Speed Picking Technique Tips (Comments Off)
Are you looking to shred on the guitar? maybe you play Country, Blues or Rock, or even Jazz, but having a good control of your own technique and the ability to go from A to Z lightning fast is a real blessing and can broaden your musical horizons.
How To Shred On Guitar Without Playing Faster (Comments Off)
Do you want to breathe fire into your lead guitar phrases? It’s a common misconception that playing shred guitar is all about playing every note as fast as you can. Truth is, this kind of approach in your guitar playing will only cause your phrases to sound stale and repetitive. Truly inspiring and intense shred guitar licks are made up of much more than just fast notes.
Hello everybody. The subject chosen for this article is a pretty common and widely-examined one. Certainly, it is an issue that most guitar students/ players ask, struggle with and/or genuinely worry about and although such a general one, hardly can it be precisely covered in a generic way. This is mostly due to the fact [...]
How to Create New and Original Licks on Your Guitar (Comments Off)
Ah, the pentatonic scale. Easy to play, great to improvise with, but only 5 notes. And with only 5 notes it’s virtually impossible to play something new and original it is. Or is it?
How To Play Intense Sweep Picking Arpeggios (Comments Off)
Do you want to play creative sweep picking arpeggios that add incredible intensity to your lead guitar phrases? Fact is, there are many guitarists who can play basic sweep picking arpeggios but very few who understand how to use the technique in a ‘musical’ way that enhances their guitar phrases. In this article, you are [...]
Are you serious about breaking into the music industry but unsure about which step you should take next? Our regular contributor of Advanced guitar lessons, Tom Hess, has something to reveal that may shock you…
The most important signs of musical mastery are the freedom to fully and completely express your emotions through your shred guitar playing, as well as the ability to control what your audience feels when they hear your music. This ability to influence your listener’s emotions is the most significant goal you can attain as a musical artist.
Getting Started With Heavy Metal Guitar (Comments Off)
Great lesson from Tennyson here giving an introduction to those wanting to start learning heavy metal or shred guitar.
How To Become A Great Guitarist: 5 Keys to Achieving Greatness In Your Guitar Playing (Comments Off)
As someone who is committed to excellence in his life as a musician, I also take great pride in helping other musicians realize their full potential and achieve greatness in their musical lives. After spending thousands of hours and many years teaching shred guitar and training musicians of many different skill levels, backgrounds, goals, age groups and locations, I have proven that there exist five ‘keys’ that must be attained to achieve greatness as a guitarist.
It’s a fact that out of thousands of musicians each year, only a handful succeeds at realizing their dreams of making it in the music business. Why do so many musicians fail to make it in music? It’s not because they lack musical skills. Actually, it’s almost always because they have made many assumptions about how the music industry works (that aren’t really true) and the actions that they took abased on those assumptions ensured their failure.
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