This past week I had an interesting thing happen in the studio. It all started when one of my students wanted to get a handle on the intro. riff and the chord structure for the pop song Despacito (by Luis Fonsi).
In part 7 we look at the acoustic guitar rhythm style of John Mayer. Love him or hate him, this is a great technique to add to your acoustic guitar playing!.
Summary: Create cool sounding metal rhythm guitar riffs using open strings combined with different types of power chords.
Fast and accurate picking on guitar is a byproduct of independent coordination between your hands.
Are you looking to get that aggressive, heavy, in your face tone that you hear on your favorite metal albums? Well, you've come to the right place. In this series of "Heavy Metal Tone Tips," I'll be sharing some quick tips and tricks which have helped me get a more aggressive and in your face metal tone.
In part 6 we head to Brazil to learn about Bossa Nova. This is a very popular style of guitar playing and once again with a little bit of practice can be easily added to your guitar playing toolkit.
This week we'll conquer two new challenges that'll really up your shred tapping game.
In part 5, we look at 'Travis' Picking. Founded by Merle Travis, this is another great technique to have at your disposal.
Learn exactly how to train this great technique into your guitar playing with this lesson.
On this lesson I will show how to use bending technique in a fresher way by targeting different notes and even notes outside the scale.
These five licks are going to help you speed things up. We will be using alternate picking, but the concept here is that every change of string starts with the same picking direction allowing you to play very fast with very little effort.
After a number of years, most guitar teachers come up with a handful of "special exercises," so to speak - licks or riffs that are kind of signature to them.
In this video, we take a look at 10 Essential Guitar Techniques in a blues context.
In part 4 of making your acoustic playing more interesting, we're looking at the basics of fingerpicking. This is a technique which some guitarists find terrifying but it is an essential skill for our guitar playing toolbox.