Category: Practicing Guitar

How To Play Guitar Fast – Avoiding Critical Mistakes In Learning To Increase Your Guitar Speed

Do you struggle with playing guitar fast? Is your lack of guitar speed making it difficult for you to express yourself fully as a musician?

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Although playing guitar fast is not every guitarist’s most significant goal, those who do want to improve their guitar speed desire this skill very much and are often frustrated with being unable to develop this part of their guitar playing.

If this describes you, I want to share with you several important insights about building guitar speed that will greatly help you to develop this skill.Read more: How To Play Guitar Fast – Avoiding Critical Mistakes In Learning To Increase Your Guitar Speed

Use Vibrato to Make Your Classical Guitar Music Come Alive

Author: Emre Sabuncuoglu

Would you like to make your music vibrate with the pulse of life? In order to move the soul, music must reflect life itself, celebrating life’s joys and mourning life’s sorrows.

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Vibrato, a method of slightly varying the pitch of your guitar, brings your music to life by employing specialized left-hand techniques to cause a string or strings to vibrate at a varied pitch.Read more: Use Vibrato to Make Your Classical Guitar Music Come Alive

Learning to Play Guitar With These 6 Great Tips

by Cindy Claire

If you are a guitar enthusiast, chances are you have tried to learn guitar but you gave up after only a couple of days. When the sore fingers and time crunches set in, you were on the fringe of quitting.

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If this is a good description of you, I encourage you to try learning one more time. I am here to show you some great tips which can aid you in overcoming the problems in the initial stage of learning guitar.

1. Get To Know Your Guitar WellRead more: Learning to Play Guitar With These 6 Great Tips

How Many Guitar Chords Do You Really Need To Learn?

So you started out learning a chord or two, then found most songs needed at least three chords. Maybe a C, D7 & G. Soon you learned that minor chords were useful, so you added an Em.

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Oh wait, there are other keys. Then what about “barre” chords? How about Minor 7ths, Augmented, Diminished, added 9th, and more with some strange names. Soon, you may be overwhelmed with all the possible chords … it’s enough to make you light-headed.

You get some sheet music or some guitar tablature, and there they are again: chords you’ve never seen before!Read more: How Many Guitar Chords Do You Really Need To Learn?

A Guitar Lesson to Help You Develop Your Vision

By Craig Bassett

Have you ever done any of the following?

  • Made excuses for not practicing because you “didn’t have time”?
  • Practiced the same licks and exercises that you did last year?
  • Felt like you had hit a brick wall in your progress?
  • Felt unsure as to what to practice?

Unless your name is Steve Vai, chances are you’ve done at least one of the above!

They are all symptoms of having a lack of vision.

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What do I mean by vision? Vision in this context is having a clearly defined picture in your mind’s eye of how you would like to play. It must be a crystal clear, exciting and inspiring picture!Read more: A Guitar Lesson to Help You Develop Your Vision