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Strategies for Guitar Solo’s Over Chord Changes (Advanced)

This is a guitar solos tutorial for intermediate to advanced guitar players. Let's deal with a hypothetical for the sake of this tutorial. Your playing over an unusual chord progression, you notice a chord that sounds, let's say, "off." How would you go about correcting the situation? Guitar Solos | Unusual chord progression? Let's begin by reviewing some music theories before diving into the rest. A "typical" chord progression uses chords inside the same key; it's called a diatonic chord progression. Diatonic chord progressions are commonly used in most pop songs and rock and blues. Every major or minor scale [...]

Guitar String Bending Techniques – Strategies

When playing the guitar, having the ability to bend strings and achieve the sweet notes 'in-between"great guitar string bending technique is what makes a guitar player sound truly special. However, bending guitar strings is more than simply altering the string's pitch. It's a unique signature for a guitarist. As such, it's essential to know the various basic types of bends so that you can make them your own. We prepared the following video performance and a detailed explanation of the bends used in this article. Guitar string bending technique The central concept for string bending is altering the pitch [...]

Guitar Triads and Spread Triads | a Caged System Alternative

This video tutorial will show you how to use triads instead of the caged system to further your playing skills. The CAGED system is an important technique that I recommend you learn. However, using the CAGED system and not getting a good grasp on triads also limits your playing potential. This tutorial of 2 parts will cover advanced triads and spread triads voicings. Part one - Triads vs. caged system Our tutorial is for advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Of course, anyone can watch, and if you do, I hope you get something from it. Also, this [...]

Guitar Teachers | What You Must Know

If you are new to the guitar or have been playing for a while, you would like to find a guitar teacher to improve your playing. We have you covered. The following information will help you choose the right guitar tutor from the following two options, online or in-person. Learning to play the guitar is not easy, especially as a beginner. You may have asked yourself, do I need a guitar teacher? No, not necessarily; however, we do recommend that you seek out a qualified guitar tutor regardless for many reasons. Why do you need a guitar teacher? An experienced [...]

Formal Guitar Lessons Tips – Pros and Cons

One of the great things about learning how to play the guitar is that it is a never-ending quest. Whether you are a beginner just starting or a seasoned pro with a ton of experience under your belt, there is always something new to learn - and that's a good thing! In our opinion, one of the best options you can do to enhance your guitar playing skills is to take one-on-one formal guitar lessons with a well-qualified guitar teacher. That being said, we're sure you are wondering why I would take classes when I can do it for me? [...]

How to Play Fingerstyle Guitar

One of the great things about the guitar is that it can be a very dynamic and expressive instrument. A great example of this is when playing a good acoustic guitar. Sure, it can sound great when doing some Pete Townsend-style mega strumming (does the intro to 'Pinball Wizard' ring a bell with anyone?), ...but it certainly doesn't have to be that bombastic. Approaching the instrument with different playing styles can make all the difference in the world and enhance your overall skillsets to get as much out of playing as your creative spirit desires. While strumming chords is undoubtedly [...]

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