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Integrating scales and arpeggios mechanically.
Drastically improve your acoustic guitar playing with these easy to play, advanced sounding chords.
Guitar Nine's October-November 2016 newsletter.
The main reason I started to play the guitar was Randy Rhoads. He had the biggest influence on me and my playing. When I first listened to him I couldn`t believe what I`d heard.
Knowing I would fund the project myself, I felt that I would demonstrate more credibility to labels and other industry heavy-weights by investing in myself prior to asking them to invest.
The music I write and record under my own name is just the kind of music I`d like to listen to and therefore has no commercial consideration whatsoever, which means it`s a bonus if other people like it!
I love creating things, so putting my project together myself, while it was a lot of work, was very rewarding and also a good learning experience.
Harp harmonics never fail to immediately grab the attention of those who hear you play them, leaving them spellbound by what they just heard.
All of your favorite guitar players play in a way that looks amazingly easy.
Here are Mike`s technique to help spice up your solos, instead of just running up and down arpeggios.
Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.
When I started playing guitar I was very fortunate to have all the great guitar players in the prime of their career to look to for inspiration.
A dissection of "Not Of This Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien".
You maybe missing out on a massive range of sounds that you just can`t get otherwise.
My favorite bands were AC/DC, Motorhead, The Stray Cats, The Sex Pistols and so on, so mainly hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock, and rockabilly/psychobilly stuff.
Guitar Nine's August-September 2016 newsletter.
I was a typical Sixties kid. We always had Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley records, because my sister was into that. Then, along came the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, and that changed everything.
To easily play with greater speed, you`ll need to use the most effective picking technique possible.
Mike Campese teaches you short snippets from some songs off his brand new album "Chapters".
Examining the problems of CAGED starting from the effect on your picking hand.
With the right approach, Practice will be enjoyable and something you look forward to.
Guitar Nine's June-July 2016 newsletter.
Improve your guitar technique while learning the proper way to sweep those licks.
These exercises and examples will help you to improve your finger independence as well as your picking.
David Sertl thinks it time that guitarists move beyond "Satryngvai Shredblues".
The octave pattern is not as user-friendly for learning to play the notes on a fretboard as many teachers would like players to think.
Ensure that you don`t come across as an amateur in a situation where you`re trying to impress the people who hired you.
But if you want to keep progressing, you have to make the decision to grind it out.
Music is the only thing that transcends this realm. It`s the one form of communication that does transcend everything else in the material world. That`s probably why everybody loves music so much.
It`s much more difficult to attract the audience without vocals. For that reason, it`s very important to build some nice and attractive themes and melodies in instrumental music.
My music a mix between the aggression of metal and the madness and extravagance of prog-instrumental-rock, I don`t close myself in within just a single genre.
How studying other instruments will make you a better, more creative, and superior acoustic guitar player.
Three cool ways to approach the rhythm of a 12 bar blues - take to your next jam and blow everyone away.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers concrete information on booking contracts with venues.
Tired of spending so much time practicing without ever seeing big results? Check out this article from Tom Hess.
Guitar Nine's April-May 2016 newsletter.
I run a small production company and we are learning the ropes as we go. Someone once said you`re either learning or dying. I prefer to learn.
Just by flatting the third you can develop a whole new shredding sound.
It isn`t difficult to learn to study theory the correct way. It can actually be easier and more fun than you expect.
Tom Hess will help you make your guitar solos overflow with emotion,
Music theory isn;t learning how to write down different notes, or practicing and reciting scales on a guitar. It`s about experiencing the way notes interact and the effect they have on the listener.
Mastering emotional playing will take your playing to the next level