Friday, December 23, 2016

1st Picking Study: Simple 1 String Patterns for Guitar Practice

Using just one string anywhere on the fretboard:

Ascend 4 half-steps (a half step is one fret higher on the neck of the guitar), using the index, middle, ring, and pinky finger.

Thus, if one is at the 5th fret, play the 5th fret note with the index finger, the 6th fret note with the middle finger, the 7th fret note with the ring finger, and the 8th fret note with the pinky finger.

Repeat this many times, but if you feel any pain, please immediately stop, and rest.  Maybe try it again the next day.

Play this pattern with alternating pick strokes and/or down strokes.

Friday, March 4, 2016

10 Songs You May Have Missed

Deform to Form a Star by Steven Wilson

Reroute to Remain by In Flames

Cemetery Gates by Pantera

All That I Bleed by Savatage

Warriors of the World by Manowar

You Were There by Ring of Fire

Glory of Love by Peter Cetera

Love Bites by Def Leopard

Quicksand Jesus by Skid Row

Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins