The tip of the week is to practice with your eyes closed. It's only natural to look at your fingers, especially when you are learning. But eventually it's a great skill to be able to play without having to look at the fretboard and strings all the time. When you are performing or interacting with other musicians you will have to keep you eyes on them at some point. And eye contact with your audience is always a great idea!
This week's lesson is how to make riffs out of chords. Anders show you how to take barre chord shapes, add some motion and rhythm to get a cool sounding rock riff.
If you like this lesson, then the GT Rock Style Courses have a lot more that cover ideas on how to play rock rhythm riffs!
Anders' latest All Styles tutorials
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- Getting Musical With Harmonics
- Scales On One String
- Inside Picking
- Playing Behind the Bridge and Above the Nut
- Keith Richards Style Chord Lick
- Major Pentatonic
- Double Drop D
- Breaking Up Barre Chords
- Thumbs Voicings
- How To Get Creative With A Blues Lick
- The Ultimate Country Lick
- Cool Surf Riff
- Outlaw Western
- Open Position Blues Tricks
- Writing Music On Guitar
- Hybrid Picking
- Arpeggiating Open Chords
- Conquering Stage Fright And Nerves
- Making Riffs Out Of Chords
- Chicks And Fills
- Cowboy Chords
- Simple Piano Style Blues Lick
- Easy String Bending Trick
- Making Pentatonic Sound Jazzy
- Knopfler-Style Rhythm Playing
- Knopfler-Style Lead Playing
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