In the last lesson about bar chords we discussed using the E and E minor shape to create 24 chords up the neck using just one shape! This means that if you have a songbook with chords written over the lyrics, you can pretty much play every song. The only issue with this is that you may find yourself jumping from the first fret up to the tenth fret! This takes away some of the fluidity of the music which is very important. (more…)
Archive for November, 2007
You should by now be starting to familiarise your self with Bar chords. this can be one of the first hard hurdles for a guitarist to overcome as changing to bar chords from any other chord is pretty tough, especially keeping it sounding fluid. The key here is to not give up and slowly try developing little exercises to slowly introduce bar chords into a chord progression – we will go through this later on.
With reference the last lesson on Bar Chords we discussed the fact that there are several shapes bar chords can be made from, all are chords you should now be starting to feel familiar with from our earlier lessons. Swap your fingers (more…)
Rock Lead Techniques – Nick Nolan and Danny Gill
If you are really into learning guitar, especially the electric guitar then most likely one thing that you will want to do is play some guitar licks fast! Who doesn’t!? Unfortunately this can be a long hard process and most people new to the guitar will go the wrong way about it, without the proper guidance.
The important thing in achieving fast playing is your technique, along with a lot of hard work and dedication. Having said this, having good technique is vital for all types of playing whether it be fast, slow, acoustic or electric. (more…)