Guitar Articles

How Metallica Creates Unsettling Sounds In Their Clean Arpeggios

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
What Metallica has in common with the X-Files theme? They both use the same kind of chords and arpeggios to get a spooky and mysterious sound. Learn here what those are and how you can use them too!

7 Ways To Improve Your Guitar Tone And Not Spend Money

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
The guitar industry can put a lot of pressure on guitarists to constantly buy new equipment in order to achieve the best tone. It's what keeps them going.

How To Create Your Own Amazing Fingerpicking Arrangements Of Songs On Guitar - Part 1

• Author: @simon
Learn how to easily create your own fingerpicking guitar arrangement of a song. What appears to be difficult to do, becomes very easy when you have a proven strategy to follow. In this lesson I will take you through 4 key steps to creating great sounding fingerpicking arrangements on your guitar.

3 Ways You Can Use Chords In An Open G Tuning To Create Mouthwatering Music On Your Guitar

• Author: @simon
Check out these awesome, lush sounding chords you can create with an open G tuning on your guitar. Open tunings provide all sorts of opportunities for your guitar playing that you just cannot get with standard tuning. Learn how to not only get these great sounding chords but how to create great sounding music with them too.

How To Use Arpeggio Superimposition In Your Guitar Solos

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
In this article I am going to explain to you a super fun technique to add into your next guitar solo. It's called Arpeggio Superimposition. And don't worry, it's not nearly as complicated as it sounds.

Common, Yet Critical Mistakes You MUST Avoid When Attempting To Play The Chords And Melody Of A Song, On One Guitar, At The Same Time - Part 2

• Author: @simon
Learn how to play the chords and melody of a song at the same time on your acoustic guitar through a style known as chord/melody. In part 2 of this article, we will pick up from where we left off with the remainder of the 7 critical mistakes guitar players make when trying to play the chords and melody of a tune on the one guitar.

Writing Music Without Music Theory - Can You Do It?

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Lots of people who have never taken the time to properly learn theory will try to argue that you don't actually need it to compose music. I know this because I receive these kind of comments on my posts every couple weeks. So I thought we should take some time to break down if there is any merit to this statement.

Make An Exotic Guitar Sound By Imitating A Japanese Instrument

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
How to play exotic scales and going a little beyond the 'usual' guitar techniques.

Common, Yet Critical Mistakes You MUST Avoid When Attempting To Play The Chords And Melody Of A Song, On One Guitar, At The Same Time - Part 1

• Author: @simon
Learn how to play both the chords and melody of a song on one guitar. A lot of people struggle doing this due to the lack of a strategy or method of how to go about it. In this article discover the critical mistakes people make when trying to play chord/melody style and how you can avoid them.

Can Someone Be Too Old To Learn Music Theory?

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
After you've been playing music for a little while, it's easy to feel like you don't need theory to help you at all. Or that perhaps you are too old to start taking on something new. Is there any truth in this? Or are you only holding yourself back by putting it off?
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