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Advanced Techniques For Beginners

Millsenator

Here is a thread for Beginners that want to learn new techniques to make their guitar playing better.

Here are some of the things you could learn here.

  1. Tapping
  2. Barre Chords
  3. Harmonics
  4. Whammy Bar Techniques
  5. How to use a Slide
Just to name a few.
Exercises will come with each technique.
Here is a thread for Beginners that want to learn new techniques to make their guitar playing better.
 
Here are some of the things you could learn here.
 
  1. Tapping
  2. Barre Chords
  3. Harmonics
  4. Whammy Bar Techniques
  5. How to use a Slide
Just to name a few.
Exercises will come with each technique.
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 3:13 AM - Quote - Report!

liam-rooney

Mabe you could post something on Hammerons / Pulloffs? Mabe you could post something on Hammerons / Pulloffs?
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 8:42 AM - Quote - Report!

Millsenator

LESSON #1: HAMMER-ONS AND PULL-OFFS



Hammer-ons and Pull-offs are fairly simple. basically you strum one
note then put your finger on a note that is higher than the one you
just strummed without strumming the second note, making it sound like
two notes but faster. It would look like this on a tab



Excercise #1

e|--------------|

B|--------------|

G|--------------|

D|--------------|

A|--------------|

E|-1h2-or-2p1---|



You can also Hammer-on and Pull-off multiple times in a row like this



Exercise #2

e|---------------------------------------|

B|---------------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------|

A|---------------------------------------|

E|-1h2p1h2p1h2p1h2-or-2p1h2p1h2p1h2--|



To help get excellent at this next technique practice this 5 times a
day or 5 times whenever you play you guitar, use it as a warm up.



Exercise #3

e|------------------------------------------3-6p 3---------|

B|----------------------------------3-6p3h6----- ----------|

G|--------------------------3-5p3h5------------- ----------|

D|------------------3-5p3h5--------------------- ----------|

A|---------3-5p3h5------------------------------ ---------|

E|-6p3h6---------------------------------------- -------|



Do all these exercises in order and you will be a pro at this in no time.

CLASS DIMISSED!

LESSON #1: HAMMER-ONS AND PULL-OFFS



Hammer-ons and Pull-offs are fairly simple. basically you strum one
note then put your finger on a note that is higher than the one you
just strummed without strumming the second note, making it sound like
two notes but faster. It would look like this on a tab



Excercise #1

e|--------------|

B|--------------|

G|--------------|

D|--------------|

A|--------------|

E|-1h2-or-2p1---|



You can also Hammer-on and Pull-off multiple times in a row like this



Exercise #2

e|---------------------------------------|

B|---------------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------|

A|---------------------------------------|

E|-1h2p1h2p1h2p1h2-or-2p1h2p1h2p1h2--|



To help get excellent at this next technique practice this 5 times a
day or 5 times whenever you play you guitar, use it as a warm up.



Exercise #3

e|------------------------------------------3-6p3---------|

B|----------------------------------3-6p3h6---------------|

G|--------------------------3-5p3h5-----------------------|

D|------------------3-5p3h5-------------------------------|

A|---------3-5p3h5---------------------------------------|

E|-6p3h6-----------------------------------------------|



Do all these exercises in order and you will be a pro at this in no time.

CLASS DIMISSED!

Posted: Aug 29, 2008 1:59 AM - Quote - Report!

liam-rooney

cool cool
Posted: Aug 29, 2008 8:39 AM - Quote - Report!

DayVBayB

i'm really intersted to actually use my slide...lol

i think its too big for my finger though, i wear it on my ring finger and with out bending, the tip just comes out of the other end. how do i know how much i need to raise my action so that i can still play normally and at the same time slide well?
i'm really intersted to actually use my slide...lol

i think its too big for my finger though, i wear it on my ring finger and with out bending, the tip just comes out of the other end. how do i know how much i need to raise my action so that i can still play normally and at the same time slide well?
Posted: Aug 31, 2008 12:20 PM - Quote - Report!

Millsenator

Well I don't really need to make a lesson for this so simply just put your slide on a different finger (obviously not your pinky) and try that and also you dont need to adjust your action Well I don't really need to make a lesson for this so simply just put your slide on a different finger (obviously not your pinky) and try that and also you dont need to adjust your action
Posted: Sep 1, 2008 2:09 AM - Quote - Report!

liam-rooney

Pinch harmonics?????

