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50 Insanely Useful Websites for Guitarists

The guitar is a versatile and popular instrument that spans most musical genres. Here are 50 useful and interesting sites dedicated to the guitar and …

Guitar

Tips to Connecting Scale Patterns And Playing Fluently

Scales may seem confusing when you start learning guitar. There are so many, with so many different, notes, it is hard to connect them all and keep …

Electric Guitar

How not to Play Pentatonic and Blues Scales like Everyone Else

I don’t know about you but I cringe when I hear a guitar player (usually in a guitar shop) scraping the A minor pentatonic barrel for all it’s worth …

Electric Guitar

Fretboard Workshop: Revisualize the Pentatonic Scale

Draw inspiration from Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, and Joe Diorio and forge a new approach to a time-tested scale.

Electric Guitar

5 Guitar Scale Patterns Every Guitarist Should Know

Knowing and understanding guitar scale patterns is an essential part of becoming a well-rounded, skilled guitarist. Knowledge of scale patterns will …

The Complete Guide to Chord Melody

Chord melody playing is one of the most popular topics of study with Jazz guitarists, and for good reason. Being able to play guitar chords, bass …

Cracking the Code with Troy Grady: Albert Lee's Country Curve — Lesson with Video

When I first heard Albert Lee's "Fun Ranch Frolic" when I was in high school, I was floored by its precision and unstoppable groove.It was a decade …

Guitar

Guitar Scales Explained in Simple Illustrations

In all likelihood, you can play. You may even be able to play some seriously technical stuff. But, here’s the nagging problem: You don’t fully grasp …

The Only Theory Lesson You'll Ever Need - Part 3

In Part 1 of <b>The Only Theory Lesson You’ll Ever Need</b>, we covered the foundational elements of music theory: the musical alphabet, the concept of whole …

The Only Theory Lesson You'll Ever Need - Part 2

In Part 1 of <b>The Only Theory Lesson You’ll Ever Need</b>, we covered the foundational elements of music theory: the musical alphabet, the concepts of …

The Only Theory Lesson You'll Ever Need - Part 1

“Music theory.”<p>Just saying the words can make a guitar student’s eyes glaze over, like we’re about to launch into a trigonometry class or …

Electric Guitar

Typical Chord and Scale Combinations

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”]<p>Which scales work best with which chords?<p>With so many scales out there it can be confusing trying to figure out which ones …

Guitar Chalk Sessions: Methods for Targeting Problem Areas in Your Guitar Solos

I’ve noticed something about my soloing in the last couple of weeks.First, I’m not what you would consider a “lead guitarist.” I can hang, sure. But …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Tricks: Eight Things You Need to Know About Arpeggios

As you advance in your guitar studies, you'll surely come across the term "arpeggio."Arpeggios are a great way to add color and complexity to your …

Guitar Strength: Seven Habits That Will Make You a Better Guitarist

Like the headline says, here are seven habits — habits you'll need to get into — that will, simply put, make you a better guitarist.01. <b>Visualize</b>: You …

Why Simplifying the Rhythm of a Chorus Melody Works

“From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro” answers questions vital to raising your status as a songwriter – questions such as “How Do I Write …

Why Avoiding the Tonic Note in Verse Melodies Creates Musical Tension

<i>Written by Gary Ewer (Follow Gary on Twitter)</i><p>To create musical tension means that we’re writing/playing music that makes listeners think that …

Electric Guitar

Drum Compression Basics: Creating Punchy Drums

About a month ago we featured the first tutorial from mixing engineer <b>Hannes Bieger</b> on how to clean up the high end of a mix. Today we’ve got a follow …

Music Production

Guthrie Govan's string-bending masterclass (part 1)

<b>MusicRadar is proud to present the first instalment of Guthrie Govan's exclusive five-part series on string bending. This month, Guthrie will be</b> …

How to play guitar like... David Gilmour

<b>Tackle the expressive phrasing and minor pentatonic tricks of one of rock's finest guitarists, David Gilmour.</b><p>"David's smooth and perfectly-intonated …

Music Theory Tips: Using the Major Modes in Contemporary Styles

A few weeks ago, we took a ‘top down’ look at all of the modes and how they are constructed. I shared a basic idea of what the modes are, how they …

How to Use Chord Formulas and Their Benefits

<i>Bigstock photo</i> <br>Why do you need chord formulas? Why do want to learn about them in the first place and what are their benefits?<p>Knowing some basic …

Electric Guitar

How the heck do you know what scale you’re supposed to use for lead guitar?

There’s a broad diversity of harmonic practices being used out there in the world of blues-based popular music, rock in particular. While a given …

Electric Guitar

The Jimi Chord Part 2: What The Funk?! [Lessons]

<b>Chords</b>: Jimi gets a one-way ticket to Funky Town.

Beyond the Fretboard: Knowing "a Ton of Scales" Made Simple, Part 1

We all know the true measure of an accomplished guitarist is not dependent upon how many scales he or she can blaze through.Instead, it's much more …

Guitar

Extending a Melody With a Key Change

_______________<p><i>Thousands of songwriters are now using “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” eBook Bundles to improve their technique. Includes two</i> …

Approaches to Guitar Scales

Scales on the guitar, along with arpeggios and chords, can be played a number of different ways.<p>This page will help you through the most practical …

Horizontal and Vertical Approaches to Practising Scales | Guitar Lesson

In this lesson, we are going to look at two different approaches to practicing scales. The attached exercise is going to make it easier for you to …

Guitar Lessons