Longtime GN reader Matt Desenberg contacted me last month about giving back to the community. Little did I realize it would be in the form of this terrific lesson that not only covers aspects of playing slide guitar, but also demonstrates how various slide techniques can improve your regular guitar playing. Thanks, Matt!
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 Noise is pleased to introduce you to Robert Gravelle, guitarist of Canadian Classic Metal Band, Ivory Knight. Rob is going to spend some time teaching us about some of the more advanced and specialized musical concepts that he really enjoys. First up – tremolo tapping, complete with examples from Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani and Rob himself!
In the third and final section of Hans’ tutorial on legato playing, he focuses on specific riffs and the horizontal playing of them. If you’ve been keeping up with this three-part series, and by that I mean practicing as well as reading, then you will undoubtedly be getting proficient at this technique.
Hans picks up right where he left off, giving all sorts of exercises designed to help any guitarist develop speed and accuracy. If you’re not careful, you may also pick up some theory!
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!
Technique could be the single most important part of learning any given musical instrument. In this lesson Jimmy Hudson talks about how he approaches technique.
Nick Torres literally brings another new dimension to Guitar Noise with this lesson on Eruption by Van Halen. Now you can WATCH how to tap, hammer on and pull off while you read a wonderfully enlightening piece on this mysterious combination of techniques.
Palm muting adds a nice percussive sound to metal, rock and the blues. This explains how to make this sound and provides a few good examples to use.