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Master guitar solo position shifts in 20 minutes

<b>If you ever find yourself boxed in with standard scale patterns, our guide to better position shifts will have you shooting around the fretboard in</b> …

Electric Guitar

Guitar basics: funk rhythm guitar

<b>Improve your rhythm skills whatever style of music you’re into as we take a look at some funk essentials...</b><p><b>“Why do I need to learn funk guitar?”</b><p>Funk …

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 …

Electric Guitar

Learn 10 cunning chords that will fill out your guitar sound

<b>Adding a few choice notes to the basic major, minor and powerchords you already know adds flavour and can help fill out your sound.</b><p>Here are 10 tasty …

Improve your finger dexterity with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Developing your fretting skills is part of a bigger picture of simultaneously improving your picking technique. As you gain better coordination</b> …

Guitar Essentials: 10 New Melodic Scale Sequences

Learning scale patterns is a typical starting point for many aspiring soloists, and the first step usually involves mastering scales in a linear …

How to Dial in the Perfect Guitar Tone

45<p>SHARES<p>Some guitar players like to plug their guitar into an amp and set its tone controls to some tried-and-true settings that they rely on.<p>In the …

How to Forge Aggressive, Memorable Riffs with Unexpected Twists

Whenever I am composing primary riffs for a metal song, one of my goals is to come up with something that not only sounds heavy but also takes the …

Expand Your Soloing Vocabulary with the Half-Whole Symmetrical Diminished Scale

Last month, I discussed ways for guitar players to expand their improvising vocabulary. I’m a big proponent of transcribing other musicians’ solos, …

Easy guitar theory: minor 7th chords

<b>Previously we looked at</b> <b>constructing major 7th chords</b> <b>using notes from the major scale. This time, it’s the turn of minor 7th chords.</b><p>You’d be forgiven …

The Intriguingly Exotic Sound of the C Lydian Hexatonic Scale

In two older String Theory columns (March and April 2015 issues), I introduced a pair of hexatonic (six-note) scales that are comprised of the same …

Electric Guitar

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 …

A Short Guide to Pedals Designed to Make You Sound Like A Specific Artist

If you've been following Reverb over the past few years, you may have seen one or two of our patented Potent Pairings videos. In these segments, we …

Revolutionise your songwriting with these 9 alternate guitar tunings

Introduction<p>Drop D<p>From metal riffing to country blues, drop D tuning enables instant one-finger power chords, and makes your trusty open D chord …

Guitar

How to play 'No Rain' by Blind Melon

Tip Jar<p>Want to support Songnotes? If you would like to donate a dollar or few, that would make my day. I've spent over 1000+ hours building this site …

Guitar basics: how to solo over a 12-bar blues chord progression

<b>Whether you’re a seasoned improviser or a jam-session novice, you can always refresh those 12-bar blues licks. We get jamming over the staple</b> …

Guitar Cheats: Three Ways to Solo Like a Pro

Today we present "Three Ways to Solo Like a Pro," part 3 of Darrell Braun's popular "guitar cheats" series of lessons. By the way, if you missed …

Guitar

12 quick and dirty music theory tips

<b>If you want to take your 'untrained' compositions to the next level, the easiest way to do it is by developing a basic knowledge of music theory.</b><p>If …

Electric Guitar