Technique: Fretting Hand
This module deals with all techniques that relate to putting your fingers on the fretboard.
Essential Intermediate (& Beyond) Exercises
These first few lessons and exercises are really valuable and will suit any players beyond Beginner grades. Finger Stretching, Finger Gym and Minimum Movement exercises were all hugely beneficial to me personally and I've had incredible feedback from students who got into them.
Finger Stretching Exercise
If you have trouble getting your fingers stretched out to play chords (especially common for beginners) then this exercise is for you. PLEASE NOTE: If your hand hur...
Minimum Movement Exercise
One of the most powerful and effective exercises you can do to improve your guitar technique!
Playing notes in the same fret but on different strings can pose a problem for many people. There are a few approaches to solving this problem. Some people say that ...
In my humble opinion, this is probably the best exercise for technical development on the guitar. It works every possible finger combination and if you do this exercis...
Correct Thumb Placement On The Neck
A lot of people worry about where to place their thumb... but there's no set place. Hear where / when in this lesson!
A great vibrato can really make your playing sing and once you get it feeling good will add a real depth to your musical expression. There are many different ways and styles of vibrato - my suggestion is you work on the ones that sound and feel good to you!
Vibrato (Hand Style)
Vibrato is a very important technique and conveys a lot of emotion. Without it you playing will likely sound flat and uninspired. Many people seem to pick it up with...
Vibrato (Whole Arm Style)
I managed to ignore this technique for the first 15 years I played guitar, man I wish I hadn't, it's really cool. Not I've got it down I use it as much or more than th...
Neck Bending Vibrato
I unashamedly copped this technique from the TeleMaster Jim Campilongo after doing an interview with him and checking out how he was doing it. It's become a staple ...
This technique is essential for Blues, Rock and many other styles - I have included a couple of old lessons here but I think you're much better of learning these techniques in context and they're included in my Blues Lead Guitar 1: Essential module where you'll learn all about the technique and some cool licks (words) to put them to use in!
String Bending Technique
String bending is a basic blues and rock technique. The idea is to "bend" (push a string across or over the fingerboard with your left-hand fingers) so that the string...
Technique: Fretting Hand
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