How to easily find notes on the guitar neck

How to easily find notes on the guitar neck

Getting lost on the fretboard is one of the most discouraging things while playing. Today we're going to learn a bunch of different examples to help you never get lost on the fretboard again! All the examples use the octave method to find your way around the fretboard, whether that be high up on the guitar neck or down low. 

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Rock icon Chris Cornell, dead at 52

I woke up to the terrible news that one of rock's all time icons had passed away. Chris was the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, and also had many great solo albums.

CNN first broke the news of Cornell's death:

A family friend called 911 around midnight Thursday after he went to check on Cornell and found the musician "unresponsive" on the bathroom floor at the MGM Grand hotel, spokesman Michael Woody said. Emergency medical personnel arrived, and Cornell was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

"We are moving in the direction of a possible suicide but we are waiting on the Medical Examiner's Office to provide their report," Woody said. Cornell was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden on a US tour that kicked off last month. His passing was "sudden and unexpected," his representative, Brian Bumbery, said in a statement to CNN.

"His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause," the statement read. "They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time."

I'll never forget listening to Soundgarden as a teenager, when one of my friends handed me a copy of Down On The Upside. I've said over the past couple of decades that Chris was one of my top 3 singers of all time, but honestly...I never knew who the other 2 were. Chris was always a constant.

May he Rest In Peace.

Tone, texture and madness: The Whammy

Tone, texture and madness: The Whammy

There are many guitarists who have made the Digitech Whammy their own - Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, the late Dimebag Darrell from Pantera, Kirk Hammett from Metallica, the Edge of U2, and of course Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Today we're going to be talking about a couple of players who you may or may have not heard of. Their Whammy work has been inspiring.

Is Yngwie Malmsteen still any good?

Is Yngwie Malmsteen still any good?

Yngwie Malmsteen is a man out of time. I feel like he would be friends with the great composers back in the ages of Bach and Mozart. Having listened to Malmsteen’s albums for nearly 20 years, it was eye opening to see him perform live. I was able to get some good insight as to what still makes him one of the best guitarists of our time. Here’s what I learned