Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jamorama Guitar CourseThe Ultimate Shortcut to Guitar Mastery?
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Ear Pro 5 Software“Advanced ear training software for all musicians.”
EarMaster is the ideal method to train your aural skills and practice music theory.
Enhance your musical education, prepare for ear training exams, and start becoming a better musican today with EarMaster Pro. Train efficiently with the progressive tutor lesons: 450 lessons from Classical music to Rock and 211 lessons dedicated to Jazz music, or use the customized mode to create your own drills and train according to your precise needs. The lessons included in EarMaster have been created by professors of music theory and the EarMaster software suite is widely used by music schools, conservatories and universities throughout the world.
You can answer the questions using on-screen interfaces: staff, multiple-choice, piano, guitar, bass, violin, cello, etc., or with one of the interactive answering methods available: a microphone, a MIDI instrument or simply the computer keyboard and the mouse.
You will be able to follow your progress with the detailed statistics and get contextual help everywhere in the program! In short: the perfect tool for the modern music student and the professional musician. Training your ear with EarMaster will help you become a better musician!

Guitar Burning SpeedYou will take your guitar playing to the next level. Never look back as you increase your abilities in all areas of your playing, and become a better musician which will give you the freedom and ability to play any song, any guitar solo, anything you have always wanted to be able to play!

This will open more opportunities to play guitar as well. Be asked to play in bands, play on stages and show your talent to the world.

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  • The Guitar Scale Tool – $19.99 Value –
  • Easy Chord Guitar Chord Dictionary – $19.99 Value –
  • Metronome – $9.99 Value
  • Guitar Tuner – $14.99 Value –
  • 101 Midi Drum Tracks – $19.99 Value –

Transcribe SoftwareTranscribe!

Being a guitar player through out the years. I always needed a way to slow down the fast parts of a guitar solo so I could figure the notes out by ear. I first changed the turntables speed of vinyl record from 33 to 16 and later found cassette tape audio players that would do the same. The problem came when you slowed the audio down the pitch was changed an octave down and it was all garbled. Later there where digital audio players and software applications that would slow down music parts and bring the pitch back to the same. They were still always noisy and garbled and you could barley hear the notes being played. The technology is finally here and it has been done by the software developers of Transcribe MP3 player.

They found a way to slow down the parts and bring back the pitch the same and filter out all the noise so you can hear the parts clearly. There is also another problem of keeping track of the music parts of a song that your trying to listen in on. You have to write down the track time so you know the point of where back up to. This has been solved by making an audio wave activity graphic with a visual time line and setting in start and stop tap in point that can be put anywhere and be labeled with any identifying text you want. This is a one of a kind quality application that does the job.

Pitch Master Pro SoftwareA New Break Through In Pitch Recognition Training !

Since its release Pitch Master Pro has transformed the lives of countless individuals, who are now using their new found abilities to further expand their musical talent.

Imagine how it will feel in a few months when you can enter any music-related situation and know with total confidence that you have a keenly developed sense of pitch that far exceeds those musicians around you. Empowering is one word that comes to mind.

Pitch Master Pro gives you all the tools you’ll need to make this a reality, all it requires on your part is to commit to no less then 15 minutes a day… That’s right, just 15 minutes will get you real results, and not in 6 months, but in weeks!

Guitar Hot Shot Course

Well you are in for the ride of your life. GuitarHotShot was designed to make master guitarists. I want to teach YOU how to rip up insane leads, play super-complex guitar riffs and equip you with an endless songwriting ability. It wasn’t long after GuitarHotShot was released, that a new breed of guitarist began to spawn, some of which would single handedly receive 35,000,000 views on YouTube alone.

GuitarHotShot comes action packed with all of the top rated guitar lessons you have heard about, with 100+ Video lessons, Tabulature, Rhythm riffs, Hundreds of Exclusive Jam tracks, Solo Scales, and your skill level does not matter! The system is 100% step by step and easy to learn. GHS also includes all the major record label listings! We want to see you become a master at guitar then get famous!

Guitar Success System Course for various playing styles (this is the secret to playing like you were born doing it)
130+ high-quality step-by-step videos shows you exactly what to do, at your own pace, right in front of your computer, just like having a private instructor.

