50 Guitar Hacks for the Thinking Man's Guitarist

50 Guitar Hacks for the Thinking Man's Guitarist

by Graham Tippett

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50 Guitar Hacks for the Thinking Man's Guitarist by Graham Tippett

Guitar Hacks are clever ways to do things on guitar. These hacks are based on 20 years of hindsight so that you can get to where you want to be with your playing quicker, and more efficiently. whatever your current level. Here's exactly what you'll get an insight into in this eBook:

1. How to Remember Chords in the Beginning
2. How to Learn 3NPS Scales in order to Improvise
3. How to Learn More Chords without Learning More Shapes
4. Modes: What to do first
5. How to Make Music from Scales
6. How to Learn any Technique to Perfection
7. How to Write Using the Modes
8. Don't Be Scared Off by Long Chord Names
9. How to Make Your Solos Sound Better Overnight
10. Modes: The Thing That's Stopping You from Understanding Them
11. How to Play Outside the Key and Sound Cool
12. How to Play like Your Idols without Learning their Licks
13. How to Get Better: The Four Levels of Awareness
14. How to Write Great Stuff
15. How to Get a Great Tone
16. How to Write a Great Guitar Riff
17. 3 Essential Ingredients for a Productive Practice Session
18. How to Choose a Guitar Book
19. How to Design an Effective Practice Routine
20. How to Break Out of Scale Patterns
21. When to Use Alternate and Economy Picking
22. Find Your Path of Least Resistance
23. How to Make the Most of Altered Tunings
24. How Long Does It Take to Get Good?
25. How to Make Your Own Songbook
26. How to Start Improvising on Jazz Tunes
27. Make Sure You Know What You're Learning
28. The Absolute Fastest Way to Improve Your Guitar Playing
29. Avoid the CAGED System... Or Hack it!
30. Are You Really a Visual Learner?
31. Learn How to Build a Solo
32. How to Instantly Improve Your Blues Guitar Soloing
33. How to Invent Your Own Guitar Chords
34. How to Learn the Notes on the Neck without Dying of Boredom
35. How to Hack Scale Patterns for the Melodic and Harmonic Minor Modes
36. Blues Guitar: You're Trying Way Too Hard
37. How to Hack a Guitar Solo and Make It Yours
38. How to Use YouTube to Actually Learn Something
39. Why How It Sounds is Always More Important than How It's Done
40. Use Your Pinky Right from the Start
41. How to Bend a String Properly
42. Use Your Guitar's Volume Control
43. The Heavy Gauge Strings Fatter Tone Myth
44. The One Thing You Should Fatten Up
45. Throw Away Your Metronome
46. Songwriting: Don't Try to Reinvent the Wheel
47. The Quick and Dirty Way to Learn Arpeggios
48. The Best Kind of Warm-up Exercises
49. Work on One Thing
50. How to Learn Music Theory

I had a lot of fun putting this book together, I hope you get the same enjoyment, and insight, out of reading it!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158092961
Publisher: Unlock the Guitar
Publication date: 01/20/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,031,436
File size: 666 KB

About the Author

Graham Tippett (1977-) studied literature, music and languages in the UK before making a permanent move to Mexico in 2005. It was there he began to explore and research methods of improvisation on the guitar and published the '2 Position Scale System' series of instruction books in 2014, which are the fruit of that research. He is also well-known for his love of languages and music, drawing parallels between the two art forms as he continues to write and research on the subjects of language learning and improvisation. Graham is also a graduate of the ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) in Guildford.

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