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31/08/2015

Guitar Cool: Stuck In A Rut?

It's been wintery for a few months now and you may well be feeling like you're stuck in a rut. A few people have been asking ...

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12/08/2015

Guitar Cool: Playing Guitar and Singing

Many guitarists have difficulty with playing guitar and singing together. Although it looks easy when you see a confident ...

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17/12/2014

Guitar Cool: Octave Licks

Guitar players are always borrowing ideas from each other no matter what genre of music they are involved in. In the 1960s ...

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20/10/2014

Guitar Cool: Getting Better Results From Your Practising

Many prospective students say that they have a lot of trouble with making practising fun while getting good results at the ...

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15/09/2014

Guitar Cool: Tremolo Picking

When guitar players get together they often talk about how fast they can play, or even show off their speed. Although playing ...

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15/07/2014

Guitar Cool: Effect Pedal Chains

I’m regularly asked about effects pedals (also called stomp boxes) and what order to have them in. This is a very subjective ...

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21/04/2014

Guitar Cool: Common Guitar Learning Myths

There are many myths around learning guitar. Here are some that are commonly heard, followed by what really happens in practice. ...

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21/01/2014

Guitar Cool: Rhythm with Fills

In the last NZM issue I discussed that playing quality rhythm guitar is a must if you want to make a name for yourself as ...

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29/10/2013

Guitar Cool: Building Rhythm Riffs

Before I get into this lesson I would like to congratulate Richard and the team at NZM, along with all the past contributors, ...

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