• How to get the most out of your practicing guitar, which will get you great results faster
• A convenient fretboard chart shows you all of the notes on the board (a must for fingering)
• Quizzes for each Guitar Success System lesson, so you can be sure you’re picking up everything you’re being exposed to
• Blank scale, chord and manuscript charts so you don’t have to buy them for yourself (just make copies!)
• How to join a band, which is the best way to build practical skills

Guitar Pro 6 Software

Guitar Pro 6 – What makes this software so cool is the dynamic keyboard and dynamic fretboard that you see here in the photo below. It plays along note for note while playing back your song in the staff and tab player. The sound is crystal clear quality and you can find shared song files all over the internet that you load and play.

I can’t think of a faster way to learn songs and licks on guitar. This by far is the best software learning tool on the market ever. The music scoring editor is super easy to use and play back with drums, bass, keyboard and guitar parts.

The A Blues Scale is the minor pentatonic scale with a note added to it.(b5 or diminish 5th)  This scale usually played in every position where you would play the pentatonic scale. The added note (b5) gives the sound a very interesting sound and flavor while playing blues.

It never hurts to practice the scale in all the all six positions. This way you know it all over the fret-board and are not just playing it in one place all the time. Try playing this scale in A starting at the fifth fret shown in the scale fingerings below. The next octave scale fingering position is the same as the first one at fret (17) and starts over again after the last fingering.

Try it in the root E next starting at the open string scale fingering position (0) instead of fret (5) and play all the scale fingering positions up & down. Find a blues song in the same key and experiment jamming along in all the these scale fingering positions to get a feel for it Try it with a slow blues song to make it easier. The song by Stevie Ray Vaughan – Leave My Little Girl Alone is in A and it’s a good one to start with. Try bending notes with the (5) note up a half step to the (b5) note everywhere in all the scale fingering positions.

By Jeff Cox

A lot of famous songs have a guitar solo. The best and simplest place to begin is soloing to the blues. If your learning on your own without a teacher these lessons on beginning guitar solos will give you some basic starting material to work on. Practicing an hour every day will eventually will give you a starting point to become a solo guitar player.

The first two beginner scales to learn is the A minor pentatonic scale (5 note scale) and A Blues Scale (6 Note Scale):


A Minor Pentatonic

5th Fret A minor Pentatonic



A Blues Scale Root Position

5th Fret A Blues



If your a right handed player. place your 1st index finger of the left hand on the fifth fret sixth string. Next your 3rd – Ring Finger will be fretting the eighth fret. This will prep you for what the numbers mean in the picture diagram of the upside down guitar fret board. The tablature diagram has six lines the bottom line is the fat six string and the top is the thin 1st string and the number are the frets. The open notes is 0 the first widest fretted note is 1 then next 2 and so on up to the thinnest fret, which the highest note on that string usually 21 on most electric guitars. The square in the picture diagram on the bottom sixth string is the key note of the minor pentatonic scale and the next square is the next second octave note and the next square after that the third octave note.

We are now going to practice both scales playing one note after the other all the way to the last and back down with a pick in the right hand picking up and down. You my be asking yourself is this really playing it seems so laboring and boring to me. There is a lot of dexterity and muscle memory development going on with your left fretting hand and right picking hand. Just like learning to walk you hand to crawl and fall down and get up over and over again until you walk then eventually run

To spare you from this boredom here is a sequence exercise technique to help you develop your fingers even more. You play the first note to the next note and back then the second note to the next note on the next string and back and so forth until you play the highest note. You next can practice your vibrato you vibrate your fretting finger on each note to give it a fluttering vocal quality next you slide from one note up to next and back with the 1st finger by itself then the 3rd finger by itself.

Next pick the first note and hammer from your 1st finger to your 3rd finger to the next note. Then do the opposite going down pick the 3rd finger higher note and pull off to the 1st finger lower note. Bending notes comes next on the third string seventh fret bend with all three finger up a half a step to match the pitch of the next eight fret note.

Know it’s time to jam in real time get a MP3 song by Stevie Ray Vaughan – Leave my little Girl Alone. First make sure your guitar is in tune using a tuner. If you have an electric guitar play through an amp with a mild distortion. if you have an acoustic just play along unplugged. Jam free form along with Stevie and get the feel of the blues phasing.

You now have a good start to get you playing lead guitar.

By Jeff Cox