Starting improvise or write guitar solos is really tricky and super awkward, but there’s not a lot of actionable advice about how to get started effectively. This video explains Question & Answer soloing which takes ques from how we form conversations in real life.
Exploring Phasing through traditional music score and digital audio manipulation. Phasing as a super cool composition technique which is used to great effect in minimalism and abstract pieces of music but can be equally useful and intriguing in modern music too.
The scoring software is Guitar Pro 7 and the DAW is Cubase 8.5
What is a Line Cliché and how can you use them in your compositions?
Video includes guitar tab, chords and notation.
Answering the most searched-for questions about guitar on YouTube: quick-fire, unscripted and honest! Including:
- Do guitarists get carpal tunnel?
- Why do guitarists wear wristbands?
- Why do guitarists make faces?
- Why do guitarists hate Wonderwall?
- Should guitarist learn to read music?
- Should guitar strings be tight or loose?
- Should guitar strings be the same height?
- Should guitar pickups be level?
- Should guitar necks be straight?
- Should guitar strings be parallel to fretboard?
- Should guitar neck have bow?
- Should guitar be recorded mono or stereo?
- Should guiars be kept in cases?
- Should guitar neck be flat?
And, inexplicably, do guitarist get laid?
Today we’re talking about modesty, ensemble and context.
Exploring the idea of Chord Voicings for guitar, piano and answering the question of whether guitar chords and piano chords are the same thing?
There’s been some odd questions about this video so wanted to make a few points.
Firstly, yes, this is a question that people are asking. Sometimes I choose a video topic using the YouTube search auto-complete. In this example, if you type “Are guitar chords….” into the search bar, you get the response “… and piano chords the same?” as a prominent result. This means people are searching for it, and that’s why we’re here.
Secondly, yes, I am explaining this fairly simply because, in my opinion, if you’re asking this question you’re likely to be a beginner in terms of chord theory. If you feel like I’ve missed something then feel free to add it to the comments below, that’s what they’re for.
Lastly, no, I don’t feel like I’m providing any misinformation here. At all. Again, if you believe I’m wrong or have missed something crucial please do add it to the comments below.
Anyway, ta 🙂
What is a Picardy Third and how can you use them in your compositions?
RE the thumbnail: Yes. I know. That’s the joke.