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Levels For Guitar
Hold scale technique is used to help develop proper hand and finger positioning. It also helps to develop finger strength and independent movement. This exercise uses a fixed finger position. 1) The fingers starting from the index finger are referred to as 1, 2, 3, and 4. 2) Whenever I talk about “frets” I mean...
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This level will cover a basic right hand exercise for developing alternate picking technique. This drill can be practiced on both acoustic and electric guitars. Alternate picking simply means to alternate the pick using down and up strokes in succession (down, up, down, up, down, up, etc.). This technique is far more efficient than picking...
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Proper hand positioning is fundamental to proper playing. Here we will cover the proper right hand position on the guitar on both the acoustic and electric. RIGHT HAND POSITION ON THE ELECTRIC GUITAR 1) The area where the strings meet the guitar on the right side is called the bridge. Place your palm against the...
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For general guitar instruction I like to start off with how to hold a pick. Finger style techniques will be covered in later levels. Holding the wrist straight with curved fingers place the base of the thumb over the side of the index finger at the last joint. This should create an “O” shape and...
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Before we can do anything we have to learn how to hold a guitar properly, the guitar string names, and proper tuning of the guitar strings. Proper holding of the guitar allows allows for ease of movement and protection from injury. Knowing the string names is important to knowing what strings to strum and pluck...
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Welcome to my short tutorial on how to play guitar chords. Learning how to play guitar can be broken down into three categories. These categories are the three basic elements of music: Chords Scales Rhythm An effective practice routine will include each of these three elements for daily practice. For this article, you will learn how to play...
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How do they do it? How do they play lead guitar like that? Is it pure talent? A secret form of unattainable knowledge? Magic? When it comes to guitar solos it does seem like an impossible fantasy to most. But in truth, soloing on an electric guitar is just another skill set. Talent and creativity do...
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Are you struggling at with quick chord switching? Having trouble memorizing chords? I have two guitar tricks that will help you to switch between chords faster and more accurately. This online guitar lesson will benefit the beginner, intermediate, and advanced guitarist. The first guitar trick is called push-ups which is also covered in Level 017. Don’t...
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Tick, tick, tick, annoying? Perhaps. That is if you are the one not practicing your scales with the metronome and you hear it across the hall… Tick, tick, tick…
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Why should you as a guitar player care about music theory? In short because you should like music so much you care to understand how and why it works. Why is that? Because research is important to you. As a guitar player you should have a natural curiosity as to what makes makes music sound good or bad.
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