Hans Fahling returns with the first in a series of three articles, each designed to help you get better at playing faster by means of starting slowly. This is a great read (and terrific exercises!) for all guitarists, whatever style you play and whatever speed you aspire to!
Rhythm and Lead Guitar Technique
Rhythm and lead guitar both require many essential guitar techniques. Acoustic and electric guitars also have techniques unique to them. The lessons on this page teach focus on the technical aspects of playing guitar.
Guitar mastery starts with finesse. And we often lose sight of tiny little details that help you in quite a big way when it comes to playing.
Don’t just set your volume and tone knobs to 10. Here are some great ideas on how to use all the parts of your electric guitar a bit more creatively.
This lesson will help you develop your upstoke picking techique and show you the best way to get a better sound, increase your pick speed and improve your timing.
Playing cool rhythm guitar riffs is an art – Tom Hess explores ways for you to unlock the rocking rhythm guitarist in you!
Voice leading, a vital component of harmony and composing, should be part of every guitarist’s technique. Here’s a great introduction to this musical topic.
Tom Hess discusses how to improve your 7-string guitar playing by using the unique aspects of the instrument to guide you and to help improve your skills.
Good vibrato technique can bring a lot more polish to your playing. Kenny Masters examines the various aspects of vibrato, with great audio examples of each.
Guitar Noise has been teaching guitar technique online for over ten years. The answers to the most common questions are featured here.