Tag archive for ‘Guitar Techniques’
By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Tuition: Chord Clinic – Part 2: sus Chords

Suspended chords can create an ethereal, hypnotic feel, and are a valuable addition to your chord vocabulary. In the second instalment of this series, Rod Fogg delves into the world of the ‘sus’ shapes… Sus2 More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Tuition: Chord Clinic – part one

Welcome to the first instalment of a new series in which tutor Rod Fogg will help expand your chord vocabulary. No matter what your level of ability, there’s always room to improve. First, let’s go right back More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, September 7th, 2015

Tuition: Clean Sweeping part 3

Give your sweep-picking techniques a final polish as we wrap up our tutorial series with this trio of ascending and descending six-note patterns. This tuition instalment is the final – yes, the final – look More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, August 14th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...