Here’s an idea: take a time-tested practice technique and adapt it to your resolutions and guitar-playing goals for the upcoming year. Whatever your goals (musical and otherwise), we’re certain this advice can help you acheive them.
Posts by David Hodge:
This simple arrangement of Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” is a great lesson on letting the notes dictate how you pick them, instead of relying solely on downstroke picking or alternate picking.
David Hodge looks back on 14 years at GN to pick out some lessons that may be worth your while. This is close enough to a best of list for 2012.
Learn a very simple arrangement of this holiday favorite, which may be even better than figgy pudding! It’s not just a sentiment of good tidings, it’s a song lesson!
To put it mildly, things have been pretty strange this year. Guitar Noise News kind of got caught up in the “we’ll get to it as soon as we can” pile.
Have fun playing this simple, yet challenging arranging of one of everyone’s favorite carols. If you can handle playing C, F and G and some basic fingerpicking, you’ll be performing “Deck the Hall” in no time!
Here is a wonderfully simple, yet elegant arrangement of the beloved carol, “Good King Wenceslas,” done in open D tuning.
As you learn more and more techniques, you should start trying to incorporate them into the songs you already know. We’ll take a very easy song and come up with some interesting things we can do for arranging it for the single guitar.