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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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17 Guitar Tips For Intermediate Students

If you’re an advancing beginner or an intermediate guitar player, congratulations, you’ve survived the hardest stage of all – being a complete beginner on guitar! Many people think the beginner stage of guitar playing is the easiest, because the things they’re learning, actually are easy compared to what intermediate and advanced guitar players are doing. …

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How to use Guitar Chord Progressions to Write Songs

In this lesson, we’ll get into the nuts and bolts of writing your first song, using guitar chord progressions. There are different places you can start from when writing a song. The most common three are the words, the melody, and the harmony (that is, guitar chord progressions). I’ve used all three as starting points …

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Guitar Phrasing: How to Improve your Solos by Simply Understanding a Concept

What’s the difference between a lead guitar solo that makes you beg for more, and one that bores you to death? Is it the scales the guitar player is using? Is it the number of positions the guitar player can play the scales in? Is it how fast the guitarist can play? Is it an …

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