Beginner Lesson: The Caterpillar – Finger Workout

The four-finger caterpillar workout is a bit like taking your fingers to the gym. It is designed to develop hand strength and finger independence. These exercises may seem mechanical and unmusical, but through practice, patience and perseverance they will help you to learn the basic finger skills and technique to enable you to play faster and effic ...

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Yngwie Malmsteen’s Solo in “Jet to Jet” by Alcatrazz

Yngwie Malmsteen’s one and only appearance on an Alcatrazz studio recording (in addition to numerous live albums released during 1983-84) packs his intense energy and speed into 30-45 second solos that we have come to expect from the neoclassical maestro. A perfect example of Yngwie’s immense proficiency of speed and stealth-like picking ...

Blues Lesson: Improvisation – Guide Tone Target Notes

Improvisation is a key element of guitar playing and students will need to learn how to improvise in order to jam efficiently with other musicians. Learning to improvise and expand your improvisational skills is among the most important goals guitar students request to learn. Improvised solos consist of a wide vocabulary of playing styles and skills ...

A Brief History of the Guitar

The guitar originated in Spain in the early 16th century and derived from a medieval instrument called guitarra latina . The early guitar was much narrower and deeper than a modern guitar. Sixteenth century guitars had four strings that were strung from a violin-like pegbox to a bridge glued to the soundboard of the body. The sound hole was ornamente ...