Song Study

A category of blogs discussing the art of learning songs efficiently and quickly.

Using Songs To Develop Your Guitar Technique Skills

Using Songs To Develop Your Guitar Technique Skills Today’s blog is about using songs as technique exercises. There are a couple of really good songs, that will greatly improve your dexterity, speed, accuracy, and anything technical facility. Most guitar players who want to develop those skills, do technique exercises. However: it is really fun to
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Bar Chord Practice: Shania Twain That Don’t Impress Me Much

Bar Chord Practice: Shania Twain That Don’t Impress Me Much In last week’s blog, we covered all the chords in “Ashes To Ashes”. The Chords to Ashes To Ashes This is a great song if you want to get better at playing bar chords. Shania Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” is another great song
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Bar Chord Training: David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes

Bar Chord Training: David Bowie’s Ashes To Ashes The best way to get your bar chords down quickly, is playing tons of songs that have a lot of bar chords. One of those such songs is David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes. Here’s the chord chart. Before tackling this, here’s everything you need to know about
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How To Play Custard Pie

How To Play Led Zeppelin’s Custard Pie This is a really good song to get started with if you want to get into some Led Zeppelin music. It’s probably one of the easiest to play Jimmy Page guitar parts, yet it sounds really cool. The song is a 12-bar blues, preceded by a 4 bar
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10 Riffs Every Guitar Player Should Know

Riffs Every Guitar Player Should Know Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) Most guitar players play the “Smoke On The Water” riff with a pick. Interestingly enough: Ritchie Blackmore actually fingerpicked this. The mutes are created by hitting your (finger)picking hand down on the strings. Whole Lotta Rosie (ACDC) Most guitar players play this riff
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