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Real Guitar Live #29 | The Mystery of Slash Chords on Guitar

Real Guitar Live #29 | The Mystery of Slash Chords on Guitar

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Slash chords are useful though sometimes mysterious things for guitarists. Many of us first encounter them in a song have no idea what to do. In this lesson, we’ll dispel the mystery and give you some practical ways to practice and be prepared for them. Here’s what we talk about.What Are They?How to Say the Name?You can almost always use the first...

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Real Guitar Live #28 | Most Common Chord Progression

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​ Have you heard of the term common chord progressions? These are progressions that are used all the time in songs. They’re not genre specific and they can be played in any key. There are a few of these common chord progressions, but we’ll talk about one in particular. There’s a really funny (and insightful!) song by Axis of Awesome that shows you just how many...

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Real Guitar Live #27 | Introduction to the CAGED system

Real Guitar Live #27 | Introduction to the CAGED system

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In this episode Tomas and Aimee give an introduction to the CAGED system. This is a system to describe how the guitar fretboard is organized. The letters C - A - G - E - D are used to label the 5 different chord shapes that allow you to play a chord in 5 different places on the guitar.They show you some examples of the many ways to play chords all over the neck…...

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Real Guitar Live #26 | Care And Feeding of Your Acoustic Guitar

Real Guitar Live #26 | Care And Feeding of Your Acoustic Guitar

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If you're pressed for time just choose the questions that are most interest to you. You can skip to the time in the video indicated by the timestamp at the beginning of each question.[1:37] How often do I need to change the strings? [3:05] How can I tell if a string needs to be changed? [6:39] How do you string the different types of guitars (acoustic...

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