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Learning Guitar? Private Instructor or Online?

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Learning Guitar? Private Instructor or Online?

Over the years I learned to play guitar from a variety of different sources. I started out learning by watching friends and copying them as well as listening to records and trying to play what I heard. I went on learning from books and DVDs. Eventually, my path led to university classes and private lessons from a variety of teachers. The newest source of learning, as well as arguably one of the most interesting, has come from online courses and lessons.All of these have played a vital role in my ability to enjoy creating music and playing...

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Bar B Chord Tips

Posted by on 12:15 pm in Guitar Chords | 0 comments

​Video Transcript And Relevant Links: ​​Hey there, I've had a student recently asked me how I could master that B chord with that partial bar thing. She told me she's tried the other B chords and they're okay but they really don't sound as good as this partial bar B chord. Here's what I'm talking about right here this thing. And of course you can use it for other chords too.The first place often students needed is for a B chord and it's a very convenient way to make a B chord. But of all the bar chords that most students encountered, they...

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Bar Chords are HARD!

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Bar Chords are HARD!

Hey there, I see a lot of challenges when people are first starting to play guitar but there are a few ​who come back over and over and one of the big ones is Bar Chords Are Hard! I've heard that so many times. I can relate. I can remember when I was first learning to play guitar. I thought "Boy, I don’t know if I'll ever be able to actually play it smooth." But you know, now I don’t give it a second thought. I have many videos that I've created kinda on different aspects on how to play bar chords and prepare for them. But in this video, I...

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Proactivity And Difficult Guitar Chords

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Proactivity And Difficult Guitar Chords

Video Transcript And Relevant Links: ​Hey there, you probably noticed that some chords are just more difficult than others to learn and you've probably already found out that B chord is one of those along with chords like F and some like C minor and B minor as well.  Well, I found a solution actually quite a while after I started playing that has really helped me and it helped a lot of my students. The key word here is proactivity. That's a big word for me but it's really a simple idea. There are many things in terms of playing guitar...

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3 Easy Exercises to Master the B Chord

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3 Easy Exercises to Master the B Chord

The B Major chord is one guitar players tend to avoid for a long time. Even people who have been playing for a couple years struggle to play it. While there are a few ways to play it, all of them involve complicated fretting. There’s no “good” way to play it.But what if we thought about playing the B chord as we did about playing guitar in general? Taking thoughtful steps and practicing to build skill over time. In this case, using a few exercises to build dexterity to conquer the B chord.​Don’t Let The B Chord Win! ​ If you were going to run...

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Keep It Clean – Playing Chords Without Touching Other Strings

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Keep It Clean – Playing Chords Without Touching Other Strings

Learning to play chords is one of the first fundamentals we learn as guitar players. But it’s a challenge in itself to play chords cleanly. This isn’t just a challenge for new guitar players. Experienced players have this challenge when learning new chords too.That’s because guitar playing requires left-hand dexterity in ways you haven’t used before. So whether you’re learning the A Major chord, or attempting a Bm7b5, your fingers have to “learn” to play the chord. ​Clear As Mud Most beginner guitar players run into two problems:The fretted...

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Easy Method To Sing and Play Guitar

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Easy Method To Sing and Play Guitar

When you’re learning to play guitar, the natural next step is to play and sing your favorite songs. This can be a big challenge for new guitar players.As guitar players, we’re constantly multitasking. Our left hand and right hand are doing different things. We’re thinking about the next chord or phrase. We’re trying to stay in time. And that’s all a big challenge in itself.When you add in a vocal melody with a different rhythm it all becomes a daunting task. And a lot people get discouraged and stop trying altogether. The Hard Way I think...

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This Land Is Your Land | Easy Guitar Song

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This Land Is Your Land | Easy Guitar Song

​ America’s Most Famous Easy Guitar Song "This Land Is Your Land" was written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1940, and is likely one of the United States’ most famous folk songs.It’s easy guitar song that will not only add to your repertoire but give you a fun way to practice the main chords in the key of G.For this version will be using only three chords…You’ll notice that I’ve used a Cadd9 chord in place of the usual folk guitar version of the open C chord. The main reason is that it’s easier to switch between the four finger...

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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 don’t...

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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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