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How To Look After Your Guitar

How To Look After Your Guitar

Your guitar has been with you on the road, by the campfire, in hazy clubs, and rowdy parties. It’s been with you through thick and thin and could withstand just about anything, right? That’s what you think right up until the day you notice that first crack in the body or a slightly warped neck. Without musical instrument insurance, repairs for this type of damage can cost hundreds, but the real cost lies in the fact that your guitar may never have the same sound again. Show the rock gods you care by looking after your guitar and taking the necessary precautions. The advice in this list will help your axe stay clean, sound great, and age like lilac wine. Your guitar doesn’t. It’s not too keen on the cold either. Taking your guitar into the elements may be a classic motif inspired by some of rock’s greatest names, but the truth is that your guitar doesn’t like being too hot or cold.

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Best Guitar Scale For Rock Music

Best Guitar Scale For Rock Music

The best guitar scale to learn if you are into Rock music is the Pentatonic scale. The Pentatonic scale is also used in many other types of popular music, like Blues for example. The Pentatonic scale has 5 notes that create 5 patterns that connect across the entire fretboard. Root, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th. Also, just by adding a few notes, you can create all of your other scales just by using this one pattern. You start off by using the Pentatonic to visualize your scales and then you add a note or two and you can play over top of any chords. Because this scale is so important to the guitar player, it is usually the first scale and pattern that everyone is taught. There are also 4 other patterns that belong to the Pentatonic scale that are important for connecting the entire fretboard. When practicing the different Pentatonic shapes, or any other scales for that matter, make sure to use alternate picking and a metronome.

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Learn To Play The Rock Piano Music

Learn To Play The Rock Piano Music

Years ago, well before Berklee College of Music, touring and recording, I was in high school jazz band. There was a fellow keyboard player in the band who was a few years older than me named Damien. Very well in fact. He knew how to groove, how to solo and how to play those cool-sounding rock songs, all while improvising. I was jealous. I admit it. After all, who wouldn’t be, right? I used to watch him and try to steal his licks as best I could. I even asked him to show me a few things, but he never really showed me much of anything. That’s OK though. He motivated me to learn and get better. In fact, you might find that other pianists and keyboardists DON’T want to share their techniques with you. Some hold what they’ve learned as a carefully guarded secret. I think knowledge is POWER. The more you know at your instrument, the more you can play, the more gigs you’ll get and the more you’ll make those around you happy with your skills. This is why I created Rock Piano Lessons.

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Learn How To Play Rock Music On The Drums

Learn How To Play Rock Music On The Drums

The term “rock” is used quite loosely nowadays. It’s an umbrella term that encompasses a great variety of styles of music such as heavy-metal, punk rock, progressive rock, and even funk and pop. Therefore, the drum beats and drum fills you’ll learn how to play with these free drum lessons can actually be used with a wide variety of music styles. You can go through them however you feel like it, but we highly encourage you to move through them by difficulty level. To get this rock party started, learn your first rock drum beats and fills with the free drum lessons “Beginner Tom-Tom Drum Beats” and “Quarter Note Drum Fills”. Since “rock” is an umbrella term, you can expect to find free drum lessons on various styles of music in this section. Although rock drumming is very powerful, driving, and highly dependable on the 8th note, it’s easy to create different felling sections within a song with small changes.

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Learn How To Play Any Guitar Solo

Learn How To Play Any Guitar Solo

Have you watched lead guitar masters like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John Petrucci play and wonder how they do it? While lead guitar might seem like an impossibility as first, it’s far from impossible once you master the right techniques. From basic skills like alternate picking to advanced lead guitar techniques such as tapping and sweep picking, read on to discover the best lead guitar lessons to help you rock the fretboard like Slash, Jimmy Page or Eddie Van Halen. Are you just getting started with electric guitar? Before you start trying to play fast and complicated lead guitar solos, master the basics of guitar technique and rhythm guitar with our Complete Guitar System: Beginner to Advanced course. What is lead guitar all about? Most modern blues, rock and heavy metal songs have two guitar parts. The first is the rhythm guitar, which plays chords (or, in the case of hard rock and metal, two-note power chords) to support the drums and bass. The other guitar part is the lead guitar.

