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The Major Pentatonic Scale

A 25 year old recording where I am practising lead guitar at home with an exercise based on the major pentatonic scale that had been set by my guitar teacher. The article includes a description of pentatonic scales and their use in guitar solos and improvisations.

On the Advent of 5G

Should we be concerned about 5G networks? While the UK worries about security issues, should there perhaps be more concern about health risks, the proliferation of masts and the sweeping changes to everyday life that will accompany 5G?

“She Moved Through the Fair”

Moved Through the Fair

A few years ago, a friend declared a new interest in folk music and asked for some recommendations to serve as an introduction to the genre. As an example of an Irish song that has permeated the folk music of the British Isles (and beyond) with many recordings by various artistes spanning at least 6 decades, “She Moved Through the Fair” would be a necessary inclusion in my list.

Light of Other Days

Light of Other Days

This improvised guitar duet marks the very first time that I played with my good friend Dave Spector. It was recorded in 1999 soon after we graduated from LGU where I had built my MIDI enabled guitar. To celebrate graduation, we decided get together and make some guitar music. This is the first piece that we played on that occasion and was intended as a ….

Jackson Stealth Pro 1992

Stealth Pro

Upon recently releasing my Jackson Stealth from its case,   I was surprised to find that it needed very little attention or even tuning.  Realising that the instrument is now 25 years old,   I decided that this was a good time for a re-appraisal of the history and specifications of the Jackson Stealth along with the Pro series of Japanese imports and within the context of my own experience of the guitars in the early 1990s ….