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Playing a guitar without vibrato is like eating Mexican food without salsa. Vibrato is one of the most definitive techniques in defining your musical style, your own personal unique sound. No two players have the same vibrato sound. Some play slow and wide while others play narrow and fast, and that’s the beauty behind spending a lot of time learning different vibrato techniques. It’s like eating different salsa’s all time you go to your favorite taco stand. Enough talk about food, lets talk technique.

Vibrato is sometimes confused with tremolo. Basically it is just a technique of vibrating the string sharp and flat around a root note. For example if you are playing the 7th fret on the 3rd string with your 3rd finger on your fret hand you can just push the note up slightly and them pull it down slightly. Do this in quick succession so the over riding effect is a “wobbly” tone around the root note you are playing. Use your hand, wrist, and arm to make the movements. Never just wiggle a finger. Some people use a technique of pulling the string down towards the floor and then releasing back up.

Try this in a variety of speeds and levels of bending during your vibrato. The trick is to be consistent and smooth with your motion. If you are playing a slow blues riff then you may want to slow down and make a wide circular motion with the string, or if you are playing a fast rock lick you may just ad a fast narrow vibrato to accent the final note in a run.

It is possible to add vibrato using any finger you play with, but it is most commonly done with the first and third finger on the fret hand. Using your first finger is a bit trickier. I mostly use my first finger for fast vibratos similar to BB Kings style. I will literally lift my other finger far off the fret board, press down and just “vibrate” the string as fast and as open as possible. That’s funny the work vibrato is a lot like vibrate, because that’s actually what you are doing vibrating the string.

When you combine vibrato with string bending, harmonics and legato techniques you begin to discover the musician inside of you. Playing guitar is about discovering your inner flow of creativity and having the techniques to be able to express them. Vibrato is one of the more personal and effective techniques. As with all aspect of playing guitar you need to experhyment with these techniques, and most of all have fun!

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The good motivator Earl Nightingale came up with the following definition of success. . .
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. ” I love that definition! What does this definition mean to you? Let’s take a closer look at the worthy ideal part of it. . .

Please spend a few minutes writing down what the words “worthy ideal” mean to you. To me it is my vision of perfection. . . a vision of how I would ideally like things to be. It is a vision that I find inspiring and energizing!

If your luck with guitar is totally dependant on working towards a worthy ideal, doesn’t it make sense that you first need to figure out what YOUR worthy ideal is? How can you progressively realize something if you don’t know what it is? Let’s do some exercises to figure your one out. . .

Please invest at least a couple of hours doing the following exercises. They will really help you to build a picture of your worthy ideal in your mind’s eye. . .

Exercise 1:
Imagine how would ideally often play. Try and imagine what your guitar playing would sound, look and feel like. What guitar techniques are you a master of? How does your improvising sound? What about your composing? Please write your answers down now.

Exercise 2:
Imagine your ideal guitar playing career. Would you be a master guitar teacher? What about an astonishing performing artist? Or what about performing as part of a highly successful band? How about being an in demand studio guitarist? What do you TRULY want to do? Please write down your answers now.

Exercise 3:
Write down your worthy ideal. Write it down in the present tense, as if you have already achieved it. Try to condense it down into a one paragraph statement.

Exercise 4:
Invest 5 minutes mostly all morning and night to read your worthy ideal. This will help you to stay motivated and focused on what you TRULY want.

Clarity is essential. Without it you won’t be able to begin developing an effective plan to work towards your worthy ideal.

You may find as you answer the questions that self-doubt starts to creep in. You may doubt whether or not what you write down is even possible! This is normal. Just write down your answers anyway 🙂 You don’t need to know right now HOW you’ll achieve your worthy ideal. All you need to do is figure out WHAT it is.

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If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play guitar, here’s good news. . .

Many people have taught themselves guitar, and you can too! The truth is that the guitar is one of the easiest instruments to learn to play. . . but, of course, you will need to practice.

To teach yourself how to play guitar, you will need to search online for the information you need. One of the most important information you need is to find a chart of guitar chords. You can find guitar chords free online, or in any old thrift shop guitar book.

