JamUp XT Review

Hallo guitar fans. This month I am presenting JamUp XT Pro iOS app developed by Positive Grid. This is not only one of the best guitar amp simulators out there in my own opinion, it is much more than that.

8 Finger Tapping Explained

Of all the guitar techniques, tapping is probably the most potent when it comes to making high speed interval jumps, scale movements, polyphony and polyrhythms. Tapping is a legato technique which means it incorporates hammer-ons and pull-offs for tone production. Instead of the usual playing approach using 4 fingers, 8-finger tapping allows you to use up to 4+4 fingers independently (especially useful for extended range guitarists). Being an 8-finger tapper has a lot of benefits and presents us with an ever-increasing range of possibilities.

Rossel Guitars - Koblenz (Germany)

A week ago, a friend from Germany asked me to help him with a recording project. He asked me to just turn up. I didn’t even have to bring my guitar with me, as “everything will be provided”. He knew a local guitar shop whose owner was happy to lend me a couple of guitars to use on the project. Without any expectation we went to that shop to try some guitars and boy, oh boy... was there a surprise waiting...

Nailing the Changes Through Blues Guitar Solos - Part 4

Labelled ‘the thinking man’s blues player’, Robben Ford has an original twist on the minor pentatonic. He replaces the customary b7 with the brighter major 6, a note present in the major pentatonic. For this solo study I plumped for Ford’s hybrid pentatonic for all A7 chords.

Lick of the week no. 29 - 4 Cool Rock/Blues Licks (every guitarist should know)

Hi guys. This is my first post on this website and I am giving you a free "Lick of the Week" which includes 4 rock/blues licks that every guitarist should know. I hope you'll enjoy it.

8th Live4guitar Competition - Results

Hi, everybody! This time you have yourselves to blame for the delay in the results of the competition! Not only that there were more contestants than before, but you were all much better then the last time. You really made it hard for us to decide who will be the winner. This kind of slow, but steady progress is exactly what we hoped for. That means that our comunity is growing and getting stronger and that the path we've chosen is the right one. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated, you were all very good. We also had more sponsors this time and to us that is another good sign.

8th Live4guitar competition - 1 hour left

Hi everyone. 8th Live4guitar competition is reaching the end. You have 1 more hour to make your video response (midnight UK time). There are 60 takes so far, hopefully there will be a few more before the end. Judges are now confirmed and will publish their results in about a week time. Stay tuned.

How to Boost Your Credibility as a Guitar Teacher - Social Proof

When we receive information, we tend to filter it rapidly and make a snap judgement on whether we should trust it or not. The same think applies to your online guitar courses. Social proof is the most powerful way to trigger people's trust. What is the first impression your potential students receive?

Lick of the week no. 28 - D Phrygian Dominant Fusion Lick

This lick is based around D Phrygian Dominant scale using a variety of techniques including legato, economy picking and tapping.

8th Live4guitar competition

We’re kicking off 2013 with our 8th Live4guitar contest where you have a chance to win our signature Live4guitar overdrive pedal hand manufactured by Skyvox, the exciting new amplification simulation from Kuassa, Amplification Vermilion, and one of the most impressive software guitar practice tools, Riffstation.

To become a contestant, please subscribe to our YouTube channel and download the free backing track below in this article. Record a video of yourself playing over the backing track and respond to our official contest video with your entry. Afterwards, visit our forum for updates and announcements. Our panel of judges and the winners will be announced in the forum.

Lick of the week no. 36 - Country lick A7 by Hamo Salihbegovic
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