Hours of fun on this website! http://www.fender.com/en-GB/community/guitarbuilder/ You can customize your virtual guitar to your specs, changing color, woods, finish, hardware and a lot more. When you visit the page, this is the starting point: By selecting the different options and colours, in minutes I came up with a couple of great variations! And another one!#… Continue reading Build your Strat of your dreams!
Following the theme of master classes from legendary guitarist today I am going to share with you this great video where Nile Rodgers delivers some great funk guitar playing. Amazing stuff, great quality video as well, very clear and quite easy to follow!
I recently stumbled on to this seminar and I wanted to share it with all of you as I think there are quite a few good tips on many areas of jazz guitar playing. This is a series of 6 videos! About one and a half hour long, so grab yourself a drink, a guitar,… Continue reading More Ted Green Videos!
This is something I have known for years, but I have just started implementing with great results. It works wonders if you are having a hard time making a start on things and you are, like myself, a procrastinator. After all we are creatures of habit and all we have to do is allow the time… Continue reading 30 Days to build a habit
As a working guitarist, sooner or later you will be confronted by tension in your upper body and shoulders. I always try to teach to all my students how to avoid tension and explain how warming up before a session/gig and sitting/standing correctly can make a huge difference in how you will feel at the end of… Continue reading Posture, Warm ups, Stretching and Health for the Working Guitarist.
I usually play 150+ gigs a year in different styles, in different settings, sometimes playing ‘dep’ gigs, where you might not know what you’ll be doing until the last minute, it is easy to forget stuff at home (I have done so twice last week…). I have created this check-list to make sure this does… Continue reading Check List for the forgetful Guitarist
I get often asked, especially by beginners, which are the most useful guitar chords to learn when approaching the instrument for the first time. I always thought the open chords where a good guess, as they appear on most famous ‘sing along’ pop tunes…but I never really knew exactly which ones. That’s where the the guys from www.jumbojimbo.com come… Continue reading Most useful guitar chords to learn
I bumped on this fantastic video by an exceptionally skilled fellow guitar player who stringed together some of the most famous Charlie Parker’s heads to create a montage for (I guess) practice purpose. I though this was a great idea and you can find it right below. I will definitely use this video for my practice routine and to keep these… Continue reading Bebop Guitar: Practice the most famous Charlie Parker’s Tunes
Good to see today that on the main page of Google.com the logo had been replaced by a playable guitar, in occasion of Les Paul‘s birthday. If you click anywhere on the strings, it will redirect you to a search for Les Paul. Also by clicking on the keyboard icon, you can use the computer keyboard to… Continue reading Google tribute to Les Paul
Yesterday during a gig I dropped my beloved Fender Stratocaster ‘head on’, and I could tell right away that the neck had moved and the whole setup had gone out of the window. Rather than taking the guitar to be setup I did a bit of research online and decided to give it a go… Continue reading How to setup your electric guitar