve as a superb way of improving not only your technique but also your improvisation through targeting chord tones.
In this lesson I discuss some of the scale and arpeggio choices that I make when playing over a static groove. These include regular diatonic arpeggio scale choices to more far out melodic minor and diminished scale ideas. Although this lesson is suitable for any player of any style, the rock player looking to advance into more fusion based territory will really benefit from this.
The package includes:
5 Very cool, high quality backing tracks 3 HD 1080p Videos 19 minute video lesson 2 demonstration solo videos 13 page PDF lesson with tables and scale diagrams