Tommaso Zillio

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April-May 2017

Why do people still use the CAGED system? Here are some answers.

February-March 2017

Why you need to stop dividing your fretboard in 5 today.

February-March 2017

Discover how learning scales actually fosters creativity.

December-January 2016

Integrating scales and arpeggios mechanically.

October-November 2016

Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.

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.


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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