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30+ Insanely Useful Websites for Guitarists

30+ Insanely Useful Websites for Guitarists
The guitar is an instrument that knows no genre and no boundaries--one of the reasons why it's arguably the world's most beloved instrument. Here are over 30 incredibly useful (and often entertaining) websites dedicated to the guitar and its admirers. Must-see sites 1. Guitar Shred Show follows the escapades of Mr. Fastfinger, a Sumarai shredder with a gravelly voice who battles dwarves and accordion-wielding demons. 2. 3. 4. 5. Soloing 6. 100 Greatest Guitar Solos is a ranked list of the greatest guitar solos of all time with included tablature for each. 7. 20 Greatest Guitar Solos Ever resembles the beginning of the above list, but with crispy and delicious YouTube videos for each entry. 8. Inspirational articles 9. 10. 99 Tips to Help You Play Better features 99 pearls of wisdom from guitar wizards like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Jimmi Page. “Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. 11. Free guitar tabs and guitar chords 12. 13. 14. 15. 17. Free guitar lessons 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

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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. 10 Completely Brilliant Guitar Tuition Sites - Cool Guitar Stuff I’ve spent many hours either watching guitar video lessons or reading guitar blog posts and have created a list of the places I keep going back to again and again. Whether you are a learner, intermediate or advanced guitar player there’s something for everyone here. Guitar Jamz Marty Schwartz produces amazing guitar tutorials and tips videos for both electric and acoustic guitars. There’s a large amount of free materials available on his channels and if you want more he offers some great dvd’s at reasonable, good value for money prices. Check out his acoustic blues lesson below:

Learning and Loving Music Theory Kelvin, You actually caught a mistake on the roman numerals! Thanks, I’ll have to fix that. The first and last chords of the progression are not 7th chords. How To Lead A Creative Life [Infographic] [Close Window] By Jason Feifer Our complete guide to making your inner genius your greatest on-the-job asset. Back to article >> Infographic by Pop Chart Lab The Future Sounds Like This: 10 Magnificently Modern Musical Instruments Future Sounds Like This: 10 Odd Modern Musical Instruments Article by Mike, filed under Installation & Sound in the Art category. The study of musical instruments (‘organology’ – no, really) is the study of the human condition.

Top 50 Youtube Guitar Channels The Top 50 Youtube Guitar Channels covers lessons, magazines, manufacturers, guitar stores, reviews, guitarists, and pretty much everything guitar centric. All of the channels below had reached at least 2 million total views by March of 2012. Our focus was on channels producing high quality guitar videos at regular intervals. 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. 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.

How to read sheet music... a free course. The Mystery of Sheet Music To many people, reading sheet music is an intimidating, mysterious activity. But it doesn't need to be! It's actually quite simple, once you understand the secret behind it. At "ReadSheetMusic.info," my desire is to teach you how to read sheet music as quickly as possible.

40 Helpful Links for Guitar Players I'm doing my best do save you some room in your bookmarks tab on your browser by compiling the 40 most helpful links and websites I've ever come across for guitar players. These aren't just gear or lesson sites, but sites that I've found to be helpful in other ways that I wouldn't have initially expected. So I'm passing the knowledge on to you.

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. 99 Ways To Play Better (And Sound Better) Right Now 99 Ways To Play Better (And Sound Better) Right Now - See more at: Here at GP , we figure that if you’re going to expand and maximize your talents, you may as well learn from the best. So we offer these 99 tips from cats who know their stuff—from rock royalty to jazz patriarchs to any-and-all, top-of-their-game bad asses. Hopefully, you’ll find something in these cosmic, practical, and musical nuggets of wisdom that will kick that rut-raddled mind of yours into higher gears of inspiration.

How to be a Rock Star in 5 Minutes: The 4 Chords to Stardom Sharebar Many of the greatest rock and pop hits from the past 40 years only use the same 4 chords. THE SAME 4 CHORDS. So if you were every thinking of being a rock or pop star, well then all you gotta do is keep writing sappy love songs using these same 4 chords until you make that hit! This was so famously exposed by the great Axis of Awesome in this video: (We made a video playlist of all these songs for your pleasure here: Trav’s Diagonal Scale Method (w/examples) It was recently asked of me by a former student how I play multi-octave scales on the guitar. The answer involves a seven-note scale system I developed about 10 years ago while a in college. With it, I can fly up and down the neck relatively easily. I’m sure someone else on earth – probably many individuals – have the same scale system since it’s based on basic common sense. So, I thought I’d blog it for the rest of the world to enjoy.

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:

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