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03
Sep

Song In E-Minor With Pick Strum

This post covers the pick strum pattern using E-Minor. When strumming chords on an electric guitar as opposed to playing scales, we float the right hand over the strings (hovering about a quarter of an inch) centered somewhere between the bridge and where the neck begins. Pick the top E string and strum the rest...
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03
Sep

E-Minor And A-Minor Guitar Chords

Using scale technique, you should be able to learn and play some basic guitar chords such as the E-Minor and A-Minor. The guitar chord diagrams down below are both popular for teaching chords on the guitar. The vertical lines represent strings and the horizontal lines represent frets. The numbers represent left hand finger positions. “X”...
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28
Aug

Scale Technique

Pushing A Note Or How To Fret A Guitar Sounds are generated by vibrations. What we perceive as a high or low note depends upon the frequency of a vibration. On the guitar we can achieve different vibrations (frequencies) by changing the tension of the string (ex. Tuning) or by affecting the length of the...
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28
Aug

Hold Scale Technique

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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28
Aug

Right Hand Picking Exercise

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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27
Aug

Right Hand Position On The Guitar

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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26
Aug

How To Hold A Pick

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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26
Aug

How To Hold A Guitar, Guitar String Names, And Perform Tuning

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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06
Jun

How To Play Guitar Chords

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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26
Apr

What You Need To Play Lead Guitar

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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