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Guitar Setup Is Essential

March 9, 2011 by · 5 Comments 



Guitar Lessons Have you ever noticed how your low ‘E’ string just never stays in tune? Wondering why it’s harder to play your guitar rather than your buddies’ slick Gibson? The secret to effortlessly traveling along the neck of an axe that melts like butter is probably in the setup. Read more

Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction Guitar Tab with Video

February 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jane Says is an alternative rock song by Jane’s Addiction which was released on their 1987 live debut self-titled album. Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction is a relatively easy song to learn on guitar, as it’s only three chords. The easiest way to learn this song is to learn and understand the chord progression, A-major and G-major — Another part of the song is played in G-major and the A11 chords. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think. Do you know more easy guitar songs for beginners? Post them in the comment section below. Good luck! Read more

Let’s Learn How To Play Smoke On the Water by Deep Purple!

February 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple has to be the easiest guitar song in the world to learn. This timeless classic rock song is as much fun to play as it is easy to play for guitar beginners. What else is cool about this song is there’s a lot of different ways to play it. The riff was written and played by Richie Blackmore from Deep Purple.

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Nazareth ‘Hair of the Dog’ Guitar Tab

February 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair of the Dog by Nazareth is an ideal song for those of you who are either classic rock lovers, or just starting to play guitar, because not only is this song a timeless classic, it’s an easy guitar song for beginners. The opening guitar riff (which is structured through-out most of the song) is one of my favorites. learn this song on guitar so everyone knows they are “messin’ with a son of a bitch”.

Hair of the Dog by Nazareth Guitar Tab

Tuning:standard

| /  slide up
|   slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| b  Bend note

Intro, (riff 1)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------2------5b---2-----2----------------------------|
A|-------------------2-------------------5-------------------------------|
E|---0---0---3---4-------------------------------------------------------|x6

Intro,(riff 2)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------7---------10b--7--------7----------------------|
a|--------------------7------------------------10------------------------|
e|--5----5----8--9-------------------------------------------------------|x2

Red hot mama!
Velvet charmer!
Times come to pay your dues!

E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!
E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!

(riff 1)

Talkin' jive and poison ivy,
You ain't gonna cling to me,
Man taker, born faker,
I ain't so blind I can't see.

(riff 2)

Red hot mama!
Velvet Charmer!
Times come to pay your dues!

(riff 1)

E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!
E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!

(riff 1)

E5, E5, E5, G6, A5, E5, 
E5, G6, A5, E5, D5, A5, G6. x2

(riff 1)

E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!
E5             E5 G6 A5
Now you're messin' with a......a son of a bitch!
E5             A5 A5 E5               D5
Now you're messin' with a son of a bitch!

(fade into end)

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eMedia Guitar Collection Pack Software Review

February 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

emedia-guitar-lessons-dvdThere are as many ways to learn to play the guitar as there are students who want to play. Some people enjoy and do very well on the more formal, traditional path of private lessons, books, and study. While formal lessons are a proven, time-tested method for musical improvement, they are not for everyone, as they require a fairly large commitment of time and money to be truly effective. Many guitarists of the modern generation have turned to their computers in their efforts to conquer the guitar with mostly mixed results. Video guitar lessons, which really began with Arlen Roth’s Hot Licks tapes in the 1970’s and 80’s, have truly come into their own with DVDs and the Internet but, these, too, are not for everyone and seem to work better for more advanced students than for those looking to learn the basics. Lesson software is another popular choice and can represent a great alternative for those who wish to use it. The eMedia company is one maker of instructional software and sells a number of programs that can be of use to many different guitarists. One of eMedia’s most popular offerings is the Guitar Collection Pack, which is a bundle of four programs, Guitar Method, Intermediate Guitar Method, Blues Guitar Legends, and Guitar Songs Volume I, that provide the advancing guitarist with enough learning options to keep busy all winter. Read more

Guitar Technique – How To Hold The Guitar Pick For Shredding

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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Below is a video demonstration of a very basic but extremely important and over looked aspect of guitar playing is the grip you use to hold the pick as well as the angle and technique you use to strike the guitar strings. In this simple guitar lesson Mike Williams from ShredGuitarAcademy.com demonstrates his preferred method of guitar picking and explains the reasons and theories behind the madness. Read more

Top 10 Guitar Riffs Of The 1980s?

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Top 10 Guitar RiffsTop 10 Guitar riffs by Gibson.com — I would have ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ up further and Rush, ‘Limelight’ removed in favor of Metallica’s cover versions of Diamond Head’s ‘Am I Evil?’. Review these top 10 guitar riffs of the 1980s and decide if you agree. Read more

Easy Guitar Songs For Beginners

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Easy Guitar Songs For BeginnersWhile you are at the absolute beginner stage of learning electric guitar, it is very important to learn full songs. Besides the obvious – that you can play the songs you learn for your friends – playing actual songs instead of scales or chord changes is mandatory, because it will make you a better player. You can’t learn timing and foot-tapping by drilling scales; you can’t learn strumming patterns by changing chords all the time. Things like these come only from playing songs—and playing them a lot. This article will show and explain how to play 3 very popular easy guitar songs and, perhaps more importantly, explain why you should learn them. Read more

Free Online Guitar Tabs: Should They Be Illegal?

July 27, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

guitar-sheet-music-online-guitar-tabsOnline guitar tabs, transcribed versions of popular tunes done by millions of our fellow pickers and posted on the web, have become the preferred method of song learning for a great many players. They are readily available on scores of tab sites and offer a fast and easy alternative to more traditional types of knowledge-gathering. The question I ask today is this: is posting one’s own version of someone else’s song a violation of their copyright and therefore against the law? Read more

Iron Maiden Guitar Lesson – Guitar Made Easy

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

adrian-smith-iron-maiden-guitar-lessonsAdrian Smith and Dave Murray developed the trademark Iron Maiden sound by combining their lead guitars to make dual solos. Smith left the band and was replaced by Janick Gers, but when Adrian Smith later rejoined Iron Maiden the trio setup was born. Adrian built his own style by fusing blues-influence licks, arpeggios and some modal playing. This combination gave him a more melodic sound, but at the same time maintained a blues-rock feel with the aggressive metal guitar sound. Read more

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