10 Tips to Make You A Successful Guitar Player from Joe Satriani
Saturday, 04 February 2012 11:11
Enjoy this pack of exercises for electric guitar players from Joe Satriani himself!
1. (0.18) - String bending
2. (1.17) - Fretting hand stretching
3. (2.03) - Strength building and stretching
4. (2.22) - Strength building specifically for improving hammer on technique
5. (2.48) - Continuing the 4th exercise - playing scales using hammer ons and pull offs
6. (3.07) - Weird warming up exercise for fretting hand (hard stuff)
7. (3.43) - Continuing the 6th exercise, here with diminished chords
8. (4.10) - * Unusual exercise for picking and fingering synchronization
9. (5.20) - Playing scales across the whole fingerboard (2 scale examples are below the video)
10. (6.05) - Continuing the 9th exercise - playing the same group of notes in different locations on the fingerboard + playing the same notes in different octaves.
A cuuple of scale examples for the tip #9
C major scale
A Kokin Joshi scale (Miyakobushi or Raga Vibhavari)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:21
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 13:03
High Quality Video Guitar Lessons from Jamplay
These video guitar lessons were taken from jamplay.com website.
JamPlay is a membership only service which broadcasts high-definition video guitar lessons for both acoustic and electric. Their lessons cost money (around 20$ a month), but it's worth to make some investments into your playing and learn from their split screen videos that would be very difficult to do for amateur websites. These videos allow to see closeup of the picking and fretting hand in action simultaneously. This feature helps to eliminate confusion and learn much faster and with more fun really big time.
They have brought together guitar instruction with interactivity... even allowing you to ask questions to their video instructors. They feature 4-5 guitar instructors to give you a selection in teaching methods, which is a big plus.
They teach by "lesson set" instead of just flopping out a bunch of small video clips as you usually can see on youtube. They start with the very basics like tuning your guitar, finger placement, and basic chords, and move on to finger-picking, palm muting, hammer ons, pull offs, and many more advanced topics as you progress through the lessons. It's good for the overall experience, because you can follow through these lesson sets just how you would with a normal guitar teacher.