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Avoiding Bad Habits With Guitar Learning Mistake #3

Avoiding Bad Habits With Guitar Learning Mistake #3

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  Over the past 40 years of owning my own music school I think I've seen every self taught guitarist bad habit possible… and that’s not even counting the ones I developed myself and had to overcome. In this lesson I'm going to talk about the most common bad habits that can be avoided or, if you’ve been playing for awhile, fixed. If you put even a small...

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Avoiding Back Pain And Back Stretches for Guitar Players

Avoiding Back Pain And Back Stretches for Guitar Players

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  Having a sore back has been an ongoing problem for me for many years and can be a significant obstacle to playing guitar. Guess I should have listened as a child to my mom when she told me not to slouch in my chair. 🙂 I have done quite a bit of research and paid big bucks to help relieve the pain and heal my back. I’d like to share with you some of the things...

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Pop Rock Chord Change Workout – 5 Minute Practice Session

Pop Rock Chord Change Workout – 5 Minute Practice Session

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Welcome to another one of my super cool 5 Minute Guitar Practice Sessions. Just a couple of things before you watch the video and get ready to work out… guitaristically speaking.             Your First Practice Session?   If this is your first practice session with me the just a couple of things I want to make clear.  1. This is NOT a...

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What Should I Use To Warm Up For Guitar Practice?

What Should I Use To Warm Up For Guitar Practice?

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Question: (from Eric Jordan): Is an old fashion metronome best to learn guitar rhythm or does an online work app work just as well and when you say 5 minute warm up for guitar, what warm ups are best.   Answer: Hi Eric, I find the type of metronome more a personal choice. I prefer once called the Matrix M-800 electronic, but I also use an online one and an old...

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Best Guitar Practice Warm-up Exercise For Beginners

Best Guitar Practice Warm-up Exercise For Beginners

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  The speed developer exercises are designed to: 1. Develop strength 2. Accuracy 3. Confidence (which eventually turn into speed) Memorize this exercise first, then practice it slowly and accurately. Learn to place your finger right up next to the fret without actually placing it on the fret. This is the most efficient position to get a good clean note. Keep...

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