I have been trying them for ages, :angry:I CANT DO THEM!!!!!!!:angry:

Pinch harmonics?????

I have been trying them for ages, :angry:I CANT DO THEM!!!!!!!:angry:

Posted: Sep 1, 2008 9:21 AM - Quote - Report!

Millsenator

LESSON #2: PINCH HARMONICS

Pinch Harmonics are those little squealing noises that many rock, metal and hardcore bands use. to produce Pinch Harmonics simply position your pick so that only about 3 mm or a very small piece of the pick is showing and when you strum the note let your thumb hit the string and it will make a sharp squeal, give it a nice vibrato and it should a perfect pinch harmonic. Here is a list where you will produce the best harmonics

EXERCISE #1
e|--------12-----------------------|
B|--------12-----------------------|
G|--7-----12------------16---15--|
D|--------12-----------------------|
A|--------12-----------------------|
E|--------12----3--5---------------|

DON'T STRUM THE 12S AS A CHORD IT JUST MEANS ANY STRING THE 12TH NOTE WILL PRODUCE A GOOD ONE.
CLASS DISMISSED!
LESSON #2: PINCH HARMONICS

Pinch Harmonics are those little squealing noises that many rock, metal and hardcore  bands use. to produce Pinch Harmonics simply position your pick so that only about 3 mm or a very small piece of the pick is showing and when you strum the note let your thumb hit the string and it will make a sharp squeal, give it a nice vibrato and it should a perfect pinch harmonic. Here is a list where you will produce the best harmonics

EXERCISE #1
e|--------12-----------------------|
B|--------12-----------------------|
G|--7-----12------------16---15--|
D|--------12-----------------------|
A|--------12-----------------------|
E|--------12----3--5---------------|

DON'T STRUM THE 12S AS A CHORD IT JUST MEANS ANY STRING THE 12TH NOTE WILL PRODUCE A GOOD ONE.
CLASS DISMISSED!
Posted: Sep 2, 2008 1:46 AM - Quote - Report!

sglover34479

Hey what about using a slide? What are some coll things I can do with it? Hey what about using a slide? What are some coll things I can do with it?
Posted: Sep 2, 2008 3:28 PM - Quote - Report!

Millsenator

LESSON #3: USING YOUR SLIDE

There are two common types of slides, metal and glass. I own a glass slide mainly because i like the sound better. there are some cool things you can do with you slide like mute the strings a strum the strings using your slide as a pick to make the pacman noise used by Herman Li. you can also mute the strings and replicate a diveebomb,or just mute and tap around the strings to make fun beeps. But for serious playing you can slide single notes or full chords. Most guitarist position thier slide on the ring finger (3rd) but I perfer it on my Middle so I could still do power chords and other stuff. For this Exercise I am using the solo to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Scar Tissue, it is a good begginer slide solo so I hgope you enjoy.

EXERCISE #1
E-------------------------------------| ---13/10- -10/8--8/10--10/12-12/13---| -------------------- ------------------| ---------------------------- ----------| ------------------------------------- -| --------------------------------------|
LESSON #3: USING YOUR SLIDE

There are two common types of slides, metal and glass. I own a glass slide mainly because i like the sound better. there are some cool things you can do with you slide like mute the strings a strum the strings using your slide as a pick to make the pacman noise used by Herman Li. you can also mute the strings and replicate a diveebomb,or just mute and tap around the strings to make fun beeps. But for serious playing you can slide single notes or full chords. Most guitarist position thier slide on the ring finger (3rd) but I perfer it on my Middle so I could still do power chords and other stuff. For this Exercise I  am using the solo to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Scar Tissue, it is a good begginer slide solo so I hgope you enjoy.

EXERCISE #1
E-------------------------------------| ---13/10--10/8--8/10--10/12-12/13---| --------------------------------------|  --------------------------------------| --------------------------------------| --------------------------------------|
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 3:15 AM - Quote - Report!

DayVBayB

when i try to play single notes though, i can still hear the sound of my slide sliding across the unwanted strings when i try to play single notes though, i can still hear the sound of my slide sliding across the unwanted strings
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 12:33 PM - Quote - Report!

GuitarSk8er804

i can do ANYTHING! i can do ANYTHING!
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 11:40 PM - Quote - Report!

