The mordent is a music ornamentation in the form of a trill that involves a hammer-on and pull-off to the note above the principal note. A lower mordent involves the note below your target note. I have a number of guitar TAB examples of both forms in the key of C major. Music ornamentation: The upper and lower mordent…
If you struggle playing lead guitar then start playing arpeggios right away. Learning to play arpeggios on guitar teaches you theory, fretboard visualization, and will give you insight into how to play lead guitar. I have some simple triplet arpeggio examples for E major and A natural minor which you can use as a basis for your arpeggio practice.
Whether you call them double stops or dyads, playing 2 notes at the same time can make your solos and rhythm playing sound fantastic. Assuming you know your intervals and you play the “right” guitar dyads over the changes. I cover the most common intervals that are used for guitar dyads, and include guitar intervals shapes as well as TAB examples.
Guitar slides or guitar sliding is an easy guitar technique and something you should know how to do – even if you are a beginner guitar player. Sliding is as simple as hammer-ons and pull-offs so there is no excuse not to master this technique. I cover legato vs shift slides and glissando vs portamento slides.
Guitar bends are a technique that adds a lot of expression to your solos as they simulate the human voice. They also allow your playing to breathe which is a technique that beginner players have difficulty incorporating into their solos. In this article, I cover the basic technique of guitar bends (string bending) and have a few TAB examples.
This is the last of the guitar techniques that use hammer-ons and pull-offs (HOPO). The guitar tapping technique involves tapping or hammering on any note of a string using the middle finger of your picking hand. Then you pull off to a note you are holding with your fretting hand. After that, you would pull off to a second fretted note and maybe hammer-on to a 4th note. If you are interested, then continue reading and try the guitar TAB for this guitar technique.