Tag archive for ‘Techniques’
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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Chord Clinic: Powerchords – Two note tricks

Remove the third from your chords and you get the appropriately named powerchord, a staple of rock, punk and pop music. Rod Fogg shows you how to beef up your playing using only two notes…  Previous Chord Clinics More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Chord Clinic: Slash Chords – Descending Basslines

Following on from our initial lesson on slash chords, Rod Fogg introduces some new progressions with descending basslines that will bring a Motown feel to your chord sequences… This lesson, Chord Clinic carries More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Chord Clinic – Part 4 – Root Manoeuvres & Slash Chords

So far, we’ve looked at adding interesting notes to chords – suspended seconds and fourths, sevenths and added ninths. Here, Rod Fogg moves on to altering the bass note of a chord to something other than the More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Chord Clinic – Part 3 : Seventh chords

Seventh chords can evoke distinctly dreamy or unsettling emotions, as exemplified on George Harrison’s Something or David Bowie’s Life On Mars. Here, Rod Fogg unravels the real value of the seventh… Seventh More...

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 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...