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Minor & Pentatonic Minor Blues Mixed Guitar Lick

A guitar lick in the key of A minor uses a hammer-on pull-off sequence for the 2nd and 3rd measures replacing the 4th note (D) with the a flatted 5th note (D#) to give it a more bluesy sound. After the first three measures it switches to a pentatonic minor blues scale (basically the B…

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Guitar Techniques – Slide Arpeggios

Slide Arpeggios are a great technique for blending your Arpeggios together. The Arpeggios used in this example are simple chord triads C, D and E minor.

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Guitar Techniques – Tremolo bar (Wiggle Stick) Bend

This guitar technique takes a bit of practice but can add an exotic feel to your string bending. Just as you start to bend the string, give the Tremolo bar a little push & release.

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Slide Into Pentatonic Blues Arpeggio

This guitar technique slides up into the arpeggio giving the arpeggio more of an extended feel. This one uses all six strings and requires a bit more practice than arpeggios that just brush over a standard chord shape. This example uses the notes of an E minor chord (E G B), and only deviates from…

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Pentatonic Guitar Scales

For more on the Pentatonic minor scale, please visit "Pentatonic Minor Scale". Pentatonic guitar scales in A minor and the C major pentatonic guitar scales are the two scales discussed in this guitar lesson.

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Guitar tablature for Roll the Credits.

Learn How To Read Guitar Tablature

Guitar tablature, commonly known as “guitar tab” or simply “tab,” is an alternative to standard musical notation designed for fretted instruments like the guitar. Guitar Tablature provides a visual representation of the guitar fretboard, allowing players to quickly learn the notes without needing to read standard notation.

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Guitar Scales and Chord Triads Lesson

When playing or writing a song most of your work will be done following a particular musical scale. Within the confines of that scale you will form your chords. If you refer back to the Guitar Scale Modes lessons on this site you will see that I based them on the C major scale. I…

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Guitar Scale Modes

Derived from a parent scale, scale modes get their unique sound by shifting the tonal center of the parent scale. By shifting the tonal center, they use specific sequence of intervals within the parent scale, creating distinctive musical flavors or moods. Each mode has its unique set of intervals, altering the relationship between notes to…

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The Music You Hate And Why You Are Right In Disliking It

The Music You Hate And Why You Are Right In Disliking It

You probably know at least one music snob. Yes, that’s the kind of people who listen only to one kind of music, and are adamant – adamant I tell you – that everything else is ‘not music’ or ‘just noise’. If you are like me, you find the music snobs annoying. I mean they can…

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Not Copied From Classical Music

These Songs Are Not Copied From Classical Music

It has become a platitude to say that pop songwriters are not original and that they rip off other music. I mean, how many songs have been written with the same 4 chords? And these 4 chords happen to be taken from a classical music piece (Pachelbel’s canon). Not only that, but recently several videos…

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Scalloped Guitar Necks: Pros And Cons

Scalloped Guitar Necks: Pros And Cons

One of the top 10 questions I get is (surprisingly…) about my guitar and her scalloped neck – similar to the ones used by players like Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, etc). So in this video below I will answer to these questions: Is your guitar tone and sound going to change if you scallop your…

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Incorrect playing technique - Play Guitar In A Healthy And Pain-Free Way

How To Play Guitar In A Healthy And Pain-Free Way

How long can you play your guitar before your hands hurt too much to continue? 10 minutes? 20 minutes? Or maybe your hand doesn’t hurt at all. If so, how is this accomplished? Being both a musician and teacher for as long as I have, I’ve noticed how many guitarists mistreat their hands. The number…

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