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Depressive Riffing For Beginners

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Nice Noise | Comments Off on Depressive Riffing For Beginners

Sometimes a little noise is balm for the soul. This lesson is specifically for beginners, requiring very little in the way of technique, but very satisfying to practice, with a nice downward progression and some simple but nifty picking.

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Space Rock Atmospherics

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Post-Rock | Comments Off on Space Rock Atmospherics

In today’s lesson, we explore an idea in the style of Atmospheric Space Rock. It’s simple enough, but the stretching for the voicings is another matter!

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3 Essential Rhythms for Beginner Metal Guitarists

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Metal | Comments Off on 3 Essential Rhythms for Beginner Metal Guitarists

This first lesson in my Beginner Metal series looks at 3 essential riffs/rhythms focusing on techniques such as: dampening, palm-muting and shifting power chords.

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3 Octave Atmospherics

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Post-Rock | Comments Off on 3 Octave Atmospherics

This is a great lesson for the novice, because there are some simple variants available that even a beginner can create once the basic idea has been mastered.

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Learn Blues Rock With a Touch of Funk

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Stoner Rock | Comments Off on Learn Blues Rock With a Touch of Funk

Power chord riffing with a touch of funk is the order of the day in this lesson, guaranteed to build up some limp in the wrist and get the strumming hand flowing.

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Learn Haunting, Sad Guitar

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Gothic | Comments Off on Learn Haunting, Sad Guitar

This is one of my favourite ways to play guitar. Let the chords take you on a journey into yourself and beyond as we explore some dark, reflective ideas.

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