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50 Insanely Useful Websites for Guitarists - 2011 Update. The Holistic Practice Routine. While there is certainly no ‘one size fits all’ practice routine, there are some basic principles that can help you develop the best one for you, which is what this article is all about.

The Holistic Practice Routine

Over the years I have come across many different approaches but I have always favoured the ‘whole body’ approach to practice. Using the analogy of our own body, you wouldn’t want to go to the gym and work on just your weakest arm (or your favourite arm) and get it looking super buff, without looking at the rest of your body at the same time, would you? I see the fundamental areas of practice falling into six areas; Ear Training, Knowledge, Technique, Repertoire, Improvisation and Time - depending on your goals, the type of music you want to make and your strengths and weaknesses you will want to manipulate the amount of time you spend on each (or potentially drop areas if they are not relevant).

Let’s have a look at each area and explore things you might like to add in each area. Time. Online Guitar Lessons. Guitar Noise: Learn How to Play Guitar with Free Lessons. Acoustic Magazine. Lessons. Super Easy Jazz Guitar Lesson - Howard Roberts ii-V-I Jazz Lick - Guitar Techniques Magazine. Guitar KnowledgeNet Scales In Tablature. 50 rock guitar licks you need to know.

For the past few weeks, Guitar Techniques have been posting sections of this bumper feature showing you how to dramatically increase your rock soloing potential, and boost your fingerboard knowledge at the same time.

50 rock guitar licks you need to know

Here, though, are all 50 licks in the same place for the first time. Scroll down for the full tutorial, and check out the gallery for larger tab… The main focus here in terms of vocabulary is classic rock, which we're going to define for the purposes of this study as pre-Van Halen, so you'll find no eight-finger tapping, no three-octave sweep picked arpeggios and no 32nd-note legato monster licks. What you will find, however, is a choice selection of medium-tempo classic rock phrases that are stylistically diverse, melodically flexible, and display a wide range of articulation and dynamic devices. They are all also completely useable to guitarists of many levels and in a variety of settings. This study divides the fretboard into five areas, or positions.

Scale diagrams. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Guitar Solo - Scales, Chops, Licks, Technique, Improvisation, Guitar Lessons. Giant Steps For Guitar: Simplifying The Coltrane Matrix. When guitarists first begin to explore Giant Steps changes in their studies, this series of course can seem like an impossible mountain to climb, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Giant Steps For Guitar: Simplifying The Coltrane Matrix

Free Guitar Lessons. Victor Wooten Prosessions. Guitar Lessons : Steve Vai's 30 Hour Workout - 30 hour path to virtuoso enlightenment or how to destroy your pop career in one easy lesson. In this section, I'll explain methods to help you find your unique voice as a guitarist, and explain techniques that can aid your expression on the instrument.

Guitar Lessons : Steve Vai's 30 Hour Workout - 30 hour path to virtuoso enlightenment or how to destroy your pop career in one easy lesson

These laner items include vibrato, bent notes, harmonics, whammy-bar stunts and dynamics. Everything I've told you thus far will help you in your quest to become an accomplished guitar player. However, remember that all the exercises, scales, theory and whatnot are just devices that can help you express yourself more freely on your instrument. Be careful not to get hung up on how fascinating it is to be able to play scales really fast, or to shred yourself into a coma. Use this stuff as a tool, not a prison.

Song search. Fretting Combinations Exercise 1. 16 Legendary Fingerpicking Patterns. For tabs see below.

16 Legendary Fingerpicking Patterns

Fingerpicking style is a technique that is used in many famous and legendary songs over the years. The 16 examples in this post are a good source to learn the most common fingerpicking patterns you will ever come across. The fingerpicking patterns can be applied to almost every folk, pop, country or rock song. Try and figure out which pattern suits your favorite song. Maybe you’ll already recognize some of these patterns from songs you heard before. I personally think pattern #12 is a really nice one. Right hand finger positioning Now let’s take a look at the finger positioning assuming you are a right handed guitar player. For my right hand position I use my thumb to pluck the low-E, A and D-string. For each different chord, you play the corresponding bass note with your right hand thumb. In the video lessons above the tabs I show you what each pattern sounds like and explain the pattern slowly in close up. Practice each and every one of them thoroughly.

GtrWorkShp. Bass Lessons category on No Treble. TrueFireTV. Guitarworld. The Guitarist's Online Survival Kit (GOSK) Sound Thinking - The ultimate guitar chord finder. A virtual chord and scale encyclopedia at JGuitar. JGuitar is a set of useful tools for players of stringed instruments.


JGuitar's powerful chord and scale calculators replace traditional chord and scale dictionaries by providing dynamic calculation which works for any stringed instrument in any tuning. Users can alter the tunings of the instruments and even the instruments themselves. In fact, JGuitar was designed to work with any number of strings or frets. Our best of breed tools are gaining a reputation as the best on the web. Free Guitar Lessons for Beginners and Easy Guitar Songs. By level Guitar Lessons. The 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes You Must Know. Music Tuition, Lessons & Tutorials. World guitar. Fretjam Guitar Lessons - Be Yourself On Guitar.