7 Ghost/Dead Note Guitar Exercises to Make Your Playing More Rhythmic

While there is disagreement over the exact definition of a ghost note, for the purposes of this lesson it should be considered as the same thing as a dead note, a note that is muted. To execute a ghost note simply decrease the pressure from the note with your left hand without lifting your hand …

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10 Easy Blues Guitar Riffs That Gradually Get Harder

Though blues guitarists are more renowned for their guitar licks and solos than for riffs, good blues guitar players aren’t just able to touch your heart with sweet melodies. They’re also able to be the engine of the songs with blues guitar riffs. In this lesson we’ll explore the rhythm in the blues with 10 …

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How to Control Guitar Dynamics with Accent Exercises

Guitar dynamics is a very important yet often overlooked aspect of guitar playing. The good news is that learning how to control the dynamics of the guitar exercises, scales,  riffs, licks, and solos that you play is not hard, yet it makes a significant difference in the quality of the music that comes out of …

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How to Make Music With Broken Chords On Guitar

Though the terms broken chord and arpeggio are often used interchangeably by guitar players, there are some minor differences between the two. They both refer to the notes of the chord being played individually (rather than strummed together) but while in broken chords the notes are allowed to ring together in arpeggios the notes are …

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How To Use Guitar Trill Technique In Your Riffs, Licks and Solos

Guitar trill technique is frequently used as an exercise by students starting out, or trying to improve, their legato technique. And while trills do make a good exercise, one shouldn’t miss the fact that they’re also a very expressive melodic ornament you can use in your guitar riffs, licks, and solos. In this lesson you’ll …

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