Wayne Johnson Trio - 4/19 Blues


Taylor Guitars product specialist Wayne Johnson jamming at the 2012 NAMM show with drummer Steve Hass and bass player, Rufus Philpot. 

Latin Guitar Grooves

Lessons & Tips

Wayne Johnson, a Grammy-winning guitarist and Taylor Guitars product specialist, explains how to weave independent thumb and finger picking patterns together to create Latin-flavored rhythms with percussive effects. This video accompanies Wayne’s written lesson from the spring 2012 issue (Vol. 71) of Taylor’s quarterly publication, Wood&Steel and can also be found in the Lessons and Tips section of the site. 

Breaking the Mold - Rethinking Guitar Scales

Lessons & Tips

Practicing guitar scales builds muscle memory but can leave you stuck in a rut. Grammy winning Taylor Guitar Artist, Wayne Johnson, shows you a different way to approach scales, one that will help you recognize shapes, groupings, intervals and symmetry. By concentrating on single-string and random scale-note practice, you'll learn to break free of muscle memory and improve your melodic development.

This is a companion video to Wayne's article, "Breaking the Mold," from the summer 2011 issue of Wood&Steel.

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