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Basic Guitar Techniques

Hammer ons and pull offs - Create a smoother sounding line by using this Guitar technique. Hammer ons and pull offs are also known as slurs.

Slides - Another guitar technique used to ornament a note, or to transition between notes.

String Bending - This guitar lesson will help you make the guitar sing and cry. Guitar bends help put some emotion into your playing.

Tremolo Picking - In this lesson you will learn an easy way to put some fast notes into your guitar playing.

Guitar Vibrato - One of the most important guitar techniques to help add depth and sustain to your notes.

*Guest Guitar Lessons Series - Tom Hess*
Vibrato Control - In this guitar lesson guitar virtuoso Tom Hess gives insight into one of the most expressive guitar techniques.

*Guest Guitar Lessons Series - Jeff Treadwell*
How To Get A Killer Vibrato - In this guitar lesson Jeff Treadwell gives some tips on how to improve your vibrato.

Natural Harmonics - Make the guitar sound like a harp, or bells. This is a must know guitar trick of the trade.

Pinch Harmonics - It's the "make your guitar squeal" technique. Add a new dimension to your lead guitar playing.

Right Hand Guitar Tapping - Two handed tapping is a guitar technique that was made popular by Eddie Van Halen. From flash to more subtle uses, this technique is a great addition to your lead guitar arsenal.

*Guest Guitar Teacher Series - Ysrafel*
Guitar Tapping: Vertical and Diagonal Patterns - In this guitar lesson Ysrafel shows you some important building blocks needed to play larger more advanced tapping patterns.

*Guest Guitar Teacher Series - Kevin Taylor*
video guitar lesson Octave Tapping Video Guitar Lesson - Guitarist Kevin Taylor shows you a cool guitar tapping idea using octaves in this video guitar lesson.

*Guest Guitar Teacher Series - Kevin Taylor*
video guitar lesson Slide Down Tap Video Guitar Lesson - Guitarist Kevin Taylor shows you a lick that incorporates two handed guitar tapping with pull offs and slides in this video guitar lesson.

*Guest Guitar Teacher Series - Kevin Taylor*
video guitar lesson Multistring Tapping Video Guitar Lesson - Guitarist Kevin Taylor shows you a lick that incorporates two handed tapping on all 6 stings in this video guitar lesson.

Palm muting - From heavy chunk to popping percussive single notes, the palm mute should be part of your basic guitar technique vocabulary.

Sweep Picking - Also known as economy picking. Use this guitar technique to play fast cascading arpeggios, or a quick flurry of notes that would not be possible with just alternate picking.

*Guest Guitar Lessons Series - Mike Philippov*
7 Common Problems with Learning Sweep Picking and What to do About Them - In this guitar lesson guitarist Mike Philippov gives tips on how to improve your sweep picking technique.

*Guest Guitar Lessons Series - Mike Philippov*
Here is what’s wrong with YOUR sweep picking technique - Virtuoso guitarist Mike Philippov breaks down some of the common problems guitar players have with sweep picking technique, and gives the solutions.

Rakes - A rake is a guitar technique that can be use to add a little percussive spice to notes.

*Guest Guitar Teacher Series - Kevin Taylor*
video guitar lesson String Scraping Video Guitar Lesson - Guitarist Kevin Taylor teaches you the technique of string scrapes (a.k.a. pick scrapes) in this video guitar lesson.


Chord Strumming Techniques for Guitar

Guitar Chord Strumming 101 - An intro. to basic strumming patterns for guitar.

4/4 Accompaniment Strum Patterns - Learn these basic guitar strums and some familiar song examples.

That Swing Thang - Learning the basics of swing rhythms on the guitar, not swing style. Swinging rhythms are used in all styles from rock, blues, country, jazz...


Free Download - 17 Essential Strum Patterns PDF









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