• improve guitar tone

    Improve Guitar Tone – 5 Smart Tips

    By Stefan Vos
    In March 10, 2017
    Jeff Owens from Fender offers some cost-effective tips on how you can improve guitar tone, no matter what guitar you play. Check out his five tips below:   HAVE A WELL-ORGANIZED PEDAL BOARD Effects pedals are a terrific way to develop your own tonal identity. One basic thing to...
  • Monster Rock Riff

    Monster Rock Riff | Guitar Lesson

    By Craig Goudge
    In January 10, 2017
    There’s a very popular combination of legato techniques in Rock guitar playing. It starts with a bend-and-release, followed by a pull-off and then a hammer-on a few notes later. This classic combination is clearly displayed multiple times in this monster rock riff. Practice this combination until it’s like second nature...
  • stage fright

    Stage Fright – What It Is & How To Control It

    By Erick Gerber
    In January 10, 2017
    The 21st century has produced what many people call ‘bedroom musicians’. Let me explain – over the years, with guitars becoming so affordable and with all the free guitar lessons online (and the top-class affordable and professional video lessons from Guitar Excellence of course), becoming a guitar prodigy is...
  • Merry Christmas

    We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    By Tyrone Mayer
    In December 8, 2016
    Merry Christmas from all of us here at Guitar Excellence! We’ve found this cool video of this talented kid playing a fingerstyle version of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’, just for you. Whether you’re a Guitar Excellence pupil and want to ask your tutor to teach you this...
  • A minor rock lick

    Rock Lick in A Minor | Guitar Lesson

    By Erick Gerber
    In December 8, 2016
    This rock lick uses two different pentatonic shapes from the previous two licks – Pattern 1 (Major Pentatonic Root 5) and Pattern 5 (Minor Pentatonic Root 5). Like before, we have hammer-ons & pull-offs, slides and bends all combined into one lick. Small details like the tuning of your...
  • rock riff

    Rock Riff | Guitar Lesson | Hammer On & Pull Off

    By Erick Gerber
    In November 24, 2016
    This is a typical rock riff in the style of classic rock. It can give you some ideas for your own rock riffs. Using these techniques in this context is a great starting point to build on, using your own creativity. In this riff, there are power chords being...