Learn more about GuitarTricks in this review

Creating music through playing an instrument is among the most rewarding things you can imagine. The feeling of personal satisfaction that is felt by making great songs at any time when you desire to, can’t really be compared to anything at all. Among the best musical instruments to learn if you want to create music would be the acoustic guitar. Its comparatively cheap, won’t occupy a lot of room, you’ll be able to play a huge selection of songs, and it’s cool as well!

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When you happen to be looking at studying the electric guitar online, GuitarTricks will be a fantastic place to start out. During our assessment of GuitarTricks, we discovered that the site is enormous. You’ll find tutorials addressing various guitar styles and levels of playing, therefore it caters to all guitarists from complete novice to very knowledgeable players at the same time. The lessons are organized and classified in several ways, which is a requirement, given the amount of lessons readily available. You can easily search based on skill (beginner, easy, advanced beginner, advanced and extreme), which in turn will save a lot of time because you don’t have to search through tutorials which might be too simple, too difficult, or perhaps not your thing.

Also, in the event that you happen to be an intermediate-advanced guitar student, you are going to enjoy the “By Inspiration” section of GuitarTricks, an important part within the website specializing in examining and mastering how the most well-known guitar icons, for instance BB King, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, and so forth. played, and what they did in order to make their very own songs sound the way it did. This was a fantastic element we discovered in the course of our overview of GuitarTricks, since even superior guitarists will get many weeks worth of training lessons.

GuitarTricks can show you the following varieties of music:

– Acoustic
– Classical
– Blues
– Rock
– Rockabilly
– Funk
– Jazz
– Surf, etc.

You can also learn to perform similar to your favorite musicians:

Garry Moore, Angus Young, Steve Vai, Jimmy Page, Django Reinhardt, and the list goes on…

The greatest things we found through our assessment of GuitarTricks:

– The number of video tutorials is almost too much to handle, they have thousands of tutorials for all levels and most genres.

– Good search function, so you can navigate the more than 10,000 instructional videos.

Disadvantages:

– Due to the fact that GuitarTricks was the earliest video guitar tutorials site on the web, about 2% of their video clips are older, and thus of poorer quality.

GuitarTricks is very popular amongst novice guitarists these days. After you perform a side-by-side evaluation between learning to play guitar from a teacher and online, you will learn that the later offers many major benefits, including:

– Review the lessons at any time,

– Large expense benefit, since the most effective online guitar lessons will only cost approximately $10-$20 per month with a years worth of instruction, which will cost you enormous amounts coming from a private tutor,

– Learn whenever you want at home, without having to go to the particular instructors home and satisfy his / her agenda,

– The GuitarTricks curriculum can also end up being much more full than what a private tutor can offer.

The new and improved Jamorama

It has come to our attention, that one of the oldest players in the online guitar lesson industry, Jamorama, has been totally revamped. You can read the review as well on LearnMusicEasy.com.

The old version of Jamorama was made up of a lengthy ebook (actually 2, but who’s counting), short video snippets which complemented the ebook, and a few bonus guitar software. According to the analysis provided by LearnMusicEasy, Jamorama has been totally transformed from an ancient ebook sales site, to a modernized video lesson site. Continue reading “The new and improved Jamorama”

Guitar tuning for acoustic and electric guitars

Keeping your guitar in tune is one of the most important things you’ll need to do (and redo often) as a guitarist. The most popular method of guitar tuning is standard tuning, I would estimate 95% of songs use this.

This video will let you listen to the correct pitch of each string in standard tuning. Each note will be plucked several times, so you have enough time to tune your own strings as well.

The tuning pegs you need to turn are also noted in the video, as are the scientific pitch notations, and the frequencies of each string.

Walking Bass Blues Guitar Lesson

Adding a a walking bass line to your blues chord progressions means that you’ll be alternating the bass note of the chord you are playing. Watch the lesson to get a better picture of this technique, after which you should be able to apply it to your own 12 bar blues chord progressions as well.

Here are a couple of tips for using bass walks in blues:

  • Usually, for a bass note on the first beat, you want to use the root of the chord,
  • A common way to reach the next chord is ascending chromatically
  • Use the third and flattened 7 of a chord to play harmony on the higher strings, it’s like 2 guitarists playing at the same time,
  • Using muting on the offbeats adds a percussive feel. A nice rhythm would be the following, when using triplets:
           1       2       3
Harmony	   -	 Play	 Chuck
Bass	  Play	   -	   -

The Scientist Guitar Lesson – Coldplay

“The Scientist” is the second single from Coldplay’s second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. It reached number 18 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks.

The song is originally performed on piano, but sounds great on guitar as well. This guitar lesson on Coldplay’s Scientist will teach you the acoustic strumming version, which you’ll be able to play along with the song.

To play in key, you’ll need to place a capo at fret 3. From there on, it’s easy, since you’ll be strumming basic chords found below and in the video tutorial.

The Scientis Intro/Verse Chord Progression

Bm7; G; D; Dsus2; (twice intro, four times verse)

The Scientist Strumming Pattern

DDDDDDDDU (1&2&3&4&a)

The Scientist Chorus Chord Progression

G; G; D; Dsus2; (twice)
A; A7;
D; G; D; Dsus2;
Bm7; G; D; Dsus2;

The Scientist Lyrics

Intro

Verse 1
Come up to meet you, tell you Im sorry, you don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you, tell you I need you, tell you Ill set you apart
Tell me your secrets and ask me your questions, oh lets go back to the start
Running in circles, coming in tales, heads are a science apart

Chorus
Nobody said it was easy, it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy, no-one ever said it would be this hard
Oh take me back to the start

Verse 2
I was just guessing in numbers and figures, pulling the puzzles apart
Questions of science, science and progress, do not speak as loud as my heart
Tell me you love me, come back and haunt me, oh and I rush to the start
Running in circles, chasing our tales, coming back as we are

Chorus
Nobody said it was easy, oh it’s such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy, no-one ever said it would be so hard
Im going back to the start

Outro
Oh – ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Ah – ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Oh – ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo
Oh – ooo-oo-oo-oo-ooo

Power Chord Rhythms AC/DC Style

With an electric guitar, it often sounds best to play 2-3 note chords. This is where power chords prove useful. Power chords are usually found in metal, rock, and blues. Since they’re rather tiny chords, they’re not widely used in traditional acoustic strumming scenarios.

The video lesson will show you several power chord rock rhythm patterns you can play using only power chords. This lesson is important for anyone learning rock or metal, since power chords are used a lot by super bands such as AC/DC, Led Zepelin, and basically all bands that have an electric guitarist.

The power chords we’re going to study are movable chords, which means that we are able to move the actual power chord shape up or down the neck of the guitar, to create different power chords. Many guitarists prefer to use all downstrokes when strumming power chords. This results in a more “chunky” sound. Muting the open strings is a very important part of playing power chords as well.