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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 TrackPlay Or Download the Jam Track below.Free Scale Fingering Diagram Download the A Minor Pentatonic Scale Fingering Diagram Want more help?...

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How To Get Clear Sounding Guitar Chords

Posted by on 8:30 am in Guitar Chords | 0 comments

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

Posted by on 8:30 am in Strum Patterns | 0 comments

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

Posted by on 8:30 am in Guitar Basics | 1 comment

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

Posted by on 8:30 am in Guitar Chords, Guitar Exercises | 0 comments

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

Posted by on 5:28 am in Guitar Chords | 12 comments

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 | 9 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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Bar Chords A Problem?… Here’s What To Do About It

Posted by on 6:09 am in Guitar Chords | 7 comments

Bar Chords A Problem?… Here’s What To Do About It

One of the most common issues when learning to play guitar that I’ve encountered with students is a general grumbling about bar chords. And rightly so. Most students struggle with buzzing notes and a sore hand and wrist.

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Guitar Notes: Best Method And Free Guitar Notes Chart

Posted by on 6:34 am in Guitar Basics | 7 comments

Guitar Notes: Best Method And Free Guitar Notes Chart

Among the many questions beginning guitar students ask I get this one often: “Do I need to learn how to read guitar notes?” Some might think it’s obvious that if you want to play any instrument that you must read music. Others point to the many rock guitarists that apparently don’t read a note and question if they should waste their time with following little dots on paper.

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How To Read Sheet Music For Guitar

Posted by on 4:00 am in Guitar Basics | 0 comments

How To Read Sheet Music For Guitar

The lead sheet is one of the simplest forms of sheet music. It is especially useful for anyone who wants to follow the melody of the song, or for the guitarist that is just looking for the chords.

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