You’re next step is to figure out how to play guitar chords. As a beginner, you don’t need to know a lot of different chords to learn how to play guitar. Here’s a free online guitar lesson you can do right now. . .

Free Online Guitar Lesson – How to Play The G Chord:

Step 1 – Look at your left hand and, ignoring your thumb, number your other fingers 1, 2, 3, and 4, starting with your index finger and ending with your pinkie.

Step 2 – In looking at a chord chart, you will see that your index finger (number 1) should be placed on the second fret on the fifth string.

Step 3 – Next, your middle finger (number 2) is to be placed on the third fret of the sixth string.

Step 4 – The ring finger (number 3) is to be placed on the third fret of the first string. Note: The first string is the highest pitched.

Step 5 – Lastly, when all your fingers are correctly in place, strum the strings.

As a beginner learning how to play guitar, you may notice that when you first learn to play guitar chords, that some of the strings sound dead. This is caused by several things, most commonly because you may not be pressing hard enough.

Futhermore, for proper chord playing, be sure that your fingers are placed squarely on each string and avoid touching the middle three strings with your fingers (they should be left open). If you are touching the middle strings, you will deaden their sound. Also, be sure that you are pressing the strings between the little fret bars, and not right on top of them.

With continued practice, you’ll soon be fingering the G chord like a professional guitarist!

Once you’ve mastered the G chord, you’ll be ready to learn more guitar chords. You will find that there are hundreds of guitar chords that you can learn to play. But for a beginner, you only need to learn a few chords to play your first song. The G, C, D, and E minor chords are some of the most useful chords to know when learning how to play guitar.

I hope you have found this free online guitar lesson teaching you how to play the G chord helpful. Good Luck!

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An endearing childhood memory for many women is the music jewelry box they had as a little girl. Their music jewelry box was a place that not only stored their most prized possessions; it played for them a song that they may still recognize so many years later. Jewelry boxes have always come in all shapes and sizes and played different songs, and they are as popular today as they ever were. Whether you are looking to recapture the magic of years gone by, or pass on the gift of a jewelry box to a young girl in your life, the ageless appeal of the music jewelry box still holds true today.

A music jewelry box can come in a wide range of sizes. Some are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Others may be the size of a shoebox that fits neatly on your dresser or nightstand. And still others are like pieces of furniture that stand on their own and have compartments to hold your rings, necklaces, and absolutely everything in between.

Large music jewelry boxes are usually constructed primarily out of wood, although they may be inlaid with glass, metal, or other embellishments that serve to decorate the box. The wood may have a natural finish – where the wood grain is visible – or it may be painted with a glossy, colored finish instead. Smaller boxes can also be made of wood, but it is not uncommon for them to be constructed of metal or even glass as well. But what is on the outside of a music jewelry box is only half of the equation; the real magic lies inside.

The inside of a music jewelry box is the place where all the treasures are stored. Tiny drawers, compartments, and hiding places are there to provide a home for all your treasures. But more important, it is where the music lies. Nearly all style of music jewelry box begins to play its song when you open the box. The simple, yet charming sound of a music jewelry box is one that will create lasting memories, or take you back to a simpler time.

If you have an interest in jewelry boxes there are many avenues for you to explore. There are retail stores that specialize in new music jewelry boxes, but you can also find them in antique stores or online. There are even music jewelry boxes that are considered works of art that cost thousands of dollars. No matter what avenue you choose, a music jewelry box can provide enjoyment now and for years to come.

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Models, Music Artist, Photographers and Entertainers

I am hoping you are creating online visibility strategies to help you increase your presence, gain a fan base, get work and eventually turn all these into revenue.

