How to Play Back in Black on Guitar

This video is how to play “Back in Black” by AC/DC. Their guitarist, Angus Young, plays the song electric which I also do at the start of the lesson. But then I quickly switch over to the acoustic to teach you the song because it has more clarity and hopefully without the distortion you can hear the complex rhythms better.

This song is definitely mid-advanced level. It sounds easy at first but the rhythms are rather complex. I must confess that when I first trying to learn the song I thought it was going to be a lot easier than it […] Read more

Pick or No Pick for Beginner Guitar Players

Many beginning guitar students struggle with the following question: to use a pick or to use fingers to play? Are picks just another unnecessary product that companies can make money off of? Will one’s fingers develop callouses and scars if one plays without a pick?


Some guitar players maintain that the pick vs. fingers debate is largely based on sound preference. Playing with one’s fingers makes a different sound on guitar strings than does a pick, and the sound that the player prefers should determine their choice of pick or fingers. Different types and brands of picks sound different, so if […] Read more

Top 5 Electric Guitars to Buy Under $200 for Beginners

When you’re new to learning electric guitar, the wide variety of instruments to choose from can be overwhelming. Which to start out on? Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher Dyce Kimura has some advice just for you!


Fender Squier Strat

Your first model to consider might be a Fender Squier Strat, which sells for around $199. Dyce calls this “an excellent guitar, with hot, loud pickups that work well for all styles: blues and rock and pop.” He adds: “It has a great neck and feel. This guitar is all business!”

Find a Fender Squier Strat online.

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SRV/Albert King Blues Phrase in E

This phrase was originally an Albert King phrase but Stevie Ray Vaughan made it famous. This is set in context of a standard slow blues in the key of E. If played correctly it sounds very nasty and jazzy and fast all at the same time. It is an intermediate/advanced level phrase.
I purposely focus the teaching on the “first half” of the phrase and leave the ending open for you to decided what suffix will work best for you. As you can see in my demo of the playing in context with an actual blues song, there are so many ways to use this phrase so I did not want to limit you to a certain suffix. I do give several ideas tho for you to draw from as you formulate your own ideas.
Gear for this vid: SRV strat, ’74 dyna comp MXR, AnalogMan King of Tone, Boss DD-7 Delay, ’66 Fender Super Reverb

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