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Speed exercises for guitar - StumbleUpon

Speed exercises for guitar - StumbleUpon
I've used these myself, and have found them to be quite amazing, both in strengthening your fingers and in training your mind. If you look at the patterns, they represent the three patterns that most scales are composed of: Half step -whole step, whole step - half step, whole step - whole step. If you get fast enough at playing it, people will worship you. If male, your penis will be enlarged, if female, your breasts will grow a size. Related:  manouche guitare tablatures echangesGuitar

Cool Jazz Chord Progressions for Guitar | LoveToKnow - StumbleUpon Are you looking for some cool jazz chord progressions for the guitar? Sometimes guitar players who are coming from a blues, folk or rock background think that jazz music is a cacophonous assortment of random notes. While such an argument could be made about some forms of free jazz, many jazz songs are based around standard progressions that aren't much different than the progressions found in other forms of music. Get a Chord Chart Before you read on, you need to take a quick detour and download LoveToKnow's free chord chart if you haven't already. The chords employed in jazz music typically are more extended than they are in rock, folk and blues. Some Cool Jazz Chord Progressions for Guitar Now that you have your chord chart handy, you're ready to tackle some cool jazz progressions. This progression, known as the "one/six/two/five" is one of the most common progressions in jazz music. Another cool progression is the "one/six/four/five". Find a Friend Post a comment Share the love.

Learn The Guitar Fingerboard Thoroughly in 16 Days Photo by John W. Tuggle If I have to name two things that took my guitar playing to the next level I would say music theory and memorizing the fingerboard. It made me understand the big picture. Combining music theory (understanding scales, modes, chord structure, improvising over chord progressions, etc, etc.) and knowing all the notes on the fingerboard will open up a whole new world. Guitar playing becomes more fun when you know what, when en where to play it on the fingerboard. When you want to know where to play any type of chord shape instantly it’s pretty helpful if know the notes. To know the name of the chord you need to know all the notes on the low E-string. A Bb major chord shape (x13331) can also be played on any fret. To know the name of this Esus2 chord shape: (xx2452) on any fret you need to know the notes on the D-string. The same applies to scale shapes, triads, arpeggios, licks, etc. Here’s how you do it: First things first. Example 1: A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A

How-To: Easily Remove the Vocals from Most Songs | 2015 Shortcut: When I wrote this article Audacity didn’t have an automatic center-panned vocal canceling effect… but now it does, so rather than do the stereo-separate / invert-one-track / play-both-as-mono trick (and that’s pretty much all there is to it), you should be able to find the Vocal Remover option in the Effects menu – but it’s more fun / interesting and can give better results if you do it yourself! =D I found this trick the other day whilst stumbling the Interwebs and thought I’d do a quick-write up w/ pictures to make it as easy as possible… For this exercise we’re going to be using a piece of free audio software called Audacity, which you can get for Linux, Windows and Mac. Update: If you’re trying this out on a Mac, please make sure you get Audacity 1.3 Beta or newer – the stable 1.2 version appears to have a missing equaliser decibal-range slider which you need towards the end of the process! 1.) Import Some Audio 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) Wrap Up Cheers!

Cutting a Fanned-Fret Fretboard Here's a simple method for accurately slotting a Fanned-Fret fretboard using standard fretting templates. I made two saw guides out of 1/2" aluminum angle stock, slotting one edge of each on my table saw to the two different scales, using my usual Stew-Mac blade and templates. Then I double-stick taped them to the fretboard and sawed the slots with a backsaw, using the slots in the aluminum to guide the saw. I chose my two scales and purchased plexiglas templates for them to fit my Stew-Mac fretting setup.

11 Easy Guitar Lessons for Beginners One of the most challenging aspects as a beginning guitar player can be knowing where to start. That’s why I introduce to you Guitar Friendly’s twelve easy guitar lessons for beginners. These guitar lessons are perfect for beginners and an excellent place to start. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) There you have it!

Top 10 Intellectual Rappers Music Despite being in the mainstream consciousness for over twenty years now, Hip-Hop is still largely thought to consist solely of idiotic, crude and often pointlessly violent lyrics that debase and malign the English language. Although to be fair, that is still the majority of the Hip-Hop music being shoved down our throats by the big music labels and radio. However, there is an increasingly large presence of extremely intelligent Hip-Hop pushing the genre’s boundaries and transforming rap into academically and artistically viable poetry. NOTE: Judging intelligence is an extremely subjective matter and will always spark debate, however I did abide by some criteria when making my selections. Andre 3000 From OutKast One of the few rappers on this list you should already probably be aware of on this list, Andre 3000, rapper from the critically acclaimed and incredibly popular Hip-Hop Duo, “OutKast,” is one of the most well liked and respected rappers in the industry from non-fans. Eyedea

Calculating Fret Positions Woodworkers' Popup Units Conversion Tool Converts to/from decimal inches, fractional inches, millimeters. Popups must be enabled for this site. From the Liutaio Mottola lutherie information website. </p><p><span>Javascript must be enabled in your browser to use search. Calculating the positions of the frets requires the simplest bit of math. Some references specify a constant of 17.835, which is mathematically untenable but which will likely yield good results nonetheless. The conventional calculator technique for calculating fret position is shown by example below. Most folks that build instruments will never need to use this info, as the lutherie suppliers all provide slotted fret boards for all of the standard instruments. Last updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Traditional Fret Position Calculation Example In this section we'll discuss how to calculate fret positions if what you have for tools is pencil and paper and maybe a four function calculator. ScaleLength = 25.5 where:

