25+ Guitar Techniques You Should Learn Now

This is a follow up on the multiple guitar techniques that I listed in my Music symbols article. I have a list of 25+ guitar techniques that I will be covering individually over the next few months. This article briefly covers 25 guitar techniques in different categories plus a bonus technique.

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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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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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How To Play Guitar For Beginners: Songs First Or Theory?
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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Two Chord Songs (How To Write Your Own)

In this article, I analyze the vocal melody for 4 different two chord songs: Fire on the Mountain by the Grateful Dead, Something in the Way by Nirvana, Break on Through by The Doors, and Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters. The two chords used in each song varies so you can see 4 examples of how to write your own two-chord song.

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How To Write One Chord Songs (Analysis & Tips)

I transcribed the vocal melodies of three classic one chord songs: Get Up Stand Up, Spanish Moon and Papa Was a Rollin' Stone. There are commonalities in all three songs. First, they all use either a minor triad or minor 7th chord. Also, they base the vocal melodies around the tones in the chord. I have the sheet music for the vocals for all 3 songs with some quality notes.

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