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How To : Build an SRV Stratocaster guitar

Learn in great detail how to build your own SRV Stratocaster using recycled guitar parts. Instruction includes how to select the best parts for your new guitar. Part 1 of 10 - How to Build an SRV Stratocaster guitar. Part 2 of 10 - How to Build an SRV Stratocaster guitar. Pa ...more

How To : Build an electric solid body guitar

Watch to learn how to build your own electric solid body guitar with any shape body you want. The guitar shown has a body in the shape of a sports team logo. Part 1 of 3 - How to Build an electric solid body guitar. Part 2 of 3 - How to Build an electric solid body guitar. P ...more

How To : Build a guitar case for an oddly-shaped guitar

If your guitar is shaped oddly, chances are you won't find a case that fits right. Watch Perry Novak to learn how to build a case to fit your guitar correctly. Part 1 of 2 - How to Build a guitar case for an oddly-shaped guitar. Part 2 of 2 - How to Build a guitar case for an ...more

How To : Build a classical acoustic guitar from scratch

If you've always wanted to build your own Classical Acoustic guitar, this video series can get you started! You will watch he starts with some simple blocks of wood and an idea and crafts a great classical guitar! He will also show you his mistakes along the way and his own fi ...more

How To : Create and build chords on the guitar

For beginners, you may learn a few basic chords here and there, but somewhere in your mind you must think about why do these chords sound like this, why is this an A chord and this a G chord? Well, wonder no more! In this video you will learn how the construction of a chord wo ...more

How To : Build a one-string electric bass guitar

MAKE and Kipkay brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make Magazine celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. In this video tutorial episode of Weekend Projects with Kipkay, you'll learn how to build a one- ...more

How To : Build your own circuit boards for guitar effects

This video tutorial will tell you how to make your own circuit boards for guitar effects. There are hundreds of great gadgets out there and a lot of the good ones don't come in a ready-to-build kit, so this video teaches you how to make your own circuit board. This method uses ...more

How To : Build guitar chords

This is instructional guitar video that shows you how to build chords on your guitar fretboard using music theory. Check out this simple guide to chord theory on the guitar, using the D major scale as a basis for creating chords from notes of the scale. No guitar playing in th ...more

How To : Build a smashable guitar prop

You're not really going to smash that guitar are you? It's a piece of art. Parker put together this tutorial to show how to build a prop guitar you can smash and let out all that rock and roll angst. You will need a glue gun, chess pawns, cardboard, duct tape, a gift box, glue ...more

How To : Build your own guitar maintenance stand

This video explains how to build your own guitar maintenance jack. This helps when you change a lot of strings and do other maintenance work. It starts with an old roller stand and uses the bracket to apply just a piece of wood. It is adjustable, which makes it very handy to a ...more

How To : Build a guitar, from start to finish

Have you ever been curious about how a guitar goes from a couple slabs of wood, to a beautiful hand crafted instrument? In this two-part video series, learn how these precious instruments are made from start to finish. In two parts, witness the adding of kerfing, inlaying the ...more

How To : Build a Mini Lego Guitar

this for all you users. first grab a lego 3 by 1 angle and put together then put a grill in the middle and 1ariel tiny at the left corner then a stud next to it on the right corner then put a 1 by 2 with lines to connect a 1 by1 click on to the middle of the connecty thing th ...more

How To : Build songs in GarageBand '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to build songs in GarageBand '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto makes managing your pho ...more

How To : Find octave centers on the guitar

Octaves are a cool way of spicing up your solos either by adding in the ocatve note after playing the lower note, or, in the way that George Benson and other great Jazz artists have made famous, playing full octave type power chords that allow you to play all sorts of melodies ...more

How To : Play a simple melodic riff on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play pinch harmonics on an electric guitar

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with Music Radar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for h ...more

How To : String An Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Build a G major scale on an open G string

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to play a G major scale and build on an open G string. Building a G major scale on the open G string is a good exercise to play to help improve your guitar skills. This short lesson is great for advanced beginners wh ...more

How To : Solo over chord changes on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Make an Electric Cigar Box Guitar for $25

A large number of the greatest musicians to ever shape the history of sound first learned to play on cheap, dirty, and often times even homemade instruments. There is a very unique atmosphere that comes about when creating music with something made by your own hands—out of wha ...more

HowTo : Hack Your Guitar Hero To Shoot Gigantic Flames

Chris Marion's Guitar Hero hack is nothing short of genius. The pyro-gamer-maniac interfaced his guitar with a microcontroller hooked up to five flame shooters (translation: every time he presses a button, a giant flame is propelled into the sky). Click through for full instru ...more

How To : Play "Year 3000" by Jonas Brothers on guitar

Learn how to play "Year 3000" by Jonas Brothers, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: One day when I came home at lunchtime, I heard a funny noise. Went out to the back yard to find out if it was, One of those rowdy boys. St ...more

How To : Play a guitar solo for the intermediate guitarist

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you how to play guitar solos. This video is great for intermediate guitarists who need some tips on playing solos. Build a little bit of speed with the pentatonic. Improve your guitar playing skills by learning how ...more

How To : Learn about guitar scales

This instructional guitar video plays 11 major scales, note by note, with sound so you know what they look like on the guitar. Each scale section shows fret positions, key signature, tab and musical notation. You can use this with the "How To Build Guitar Chords" video as an a ...more

News : GuitarHero Arcade!

I know this is a day early and this is for the staff choice awards. Sproga2 and I (silverbug12) Made...* fanfare* A..... Minecraft guitarhero!!!!!!!!!! Yup! guitar hero in minecraft. Sproga2 Did the redstone and I did the building and decor. Here it is!, side view of the outsi ...more

News : Guitar Lessons for Beginners!

Here you go! Guitar Lessons for Beginners: Everything you need to get started! All of the basics in easy to understand, easy to follow steps. I have taught 1000's of students. Let me show you the basic building blocks and watch how quickly you progress. Read remarks from other ...more

How To : Play a short chromatic run on guitar

Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist ...more

How To : Play an A minor pentatonic riff on electric guitar

Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist ...more

How To : Exercise picking musically on the guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Incorporate rhythm into your guitar solos

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play a G minor pentatonic riff on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Locrian mode riffs on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Mixolydian mode riffs on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Lydian mode riffs on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Slap and pop on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Phrygian mode riffs on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play Carlos Santana-style Dorian progressions

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play two-bar bossa nova pattern on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Play a traditional-style country riff on guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Move guitar riffs up and down the neck

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

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