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The Natural Minor Scale Across The Fretboard (with guitar lick examples)

The natural minor scale is commonly used by guitar players and is found in guitar riffs, licks and solos in most genres of music including Jazz, Blues, Rock and Heavy Metal. In this lesson we’ll first go through a bit of theory on the natural minor scale. Then I will give you 3 notes per …

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How to learn the guitar faster without putting in more hours

How to learn the guitar faster without putting in more hours

The reason I didn’t title this article “How to learn the guitar fast” is that I would risk misleading you into thinking that you can learn the guitar in a short period of time. Promises that you can learn the guitar in 10 hours, 10 days, or 10 weeks tend to give the wrong impression …

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The Harmonic Minor Scale Across The Guitar Fretboard (with guitar lick examples)

The harmonic minor scale is very popular among guitar players and is used in a variety of genres including Jazz, Heavy Metal (especially Neo-Classical) and Surf guitar. In this lesson I will show you 5 positions of the harmonic minor scale to cover the entire guitar fretboard using 3 notes per string patterns, as well …

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Guitar Scales for Metal

7 Guitar Scales For Metal Players (with guitar lick examples)

Is there a set of guitar scales that are used exclusively by metal guitar players? Are metal guitarists bound by a set of scales specifically created for players in this genre? The answer to both questions is no.  Any scale considered a “metal guitar scale” is also used in other genres, including classical, blues, folk, …

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Beginner’s Guide To Rhythm Guitar Playing

The lead and the rhythm guitar are not two different instruments. What makes them different is the role the guitarist takes in the particular musical setting he’s playing in. Some bands (like AC\DC), have a guitarist who plays mostly rhythm (Malcolm Young) and a guitarist who plays mostly lead (Angus Young). Other bands have just …

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What are guitar scales? (5 reasons why you should learn them)

Guitar scales defined and how they benefit your guitar learning process Guitar scales are simply groups of notes that sound good together. We use 12 different notes in Western music. (There are many more notes than those on the guitar fretboard because the same notes are repeated in different places, either in unison or at …

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