Guitar Techniques: Finger Food

These major scale arpeggios will carry you all over the fingerboard. Ready? Let’s go… An arpeggio is the first, third and fifth notes of a scale played consecutively – normally with the octave at the top – and over one, two, three or more octaves. Arpeggios move from one string to another faster than scales, so they’re more of a technical More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Audio Visual

Get your head round these ‘visualisation’ techniques and unlock that fingerboard! Previous drills have been largely based on physical playing techniques, with exercises on how to develop them or ones concerned More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Mix ‘n’ Match – Rock ‘n’ Roll Rhythm

Rock’n’roll rhythm guitar is an essential bedrock style for the well-rounded guitar slinger. Join us as we look at some classic moves and add a few possibilities that open the creative gates Rock’n’roll More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Any Major Dude

You’ve been running, but you can avoid it no longer. It’s time for a major scale workout! They’re the scourge of many a music student – but if approached correctly, major scales can massively benefit your More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Texas Style Blues

Time to get in line for some basic blues rhythm techniques, courtesy of Stevie Ray Vaughan It’s time to learn a blues rhythm guitar technique, similar to the one used by Stevie Ray Vaughan in Pride And Joy from More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Bass Techniques – Play Like: The Stranglers

They arrived on the DIY punk wave but the Stranglers were a skilled, hard-bitten bunch of musicians with a monster bass player – Jean-Jacques Burnel. Gareth Morgan smells a rat The Stranglers are probably More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques – Play Like: The Ramones

Straight outta Queens like rock’n’roll attack dogs, the Ramones made a debut LP that sparked off the punk revolution. Douglas Noble gets up on the downstroke The Ramones’ 14-song self-titled debut More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Bass Techniques – Play Like: Aston Barrett

Melodic, subtle and rooted to the centre of the earth, Aston Barrett’s bass playing lay at the heart of many of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ biggest hits. Gareth Morgan delves into his approach With over More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Bass Techniques – Play Like: Stanley Clarke

Released in 1976, School Days combines crazy-ass jazz fusion chops with rock, funk, R&B and great composition. Gareth Morgan examines a bass-player’s monument that still stands today The year 1976 saw More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Guitar Techniques – Play Like: Bad Company

Mick Ralphs’ work on Bad Company’s 1974 debut LP mixed great riffs and harmony leads and also employed a very unusual tuning. Douglas Noble explains everything Bad Company’s self-titled 1974 debut album More...