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Best Ways To Improve Your Guitar Playing
What grooves you? Why do you want to improve?
Regardless of your intentions - whether to get started
learn a few licks of your favorite tunes, or want to expand
repertoire to include blues, funk, or rock and roll music, on
Getting To Know Guitar Tabs
In the simplest terms, a guitar tab is a word that is used to
describe a musical notation, which may contain either numbers
or letters and explains to the musician where to place his/her
fingers on the instrument. Guitar tabs consist of multiple
Gibson Humbucker Guitar Strings
This is a new line of electric guitar string from the Gibson
Guitar co. called Gibson Gear, Elgin, Illinois U.S.A. It’s new
I’ve written articles calling the Gibson electric guitar
“the best” actually; they’re my favorite elect...
Guitar Lesson - How To Practice Guitar
If desire is the most important part of learning
it you wouldn’t have even started), then concentration is the
most important part of practicing guitar.
I often say to people that 20 minutes of focused practice can
Guitar Lesson - How To Practice In 20 Minutes
Many guitarists don’t have enough time to practice for long
periods of time. But if you want to progress fast, you need
guitar in your hands as regularly as possible.
It’s better to practice for 10-20 minutes every day, than 4
hours on j...
Guitar Lesson - String Muting
String muting is another technique that can help you define
your own personal style. There are two types of string muting,
the palm mute with your picks hand and the string mute with
your fret hand. They serve very different purposes, but both
Guitar Lesson - The Secret To Improving Your Playing Fast
A core aspect of guitar practice is goal setting.
To put it bluntly – you must set goals!
Let me explain why this is so important. Hopefully my
explanation will show you just how important, and incredibly
powerful, this technique is if yo...
Guitar Lesson: The Power Of Guitar Speed Goals.
Do you ever get the feeling that you're not progressing at
fastest possible rate? Do you ever feel overwhelmed? How about
the feeling that you're not really 100% sure if you're
improving or not? If you do...you're definitely not alone!
Guitar Lessons - Guitar Vibrato
Playing a guitar without vibrato is like eating Mexican food
without salsa. Vibrato is one of the most definitive
in defining your musical style, your own personal unique
No two players have the same vibrato sound. Some play sl...
Guitar Lessons - Hammer-On, Pull-Offs
One of the primary legato techniques all guitarists must learn
is the hammer-on, pull-off. This technique is important
it allows for nuances in tone and expression, and it allows
picking hand a “break” since it does not have to pick ...
Guitar Lessons - String Bending
Bending strings is used to give the guitar a more personalized
and harmonic quality. The technique is used mostly by lead
guitar players but is also applied in all styles of playing.
String bending and vibrato techniques are two large components
Guitar Lessons: Guitar Playing Must Be A Passion
The first time I picked up a guitar my whole life changed. I
think I slept with it the night I brought my first new guitar
home. It’s a bit embarrassing to admit, but it is true. I
remember the feel of the guitar in my hands and the shape,
Guitar Success 101: Your Worthy Ideal
The great motivator Earl Nightingale came up with the
definition of success...
"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal." I
love that definition! What does this definition mean to you?
Let's take a closer look at the ...
Guitar Tip: Secret Benefits Of Using A Metronome.
I'm sure you've heard that it is incredibly useful to practice
with a metronome. Most books and teachers make it abundantly
clear that using a metronome is a great way to improve your
timing. This is true. But did you know that there are other
Guitars - The Fender Stratocaster Is A Thing Of Dreams
The very first guitar I ever played was a Candy Apple Red
Fender Stratocaster. It was love at first touch. I wanted that
guitar SO bad. I grew up listening to Eric Clapton, David
Gilmore and Jimmy Hendrix, and during my college years I was a
History And Use Of The Bass Guitar
The bass guitar has been derived from the double bass, which
was used in the late 1950's. Having 4 strings, these
instruments add the lower tones to a musical performance.
Experimentation with the bass had started as early as the
1920's. It wasn’...
How To Plug A Guitar Or Bass Into A Computer
Every town throughout the world has one or two fully dedicated
aspiring guitarists and bassists. These disciplined folks
countless hours improving their craft. Their local musician
community is made up of a small group of less-dedicated fol...
I Finally Took Guitar Lessons
I have a huge list of goals that I want to achieve during my
life time. Some goals are small like learning to keep a
goldfish alive for longer than a month. Other goals are more
significant like traveling to all fifty states or learning a
Practicing The Guitar - Are You Kidding Yourself?
Practicing the guitar is no different than doing anything else
to improve other aspects of you life. For example, if you're
athlete do you improve your endurance by driving you car? No,
you do it by running or some other form of exercise that
Stop The Pain: Guitar Book Overwhelm.
You've probably noticed that there is an almost infinite
of guitar tuition books that you can buy. And if you're
like me, you've probably bought dozens of them. You've also
probably noticed that some of the books would take SEVER...