Back in the day it was very difficult to market people unless you had a big marketing budget. But now with the Internet you can market yourself to create revenue before you become a famous model, actress, musician, hip hop star, personality or fashion photographer
Many of you know me as Trent Partridge (Radar my basketball name) the photographer. But I have a dark side (Darth Vader) Trent the Internet Marketing Consultant. One tough task I have is getting words ranked in the top 20 in Google, Yahoo and MSN. Search Engine Optimization takes a lot of work because search engines are always changing their algorithms. But I do have over 5000 words ranked in the top 20 in the search engines. I also have had over a million screensavers downloaded(viral marketing) and handle $50,000 plus a month in pay per click advertising. Pay Per Clicks are the advertisement in text on the right side of the search engines. I am also completing a book called Internet Marketing for Models, Music Artist, Photographers and Entertainers.

I create long term Internet Marketing Solutions for companies and individuals.

I do get mad at my entertainment buddies who do not try to work their own website, MySpace or Yahoo Group. These 3 different type of website can create great opportunities.

First you have to recognize that you must gain a fan base. Do not have users come by your website and not try to grasp their email address in some capacity. Offer a newsletter, free exclusive pictures, screensavers, wallpapers, ringtones, memberships or an autographed picture giveaway.

Go to Walgreen’s or CVS and print a few pictures for under 30 cents. Then have a free autographed picture giveaway. For under 75 cents(mail) you can gain fans that can be worth way more than that in the long run. Big companies like Dell, Wal-Mart and Amazon use a cost per customer acquisition formula to figure the cost to gain a customer. We know that if you mail 3 autographed pictures to fans(future customers) at 75 cents you have the ability to have an incredible low low low customer acquisition cost.

Remember this formula Fan = Customer = Revenue. While the castings, touring and gigs are not happening and you are at home chilin jump on the net and get fans.

If you are model, music artist, photographer right now and are not planning to sell a calendar DVD, t-shirts, hats, autographed pictures, CDs, a CD of Pictures, ringtones etc. . then you need to rethink your strategy. These are very basic ways to earn income. I am not saying it will cover your mortgage, car payment and health Insurance, but any money helps even the richest man would say that.
I often trade services with entertainers to help them and myself create better product or content to sell.

Please use the Internet as a tool to gain customers. Do not put a website up and think that casting agents, A&Rs, directors and your friends come to it alone. Users love to see people who are talented and enjoy viewing beautiful models. Pictures. So take advantage of the looks or talent that your were born with to generate money.

Feel free to contact me at anytime. I am the man when it comes to marketing. I have bought to many programs and tested every theory, postulate and hypothesis in the online marketing field. Once my book is published Internet Marketing for Models, Music Artist, Photographers and Entertainers, the world will know who is one of the top Internet Marketers in the industry.

Always contact me if you need to create a synergistic relationship. I am always working with models and artist to help move their careers and mine. If you don’t mind next time I will tell you how to get your own name ranked in the search engines and a few link strategies

Trent Partridge
Media55. com

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A individual must have got the time to spend for his or her guitar lessons and recognize that by exercising and learning the primary techniques slowly so he or she will understand the process that is required to master it and be skillful at it. Here are a few hints for novices on how to play the guitar:

1. It is essential that people learn how to hold on to the guitar the right way. A individual is recognized as a guitarist based on how he or she holds the guitar. He of she must think of that when sitting down the position must all of the times be comfortable with his pose and to sit leaning forwards.

2. Whenever the individual is sitting down on a chair, he or she must reside the body of the guitar on one of his or her legs wherever it is comfortable and easier to play. Whenever the individual is right-handed, it means that his or her right leg will be the one carrying the guitar, when those left-handed individuals will rest the body on their left legs.

3. A individual should concentrate in his or her fretting hand so he or she must position his or her hand where he or she has the closest reach to the neck of the guitar specially when he or she is sitting down. Do not forget to position the thumb of the fretting hand on the back from the neck of the guitar. The fingers need to be in a curling position where they are positioned above the strings of the guitar.

4. He or she should be doing different sorts of picking practises to better his picking skills. Don’t concern you’re self about how quick you play as a novice, what is crucial is to play smoothly and slow and carry through the correct musical notes with clarity and precision.

