NOTE: This course was previously named "The Electric Guitar Technique & Notation Handbook" -- the content is the same as before -- we simply updated the title.More so than any other instrument, the electric guitar presents guitarists with a seemingly endless range of right and left-hand techniques to embellish their rhythm playing, solos, and improvisations. What are all of those techniques? How do you play them? Why is important for you to know them? And how do they appear in tab or notation?
There’s no one better qualified to answer all of those questions than Chris Buono, our Professor of the Deep. Chris does exactly that and more in this Electric Guitar Technique and Notation Handbook — the definitive video reference guide on the subject!
"I'll describe and demonstrate 65 of the most popular electric guitar techniques found in blues, rock, jazz, metal and other contemporary genres of music. I'll also show you how they're notated in standard notation and tablature to help you get the most out of reading or writing sheet music, tabs, and charts.”
For each of the 65 techniques in the handbook, Chris will first describe the method emphasizing why it's important for you to know it. Chris will then demonstrate the technique, show you how the notation will look in standard notation and tablature, and give you some tips for practicing the technique.
Chris organized the 65 techniques into the following 10 sections. :
Section 1: Strumming Techniques Downstrokes, Upstrokes, Brush Stroke, and Scratches
Section 4: Slide Techniques Legato Slide, Grace Note Slides, Shift Slide, and Slide In & Slide Out
Section 5: Bending Techniques Basic Bending, Bend Release, Pre-Bends, Unison Bends, Double Stop Bends, 1/4 Step Bends, and Behind the Nut Bends
Section 6: Harmonics Techniques Natural Harmonics, Artificial Harmonics, Pinch Harmonics, Harp Harmonics, and Tapped Harmonics
Section 7: Tapping Techniques Basic Tapping, Tapping Bends, Slide Tapping, Tapping With Pick, Multi-Finger Tapping, Fretboard Tapping, and Two-Hand Tapping
Section 8: Vibrato Techniques Basic Vibrato and Wide Vibrato
Section 9: Whammy Bar Techniques Whammy Bar Vibrato, Dive Bomb, Scoops, and Flutters
Section 10: Other Essential Techniques Alternate Tunings, Using a Capo, Double Stops, Barring, Palm, Muting, Arpeggiation, Staccato, Accents, Pick Scrapes, Slaps & Pops, Palm Punches, String Skipping, Volume Swells, and Wah-Wah
All of the key musical examples are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, all 65 of the standard and tab notation examples are compiled in a companion PDF manual for your convenience (feel free to print the manual to reference).
Grab your guitar and let’s dig deep into all 65 electric guitar techniques with Chris Buono!