Make sure you're thinking and playing behind the beat...Check! Now Bumblefoot makes sure you are thinking about each note and each beat you play. Just like the spoken word, good guitar playing is punctuated. Learn a great drill for working accenting into your playing!
Taught by Bumblefoot in Bumblefoot's Artist Series seriesLength: 9:54Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
Unconventional... Diabolical... Just plain crazy! Learn a fresh, quirky and MUSICAL approach to extreme guitar playing!
Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal pulls out all the stops in his blistering artist series. Dive into the intense, yet seemingly effortless, playing style of a true legend in our time. Learn...Length: 4:21 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE
Of all the crazy antics and skills you'll learn in this series, learning your place in the rhythm section may be the most important and arguably the most difficult! Learn the importance of playing behind...Length: 19:07 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Now try taking the concepts learned in the last lesson and apply them to chords and strumming. The physical differences between playing chords and single notes provide an interesting challenge when staying...Length: 13:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Make sure you're thinking and playing behind the beat...Check! Now Bumblefoot makes sure you are thinking about each note and each beat you play. Just like the spoken word, good guitar playing is punctuated....Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Now that you've practiced playing with accents at a basic level, learn this blazing sequence in C major and put your chops to the test!Length: 9:38 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Done much sweep picking? Whether you are experienced in this technique or brand new, this exercise will dramatically improve your coordination and hand synchronization while sweeping. This isn't your average...Length: 7:48 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Take the same ascending drill from the last lesson, move it around a bit more, and reverse it. It's even harder going down! Take it slow!Length: 10:43 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Slackers beware! Bumblefoot introduces another picking variation and connects the ascending and descending sweeping patterns for one mind and finger boggling exercise. Whatever you do, DON'T CHEAT! Practice...Length: 11:59 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
A seasoned guitar player can have multiple active channels going in his mind at once. That's what helps the masters play a rhythm and a melody line at the same time. That's what makes singing complex melodies...Length: 8:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Put mental multitasking to work with your hands. Practice playing a simple C major scale, but play it in a round. Start it, and then while continuing to play it in sequence, start it again!Length: 4:07 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Sharpen your mind like a samurai sword with this exercise! While playing one note, think and speak the next note you will play. Practice this to a metronome with different note values...EEK!Length: 12:17 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Here's one more brain tearing exercise! Practice playing different rhythmic groupings with each hand at the same time. Then, try to talk while you're doing it! Make these mental multitasking lessons part...Length: 7:01 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Get a brief tutorial on proper tapping technique. Then, it's off to Bumbleland! Dive into 2 finger right hand tapping phrases, string skipping, and more!Length: 10:06 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Take 2 hand and 2 right hand finger tapping to the next level. Don't forget rhythm! Rhythm is still important when notes are flying by!Length: 6:36 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Take the last two crazy lessons on tapping, and make them a bit more musical. As with the sweeps, DON'T CHEAT! Make sure your playing is clean and calculated at whatever speed you are playing.Length: 14:56 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
With this lesson, Bumblefoot delivers the first of a handful of ways to take what you may already be comfortable with and add some quirkiness. This segment focuses on changing the harmony in the major...Length: 10:20 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Bumblefoot alters the major scale a little further and roasts it over a simple blues shuffle. Dive in and see what's cookin'!Length: 5:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Do you like the pentatonic scale? Are you maybe a little tired of being limited by it? If so, this lesson is for you! Learn a VERY simple way to spice it up!Length: 6:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Join Bumblefoot for another great way to disguise and spruce up your standard pentatonic ideas!Length: 4:43 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Before...Between...Now you can add a note after each note played on each string in your pentatonic scale. Practice all three options over the track and work on adding some other embellishments such as...Length: 7:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Bumblefoot View Full Biography "Making music has a greater purpose - anything I can do to help others, I try to do."-Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
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