Guitar Pro has been an indispensable resource for myself as many artists don’t have songbooks, and the ability to see the parts played on the fretboard really cut my learning curve down when I started many years ago.
With many of the features I’m about to reveal to you in my Guitar Pro 7 Review, Guitar Pro has allowed me to widen my knowledge of chord progressions, pick apart every little nuance of a melody I’m studying, and of course learn some intricate guitar solos note for note.
If your goal is to become a competent musician, songwriter, or teacher then this software is one of the best tools to have at your disposal.
Here’s some of the features of GP7 that I’m most excited about… [click to continue…]
There’s a fairly consistent theme I’ve found when anyone new to scales comes to articles like this one…..
Why should you learn scales and what on earth are scales used for?
One of the first things I did when I started playing guitar was to buy a scale book, but it was mostly useless for a variety of reasons I’m about to reveal to you.
I struggled pretty hard to learn how to use guitar scales to make solos. Many guitarists are still struggling playing in time and properly gripping chords.
So trying to figure out why to memorize an F# Phrygian Scale is mind boggling to say the least!
However I’m going to go into a lot of detail about guitar scales, and show you exactly how to use them.
Plus I’m going to save you a lot of time if you read this and decide that now isn’t the time to learn scales.
Either way, I guarantee there’s going to be plenty of “AHA!” moments in store in this article…… [click to continue…]
If I had someone to tell me what an ignoramus I was to do something as stupid as play a Marty Friedman solo completely downpicked…I could be at Steve Vai’s level! (haha I wish)
Unfortunately I had to lose money to overpriced distortion pedals, thumb through guitar forums for hints of how to play tricky SRV blues riffs, and iron out the bad habits like the downpicking all on my own.
Bad habits in terms of mindsets towards your approach of the instrument, as well as techniques and skills you failed to acquire, can take months or even years away from your progress. So if your goal is to be a serious super shredder or simply get past playing your best version of “Smoke On The Water” it’s about time to about face.
Let’s start with a story…… [click to continue…]
So, are you getting bored playing smoke on the water yet?
No offense, but it’s probably time that you stepped up a little. We’ve all heard the same songs played over and over and we want you to wow us with something cool!
But here’s the other thing…….
Are there songs you can’t play yet despite how well you can play some of these basic songs?
Well if there are, there’s a few more things you’ve gotta learn about playing guitar.
Here’s seven of them…… [click to continue…]
This is an old, tired, and severely beat up subject: blues guitar…….
It’s the guitar style that spawned jazz, rock, country, Kesha, blah blah blah.
You get it. You’re not here to hear a history about it I’m sure.
What I have for you is 3 videos and a short article that’ll give you a solid intro to this guitar style.
Master these three concepts, and you’ll have most of the genre down and you can start making your own sick blues riffs and solos.
Let’s dive in…… [click to continue…]