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Free Download - 17 Essential Strum Patterns PDF




*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Zack Uidl*
Understanding Meter and its Application - In this guitar lesson Zack Uidl will teach you how to use meter, and different time signatures in your songwriting. MP3 audio examples are included and demonstrate Simple Meter, Compound Meter, Odd Meter, Polyrhythms, Polymeter and more.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Tom Hess*
Songwriting - Part 1 - Guitarist Tom Hess gives some important tools to help with songwriting.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Tom Hess*
Songwriting - Part 2 - Guitarist Tom Hess continues his series on songwriting by discussing the process of writing a melody first vs. writing the chords first.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Kole*
3 Keys to Successfully Writing Music - In this article composer Kole shares 3 essential and very effective concepts for writing music. Craft, Creativity, and Customization.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Kole*
The Art of Pre-Composition: Part 1 - Guitarist Kole teaches a technique that involves charting specific details of what you want to express in a composition before actual writing begins.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Kole*
The Art of Pre-Composition: Part 2 - Guitarist Kole continues his series on Pre-Composition on the guitar.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Kole*
Horizontal and Vertical Thinking - Part 1 - Guitarist Kole explains the concept of vertical thinking in composing music.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Kole*
The Minor 2nd - Guitarist Kole explores this often misunderstood and under appreciated interval, and shows you how to incorporate it into your music.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Kole*
3 Ways to get out of a Songwriting Rut! - Guitarist Kole gives some tips on how to spark your songwriting creativity.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Kole*
Adding Color to your Music - In this songwriting lesson guitarist Kole shows your how spice up your music by using melodic replacement involving the 9's of chords.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Kole*
5 Priceless Composition Tips for the Young Composer - In this songwriting lesson guitarist Kole gives you 5 tips that will greatly improve your composition ability.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Mike Philippov*
Voice Leading Tips for Writing Better Progressions: Part 1 - Guitarist Mike Philippov shows how your can improve the chord progressions that you write on the guitar.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Ian Hand*
Frame by Frame (Writing a film score) - Guitar player Ian Hand explains how to write music for film.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Randy Ellefson*
Writing Guitar Licks - Guitarist Randy Ellefson breaks down how to write hot guitar licks into several easy steps.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Randy Ellefson*
Structural Chord Progressions - In this guitar songwriting lesson earn how to create more tension and resolution in your songs by using progressions not just within sections, but across them. A free jam track is included.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Randy Ellefson*
Interval Riff Basics - Chords aren't your only option when playing and composing for rhythm guitar. This songwriting guitar lesson is the first in a series designed to introduce richer sounds to your music, including the use of counterpoint.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Randy Ellefson*
Interval Riff Ornamentation - This guitar songwriting lesson is a follow up to "Interval Riff Basics" continues with ornamenting thirds and fifths to create melody and cooler guitar riffs. Many examples, guitar chord charts, and mp3s are included.

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Paul Tauterouff*
Dropped-D Rhythm Guitar Patterns - In this free online guitar lesson Paul Tauterouff helps you expand your rhythm guitar playing and riff writing skills by exploring Dropped-D tuning.

Recording for Guitar Players

*Guest Guitar Lesson - by Chris Standring*
The Challenges Of Recording Solo Acoustic Guitar - Recording solo acoustic guitar in its exposed isolated form can present some technical issues for sure. This article by guitarist Chris Standring looks at this challenging procedure and shows you things to watch out for.


Free Download - 17 Essential Strum Patterns PDF









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