Guitar Tutorial – The Ultimate Guide

Intermediate Guitar Tutorial | Guitar Scales And Lead

Once you become an intermediate guitarist it’s vital that you learn how to play.

  • The Major Scale.
  • The Minor Scale.

These scales are used throughout ALL music, so it’s important that you know how to play them.

Here are the tabs for each of these scales:

C Major Scale

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A Minor Scale

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It can be disorientating for guitarists to understand which scales work with which keys.

With this in mind, we created a cheat-sheet; a key and scale-finder that you can use again and again.

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Once you become an intermediate guitarist, it’s important that you learn some lead guitar techniques.

The main lead guitar techniques are.

  • Alternate Picking.
  • String Bending.
  • Sliding
  • Hammer on’s and pull offs.

Watch this videos to learn how to do these killer techniques.

Alternate Picking

String Bending

Sliding

Hammer On’s And Pull Offs

To learn more about this techniques, go here: How To Play Lead Guitar

Advanced Guitar Tutorial | Guitar Scales and Lead

If you want to become an advanced guitarist, you must learn how to play the modes of the major scale.

You don’t have to learn ALL of the modes, however it’s useful to learn a few.

The main modes of the major scale you should learn are:

  • Ionian. (The Major Scale.)
  • Dorian.
  • Mixolydian.
  • Aeolian. (The Minor Scale.)

We’ve already learned the major and minor scale, so the final scales you must know are the dorian and mixolydian scales.

For the purpose of these examples, we’re going to use the key of C. Here are the tabs for both of those scales.

The Dorian Scale

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The Mixolydian Scale

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Once you get to an advanced level, it’s vital that you know how to play these scales in ALL 12 keys.

To do this, you simply have to move the scale shape to a different place on the fret board.

For example, if you move the mixolydian scale to the 5th fret it would become a ‘A mixolydian scale’.

To make this work, you must know what all the notes are on the low E string.

Here they are:

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When you change the first note of the scale, you automatically change the key.

As a challenge, try and play:

  • The major scale in all 12 keys
  • The dorian scale in all 12 keys.
  • The mixolydian scale in all 12 keys.
  • The aeolian scale in all 12 keys.

To learn more about these scales, go here: Jazz Guitar : A 5 Step Programme For Rapid Skill

Beginner Guitar Tutorial | Rhythmic Techniques and Strumming

The first guitar tutorial that you need to know is how to hold a guitar pick.

Learning how to hold a guitar pick will help you.

  • Learn how to strum.
  • Develop your musicality.
  • Sound awesome!

Make sure you learn how to do this killer technique, before you learn how to strum.

To learn how to hold a guitar pick, go here: How To Hold A Guitar Pick In 3 Easy Steps

Once you know how to hold a guitar pick, you now have the skills to learn how to strum.

Strumming is what makes your playing come alive! Without strumming it’s almost impossible to sound musical.

To learn how to strum, go here: How To Strum A Guitar

Intermediate Guitar Tutorial | Rhythmic Techniques and Strumming

Once you’ve learned how to strum, it’s important that you put these techniques into action!

The best way to develop your strumming technique is to learn songs.

Learning songs not only develops your rhythmic technique, it also develop your phrasing and musicality.

To learn easy songs complete with strumming patterns, go here: 10 Easy Songs On Guitar

Once you feel that you know how to strum, have a go at tackling some intermediate rhythmic techniques.

Techniques such as, finger picking and string slapping technique can add dexterity and musicality to your playing.

To learn more rhythmic techniques go here:

If you want to enhance your musicality, watch this video:

Advanced Guitar Tutorial | Rhythmic Techniques And Strumming

If you want to become a guitar strumming ninja it’s important to learn how other genres of music approach specific rhythmic techniques.

For example, a spanish guitarist will play something very differently to how someone from the UK would play something.

By learning as MANY genres as possible you are able to enhance your rhythmic techniques.

Check out these free guitar tutorials to enhance your rhythmic techniques and strumming today:

Beginner Guitar Tutorial | Guitar Theory And Musical Keys

Even though guitar theory can be daunting for most beginners, theory actually improves your guitar playing.

Music theory doesn’t have too be about classical music or even music notation. Most guitar theory is based around chords, scales and musical keys.

Guitar chords and scales form the foundation of musical theory.

If you can play basic chords and scales, you’re already off to a great start!

If you want to learn guitar chords and scales, go here:

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Intermediate Guitar Tutorial | Guitar Theory And Musical Keys

To become an intermediate guitarist, you must learn where all the guitar notes are on the fret board.

Without this, learning musical theory and keys can be difficult.

Once you understand what guitar notes are and where they are on the fret board. You will open yourself up to a whole new world of guitar playing!

To learn more about musical notes and how they work on the guitar, check out these free guitar tutorials:

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Advanced Guitar Tutorial | Guitar Theory And Musical Keys

Once you know how to play basic chords and scales, the next step in your guitar theory journey is to work out HOW they fit together.

A musical key is a group of scales and chords which work well together.

Understanding musical keys enhances:

  • Your lead guitar playing.
  • Your rhythmic techniques and musicality.
  • Your chord knowledge.

If you can have a good understanding of guitar theory and musical keys, we guarantee that you will become an amazing guitarist.

In music, there are 5 musical keys that you must know. These are:

  • The key of C.
  • The key of A.
  • The key of G.
  • The key of E.
  • The key of D.

If you want to learn more about these go here:

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