Category Archives: Lessons

Lessons and exercises written by guitar tutor John Wilmshurst. Updated every week.

New guitar tuition studio in Berowra!

I am pleased to announce that in its 14th year, John Wilmshurst Guitar Tuition will be opening a new teaching … Read More...

Study Piece | Rumble – Link Wray

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Link Wray

Link Wray

This lesson we’re going to look at one of the earliest pieces of bona fide rock … Read More...

The B7 Chord

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This lesson is about a very popular chord in guitar playing – the B7 chord.

A seventh chordRead More...

Using the G Major Scale – Study Piece

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Last lesson we looked at the G Major Scale and how to play it, so in this lesson … Read More...

The G Major Scale

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Time to get positive!!

So far we’ve mostly been working on minor scales, which are known for their … Read More...

The B Minor Chord

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In this lesson we are going to learn how to play the chord B Minor.

Like the … Read More...

Guitar Technique 4 – Bends

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This lesson is going to be a little longer than usual, so now is the time to grab … Read More...

Guitar Technique 3 – Pull Offs

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Earlier in the series we looked at a couple of useful guitar techniques for moving between notes, mainly … Read More...

Study Piece | Power Chords (5 chords)

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Last time we looked at power chords and how to play them using a simple two fingered shape.  … Read More...

Musical Alphabet | Chromatic Scale pt 2

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Last week we looked at the musical alphabet, otherwise known as the chromatic scale and how to count … Read More...

Musical Alphabet | Chromatic Scale pt 1

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Today we are going to be looking at the musical alphabet, otherwise known as the chromatic scale.  The … Read More...

Power Chords | 5 Chords

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Today we are looking at power chords, the corner stone of ROCK!!
Actually, power chords are used in … Read More...

Using the Em Pentatonic Scale

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In this lesson we will be looking at last week’s scale and playing a short track with it.  … Read More...

The Pentatonic Scale | E Minor

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This lesson we are looking at what is possibly the most famous scale of all, the pentatonic scale!Read More...

The F Major Chord

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In this lesson we are going to learn how to play the chord F Major.

This chord will … Read More...