Nicholas Tozier gets this bout of informative inspiration from rigorous military training. Find out how the armed forces can improve your guitar playing.Read more
In the last finger picking lesson we looked at Travis picking. Here we’re going to be sure your hand is equipped to do it correctly.Read more
In this lesson, Ronnie Brooks shows us how to get started with finger-picking – can make a huge difference in your playing and improve your precision and dynamicsRead more
If you think sweep picking is hard, you’ve never tried string skipping! Here’s a little bit about string skipping, with a few exercises.Read more
Challenge is what makes us all grow. It’s what keeps us coming back for more. What can over the top challenges do for your creativity and guitar playing?Read more
Sweep picking is perhaps one of my favorite techniques to toy around with and among the most challenging skills to really nail down.Read more
Sometimes simplicity is divine.
Not everything has to be difficult. This is also true when playing guitar.
I have the most fun playing basic songs. Simple harmonies that everyone can easily identify with.
They are fun to sing along with or just mess around.
Movable chord forms are great because they allow you to play in any key by moving them up and down the fretboard.
“Movable” in this case just means “having no open strings.” If you know a movable major chord, you could use that one form to play G major, Ab major, C# major, etc. Learning one movable chord form–and how to use it–is better than memorizing ten open chords.