The other day I talked briefly about how much I love the playing of Jimi Hendrix.

Why was he so special?

Well, there are many reasons.


For me, one reason is that a lot of his peers would play the same chord progression over and over for a song…

…And they would often play the same thing in the same way each time – rarely changing anything up.

Jimi though, was never content with doing that.


He would constantly embellish, tweak, and add groove to a boring old chord progression.

He was always looking for new ways to take a song to the next level.

For me, he was the best at this.

…And this topic of spicing up chord progressions is the focus of a new episode of the Acoustic Asylum podcast.


I get asked a fair bit about how to add melody to chords.

Well, this is one of the many ways of doing so.

Give the podcast a listen if this interests you.

In the podcast, I’m also sharing some really cool musical examples of how to improve your aural skills and musicality using “Immersive Listening”.

…And I share some tips on the power of adding a specific workout to your playing!

…As well as a little story about Dave, who was one of my most successful students and what you can learn from him on the guitar.


I hope you enjoy the episode.

You can check it out below if you have an iPhone device.

Listen to the Acoustic Asylum


Or you can listen in a variety of other ways HERE.



Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


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