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Cecil Alexander | Performer Magazine's Artist of the Month – August 2020 | ELIXIR Strings

Cecil Alexander | Performer Magazine's Artist of the Month – August 2020 | ELIXIR Strings

Our artist of the month for August 2020, Cecil Alexander, offers a cigarette smoking’ play-through with our OPTIWEB coated strings, and shares his thoughts on their resilience after breaking in the strings for a few weeks. Register For Elixir Strings! https://www.youtube.com/user/ElixirSt … https://www.elixirstrings.com/products https://www.instagram.com/elixir_stri … Tweets by ElixirStrings https://www.facebook.com/elixirstrings/ Follow Cecil online at https://www.instagram.com/cecilalexandermusic/ and […]

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Shawn Persinger Acoustic Guitar Lesson – Bluegrass Rhythm | Elixir Strings

Shawn Persinger Acoustic Guitar Lesson – Bluegrass Rhythm | Elixir Strings

In this second acoustic guitar lesson of his 2 part series, Elixir Strings artist Shawn Persinger takes the standard Irish fiddle tune Red Haired Boy and takes you through a bluegrass-style rhythm guitar part for the song. Download Tab: https://bit.ly/3f2TioY Counting on basic open chords and uncomplicated “boom chuck” ideal hand pattern, Shawn’s method will […]

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Derek Jones Bass Guitar Lesson – Tapping Techniques | ELIXIR Strings

Derek Jones Bass Guitar Lesson – Tapping Techniques | ELIXIR Strings

If the word “tapping” only evokes six-string super-shredders or bass virtuosos like Billy Sheehan or Dream Theater’s John Myung, then this is the video for you! On bass, the strategy has applications far beyond “stunt guitar” and is a fantastic tool to create unique basslines. Used artistically, tapping can be utilized to mimic bubbling synth-bass […]

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Wound 3rd vs Plain 3rd: Can You Hear a Difference?

Wound 3rd vs Plain 3rd: Can You Hear a Difference?

How does an injury 3rd compare to a plain 3rd in terms of tone? Can you tell the difference? Plain 3rd Clean Picked – 1:39 Plain 3rd Crunch Picked – 1:53 Plain 3rd Tidy Strummed – 2:07 Plain 3rd Crunch Strummed – 2:20 Wound 3rd Clean Selected – 3:05 Wound 3rd Crunch Chosen – 3:18 […]

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Shawn Persinger Acoustic Guitar Lesson – Bluegrass Flatpicking | ELIXIR Strings

Shawn Persinger Acoustic Guitar Lesson – Bluegrass Flatpicking | ELIXIR Strings

In this fast acoustic guitar video lesson, Elixir Strings artist Shawn Persinger gives an intro to bluegrass picking by taking the melody to conventional Irish fiddle tune Red Haired Boy and breaking it down into A and B sections. Showing both “straight” and embellished approaches to the tune, Shawn provides some fantastic pointers regarding how […]

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Matt Wong Electric Guitar Lesson: Scale Practice | ELIXIR Strings

Matt Wong Electric Guitar Lesson: Scale Practice | ELIXIR Strings

In this easy-to-follow electric guitar tutorial, composer, teacher and Elixir Strings artist Matt Wong reveals a much more useful method to technique scales and integrate them into improvised solos etc. Beginning out with an easy three-note-per-string C major scale highlighted the fretboard, Matt then explores playing different intervallic patterns, which actually helps to construct the […]

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Derek Jones Bass Guitar Lesson – The Right Tool For The Job: Using A Pick For Bass! | ELIXIR Strings

Derek Jones Bass Guitar Lesson – The Right Tool For The Job: Using A Pick For Bass! | ELIXIR Strings

In this simple to follow bass tutorial, Elixir Strings artist Derek Jones breaks down a wonderful bass part that sees him use a pick with right-hand man muting, double stops and a cascading single-note go to excellent impact. Find out more about Derek’s go-tos: https://www.elixirstrings.com/products Moving between alternating picking (up and down strokes) and downstrokes […]

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Flynn Cohen Acoustic Guitar Lesson – How to Play Jig Rhythm | ELIXIR Strings

Flynn Cohen Acoustic Guitar Lesson – How to Play Jig Rhythm | ELIXIR Strings

The unique feel of the jig rhythm is a vital part of Irish and other standard music. It’s a fantastic, fun groove to play on acoustic guitar and one you need to master for attending sessions with fiddle players, for sure! In this short acoustic guitar video lesson, Elixir Strings artist Flynn Cohen breaks down […]

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Greg Karas Electric Guitar Lesson – How To Hendrix! Jimi-Style Rhythm Guitar | ELIXIR Strings

Greg Karas Electric Guitar Lesson – How To Hendrix! Jimi-Style Rhythm Guitar | ELIXIR Strings

In addition to being an unbelievable soloist, Jimi Hendrix is hailed as one of the very best rhythm guitar players ever. His right away recognizable ‘chords and fills’ approach works brilliantly in a power trio setting and has actually inspired rock, r ‘n’ b, blues and gospel guitar players for years. Grammy chose guitarist, singer, […]

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