Category: Guitar Techniques

Master and Learn Guitar – Revealed: Introduction To 4 Kinds of Guitar Harmonics

by: Jeremiah La Follette

Let’s take a look at 4 basic kinds of harmonics that will help you to master and learn guitar.

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1. Open string harmonics
2. Pick harmonics
3. Tap harmonics
4. Thumb pick harmonics

1. Open string harmonicsContinue reading Master and Learn Guitar – Revealed: Introduction To 4 Kinds of Guitar Harmonics

Acoustic Guitar Flatpicking Techniques For The Right Hand

by Ricky Sharples

Acoustic guitar flatpicking techniques are components of the language that helps you to speak to your audience. As you do not have the electronic effects an electric guitarist has at his disposal, you are left with the flatpicking techniques you can use to make your music touch the minds and hearts of your listeners.

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Acoustic guitar flatpicking techniques govern how you touch the guitar strings with your pick. How you control volume and tone, and how you manage the clarity of your flatpicking. The right hand controls the way you play your acoustic guitar and how it sounds, we should concentrate on this hand.

The main part of your collection of flatpicking techniques is freedom of movement. Your right hand should be able to move freely from soundhole to bridge to give you the biggest range of tones available on the acoustic guitar. The biggest obstacle to freedom of movement for your right hand is anchoring it by pressing down on the guitar body with your little finger.Continue reading Acoustic Guitar Flatpicking Techniques For The Right Hand

How To Improve Guitar Tone During Live Performances And Have The Perfect Gig!

By: Eugene Walker

Join us as we take a look into several different methods of how to improve your guitar tone during a live performance. You can also learn the benefits of using guitar backing tracks to help perfect your skills in practice and for help developing tone live.

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One of the key aspects of putting on a great live performance is having a great sounding guitar tone that cuts through the mix. There are a lot of different ways that you can improve your guitar tone during a live performance to help you achieve a professional sounding tone that will leave your audience’s ears pleased.

One of the ways you can improve your tone during a live performance is to cut back on the distortion. Too much distortion can make your notes sound thinner and cause a lot of buzzing that will take away from the rest of your performance.Continue reading How To Improve Guitar Tone During Live Performances And Have The Perfect Gig!

7 Tips For Learning Guitar Barre Chords

1. You Don’t Have To Work So Hard

Learning guitar barre chords is a difficult enough experience without putting extra pressure on yourself. Try to keep in mind that when you are playing you only need to lift your fingers just enough to change between chords. Also, when you’re holding down the barre, remember that you don’t have to barre every single string.

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2. Don’t Use The Soft Part Of Your Finger

When you are making a barre try to hold it with the side of your finger and not the soft fleshy part. The easiest way to do this is to roll your finger slightly away from the fret. When you roll your finger it guarantees that you won’t be holding the barre with the fleshy bit – increasing your chances of sounding the chord cleanly.Continue reading 7 Tips For Learning Guitar Barre Chords

How Can You Play Like a Rock Star Right Now?

If you have any interest in rock, heavy metal or any of the harder forms of music then you have definitely heard guitar power chords in action.

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Despite the fact that in musical terms guitar power chords are not actually chords (they only have two notes) they have become a staple of modern music.

Guitar power chords can be played several different ways but the simplest form using just two strings is by far and away the most common.Continue reading How Can You Play Like a Rock Star Right Now?