5 tips to maximize your electric guitar playing // Guitar Lesson

In this video, Bradford illustrates (and demonstrates) five tips you can put into practice today to take your electric guitar playing to the next level. We also play through a full song and use all 5 tips to show you how to put them into practice.

Here are the 5 tips:

01:08 – Tip 1. Don’t play big chords until you have to. Save them for the biggest part of the song.

01:55 – Tip 2. Don’t strum your electric guitar like an acoustic guitar.

02:24 – Tip 3. Use alternate chord voicings.

03:07 – Tip 4. Sit out. You don’t have to play during every part of the song. The notes you don’t play are just as important as the ones you do.

04:14 – Tip 5. Use single note lead lines.

06:24 – Song play through featuring all 5 playing tips

Gear Bradford is using in this video:
Guitar: Duesenberg Starplayer TV
Amp: Kemper Profiling Amplifier
Pedals: Origin Effects Cali76 (compressor), Analogman King of Tone (overdrive), Strymon Timeline, Strymon Big Sky

We ran the Kemper straight into a Universal Audio Apollo Twin Duo to record it.


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Electric Guitars:
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MJT Strat
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Home-made parts-casters

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Recording software: Apple Logic Pro X
Video editing software: Adobe Premiere CC
Video editing – color correction: Davinci Resolve
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  1. Wow man. 8:48 is just so good. How did you do it? Reverse delay? Loud attack?

  2. That one person that thumbed down this video plays a Flying V, with a boss distortion +, a phaser, a boost, a wah, in that order, through a Marshall stack, playing late 80's, early 90's worship songs, all power chords, and shredding solos

  3. Guitar Pat's Too Easy Lessons

    Best P&W lesson I've seen. I've played guitar for over 30 years and in a P&W band for the last 10. I grew up playing classic rock and have always struggled with electric P&W style. I like how you demoed the different techniques. It's hard for an electric guitar player but "less is more" when it comes to P&W.

  4. Great video. Very informative, concise and clear. It would be great if there was a window showing what your feet are doing with the pedals on your board.

  5. What's with the zooming in and out lol

  6. Hey guys, I just wants to say THANK YOU for this video! I mean I had a good basic grasp on less is more but this takes it even further for me and I'm not a pro guitarist by any means and really never considered different chord shapes and I really loved that part. Please please do more tutorials like this, thanks again and God Bless you guy's

  7. Matthew Montgomery

    Super tasteful. I'd take this over "shredding" most any day of the week.

  8. thanks, useful tips

  9. Great video! Wish I could have found something like this years ago. Would have saved a lot of time

  10. musicman123 #The FAMinator

    Great lesson guys! I really am in the process of practicing electric guitar for worship.

  11. Never heard the last song before, but DUDE that trem was absolutely insane! Love it

  12. LESS IS MORE!!!!! Like some others have already said, I have learnt to use these techniques and does't just sound good but means I am having to be more creative which is leading to more fun!!! ALSO.. That is a wicked looking guitar. I have a Strat and am thinking of getting a Hollow Body as well for those bigger songs. Should I? Any chance you guys could do a video on the different guitar shapes and their difference with sound and when you would use them.

  13. I use everything in what this video entails, and I believe you are absolutely spot on with all your points. Thanks for the insight!

  14. Man Bradford that duesy sounds phenomenal!

  15. Hi, can you share the timeline and bigsky patches? GOD BLESS YOU ALL! <3

  16. This was really helpful. Thanks!

  17. Great content – but stop zooming in and out!

  18. I have a Kemper a well. What profile are you using? The tone sounds great, and your tips are right on the money!

  19. Great Tone!

  20. Great video, man. Really helpful!

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