Michael Connauton

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How to choose the right guitar chords for your sound

Don't Miss<p><b>There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating luscious, colourful chords. With so many choices, it can be hard to know where to</b> …

Electric Guitar

How to Never Run Out of Licks Again

Learning other people's licks is great, not to mention essential, as pretty much everyone reading this sentence can attest.<p>But, according to guitar …

How to Play Five Classic Repetition Licks That Incorporate String Bends

This month we look at five classic repetition licks that incorporate string bends.<p>These kinds of licks have been a key element of rock soloing since …

How to Combine Melody, Chords and Percussive Sounds

In the previous column, I demonstrated one approach to composing for solo acoustic guitar, wherein I began with a simple melody, to which I added a …

Gallop Rhythms for Heavy Metal Guitar, Part 1

When I started listening to metal in my teenage years, I remember walking home from school listening to Metallica’s "Disposable Heroes."<p>Thirty …

Rhythm Rules: 8 Ways to Navigate a 12-Bar Blues

These inventive riffs might make your next blues jam a bit more exciting.

Electric Guitar

How to Play Crushing Open-Chord Riffs Like Tom Scholz, Angus Young and Brian May

This time, I’ll show you how to play crushing open-chord riffs in the styles of five legendary classic rock riffmeisters.<p>The use of open power chords …

10 Christmas Songs - Guitar Lesson✅✅🎵

15 easy blues guitar chords every guitarist needs to know

A7 (open)<p>To avoid sounding the idle sixth string when you play this chord, bring your thumb around the back of the neck so that the tip of it just …

How to Play Five Holiday Classics on the Guitar

Now that your belly is stuffed with turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s time to shift our attention to Christmas! In the spirit of the Axemas season, we’ve …

Guitar

How to Jump into a Guitar Solo

Whenever you switch from playing open chords to soloing or playing a lead part, you risk making an abrupt change in the song’s dynamics as the …

Guitar

These Open Guitar Chords Will Change The Way You Play! [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Chords</b>: On this lesson we are going to explore some open chord ideas.

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 3

<b>Update 2/2/18:</b> While we fix the embedded video above, watch this video on YouTube.<p>Welcome to episode 3 of How to Fake Playing Piano. In lesson 1, …

The Shred Decoder: Expand Your Melodic and Rhythmic Control

Unleash the power of shreddy subdivisions.

Electric Guitar

Video Lesson: David Rawlings Shares a Close-up Look at His Singular Style

Adam PerlmutterOctober 14, 2017<p><b>From the December 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS</b><p>When Gillian Welch and David Rawlings …

A Simple, But Advanced Sounding Way To Fingerpick Blues On Your Acoustic Guitar [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Learn how to fingerpick your way through a 12 bar blues while playing both the lead and rhythm parts at the same time on your …

Cosmic Country: Finger Rolls

Crank out rapid-fire licks by taking inspiration from the banjo.

The Guitarist’s Toolkit: Sharpening the Rhythmic Blade

Increase your rhythmic control by morphing melodies in time.

Blues Soloing Tricks: What to Do with the 4

This lesson follows on from the approach we looked at in Blues Soloing Tricks: How to Blend Major and Minor Sounds, so be sure to check that one out …

When it comes to taxing carbon, Canada has it exactly backward

According to the 2015 edition of the Energy and Climate Outlook issued by the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, CO2 …

Basic Keyboard Skills Every Songwriter Should Know [Lessons]

<b>Songwriting</b>: I might be a little biased because I'm a piano teacher, but I think every musician should learn some basic piano skills. Especially …

The Most Important Scales to Learn on Guitar

<i>Photo by Michael Mooney</i> <br>The first scale I learned as a teenager was the minor pentatonic scale. That was a good starting point for me cause I was …

Guitar Playing

DIY: How to Set Up a Fender Stratocaster

<b>Photos by Ariel Ellis</b><p>Recently, one of my clients brought in an American-made 1990 Fender Strat hot-rodded with a custom pickguard, Fender-branded …

Guitar

Learn how to play piano chords in under 8 minutes

Even if you've taken a lesson or two, this brisk run through the basics of musical chords probably will remind you of something you've long forgotten.<p>…

14 “Expensive” Guitar Chords You Can't Live Without

These chords sound like a million bucks, and they can be yours.<p>There's a catch, though. Unless you’re a lottery winner, earning a huge fortune takes …

Guitar Strumming 101

[lollum_dropcap]C[/lollum_dropcap]lear and consistent guitar strumming is an important skill to master for any beginning player. You can have all the …

Twitter wants to make tweets editable, but it’s complicated

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is polling Twitter users on what features they’d like to see from the company in 2017.<p>Everyone’s got ideas, like “get rid of the Nazis” and “reverse verification,” where everyone is verified by default. I love the internet.<p>Anyway, the obvious thing people are asking for is …

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Basic Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

This step-by-step method will put you on the path to nailing barn-burning tempos.

How to Read Guitar Music

This article will cover the basics of how to read guitar sheet music. This is not about how to read tabs––rather, it's about music written in …

Electric Guitar