Review of Cort's CR-Custom, Les Paul style guitar. View on Cort's website: http://www.cortguitars.com/uk/product/cr-custom-2
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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.
In this lesson I examine how the Circle Of Fifths is created, and offer some ways to commit it to memory. Below is a printable image of the Co5s, I strongly encourage you to print it out and put it somewhere you spend ages looking - above your bed, next to a bathroom mirror, etc. … Continue reading Circle Of Fifths Part 1: Creation
Inspire yourself: How to not suck. It can be hard to stay enthused about guitar playing , especially when stuck in a rut or when you feel like you’re just not improving. These are methods I regularly use to make playing enjoyable again.
This is a staple blues / rock / metal trick that you will have heard at some point as a listener. If you need to, refresh your memory on the Bm scale and the ideas outlined in my first String Bending lesson. For the first bend you’ll want your first finger fretting the target pitch, which … Continue reading Intermediate String Bends
Simple guide for going about structuring a song. Below are the chord charts accompanying the video. The video does refer to this video as "Tumblr", which it isn't. Try not to freak out... Example 1 Our first example is the simplest kind of song - it’s one set of chords that repeats. Arguably, most 12-bar … Continue reading Basic Song Structure