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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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Real Guitar Live #12 | Secrets to Tackling Difficult Chords

Real Guitar Live #12 | Secrets to Tackling Difficult Chords

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In this month’s installation of RGS Live Tomas Michaud shares The 5 Secrets to Tackling a Difficult Chord!​1. Prepare to play difficult chords2. Start with the easier version3. Practice using exercises, not songs4. Practice for short periods5. Go easy on yourself!We’ll be using the B chord as our main example because it often poses particular difficulty for guitar...

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Real Guitar Live #11 | Travis Picking

Real Guitar Live #11 | Travis Picking

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​This month’s RGS Live features an introduction to a style of fingerpicking known as Travis picking. Travis picking entails alternating bass notes played by the thumb while the fingers pluck the higher strings.Once you’ve become comfortable with Travis picking it’s a great technique to use across the genres of folk, blues, and even ragtime.We learn the basic picking...

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