Here is a pretty interesting video for all you classic rock lovers. It is an orchestrated version of smoke on the water enjoy and tell me what you thought of it. (more…)
Most of us know that the statement the Guitar makes the Guitarist is not true, but lets face it know one wants to play a guitar that you need an iron grip to keep it from buzzing.
And no one wants to play a guitar that sounds like you took it out back and beat it with a baseball bat a couple of times.
That is why no one dreams of playing a $100 Walmart special (no offence if you own a $100 Walmart Special). Not everyone can afford a six or seven hundred dollar guitar, that is where places like Ebay come in handy.
Did you shutter when you heard me talk about buying an instrument off the Internet? I know I would have a couple years back. You might be surprised hear that you can actually feel pretty safe about buying an instruments from Ebay. It’s not that you can’t buy a guitar off other Online classifieds sites (and there are a lot of them, check out this list of free classified sites), it’s just that they don’t give you the security that Ebay does.
The trick is to distinguish from those trying to rip you off and those that are honest. This lesson is all about how you can feel confident about the product you are buying and the person selling it to you on Ebay.
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There are many types of effects pedals, distortion boxes and effects boxes out there. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Each effects pedal, distortion box and effects box works very good under some circumstances and not so good at other times.
One of the most used effects in the history of distortion boxes, effects pedals and effects boxes is the wah effect.
There are many ways to use the wah effect. Many buy distortion boxes with the wah effect. On many of these, the distortion box automatically makes the wah effect for you and you can adjust the settings to make the â€œwahâ€? sound faster, longer, louder and more distorted. (more…)
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When many people think of classic rock and rock in general, they think of the catchy guitar rifts, lightning fast guitar solos, and amazing lead guitars. Because of this, rhythm guitar are given less emphasis and rarely get the spot light.
Rhythm guitarists are often placed in the background with the lead guitarists and vocalists in the forefront getting all the recognition. Because of this, some view being called a rhythm guitarist as, almost an insult. They think that being a rhythm guitarist just means you are not good enough to play lead guitar.
Is this true? Does being a rhythm guitarist mean that you are not good enough to play lead?
Here is a video you might find interesting. His name is Andy Mckee and he uses some very interesting techniques when playing the guitar.
I came across this video a couple months back. Some guy is soloing to Johann Pachelbel’s Canon. I found it pretty interesting. (more…)
For all you people that use a tuner to tune your guitar, you know that sometimes you just have one of those days where reaching over to grab that tuner and press that on button, takes way to much effort. To those who know what I am talking about, I recommend buying a guitar with a tuner built in or going the much cheaper way out, learning how to tune your guitar by ear. (more…)
If you have ever tried writing a song while guessing random chords to put in it you know how time consuming and frustrating it can be. You may ask yourself, â€œDo I use a minor chord or a major chord? Do I use A or A#?â€? These questions can be difficult to answer if you donâ€™t know how scales fit into the picture. However with the proper knowledge of music theory you will find using chords in a song fairly straightforward.
Now days reading and writing music has become viewed by the average guitarist as unnecessary, but what has become a useful tool to the normal rock-loving guitarist is guitar tablature. Even if you can already read music, it is much easier and cheaper to learn songs by rock guitarists in the form of tabs. Guitar tabs have become one of the most important music sources to many and a necessity to majority. It is one of the best ways to learn all your favorite songs by popular artists. That is why it is important to learn this easy to use form of music notation. This lesson will go over the basics of guitar tablature and what you can expect out of the average set of tabs.
This is a very important question to any good musician. Whether it is power chords, bar chords, open chords or any other chord you can think of, knowing how chords are made and where they are used is one of the most crucial aspects of music. In this series of lessons you will learn: How to enhance a solo by harmonizing it, how chords are made, what makes harmony, what chords to use in a song, where to use a minor or a major, what that terrible sounding diminished chord is for and much more.