Author Archives: Gaston

About Gaston

Gaston has been playing classical and electric guitar for over a decade - and has performed over a hundred shows and recorded on hundreds of songs. Gaston is a co-founder and contributing editor at The School of Guitar.

Two Note-Per-String Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 3

Technique: Alternate Picking Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: Two Note-Per-String Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 3 Seventh chords are made up of four notes. In this lesson, we will explore one of my favorite ways of playing a Diminished Seventh chord while … Continue reading

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Finger-Picking Pattern #1

Technique: Finger-Picking Technique Difficulty: Beginner Lesson Name: Finger-Picking Pattern #1 This lesson will concentrate on a simple finger-picking pattern that is targeted towards beginner guitar players or players who have been playing for a while but are just getting started … Continue reading

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Two Note-Per-String Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 1

Technique: Alternate/Economy Picking Difficulty: Intermediate Lesson Name: Two Note-Per-String Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 1 Seventh chords are made up of four notes. In this lesson, we will explore one of my favorite ways of playing an A Minor Seventh chord … Continue reading

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Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 2

Technique: Sweeping and Economy Picking Difficulty: Advanced Lesson Name: Seventh Chord Sweep Arpeggios Pt. 2 Seventh chords are made up of four notes. To figure out the corresponding diminished seventh chords for a specific harmonic minor scale, we take the … Continue reading

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Seventh Chord Arpeggios Pt. 1

Technique: Sweeping and Economy Picking Difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced Lesson Name: Seventh Chord Sweep Arpeggios Pt. 1 Seventh chords are made up of four notes. To make minor seventh chords, we take the 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the corresponding minor … Continue reading

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10 Valuable Guitar Tips For Beginners

Here are ten miscellaneous guitar tips and tricks that I have learned over the years – I hope you find them useful! 1) When tuning, start from the 3rd string and move outward (G, D, A, E, B, E) this … Continue reading

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