Millsenator

guitarsk8er804 you can help teach if you want but like we cn switch off questions and help out each other with stuff if needed but check with AeroRocker to be sure guitarsk8er804 you can help teach if you want but like we cn switch off questions and help out each other with stuff if needed but check with AeroRocker to be sure
Posted: Sep 3, 2008 11:54 PM - Quote - Report!

Invader Jim

Could you explain the Pacman thing in more detail? I've always wanted to know how he did that. Could you explain the Pacman thing in more detail? I've always wanted to know how he did that.
Posted: Sep 25, 2008 8:15 PM - Quote - Report!

freebird_17

liam-rooney wrote on Sep 1st, 2008 at 4:21am :
Pinch harmonics?????

I have been trying them for ages, :angry:I CANT DO THEM!!!!!!!:angry:



If you prefer, I personally like doing pinch harmonics with my pointer finger.
It just requires a slight twist of the wrist, just pluck the string and make your fingernail/tip hit the string after. it will take practice but once you learn it it will be easy to do and will boost your playing to the next level.
[QUOTE u='liam-rooney' d='2008-09-01 04:21:39']Pinch harmonics?????

I have been trying them for ages, :angry:I CANT DO THEM!!!!!!!:angry:

[/QUOTE]

If you prefer, I personally like doing pinch harmonics with my pointer finger.
It just requires a slight twist of the wrist, just pluck the string and make your fingernail/tip hit the string after. it will take practice but once you learn it it will be easy to do and will boost your playing to the next level.
Posted: Sep 29, 2008 1:11 AM - Quote - Report!

skiatook

I can ace pinch harmonics, they're my specialty :D I can ace pinch harmonics, they're my specialty :D
Posted: Oct 25, 2008 12:23 AM - Quote - Report!

metallicafan616

skiatook wrote on Oct 24th, 2008 at 7:23pm :
I can ace pinch harmonics, they're my specialty :D


zakk wylde?
[QUOTE u='skiatook' d='2008-10-24 19:23:38']I can ace pinch harmonics, they're my specialty :D[/QUOTE]

zakk wylde?
Posted: Oct 26, 2008 3:33 PM - Quote - Report!

GuitarSk8er804

pinch harmonics took me a week to learn just practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice and practice pinch harmonics took me a week to learn just practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice and practice
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 10:05 PM - Quote - Report!

GuitarSk8er804

advanced sweep picking exercise:

e----------------9h12p9--------------------
B-------------10--------10-----------------
G------------9------------9------------------
D---------11--------------11-----------------
A----7/12-------------------12---------------
E-----------------------------------------------

try it slow first, then keep getting faster and faster and youll have it in no time
advanced sweep picking exercise:

e----------------9h12p9--------------------
B-------------10--------10-----------------
G------------9------------9------------------
D---------11--------------11-----------------
A----7/12-------------------12---------------
E-----------------------------------------------

try it slow first, then keep getting faster and faster and youll have it in no time
Posted: Oct 27, 2008 10:10 PM - Quote - Report!

valennic

Millsenator wrote on Sep 1st, 2008 at 8:46pm :
LESSON #2: PINCH HARMONICS



Pinch Harmonics are those little squealing noises that many rock, metal
and hardcore bands use. to produce Pinch Harmonics simply
position your pick so that only about 3 mm or a very small piece of the
pick is showing and when you strum the note let your thumb hit the
string and it will make a sharp squeal, give it a nice vibrato and it
should a perfect pinch harmonic. Here is a list where you will produce
the best harmonics



EXERCISE #1

e|--------12-----------------------|

B|--------12-----------------------|

G|--7-----12------------16---15--|

D|--------12-----------------------|

A|--------12-----------------------|

E|--------12----3--5---------------|



DON'T STRUM THE 12S AS A CHORD IT JUST MEANS ANY STRING THE 12TH NOTE WILL PRODUCE A GOOD ONE.

CLASS DISMISSED!



Actually....you're talking about natural harmonics man. :p:

The first part, spot on, you've got the right idea, but a pinch can be pulled off ANYWHERE on the neck, given enough practice.

