Are You Really Ready to Play Guitar Solos?
Think you're ready to learn to shred? Guitar teacher Samuel B. shares how he decides when the time is right for his students to learn to play guitar solos...
There are several factors relevant to whether or not you're ready to play guitar solos and soloing techniques. As a guitar teacher, I make the call for my students based on a combination of the following things:
1) your aptitude at playing chord changes
2) your understanding of tonal and infrastructural similarities between enharmoni
5 Guitarists You Should Be Listening To Right Now
When you think about famous guitarists with distinctive styles, do you find yourself time-traveling back to the 1970s? With so many great guitarists writing and performing original music right now, it's almost a crime to neglect the new stuff. Here are a few great contemporary guitarists whose distinctive style of playing sets them apart from the pack. Of course, if there's anybody we missed, feel free to let us know in the comments!
With his bands The White Stripes, The Dea
The 5 Best Electric Guitars for Beginners
With so many electric guitars on the market, it's easy to feel overwhelmed if you're a beginner picking out your first ax. We recommend trying out lots of guitars in the shop and asking your guitar teacher for tips as you shop around. To help you get started in your quest, take a look at five of our favorite picks to learn guitar with!
Some of the main features you'll want to pay attention to as you play each guitar include the style and shape of the body, the pickups, and the way the neck an
5 Blues Guitar Secrets That Will Make You a Better Player
Learning how to play blues guitar? Pay extra attention to these five things from guitar teacher Mike B....
1. In Tune Bends
The blues guitar style is full of bending strings. Bends, as well as hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides, give guitarists the ability to imitate the way singers use various inflections while singing melodies. However, unlike hammers-ons and slides, bends are not guaranteed to be in tune. Since there is nothing worse than an out-of-tune bend in the climax of a great solo,
Complete Beginner's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar
Learning to play any instrument can be a lifelong adventure bringing with it a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, as well as a ton of fun along the way! If youve chosen to learn how to play bass guitar, youve made an excellent choice,
The bass provides the low end, punch, drive, rhythm and groove in most musical genres. Along with the drummer, the bass player is the other member of the rhythm section in most bands and plays an important role in every genre by giving live music