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Lesson on Polyphonic Guitar

The Polyphonic Guitarist Are you a monophonic or polyphonic player? As guitarists, we have a tendency to get caught up in speed and single note lines. Ask any guitarist to solo and odds are it will be single note lines played on the high strings. There almost seems to be an installed switch for most […]

British Pedal Company MKII Tonebender Review

For years, the tones of Early Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck were a mystery. I’ve played through many of the same guitars and amps. It still didn’t have the same rasp though. Eventually, due to the power of the world wide web (remember when it was called that?), I was able to find more info […]

The Mystery Of Chord Voicings

When I was young and first taking up guitar, I bought a book of guitar chords. This seemed like a logical thing to do. My thought was anytime I saw a chord, I could immediately look it up. I would spend time going through the book everyday. I experimented with all kinds of chords. I […]

Lesson on Memorizing Songs Using Games

There is a lot of time we’re away from our instruments. Valuable time we wish we could be practicing. Who says we can’t practice when we don’t have our instruments though? I get some of my mot valuable practice time when I don’t have my instrument in my hands. This is partly due to the […]

How To Pace Learning New Guitar Skills

It’s hard when you’re learning guitar to have a concept of the amount of material you can handle. One of the drawbacks to teaching yourself guitar is pacing. Players can get stuck because the overload prevents them from progressing. It took me a long time to understand this. I was self taught. I would overload […]

15 Minute Exercise on Major 7th Chords

I’ve talked about chord shapes on Root 5 and Root 6 strings before. Today I want to talk about two basic shapes for Major 7th chords with root 4 voicings. These chords can be really great when you’re playing in a larger band. They’re cleaner then root 5 and root 6 voicings. Plus, they sound […]

Rhythm Guitar Strumming Technique

The Strummer Guitarists don’t often put a lot of thought into where they strum the guitar. over time players find a spot and generally stick with it. To some degree it becomes more about comfort then sound. I’m lucky enough to live in NYC. I get to go out and watch some of the best […]

How To Memorize Songs

Learning songs for a gig can be a daunting task. Most players don’t want to read charts onstage. It’s not very rock n roll. Most artists don’t like you reading charts either. This can be challenging when you have 20 songs to learn in a short period of time.There must be a way though right? […]

Developing Accurate Guitar Bends

  A lot of work goes into learning how to bend notes. For quite a while the attention goes into moving your wrist correctly so you have there leverage to bend. For a while it appears this is simply a physical exercise. This is just phase 1. Once you’ve acquired the physical ability to bend […]

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