Major Pentatonic Mania
The major pentatonic scale is one of the most popular lead guitar scales around. Learn to master it and you will be able to rip some pretty awesome solos. This article will tell you all about it
Why Rock Guitar Is The Easiest Form Of Guitar To Learn
Learning to play guitar is a lot easier than you think and rock guitar, the most popular by far, is the easiest! Here’s why…
Learning to write music is one of the most rewarding and awesome things that you can do on guitar. This post will give you my thoughts on the subject
The Different Types Of Guitar Adjustments
This article will look at all the different types of adjustments that can be made to electric and acoustic guitars to get them setup and playing properly
How To Setup And Maintain Your Guitar
Setting up your electric or acoustic guitar is crucial to having it play well. You also want to know how to maintain it throughout the year and the changing of seasons.
Learning To Play Songs Using Guitar Tabs
The main goal for writing this article is to give you some tips for making it easier when learning other peoples songs using guitar tabs. But first, a little background on what it is to be an emotional player…. As a teacher, I always have students asking me to teach them how to play songs by such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Slash and many other really famous guitarists. Many of these great guitar players are what I like to call “Emotional Players”. When they write and play music, they do so without much thinking or understanding of…
The Fine Art Of Practicing Guitar
How you practice guitar and your mindset on doing it altogether is, in my opinion, the most crucial thing to focus on when you want to excel at guitar playing or anything else for that matter.
Understanding What Kind Of Guitar Player You Are
Over the years working with people as a guitar and music teacher, I have found 4 main types of personalities that people have when it comes to how they react to learning and playing music. It’s important for you to figure out what type of personality you have so that you can maximize the time you spend when playing and practicing guitar. It’s also important to note that these are just the most common traits that I see and work with. There are certainly more and you don’t necessarily need to be just one. In no specific order: #1-The Emotional…
Beginner Guitar Lessons – String Bending
Bending strings causes the pitch of the note fretted to change to a higher pitch. Most commonly strings are bent a whole step (to sound like the note 2 frets higher) But sometimes they can be bent just ½ step (sounds like 1 fret higher) or even higher: 1 ½ steps (sounds 3 frets higher) and the finger-numbing 2 step bend (sounds like 4 frets higher). How to bend a string: (I’m using the 12th fret region of the neck as an example here.) 1. On the 15th fret, 2nd string use your ring finger to fret the note. 2….
RGP player wins 2nd place in contest!
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted so I wanted to give an update on some really cool news. Johnathan Dretto, a personal student of mine, recently won second place in a local guitar contest at The House Of Guitars. The event was sponsored by Epiphone. As the runner up Johnathan won a really sweet Epiphone Acoustic! Here’s a picture of Johnathan with Epiphone clinician Stacy Mitchhart and the local Gibson Guitar Rep. Way To Go Johnathan! Everything else at Rock Guitar Power has been going great! We are now fully digital and able to stream all of our…