Here's the first installment of Chopin's Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus No. 2. I've arranged it for guitar, and as you can see, it's not for the meek. But if you've been diligently practicing the chromatic exercises from my past few lessons, you should be ready to tackle it.
Today we bring you a lesson video by guitarist Michael "Padge" Paget of Welsh rockers Bullet for My Valentine, who shows you how to play "Breaking Point," a song off the band's new album, Temper Temper. The album will be released Tuesday, February 12, on RCA Records. It's the band's fourth studio album.
As people who study jazz guitar know, learning how to play various chord substitutions is an important part of understanding and applying the jazz language to your comping and soloing ideas. In order to learn how to bring some common subs into your playing this week, in today’s lesson we’ll be exploring five important and often-used ii V I chord subs that come from various famous tunes, and the playing of many great jazz guitarists over the years.
Superimposing common arpeggios can add a new and exciting sound to your solos, helping you to utilize patterns and shapes you already know. When we "superimpose," we take one sound and layer it on top of another. In other words, when playing over a particular chord, you "think" a different chord in your improvisation. All it takes is modifying your approach over the chord you're playing over.
Hey, everyone! In this blog post, I'd like to discuss one of my favorite exercises to learn the fretboard and add a little mojo to your lead playing. Before we begin, let me define what an arpeggio is. An arpeggio is a broken chord. We can play a chord two ways. The first way is to play all the notes at the same time; the second way is to play the notes one at a time, consecutively. This latter method is called an arpeggio.