When you play the guitar it can provide a lot of fun for a individual. Guitar playing could be easy as long as the interest last and commitment are maintained. A individual can play the guitar well and in a lot of ways but is crucial that he or she is comfortable and enjoys what he or she is doing.

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Guitar tabs are an easy solution for you if you have no idea of how to read sheet music but are constantly bugged by the notion that you need to be a guitarist. Guitar tabs are easy to learn and allow you to begin playing songs right away, even if you are not familiar with them. Once you have bought your first guitar, it is time to begin looking for easy guitar tab versions of some songs to find out what it feels like to be a guitar player. Which songs you need tabs for depends on how you see yourself as a musician. Do you need to play your most adored songs chiefly for your own amusement or do you need to aim your repertoire at a potential audience? Let us look at your audience for a minute. The most popular songs in the world are all from years gone by. If you sit a bunch of people aged between ten and fifty down and play songs at them you will find some universal favorites, and they will all be old songs. If you need to please a random audience, your ultimate goal should be to have about one hundred popular songs ranging from the 1940’s to the present, but you could probably narrow the range to just include songs going back to the sixties.

So what are the easiest songs to learn from tabs? What can a beginner guitarist learn quickly without too much trouble? Well, I did a little searching on the internet concerning that question, and I found that “Horse With No Name” contains only two chords, and dead simple ones at that! You could be playing that song in a convincing fashion today! “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” makes use of the chords G D C and Am – all easy chords. Building on chords you have acquired learning these songs, you can go onto “House Of The Rising Sun” which uses Am C D F E and E7. Once you have learnt that, it’s only natural to go onto another beautiful song, “California Dreamin'” which has the same chords. If you do not like the idea of beginning your guitar playing with these songs, do an internet search in the country music and blues genres. Actually a working knowledge of twelve bar blues is very useful for a guitar player just starting out.

Now for a short list of songs that are both easy to play and have proven to be popular with audiences of all ages. You can find tab arrangements for these songs by typing the titles into a search engine.

“Angie” by The Rolling Stones

“Blowin’ In The Wind” by Bob Dylan

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

“A Day In The Life”, “Here, There And Everywhere” and “Hey Jude” by The Beatles

“I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash

“Tears In Heaven” by Eric Clapton

“Gloria” by Van Morrison

“Hotel California” by The Eagles

“Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who

“Scarborough Fair” by any number of performers, and

“White Room” by Cream

Once you have some guitar songs under your belt, you could learn more popular favorites that do not fit into the “Easy Guitar Tabs” category. Wilson Pickett’s “Dock Of The Bay” and “American Pie” by Don Mclean come to mind. But do not let the tastes of the masses be your only guide. If, for example, you decide you would like to do a folk guitar arrangement of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” then you could use tabs for the original electric guitar version as a basis for your new work. With a bunch of easy guitar tabs at your disposal, the only limits to your musical achievements are your imagination and your audience’s supply of tomatoes.

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The first time I picked up a guitar my whole life changed. I think I slept with it the night I brought my first new guitar home. It’s a bit embarrassing to admit, but it is true. I remember the feel of the guitar in my hands and the shape, which reminded me of a girl I once dated. But seriously it was love, pure love.

Then I plugged it in and hit those first magic notes…. . Wow did it sound awful, maybe the worst noise I ever heard in my life. So started my journey in the world of music some 23 years ago, I found my one and only mistress, the guitar.

And so today I am happily married with 3 kids, a real job, and my guitars. The only thing my wife has ever been jealous over is my guitars. I told her once I could have girlfriends or guitars, she said she’d settle for the guitars. Thus is the secret to a happy marriage.

Oh more importantly, the guitars. No two are the same, even the same model, made in the same year, with sequential serial numbers, are going to play and sound different. They have their own personalities, their own feel and their own mood swings. I have Fender’s, Gibson’s, Washburn’s, Parker’s, solid bodies, hollow bodies and semi-hollow body guitars.

Every week I go to a friend’s house, or a local store and just pickup every guitar I can and play it for a few minutes. It really is an obsession. I think, dream and dwell on playing guitar 24 Hours a day.

