Archive for the 'Technique' Category

Triplets Technique

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

This page discusses correct triplets technique with a video lesson.

Triplets

Triplets are three notes played in the span of one beat, usually in the span of a quarter beat. Triplets have a bracket with the number 3. The hardest part of playing a triplet correctly is playing all the triplet notes spaced evenly. Practice triplets [...]

Tremolo Technique

Friday, March 12th, 2010

This page discusses correct tremolo technique with a video lesson.

Tremolo

Developing correct tremolo technique will be a long process. It is one of the most difficult techniques of the classical guitar. If not learned correctly, many people find it nearly impossible to fix. First, be very RELAXED. The thumb usually plays the melody line in a [...]

Guitar Harmonics

Friday, December 11th, 2009

This page discusses natural and artificial harmonic techniques along with a video lesson.

Harmonics

Natural harmonics should be the first type of harmonics new players get comfortable playing. Natural harmonics are played by lightly “tapping” a finger over the metal frets of the guitar with the left hand and playing open strings with the right hand.
Natural [...]

Slurs technique

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

This page discusses slurring technique along with two video lessons.
Hammer on

Pull off

New players tend to do hammer on’s very weakly, producing a weak sound. This is natural as we begin to develop strength and precision in our hands. But there should be an improvement of both strength and precision as time passes, or else [...]

Freestroke technique

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

This page discusses freestroke technique along with a video lesson.

You want to have a very relaxed and natural hand position when doing freestroke. For beginners it can be very tough to “relax” their hands because they are still unsure of their movements. New players tend to tighten and clasp their hands up a lot at [...]