Choosing a Guitar Amp (Comments Off)
As you may very well know, there are so many different guitar amps out their, that trying to find that one, really killer little machine can become quite the process of elimination. Before you jump in a pick the first amp that you see, there are some simple questions that you should ask yourself first.
7 Things You Ought To Know About Your Guitar Teacher (Comments Off)
Are you currently learning guitar with a teacher (or considering the possibility)? The overwhelming majority of guitar teachers out there are mediocre at best and can actually ‘slow down’ your progress as a guitar player.
Guitar Vibrato Test That Most Guitarists Fail (Comments Off)
Most guitarists don’t examine their vibrato technique after first learning to play it. The assumption is that since progress with this technique cannot be measured in a tangible way, it will simply improve on its own over the years of playing guitar. As a result of this thinking, most guitarists play with very poor sounding vibrato without even realizing it. This is extremely common even for those musicians who have played guitar for decades.
New Scott Allen Truefire Course (Comments Off)
Shredaholic columnist Scott Allen let us know this week about a new course he’s releasing. To find out more, have a read of the press release: Scott Allen’s new Truefire instructional course, 50 Rock Virtuoso Licks You Must know, is now available. In this wide ranging instructional course Scott covers everything from speed picking, sweeps, [...]
Give Your Guitar Solos The Power Of A Singer’s Voice (Comments Off)
If you’d like to create highly melodic guitar solos, you will benefit from taking a closer look at how your favorite singer sings. Singers use techniques and specific musical approaches that guitar players never think about. When you master the ability to make guitar solos with vocal phrasing, you will be able to create very expressive and unique music. Here is how I came to develop my own “singing” guitar solo style:
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.
6/09/13 •7 Things You Ought To Know About Your Guitar Teacher
5/14/13 •How To Get More Music Fans By Effectively Promoting Music
2/11/13 •How To Effectively Practice Guitar: A Tom Hess Interview And Review
12/14/12 •How To Avoid Bad Guitar Advice: Interview And Review With Tom Hess
6/09/13 •Guitar Vibrato Test That Most Guitarists Fail
5/20/13 •Give Your Guitar Solos The Power Of A Singer’s Voice
5/27/12 •Mr. Fastfinger – “In Motion” – Guest Album Review
6/15/11 •Guitarsnake – “Around The World” – User Album Review
4/23/13 •How To Play Guitar Solos That Force Others To Take Notice
2/11/13 •How To Improvise Great Rock Guitar Solos And Melodies