REAL GUITAR TIPS & LESSONS

How to Play Silent Night for Easy Guitar

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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

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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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12 Things You Should Know About Your Guitar Learning Journey

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12 Things You Should Know About Your Guitar Learning Journey

        Get Your Free “12 Things” Download Here     Downloads 12 Thing You Should Know About Your Guitar Journey Resources:   - Is This Insidious Mistake Killing Your Guitar Learning Progress (Or At Least Slowing It Down Tremendously)?       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+1Twitter0Pinterest0   Tomas Michaud is an American born...

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

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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

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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

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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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G Major Pentatonic Scale And Jazzy Cool Improvisation

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G Major Pentatonic Scale And Jazzy Cool Improvisation

  WHAT IS THE MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE The major pentatonic scale is a 5 note scale. In the key of G the notes will be G, A, B, D, and E. The scale is often used in situations where you want kind of an upbeat bright sound like the solo for a pop country or a country blues song. I like to mix up the major pentatonic scale with the minor pentatonic scale when I'm soloing. You have to use your ears to decide what sounds good... but with practice it really works... and it's a lot of fun.   “MOVABLE” G MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE In this lesson...

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Cool & Jazzy: Jazz Guitar Chord Progression Lesson #3

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Cool & Jazzy: Jazz Guitar Chord Progression Lesson #3

  One of the most fun parts of learning guitar for me is when I learned some new chords that sound good. It wasn't always like that though. In my early days I found learning new chords kind of annoying. Especially the more interesting and dissonant chords. I think that's because no matter what I did they just didn't sound good. Fortunately I discovered over time that some of the chords I really like now just don't sound good by themselves. They sound good in the process of moving from one chord to another. And that's because of...

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Harmonic Minor Scale in A | How to Play And Improvise

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Harmonic Minor Scale in A | How to Play And Improvise

    One of the scales I like to use a lot in my improvisation is the harmonic minor scale. It's very similar to a regular minor scale (also called natural minor). There is only one note difference.     SOME HARMONIC MINOR THEORY The harmonic minor scale is very similar to the basic minor scale. The harmonic minor scale has all the same notes with the exception of the 7th note. The 7th note in the harmonic minor scale is one half step higher than in the minor scale. For example… Let's take the A minor scale. The notes are...

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What’s The Difference Between Rhythm Guitar & Lead Guitar?

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What’s The Difference Between Rhythm Guitar & Lead Guitar?

  MY DILEMMA When I was growing up the typical rock band consisted of 2 guitar players, a bass player and the drummer. I wanted to be the rhythm guitar player. Why? Because I figured it would be easier. Then I got a little older… And like many things in life my limited view of how music worked got blown out of the water. The music I listen to changed... and so did the structure of the bands that I most admired. Along came bands like Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page, their wild curly-haired guitar player, holding down the groove one minute...

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