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Guitar soloing techniques and how to play the instrument fast

Guitar soloing techniques and how to play the instrument fast

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An arpeggio is simply the notes of any given chord played separately and distinctly. Actually, ever chord can be played as an arpeggio just by playing one note at a time, in any order (arpeggiated picking). Many songs have been created that just use arpeggios. Arpeggios are great for: Improvisation Creating a melody Finger picking styles Sweep picking Fretboard tapping Check out Guitar Space How to use Arpeggios When a guitarist solos over a chord progression, they may use arpeggios as a way to bridge the gap between chords. One trick a guitarist can use is to play an arpeggio over a chord that does not quite fit in the key they are playing in. Instead of staying with a particular scale(s) over all the chords, a guitarist can switch to the chords arpeggio, and then come ba...
Learn to play custom ukulele

Learn to play custom ukulele

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Custom ukulele - When first learning how to play a musical instrument with no musical experience, trying to learn how to read music itself, let alone the actual instrument, turns many people away. Although it’s actually been around for hundreds of years, the use of custom ukulele seems to have been revolutionized by the internet. For a beginner custom ukulele player however, being told to play a 3-2-0-0-0-3 is a lot more understandable than being told to play a G chord. But to some, even that seems confusing at first, so here are the basics to learning how to read the tabs. A Little Background on Tabs The word tablature itself, originates from the Latin word for table, tablature, simply means to put something into a table, which, essentially, is what custom ukulele tabs are. L...
Buying good chanter is first step to learning bagpipes

Buying good chanter is first step to learning bagpipes

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Yes, practice chanters are most commonly used in practice, but this isn’t a license to skimp on quality. After all, musicians may not move on to playing bagpipes for up to two years, and that’s a long time to be sentenced to an instrument with inferior sound and performance. Furthermore, pipers use practice chanters quite often, even long after they’ve mastered the pipes. Fortunately, a well-made practice chanter isn’t out of most musicians’ budgets. The range will be between $50 to $200. Look for Recessed or Counter-Sunk Holes in a Practice Chanter One important feature musicians will want to check for are recessed or countersunk holes. This recent innovation makes fingering much easier. Poorly made chanters often have small holes, and these are nearly impossible to feel w...
Common symbols found when reading pono tenor ukulele tabs

Common symbols found when reading pono tenor ukulele tabs

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Pono tenor ukulele tabs - There are several techniques specific to playing pono tenor ukulele and other string instruments. These are commonly noted in pono tenor ukulele tabs by capital letters along the staff depicting a ukulele’s strings. Below is a list of the letters used along with a brief description of the technique. Hammer On's in Pono Tenor Ukulele Tab Capital H designates a hammer on in pono tenor ukulele tab. Guitarists achieve a hammer-on by plucking a string then forcefully pressing a different fret along that string to raise or lower the note’s pitch. The two numbers right beside each other above the capital H indicates the two notes of the hammer-on. A 0-3 on the third from the bottom line of the staff, for example, would tell a ukulele player to pluck an open ...
Advanced finger strengthening for ukulele setup

Advanced finger strengthening for ukulele setup

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Ukulele setup - Finger strength is what separates able and ‘great’ ukulele players from those who cannot cut the grade. Without finger strength a ukulele player simply cannot manage the intense and complex licks which are essential in later and further playing. Prior to these more advanced exercises, it is advised that the reader try some basic warm-up and strengthening exercises. It’s a good idea to warm up with the aforementioned set and then move on, to make sure the fingers are warm and ready to continue pushing the muscles. Remember these are tough exercises and shouldn't be pushed too hard. Work it as hard as need be. So remember, play exercises with ALL FOUR fingers ALWAYS Using Alternate Picking or individual right hand fingers! Mixing Exercises Together This ...
Sell vinyl records for cash? Stop. Know its rich history and vision

Sell vinyl records for cash? Stop. Know its rich history and vision

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Sell vinyl records for cash? Stop immediately. It has a rich history and one should cherish it before thinking to depart with the LPs. Know all here. Apropos as it is, the first paragraph of the Wikipedia article on the gramophone record mentions the record's “spiral groove.” But records haven’t always been groovy – in either the literal or the figurative sense. The record has, however, been around for over 150 years. And although threatened to extinction by digital media and by such music lovers who sell vinyl records for cash, the LPs keep making a comeback. Now that’s groovy. A Brief History of Records Here’s the historical “spin” on records: The predecessor to records was a phonograph machine developed by Thomas Edison in 1887. The earliest recordings were not made o...