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Real Guitar Live #31 | Learn these Essential Chord Patterns NOW

Real Guitar Live #31 | Learn these Essential Chord Patterns NOW

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In this Live Training, we talked about a subject that changed the way I learned guitar… chord patterns. When songwriters are creating songs, the chords they use aren’t random. In fact, there are several patterns known as common chord progressions that songwriters use. You’ll see these in 70% of popular music (at least!).Why learn these patterns? It will help...

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Real Guitar Live #30 | Creating A Practice Plan

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One thing a lot of musicians struggle with is finding a good practice routine. They set time aside, pick up their instrument, but have no idea what to play. This can be frustrating and actually slow down progress. Maybe this is something you can relate to. Setting up a good practice routine is surprisingly easy (and quick!). You can develop one that’s perfect...

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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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