Tag archive for ‘Techniques’
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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, September 28th, 2015

How to… Record Bass

Following on from our last tutorial on recording electric guitars, this time John Pickford turns his attention to the bass… Getting a good bass sound is integral to the success of any piece of recorded music 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...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

How to record electric guitars: 25 top tips

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 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 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, June 23rd, 2015

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 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 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...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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...