Guitar Noise presents the first in a new series of songs written specifically for guitar studies. Here is a cool blues number, reminiscent of Taj Mahal’s “Fishing Blues” to help you develop your finger picking, hammer-on skills and use of syncopation and timing.
Practice Tips for Guitar
One way to get better at guitar is to develop an effective practice routine and stick to it. Over the years, Guitar Noise has come up with countless tips and lessons on how to improve your practice routine. The lessons on this page are all about maximizing your practice time.
Part 3 of Jamie Andreas’ “The Learning Curve of Various Styles of Guitar” examines the skill set needed to become proficient at rock guitar – all sorts of rock guitar styles. As with the past articles in this series, Jamie also provides you with excellent resource materials to supplement your learning as you hone your guitar skills.
Join Guitar Noise in welcoming Philadelphia-based guitar teacher Kale Good to our pages. In his first article, Kale lists out seven easy (and essential) steps toward becoming a better guitar player. They won’t make you a guitar god overnight, but they will set you on a path of successful playing for your lifelong guitar journey.
In Part 2 of “The Learning Curve of Various Styles of Guitar,” Jamie Andreas looks at the skills needed to become a “strum and sing” guitar player.
If you aren’t yet playing at the speed of at least 200 BPM in sixteenth notes (but really want to), then Mike Philippov’s latest article will greatly help you to get closer to this goal.
While everyone will agree that using a metronome can help you develop and improve your rhythm, it is far more important for any musician to learn how to internalize the rhythm of a song or musical piece. Nick Minnion examines ways to help you do just that in Part 2 of “Solving Timing and Rhythm Problems.”
Even though the basics of guitar are the same for everyone, the skill set needed for various musical styles (blues, rock, jazz, folk, etc.,) can be markedly different. In this series of articles, Jamie Andreas will explore the various techniques necessary to become proficient in any specific style. Here, in Part 1, you get a good overview of the basic mindset you need to prepare for getting good at your favorite guitar style.