Robert Callus

Beginner’s guide to guitar notes, intervals, scales, and chords

One thing that used to confuse me when I started learning guitar was the relationship between the notes on the neck. Looking at guitar notes on the neck, they seemed like a bunch of notes thrown there together with no relationship with each other. I used to think, that good guitar players could pick notes …

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5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Power Chord Guitar Riffs More Interesting

Have you just started writing your first power chord guitar riffs? Power chords are cool, aren’t they? And they seem to fit in everywhere. Well, there’s a reason for that, something I explain in detail in this lesson on power chord theory. The short answer to why power chords fit in easily more than major …

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How to Use Palm Muting to Write Great Electric Guitar Riffs

If string bending and vibrato are the techniques the lead guitar player can’t get enough of, palm muting technique is the one rhythm guitar players cannot do without. For good reason. As we’ll explore below, palm muting technique gives a different sound to the same note/chord you’re strumming, thus it gives you an infinite amount …

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How to Use Guitar Scale Sequences to Create Licks and Riffs

If you are learning scales on guitar, you have probably encountered guitar scale sequence exercises like this: Or this: These exercise are just two examples of guitar scale sequences you may use on the A minor pentatonic scale. The purpose behind these exercises is that the scale gets ingrained in your head, that you develop …

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