How To Improve Guitar Playing Speed, Get Lighting Quick Fingers And Mind

How To Improve Guitar Playing Speed, Get Lighting Quick Fingers And Mind

Most guitarists, at some point, decide that they want to be able to play fast. I can definitely relate to this. In my formative years, I spent a lot of time working on my rhythm guitar chops, so while I was pretty creative and even adaptive in my approach to writing and playing riffs, my…

How To Improvise On Guitar And Get Better – A Beginner’s Guide

How To Improvise On Guitar And Get Better – A Beginner’s Guide

The ability to improvise is incredibly valuable. Not all pros can do it well or even do it at all, so you probably won’t hurt your chances at success if you can’t, but there is a certain confidence that can come from knowing that you can jump into any musical situation and add something complementary…

Double Stops For Guitarists – Doing More With Riffs, Harmonies, Intervals

Double Stops For Guitarists – Doing More With Riffs, Harmonies, Intervals

When you really think about it, double stops are incredible tools on the guitar. You can write entire riffs and solos with double stops. You can supplement a single-note melody with a harmony. You can play through difficult passages of music by playing a couple of relevant notes in place of challenging chord shapes. So…

How To Rapidly Progress From Playing One String To Three Strings On The Guitar

How To Rapidly Progress From Playing One String To Three Strings On The Guitar

A lot of guitar teachers tend to teach their beginner students how to play three-finger open chords in their first lesson. Don’t get me wrong – sometimes this can work. If the student is astute and hardworking, they might be able to use this experience as a launching pad to learn other skills and techniques….

The 7 Modes Of The Major Scale For Guitarists: A Beginners Guide

The 7 Modes Of The Major Scale For Guitarists: A Beginners Guide

As you begin to delve into the world of scales, you might feel a little overwhelmed. There are a lot of different scales in music, many of which aren’t immediately applicable to the musical situations you’ll likely find yourself in, especially as a beginner. But you probably won’t know the difference between what matters now…

String Bending Exercises – The Basics For Guitarists

String Bending Exercises – The Basics For Guitarists

Unless you’re exclusively a jazz guitarist, odds are there’s going to come a time in your journey when you’ll need to learn string bending techniques. Even if you’re a complete beginner, you’ve probably heard lots of examples of string bending in the music you love: the intro to Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”, the solo…

5 String Skipping Exercises For Guitarists You REALLY Need To Know

5 String Skipping Exercises For Guitarists You REALLY Need To Know

Are you new to string skipping? Are you looking to assimilate new techniques to include in your repertoire as a guitarist? Want to test out the cool new strings you’ve just bought? The amazing thing about a seemingly simply technique like string skipping is that it can go from easy and simplistic all the way…

Guitar T Shirts – The Best Gifts For Guitar Players, Buy Here Now

Guitar T Shirts – The Best Gifts For Guitar Players, Buy Here Now

Like guitar t shirts? Whether you’re a guitarist yourself or just want a gift for someone you know who plays, you’ve come to the right place. On this page you’ll find some cool guitar tees for acoustic, bass and electric guitar lovers. Click below to see all sizes (men, women and youth available) and colors:…

How To Order Your Guitar Effects Pedals For the Best Sound Possible

How To Order Your Guitar Effects Pedals For the Best Sound Possible

A guitarist’s collection of gear inevitably grows, shrinks, and fluctuates over time. This is because a beginner often starts on inferior equipment – instruments, cables, pedals, amps and accessories that may be good enough to practice on, but aren’t ideal for recording or performing. And then, as they continue to grow and learn, guitarists usually…

Acoustic Guitar Finger Picking Tips For Newbies

Acoustic Guitar Finger Picking Tips For Newbies

There are many different ways to play the guitar. The instrument is so adaptable, in fact, that it would be nearly impossible to learn every style, every genre, or every technique. But finger picking is a technique that’s definitely worth learning, even if you’re a dedicated metal guitarist that could care less about “slow music”,…