Posts Tagged ‘sam russell’

  • Guitarget Practice

    GUITARGET PRACTICE #7 by Sam Russell

    August 6, 2015 • Articles, Music

    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

  • GUITARGET Guru Sam Russell Wraps His Mitts Around Handel

    August 6, 2015 • Articles, Music

    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

  • Guitarget Practice

    GUITARGET PRACTICE #6 by Sam Russell

    July 2, 2015 • Articles, Top News

    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

  • Guitarget Practice

    GUITARGET PRACTICE #5 by Sam Russell

    May 29, 2015 • Articles

    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

  • HELLFEST Fries France This June!

    April 2, 2015 • Music

    Hellfest: The European Metal Festival of 2015 Two huge main stages. A huge tent with two more stages. Another tent stage. A party stage at the campsite. A food court with so many options that you can eat something from a different country for every meal. And

  • Guitarget Practice

    GUITARGET PRACTICE #3 by Sam Russell

    March 27, 2015 • Articles

    Playing Modes As Stacked Fifths Stacked fifths are a great way to get some more interesting sounds out of your normal 3 note per string scale shapes. You can get some of the sort of sounds that Steve Vai has used before, and also some really cool diminished

  • Guitarget Practice

    GUITARGET PRACTICE #2: New Approaches to Playing Scales

    February 20, 2015 • Articles, News

    by Sam Russell In this months’ Guitarget Practice, we are going to take a look at some different ways to play scales. We’re going to use the major scale as an example, but the ideas can be applied to any 3-note-per-string scale (and other scales with

  • Guitarget Practice

    GUITARGET PRACTICE #1 by Sam Russell

    January 23, 2015 • Articles, Featured

    How to Train Yourself to Use Your Whammy Bar Musically by Sam Russell Great for: Steve Vai fanboys, creating a more vocal sound from your guitar, ear training, creativity. Introduction In this article we’ll cover some quick definitions, limitations of frets