Posted in acousticguitar, Blues Guitar, youtube

Voodoo Chile Acoustic Guitar Tutorial

Here is a simple and sensible Youtube Video Tutorial of an acoustic version of Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile

gratitude to the publisher

 

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Posted in Acoustic Guitar, Guitar News, guitar tips, Performance Tips, tony hogan

How to Improve Your Guitar Playing

These So many guitar players want to improve their guitar playing but ignore some fundamental things.  Here are some tips that are easily missed by inexperienced players.

  1. Learn the notes on the fretboard
  2. Learn the sound / texture of chord types
  3. Learn how to hum and play simple melodies
  4. Learn something new every day
  5. Listen to all styles for inspiration
  6. Play music not theory, it might be clever but if it sounds terrible, why bother?
  7. Learn to play slowly and in time
  8. Learn each song in a couple of keys if possible
  9. Learn to memorise songs
  10. Don’t compare yourself to others or criticise

These things may seem simple  but they are things that are highly worth considering

Tony Hogan

Posted in Classical Guitar, World Music

How To Play Bossa Nova Guitar

 

Bossa Nova Guitar , some players who are born in the right country know how to play it because they got it genetically or by osmosis from growing up in the environment … think Brasil,   Others need to learn it.    I was looking around for a simple tutorial on playing Bossa Nova Guitar and found this site .  Bossa Nova Guitar   The tutorial has an mp3 audio track to follow and is written in standard music notation.  In the 60’s Bossa Nova came to the fore with players like Joao Gilberto Laurindo Almeida and particularly the music of Jobim

Check out the Tutorial  Bossa Nova it has a few reasonably simple chords
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