Noel Hathaway

@theBelperGuitarist · Guitar · United Kingdom

Guitarist, Teacher, sometime new music tweeter. Based in Derbyshire, UK. www.noelhathaway.co.uk

Three - Noel Hathaway

June 14, 2019

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Use triads to craft a melodic 8 bar solo over a common modern country chord progression in C. More…

Move it - Noel Hathaway

June 12, 2019

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Moving a lick around the fretboard and playing it in different registers can help create a theme and a sense of movement. Here I've taken one idea and shown it in different areas of the neck over a medium… More…

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A swinging line in B flat. Somewhere in the region of T Bone Walker or Charlie Christian. In trying to stay true to them the line is in one position (1, E - sixth position) over the B flat chord. More…

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Major Pentatonic shape 2 moving to Minor Pentatonic Shape 3 during a 12 bar blues. Effectively they are same pentatonic 'pattern' moved along the fretboard. Here they outline the I chord (Major Pentatonic)… More…

5 by 5 - Noel Hathaway

June 3, 2019

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Blues in B flat. Exploring arpeggio's, descending from the 5th each time. More…

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Learn to see and use the relationship between the major and minor pentatonic scales for a given key. By doing this you'll have the ability to create some interesting sounding lines. Importantly these will… More…

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Three ideas for creating lines using arpeggios over a ii V I progression in C Major. All the ideas start from the third of the arpeggio. 1. Starts on the 3rd of Dm and ends on the 7th, which leads into… More…

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B flat Jazz Blues. An etude looking at the use of the third when playing arpeggiating lines.… More…

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Knowing the relationship between chord tones can help you give your improvisations more power. Here the minor third C (in the key of A) becomes the minor 7th when viewed from the IV chord D7. More…

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A ii V I exercise working through the circle of fifths anti-clockwise / moving in intervals of a 4th. More…

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Inspirational Rockabilly lines by Cliff Gallup over a fairly typical I, IV, V chord progression. More…

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Two part Line, V - I; A Melody using the diminished (HW). Then all scale - descending through A diminished scale to resolve to the I, D. More…

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Chords are available all over the place once you stop jumping from root voicing to root voicing. Here are voicings for IV and V chords that are available to the left and right of the tonic or I chord. More…

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Use the hidden half diminished sound which is found inside the tonic 9th chord in your blues soloing. More…

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Break out of root position chord voicings. Explore using drop 2 inverted chord voicings in a I IV V Blues. More…

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Learn to play the harmonically richer 'Westside' Chicago Blues Style. Using early Magic Sam lines from the Cobra Recordings, as heard in 'All your Love', 'Easy Baby' and 'Everything Gonna Be Alright'. More…

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A diminished line taking you from the V chord to the I. More…

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Learn to move a diminished lick, V - I, in minor third intervals. Each movement will lead you into an inversion of the starting chords. More…

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Using the diminished scale-HW, over the V and IV chord in bars 9 and 10 of a standard blues. Try seeing each diminished line as coming from around the corresponding 7th chord shape. More…

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Habits of T-Bone Walker - Chords and Melody.… More…