How to record electric guitars: 25 top tips

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These days, there are more ways than ever to capture the sound of your electric guitar. John Pickford shares 25 top recording tips in our bluffer’s guide… 1) The basic sound Electric guitars are capable of producing a multitude of different sounds, ranging from the purest cleans right through to saturated distortion and feedback. Many factors influence More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Guthrie Govan’s 10 top improvisation tips

Guthrie Govan is famed for his almost supernatural playing skills. Here, he puts pen to paper and shares 10 essential improvisation tips…  1) Think in phrases One specific way to apply the ‘speech’ More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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Tuition: Clean Sweeping part 2

Build on last lesson and take your sweep picking techniques to the next level by tackling this trio of arpeggio patterns, which introduce the minor7♭5 chord… This month’s exercises will broaden your repertoire More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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Tuition: Clean Sweeping

Combine the sweep-picking techniques you’ve picked up in this series so far as Douglas Noble introduces three challenging two-octave arpeggios to get stuck into. This month, we draw together the sweep-picking More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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10 Top Bass Playing Tips with Les Claypool

Primus frontman Les Claypool has been dazzling audiences with his unique bass playing for nearly 30 years. He shares some of his four-string wisdom with us… 1: Practice a lot when you are young “When you’re More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Arpeggio Armoury

Step right this way for more practical ear training to help improve your musical senses. Arpeggios are formed from scales. For example, to make a C major arpeggio, you take the 1st (root), 3rd and 5th notes of the More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Chromatic Scales

Hum along and hear your musicianship improve with every step. Douglas Noble reveals all In this part of our journey through various guitar techniques we are solely concerned with the chromatic scale. This will test More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Tap Tempo

Welcome to the arpeggiated land of tapping: abandon all credibility, ye who enter here… And now for something completely different. After a couple of Boot Camps based on time-honoured scales and arpeggios, More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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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 More...

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...