Rhythm guitar lesson. Striking power. Mr. Fastfinger. Guitarbots / Stringweaver: Practice Heart

Here’s a Mr. Fastfinger rhythm guitar lesson / survival tip on Ovelin’s channel. Presented by Mika Tyyskä. Practice Heart‘s main rhythm riff is in focus. It showcases a techniques to help your rhythm guitar sound better. For all guitarists and all genres. The way of the striking power chords 1. Palm mute 2. Release the notes / frets 3. Keep the time


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Ninja Slides video / NailGuitar.com

Andy from NailGuitar.com has come up with a cool video lesson on Mr. Fastfinger’s slide techniques. It’s based on the Ninja slide lessons that can be found here on this blog. The slide ideas are very well explained in this video. Thanks Andy, this is truely an honour!


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Big Trummors – The power of five chords

5 chords aka power chords are absolutely beautiful. They leave more options on what you play on top of them. As you probably know 5 chords are made of just the root and the fifth note. No thirds to make it major or minor. Some people say 5 chords are not really chords at all, it’s just the interval of five. I love power CHORDS!

Here’s a funny thing that happened with the solo of Big Trummors (from Mr. Fastfinger’s album). When I was working on the solo I automatically started playing on Aeolian mode / minor scale together with minor pentatonic scale ( with perhaps a hint of blues pentatonic).


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Secret Ninja Techniques IV – Rolling mini sweeps

Sweep picking, what a nice way to play arpeggios. This technique gives you that nice smooth legato like tone. Let’s your fingers fly around the fretboard!
Popular is to play triad based sweeping arpeggios (think Yngwie Malmsteen). Google “sweeping”, You will find that kind of material all over the internet. Let’s focus on something else…


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Secret Ninja Techniques III : Ninja slides in action

Very busy here with the ninja slide techniques. A little guitar improvisation, just for you!

Ninja Slides in Action!


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Secret Ninja Techniques II – Multi scroll Jutsu

This special “Multi Scroll Jutsu” is used when a ninja wants to fool his enemies and not let them know which direction he’s heading next. There are several ways to do this technique. Study these examples. But pay attention to the left hand fingerings.


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Secret Ninja Techniques I : Slides

Sliding from note to note is considered easy: Just pick a note, keep pressing the string while sliding the finger to another fret. Good! But sometimes even the most experienced guitar players land on a wrong note when doing this “Basic Slide”. A real ninja never fails to slide into the right note. He practices this technique in the dark.


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