Jazz Guitar Comping Lesson 1 Before the development of amplification technology allowed the guitar to function as a lead instrument in a jazz ensemble, it was originally used as rhythm instrument supporting the melody or improviser. We call the method of providing harmony and rhythm to support to a soloist “accompaniment,” or “comping” for short.
Wah Pedal Player’s Guide The electric guitar has a unique ability to mimic the human voice. Since the player has direct physical control over the string and thereby the sound production, a pitch can be modified and modulated to sound like a vocal expression. The effects chain likewise offers further ability to control the sound.
The Player’s Guide to Compressor Pedals Everybody loves distortion, delay, ands wahs. They are the big, dramatic effects that steal the show and make the sound of the guitar so distinct. But hidden underneath all the harmonics and echos, compression has had just as significant an effect on the guitar tone of many popular guitar
The Quick-and-Dirty Method to Learning Basic Strum Patterns by Ear After months of learning the guitar and having songs spoon fed to them, students tend to become curious and try to learn songs on their own. Typically they will find a simple song with chords they recognize, but become befuddled by a new and unfamiliar
Primeau Guitar Studio Elementary-Age Parent Guide 1/2020 From time to time a parent will ask me for advice on how their child should be approaching their lessons. To help with these questions, I’ve put together this guide for parents on how they can foster their child’s learning and enjoyment of the instrument. This will be
Reverb Pedal User’s Guide The sounds we perceive do not simply travel in a linear vector from the source to our ear. Sound waves move throughout the space in which in they are created, reflecting or “reverberating” off of any surfaces they might encounter. Harder surfaces such as walls or tile floor reflect greater proportions