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When you solo your lines should be an extension of what you here in your head. The better you get at guitar, the less you will have to think about what to play and the more you play what you feel. Getting to that level of guitar playing takes some time and practice. But one of the ways you can speed up the process is by training your inner ear to recognize the sounds in your head, and training your fingers to execute those sounds on guitar.

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Communicating With Dynamics

When you talk to someone you communicate different messages based on the volume of your voice, you should also be communicating on guitar by varying your dynamics when you play. When you are communicating your musical ideas you have to keep in mind all aspects of that communication. That includes notes, rhythm and dynamics. Just about all guitar players use the first in that list, many use the second, but too few pay real attention to their dynamics.

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how to stretch guitar stringsWhat’s the biggest problem you face when you put on brand new guitar strings? For me it is the fact that my new guitar strings stay in tune for, say, 15 seconds until they sound like adolescent boys trying to hum an E chord. So what can you do to keep your new guitar strings in tune? Simple. You can stretch them.

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The Soul of Rock 'n Roll has a great article titled "6 Things That are the Mark of a Great Guitar Lead or Solo". All 6 of these tips are quite helpful and they will all help improve your playing. Over time I plan on doing short posts/ lessons on each one of the recommendations there. That way you can really have some solid guitar exercises to practice based on his posts.

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listening to guitar- learning to listen
Improving your guitar playing is not just about practicing with a metronome, learning to play exotic chords and complex modes. One of the most important, and often overlooked, things you can do to improve you guitar playing is to listen.

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New Feature – Concert Shop!

Guitar Resource Concert ShopOne of the great ways up picking up new things on guitar is to watch other great guitarists play guitar. Watching the techniques and tricks used by great guitar players will help spark new ideas in your own playing. It also helps you figure out how to play more complicated songs on guitar as you can see what the guitarists are doing. (Of course, some things on guitar are done so fast and fluid that they are even hard to pick up after you see them played multiple times).

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Thanks for stopping by the new and improved guitar resource. Some of our new features include a Store where you can get tons of great guitar gear, and a Forum, where you can talk about the latest posts (Note that the forum is still under construction and undergoing layout changes, but you can start posting), or just find answers to your questions. Also check out the Tuner and the Chord Finder. You may also want to subscribe to my feeds so you can get the latest and greatest from The Guitar Resource

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