Improvising Over Changes Guitar

How To : Improvise and play over Giant Steps on the guitar

Giant Steps is quite popular for being an incredibly difficult song to play seeing as it's a string of II, V, I chord changes in three different keys, among other changes that are inherent in the song. Thanks for making our lives more difficult Coltrane! If you're having troub ...more

How To : Improve your chord changes on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to improve your chord changes on an acoustic guitar. Start off by playing slowly so you figure out exactly where each of the chords are. Then, start to play in faster and faster, making sure your chord changes are clean and not messed up. After you ...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 : Play "Changes" by David Bowie on guitar

Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This two part acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play the David Bowie song "Changes." Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords ...more

How To : Play "Save Tonight" by Eagle Eye Cherry on guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Save Tonight" by Eagle Eye Cherry. If you want to learn how t ...more

How To : Play "Lola" by The Kinks on acoustic guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Lola" by The Kinks. If you want to learn how to play "Lola" b ...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 : Arpeggiate

In this part of Justin's guitar series on "Jazzing up your blues" you learn to link the two arpeggios playing eight notes on each one and changing to the nearest note of the following arpeggio. This lesson is great for learning to make chord changes but you absolutely must be ...more

How To : Improvise with chord and scale tones 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 : Slur 3 notes per string with C major scale

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you slur three notes per string with the C major scale. Scale patterns are a fun way to practice scales and important for improving technique and expanding your improvising vocabulary. Improve your guitar skills by ...more

How To : Play "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry on guitar

Learn how to play "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Standard Tuning: Intro/Verse/Chorus: G D Am C Bridge: Em C9 G D You change your mind Like a girl changes clothes Yeah you, PMS Like a bit ...more

How To : Change strings on an acoustic guitar

In this two part video you'll learn how to change a G string on an acoustic guitar. Of course, besides learning how to change the string, Justin explains how to know WHEN to change them. Part 1 of 2 - How to Change strings on an acoustic guitar. Part 2 of 2 - How to Change st ...more

How To : Change guitar strings on a Floyd Rose bridge

In this four part video tutorial, instructions on how to change the strings on a guitar with a Floyd Rose bridge are given. You will need the replacement strings, tuner, clippers, an allen wrench, string cleaner, guitar honey, & guitar polish. Part 1 of 4 - How to Change guita ...more

How To : Change strings on an electric guitar

In the first part of this two-part tutorial, Justin goes over how to know when to change your electric guitar strings and of course, how to do it. As you may guess, you'll have to start by removing the existing strings! Part 1 of 2 - How to Change strings on an electric guitar ...more

How To : Change strings on a guitar with a fixed bridge

In this three part tutorial, learn how to change your strings on a guitar with a fixed bridge. A strat guitar is used in this example, but this method can be applied to any guitar with a fixed bridge. Part 1 of 3 - How to Change strings on a guitar with a fixed bridge. Part 2 ...more

How To : Improvise on a guitar

Learning a scale is a lot like learning an alphabet. So like an alphabet, once you've learned a scale, it's important to start learning how to improvise on that scale in your guitar playing. This step is like learning letter combinations (th for example) and is an important st ...more

How To : Change a string on an acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a string on an acoustic guitar. First, you will put the string in the bridge pin. Make sure the ball from the string is against the bridge plate. If the ball is underneath the bridge pin it will make the string come out easily. After yo ...more

How To : Change the nylon strings on a classical guitar

In this Music & Instruments video tutorial you will learn how to change the nylon strings on a classical guitar. Take the peg winder and unwind all the old strings. Then unravel all the strings from the bridge. Make sure the bridge doesn’t fall off. Take a new string and ins ...more

How To : Change the strings on a bass guitar

Is it getting to that time? When the strings on your bass need changing & you're not sure how to replace them? Don't take it in to a guitar shop and pay a string changing fee... Learn how to change bass strings yourself! In this two-part video tutorial, learn step-by-step how ...more

How To : Improvise on guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to improvise on the guitar. This video lesson will cover how you can make a study of the fretboard layout of notes and then move on to applying scale patterns on top of, "octave templates," to gain a better working knowledge of the gui ...more

