Check out my videos!

Below is a collection of videos from my YouTube channels. I will be creating more teaching videos in the future, so let me know if there are any musical concepts or techniques you'd like me to cover. I have 2 channels. Most of the videos below are from my artist channel. You can check it out here. I also have a brand new teaching channel here. I will be posting new content every 1 to 2 weeks, so be sure to subscribe!

Jazz up your blues guitar in 3 levels!

In today's lesson, I will show you how to inject some jazz into your blues guitar in 3 levels. Firstly, we will look at 251's, then diminished arpeggios, and finally the altered scale. I will show you how to use these techniques when playing over a simple 12-bar blues in G. When we combine this with the pentatonics and blues licks we already know, it adds a whole new level of sophistication to our blues playing. Get the accompanying TAB here.

Play guitar solos like Django, Page, and Greenwood using chord tones!

Hi there, and welcome to another guitar lesson! Today I will be looking at chord tones, in particular the way Django Reinhardt, Jimmy Page, and Jonny Greenwood used them to create powerful melody lines. I will play examples from three iconic guitar parts (Django's Tiger, Stairway to Heaven, and Creep) and break down how these guitar greats used chord tones on the changes to elevate the melody from something that sounds OK to something that sounds great.

Play guitar solos like Django, Page, and Greenwood using chord tones!

Hi there, and welcome to another guitar lesson! Today I will be looking at chord tones, in particular the way Django Reinhardt, Jimmy Page, and Jonny Greenwood used them to create powerful melody lines. I will play examples from three iconic guitar parts (Django's Tiger, Stairway to Heaven, and Creep) and break down how these guitar greats used chord tones on the changes to elevate the melody from something that sounds OK to something that sounds great.

3 Guitar Techniques to Djangofy your playing!

Many years ago, my dad threw a Django Reinhardt cassette at me and said, "Listen to this!" I was blown away by his melodies, his virtuosity, and the beauty of his music. Ever since then, he has been my favourite guitarist. In today's lesson, I will show you three guitar techniques that Django used to create his iconic and incredibly unique sound. I will show you a Django enclosure, some arpeggios, and some string bends that will instantly give you that classic Gypsy Jazz sound. Get the accompanying TAB here.

Can you feel the sun? | Original composition

As well as teaching guitar, I love writing and recording my own music. This is a song I recorded in the blistering heat of Italy and then later finished off in Amsterdam. I feel that it captures the moment very well, and when I listen to it, I get transported back to that hot day in Toscana. Music is like a time machine for me. You can hear more of my compositions at www.jessereedsongs.com

Can you feel the sun? | Original composition

As well as teaching guitar, I love writing and recording my own music. This is a song I recorded in the blistering heat of Italy and then later finished off in Amsterdam. I feel that it captures the moment very well, and when I listen to it, I get transported back to that hot day in Toscana. Music is like a time machine for me. You can hear more of my compositions at www.jessereedsongs.com

5 Guitar Techniques to Hendrixify your playing!

Jimi Hendrix is one of my very favourite guitar players. In this video, I will show you five guitar techniques Jimi used to create his iconic sound. Get the accompanying TAB here.

Could this be the BEST open tuning for guitar?

I have been playing with this G6 open tuning for a few years now, and it is by far my favourite open tuning for guitar. It sounds beautiful, it is easy to learn due to the fact that four of the strings are the same as standard tuning, and it is incredibly versatile. In this lesson, I give some examples of what you can do with this beautiful G6 tuning. Get the accompanying TAB here.

Could this be the BEST open tuning for guitar?

I have been playing with this G6 open tuning for a few years now, and it is by far my favourite open tuning for guitar. It sounds beautiful, it is easy to learn due to the fact that four of the strings are the same as standard tuning, and it is incredibly versatile. In this lesson, I give some examples of what you can do with this beautiful G6 tuning. Get the accompanying TAB here.

Fading stones | Original composition

Fading Stones is a track from the album "The Edge of the Middle," which I recorded at Boomker Sounds studio in Florence, Italy, with the band Roots United. I later shot this video on a boat in Amsterdam with Giancarlo Di Vanni on cajon.

The Dark Side of Ukulele

This is just a bit of fun to show you that even a little instrument like the ukulele can pack quite a punch. It is also an example of how we can be free with our playing and take joy in breaking the rules. Who decided that the ukulele had to be cute?

The Dark Side of Ukulele

This is just a bit of fun to show you that even a little instrument like the ukulele can pack quite a punch. It is also an example of how we can be free with our playing and take joy in breaking the rules. Who decided that the ukulele had to be cute?

Front porch jam

A big part of my playing is improvisation. I love it because it allows me to escape all of my problems and just be in the moment with the music I create. Here is an example of an improvisation I made on a front porch with the sound of nature sometimes taking the lead.

Ghost Town | The Specials

This is my arrangement of Ghost Town by the Specials. I made it a few years ago when I lived on a little boat in Amsterdam. The sound quality isn't great, but it has received so much positive feedback that I thought I'd put it here for you to enjoy.

Ghost Town | The Specials

This is my arrangement of Ghost Town by the Specials. I made it a few years ago when I lived on a little boat in Amsterdam. The sound quality isn't great, but it has received so much positive feedback that I thought I'd put it here for you to enjoy.