Guitar Lesson Articles by Will Landrum
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Bending Steel
String bends are an important part of your overall playing ability.
This technique is great for allowing feel and emotion to come out in your playing.
Two important aspects of string bending are:
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Blazing With Phrasing
Phrasing is when you put your own personal timing and inflections into your playing but always stay in groove with the real timing of the music.
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Cool Practice
Here is the tab for a very common blues progression in A that not only sounds cool, but will stretch and exercise your fingers at the same time.
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Barre Chord Forms
One of my subscribers recently wrote in and asked how to best learn how to play barre chords? "Any advice or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated."
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Completely Pentatonic
Here's a lesson that you will want to make sure that you don't lose! Print it out and stick it in your guitar case. I have always been an advocate of knowing what to play, anywhere on the neck...
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Scale Or Solo?
"How do I make my soloing sound like music and not just scales?". Everyone who plays guitar will have to pass through this phase of accomplishment...
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The Touch For Speed
Undoubtedly, one of the most popular subjects that my subscribers inquire about is how to get their fingers to fly over fretboard clean and fast...
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Dynamite Dynamics
Dynamics are basically changes during your playing or compositions that adds contrast to other playing techniques or other sections of your composition.
Here are a few examples of what I mean...
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Pinpoint Accuracy
When practiced enough, this exercise will single handedly improve multiple areas of your playing AND thinking!...

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Creative Intervals
Once I got over the initial learning phase of implementing arpeggios into my playing, I began to experiment with other ways of using them in my compositions besides with just sweep picking...
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Melody From Arpeggios
This Em7 arpeggio melody is played over the sustaining Em7 chord at the end of the main riff and is quickly followed by a D and E power chord slide.
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Right Hand Tapping Basics
Right hand tapping was popularized in the late 70's by Edward Van Halen when he literally turned the guitar playing world upside down with his miraculous fretwork...
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Piano Tapping
You're not limited to right hand tapping on the same string. You can "piano tap" anywhere on the fretboard you want! This is a great technique that can really open up your sound with some practice...
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Harmonize Your Solos
One of the most powerful ways you can spice up your tunes whether you're recording or playing live is to harmonize your leads and melodies...
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Pick And Choose
So much emphasis is placed on playing well with your fingering hand that often our rhythm hand technique falls behind the curve...
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Recipe For Success
Ever wonder how someone could be so good at what they do?
Do you wonder if you could ever be as good as your favorite guitar player?
Well, I'm here to tell you that you can!
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Perception Of Perfection
I get a lot of emails from my subscribers saying that they practice a lot but still can't seem to play or execute moves like their favorite guitarist...
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Songwriting Part 1
One of my students recently wrote in and asked "Could you please offer some suggestions on songwriting? Maybe, spell out a typical songwriting session for you?"
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Songwriting Part 2
In part one of this article, I described various ways that I get inspired for writing a new tune. Here in part two, I want to take some specific examples of what I do to put a song together.
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Equipment And Performance
I received a lot of positive emails regarding my tune "Hour Champion" and an educational write-up that I sent to everyone a while ago. Here it is again today with some added content and tablature for you to check out.
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Home Recording Tips
I have recently had the pleasure of talking with a very talented recording engineer named Beto Cruz here in the Washington DC area. He guided me through some obstacles I was encountering with recording tracks for my second CD...
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Does It Sound Good To You? (Tuning Tips)
If you're not perfectly in tune, you're missing out on the whole experience. When the notes of a chord are played together, the result should be one full sound that stands on it's own...
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Speed Slurring And Tapping
This lick will challenge your accuracy high up on the neck as well as give you practice playing sextuplets at a high rate of speed. Remember sextuplets are just triplets played twice as fast...
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Tell Tale Scale
I'd like to tell you just how much you can do with a small amount of knowledge. By understanding a few concepts of the regular major scale...
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Your Debut CD
Releasing your own CD is a worthy goal no matter where you are in your musical development. You just need some perspective...
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