Mick Dennis Guitarist

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Technique/Theory

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Guitar Technique - Ultimate Barring Challenge
In this video, I am demonstrating how to do bar fingerings on the guitar fingerboard using the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers. I show bar fingerings of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 strings at a time! 
PLEASE NOTE: I am using a Gibson Les Paul with low action and light gauge strings. Proceed with caution! Slow and Steady Wins the Race!
The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, PICKBOY Exotic Pick-horn. The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus with the FiLMiC Pro using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Europa-Key Of Am-combining negative-positive harmony
The PDF lesson sheets feature the chord progression of the backing track and a guitar tab "pencil sketch" of the guitar solo that I created for this video.
4:20 - play your own solo!
5:08 - trade 4's
In this video I am applying the concept of "negative harmony" to the progression of Europa by Carlos Santana in the Key of Am. Each of the original chords in the progression is proceeded by it's negative harmony. For example, the original first chord of Dm7 is proceeded by a Gm7 chord.
You can go to my video "Europa - Key of Am - improvising with pentatonic chords" where I go through the basic chord progression.
The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster (Channel 1), Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master, ART Levelar-Tube Compressor, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Road Hog cable, Herco Flex 75-Holy Grail Guitar Pick.
The backing track is using the iReal Pro app with an iPad Air being played through Tapco S-5 Active Studio monitors.
The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone. Lighting is "2" Fancier Studio Fan 500A 3 LED Light Panels.

How to hold a bass note with each finger and improvise a melody
In this video I am holding bass notes on the 6th string with my thumb and then with each finger individually and playing small pieces of the C major scale to create melodies based around the C(I), F(IV) and G(V) chords in the Key of C. 
The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon right angle cable, PICKBOY Exotic Pick-ebony.
GUITAR PLAYER HACK: use a right angle cable if you want to sit comfortably on a couch.
The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Guitar Shred Tutorial - A Dorian - D Mixolydian
The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior, D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Strings 09-42, Horizon cable, Golden Gate MP-12 Deluxe Tortoise Style Mandolin Pick.
The video was shot with an iPhone 6s Plus using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

In this video, I am demonstrating how to add notes from the E major pentatonic scale for the E triads and A major pentatonic scale for the A triads. I'm also adding the sus4 note to each of these triads. 
NOTE: You could also refer to this "theoretical concept" as using 1) E hexatonic scale - E F# G# A B C# for the E chord and 2) A hexatonic scale - A B C# D E F# for the A chord.
NOTE: You could also refer to this "theoretical concept" as using 1) a combination of the E major triad - E G# B  & F# minor triad - F# A C# for the E chord and 2) a combination of the A Major Triad - A C# E  & Bm triad - B D F# for the A chord. These rhythm guitar devices have been used by many guitar players, including Jimi Hendrix. The equipment being used is: Gibson Les Paul Historic, Dunlop ULTEX .060 large triangle pick, Horizon 15' cable, Custom Billm Modified Fender Blues Junior.
The video was shot with an iPad air using a Tascam iM2 stereo condenser microphone.

Dm chord over descending bass line-Jan. 11, 2012

In this video tutorial I am using a Taylor 12 string guitar to play an original riff that uses "3" inversions of a Dm chord

on strings 321 combined with a descending bass line of: D C B Bb. 

The chord progression could be notated as: Dm - Dm/C - Dm/B - Dm/Bb or 

Dm - Dm7/C - Bm7b5 - Bbmaj7.

Strumming 16th Note Rhythms-Acoustic Guitar-July 6, 2010-Part 2

Part 2 of a tutorial on combining various quarter, eighth & sixteenth note subdivisions to create your own rhythms on acoustic guitar. This video is based on the Fast Track-Book 2 by Hal Leonard pg 9-Exercise 17.

Strumming 16th Note Rhythms-Acoustic Guitar-July 6, 2010-Part 1

Part 1 of a tutorial on combining various quarter, eighth & sixteenth note subdivisions to create your own rhythms on acoustic guitar. This video is based on the Fast Track-Book 2 by Hal Leonard pg 9-Exercise 17.