Category: Practice and Technique

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Using Modes in Your Music

There are many techniques used by guitar masters for using modes in music and we will try to incorporate some of these techniques here.

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Using Legato Techniques

Picking notes individually is great for basic melodies and ferocious, hard-hitting solos, but if you want to start to sound really cool and add some musicality into your playing legato techniques are a must.

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Guitar Muting Styles

Muting the sound of your playing turns the guitar into a more percussive, hard-hitting instrument. Palm muting creates a chugging sound, which is used heavily in genres such as metal, and “dead” strums produce...

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Guitar Strumming Patterns

Strumming patterns breathe life into your chord progressions. You can write a great song from a tonal perspective, blending majors and minors with moments of tension and release.

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Picking The Right Guitar Teacher

Although some of the ultimate guitar greats were self taught, it’s probably the best idea to opt for hiring a professional guitar teacher, at least to get you started and give you that critical initial input and boost towards the music world.

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Choosing a Guitar Playing Style

You figured out how to hold the guitar properly, you know how to tune it right, now it comes down to a much more of a complicated question – choosing a guitar playing style that suits you the best.