The Beatles are in the news a lot lately. On 9/9/09 they released the rhythm game The Beatles | RockBand
. They also have remastered all of their albums for the new Beatles: Remastered Box Set
The Box Set is great if you want to hear the Beatles (amazing early reviews) and the RockBand ... View Lesson
A great guitar exercise for strengthening your fret hand.
Long-time GuitarTeacher.com reader Mike(MJK) asked (via Twitter) "What is a good lesson to strengthen the fretting hand?" Following is one of my favorites for increasing left hand stamina and strength. It is called the "6 Minute Trill Drill". I believe I learned this at an open counseling session with guitar great Gary Hoey
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Inside each individual major scale there are three different minor pentatonic scales.
In the tradition of the "Secret" Pentatonics lesson
let's continue looking for pentatonics in undiscovered places. Maybe our familiar, five-note friend has been 'hiding' under our noses, just waiting to be revealed in other familiar scale patterns? In fact, this is the case! I present (drum roll, please!): Hidden Pentatonics. We will start ... View Lesson
When I started playing guitar and first learned barre chords, I thought using a capo was "cheating". "Shouldn't everyone learn how to play an F chord or C# minor?", I thought. While this is surely true, I now realize that the sound you get by using open strings is such a beautiful tone that understanding and ... View Lesson
Back in 1980, I bought my very first record album from Tower Records (remember them?) in San Francisco. It was "Blizzard Of Ozz" by Ozzy Osbourne. I don't really know why I bought that album. The cover kind of freaked me out and I don't think I even knew who Black Sabbath was at the time. Regardless of my sheltered childhood I fortunately purchased one ... View Lesson
Jimmy Page is the greatest riff writer in the history of rock, IMO. I firmly believe in studying the greats so in homage to Jimmy and Led Zeppelin check out the guitar parts to "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You", from the album "Led Zeppelin I".
If you like this lesson and want to dig in on this song or Led Zeppelin in general, consider ... View Lesson
A song that seems to get alot of requests on-stage and at backyard/campfire jams is "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi. This tune is a great rock anthem with some very cool arpeggio picking guitar parts
The tabs are in the video (full and 1/2 speed, how cool!) but here they are for your off-video practice.
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