How To : Change the strings on your acoustic guitar

Has it been a while since you last changed your guitar strings? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step guide to the string changing process. Specifically, this tutorial addresses how to buy the right strings, what tools you'll need, and how to remove and replace ...more

How To : Change classical guitar strings

Time to change your classical guitar strings? This video will describe exactly how to do just that. The plain end of your string will be tied to the bridge. The other end is will go around the tuning pegs. You will want to do the thickest strings first. Thread through the brid ...more

How To : Change the actives pickups battery on a guitar

The guy in the video starts out explaining that, over time, his guitar has started to sound a little funny. He thought maybe it was a cord or wire shorting out, but it turned out to be the battery. He shows us how to change that battery. You are going to need a Philips head sc ...more

How To : Change a guitar string on a Stratocaster

In this how-to video, you will learn how to change a guitar string on a Stratocaster. You need a guitar, a new set of strings, and a diagonal wire cutter. You might also need a string winder. You will need a guitar tuner and a guitar cable if you have an electric guitar. First ...more

How To : Play "Something Changed" by Pulp on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Something Changed" by Pulp. As always he starts you out by showing you which chords you need to know to get started on learning the song, and demonstrates how to f ...more

How To : Change acoustic guitar strings

Chris Rego teaches us how to change acoustic guitar strings in this tutorial. First, you will want to loosen up the strings and then remove them from the place they are at. After this, you will want to replace the strings and then wrap it three times around the post. Use the w ...more

How To : Change guitar strings

In this video series, our expert Mike Lais will teach you how to change the strings on your guitar. He will teach you how to pick the right kind of string for the kind of guitar playing you want to do. He will also teach you how to loosen the strings, remove them from the guit ...more

How To : Play 12-bar blues variations on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play 12-bar blues variations on guitar with Justin. You will simply be taking the regular pattern and adding in variations you can do. You will end up with the ability to improvise with different songs, which will make you have a unique sound to ...more

How To : Incorporate jazz harmony in your guitar playing

Jazz harmony is the theory and practice of chord usage in jazz music. This instructional video demonstrates the basics of jazz harmony and incorporates licks and runs on the electric guitar. Once you've mastered the basic chord progression you'll be able to improvise and furth ...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 : Fingerpick the acoustic guitar for folk songs

If you told people you played folks songs even a decade or so ago, you could be sure that they would think you sat around outside a trailer park, a piece of hay stuck between your teeth and your fingers picking a banjo. But times have drastically changed since then. In fact, ...more

How To : Play perfect open chords 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 : Create a Trailer in iMovie '11

In this article I am going to show you how to quickly and easily make a professional looking trailer. All you need is the Apple product iMovie '11 and some footage to make the trailer with. You can follow along in the video tutorial or follow the instructions in the text bel ...more

How To : Use a capo with your ukulele

Whether you play guitar or ukulele, or whatever instrument that actually uses a capo, being able to successfully use a capo is important for creating new sounds and new forms of amber for your chords. In this video you will learn how to use a capo to change the notes of the op ...more

How To : Fingerpick on an acoustic guitar

Charles Sedlak shows you how to use your fingers for picking strings on your acoustic guitar. A great change when you're without a pick! Do you really need a guitar pick anyways? It's a choice, with or without, but most like without.

How To : Buy An Electric Guitar

Choosing the right axe for you There are many choices and factors when it comes to buying a new electric guitar. Price, style, quality and comfort are major players. Many new guitarists start off with a box set, one that includes a guitar, amp and cable. These are good for t ...more

How To : Play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar. This song will be done in the open position. Start out with the intro, which will have the chords: F, A minor, G, D minor, D, E minor, and C. This song does not have any split measures, so every chor ...more

How To : Play chords on acoustic and electric guitars

Checkout this helpful interactive tutorial for learning acoustic or electric guitar. See how to learn chords for acoustic and electric guitars. The Guitar Chords section allows you to choose between electric or acoustic guitar, find any number of chords and hear them played on ...more

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