Guitar/Guitar Chords Song Library The following is a list of notable easy to learn guitar songs from the 1950s to the present. It also contains links to external websites containing different informal chords to songs which represent many different authors' own interpretations of the original songs. Most of the chords on the list are relatively easy to learn, and would be a great start for novice guitar players who are interested in improving their playing abilities. The technical difficulty and skill level required to play each of the songs is defined with a star rating system: - Easy Song - Intermediate Song - Difficult Song Basic Guitar Chord Patterns You will find 5 simple major chord styles on your guitar. also minor chord variation of those 5 basic patterns. You’ll discover that you will find chords that be seemingly missing such as for instance F chords and B chords in addition to chords with sharps or flats. for instance) you've to utilize a barre chord. site. The 5 Essential Major Chord Patterns basic guitar chords g

10 Essentials On Guitar Improvisation Photo by Simone13 AKA John Pastorello Besides writing and playing songs I just love improvising. When I practice improvising I always first pour myself a cup of green tea, I put on some folk music (e.g. Ray La Montagne, Damien Rice, Stephen Fretwell, Glen Hansard, Sheryl Crow, etc.) on or and then I start to improvise over these songs. Other times I practice melodic patterns, triads, arpeggios, licks, everything that will spice up my improvisation skills. Improvising is one of the most fun and fulfilling aspects of guitar playing, but also something that requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Here are 10 basic essentials that will help you become a better improviser. 1 – Pentatonics / blues Learn to play the pentatonic/blues scale all over the neck in all five shapes. 2 – Major Scale Next to the pentatonic scale, the major scale is the most important scale to learn. Once you can play the scale in all positions, connect the different positions with each other.

Modes Modes are basically scales that are derived from the major scale. The only difference is that they have some flatted or sharped notes. For example: the interval pattern for the major scale was R (root)-2-3-4-5-6-7-O (octave) and the steps went W-W-H-W-W-W-H... The Dorian Mode has an interval pattern of R-2-♭3 (♭=flat) -4-5-6-♭7-O so its steps went W-H-W-W-W-H-W... So guess what... All of the modes listed below use the same patterns!! Notes (Degrees --> Roman Numerals) of the Major Scales. So you can be using one pattern and it is really several different modes in the same key the key is determined by the major scale. Below are examples of all seven of the modes. Ionian (Major Scale) Full Pattern: E Major Scale (Ionian Mode) You may place a given pattern anywhere on the fretboard. (Root Note) is on the 4th string 3rd fret the scale would then be the F major scale. Dorian Full Pattern: F# Dorian Mode Phrygian Full Pattern: G# Phrygian Mode Lydian Full Pattern: A Lydian Mode Mixolydian Locrian

10 Ways to Play the Most Beautiful Open Chord Shapes 10 Ways to Play the Most Beautiful Open Chord Shapes Part I A great way to make your chord progressions and songs sound awesome is to use open chord shapes. I always love to use these chords to add some flavor to my chord progressions. One of my favorite chords is Fsus2.That chord has got the whole package for me. It’s sounds beautiful, gentle, tight, cool and rough at the same time. When you move an open chord up the neck the name of the chord changes and the chord gets extended with 1 or 2 notes. While you can play barre chords at any fret on the fingerboard, open chords can only be played at certain frets. Because of all the extended chord names I didn’t bother to name every single one of them. It’s all about incorporating these chords into your songs and chord progressions, putting your creativity to the test, experimenting with all the possibilities, replacing some basic chords for these extraordinary ones, learning to hear what sounds right and what feels good. Have a great time!

How to read and write Tab back to classical guitar tablature page The Guide To Tab Notation below, written in 1995 by Howard Wright, has been slightly amended for this html version. A more recent version may be available on the newsgroup Appended are samples of many different tablature explanations taken from tab files Viewing and Editing Tabs - Tabs are best viewed using your browser. Online guides to standard musical terms can be found at - Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary Tabs with left-hand fingering (LHF) are usually ok Tabs should be checked against the sheet music It is difficult to check your own tabs! The earliest tabs here came from OLGA, the Online Guitar Archive, which closed following threats from the Harry Fox Agency. Weed - - 26 August 2012 Written by Howard Wright Last update : 18th April 1995 Reading Tab Writing Tab OK so far?

Better Guitar - Guitar Songs You Should Learn. There are certain songs that every guitar player should try to learn. Either they are commonly requested or they have cool guitar parts that will expand your playing skills. I am going to list songs in several styles of music and explain why I think they should be add to your “play list.” While most are electric guitar songs, there are some acoustic songs also. Obviously, this type of list won’t ever be comprehensive, and no doubt, many will disagree with my choices — and find many ommissions. But I have choosen songs I think are worth learning. This is a huge list and will take most players years to complete (if ever.) Johnny B.