Robert Callus

guitar strumming patterns and the basics of rhythm

Guitar Strumming Patterns and the Basics of Rhythm

Understand the basic rhythmic components of music and figure out guitar strumming patterns on your own. In this lesson, rather than give you a few common guitar strumming patterns to play, of which you can find many on the Internet, I’ll be showing you the basic rhythmic components of a strumming pattern, so that apart …

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Hammer On and Pull Off

12 Hammer on and pull off exercises to master legato technique

In music, playing two or more notes “legato” means playing them smoothly, and this can be achieved in different ways on different musical instruments. On the guitar, the most common phrasing techniques that achieve this, along with slides, are the hammer on and the pull off. In the following hammer on and pull of exercises, …

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What to practice on guitar

What to practice on guitar (if you’re a clueless beginner)

Where to start when learning the guitar A question I frequently encounter in beginner guitar groups on social media like Reddit or Facebook goes something like this: “I’m a complete beginner on guitar and don’t know from where to start. What do I need to practice and learn?” Usually, the person who asks the question …

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Guitar Scales: 10 important things beginner guitarists should know about

10 Important Things Beginner Guitarists Should Know About Scales

Guitar scales for beginners: What you need to know before you start learning them Beginner guitar players are usually told harrowing stories about the number of scales that need to be memorized in order to learn the guitar, usually without being told how to actually learn guitar scales and use them. This has led to …

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