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10 Electric Guitar Riffs to Play With Your Distortion On

If you want to play or create electric guitar riffs, effects such as distortion, overdrive, and fuzz offer you a lot of options you don’t have on the acoustic guitar. In this lesson, I won’t get into the differences between these effects, but will just advise you that the following electric guitar riffs are likely …

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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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14 Lead Guitar Skills You Need to Acquire if You’re a Beginner Student Going Intermediate

Develop these skills and learn the lead guitar like a pro! Can you (quite) easily transition from a C to a D chord but don’t know what guitar scales are, let alone how to use them? Do you know a few chords and songs but don’t know what guitar skills you need to acquire to …

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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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17 Guitar Playing Tips For the Intermediate Guitar Student

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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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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You Don’t Need to Play Guitar Fast To Improvise Good Solos

Many a time I have students who have the ability to at least start to improvise guitar solos, good solos if they commit to practicing the art of improvisation for a while, but they’re afraid that it’s not within their reach because they think they can’t play fast guitar, that they can’t “shred”, and that …

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