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Bust Out of Your Playing Rut with 5 Pentatonic Shapes

The pentatonic scale is the core of many guitar players’ understanding of improvisation – it’s the backbone of their vocabulary when playing blues, rock, funk, etc. However, most guitarists only take advantage of one or two moveable pentatonic shapes. By taking advantage of all five, a player can freshen up their licks and add color……

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FREE Guitar Theory Cheat Sheet

Its impossible to remember everything when it comes to music theory on the guitar so we have created this handy guide to help you remember some of the most important aspects of music theory.  Print it out and keep it on your music stand or near where you practice.  If you have your music theory…

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6 Free jam tracks + 2 Free ebooks

I’ve got something really cool for FREE for you today … Actually, it’s EIGHT free things: 6 free jam tracks 2 free ebooks In a hurry? Then click here to grab them now. (There is no catch. You pay nothing.) MORE INFO … This is the “Jam Track Coach” package from David at Next Level…

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15 Factors to Consider When Buying a New Guitar

Navigating the wide range of guitars available at your local music shop or online retailer can be a daunting experience. The sheer number of models, shapes and sizes is confusing. However, there might be a way to simplify the experience with the use of science. The guitar as a crafted instrument relies heavily on science…

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free guide: 12 Easy Rock Songs

Here is an awesome guide that the good folks at Guitar Zoom put together called 12 Easy Rock Songs. Inside you’ll discover how to play 12 legendary rock songs using 4 simple chords, so you can triple the number of songs you can play overnight. This guide is a lot of fun and no matter what level of…

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Get the Most out of Your Guitar Lessons

Owning a library of instructional books and videos or working with an instructor won’t help you much if you aren’t making the most of your investment.  Here are some ideas on how to use your lessons for maximum benefits. Routine:  If you have a regular schedule, create a routine that begins and ends at the…

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No Time to Play Guitar? Do This

You’re busy, I’m busy… everyone’s busy these days. So who the heck’s got ANY time to play guitar? I know there’s part of you that feels guilty when you DON’T play….and I know that because I feel the same way. I can totally relate… For me, I feel like I *should* be playing — it’s…

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Be Extreme in Your Guitar Playing

As guitar players, we spend so much time learning licks and ideas from other guitar players, that we fear we may end up sounding too much like someone else and not ourselves. I think an important expression that guitar players should live by is “be the most extreme version of you that you can be.”…

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Part 2 of 4 Learn to Create and Play a Melodic Rock Guitar Solo

Check out part 2 of 4 in this awesome series  where Chris Liepe, lead instructor at JamPlay.com will teach you how to create, improvise and play an incredible sounding melodic guitar solo. Many guitar players learn how to play other people’s solos but never crack the code on how to create, write and just improvise their…

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Part 1 of 4 Learn to Create and Play a Melodic Rock Guitar Solo

In this exciting 4 part guitar lesson series, Chris Liepe, lead instructor at JamPlay.com will teach you how to create, improvise and play an incredible sounding melodic guitar solo. Many guitar players learn how to play other people’s solos but never crack the code on how to create, write and just improvise their own. By…

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