REAL GUITAR TIPS & LESSONS

How to Memorize Notes on the Guitar Fretboard

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How to Memorize Notes on the Guitar Fretboard

Knowing the notes on the guitar fretboard are will help you in several different ways. It’ll help you with learning bar chords, learn songs, techniques, and generally get around the guitar fretboard more easily.I’m going to show you several techniques for easily identifying the notes on the neck. Then I’ll give you an exercise to help you memorize them easily in just a few minutes a day.In this lesson...1. Learn Open Notes:  Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie (low to high)2. Musical Alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F & G Two notes...

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Playing Bass Notes While Strumming

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Playing Bass Notes While Strumming

​ ​Adding bass notes to your strumming is an easy way to add some spice to your guitar playing. It’s also a lot of fun.Today I’ll show you three bass note patterns and how to apply them to a variety of chords and strums.Download free sheet music with notes and TABS below:>> Bass Notes While Strumming Exercises 1-3 Share0 Share +10...

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How to Play C Minor 7 on Guitar [Cm7]

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How to Play C Minor 7 on Guitar [Cm7]

​ ​C minor seventh chord is one of the more difficult chord for beginners to learn. Most version use bar chords. In this video I’ll show you three versions including an easier version that doesn’t require baring the fretboard.You can choose the easiest version for you, though eventually encourage you to learn all three versions as they are all useful in different situations. Download the Cm7 Chord Diagrams here. Share0 Share +10...

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A Minor Pentatonic Scale With Free Jam Track

Posted by on 8:30 am in Guitar Scales | 2 comments

A Minor Pentatonic Scale With Free Jam Track

​ ​The A minor pentatonic scale is easily the most popular scale to learn for improvising on the guitar.You’ll learn how to play the basic A minor pentatonic scale step-by-step. And I’ll show you a fun way to practice it so that it becomes natural.Then you’ll learn a lick you can use with the scale  for improvising.For even more fun you can download a free jam track to play along with.Free Jam Track​Play Or Download the Jam Track below. Want more help? Improvisation FastTrack 101 is a complete step-by-step 4 Week course that includes...

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How To Get Clear Sounding Guitar Chords

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How To Get Clear Sounding Guitar Chords

If you’re having a hard time getting your chords to sound clear don’t feel bad. Most everyone has this problem when learning guitar. I’ll give you some tips to help you fix bad sounding chords… starting off with the basic issues that cause buzzing or dead sounding notes.More importantly, I’ll give you a system to develop the habits to solve this issue once and for all.Quick question… which chords do you have the most difficulty with? Let me know... Share0 Share +10...

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Easy Bossa Nova Rhythm

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Easy Bossa Nova Rhythm

Learn this easy bossa nova rhythm pattern. I'll break it down into parts and show you how to put it back together. Then we’ll apply it to using a chord that is commonly used with the style.I'll also show you how to embellish the basic pattern by adding an alternating bass note.Finally, for those who are ready, you’ll learn a more elaborate chord progression exercise to practice with.Here’s the rhythm I show in the video:Download the free cheatsheet with chord diagrams and the more advanced chord exercise: >> Free Bossa Nova Rhythm...

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How To Change Keys Using A Capo

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How To Change Keys Using A Capo

​ Using a capo is a valuable skill for anyone learning guitar. Fortunately it's not difficult to learn how to use a capo properly, though there are a few things you need to know to get the maximum benefit from this simple but powerful tool.There are several different ways to use a capo on the acoustic guitar. However 90% of the time it's used to change the pitch of a song up or down to make it easier for either you or someone else to sing along with.It's not the only way to change the pitch of a song to accommodate the singer, but it is often...

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How to Change Chords on Time While Strumming Guitar

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How to Change Chords on Time While Strumming Guitar

​ Changing chords on time while strumming guitar is something a lot of new players have trouble with so if this is you, If you're having trouble switching between chords… don't feel bad. You’re not alone.Here’s what to expect in this lesson:​1. I'll start off by showing you how to play chords properly. Many students try to change chords before they feel confident playing the chord by itself.2. Then will go into how to transition between one chord and another smoothly.3. I'll include four progressive exercises you can practice to integrate the...

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Changing Guitar Chords For Beginners Easily And Smoothly

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Changing Guitar Chords For Beginners Easily And Smoothly

One of the biggest challenges novice guitar players face when learning to play guitar, is changing chords quickly and smoothly. I was just like you when I began playing, and thought this was a lofty goal to achieve—but I kept at it until I got it just right.

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Guitar Theory That Doesn’t Suck

Posted by on 7:28 am in Guitar Theory | 8 comments

Guitar Theory That Doesn’t Suck

There are a lot of people who have been asking me over the years about music theory. Some were even asking me at my music school if they really need to learn theory before learning to play guitar. Theory is not critical to be a good player.

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