Guitar Tip of the Day

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Welcome to our brand new feature, the Guitar Tip of the Day!  From this point forward, many of our newsletters will consist of the Guitar Tip of the Day with our Master Guitar Instructor, Chris Champion. Chris is the former jazz guitar instructor at Arizona State University.  He has over 40 years of experience as a player and trained at the Musicians Institute.  He knows guitar theory inside and out and is one of the top jazz players in Arizona.

In this video segment Chris talks about how to use the Open String E Minor Pentatonic technique.  It’s a fantastic technique if you’ve been trying to incorporate hybrid style picking into your playing.  His simple explanation allows you to easily add some very cool licks to your arsenal!

If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area and would like to take lessons from Chris or pick up a JRAD pedal, just contact Monty’s Music in Scottsdale at or 602-494-0036.  They are the exclusive JRAD dealer in Phoenix.  For more information on Chris, visit his website at

Chris Van Tassel