Tommaso Zillio

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August-September 2016

Examining the problems of CAGED starting from the effect on your picking hand.

June-July 2016

The octave pattern is not as user-friendly for learning to play the notes on a fretboard as many teachers would like players to think.

April-May 2016

It isn`t difficult to learn to study theory the correct way. It can actually be easier and more fun than you expect.

February-March 2016

Music theory isn;t learning how to write down different notes, or practicing and reciting scales on a guitar. It`s about experiencing the way notes interact and the effect they have on the listener.

June-July 2015

If you are wondering how modern metal players use all these "wrong" notes and still sound great - here`s how.

April-May 2015

If your guitar heroes use a lot of "wrong" notes and make them sound "right" (and you can`t), here`s how to do it.

December-January 2014

Dealing with blues songs featuring incredibly complicated chord changes can be easier than you think.

October-November 2014

How to breathe new life in your licks and prepare for real-life playing at the same time.

August-September 2014

See how one of the least exciting concepts in music theory can actually help you create awesome licks.

June-July 2014

Knowing all the notes on your fretboard is more useful and simpler than you think. Read here how.

April-May 2014

Wrapping your mind around the old "cowboy chords" but have no idea where to go from there? Here is a simple concept helping you break free and stimulating creativity.

February-March 2014

A lot has been written on Blues soloing, but preciously little on creative Blues rhythm playing. Don`t get caught playing the usual three power chords.


Tommaso Zillio is a professional prog rock/metal guitarist and composer based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Tommaso is currently working on an instrumental CD, and an instructional series on fretboard visualization and exotic scales. He is your go-to guy for any and all music theory-related questions.

Tommaso Zillio

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