GuitarSk8er804 wrote on Oct 27th, 2008 at 5:10pm :
advanced sweep picking exercise:



e----------------9h12p9--------------------

B-------------10--------10-----------------

G------------9------------9------------------

D---------11--------------11-----------------

A----7/12-------------------12---------------

E-----------------------------------------------



try it slow first, then keep getting faster and faster and youll have it in no time


1. Not advanced
2. Can you name that arpeggio?
[QUOTE u='Millsenator' d='2008-09-01 20:46:30']LESSON #2: PINCH HARMONICS



Pinch Harmonics are those little squealing noises that many rock, metal
and hardcore bands use. to produce Pinch Harmonics simply
position your pick so that only about 3 mm or a very small piece of the
pick is showing and when you strum the note let your thumb hit the
string and it will make a sharp squeal, give it a nice vibrato and it
should a perfect pinch harmonic. Here is a list where you will produce
the best harmonics



EXERCISE #1

e|--------12-----------------------|

B|--------12-----------------------|

G|--7-----12------------16---15--|

D|--------12-----------------------|

A|--------12-----------------------|

E|--------12----3--5---------------|



DON'T STRUM THE 12S AS A CHORD IT JUST MEANS ANY STRING THE 12TH NOTE WILL PRODUCE A GOOD ONE.

CLASS DISMISSED!

[/QUOTE]

Actually....you're talking about natural harmonics man. :p:

The first part, spot on, you've got the right idea, but a pinch can be pulled off ANYWHERE on the neck, given enough practice.

[QUOTE u='GuitarSk8er804' d='2008-10-27 17:10:29']advanced sweep picking exercise:



e----------------9h12p9--------------------

B-------------10--------10-----------------

G------------9------------9------------------

D---------11--------------11-----------------

A----7/12-------------------12---------------

E-----------------------------------------------



try it slow first, then keep getting faster and faster and youll have it in no time[/QUOTE]

1. Not advanced
2. Can you name that arpeggio?
Posted: Nov 27, 2008 9:08 PM - Quote - Report!

valennic

How bout some new chords for you beginners? may or may not be new, but I use these in my playing frequently, and I'm primarily a metal guitarist, so use these to spice up your metal.

A#/F# Em
H H
E||--------------------|
B||-----------8--------|
G||-----------9--------|
D||--3--------9--------|
A||--1-----------------|
E||--2-----------------|


Bsus4 Esus4 Gm C7
H H H H
---------------------|--6--------6--------|
--7--------10--------|--8--------8--------|
--9---------9--------|--7--------5--------|
--9---------9--------|--5--------5--------|
---------------------|--5-----------------|
---------------------|--------------------|


Those are some, play around with em a bit, have fun with em.
Em
H H
--7------------------------------------------
--8------------------------------------------
--9------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-----------0---------------------------------
How bout some new chords for you beginners? may or may not be new, but I use these in my playing frequently, and I'm primarily a metal guitarist, so use these to spice up your metal.

A#/F# Em
H H
E||--------------------|
B||-----------8--------|
G||-----------9--------|
D||--3--------9--------|
A||--1-----------------|
E||--2-----------------|


Bsus4 Esus4 Gm C7
H H H H
---------------------|--6--------6--------|
--7--------10--------|--8--------8--------|
--9---------9--------|--7--------5--------|
--9---------9--------|--5--------5--------|
---------------------|--5-----------------|
---------------------|--------------------|


Those are some, play around with em a bit, have fun with em.
Em
H H
--7------------------------------------------
--8------------------------------------------
--9------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-----------0---------------------------------
Posted: Nov 27, 2008 9:25 PM - Quote - Report!

padgea7x

well u know that you've done harmonics
a friend said theres a tapping harmonic...how do you do that?
well u know that you've done harmonics
a friend said theres a tapping harmonic...how do you do that?
Posted: Jan 1, 2009 3:35 PM - Quote - Report!

valennic

I believe that's when you hold say the fifth fret, and tap the fret lightly twelve frets up.

Personally, I suck at those, and I'm still working on em, but I'm sure thats how it's done.
I believe that's when you hold say the fifth fret, and tap the fret lightly twelve frets up.

