Guitar Techniques: Single Note Tremolo

The tremolo guitar technique may seem simple being that it is only a single note repeated many times at a fast speed. But don’t let the apparent simplistic description fool you into thinking the technique is easy - it’s not. I describe the technique and offer some simple guidelines on how to practice and master tremolo.

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Best Way To Learn Music Theory For Beginners

If you are a beginner and want to learn music theory, then concentrate on the relationship between chords and scales. By focusing on those 2 elements, also known as harmony and melody, you will learn a large amount of music theory. In this article, I keep things simple and give a 5 topic outline to help you learn theory so you can become a better musician.

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Which Acoustic Guitar String Gauge Is Best?

This article sticks to the basics of the various gauges of acoustic guitar strings. I cover the basic construction of guitar strings and cover why one gauge of guitar string size is preferable than other sizes. It boils down to your decision on the sound you want and your level of playing.

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Should you learn to play songs first or music theory?

How To Play Guitar For Beginners: Songs First Or Theory?

If you are a beginner musician trying to learn how to play guitar without a teacher then you have two choices when it comes to learning. You can either learn by playing songs you like or you can learn music theory and reading sheet music. For me the answer is obvious – you should learn…

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Guitar Chord Names: How To Name Chords

You will often see musicians in forums asking about a particular chord name and what it is. Usually, its the complex chord names that cause confusion, ones with sharp-this and/or flat that in the name. I have a 5-point checklist to deconstruct any chord name which will help you with all chord names you encounter.

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The Pentatonic Scale And Major Scale Modes

I cover the missing notes from the pentatonic scale that builds 6 of the 7 modes of the major scale. I'll even cover a simple trick to play the Locrian pentatonic. First I compare the major pentatonic to the Ionian, Lydian and Mixolydian modes. Then I compare the minor pentatonic scale to the Dorian, Phrygian and Aeolian modes.

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