Tag archive for ‘Techniques’
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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 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 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 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 Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Mix ‘n’ Match – Rock ‘n’ Roll Rhythm

Rock’n’roll rhythm guitar is an essential bedrock style for the well-rounded guitar slinger. Join us as we look at some classic moves and add a few possibilities that open the creative gates Rock’n’roll More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Guitar Techniques: Any Major Dude

You’ve been running, but you can avoid it no longer. It’s time for a major scale workout! They’re the scourge of many a music student – but if approached correctly, major scales can massively benefit your More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Bass Techniques – Play Like: The Stranglers

They arrived on the DIY punk wave but the Stranglers were a skilled, hard-bitten bunch of musicians with a monster bass player – Jean-Jacques Burnel. Gareth Morgan smells a rat The Stranglers are probably More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Guitar Techniques – Play Like: The Ramones

Straight outta Queens like rock’n’roll attack dogs, the Ramones made a debut LP that sparked off the punk revolution. Douglas Noble gets up on the downstroke The Ramones’ 14-song self-titled debut More...