Another blues-rock lick for your guitar repertoire. Below is the tab for this lick, divided into sections. You’ll notice that Fig 1 is repeated in bar 3. I’m playing this at 100bpm, so I’d recommend playing slower than this at first, (it’s fine to play at any speed to begin with, no matter how slow, … Continue reading Blues-Rock Lick
Lesson for the advanced string-bend technique or pre-bending, (having a note bent before you play it). This can help you emulate a whammy bar, or develop a Mid or Far Eastern flavour to your playing. Example 1 Example 2
Tutorial for Over Bending, and advanced string bend technique. Here's Doug Aldrich doing his thing:
2nd video about the Circle Of Fifths, this time focusing on it’s uses within songwriting. For reference, I've included the diagram below again. Part 1 can be found here.
Video lesson focusing on how to use both Major and Minor scales simultaneously.
This is an awesome, visually impressive and cool sounding, lick which relies on solid slide and legato techniques. Legato phrases, as you should know, rely on fretting hand techniques such as slide, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In this lick we are using a slide technique in-between picking a note’s 5th on the adjacent string. Sound complicated, … Continue reading Awesome Slide-Legato Lick #1
String bending is awesome. I won’t bore you, (rather, myself), with the physics of string bending, but the gist of it is when you make a guitar string tighter the pitch becomes higher, just like when you tune a guitar, or add a tighten-up a new string. This can be useful when you want to reach … Continue reading Technique: String Bending
(I've stolen an image from http://www.CortGuitars.com for this. So there.) These are some tips and tricks to help you memorize the fretboard. Memorizing the fretboard will help you to instinctively know where to go in order to voice different chords. The first step is to remember the order of the open strings, which is as follows, (from … Continue reading Memorizing The Fretboard
Hammer-claw finger-picking is a technique used in country, jazz and sometimes blues music where the guitarist plays with their fingers rather than a pick. In this style your thumb is the “hammer” and your fingers are the “claw”. Your “hammer” is intended to play the bass strings, (E, A and sometimes D), and replicate the job … Continue reading Hammer-Claw Finger-Picking Technique
This track is intended as an exercise for students who have recently been introduced to 7 Barre Chords. Once they are familiar with the shapes this track is a good way of learning how they’re used in practice. You’re playing mainly 7 barre chords. The Basic 7 Barre Chords lesson will be a useful reference … Continue reading Example Song #3 – 7th Barre Chords in Gm