Fret Blog

Welcome to the Fret Blog by Fretboard Biology. The Fret Blog provides tips for guitar players on a variety of topics like playing rhythm guitar, lead guitar, music theory, how to practice, how to make the stage a comfortable place and much more.

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Joe Elliott

Rhythm Guitar Is Not Boring

Most guitar players probably spend 95% of their time practicing soloing and 5% of their time practicing rhythm guitar. But on the gig, it’s the opposite.

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Joe Elliott

Long Fingers vs. Short Fingers

Some of us are born with long and coordinated fingers, some with long and slow fingers. Some of us have shorter fingers that can fly, and some with fingers that just don’t want to move.

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Joe Elliott

Guitar Playing Growth Chart

As you practice guitar or work through a program like Fretboard Biology, it’s important to measure your progress. Improvement rarely comes in big spurts. It comes over time, after a lot of practice.

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Joe Elliott

Record Yourself Playing Guitar

When you record yourself playing guitar, you can listen to see if your time is good, if you sound relaxed, if your execution is clean, and so on. Essentially, you can hear what other people hear when they listen to you play guitar.

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