It never fails. I'll play a palm muted guitar part for a guitar student who's just starting out, and they immediately want to know how to get that sound. We've all heard it in so many rock tunes and riffs - especially hard rock, metal and punk - and it sounds really cool. It also sounds great on an acoustic guitar, and for pop and singer-songwriter type of songs.Continue Reading
Guitar Girl Magazine has partnered with Katrina Johansson, Guitar It Up for Girls, Nikki O'Neill and other guitarists to bring you a few online guitar lessons for FREE!
We recommend viewing this videos over and over until you feel comfortable. You can even practice along with Katrina as she strums the chords. Get your guitar and start learning TODAY!
Ever been to a blues jam? Well, there is a lingo, if you will, that you need to get familiar with! A language that musicians use to call songs, that gives you a quick reference to how the progression goes. Layouts to help guide you through the chord changes and enlighten you about what you'll be soloing over, as well.Continue Reading
Wanna be a solid rhythm guitar player! Constant motion in your strumming hand equals amazing rhythm guitar playing! It equally applies to your soloing chops as well. Holding a guitar pick with a relaxed grip and keeping the pick parallel with the strings, tip of the pick sweeping across the strings. Using a thin or medium gauge pick with some flex is great to start out with. This will all factor into you developing solid rhythmic guitar chops. Your strumming hand is a built in metronome. Constant down-up motion…never stopping, even when the pick doesn’t have to connect to the strings on that particular part of a rhythmic pattern. I’ve found this to be the downfall and shortcomings of some guitarists, when they do not allow that constant flow. Starting and stopping, hesitating. This will inevitably throw your timing off. A very vicious cycle any player can fall into.Continue Reading
Katrina Johansson and Guitar It Up for Girls have partnered to bring you a FREE online guitar lesson to teach you three simple chords that will get you started playing music today. We recommend watching this video over and over until you feel comfortable to move on to the next level.Continue Reading
Guitar It Up for Girls and Katrina Johansson have partnered together to bring you FREE online video lessons to get you started playing guitar today! In Lesson 1, Katrina discusses the parts of the guitar and basic scales to help you understand the strings and the fretboard.Continue Reading
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