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RGS Live #18 | How to Find the “Key”

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Welcome to the second installation of Real Guitar Live of 2019! This month we’re tackling a topic music students frequently ask about. Tomas and Aimee lead us through a few ways to find the key of a song. Whether you’re using music theory or playing by ear, there’s a way to figure a song’s key so that you can play along, improvise or jam with other musicians. Happy...

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RGS Live #17 | How to Create a Song on Guitar

RGS Live #17 | How to Create a Song on Guitar

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first RGS Live of 2019! Today’s lesson is a treasure trove of tips and tools to utilize when creating your own songs on the guitar. Make sure to check out the awesome questions submitted by RGS students and live viewers. How to Create A Song on Guitar? Two Ways to approach…Create a melody firstCreate chord progression firstUse...

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RGS Live #16 | 10 Tips for Age 55+

RGS Live #16 | 10 Tips for Age 55+

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​Welcome to the last RSG Live of 2018! This month we’re sharing 10 tips for music learners over the age of 55 because you’re never too old to learn something new. There’s also a great range of questions from our RSG students and live viewers.​ ​Tip Summary 1. Make sure the quality of your guitar supports your learning journey.2. Create an encouraging practice...

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Real Guitar Live #14 – 3 Key Elements of Playing Blues & Intro Lick

Real Guitar Live #14 – 3 Key Elements of Playing Blues & Intro Lick

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This month on Real Guitar Live we’re learning 3 key elements of playing blues guitar plus a cool intro/outro lick to add some flavor!To begin, Tomas lays out the structure of the 12-bar blues using the I-IV-V chord progression. Then we explore harmony as it relates to the blues. We learn how to play the E7, A7, and B7 chords to really get that bluesy sound.Next it’s...

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