Bust Through Your Struggles with These Guitar Tricks

These Top Notch Guitarists Show You Their Tricks

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Alex Skolnick

Learning to play the guitar can be a long and tiresome struggle, we all know that, so what if we could save a lot of frustrations and look over the shoulder of some of the great ones out there?

We have gathered a handful of some very skilled guitarists and had a little chat with them, revealing their number one struggles, and how they overcame them.

These are the Guitarists We are talking about:

Steve Vai, Mark Tremonti, Joe Bonamassa, Mike Stern, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Alex Skolnick, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson

Enjoy this great article below

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“Once upon a time, your favorite guitar virtuosos were novices, honing their chops and struggling through the same challenges and problems every beginning guitarist goes through.

Well, what if they could tell you what roadblocks they encountered and how they got around them?

Better still, what if they could provide you with their very own exercises designed to build chops in that particular area?

It would be awesome. And that’s exactly what this lesson is all about.

Over the next pages, Steve Vai, Mark Tremonti, Joe Bonamassa, Mike Stern, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Alex Skolnick, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson share stories about their own efforts to build their chops and provide you with short exercises that will help you develop relevant techniques.

So get out your guitar and get ready to build your chops with the best players in the business.

STEVE VAI
I would get extremely disciplinarian with myself when it came to building chops. When I would sit down to practice a lick, like the one here, I’d tell myself, “Until you can play this lick properly, you will not get up, eat, go to sleep.” That’s a pretty intense thing for a 14-year-old boy to do—it’s a reflection of a psychological imperfection, actually, or a crack in the cosmic eggshell. I was very intense about it. I don’t need to sit and practice for 10 hours a day anymore, but I do try to be as proficient as possible.”

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