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GUITARGET PRACTICE #7 by Sam Russell

Integrating Your Scale Runs and Sweep Picking Arpeggios Being able to shred scales is pretty cool… and so is being able to smash through arpeggios. But can you switch between the two? Do you understand how your scales and arpeggio shapes fit together properly? This exercise is going to help give you an understanding about […]

GUITARGET Guru Sam Russell Wraps His Mitts Around Handel

Go for Baroque (sorry – it can’t be helped) and check out our resident Guitarget Practice guru Sam Russell as he shows you how easy (yeah, right) it is to crank out some truly old school riffs – Handel-style! And if that’s not enough and you wanna get your chops up to Chopin levels (yeah […]

GUITARGET PRACTICE #6 by Sam Russell

Compositional Ideas: Pedal Points and Ascending Tones This is a neoclassical tool we can use in lead composition. We are going to look at extracts from Bach’s 1st Cello Suite, Prelude and Courante, see how Bach uses pedal points, then look at how we can apply this in our own playing. This extract is from […]

GUITARGET PRACTICE #5 by Sam Russell

Subdivisions of Time When playing music, one skill that is very useful is to be able to smoothly transition between different divisions of time. This is good for our lead and our rhythm playing. We’ll start off with some simple examples and then use a short etude at the end to see how good your […]