Economy Picking Vs Alternate Picking (Comments Off)
Alternate picking uses down, up, alternating picking motions to increase the speed at which you can play. The reason that it’s able to do this is very simple. If you pick a string down, and then decide to play it again, using another downward motion, you are wasting space and energy. This is because you are neglecting the fact that you can pick the string “upwards” on your way back through to set up for the 2nd down stroke. In alternate picking, we make good use of our picking motion, and this literally increases our speed by 50% straight away.
How To Get More Music Fans By Effectively Promoting Music (Comments Off)
Are you frustrated because you do not know how to get fans for your music? The truth is, the majority of musicians do not fully understand how to promote their music or music careers. As a result, they become discouraged and frustrated because their efforts to write and record music never seem to ‘pay off’. With that said, it is essential that you learn how to promote yourself and your music so that you can gain fans and maintain success in your music career for the long term.
Is it possible to learn music theory by yourself? Does music theory hurts your creativity? Can you just get around with what you can find on the net? As surprising as this may seems, these questions are answered in the wrong way in most of the articles I read on websites in the net. If you want to know what are the right answers, keep reading.
If you treat 7 string guitar just like a ‘6 string guitar with an added string’, you are missing out on a world of creative opportunity! You may think that you have run out of ideas, but it’s more likely that you have not yet fully explored the creative advantages of your instrument.
On the other hand, advanced guitar players with more experience understand how to use 7 string guitar in order to gain many additional creative options in their guitar playing.
In the previous part, we briefly defined improvisation and talked about a couple of basic things that one needs to practice in order to develop his/her improvisational skills. These are theory and ear training/transcribing. So, for a more analytical presentation and a clearer picture of this subject, I strongly recommend that you take a careful look at the first part of the article.
Evoking Emotion – A Case Study with 3 Guitar Duets (Comments Off)
As a lead guitarist/shredder it is very easy to be consumed with exercises/increasing speed and forget about (or not have time to practice) expression and musicality. A piece doesn’t have to be technically challenging for it to be impressive and more often than not the simplest melodies are the most widely appreciated. I have arranged guitar duets of 3 songs which I have found to be melodically expressive and which I believe to evoke emotion in the listener.
How To Play Guitar Solos That Force Others To Take Notice (Comments Off)
Would you like to have the power to play guitar solos that force others to stop what they are doing and take notice (without playing anything really technical)?
How To Get Your Guitar Students To Practice Effectively (Comments Off)
Does it feel like a major challenge to get your guitar students to make big improvements in their guitar skills on a consistent basis? If you have experienced the frustration of teaching guitar to students who seem to ‘never make progress’, then I totally understand where you are coming from. Many years ago I was in the same situation that you are in and it is a fact that most guitar teachers do not really know how to get big results for their guitar students.
Improve your string bending (Comments Off)
I have mentioned before, just how important the smaller techniques in guitar playing are. In fact, I put more emphasis on these techniques than techniques like sweep picking, tapping, or legato.
Accents are what really make a guitarist’s playing shine, yet we tend to not take these accents so seriously. It doesn’t surprise me one bit when an advanced guitar player goes to bend a note, and they are just slightly flat. In fact, it pretty much seals the deal for me.
Seven Ways To Get Better Results From Practicing Guitar (Comments Off)
Would you like to learn a series of highly effective guitar practice techniques that will make your guitar playing better immediately after you apply them?
The fact is that there are many areas of guitar playing you need to learn and master to reach each of your musical objectives.
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