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Ear Training. Will it make you a better guitarist?

Ear Training. Will it make you a better guitarist?

| June 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

How can a wearable device train your brain to become a better guitarist? According to the ‘Making Music’ research report by the ABRSM, UK’s largest music education body, there are 17.2 million adults in the UK currently playing an instrument. However only 5% currently have any form of lessons. If you are a guitar player, […]

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Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure. Guitar Riff

Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure. Guitar Riff

| May 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure. Guitar Riff “Boys Don’t Cry” is a song by English rock band the Cure. It was released in the UK as a stand-alone single in June 1979, and was included as the title track on Boys Don’t Cry, the American equivalent to Three Imaginary Boys. Here’s another great pick-up routine […]

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Down In The Tube Station At Midnight. Guitar Riff

Down In The Tube Station At Midnight. Guitar Riff

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Down In The Tube Station At Midnight. Guitar Riff. A bit off the wall, but Andy has wanted to teach this for years, even though it’s a bass line! So, apart from having to play the lines one octave up, it will still sound great as you will use your fretting hand to stop the […]

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Journey 4. Week 1. Training

Journey 4. Week 1. Training

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Week 1: Video 2 – Core Training In this session we’re going to not only work on playing the chords and transitioning between chords, but also learning them in the right sequence in line with the song structure. We will be using a basic strum pattern so you can feel your way gently into the […]

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James Bond Theme Guitar Riff

James Bond Theme Guitar Riff

| April 12, 2017 | 3 Comments

James Bond Theme Guitar Riff. Monty Norman has been credited with writing the “James Bond Theme”, and has received royalties from it since 1962. For Dr. No, the tune was arranged by John Barry, who went on to compose the soundtracks for eleven James Bond films. The theme tune was originally played by English guitarist, Victor Harold “Vic” […]

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Shredding and the Phrygian mode

Shredding and the Phrygian mode

| April 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

Shredding and the Phrygian mode. A tasty neo-classical run by Stone Mob’s guitarist Blaine “Shred Master General” Kaltman If you type “Shredding” as a Google search, two definitions for this verb will appear at the top of your screen. 1. To tear or cut into shreds. 2. To play a very fast intricate style of […]

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How To Make Your Guitar Practice Fun?

How To Make Your Guitar Practice Fun?

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

How To Make Your Guitar Practice Fun? Article by David Milsont Often, it is seen that people who pursue learning any musical instrument, easily quit in the beginning only. There are various reasons behind it. But, the major reason behind the beginners to stop learning a musical instrument like a guitar is that they are […]

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One Piece At A Time Guitar Riff. Johnny Cash.

One Piece At A Time Guitar Riff. Johnny Cash.

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

One Piece At A Time Guitar Riff. Johnny Cash. A feel-good factor signature Johnny Cash riff here that will just make you smile when you play it. It sounds simple, but there are a couple of subtle differences that you must master to help it sound authentic. Using the four lowest strings, it will help […]

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Lose Yourself Eminem. Quick Riff

Lose Yourself Eminem. Quick Riff

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lose Yourself Eminem This so cool to play. You only use two strings and just use the 5th, 7th and 8th frets to create this riff. (No open strings here). The simple iconic melody will improve your ability to play double stops, dampen the strings you don’t want to hit, and also incorporate a great […]

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Smooth Criminal. Michael Jackson. Quick Riff

Smooth Criminal. Michael Jackson. Quick Riff

| March 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

Smooth Criminal. Michael Jackson (Alien Ant Farm) The ability to pick up and play such a great riff without worrying about plugging in your guitar or what guitar you are playing is testament to the quality of a riff and the enjoyment it brings. Smooth criminal is definitely one of them. And it’s all about […]

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