Sight Reading Part 3 – Melody reading and Accidentals By Rob Thorpe In week one we looked at identifying the pitches on the stave, and last week we looked at interpreting rhythmic notation. Now we will combine the two elements to read some melodies, before increasing the difficulty a little more by introducing chromatic notes…Read more
Chicken Picking and Hot Country Licks Hybrid Picking Part 3 By Rob Thorpe I hope you’ve enjoyed this little mini-series on hybrid picking over the past few weeks and found ways in which this character-full technique can be injected into your guitar playing. Last week we looked at hybrid picking’s role in rock with some…Read more
Sight Reading Part Two By Rob Thorpe In last week’s introductory episode of my new series on sight reading for guitar we looked at recognizing pitches on the stave and locating them in first position on the guitar. This week we will examine the fundamentals of reading sight reading rhythm. First of all, lets look…Read more
How Keith Richards Plays in Open G Tuning In the sixth lesson on Open Tunings we take a look at the instantly recognizable style of Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones. With the simple building blocks shown here you can play many of the classic Rolling Stones hits and of course you can use this…Read more
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