Category Archives: Rhythm

Iron Maiden Style Riffs

Here is a cool lesson from Neil Walter, lead instructor at GuitarTricks.com on how to create Iron Maiden style riffs in the vein of ‘Hallowed by thy Name and “Aces High”. Riffs may seem complicated but it’s really the notes in between the chords that make a riff work, Neal shares his insight on how…

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Get The Perfect Blues Sound From Your Amp

Here are some suggestions and tips to help you get the ultimate blues guitar tone from your amplifier. Step 1 – Set your bass, treble and mids to noon. Step 2 – Make sure your amp is on the clean channel if you have a multi channel amp. Step 3 –  Turn your volume up to a comfortable level.  Keep…

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Make Your Guitar Practice Sessions FUN

There’s one ugly truth about practicing guitar… it’s not always fun. In fact, sometimes it can be downright tedious. Obviously you need to do it to get better, but sometimes the idea of sitting down and playing scales or working through a difficult song can be nothing short of torture. We’ve all been there and,…

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Top 5 Tools Every Guitar Player Needs

Tool #1: Songsterr My favorite tool at the moment (and it has been for a while now), is a website called Songsterr If you’re a tech-savvy guitar player, you’ve probably heard of Guitar Pro. It’s a desktop application that improves on standard guitar tabs, turning them into midi-playing note sheets which show the exact duration…

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Gain- How and How Much

Gain is probably the most common guitar “effect”, but the term covers a wide array of sounds and styles. In this lesson courtesy of GuitarTricks.com instructor Anders Mouridsen, we’ll talk about how to obtain the different sounds and how to use them, focusing on overdrive, distortion, and hi-gain. Check it out-        …

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NEW GuitarJamz Beginner Guitar DVD Package

This has to be one of the best beginner guitar packages I’ve come across from one of the biggest names in guitar lessons- Marty Schwartz. Marty has a cool new package designed for beginners.  The Beginning Guitar 12-DVD package organizes the most essential stuff you need to PLAY SONGS, and play them quickly. No boring drills, no drudgery.…

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FREE High Quality Backing Tracks

I can’t stress enough how important it is for a guitar player to play to a backing track of some sort.  It develops timing, rhythm, higher levels of mastery and is a lot of fun to do.  It puts you in the band. There are some great CD/book combos out there that provide these backing…

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Beginner Blues Guitar Lesson

Got the blues? I sure hope so! And I mean the groovin’ kind – that ultra smooth, confident, play-how-you-feel, B.B. King type blues. This lesson is a great starting point for beginners who want to play sultry, soulful blues like the greats.

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Cool 80’s Van Halen Style Guitar Trick

Here is a fun lesson from Neil Walter over at GuitarTricks.com where he teaches you how to incorporate volume swells in to your guitar playing.  Very Van Halen Cathedral sounding! Tricks like this can really add a whole new dimension to your playing and can be as simple as rotating your volume knob. Have fun…

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5 Tips To Help You Improve Your Guitar Playing

Here are 5 things that will help you make huge progress in your guitar playing. Tip #1: Want It Passion is a very important element to have in yourself if you are truly serious about wanting to be a great guitarist. You may be skilled in all the techniques – you may have mastered the…

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