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F Chord A Problem? Not Any More…

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F Chord A Problem? Not Any More…

Every student I have come across has struggled with the F chord… including myself in the beginning. The good news is there’s a much easier way. In this step-by-step learning process, you are going to play an easy form of the F guitar chord that will get you up and running in no time.

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Bm Guitar Chord [Easy]: Three B minor Chord Forms To Choose From

Posted by on 8:00 am in Guitar Chords | 16 comments

Bm Guitar Chord [Easy]: Three B minor Chord Forms To Choose From

The B minor guitar chord is a very useful chord but often difficult for beginning guitar players. It really doesn’t need to be so difficult. My approach is to teach students the easier chord first and then build up to the more difficult forms.

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B Major Chord – 3 Easy Ways To Play

Posted by on 6:22 am in Guitar Chords | 25 comments

B Major Chord – 3 Easy Ways To Play

Over the years no chord has caused more reaction from students than the B guitar chord (except possibly the infamous “F” chord). Many students have come to me for help, have already tried using the B major chord… and failed miserably.

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Chord Magic 201 – Beyond Beginner Guitar Chords

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Chord Magic 201 – Beyond Beginner Guitar Chords

Learn to stretch beyond the basic guitar chords and learn how to play the modern chords that are used in cool guitar music.

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How to Play Silent Night for Easy Guitar

Posted by on 12:52 pm in Christmas, Guitar Songs to Learn | 4 comments

How to Play Silent Night for Easy Guitar

  Get Your Free Lesson Download Here   Downloads Silent Night Easy Guitar Lesson Workbook   Resources: - Away In The Manger Fingerstyle Guitar – Easy Arrangement     Tell Us What You Think - Please Comment Below! We would love to hear your comments and questions. What specific things are you struggling with while learning guitar?   Facebook0Google+0Twitter0Pinterest2   Tomas Michaud is an American born guitarist and music educator with a French Canadian heritage. He first developed the Starland Guitar System...

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Six “Guitar Lessons” I Learned from Puppy Training

Posted by on 4:22 am in Learn to Play Guitar | 0 comments

Six “Guitar Lessons” I Learned from Puppy Training

  Got a new puppy several months ago... His name's Marco Polo. The first day we noticed how much he liked to explore… and also we happened to be watching a TV series on Netflix about Marco Polo. The name seemed to fit. I know from experience how important it is to train a new puppy. So I signed Marco Polo up for puppy training classes right away. The first thing that really struck me in the first few classes was that it's not so much about training the dog… It's much more about training the owner 🙂 The instructor is teaching the owner...

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Learning Guitar for Beginners – 12 Things You Should Know

Posted by on 6:40 am in Learn to Play Guitar | 10 comments

Learning Guitar for Beginners – 12 Things You Should Know

  Learning Guitar?... here's what I wish I knew when I started.   I started playing guitar with the same amount of knowledge as everyone. I knew nothing, except that I wanted to play. Over the years I've learned a variety of techniques, ways to practice, some musical knowledge and the language that enables me to communicate with other musicians. I also realize that I've learned or come to understand a number of more subtle things... Ways of seeing the journey... That are tremendously valuable. I want to share with you 12 of those...

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Pivot And Guide Fingers – Is This The Best Way To Change Chords?

Posted by on 11:31 pm in Guitar Chords | 2 comments

Pivot And Guide Fingers – Is This The Best Way To Change Chords?

Pivot And Guide Fingers   One way to help you change chords easily in the beginning is to pay attention to something we call pivot fingers and guide fingers.   A pivot finger is a finger that stays in the same place when other fingers move to change from one chord to another.   An example of a pivot finger can be seen in the transition from an A-minor chord to a C chord. You leave the first two fingers down on the fretboard and move over the third finger to the fifth string to make a C chord. Now, the first and second fingers...

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Blues Guitar Ending Riff

Posted by on 4:03 am in Learn to Play Guitar, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Blues Guitar Ending Riff

    Downloads Blues Ending Guitar Riff Cheat Sheet     Tell Us What You Think - Please Comment Below! We would love to hear your comments and questions. What specific things are you struggling with while learning guitar? Facebook0Google+0Twitter0Pinterest0   Tomas Michaud is an American born guitarist and music educator with a French Canadian heritage. He first developed the Starland Guitar System in 1982 when my 9 year old daughter asked me to teach her guitar. Since then he's been helping thousands of students...

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A Minor Scale And Soft Rumba Improvisation

Posted by on 6:06 am in Guitar Scales | 8 comments

A Minor Scale And Soft Rumba Improvisation

  Why The A Minor Scale?   This is actually one of the scales I use most. It's extremely versatile and can be used with many styles of music. It's also a movable scale. That which means you can move it around and play many different scales. For example if you move it down two frets it becomes the G minor scale. Up two frets and it's a B minor scale. How To Practice The A Minor Scale And Start Improvising   Practice the basic fingering for the scale slowly at first. You might want to experiment with playing part of the scale at first, and...

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