Master These Metal Guitar Scales So You Can Shred
Practicing scales and scale-based exercises are a great way to build the speed you need to shred like a pro! Guitar teacher Noel S. shares his favorite tips to get you started...
How do you get the speed and energy in your guitar playing that you need to truly shred? There are four simple skills you'll need to master, and I've put together exercises here so you can practice them all. Let's dive in and get started!
1.Right Hand Alternate Picking Speed
You have two goals in this exercise.
What is Flamenco Guitar? Terms and Techniques You Need to Know
Falling in love with the sounds of flamenco guitar is easy, and this music is fun to learn to play too. Guitar teacher David W. is here to help you learn the basic terms and techniques you'll learn...
Some folks get interested in flamenco through its virtuosic guitar playing, rhythmic dancing and colorful dresses, or the expressive nature of Gypsy singing. For guitarists of other styles, playing flamenco is among the most respected styles in the world thanks to its sound, tonality, and te
A Guitarist's Guide to Odd Time Signatures
Do you know how to count music in odd time signatures? Guitar teacher Joe L. breaks down the basics that guitarists need to know about playing in unusual times...
Timing is something that most guitarists have to pick up early in playing music. Playing in time is very important; it may be the most important quality and skill you can develop and improve upon as you continue learning to play guitar.
If you're looking at a piece of music, the time signature is the two numbers that look like a
Improving Technique on Guitar: Exercises to Try
In a previous post, Guitar Basics: Why is Technique Important?, guitar teacher Blake C. discussed the importance of utilizing proper technique, along with examples and ways to check your guitar playing technique. Here in Part Two, he continues with a helpful guitar exercise to try...
If you want to improve your technique, there are a few guitar exercises you can try. I call the first exercise 1-2-4 Exercise merely because of the fingers used. This exercise is designed to impr
The 12 Essential Chords You Need to Play Country Guitar
Learning guitar is all about technique, chords, and progressions. If you're an aspiring country guitarist, there are a few chords you need to learn. Here, Katy, TX guitar instructor Zachary A. breaks down the 12 essential country guitar chords you need to know.
Country music was derived from traditional Western folk music, and roots music that originated from the Mississippi Delta. When it comes to playing country music, there are 12 essential chords that you need to master. These chords