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How To Play Rock Guitar Songs With Tabs, Solos, Chords, And Backing Tracks

How To Play Rock Guitar Songs With Tabs, Solos, Chords, And Backing Tracks

Learn rock guitar songs made famous by Clapton, Hendrix, The Who, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more. You’ll learn the songs everyone loves to jam with and develop your rock guitar technique as you learn new rock guitar licks and guitar chords. Media Masters of Rock Guitar teaches you how to play guitar and bass parts for 14 classic rock guitar songs. Get note-for-note guitar tabs and standard music notation for “Behind Blue Eyes,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “Oye Como Va,” “Before You Accuse Me,” “The Sky is Cryin’,” “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Magic Man,” and more! Learn faster and easier with eMedia’s Animated Fretboard, Interactive Feedback, and Performance Evaluation technology! This innovative guitar software listens as you play along with the recording and highlights correctly played notes in melodic lines and solos. Media Masters of Rock Guitar is a great tool to help you learn how to play rock guitar. It’s like learning how to play rock guitar licks at the hands of the masters themselves. Learning these classic rock guitar songs will prepare you for playing with bands and at jam sessions. Played and sung by Peter Frampton!

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Great Rock Songs To Learning English

Great Rock Songs To Learning English

Listening to music in a foreign language is a great way to learn vocabulary – just find the words online and use a dictionary for anything you don’t know. Or just have songs playing while you do your homework. I’ve tried to choose songs which are easy to understand and can be found on YouTube or Spotify, but which are still brilliant music! When you have a ‘crush’ on someone you really like them and this song describes this perfectly. Paramore are very popular in England and have written lots of songs, so try ‘Misery Business’ and the more recent ‘Still Into You’ too. Not the happiest song ever written, but it’s very beautiful. If you want a more lively song by the same band, try ‘Bubbles’, ‘Mountains’ or ‘Born On A Horse’. OK, so this band was popular in the 1980s, not now, but their music is still great.

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Famous Rock Bands Of The 80s

Famous Rock Bands Of The 80s

Initially, rock ‘n’ roll was a musical experimentation. It was quite harsh and had a drug-related and anti-establishment content. Rock music is characterized by a melodious and strong rhythm, guitar riffs, and simple accompaniment. Three guitars are used for bass, rhythm, and lead to produce rock music. Vocals, keyboards, and drums are also basic instruments used in rock music. Except for Southern Gospel, rock ‘n’ roll music is usually applied to a range of music styles where the beat is not on the third or first note. Many Christian leaders are unhappy with rock ‘n’ roll music and many consider it demonic. However, in 1980, Christian rock performers succeeded in entering the mainstream, and artists like Amy Grant and Cliff Richard were liked by the Christian communities. Some Christian Rock bands like Petra and Stryper were successful but controversial too. Guns N Roses, the hard rock band, was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. Originally, it was comprised of band members including vocalist Axel Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.

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How To Do The Best Rock Song For You

How To Do The Best Rock Song For You

Have you been dreaming of churning out great rock songs that can become instant hits when they are released? Then you must not look further than this page because this article will open you to some great rock songwriting tips that would make you a wonder in the music world. I don’t know about you, but I wonder how many hit songs in the entertainment industry today come from artists who know next to nothing about musical instruments. So what could be their secret? That is the reason you need to continue reading this article to know the exact methods they use churn out hit song after hit song. The first rock songwriting tip you need to know is that, these hit songs follow a particular pattern. The pattern is chorus then verse then chorus then bride then verse then chorus then verse then chorus and finally chorus. Most songwriters of our time even create a chorus and add a catchy lyrics or melody to it with simple beats, and they sell like hot cakes.

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Truth About Guitar That You Need To Know

Truth About Guitar That You Need To Know

Guitar is one of the most interesting musical instruments in the world. Guitar players enjoy playing this instrument for the sound that comes out is always beautiful, if played well. Guitar players are supposed to know some facts about this instrument. The majority of these things are essential in making players understand this musical instrument in a better way. We will highlight important facts that every guitar player must know. Both professionals and beginners should know these facts, though the beginners are the primary target since professionals probably know of these facts already. One of the most important fact that guitar players need to know is that patience is a virtue needed when learning to play guitar. The guitar is not a musical instrument that you can learn within a day. While you can get some basic concepts within a day of learning, it takes some time for you to master the art of playing guitar.

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