If you aren’t playing at the speed of at least 200 BPM in sixteenth notes, Mike Philippov’s latest article will greatly help you to get closer to this goal.
Have you ever thought about teaching but then thought that you might not be qualified? Let’s dispel a lot of the myths about what it takes to teach guitar.
One way of developing speed, whether you’re a shredder or not, is to combine your picking and legato (slurring) techniques. Mike Philippov lays out some step-by-step exercises to help you gain both speed and accuracy in your playing.
If you have read our lesson “Could You Teach Guitar?” and finished with a resounding “Yes!” then the next question is “How?” This article hopes to answer that question with a detailed look at how to teach the all-important first lesson.
Mike Philippov details five important steps to making memorable and interesting guitar solos. These are not only easy to follow, they also make a lot of sense!
Sweep picking isn’t easy. But if you look at the pitfalls you’re likely to run into, that can go a long way toward making this technique work for you. Mike Philippov examines the aspects of sweep picking that most players stumble on and provides some very helpful practice techniques.
This article discusses children and musical instruments. How young can one start? What things should be taken into consideration? There’s some wonderful tips and advice here.
Speed, as a technique, can excite and enthrall an audience. Far from being emotionless, speed requires quite a bit of emotion and desire to achieve. Mike Philippov examines how to use a metronome to help you achieve results in speed-as-a-goal practice.
Whenever you pick up guitar magazine or look through a book at a music store, do you ever think about the fact that someone actually wrote out all that TAB? Dale Turner, who’s written for Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers and many others, gives us a little insight into how to go about pursuing this kind of work as a career.