Is this story the same as your’s. As humorous as this may sound, many of my playing friends say the same thing. You can never have enough guitars, or spend enough time playing your guitar.

Do you have a passion for playing as well?

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Since the early days of young guitar player’s career it is clear that practice makes perfect. As simple as it may sound, it involves a lot of time, patience and devotion in order to achieve the desired results in a timely efficient manner. Guitar students are listening to a lot of songs, doing their best to train their ear by tuning their guitar by ear, listening for the notes or even singing the notes, while not mentioning the constant practice lessons required to fine-tune their guitar skills. Everybody loves to listen to guitar solos like the ones achieved by world-wide famous guitar players such as Jimi Hendrix or Joe Satriani but few can even dream of reproducing their songs at the early days of learning to play the guitar . For this reason, the requirement and method of properly slowing down music has attracted the attention of many.

Not just once has one listened to Joe Satriani – Surfing with the alien and tried to follow the amazingly fast guitar notes. Ever thought about Joe Satriani sitting next to you and singing riff after riff so that you could follow him? Hard to imagine but now this is almost possible. Even if the great guitar player will probably not be able to sing for you in particular you can now slow down music and learn note after note in order to be able to follow some of the world’s greatest guitar hits such as Purple Haze, Metallica’s “Fade to black”, A whole lotta love and Sweet Child of Mine.

The ability to slow down music and obtain the results mentioned above is now possible with your very own computer and of course some of the major songs mentioned above or practically any other complex guitar based song, according to which one you would like to study in more detail. Having this said it is clear that you can be a better guitarist from the first day of using Riff Master Pro, the Windows Vista compatible slow down music utility created by guitarists for guitarists. By considering this feature rich application you will be able to master guitar solos faster and at a much higher pace because of the instant functions which allow you to slow down music without damaging the song’s quality and without having to change the pitch, a very important aspect when applying such a process.

The magic of playing by ear is of course possible to just about anyone because of the extreme benefits brought to every PC user by quality software designed to fit exactly the most common guitar student’s requirements. While being a great utility for guitar students, Riff Master Pro has been since long time used even by some of the most veteran guitarists for testing purposes, all credentials being excellent, according to this product’s testimonials. Not only that we managed to learn to play the guitar faster, better, more but we are also now able to train our speed and ear at both beginner and advanced levels.

The benefits of a good slow down music product such as Riff Master Pro are crystal clear to both guitar players and listeners as differences in style and accuracy of musical performance have been observed in most cases.

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Learning to play guitar might be rewarding in many different ways. Learning this skill will give you a sense of accomplishment. You can play at different events and occasions, it can even help you make any money when you become experienced.

New guitarists should know that there is no simple way in learning how to play. You have to practice regularly, and it takes patience. It does not come easily, but you should not get frustrated, this new skill will develop over time.

First comes first. Buying a guitar might be confusing and overwhelming. You should go to a music shop and pick them up and hold them try to choose one that feels comfortable and if you still cannot decide talk to the shop assistant and view if they’ve any tips and tricks for picking the right guitar. Don’t be fooled by the price tag most of the cheap guitars are fine to begin with. When you first learn to play music on guitar you won’t need a fancy guitar as most of the features will go unused and will only get in the way. However as you improve you may want to upgrade in small stages to suit your level of experience.

There is a wide range of classes to learn to play music on guitar. Some classes are free or require a small donation. However most have a fee attached to cover the costs of teachers and equipment. When you participate in a free class, these are mainly just as good as a paid class. All classes will help you with basics when you learn to play music on guitar. The best thing about classes is the hands on approach to learning; there is nothing better than having someone give you first hand knowledge on how to do something.

The more you practice the better you’ll get. There isn’t such thing as too much practice, but you should spread the practices out so you don’t get too burned out to the point where playing isn’t fun anymore. The whole point in learning to play is that it is something fun to do, if you don’t find it enjoyable, you should not push yourself to do something that you don’t like. Don’t forget to share your new talent with other people, family, and friends. Music is to be enjoyed by all.