Tag archive for ‘Guitar Techniques’
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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 Monday, August 10th, 2015
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Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster review

A new signature model for the Iron Maiden guitarist, with a high-end spec at an affordable price. Simon Bradley checks it out…   Since their kinetic 1980 debut, Iron Maiden have been at the forefront of 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, November 18th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: One Step Beyond

This month we’re looking at some cool chord extensions and chord substitutes… Following on from last month’s finger twisting jazz progression, here’s another chord progression to give your fretting hand More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: New Directions

Sevenths! Sixths! Minor sixths! Your life is about to change. Forever… We’ve got a real finger-twister of a chord progression for you in this feature, using extended jazz chords. The basic formula for a chord, More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Guitar Techniques – Fingerboard Freedom

We’ve worked thataway; now we’re going to be working thisaway. Puzzled? Read on… Last time involved a couple of variations using five positions of the E pentatonic minor scale. This month’s instalment involves More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Guitar Techniques – Fingering Frenzy

Stretches and pull-offs. These are things that go together well… First, we need to bravely tackle the mountain that is Exercise 1, and this one introduces considerable fretting hand stretches, so it’s really 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...