Personally, I suck at those, and I'm still working on em, but I'm sure thats how it's done.
Posted: Jan 2, 2009 9:38 PM - Quote - Report!

sglover34479

^ Well f someone figures out exactly what they are I would like to know how to do em. ^ Well f someone figures out exactly what they are I would like to know how to do em.
Posted: Jan 20, 2009 10:56 PM - Quote - Report!

therealtater

GuitarSk8er804 wrote on Oct 27th, 2008 at 5:10pm :
advanced sweep picking exercise:

e----------------9h12p9--------------------
B-------------10--------10-----------------
G------------9------------9------------------
D---------11--------------11-----------------
A----7/12-------------------12---------------
E-----------------------------------------------

try it slow first, then keep getting faster and faster and youll have it in no time


Could you explain how to do it better, instead of just posting the tab for it? That way someone who doesnt know how to sweep can just use this page instead of going to the lessons section?
[QUOTE u='GuitarSk8er804' d='2008-10-27 17:10:29']advanced sweep picking exercise:

e----------------9h12p9--------------------
B-------------10--------10-----------------
G------------9------------9------------------
D---------11--------------11-----------------
A----7/12-------------------12---------------
E-----------------------------------------------

try it slow first, then keep getting faster and faster and youll have it in no time[/QUOTE]

Could you explain how to do it better, instead of just posting the tab for it? That way someone who doesnt know how to sweep can just use this page instead of going to the lessons section?
Posted: Feb 2, 2009 12:11 PM - Quote - Report!

Van Hayden

you do a tap harmonic by freting a note and tapping a harmonic 12 or 14 frets away something like that i do it all the time its hard to explain, just look up eddie van halen or sumthin, he does tap harmonics n the intro of women in love ... and countless other songs....
i know that wasnt a good explanation but who cares!
you do a tap harmonic by freting a note and tapping a harmonic 12 or 14 frets away something like that i do it all the time its hard to explain, just look up eddie van halen or sumthin, he does tap harmonics n the intro of women in love ... and countless other songs....
i know that wasnt a good explanation but who cares!
Posted: Mar 22, 2009 6:10 AM - Quote - Report!

Nick The Lefty

How about whammy bar techniques? How about whammy bar techniques?
Posted: Jun 27, 2009 9:18 AM - Quote - Report!

Alienepidemic25

pinch harmonix, trill, alternative picking, finger picking... you need to add these pinch harmonix, trill, alternative picking, finger picking... you need to add these
Posted: Jul 2, 2009 4:16 AM - Quote - Report!

geanes

economy picking? tremolo picking? economy picking? tremolo picking?
Posted: Sep 2, 2009 3:55 AM - Quote - Report!

RandyVanhalen13

WHAMMY BAR TECHNIQUES

the whammy bar can make some of the most brutal of all sounds in all of the world.

Divebomb to squeal

pull off to an open string and push the whammy bar down kind of slowly and slowly bring it up but as you bring it up tap a natural harmonic like the one on the 5th fret of all the strings by lightly touching the string over the fret bar of the note you want the natural harmonic from. Dime bag Darrel used this alot.

Crazy awesome noise

hammer on and pull off from 5th to 3rd fret on the g string rapidly and move the whammy bar up and down while doing so.

Whammer on

tap down quickly on the whammy bar while you hammer on a note. often used by hair metal guitarist in solos.

If you want to be awesome with whammy bar i suggest you learn the solo to Were Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister. its the song that i used to practice whammy bar and it helped me to become comfortable with the hard bar in my hand.

that solo can be found somwhere in this tab: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/t/twisted_sist er/were_not_gonna_take_it_ver2_tab.htm
WHAMMY BAR TECHNIQUES the whammy bar can make some of the most brutal of all sounds in all of the world. Divebomb to squeal pull off to an open string and push the whammy bar down kind of slowly and slowly bring it up but as you bring it up tap a natural harmonic like the one on the 5th fret of all the strings by lightly touching the string over the fret bar of the note you want the natural harmonic from. Dime bag Darrel used this alot. Crazy awesome noise hammer on and pull off from 5th to 3rd fret on the g string rapidly and move the whammy bar up and down while doing so. Whammer on tap down quickly on the whammy bar while you hammer on a note. often used by hair metal guitarist in solos. If you want to be awesome with whammy bar i suggest you learn the solo to Were Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister. its the song that i used to practice whammy bar and it helped me to become comfortable with the hard bar in my hand. that solo can be found somwhere in this tab: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/t/twisted_sister/were_not_gonna_take_it_ver2_tab.htm
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