• tosin abasi prof rock riff

    Tosin Abasi Prog Rock Riff | Guitar Lesson

    By Tyrone Mayer
    In September 12, 2016
    This riff screams “Tosin Abasi” and is inspired by typical Animals As Leaders style tapping. What make’s it so interesting is the multiple melodies that are fused into one riff, due to the open strings in-between chord melodies. In progressive metal riffs you will most likely come across ‘mutated...
  • keeping motivation

    Keeping Motivation as a Guitarist

    By Theo Young
    In August 4, 2016
    Balance, Patience and Consistency. Truly these are three methods you should always remember to apply when entering the crazed world of Music! No matter who you are or where you’re from its gonna take time and you’ll find that learning the language of music is a magical journey that...
  • Bearded Blues Lick: Bending

    Bearded Blues Lick: Bending | Blues Guitar Lesson

    By Tyrone Mayer
    In August 2, 2016
    Bends carry a lot of emotion and feel. That is why solos usually begin or end with tasteful bending. You can bend a note up e.g. from the 7th fret to the 8th, or down e.g. from the 17th to the 15th fret which is called reverse bending and...
  • Ruan Graaff

    The Bearded Bluesman: Ruan Graaff

    By Tyrone Mayer
    In July 29, 2016
    Guitar Excellence had the privilege of recording some awesome blues licks with Ruan Graaff. So we decided to ask him a few questions about his influences and about his guitar playing. His “Bearded Blues” video guitar lessons are all available in our FULL ACCESS members area. Enjoy! What made...
  • Time Signature

    Time Signature | Theory Video Lesson

    By Craig Goudge
    In June 24, 2016
    Up until now, you’ve been mostly working with, and playing in the time signature of 4/4, also known as ‘common time’. To better understand time signatures, let’s take a look at how they work and what the numbers mean. In a time signature symbol, the top number indicates the...
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    Playing Live As An Artist

    By Devlon Horne
    In June 24, 2016
    If you’re a solo artist or in a band who’s currently playing live, and you have any serious intentions of succeeding in the music industry, then what you play when you step on stage, how you deliver it and the impact it has shouldn’t be underestimated. A great live...