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Guitar basics: how to practise and improve your chords

Don't fret about fretting<p>This can be a painful and frustrating process, especially when notes don't ring out clearly. And that's where we come in: in …

Electric Guitar

Hear the Only Instrumental Ever Banned from the Radio: Link Wray’s Seductive, Raunchy Song, “Rumble” (1958)

Link Wray’s 1958 song “Rumble” remains the most dangerous-sounding instrumental blues vamp ever recorded, unmatched in its raw, slinky cool until, …

Why Every Guitarist Should Master the Harmonic Minor Scale

0<p>SHARES<p>Titans of the guitar like Yngwie Malmsteen swear by the sound of the harmonic minor scale. Its characteristic major seventh interval against …

Guitar

24 Easy Jazz Chords Every Guitar Player Should Know

6<p>SHARES<p>If you know your open and barre chords and are looking for something more interesting to add to your arsenal, this lesson will be perfect for …

Easy (Addictive) Chords You'll Love [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Chords</b>: When you listen to certain guitar players, some will just seem to have that unique open crystalline sound that creates an attractive …

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Why You Don’t Need Guitar Tab

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Gabriel Pollard | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped)</b><p>Guitar tab has become an essential part of the modern guitar player’s training. …

Five Things You Must Do to Become a Successful Musician

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Pexels.com</b><p>It takes a lot of practice and talent to be a great guitarist. Being a successful guitarist takes considerably more effort.<p>In …

How To Improve Your 2-Hand Synchronization For Guitar [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Your guitar speed is limited by your ability to keep your hands in sync. When your 2-hand synchronization is perfectly tight, your …

Guitar

The Secret Note That Makes the Minor Pentatonic Scale Better

0<p>SHARES<p>If you’re looking for a way to make your minor pentatonic licks, riffs and solos more interesting, it might be as simple as adding one …

Referencing the Chord Changes While Soloing

3<p>SHARES<p>This month, I’d like to discus the art of improvising over a key change, using a modulation of chords that are a half step apart.<p>My favorite …

Mastering the Sliding Techniques in Haunted Shores' “Blast Inc.”

1<p>SHARES<p>A song that many fans have asked me about is “Blast Inc.,” which I recorded with my side project, Haunted Shores (check it out below).<p>We …

Electric Guitar

Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

0<p>SHARES<p>Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when …

The Chord That Changes Everything

59<p>SHARES<p>Writing music happens in many different ways. Inspiration from your favorite artists, an emotional life experience, and a simple noodling …

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

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How Randy Rhoads’ “Crazy Train” Riff Can Teach You the Power of Scales

2<p>SHARES<p>Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 hit “Crazy Train” has one of the most recognizable riffs in metal. Written by Randy Rhoads, the riff is played in …

These Five Licks Will Help You Memorize All the Pentatonic Positions

2.2K<p>SHARES<p>Guitarists are creatures of habit, like everyone else. And that can be a problem when it comes to playing our instrument, particularly when …

Regina Spektor's stunning cover of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

From the Kubo and the Two Strings soundtrack, this hauntingly gorgeous cover of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Regina Spektor who …

Why Guitarists Need Music Theory

8<p>SHARES<p>You don’t need music theory to be a successful musician. In fact, a lot of successful people didn’t follow traditional paths to build their …

5 essential blues guitar turnaround solos

<b>When you're looking to refresh your blues vocabulary, you can turn things around with these characteristic and enduring motifs</b><p>One of the staples of …

How To Play 'Man Of Constant Sorrow' [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: Beginner acoustic guitar lesson for "Man of Constant Sorrow."

Guitar Lessons

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The Circle of 5ths Explained—Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

0<p>SHARES<p>The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. It’s a central aspect of music theory, …

These Five Licks Will Help You Memorize All the Pentatonic Positions

0<p>SHARES<p>Guitarists are creatures of habit, like everyone else. And that can be a problem when it comes to playing our instrument, particularly when …

Electric Guitar

Five Scales Guitar Players Need to Practice

0<p>SHARES<p>Beginning musicians are always pushed to learn scales. If you’ve taken guitar lessons, you’ve undoubtedly spent some time working on scales, …

Five Minor Pentatonic Licks That Don’t Sound Like Minor Pentatonic Licks

4<p>SHARES<p>If you’ve played guitar long enough, you’re probably pretty savvy at detecting licks created from the minor pentatonic scale, thanks to the …

How to Play "Enter Sandman" on guitar - Metallica Guitar Lessons - Marty Schwartz

The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go - Guitar Lesson Tutorial

Guitar Lessons

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison - Easy Guitar Tutorial