7 Exercises to Improve Your Timing on the Guitar

Is timing on the guitar everything? In a way, yes. Of course, there are many other elements that make a good guitar player, including technique, the ability to apply music theory for the guitar, and developing a good ear, among others. But timing is an element that will make you sound amateurish if you get […]

How To Use Guitar Triads To Unlock The Fretboard

If you don’t know the theory behind guitar triads yet, I suggest that you go through this lesson first. And through this lesson if you don’t yet know the name of the notes on the guitar fretboard. In today’s lesson, we’re going to explore all the guitar triads in the major scale and progress from […]

Guitar Practice Workout For Intermediate Players

When you’re just starting out on the guitar, you spend most of your practicing time learning new things. Reading tabs, new tunes, new chords, new songs, new techniques, your first scale, some easy guitar riffs and licks, so on and so forth. By the time you reach an intermediate level of guitar playing, you will […]

7 String Bending Exercises To Make Your Guitar Sing

String bending and vibrato are my favorite guitar techniques. The reason for this is that they can make the guitar sound like my favorite musical instrument: The human voice. In this lesson I’ll give you 7 string bending exercises that will explore this powerful technique so that you can, quite literally, make your guitar sing. […]

How To Apply Music Theory For The Guitar

The reason why many guitar players don’t think music theory is necessary comes from the belief in certain myths about music theory for the guitar. While I don’t know the exact origins of these myths, my guess is that the root behind their existence is that guitar students and players rarely see music theory applied […]

6 Electric Guitar Styles You Can Specialize In

6 Electric Guitar Styles You Can Specialize In

Should a student specialize in one genre of guitar playing or learn as many guitar styles as possible? The answer to this question is to do both. To learn from different genres but specialize in the guitar styles you love most.  To learn techniques and get ideas from great guitar players in different styles, but […]