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How to Attack the Aeolian Mode

How to Attack the Aeolian Mode

If you're looking for a quick way to get started improvising with the major scale, the simplest path to take is to learn the Aeolian mode. For most guitar players, the minor pentatonic scale is... …

The Nervous Guitar Player

The Nervous Guitar Player

Playing guitar brings us the greatest joy on Earth. Sometimes, however, we can become overwhelmed trying to convey our happiness to an audience. Sometimes we get nervous. ... …

How to Sound Heavy

How to Sound Heavy

Warning: the sound you’re about to experience was achieved by professionals (or wannabe professionals), so for your enjoyment and the irritation of neighbors around you, please DO attempt any and... …

Why Sweep Picking is So Difficult

Why Sweep Picking is So Difficult

For some reason, sweep picking infatuates a large segment of the guitar community. Perhaps it’s due to the flashy visual nature of the technique. Maybe it’s because the robotic sound hypnotizes us... …

Guitar Players Who Suck

Guitar Players Who Suck

We all know this guy. He’s the one who always has a snarky criticism of your tone, a negative opinion of the guitar player on stage at the local club and a spiteful comment about guitar masters... …

A Simple Trick to Sound More Bluesy

A Simple Trick to Sound More Bluesy

Blues guitar is not fun–said no one, ever. The truth is, blues has a special place in many of our hearts, because the majority of us began our guitar journey the same way. We learned a couple of... …

When Guitar Picks Mysteriously Disappear

When Guitar Picks Mysteriously Disappear

You’re recording a guitar solo in your room, and you’re absolutely tearing it up. The neighbors aren’t even calling the cops on you this time because what you’re playing sounds so good. Yep, it’s... …

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