Tapping Explained

Tapping is a lot of fun. This technique allows you to stretch and hit notes that would other wise not be possible to reach with only your fret hand. The idea is the grasp your pic so that your fingers are free. At that point, you simply ‘tap’ the fretboard and hammer on and pull […]

Building Scales By Skipping Strings

When you’re trying to ‘break the cycle’ and learn new scales (or memorize ones) then its easy to learn them by skipping strings. This is because you use different permutations while skipping strings, which forces you to learn them quicker. Its how to do it when learning a language :)

Week #21: Crab Drill

The Crab Drill is the idea of making your hands walk up and down the guitar similar to how a crab would do it. This purpose is to fool your brain into doing patterns that its not used to performing. The result is that you will tackle new techniques and playing patterns much easier. Because […]

Palm Mute Electric Guitar

Palm Mutes are created with your pick hand by placing it on the bridge of your guitar. It is used to create tension and release. The cool thing is that you do not need to have an electric guitar in order for it to work – it actually sounds pretty cool on acoustic guitar, too. […]

Arpeggios Part 1

Arpeggios sound awesome, and they create a lot of tension (and sometimes release) in music! The trick to playing arpeggios is learning how to fingerpick or alternate pick. These two techniques are difficult at first, but allow you to play one note at a time – whereas a technique like strumming usually refers to playing […]

Arpeggios Tricks And Explanations

Click here to subscribe Arpeggios are a broken chord. You can still play the chord with your left hand, but with the pick hand only play “one note at a time“. The same goes for all instruments. On piano, or glockenspiel, or even flute – simply play the chord one note at a time. Try […]