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How to Play Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love Guitar Solo (Eddie Van Halen)

May 19, 2016

Eddie Van Halen wrote Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love way back in 1977 and according to some online sources he was hesitant to show it to his bandmates. Thankfully he did and it was included on Van Halen’s debut release in 1978. The guitar solo in Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love is very cool and easy enough for […]

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How To Master Sweep Picking (Yngwie Malmsteen Style)

May 12, 2016

The sweep picking technique is a smooth motion of picking all down strokes as you pick up the notes of a chord and then all up strokes as you descend on the chord. It was made famous by Yngwie Malmsteen. Some have said it was given the name by Frank Gambale. Regardless, it is a great technique and exercise […]

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How to Play Thunderstruck Guitar Intro (with TAB) by AC/DC

May 5, 2016

The Thunderstruck guitar intro is an awesome 1-string guitar solo that every beginner can have fun with. The Razor’s Edge was released in 1990 and Thunderstruck became a big hit for AC/DC. In the video for the song, Angus Young dances around stage with one hand in the air jamming with just his left hand […]

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How To Tap Like Steve Vai – Shy Boy Style (with TAB)

April 28, 2016

Guitar tapping is a technique where you tap on a fret to sound a note using your picking hand. Eddie Van Halen will hold his pick in his mouth or 2nd finger and tap with his index finger (pointer finger). I have always tapped like Steve Vai by hold my pick normally and tapping with my middle finger. […]

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Harmonic Minor Lick Yngwie Malmsteen Style (with TAB)

April 26, 2016

The harmonic minor scale was rarely ever heard in rock before Yngwie Malmsteen hit the hard rock guitar scene. His mastery of the scale and addition of using diminished licks create a neo-classical movement. The harmonic minor scale is a cool variation of the tradition minor scale. The only difference is that the harmonic minor has a raised […]

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Jeff Beck Slide Lick (as heard on Blow by Blow)

April 15, 2016

Jeff Beck has influenced tons of famous and not so famous guitarists. If you study Beck’s techniques and licks you’ll begin hearing his influence all over the guitar community. One technique that I thought was really cool was how he slides on the same string in different directions. You can hear this technique on his […]

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Arpeggio Slider Guitar Lick

April 7, 2016

The arpeggio slider lick not only sounds cool but it also focuses on 3 guitar techniques. 1. Timing – concentrate on playing this lick slowly with a metronome. Slowly increase the speed keeping your timing intact. 2. Sliding – each slide needs to be in time. This will help with your guitar phrasing. It’s a […]

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How to Play Guitar Pinch Harmonics

March 30, 2016

A pinch harmonic (or pick harmonic, squealy harmonic or squelch harmonic – call it what you want!) is a guitar technique that literally makes your guitar scream. In my opinion it’s one of the coolest techniques you can incorporate into your playing. It’s a very cool expression technique. To generate a pinch harmonic you strike the string […]

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