by Sam the Scholar
My guitar practice regimen has helped me greatly improve my level of guitar playing. I still want to improve, and I’m not saying this is the right way, but it works for me. Feel free to share your practice ideas in the comments.
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by Charlie Doom
Ever wonder what the story behind the legendary Taylor Guitars was all about? Bob Taylor, tradesman and co-founder of Taylor Guitars, plans to tell you in his new book, Guitar Lessons: A Life’s Journey Turning Passion into Business. It’s an autobiographical account of Taylor’s experience in crafting his own American dream by crafting world-famous guitars, rife with milestones such as his eureka “I wanna build a guitar” moment in junior-high school and the philosophical life lessons that helped him create one of the most successful and renowned guitar companies in the world.
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by Jeff McErlain
We all could learn a lot from David Gilmour, and personally I have! I am always striving to be as melodic as he is. His vibrato is so beautiful, refined, and recognizable that it’s worth learning his catalog just for that alone. Ok, that and his phrasing, and bends, and tone. I highly suggest going to YouTube and watch him play. We are in such a great age that we have the ability to access that information. I have often wondered “where on the neck is he playing that?” I can go online and watch some awesome concert footage and get my answer. It is an endless resource that has helped me play better in a very short period of time. Kinda like TrueFire!
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Interview by Charlie Doom
CD: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in creating a career as a musician?
RAVI: No one is going to do it for you, and no one is to blame but yourself. I’ve met many bitter musicians over the years, and bitterness doesn’t get you anywhere. You have to learn at every opportunity and take responsibility for your own successes and failures. Ultimately, one must surround oneself with good people, strong values, and pursue all aspects of life in an ethical, kind, and intelligent manner.
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by Chris Buono
Looking to expand your palette of single-note tonal colors? A great way to do so is to delve into modes and alternative scales. While that’s a worthy endeavor it’s rife with obstacles. Often guitarists don’t know really know what the new scale or mode is all about and as a result they don’t know where to apply them. Guitarists are often presented concepts related to scale study that seem too good to be true and in time prove to be just that. And, guitarists in becoming frustrated with said methods also never gain a full neck vision of these new sounds.
That all ends here: How to Play 5 Guitar Scales & Modes That Matter, a selection from my full course, Modes That Matter, which contains a full in-depth analysis and presentation of 13 scales and modes that matter including tab, notation, jam tracks, and text descriptions (plus a 1,872 page PDF manual!).
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